FORT MYERS, Fla., July 28 (UPI) -- Authorities in Florida said a young woman accused of stealing beef jerky from a gas station was arrested on drug charges.
The Lee County Sheriff's Office said Julia Lynn Vanhouten, 19, of Bonita Springs, and Kerstan Trinere Harman, 18, of Fort Myers, fled the Circle K store on South U.S. 41 in Fort Myers when employees spotted Harman shoving beef jerky into her pants Monday, the Naples Daily News reported Thursday.
Deputies caught up to the pair, who were fleeing in Vanhouten's Dodge Charger, and discovered an oxycodone pill where Harman had been sitting. They said Harman left three syringes and white lace behind in their patrol car and she was found to be carrying several needle caps and a straw.
Harman was charged with drug possession and paraphernalia, smuggling of contraband into a detention facility, criminal mischief, resisting a law enforcement officer and petit theft.
Vanhouten was charged with fleeing and eluding law enforcement officers.