Man steals from Walmart hiding items in dog food, police say
OGDEN, Utah — A man went to Walmart and used dog food to hide other items that he planned to steal and later sell, according to charging documents.
An officer responded to a Walmart in Ogden on Wednesday, where he said he watched security footage of Stanton Powell as he walked around the store, hiding items on his person.
Powell cut open a bag of dog food, police said, and hid multiple items inside before using tape from the shelf to tape it shut. He made it through checkout with the items.
Then, after police read him his rights, they said he admitted that he stole items, and planned on selling them later. He also told police that he was on probation.
They contacted his parole agent, who allowed police to search the vehicle, where police said there was a “small green bag with a white leafy substance” as well as a zip-top bag with needles and “a white crystal like substance inside that closely resembled methamphetamine.”
Powell said that the green leafy substance was marijuana, and said that the white crystal substance was “hashish,” according to police.
He was booked into the Weber County Jail under charges of retail theft, use or possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession or use of a controlled substance.
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