Walmart theft leads police to drug bust

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Submitted: Fri, 07/05/2013 - 4:11pm
Updated: Fri, 07/05/2013 - 11:54pm

ELIZABETHTOWN, NC (WWAY) — Elizabethtown Police say a report of a theft from Walmart led them to arrest two women on other charges.

Police say around 2 p.m. Monday they responded to the call at Walmart on West Broad Street. Officers found the two suspects, Sarah Celeste Monroe, 36, of Bladenboro and Erika Michelle Covington, 40, of Elizabethtown, outside the store.

Police say they found the stolen merchandise in their pocketbooks. Officers say they also found a variety of pills inside Monroe’s pocketbook of, including oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine and amphet salts.

Police say both women also had outstanding warrants.

Monroe is charged with misdemeanor larceny, two counts of felony trafficking of opium and failure to appear. She is in the Bladen Co. Jail under $6,500 secured bond.

Covington is charged with misdemeanor larceny and failure to appear. She is out of jail on $1,000 secured bond.


  • GuestBullisht says:

    Yo, “Notatool”… First, congratulations on putting four sons through college by yourself! So, you have a Masters from Yale, great. Was your Associate’s Degree from Harvard Community College in Stafford, TX??

  • Guestomfg says:

    These are the types of people that shop at WALMART. Hey Porters Neck, if you build it they will come. Great huh?

  • Guestsad says:

    You are so right, guestomfg… Typical Walmart TRASH…Porters Neck, Fight like hell!

  • SAM WALTON says:

    Porters neck to good to shop an AMERICAN ICON!!! I shop at WM and work 2 jobs to put my children thru college. Guess that makes me typical. Good people like WM to shop to SAVE money not steel it.

  • Guest 4253 says:

    Porter’s Neck, where all the men are handsome and virtuous and where all the women are comely and bake apple pie.

    Yep, not a chance they have any a them Wally-World kinda low class folks living in that Porter’s Neck. None a them type a people would even think a using a Guest Name like “Guestomfg” cause the “f” inna name like stands for something too dirty for them Porter’s Neck kinda folks.

  • Guest7969 says:

    Nice try, but these types of idiots are ALL OVER!

  • Beth says:

    So because someone shops at Walmart and there’s a robbery that makes all the shoppers that shop there trash? FYI, shop lifting occurs in all retail outlets. Last I checked there’s a major hardware store in Porters Neck. Hardware stores are NOTORIOUS for shop lifting. So by your definition I guess those shoppers are trash as well?

    I get it, you’d rather poor people not exist at all. You keep at it long enough the economy will collapse sure enough, and so will all your precious dollars. An economy doesn’t run solely on the backs of rich people.

    Walmart is proof of this as even their earnings have stumbled as of late.

  • Notatool says:

    Huh, I manage a company that grossed over $1 million dollars last year. I shopped at WalMart yesterday. I have a masters degree from Yale, an associates from Harvard AND I put four sons thorough college BY MYSELF.
    By the way, these “types” live in Porter’s Neck also!!! You DO have a Food Lion correct?
    Now, don’t talk until we point to you, ok?

  • Guest53 says:

    Someone once said that it was better to not speak, and have some think you a fool, than to speak and prove that you actually are one.

  • Guest who it's Ernestine! says:


  • Simply the truth says:

    I work in the Porters Neck area and have seen lots of criminal looking people; also a bunch of self centered people.

  • confused1 says:

    Are you talking about John Edwards?

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