Shoplifting call turns into drug arrest at Columbus store

Layne M. Schwartz. Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Department.

Columbus police say that a shoplifiting call turned into a drug arrest Sunday at a local store.

Police say there were called to the Walmart store on Whitfield Drive at about 4:30 Sunday after a man was accused of stealing headphones. Police found 26-year-old Layne M. Schwartz hiding in the parking lot. A search allegedly revealed the headphones asw well as heroin and methamphetamine in his pockets and wallet.

Schwartz is facing preliminary charges of theft, along with possession of heroin and methamphetamine.