Grandfather, Rudy Monita, 47, of San Antonio, arrested after his 1-year-old grandson allegedly ingests Methamphetamine while in his care

SAN ANTONIO – A San Antonio grandfather is in jail after on suspicion that his 1-year-old grandson consumed some of his methamphetamine.

Rudy Monita, 47, is charged with injuring a child.vswfvwffawr

San Antonio police say Monita’s grandson likely ingested the illegal stimulant drug Friday evening while in his care.

Officers responded to Methodist Children’s Hospital Saturday after the child was taken there by his mother, Monita’s daughter.

The arrest affidavit states the suspect texted his ex-wife the night the boy was staying at his home to say the victim was continuously crying and hadn’t slept.

After the mother picked up the child the following morning she noticed his condition worsened before she decided to seek care, according to the affidavit. It was that afternoon hospital staff told the mother the little boy had meth in his system, the document continued.

The affidavit said Monita allegedly admitted to investigators that he used the illegal drug and residue may have been on his bedroom floor while he was watching the child.

The boy’s mother said she’s aware of her father’s drug use and even knew where he kept his stash, the affidavit said.

A search warrant was served and — according to the affidavit — meth was located in Montita’s bedroom.

Monita’s ex-wife told officers she divorced him due to his drug use, the affidavit said.


18 women and men arrested in Methamphetamine and drug round-up in Cherokee County

CHEROKEE, CO., S.C. (WSPA) – 18 people have been arrested in a drug round-up, according to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office.

  • 42-year-old Juliette Jones Worthy was charged with 1 count of sdacdsccddDistribution of Alprazolam 1st Offense.
  • 26-year-old Robert Woodrow Whelchel was charged with 2 counts of Distribution of Methamphetamine 3rd or Subsequent Offense.mugshots-webdd
  • 50-year-old Lisa Conner Frazier was charged with 1 count of Distribution of Marijuana 1st Offense, 1 count of Distribution of Lorazepam 1st Offense, and 1 count of Distribution of Alprazolam 1st Offense.
  • 27-year-old Matthew Kyle Arrowood was charged with 1 count of Distribution of Morphine 2nd Offense.
  • 28-year old Starla Denise Henderson was charged with 1 count of Distribution of Suboxone 2nd Offense and 1 count of Distribution of Methamphetamine 2nd or Subsequent Offense.
  • 62-year old Gary Michael Parris was charged with 1 count of Distribution of Methamphetamine 3rd or Subsequent Offense.
  • 55-year-old Vernon Eugene Scates, Jr. was charged with 2 counts of Distribution of Methamphetamine 2nd or Subsequent Offense.
  • 60-year-old Wanda D. Vinson was charged with 1 count of Distribution of Alprazolam 1st Offense.
  • 24-year-old Daniel Carl Loftis was charged with 2 counts Distribution of Suboxone 1st Offense.
  • 32-year-old Amanda Nicole Loftis was charged with 1 count of Distribution of Methamphetamine 1st Offense, 2 counts of Distribution of Suboxone 1st Offense, 1 count of Distribution of Aderall 1st Offense, 1 count of Distribution of Methynl 1st Offense, and 1 count of Possession of Contraband.
  • 50-year-old Ricky Dean Tate was charged with 1 count of Distribution of Loratab 1st Offense.
  • 38-year-old Edward Thomas Jefferies was charged with 1 count of Distribution of Methamphetamine 2nd Offense, 1 count of Possession With Intent to Distribute Marijuana 2nd Offense, and Violation of GPS Monitoring.
  • 41-year-old Shelli Deanna Phipps was charged with 1 count of Distribution of Methamphetamine 1st Offense and 1 count of Distribution of Methamphetamine Within Proximity of a School.
  • 68-year-old Glenda Sharelle Moore was charged with 1 count of Distribution of Diazepam 2nd Offense.
  • 25-year-old Keon Lamar Tate was charged with 2 counts of Distribution of Crack Cocaine 1st Offense.
  • 40-year-old Brandy Michelle Gibson (Brandy Michelle McCraw) was charged with 2 counts of Distribution of Adderall 1st Offense.
  • 44-year-old Jamie Dale Patterson was charged with 1 count of Possession of Suboxone 1st Offense.
  • 20-year-old Kendal Bryan Tholey was charged with 1 count of Warrant Violation of Probation.

The Cherokee County Narcotics Unit has been working on this operation over the past 8 months, conducting undercover video buys.




MUGSHOTS: 18 arrested in drug round-up in Cherokee Co.


Seasoned South Otago policeman, Senior Sergeant Al Dickie, urges rural communities to speak up about Methamphetamine

A southern police officer has a plea for the south: don’t let drugs ruin rural New Zealand.

“That means telling us what is going on out there,” Senior Sergeant Al Dickie said.

The big one is methamphetamine, a synthetic drug with more rapid and lasting effects than amphetamine, used illegally as a stimulant.1474839860051

Earlier this year, southern police were concerned gangs using pyramid selling techniques were selling more methamphetamine in the south.

