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Williston woman accused of ripping off items from Ocala Walmart grocery

Kia Simmons-Morgan
Kia Simmons-Morgan

A 35-year-old Williston woman was jailed recently on a multitude of charges after she was accused of stealing items from an Ocala Walmart Neighborhood Market.

Marion County sheriff’s deputies responded to the grocery store on S.W. Hwy. 200 and spoke with 35-year-old Kia Simmons-Morgan. She was accused of failing to pay for several items at a self-checkout station and then provided deputies with a false name, a sheriff’s office report states.

Deputies searched Simmons-Morgan and reported finding a glass pipe containing methamphetamine residue in her purse. A deputy then attempted  to place Simmons-Morgan in handcuffs but she resisted and pulled away before being taken into custody, the report says.

Simmons-Morgan was transported to the Marion County Jail, where a sergeant reported finding a straw and several baggies of Fentanyl on her. She was then booked into the facility and charged with larceny/petit theft, possession and/or use of drug equipment, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, smuggling contraband into a county detention facility, providing false identification to a law enforcement officer, resisting an officer without violence and an outstanding warrant for failing to appear in court on a previous grand theft charge.

Simmons-Morgan was being held on $7,000 on the new charges and no bond on the outstanding warrant and is due in court April 27 at 9 a.m. to answer to the charges, jail records show.

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