Mom wanted for distributing meth found in Lake Oswego home
A 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 Tuesdays arrest, police said.