A Hopkinsville woman was arrested around 7 p.m. Thursday while at Dollar General on East Ninth Street for drug charges and child abuse after allegedly shoplifting from the store, according to an HPD report.
Sherri J. Schultz Jr., 27, Hopkinsville, was with her husband, William J. Schultz Jr., 19, Hopkinsville, at the store when officers received the call for potential shoplifting.
The couple allegedly consented to being searched by officers for stolen merchandise from Dollar General, and while searching her purse, police allegedly found items stolen from Dollar General, to which the couple stated they had previously bought at Walmart. The merchandise reportedly had Dollar General stickers still on it.
According to the report, officers also found in the purse a black bag containing several syringes, a bent spoon and plastic baggies, one of which contained a small amount of methamphetamine.
Sherri Schultz allegedly told officers she has diabetes and uses the syringes and spoon to treat herself.
The report added that Sherri could not stand still, kept itching herself and repeatedly looked around nervously.
She then pleaded with police not to charge her because she is pregnant and would lose custody of the child and her other daughter if she were to be arrested.
She was arrested and charged with first-degree possession of meth, possession of drug paraphernalia, second-degree child abuse and public intoxication of a controlled substance.
William Schultz was charged with first-degree possession of meth and possession of drug paraphernalia.
This information was obtained through police, police reports or the Christian County Jail. Readers are reminded that a charge is only an accusation and everyone is entitled to the presumption of innocence until proven guilty in a court of law.