At the time, Senior Sergeant Richard McPhail, of Gore, said eastern Southland was not immune to methamphetamine.

The Police Association talks about “chipping away at the tip of a very solid iceberg, and trying to stay one step ahead of the gangs that run the meth trade”.

It realized early on that tackling meth is not just a law enforcement issue; police simply could not solve the problem on their own, and its use – and abuse, was spreading like cancer, Dickie said.

“The evidence is there now of lives being ruined. Crime is creeping up in terms of violence between drug offenders; home invasions, robberies and serious assaults were increasing, as were mental health issues. The impacts are slowly but surely permeating throughout New Zealand.

This is a major threat to our young people.”

He said there had been a definite increase in crime linked to meth in and around Dunedin, such as armed robberies at dairies to get money for the offenders’ meth habit.

Serious assaults and home invasions were also linked to drug activity where people had not paid their drug debts. He said it had not reached that stage in south Otago yet, but the signs were clear it could get a foothold in rural towns if not managed.

Gangs and other individuals were making a killing from this filthy business, Dickie said.

The crimes had a flow-on effect where users became desperate for money to feed their habit, or offended because they were out of control and did not know what they were doing. “The community and police must work together to try and combat the problem before it becomes the ruination of small town New Zealand. That means telling us what is going on out there.”

There were drugs when he started out as a young plod in south Otago in the 1980s, but they weren’t hard drugs.

“Back then there was the single men’s quarters at the Finegand freezing works, drawing all sorts from around the country, who dabbled in dope and other offending in their time off. No drug testing back then.”

In 2014 four men were arrested after police found up to $42,000 worth of methamphetamine in a vehicle destined for Southland.

The arrests happened after police and members of the armed offender’s squad stopped a vehicle suspected of carrying methamphetamine in Castle St, Dunedin.

Detective Senior Sergeant Malcolm Inglis, at the time, said a search found about 35 grams of the drug in the vehicle, as well as about $7500 in cash.

Police understood the methamphetamine was destined for the streets of Southland.

Questions about the impact of methamphetamine on Southland were put to Southland area commander Inspector Joel Lamb. Police media liaisons requested The Southland Times lodge an Official Information Act request.



Demand for Inquiry Into Police Abuse of Women May Embroil Mexico’s President

Posted by DD Republished from New York Times

MEXICO CITY — International human rights officials are demanding an investigation into the brutal sexual assaults of 11 Mexican women during protests a decade ago — an inquiry that would take aim at President pat-downs-for-kids-these-were-the-biggest-flops-of-mexicos-official-independence-day-fiesta-1410998376Enrique Peña Nieto, who was the governor in charge at the time of the attacks.
The demand is part of a multiyear examination by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights into abuses during a 2006 crackdown ordered by Mr. Peña Nieto on San Salvador Atenco, a town in Mexico State where demonstrators had taken over the central square. During the operations, which left two dead, more than 40 women were violently detained by the police, packed onto buses and sent to jail several hours away.
The case was brought by 11 women to the international commission, which found that the police tortured them sexually. The women — a mix of merchants, students and activists — were raped, beaten, penetrated with metal objects, robbed and humiliated, made to sing aloud to entertain the police. One was forced to perform oral sex on multiple officers. After the women were imprisoned, days passed before they were given proper medical examinations, the commission found.
“I have not overcome it, not even a little,” said one of the women, Maria Patricia Romero Hernández, weeping. “It is something that haunts me and you don’t survive. It stays with you.”
For Mr. Peña Nieto, the human rights commission’s call for an investigation is another blow to a presidency under siege. Corruption scandals and continued violence have already dragged his approval ratings to the lowest of any Mexican president in a quarter-century. His invitation of Donald J. Trump, the Republican presidential candidate reviled in Mexico for his statements critical of Mexican immigrants, plunged his administration even further into controversy.
The assaults are also a reminder of countless other cases in the country that remain unresolved, including the haunting disappearance of 43 college students two years ago. International officials contend that the investigation into that case was actively undermined by Mr. Peña Nieto’s government.
The president’s office noted that the commission did not accuse Mr. Peña Nieto of wrongdoing or explicitly name him as a target of the investigation into the sexual assaults. Beyond that, his office said, legal cases in Mexico that have thoroughly investigated the attacks have never held him responsible.
“There is no one who can point to an order permitting the abuse of force,” said Roberto Campa, the under secretary for human rights in the Mexican Interior Ministry.
But the international commission found Mexico’s efforts to investigate the abuse insufficient so far. Instead, it demanded a much more thorough inquiry to uncover responsibility across the entire chain of command, which would most likely make Mr. Peña Nieto part of the investigation because he ordered the crackdown.
It also called for disciplinary or criminal action against any authorities who contributed to the denial of justice for the women.
The commission delivered its findings last week to the Inter-American Court, an independent judiciary with legal authority over Mexico. If the court agrees with the commission, it can order Mexico to broaden its current inquiry into the case, a requirement that could force the state to investigate its own president.
The commission suggests that the state government under Mr. Peña Nieto had sought to minimize and even cover up the events. Perhaps the most lurid example is whom the government chose to prosecute: Rather than go after the police who committed the sexual torture, the state initially prosecuted the women instead. Five were imprisoned for a year or more, on charges like blocking traffic, detentions the commission found arbitrary.
Days after the episode, the state denied the accusations of the women, essentially calling them liars. Mr. Peña Nieto told a local newspaper at the time that it was a known tactic of radical groups to have women make accusations of sexual violence to discredit the government. Others in his administration made similar claims.
Since then, while the government has acknowledged the veracity of the accusations, not a single person has been convicted of any crime related to the assaults in Atenco. Most recently, five doctors charged with ignoring evidence of sexual abuse had their cases dismissed.
The case is an example of the lengths victims must go to in pursuit of justice in Mexico. The women endured more than 10 years of threats, intimidation and psychological trauma. They watched as men who assaulted them walked free.
But by refusing to drop the case, the women pushed it to an international level, making it a symbol of the broken rule of law in Mexico and the widespread impunity that ensures it never heals.
While it is unlikely that Mr. Peña Nieto’s government will conduct an investigation into whether he knew of or covered up the assaults, the admonition of an international body is a deep embarrassment for him.
Having been presented to the court, despite several attempts by the Mexican government to delay and derail it, the case offers a rare opportunity for accountability in a country where only a tiny percentage of crimes are ever solved. The women refused to settle the case for years, with legal assistance from the human rights organization Centro Prodh, turning down promises of free homes and scholarships. In interviews with all 11 victims, a fundamental desire emerged: a public reckoning of what happened to them and who ordered it.
The residual trauma of the assaults has marked each woman differently. For some, family and friends offered a way to recover, if not entirely, and move on with their lives. A few found ways to connect their struggle to the broader push for justice and rights in Mexico. But others found no such comfort, with time’s passage a useless salve.
These are the 11 Plaintiffs, and their words.

