SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Police say a South Burlington woman accused of shoplifting tried to swallow bags of heroin to avoid drug charges.
Thirty-two-year-old Diana Matt was arrested Friday on charges of stealing makeup and jewelry from the Kohl’s department store at the University Mall.
Police say while being searched at the police station she took several packages of heroin from her purse and tried to ingest them.
She was taken to the emergency room.
Matt is charged with retail theft and possession of heroin. It was not immediately known if she was being represented by a lawyer.