Human teeth, heroin, gun found on alleged Walmart shoplifter

Dec 28, 2017
  • By Shelby Lin Erdman, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

South Carolina authorities are investigating an alleged shoplifter arrested at a Myrtle Beach-area Walmart after discovering human teeth, drugs, and a gun on him, according to local news outlets.

>> Read more trending news 

Police discovered more than 3,000 doses of heroin, marijuana and pills on suspect Tavon Malik Stanley, 21, of Calabash, North Carolina, according to the Sun News of Myrtle Beach.

A store employee reported seeing Ashley Smith, 18, who was with Stanley, steal $25 worth of merchandise.  

Ashley Smith was arrested and charged with shoplifting at a South Carolina Walmart store. She’s been released from jail. Photo: J. Reuben Long Detention Center

When police searched Stanley they said they found:

Stanley told investigators the teeth belonged to him.

“He provided NMB Public Safety with paperwork showing that they were extracted by a professional,” North Myrtle Beach police spokesman Pat Dowling said in a statement, according to the Sun.

Stanley is facing charges of trafficking heroin, drug possession, unlawful carrying of a pistol and marijuana possession, the Sun reported.

>> Related: Police: Florida mom abandons 2 of her kids at mall after shoplifting attempt 

Smith is facing shoplifting charges and was released from jail.

Stanley is out of jail on a $51,000 bond.

Tavon Malik Stanley was arrested at a South Carolina Walmart store on Christmas Eve and police found heroin, marijuana and human teeth on him, investigators said.  Photo: J. Reuben Long Detention Center