Shoplifter found with drugs

An alleged shoplifter was arrested on drug charges last Thursday after suspected methamphetamine was found on him by police.

Ruston Police responded to the Walmart Super Center at about 4:45 p.m. and learned from a Walmart asset protection employee that a man had been concealing items on his person. An officer located Monty L. Cobb, 51, of Haynesville and the Walmart staffer asked Cobb to return the concealed items. Cobb said he did not have any. 


Cobb was taken into custody and searched by the RPD officer who found a baggie of suspected methamphetamine and a glass smoking pipe. Items of Walmart merchandise were found in Cobb’s underwear, according to police.

Cobb was booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center for possession of methamphetamine and theft by shoplifting. Bail was set at $3,500.

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