Trio Charged in Alleged Theft

On November 11th Oneida Police Officer Toby Jeffers was dispatched to the Dollar General Store in Oneida for a possible theft.  Upon arrival, Officer Jeffers spoke with the manager who stated two females and one male were in the store and she believed they had concealed several items.  Officer Jeffers went to the back of the store and spoke with the trio, identified as Lonnie Miller, Heather Sexton, and Elizabeth Stephens, and advised them the reason for officers being there.  Miller was asked if he had anything from the store on his person and he stated no and gave Officer Jeffers consent to search.  Cell phone chargers were found in Miller’s right and left front pockets that belonged to the store.  Officer Jeffers then located stuffed in the back of Miller’s pants two bottles of shampoo and one conditioner.  Located in Miller’s watch pocket a small orange pill believed to be suboxone and another orange pill believed to be suboxone in his wallet.  Miller was charged with Possession of a Schedule II Drug and Theft Under $1,000.  Stephens was asked if she had anything on her person.  She then removed a pair of sunglasses and deodorant.  Officer Thomas located on Sexton several note pads belonging to the store.  Both Stephens and Sexton were charged with Theft Under $1,000.   They were transported to the Scott County Justice Center for booking.