Woman sentenced for aggravated drug possession

By Ashley Bunton - abunton@civitasmedia.com

A 30-year-old woman who had her children with her when she attempted to steal from Walmart with drugs in her pocket appeared in the Fayette County Court of Common Pleas for sentencing Monday.

Brooke E. Truman was sentenced to two years of community control, a six-month license suspension, counseling and payment of costs.

Truman plead guilty April 4 to aggravated possession of drugs. The Greenfield resident was arrested Oct. 30, 2015 by police at the Leesburg Avenue Walmart in Washington C.H.

According to Washington C.H. police records, Truman was detained by a Walmart loss prevention officer when she attempted to leave the store without paying for merchandise. According to the loss prevention officer, Truman concealed items in a store bag that she brought into the store. The total value of the items was $357.27.

When Truman was asked to empty her pockets, she pulled something from her pocket and attempted to discard it. An officer grabbed Truman’s hand to prevent her from discarding the items and two clear capsules containing a brown substance fell to the floor. Truman then “made an excited utterance and stated the substance was heroin,” according to the record.

The remaining clear capsules in Truman’s pocket were taken and sent to BCI, and later confirmed to contain Fentanyl. Truman and her two children, who with her at the time of the incident, were taken to the Washington C.H. Police Department. The children were picked up by Truman’s mother and taken home.

If Truman violates the terms of her sentence, she faces one year in prison for aggravated possession of drugs.


By Ashley Bunton


Reach Ashley Bunton at (740) 313-0356 or on Twitter @ashbunton.

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