Police in Smithfield arrested a 30 year-old woman on several charges after responding to Walmart at 1299 N. Brightleaf Boulevard. At 2:40pm Friday, July 9th, officers were dispatched to a shoplifting incident.
Officers allege Alexis Chantel Zingler of Berea Church Road, Four Oaks had attempted to shoplift $190.06 in health and beauty products. Zingler had a 3 year-old child with her at the time.
After being detained, police said they seized a small amount of suspected heroin and meth from Zingler.
She was charged with misdemeanor child abuse, felony possession of heroin and felony possession of methamphetamine. Bail was set at $25,000.
A police spokesperson said the 3 year-old was turned over to the custody of a family member. The Johnston County Department of Social Services was also notified about the incident.