Linaman/Blaschka Possession with Intent
On 10/26/2018 at approximately 0354 hours 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, MN, 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. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.