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Couple busted with large amount of meth and burglar’s tools; suspected of breaking into pop machines in Northwood


This news story was published on October 29, 2018.
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NORTHWOOD – An observant Worth county deputy snared an erratic, intoxicated driver and her passenger and discovered a large amount of meth, burglar’s tools and coin machines.

On October 26, 2018 at approximately 3:54 AM, a Deputy with the Worth County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on a 2018 Silver Toyota Corolla at the intersection of Highway 105 and Mallard Ave for erratic driving. The deputy suspected the driver, 28-year-old Samantha Linaman of Kenyon, Minnesota, was under the influence of a narcotic as well as the passenger, 41-year-old Benjamin Blaschka of New Braunfels, Guadalupe, Texas.

As a result of the investigation, a search of the vehicle was conducted. As a result of the search, deputies recovered numerous items of drug paraphernalia, plastic baggies, scales, cellphones, a schedule II narcotic prescription pill unaccompanied by a valid prescription, a small amount of marijuana and a large amount of methamphetamine. While conducting the search, deputies observed several burglars tools within the passenger area of the vehicle. Deputies also located 3 coin machines from pop machines at a local Northwood business and it was determined the suspects had just committed the theft.

Linaman was charged with Operating While Intoxicated, No Driver’s License and both Linaman and Blaschka were charged with Possession of Burglars Tools, Possession of a Controlled Substance (marijuana), Possession of a Controlled Substance (pill), Possession with Intent to Deliver Methamphetamine, 3rd Degree Criminal Mischief, Failure to Affix Drug Tax Stamp, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and 4th Degree Theft.

LINAMAN, SAMANTHA RENEE

BLASCHKA, BENJAMIN WAYNE

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7 Responses to Couple busted with large amount of meth and burglar’s tools; suspected of breaking into pop machines in Northwood

  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 30, 2018 at 9:16 am

    Nitpicker what are you smoking????????

  2. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 29, 2018 at 3:54 pm

    Hey Samantha I am thirsty can you get me an “RC- Cola????

  3. Prestin Waldschmitt Reply Report comment

    October 29, 2018 at 6:58 am

    Daaaamn, anotha brotha and his ho locked up.

    • Pretzel Windmill Reply Report comment

      October 29, 2018 at 10:58 am

      Yo yo Pdawg wasup. Must be bad for da bros getting hooked for dis crap. He gots him bang baby wit him tho home so he be chillin while she be drippin. Keep it real home skillet I gots da hood for ya snake. Out.

  4. nitpicker Reply Report comment

    October 29, 2018 at 3:10 am

    How do steal a COIN MAHCINE from a POP MACHINE?

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      October 29, 2018 at 8:09 am

      You Dumb Ass! All pop machines have a coin box where the coins are deposited. Also called a coin machine.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      October 30, 2018 at 8:09 am

      All POP machines have a coin box called a coin machine. Wake up stupid.