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Woman faces charges for taking pills to jail in her sock

WILLMAR -- A 32-year-old Spicer woman faces a fifth-degree drug possession charge, plus a gross misdemeanor for introducing contraband to a prohibited location, for allegedly bringing pills into the Kandiyohi County Jail in her sock.

Unconditional bail was set at $50,000 for Angela Lynn Leindecker. She made her first appearance on the charges Friday in Kandiyohi County District Court. Her next court appearance is set for Oct. 12.

According to the complaint, jail officials received information on Sept. 28 from an inmate who said that Leindecker was selling pills and had them in her sock. Leindecker was taken to the jail medical facility, where her clothing was changed. Officers located pills in her sock. She allegedly admitted to having sneaked them into the jail on Sept. 25.

The pills, a total of 64, included Schedule II and IV narcotics, such as antidepressants, muscle relaxers and pain medications.

Leindecker has four prior drug convictions, all fifth-degree charges, from January 2005, November 2006, February 2007, and September 2009, all in Kandiyohi County.

Gretchen Schlosser

Gretchen Schlosser is the public safety reporter, and writes about agriculture occasionally, for the West Central Tribune. She's been with the Tribune since 2006 and has 17 years of experience working in news, media and communications. 

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