Man accused of eating stolen food in a Laurel County Walmart

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Joseph Lee Jones

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – Laurel County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a man who is accused of stealing more than $100 worth of food.

Investigators say 36-year-old Joseph Lee Jones, of Rockholds, was caught Sunday at a Walmart near Corbin opening food items with a razor blade and then hiding them.

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Deputies say Jones was eating the food and leaving the packages in other areas of the store. They say the total value of the items was $177.32.

According to deputies, Jones was found with a glass pipe used to smoke methamphetamine.

Jones is charged with unlawful taking, public intoxication and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to deputies.