On Friday morning, Oct. 8, Darla York, owner of the Salem Drug Company discovered someone had entered her store by breaking the glass of the drive-through window.
$10,255 in cash and checks and large quantities of narcotics, including morphine, oxycodone, Ritalin and Dilaudid, were among items missing.
The break-in was captured by a security camera which showed a man, wearing a camouflage mask and walking with a limp, taking items inside the store.
As Salem Police and Arkansas State Police investigated, a man matching the description of the burglar entered the store.
The possible suspect was identified as Steven Fletcher and he was tracked to a residence on North Main Street.
While Fletcher was not at the residence, the owner of the home allowed police inside where they found a camouflage mask and clothes similar to those seen in the security video. Officers also noticed a check stamped for deposit by the Salem Drug Company.
Police secured the scene and obtained a search warrant. A full search of the house turned up a handgun and bags containing 22 different narcotic drugs.
When Fletcher arrived at the home, he was found to be in possession of $6,350 in cash.
Fletcher, who is on parole for a previous offense, was arrested. He is charged with commercial burglary, theft of property, fraud and 18 counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.