The Family Dollar store at 1410 Aultman street reported suspicious circumstances last Friday when two subjects were suspected of shoplifting in the store.
Law enforcement were contacted. One of the subjects identified as 23 year old Utah resident Lauren Bengochea was contacted by law enforcement who denied stealing anything, but appeared to be under the influence of a controlled substance when questioned.
Deputies spoke to the other subject, identified as 41 year old Utah resident, Gennady Sarkisov. Sarkisov was sitting in a parked vehicle outside the business. Officers observed drug paraphernalia, in the vehicle, and later discovered controlled substances. Both Sarkisov and Begochea were arrested for drug charges. Bengochea also attempted to smuggle a controlled substance into the jail after she was booked.
Sarkisov was booked for driving under the influence, trafficking in methamphetamine, trafficking in heroin, possession of cocaine, under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of a dangerous drug, possession of drug paraphernalia, with a bail of $140,000.
Bengochea was booked for possession of cocaine, possession of heroin, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, under the influence of a controlled substance, obstructing a peace officer, and prisoner in possession of a controlled substance with a bail of $60,000.00