A Kane woman was charged today in Madison County Circuit Court with unlawful possession of a controlled substance (heroin), a felony; and misdemeanor charges of retail theft and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, Madison County Sheriff Robert J. Hertz said in a press release.
The woman is identified as Natasha N. Harris, 22, of the 300 block of Hinton Street.
On Sunday, Feb. 23, at about 4:03 p.m., the Madison County Sheriff’s Office responded to Walmart, 6660 Godfrey Road, Godfrey, in reference to a retail theft complaint. A Walmart loss prevention officer told the deputy Harris was detained for retail theft after an employee witnessed her attempting to steal a container of hair-styling gel.
The responding deputy arrested Harris for retail theft and subsequently searched her purse. The search resulted in the seizure of nine capsules containing heroin and a cannabis pipe. Harris was transported to the Madison County Jail, where she was held pending a formal review of facts by the Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office.
The warrant and criminal information was issued by Judge Neil Schroeder, who set bond at $15,000.