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updated: 10/22/2013 2:07 PM

Cops: Woman on parole, husband nabbed in heroin bust

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  • Linda Armstrong

    Linda Armstrong

  • Jeffrey Armstrong

    Jeffrey Armstrong


A husband and his wife, who's on parole from a drug-related conviction, were behind bars Tuesday on accusations they possessed heroin in their Round Lake Beach home, authorities said.

Linda and Jeffrey Armstrong, of the 1600 block of Melrose Street, each were charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and unlawful possession of a controlled substance, both felonies.

Authorities announced Tuesday that a joint investigation between the Lake County sheriff's office special investigation unit and Round Lake Beach police resulted in the arrests of Linda Armstrong, 37, and her 35-year-old husband.

Three ounces of heroin, drug paraphernalia and about $1,500 in cash were confiscated after police executed a search warrant at the couple's home Oct. 18, police said. The Armstrongs were in Lake County jail Tuesday, each with a $750,000 bond and Nov. 7 court date.

In 2011, Linda Armstrong was charged with drug-induced homicide after sheriff's police accused her of supplying heroin to a Grayslake man who died. Also using the name Linda McAteer and living in unincorporated Ingleside at the time, Armstrong was accused of selling heroin to Keith Myers, 23, and a female companion in April 2011.

Police said Myers was found dead inside a vehicle on Clinton Avenue in Round Lake. The woman was discovered unconscious in the car but survived.

Illinois Department of Corrections records show Linda Armstrong was convicted on a lesser drug-related offense and sentenced to three years in prison. She was freed from the Logan Correctional Center last year and is scheduled to be on parole until Nov. 20, 2014.

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