Two Ohio men have been arrested after a desperate attempt to support a bad heroin habit.
John Fowkes, 33, has been charged with petty theft along with Nicholas Granger, 26, who was charged with obstruction of justice as well as possession of narcotics equipment.
Police responded to a call from a local market after almost $450 worth of meat was stolen from the store. An employee made the call after noticing a man walking out of the store with a shopping cart full of meat and taking off running across the parking lot.
It wasn’t long before police found Fowkes hiding out behind a Dairy Queen parking lot. The officer noted fresh puncture marks on Fowkes arms, and he eventually fessed up to stealing the meat.
Back at the scene of the crime, police noticed a car that had been suspiciously idling in the parking lot for some time. Police questioned the man sitting behind the wheel, who said he was waiting on his girlfriend. However, Fowkes had already admitted to police that this man was his accomplice.
Police searched both men and found a hypodermic needle in Fowkes pocket. He went on to tell police that he did, in fact, have a drug problem and has been struggling with a heroin addiction.
Both men confessed to police that they planned to use the stolen meat to get more drugs.
It is amazing what some people will do to “meat” the needs of their addiction.
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Original article: twinsburg.patch.com
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