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Ludington woman arrested for drug possession

December 4, 2018

PERE MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP — A 39 year-old Ludington woman was arrested on drug related charges after Mason County Sheriff deputies were called to the Ludington Walmart in the 4800 block of W. U.S. 10 regarding a “suspicious situation” call at 6:49 a.m. Saturday.

Deputies were advised by Walmart employees of two young girls who were reportedly found “camping” inside the store’s clothing section, according to a press release from Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole. When approached, the girls fled on foot. One of the girls left a cell phone behind. It led deputies to one of the girls’ mothers. Cole said deputies learned the girls were 10 years old and were taking part in a challenge posted to social media where people allegedly sleep inside large stores.

When the mother of one of the girls — the mother who had allegedly took them to the store around 2 a.m. — returned to meet deputies, she was reportedly found to have heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine on her, Cole said. She was arrested at the scene, and she faces charges of possession of heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine.

An sheriff’s deputy located the girls shortly before 8 a.m., Cole said, walking on Sixth Street near Pere Marquette Highway more than one mile away from the store.

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