Burglary suspect arrested for meth use near kids

Lucas Foster, 33, allegedly tried selling stolen items from residential burglaries

Lucas Foster, 33, was arrested in connection with several burglaries in the past week, September 2, 2015. (Corvallis PD)
Lucas Foster, 33, was arrested in connection with several burglaries in the past week, September 2, 2015. (Corvallis PD)

CORVALLIS, Ore. (KOIN) — Police arrested a Corvallis man suspected of burglarizing several homes in the last week.

Investigators set up a controlled buy after discovering 33-year-old Lucas Foster was selling stolen items online, Corvallis Police Dept. said.

On Tuesday, Foster was arrested when he sold stolen electronics to an undercover officer. He was also in possession of methamphetamine when he was taken into custody, police said.

His girlfriend, Stacey Barnard, was also contacted by police at their home.

Inside, officers found additional stolen items and pieces of methamphetamine paraphernalia. They seized packaging materials with drug residue, scales, glass meth pipes and an unspecified amount of methamphetamine.

Investigators learned Barnard and Foster were using methamphetamine while at home with their 5 children between the ages of 2-14, police said.

Foster was reportedly connected to 2 residential burglaries and 3 car burglaries between August 30-31.

The 33-year-old was charged with 2 counts of possession of methamphetamine, endangering the welfare of a minor, 2 counts of first-degree theft, 2 counts of first-degree burglary and 2 counts of second-degree criminal mischief.

Barnard received citations for possession of methamphetamine and endangering the welfare of a minor.

Foster is lodged at Benton County Jail on $362,500 bail.

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