Police: Sharpsville duo stole cigarettes to pay drug debt
SHARON, Pa. (AP) —
According to police, two women who allegedly tried to steal $187 worth of cigarettes planned to use them as partial payment of a drug debt -- and also had crack cocaine on them when arrested.
Officials said Jamie Bacon, 31, and Amy Fryman, 36, both of Sharpsville, were arrested late Monday.
Authorities said the women tried to buy the cigarettes using a check, but ran away when it didn't clear.
When police arrived, the women told them they desperately needed the cigarettes to make a partial payment toward a $1,300 drug debt. Police said that's when they found eight rocks of crack cocaine and a pipe on the women.
The duo remained jailed Wednesday unable to post bond on retail theft and drug-related charges.