Shoplifting leads to arrest and drug possession charges

Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Deputies arrested Ronny David Melton, 31 of Winchester, CA, for two counts of Shoplifting, Removing a Theft Detection Device, Dangerous Drug Possession, and Drug Paraphernalia Possession, all felonies. On Monday (2/24) at approximately 3:25 PM, deputies responded to a business in the 5200 block of Highway 95 in reference to a shoplifting in progress.

Asset Protection employees had observed the male subject, identified as Melton, concealing items in the box of another item and pass all points of sale before attempting to leave the business. Melton was stopped by store employees and deputies and escorted to the Asset Protection office, and a pat search revealed two baggies of a white crystal substance in his right pocket. Melton admitted to the substance being methamphetamine and weighed out to approximately 11.3 grams. The approximate value of the shoplifted items totaled $545.82 worth of merchandise. Ronny David Melton was arrested and transported to the Mohave County Adult Detention Facility without incident.

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