Millville woman stashed drugs, earrings, Tasty Kakes in purse during Walmart theft

    A theft case in Millville became a drug case Friday, and an interesting look at the habits of a thief.

    When a Cumberland County Walmart employee held Brittany Lane for theft after allegedly seeing her stuff items into her purse, the police got involved.

    The News of Cumberland County reports the officer got a pointy little surprise when he asked Lane if anything in her purse might cut him and she said no.

    What did he find?

    Some earrings Lane admitted she’d lifted, a hypodermic needle and a crack pipe. For sustenance? Lane also admitted the two Kandy Kakes the officer found in her purse came from a Tastykake box she’d emptied into her bag.

    She’s charged with theft and will need $5,000 cash bail.

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