Woman arrested on drug charges after roadside investigation

OSAGE COUNTY, KS – A Melvern woman was arrested on drug charges after an Osage County Sheriff’s Office investigator checked an occupied vehicle about 1 p.m. Monday on state Highway 268 near South Berryton Road.

A sheriff’s office report said Cynthea R. Vanvalkenburg, 49, of Melvern, was taken into custody Feb. 1, 2021, and transported to Osage County Jail after investigation of the vehicle revealed narcotics and an open container inside.

Vanvalkenburg was booked into jail on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and transporting an open container.

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