Shoplifting call at Auburn Ross store leads to arrest for alleged possession of fentanyl
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What started out as a shoplifting report ended with a man’s arrest on suspicion of fentanyl possession, according to the Placer County Sheriff’s Office.
On the night of April 6, deputies responded to a theft report at the Ross store on Bell Road in Auburn. The deputy spoke to a woman at the scene who claimed she and two friends had shoplifted items from the store, the Sheriff’s Office said.
The deputy found the bag of stolen merchandise on the ground nearby and took it back inside. According to the Sheriff’s Office, the total value of the stolen clothing tallied up to almost $400.
Shortly afterward, the deputy reportedly noticed a glass meth pipe in plain view in the group’s vehicle and then met with the two other individuals, one of whom — identified as 32-year-old Christopher Twilligear — reportedly admitted to having meth and fentanyl on him, which the deputy later confiscated. The total amount combined was about 12.5 grams, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Twilligear was ultimately arrested on a variety of unlawful possession charges. Ross has declined to press charges in the case, the Sheriff’s Office said.