Warrnambool woman, 35, charged with stealing meat

A steak has got a Warrnambool woman into plenty of trouble.
A steak has got a Warrnambool woman into plenty of trouble.

UPDATE, Tuesday, 9am: A WOMAN already on bail charged with drug offences has been paced on a community corrections order to get help with her drug issues after being caught stealing meat from a supermarket.

Louise Gavin, 35, of Baileyana Drive, Warrnambool, pleaded guilty in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court to possessing and using ice and cannabis, theft from a shop and breaching her bail conditions.

Magistrate Cynthoia Toose placed Gavin on a 12-month CCO with conditions she do 80 hours of community work and assessment, treatment, rehabilitation and programs to address her drug abuse.

She said Gavin had indicated she wanted help and that support was now being put in place.

"Hopefully you will engage with the corrections order and it will assist you," she said.

Monday: A WOMAN already on bail charged with drug offences has been remanded in custody for stealing meat from a supermarket.

Warrnambool police Sergeant James van Engelen said the 35-year-old woman was charged with possessing ice and cannabis on December 20 and released on bail.

Police allege that the woman went to the Coles supermarket in Lava Street and was seen placing a packet of steak in her bag.

When she was in the process of leaving the store, the woman refused to let staff members look in her bag.

Security camera footage showed she stole the meat and also put batteries and a packet of sausages in her bag.

She has been charged with theft and committing an offence on bail, was remanded in custody during the weekend and will appear in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court on Monday.