Woman accused of shoplifting, heroin possession

Staff Written Law Enforcement

By  Patrick Yost


A woman initially detained for shoplifting also faces possession of heroin charges after a female deputy allegedly found a packet of the drug in the woman’s bra.

According to Madison Police Department reports, officers were called to Ingles, Eatonton Road, on Wednesday, March 18, regarding  a woman suspected of shoplifting who was “acting strange.” When an officer arrived he observed Jessica Michelle Gore, 33, Locust Grove, leaving the store. The officer stopped Gore in the parking lot and detained her.

Reports state that Gore complained she was being harassed by Ingles’ employees after she mistakenly took a pair of socks in the store’s restroom and forgot to bring the socks out. A female deputy searched Gore in the store’s restroom and Gore produced a stainless steel cup from her bra. In Gore’s wallet, reports state, the deputy located a plastic bag with a chalky substance. The deputy also found a second sheet of paper containing a white substance that, reports state, Gore said was heroin. 

Reports state that $30.16 worth of items allegedly stolen were discovered. While Gore was being processed at the Morgan County Detention Center, deputies located additional make-up items in Gore’s bra. 

Gore has been charged with possession of heroin and theft by shoplifting. The substance has been sent to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab for identification.

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