NEW ORLEANS -- Police say a woman who allegedly stole packages from three New Orleans East homes took more than $10,000 worth of cancer medication in one instance.

Police arrested 30-year-old Delamie Stevenson on Tuesday afternoon in connection with two package thefts from homes on North Parkwood Court and Deerfield Drive.

She is accused of stealing a cancer patient's medicine from her home in the 7300 block of Woodbine Drive on Dec. 15.

Authorities said police officers were able to recover the medication on Tuesday during a search of Stevenson's car.

Stevenson remained in Orleans Parish Jail Thursday.