Police: Shoplifting suspect asks cops if she can do heroin

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

An accused shoplifter didn’t do herself any favors at the police station.

Edith Hancock, 33, was arrested for shoplifting clothes and cosmetics from a Wal-Mart on the West Side.

She’s also charged with drug possession, after police say they found multiple bags of heroin in her purse.

While she was being processed, she “continually asked” officers for “just one blow,” a street name for heroin, from her purse because she was “getting dopesick,” according to a police report. Her request was denied.

Hancock also told police that she’s three months pregnant.

She’s due in court in three weeks.

-Chicago Tribune contributed to this report

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s