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Theft from North Augusta Walmart leads to arrests for methamphetamine

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A theft from the Walmart in North Augusta led to two arrests for manufacturing and distributing methamphetamine.

On Wednesday at 3:36 p.m., police responded to a shoplifting at Walmart, 1201 Knox Ave. Roger Lovelace, 50, of Aiken, was seen pushing a pressure washer, valued at $290, out of the store, according to a North Augusta Police Department incident report.

Lovelace was seen as the rear passenger of a gray Ford Escort leaving the Walmart parking lot. Police stopped the vehicle and arrested Lovelace, who smelled strongly of alcohol and couldn’t maintain his balance, the report said.

The vehicle’s driver, Donovan Oneal Stewart, 38, of Langley, S.C., appeared to police as extremely nervous, and police started a K9 drug search. Three small bags containing 3.7 grams of crystal methamphetamine, glass pipes, drug paraphernalia, a handgun and bullets were located.

Stewart, who was also wanted in Kentucky, and a passenger, Jodie Lee Riley, 27, of Aiken, were arrested for manufacturing and distributing methamphetamine. Lovelace was arrested for shoplifting.

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corgimom
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corgimom 08/24/12 - 09:51 pm
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Dumb, Dumber, and Dumbest.

Dumb, Dumber, and Dumbest.

NA is becoming the meth capital of SC. It's gone plumb crazy.

STAK
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STAK 08/25/12 - 03:28 am
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so possession equals

so possession equals manufacture? absurd...charge em all...let Gawd sort em out.

InChristLove
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InChristLove 08/25/12 - 07:49 am
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Stak, I believe the

Stak, I believe the manufacturing charge comes when you possess more than 1 gram (which in this case was almost 4 times that amount).

etlinks
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etlinks 08/25/12 - 08:05 am
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I did not read where any of

I did not read where any of these bums were from NA. Walmart should hire more security since all the lowlifes like to shop(steal) at this location.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 08/25/12 - 08:22 am
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K-9

Let us give some credit to the K-9 group......smart dogs!

Just My Opinion
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Just My Opinion 08/25/12 - 04:38 pm
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Man, it is so sad that people

Man, it is so sad that people allow their lives to be changed so badly by getting involved in drugs and alcohol. And just think of all the other people whose lives are adversely affected by the selfish decisions of these addicts....husbands, wives, parents, children, siblings, coworkers, and friends.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 08/25/12 - 05:06 pm
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Question?

What was the dire need to steal a pressure washer?

Jake
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Jake 08/25/12 - 08:30 pm
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Answer?

Maybe Donovan and Jodie needed a cleaning?

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