A Minneapolis woman has been charged with illegally possessing prescription drugs after police say she stole a cartload of diapers from a Plymouth grocery store, and had the drugs in her purse at the time.
Emily Susanne Martha Schuett, 35, is charged with fifth-degree drug possession, a felony with a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine. The charge carries a mandatory minimum penalty of six months in jail and a $6,000 fine.
She is also charged with theft of property, a misdemeanor with a maximum penalty of 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine.
Plymouth Police were called to Cub Foods on Vicksburg Lane just after 1 p.m. Nov. 10 after store employees reported that Schuett had walked out of the store with a shopping cart full of diapers without paying for them, according to the criminal complaint, signed by Plymouth Police Investigator Molly Lynch.
The store’s loss prevention officers said Schuett admitted to stealing the diapers.
When police arrived, they asked Schuett if they could search her vehicle. She agreed, and told them that they would find other stolen diapers in the car, according to the complaint.
Police found the stolen diapers, along with several bags of clothing and costume jewelry, the complaint says. Inside Schuett’s purse, they found three unmarked pill bottles containing Adderall and Ritalin tablets, which were not prescribed for Schuett, according to the complaint.
Schuett’s criminal history includes five previous theft convictions, and a conviction for felony drug possession in 2011. When she was arrested, police discovered that she had seven outstanding warrants with charges ranging from trespassing to theft to possession of illegal drugs.
Schuett remains in the Hennepin County Jail on a $7,500 bond. An omnibus hearing in her case is scheduled Nov. 27 in Hennepin County District Court.