Woman returns cologne box to the Houston Wal-Mart containing Methamphetamine – was seeking a refund on her purchase
January 18, 2017
A Houston woman faces possible felony drug charges after apparently inadvertently returning methamphetamine to the Houston Walmart.
According to a Houston Police Department report, an officer responded to Walmart on Jan. 1 regarding a report of a woman who had brought a box of cologne containing drugs to the service counter for an exchange.
The officer reported that a Walmart employee stated that the woman, 44, of Houston, had presented the cologne box to her and when she checked its contents a small plastic bag containing a white crystalline substance fell out. Investigation revealed that the substance field-tested positive as methamphetamine.
The officer spoke to the woman – who was still shopping inside the store – about the situation, and she said the meth wasn’t hers and she must have been set up by a man. The bag was sent to the Missouri State Highway Patrol lab for testing, and a probable cause statement was sent to the county prosecutor seeking a felony drug possession charge against the woman.