Woman charged with drugs during shoplifting stop

Heroin charges were pressed against a Tabor City woman after she allegedly wandered through a store for several hours while shoplifting.

Penny Tabitha “Fat Baby” Jordan, 32, was charged with heroin possession and drug paraphernalia, according to jail reports. She was held on a $5,000 secured bond. Jordan gave her address as 75 Carolina Rd., Tabor City.

Penny Tabitha Jordan
(CCSO Detention Center)

Tabor City Police Ptm. B. Churchfield said he was en route for a routine security check Sunday at the Food Lion store when he was dispatched there to investigate a shoplifting call. Churchfield reported that a staff member said Jordan had been wandering two rows of the store for “three or four hours,” occasionally sitting down on the floor. Police were called after the woman went into a bathroom with her loaded shopping cart.

When she was approached outside the bathroom, Jordan reportedly confessed that she had several items concealed in her purse and other bags she was carrying. While officers were separating her personal items from the store merchandise, they discovered containers of used cotton with residue that tested positive for heroin, syringes, several small bags, steel wool and a broken glass pipe. The report also shows Jordan was carrying a knife.

Jordan was arrested without incident, the report said.

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