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Woman Arrested For Drug Possession After Shoplifting $83 Worth Of Cat Food, Deputies Say

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Source: Sumter County Sheriff’s Office; UNSPLASH

Sep. 14 2022, Published 3:20 p.m. ET

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A Florida woman is accused of stealing $83 worth of cat food as well as other goods from a Walmart during a multi-day shoplifting spree, police said.

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According to a Sumter County Sheriff’s Office arrest report, authorities took Melissa Ann Sundquist, 39, into custody around 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 12, Villages-News reported.

Sundquist is suspected of stealing items from the retailer on three separate occasions, including $83 worth of cat food on Sept. 9, and a total of $59.08 in food on Aug. 28 and Aug. 24.

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The arrest report states that after Sundquist's arrest, deputies allegedly found her in possession of a small quantity of methamphetamine as well as a plastic spoon and cotton, which came back as positive for methamphetamine.

She also allegedly had a syringe that tested positive for fentanyl, according to the report.

Sunquist faces charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug equipment, and theft.

She was released from the Sumter County Detention Center after posting $3,500 bond.


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