Husband and wife team accused of shoplifting and endangering the welfare of a minor - Laurel County

Laurel County, KY - Sheriff John Root is reporting that Deputy Shawn Jackson along with Deputy Rick Cloyd arrested two individuals -- husband and wife -- at Keller Road Dollar General store approximately 4 miles west of London.

Deputies were dispatched to a complaint that two individuals had been observed by management concealing items on their person, in a diaper bag, and a purse and attempted to leave the store without paying for the items. Also, both individuals were found in possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia during the investigation at the store.

In addition, the couple had their two-year-old child with them at the time of the shoplifting offense. Both subjects were also determined to be under the influence.

Arrested was Shannon Hoskins, age 31, of Litton Town Rd., East Bernstadt, charged with theft by unlawful taking – shoplifting; possession of a controlled substance first-degree first offense; possession of a controlled substance third degree; public intoxication – controlled substances; endangering the welfare of a minor; and tampering with physical evidence. During the investigation, this subject attempted to hide drugs that he had in his possession on a shelf in the store. The drugs were determined to be Klonopin and Suboxone. This subject stated that he had been taking Suboxone, Klonopin, and and Neurontin.

Also arrested was Nikki Reed-Hoskins, age 27, Litton Town Rd., East Bernstadt, charged with theft by unlawful taking – shoplifting; possession of drug paraphernalia; public intoxication – controlled substances; endangering the welfare of a minor; and possession of a controlled substance first-degree – first offense. During the investigation and arrest, this subject stated she had been shooting up Suboxone. Deputies found this subject in possession of a loaded syringe and needle that this subject stated was filled with Suboxone that had been melted down and ready to shoot.

Both subjects were lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center. Photos attached are courtesy of the Laurel County Detention Center.

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