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February 23, 2011

Woman arrested for attempted fraud

Ada —  

By Randy Mitchell

City Editor

ADA — A woman arrested at a local department store for reported attempted fraud was found with drugs, according to police.

Ada Police Officer Brian Engel responded to Ada Walmart Friday in reference to a woman in custody for suspected trespassing. Store loss prevention officers had detained 24-year-old Lacey Nicole Good of Ada.

Dispatch told Engel Good had possibly taken some pills in an attempt to overdose.

“When I entered the business I could hear a female yelling in the back of the store,” Engel said. “I was led into an office and observed three employees restraining a female. I was advised by employees that the suspect had pills in her hand and she was attempting to swallow them.”

Good reportedly ate some of the pills while officials tried to get them away from her.

Police were able to get her handcuffed and called for EMS.

While waiting for EMS, a store employee said he recognized Good from a previous incident in 2009 when she was arrested and banned from Walmart.

The loss prevention officer detained Good — who he said was attempting to use credit cards not in her name to get merchandise. She reportedly had several credit cards in her possession.

“I took possession of one driver’s license, one ECU ID and eight credit cards,” Engel said. “None of these items were in (Good’s) name. I also took possession of several yellow rectangle pills with the number RO39 on one side which Good had in her hand that fell to the floor.”

Engel said the pills were identified as alprozolam — a drug similar to Xanax. Police later learned Good had applied for a job at a local restaurant the day before and allegedly stole several credit cards from the back office.

Good was arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled dangerous substance, attempting to obtain merchandise by fraud, larceny of lost property, resisting arrest and trespassing.

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