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Employees suspected of stealing over $200,000 in merchandise from Target distribution center

TIFTON, Ga. — Two people were arrested after deputies said they stole merchandise valued at over $200,000 from a Target distribution center in Tift County.

Tift County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division and Target’s Asset Protection Operations were investigating thefts at the facility in Tifton.

Their investigation revealed that Miracles Desiree Jenkins, 26, and Arcenio Xavier Lindsey, 34, both of Albany, Georgia, had been involved in stealing electronics, video games, and other merchandise from the facility, deputies said. Jenkins and Lindsey were arrested on Nov. 29.

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According to the sheriff’s office, the pair would sell the stolen merchandise on eBay.

Search warrants were conducted in Albany with assistance from the Albany Police Department and the Georgia Bureau of Investigations Southwest Regional Drug Enforcement Office.

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Deputies recovered more than $27,000 in merchandise from Target, as well as 5 kg of fentanyl and 256 grams of marijuana.

Jenkins was charged with five counts of theft by taking and one count of trafficking fentanyl. Lindsey was charged with five counts of theft by taking and two counts of trafficking fentanyl.

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The case is still ongoing and more charges could be added pending the results of testing.

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