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Woodbury Wal Mart shopper conceals goods, then accidentally shows meth to officer

Kaylarae Lynn McDonough, 24, of St. Paul is facing felony drug charges in Washington County District Court this week.

She made an initial appearance in court on July 16, on third-degree possession of 3 or more grams of methamphetamine.

According to complaint:

McDonough and another defendant were allegedly concealing and staging more than $400 of merchandise at Wal Mart in Woodbury. They arranged items multiple times in a shopping cart while cognizant of store customers and employees and out of the view of store surveillance cameras and employees. The cart was left in the sporting goods section, covered, and the two suspects exited to a waiting van driven by a third person.

The officer observed furtive movements in the back of the vehicle.

When stopped by officers, McDonough provided a receipt for $411.64 for items in the staged cart.

She reached into her purse for a wallet and exposed cash and small, plastic baggies of meth in her purse. The controlled substances in her purse weighed 4.74 grams.

The severity of the charges -- third degree -- relates to possessing multiple mixtures of drugs weighing a total of 3 grams or more. She has a criminal history, and warrants out for her arrest at the time of the incident in Woodbury.

McDonough was previously stopped for trespassing from Wal Mart in Inver Grove Heights, as well as all other Wal Mart stores.