A shoplifting complaint Thursday left a West Monroe woman accused of theft and drug possession charges.
According to an arrest affidavit, officers were dispatched to the West Monroe Wal-Mart for a shoplifting complaint and made contact with the suspect, Natasha Babineaux, 39, 703 Edwards Road, West Monroe.
The suspect had been observed for more than six hours in the store and had reportedly damaged multiple goods and left the store without paying for items. Arrest records state the suspect damaged more than $46 worth of merchandise and had more than $700 of merchandise in her buggy.
While searching the suspect’s belongings, officers located five baggies of suspect methamphetamine, one partial Alprazolam tablet, multiple syringes, a spoon with methamphetamine residue inside, a glass methamphetamine pipe and digital scales according to arrest reports.
Babineaux was booked into Ouachita Correctional Center on charges of shoplifting, theft of goods; possession of a controlled dangerous substance, schedule II; possession of a controlled dangerous substance, schedule IV; and prohibited acts, drug paraphernalia.