A Prineville woman was arrested Saturday morning near a local school for allegedly possessing and distributing meth and heroin.
At approximately 6:01 a.m. Saturday, July 14, a deputy from the Crook County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to investigate a suspicious vehicle in the area of Southeast Kramer Lane and Southeast Palin Lane in Prineville. A local resident observed a suspicious van driving slowly through the neighborhood and parking near a residence where they did not belong.
According to a media release from Sgt. Jake Childers, upon arriving, the deputy contacted three subjects who reside in the Bend/Redmond area. These subjects indicated that they had come to Prineville to meet Maddie Lindburg, a resident of Prineville who is known for her involvement in the illegal drug trade.
"The subjects were determined to have no ties to the area/neighborhood and appeared based on their physical characteristics to be involved with the consumption of illegal controlled substances," the deputy stated.
As the deputy investigated further, he observed Lindburg arrive in a vehicle. The deputy was aware that Lindburg is currently wanted for several Crook County felony warrants, and he attempted to stop/detain her.
Lindburg attempted to avoid contact/apprehension and ditched her vehicle on Southeast Fifth Street near Southeast Bailey Road. The deputy located Lindburg as she walked away from her vehicle, which she had parked next to Crooked River Elementary School.
The deputy subsequently arrested Lindburg for her warrants. She was searched prior to transport and found to be in possession of 63 grams of methamphetamine and 15 grams of heroin, which are significant quantities that denote her involvement in the unlawful possession, distribution, and manufacture of controlled substances, the release stated.
Lindburg was booked into the Crook County Jail for her warrants and unlawful possession of methamphetamine, unlawful delivery of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a school, and unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a school, unlawful possession of heroin, unlawful delivery of heroin within 1,000 feet of a school, and unlawful manufacture of heroin 1,000 feet of a school.
Further investigation is ongoing, and more arrests are possible.
"The Crook County Sheriff's Office would like to thank the alert members of our community who step forward and provide valuable information to law enforcement in an effort to keep this community safe," the release says. "Thank you for assisting us in removing Maddie Lindburg and nearly 78 grams of illegal controlled substances from our community."
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