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Woman sets up heroin shop in Walmart toilet

By Mason White 5:24 PM October 9, 2017
Riley Houle
Riley Houle
By: Tanya Clark

A woman spent hours in a Walmart toilet before the store’s manager figured out the reason for her unusual habit, according to police in South Carolina.

The Myrtle Beach Police Department said that they have arrested 20-year-old Riley Houle after being accused of selling heroin from the Walmart bathroom.

Houle has been charged with possession with intent to distribute heroin and loitering for harmful purpose.

She was booked into the J. Reuben Long Detention Center, and her bail has been set at $20,000.

According to the criminal complaint, on Friday, at around 1:00 p.m., Houle went into the bathroom of the Walmart located at 1705 South Kings Highway and remained inside for an extended period of time.

At 7:00 p.m., the manager called the police to report that Houle spent 6 hours in the bathroom and refused to leave.

Police officers who arrived at the scene ordered Houle to leave the bathroom.

When she exited a stall, Houle tried to put on a shirt.

That is when several packages of heroin fell out from the shirt and landed on the ground.

Houle quickly grabbed the packages, but police seized them and they tested positive for heroin.