Armed Drug Trafficker Sentenced to 20 Years in Federal Prison
EUGENE, Ore. – On Monday, March 13, 2017, Greyson Scott Lindenfelser, 29, of Roseburg, Oregon, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Michael J. McShane to 20 years in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a stolen firearm and distributing more than 600 grams of methamphetamine.
On September 16, 2014, Deputy U.S. Marshals, along with Lane and Douglas County Interagency Narcotics Enforcement Team (INET) detectives, arrested Lindenfelser at a motel in Creswell, Oregon. The marshals and detectives found $12,653 on Lindenfelser’s person and more than 600 grams of methamphetamine and a loaded .45 caliber pistol in his motel room.
According to court documents, Lindenfelser was previously arrested by Douglas County Sheriff Deputies in June of 2014 for delivering several pounds of methamphetamine and hydrocodone pills. After being released, warrants for his arrest were issued in July of 2014 for robbery, kidnapping and unlawful use of weapons. In August of 2014, after leading Benton County Sheriff Deputies on a high-speed chase, Lindenfelser crashed his vehicle and managed to avoid arrest, leaving behind two pounds of methamphetamine and a loaded .40 caliber pistol in the vehicle.
Lindenfelser has eight prior felony convictions including robbery and illegally possessing drugs and firearms. On January 6, 2017, Lindenfelser pleaded guilty in Douglas County Circuit Court to first-degree robbery and was sentenced to 7 ½ years in state prison. Lindenfelser will serve his state and federal prison sentences concurrently.
The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), U.S. Marshals Service, and the Douglas, Lane, and Benton County Sheriff’s Offices. It was prosecuted by Frank R. Papagni, Jr., Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Oregon with assistance from Benton County District Attorney John M. Haroldson and Douglas County District Attorney Rick Wesenberg.