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Mom wanted for distributing meth found in Lake Oswego home


Leslie Von WaldA Tigard mother who had eluded authorities for more than two months after being charged with distributing methamphetamine was arrested Tuesday at a home on C Avenue in Lake Oswego after police received "numerous tips and other investigative leads" about her whereabouts.

Officers from the Lake Oswego and Tigard police departments took 45-year-old Leslie Von Wald into custody without incident at 8 a.m. and booked her into Washington County Jail. She had been on the run since April 18, when a raid at her home in the Cascade Mobile Villa in Tigard found a pound of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and $4,600 in cash.

Von Wald's two children – a 6-year-old daughter and 16-year-old son - were in the Tigard home at the time of the raid. Officers said the girl later tested positive for meth when checked by doctors; both children have been placed into foster care.

On May 30, a Washington County Grand Jury indicted Von Wald on a charge of distributing meth. She faces additional charges as a result of Tuesday’s arrest, police said.