Day: December 21, 2010

Woman arrested for child endangerment, drugs

UPDATE: The suspect’s three children were found safe and are now with other family members, according to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office. A Salem woman turned herself in on drug and child endangerment charges last week, but authorities are still looking for her children. Marion County Sheriff’s deputies and Keizer Police teamed up on a raid seizing heroin, methamphetamine and marijuana from a Salem home Friday, Dec. 17. Officers served a search warrant in the 4600 block of Reimann Street NE in Salem. No one was home at the time. The suspect turned herself in to the Marion County Jail on Monday, Dec. 20. “We initiated an investigation into numerous complaints received from the neighbors,” said Sgt. James Krieger of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO). “They were very concerned about the amount of traffic coming and going from the house at all hours of the day. They suspected that drugs were being sold at the house.” Authorities found a home “in total disarray,” according to MCSO spokesman Don Thomson. It looked as though residents were living without electricity, and the home was “extremely cold,” Thomson said. Authorities found heroin, methamphetamine and marijuana along with scales and packaging materials. Arrested was Tonia Pauline Fernandez, 40, of Salem, on three counts of child endangerment and one count of methamphetamine possession. She surrendered at the Marion County Jail to Deputy Cody...

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