Danielle Tashaina Marie Horst

Danielle Tashaina Marie Horst

A Beverly Hills woman faces drug trafficking charges after she was arrested and accused of retail theft from the Lecanto Walmart.

The arrest saga of Danielle Tashaina Marie Horst, 33, began May 1 when a Citrus County Sheriff’s Office deputy was called to the Lecanto Walmart and was met by the store’s loss-prevention officer, according to the arrest report.

The deputy reported that the store’s loss-prevention officer showed video evidence of Horst at the self-checkout register. The video showed Horst not scanning two long-sleeve T-shirts, the report stated.

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That prompted the loss-prevention officer to confront her when she began to leave the store. The loss-prevention officer reported that when they scanned the contents of her cart, they found 27 items that had not been scanned, according to the report.

Those items included shirts, bras, soap, face masks, Raid, wipes, and diapers. Their value was $160.10, the report stated.

The deputy reported that they also searched her purse following her arrest. When the deputy asked Horst whether she had anything illegal in her purse, Horst replied she had methamphetamine, according to the report.

The deputy reported that when they searched Horst’s purse, they found several baggies containing a total of 16.1 grams, the report stated.

The deputy noted that a criminal search of Horst showed she had a 2014 theft conviction.

The deputy charged her with trafficking in methamphetamine and petit theft, with a previous conviction. Her bond was $26,000.  

Contact Chronicle reporter Fred Hiers at fred.hiers@chronicleonline.com or 352-397-5914.