Two Laurel residents were arrested by the Milford Police Department after the suspects allegedly attempted to flee the scene after a shoplifting incident occurred at the Milford Food Lion Supermarket on Oct. 7.
Police responding to the shoplifting complaint stopped two Laurel women, identified as 43-year-old Tracey Foskey and 45-year-old Billie Jo Loockerman, in a vehicle on a street near the Food Lion, said Milford Police Department spokesman Det. Dwight Young.
Investigation revealed that Foskey and Loockerman were dropped off at the Food Lion by a driver, who was revealed not to be involved in the incident. Foskey and Loockerman then removed groceries from the store by concealing them in oversized purses. They then fled the store, Young said.
Upon contact, Foskey also provided police with a false name and was found in possession of three grams of heroin, Young said.
Foskey was arrested and charged with shoplifting under $1,500, possession of shoplifter's tools, criminal impersonation, possession of a controlled or counterfeit substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and third-degree conspiracy.
Foskey was also found to be wanted on active warrants out of various courts. She was arraigned and committed to Baylor Women's Correctional Institution in default of $4,141 secured bond.
Loockerman was arrested and charged with shoplifting under $1,500, possession of shoplifter's tools and third-degree conspiracy. She was arraigned and released on $2,000 unsecured bond.