Thursday, May 11, 2017

Polk County seeks public's assistance with locating fugitive (Photo)


News Release from Polk Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: May 11th, 2017 5:56 PM
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Starting in the month of March 2017, the Polk Interagency Narcotics Team (P.O.I.N.T) began an investigation which lasted over a month involving the trafficking of Heroin in the Polk and Marion County areas by Samantha Gaines, Levi McCleskey and others.

With the assistance of the Salem Police Street Crimes Unit, on 4/21/2017 Levi McCleskey was taken into custody. At the time Levi was found to be in possession of 22.5 grams of heroin, danabol steroids, and a significant amount of cash and gold.

A search warrant was also executed at the residence of Levi McCleskey and a storage unit held by Samantha Gaines where more contraband was located.

Samantha Gaines remains at large, has felony warrants for her arrest and is believed to be armed with either a .45 caliber or 9mm pistol. The Polk County Sheriff's Office is requesting the public's assistance with information leading to locating Samantha Gaines.

Samantha should be considered dangerous.

Anonymous tips can be made online at or by calling our non-emergency line at 503-623-9251.
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