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Lindberg arrested again 5 days after drug conviction

Randy Dale Lindberg, 39, was charged with two counts of felony fifth degree controlled substance crime — methamphetamine possession under .25 grams.

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ALEXANDRIA — Not one week after he was convicted of a felony drug crime, an Alexandria man was arrested again on the same charge.

Randy Dale Lindberg, 39, was charged with two counts of felony fifth degree controlled substance crime — methamphetamine possession under .25 grams after an incident that occurred on Tuesday, May 24.

According to the statement of probable cause, at approximately 1:07 a.m., an officer observed a white Cadillac SRX parked in the parking lot of Big Ole Central Park. The vehicle was occupied by Lindberg and Deanna Metz, 21.

During a vehicle search, officers located a broken meth pipe on the passenger side where Lindberg had been sitting, the statement read. Lindberg was placed under arrest and transported to the Douglas County Jail.

At the jail, an officer searched the back seat of the squad car and located a small Ziploc bag that contained a white crystalline substance on Lindberg's seat, the statement read. Prior to Lindberg being placed in the squad car, the seat had been empty.

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Both the pipe and the bag located in the squad car tested positive for methamphetamine, the statement read.

Metz was also charged with gross misdemeanor fifth degree controlled substance crime — methamphetamine possession under .25 grams and misdemeanor open container.

Lindberg's charges come five days after he was convicted of a felony fifth degree controlled substance crime — methamphetamine possession under .25 grams. The conviction happened on May 19.

Lindberg had also been charged with two counts of gross misdemeanor counterfeiting of currency and one count of petty misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. All those charges were previously dismissed.

Lindberg has five prior felony-level controlled substance crime convictions, and currently has four cases pending on various charges, including the one stemming from the May 24 incident.

His next court appearance is set for June 8.

Travis Gulbrandson covers several beats, including Osakis School Board and Osakis City Council, along with the Brandon-Evansville School Board. His focus will also be on crime and court news.
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