KristenMorris1On 1/8/15, at approximately 10:49 PM, officers with the Benton Police Department responded to Walgreens (702 Military Rd.) on report of a shoplifting in progress.  Upon their arrival, officers made contact with the clerk who identified the suspect, later identified as Kristen Morris (34 YOA) of Benton.  
Officers then made contact with Morris and based on information and evidence gathered, they placed her under arrest for shoplifting.  Officers also discovered two pipes in her possession, that are commonly used to ingest illegal narcotics, which contained suspected methamphetamine and marijuana residue.  
Morris was transported to the Saline County Jail without incident.  She was charged with Shoplifting and two counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (one Felony and one Misdemeanor).  This is an on-going investigation and additional charges could be forthcoming.  
Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to contact the Benton Police Department at 501-778-1171 or 501-315-TIPS.  Individuals also may send us an anonymous crime tip about this incident to CRIMES (274637) with the keyword BNPD in the body of the text or go to to leave a tip.  A crime tip can also be submitted via the official Benton Police Department app found on ITunes and Google Play. 
Any suspects listed are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.