Police: Catawba women who stole gun arrested on drug charges

jmcfadden@heraldonline.comMarch 25, 2013 

— Two Catawba women accused of stealing a man’s gun spent the weekend behind bars after police found them using heroin and hydrocodone in a Rock Hill motel room Friday, law officials say.

Deputies charged Megan Outlaw, 21, and Josie Outlaw, 22, with petty larceny, according to a York County Sheriff’s report. Megan Outlaw was also charged with possession of prescription pills and Josie Outlaw was charged with possession of heroin.

Megan Outlaw is already serving probation for grand larceny.

Police issued outstanding warrants for the Outlaw women after a Catawba man said they, along with another man, went to his house two weeks ago for a visit and allegedly stole his gun, tweezers, GPS and a cell phone, according to the report. The gun’s owner said his grandfather carried the revolver in World War I.

On Friday, officers found the Outlaws at the Regency Inn on Riverview Road in Rock Hill, along with Bobby Lewis Stevenson Jr., 37.

In the room, police found Brillo pad pieces, a syringe cap on the table, several crack cocaine pipes, a digital scale and a metal spoon in the toilet, the report states. While frisking Stevenson, police found a small bag of white powder in his pocket. Stevenson said the powder was fake and didn’t belong to him.

Deputies charged him with possession of hydrocodone with the intent to distribute. He was released from jail Saturday on a $7,000 bond.

Police continued searching the room before Josie Outlaw reached into her bra and handed police a bag of heroin, the report states. Deputies also confiscated 20 hydrocodone pills and two Naproxen, a pain pill.

The Outlaws were released Saturday on a nearly $2,600 bond each.

The report does not indicate if the stolen gun was found.

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