Kingsport woman arrested on shoplifting, drug charges


KINGSPORT, TN (WJHL) – A Kingsport woman arrested for shoplifting a cart of groceries also faces several serious drug charges.


Investigators said Jennifer Bowen, 35, walked out of Food City on North Eastman Road with $60 worth of groceries she did not pay for.

After her arrest, officers said Bowen was in possession of more than 150 prescription pills, $1,700 in cash and drug deals written down on post-it notes.

Police also said Bowen had several gift cards, some of which were for Food City, as well as multiple winning “scratch off” lottery tickets.

She was charged with possession of drugs within 1,000 feet of a school and shoplifting.

Bowen was being held on $29,000 bond.

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