Yesterday afternoon, the man attended Walmart on St. Clair Street in Chatham and took possession of two packages of batteries and one roll of tape. The man exited the store without making any attempt to pay for the merchandise valued at $25.
Police were contacted and the man was taken into custody at a nearby business. Through investigation, the man was also found to be in possession of marijuana, methamphetamine, ecstasy and other drug paraphernalia.
The 25-year-old man of no fixed address has been charged with theft under $5000, possession of property obtained by a crime under $5000 and possession for the purposes of trafficking. He has been held pending a bail hearing.