Police: DeLand woman hid stolen lobster tails in her pants

Last Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014, 9:27 AM EDT

A Volusia County woman is accused of stealing lobster tails from a Publix by hiding them in her pants.

According to detectives, Nichole Reed entered the store on Woodland Boulevard in DeLand, and placed seven lobster tails in the front of her pants.

Reed then walked out of the store, DeLand police said.

According to a police report, the lobster tails were valued at $11.99 each, totaling $83.99.

Police tracked down Reed at a home on Holly Oak Boulevard. She was arrested, and investigators said she even admitted to stealing the seafood.

Reed reportedly told police she was planning on trading the lobster tails to a friend and then possibly buy "Chinese buffet or Dilaudid," a brand of the drug hydromorphone.