POLICE BEAT

Walmart shoplifter caught with diverted prescription pills, police say

Posted Jan. 09, 2012, at 4:23 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 09, 2012, at 6:15 p.m.
Tammy Mclain
Bangor Police Department
Tammy Mclain

BANGOR, Maine — A Millinocket woman who tried to leave Walmart without paying for around $50 in hair care products and DVDs was found with diverted prescription pills and arrested, police say.

“After they patted her down, they found some prescription drugs,” Bangor Lt. Steve Hunt said Saturday.

Tammy Mclain, 39, was charged with theft and two counts of possession of scheduled drugs, with one count filed as a felony.

“She had several medications on her,” Sgt. Paul Edwards said Monday, “one that is a felony to possess.”

Mclain was taken to Penobscot County Jail and later released, a jail official said. (Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN)

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