Samantha Sampson

Samantha Sampson

What started as a theft investigation at a Columbus store, turned into an arrest on felony drug charges yesterday.

Columbus police were called to a store on 25th Street at about 4:15 p.m. yesterday to help the store’s loss prevention officers in a potential theft case. During the investigation, police allegedly found store property and items from other stores in the possession of 23-year-old Samantha Sampson of Edinburgh, says Officer Justin Black. During a search of Sampson officers also allegedly found a syringe and prescription medication for which she had no prescription.

She was arrested on preliminary felony charges of possession of a legend drug and syringe, along with misdemeanor theft and possession of drug paraphernalia charges, Black says.