“I made the conscious decision to survive, to

be alive and well today, to feel pretty again, to
love me and see me in the mirror and

recognize the person I saw. It was that they

stole from me, my way of being, of loving, of
Patricia Torres Linares, 33



norma_aide_jimenez_osorio_33“The stigma that falls upon you is terrible.
My boyfriend didn’t want to be with me,
friends used to treat me as if I was going to
break all the time, as if I was made of glass. I
had to come to terms with the fact people —
my family included — didn’t know how to
treat me.”
Norma Aidé Jiménez Osorio, 33

maria_patricia_romero_hernandez“I have not overcome it, not even a little. It is

something that haunts me and you don’t

survive. It stays with you. I could never tell

my son and my father of the fact I was raped

by not one but several policemen, because

they would have gone mad.”
Maria Patricia Romero Hernández, 48



barbaraitalia_medezmoreno“My life plans were ruined. After what

happened I had no short- or long-term plans, I
just figured out how to get my life back

together, to regain trust and hope that this

world wasn’t a horrible place.”
Bárbara Italia Méndez Moreno, 37




marianase3lvs_gomez“This process of 10 years has been very

difficult and at the same time very beautiful.

Regardless of the fact we started it so hurt,

so broken, physically and emotionally, we had

and held each other and we didn’t let it

destroy us.”
Mariana Selvas Gómez, 32



gabrielcuevas_jaramiillo“They took the most valuable thing from me,

which is time, because no one would sell

their time, not even one second for a

thousand dollars. You can’t ever get that

time back.”
Suhelen Gabriela Cuevas Jaramillo, 30






marianase3lvs_gomez“The fact we are going to the Inter-American

Court is a way of accepting that we were

really affected. It was not an accident but

rather a state practice towards social

movements, and the people in general, and it

is a step forward into putting an end to all of

this.” Georgina Edith Rosales Gutiérrez, 60




yolandamunoz_diosdada“The stigma is very harsh. I didn’t go to

college. What am I supposed to do? Because

of the criminal record no one would give me

a job recommendation.”

Yolanda Muñoz Diosdada, 56

christinasanchezhernandez“My kids were emotionally destabilized by

what happened. My son, who was 8 at the

time, promised he would become a lawyer to

get me out of jail. My youngest daughter

used to draw policemen with blood

all over them. She was 6 years old then.”

Cristina Sánchez Hernández, 50

anamariavelascorodriguez“That has been the hardest, most enraging

part of this entire process, watching those

who attacked us go free. I was full of anger,

thinking nothing happens, even when you find  the guilty party, the very person who
attacked you, they walk away free.”

Ana María Velasco Rodríguez, 43

claudiahernandezmartinez“It hurts to know that the Claudia of before

Atenco is gone. She was someone who would

fight for equality and for other people’s

rights, and she did it without fear. Now, I am

scared all the time.”

Claudia Hernández Martínez, 33

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Vice operation at Bossier City hotel nets 4 arrests on prostitution and Methamphetamine charges

A Louisiana woman and 3 Texans are being held on prostitution and drug charges as a result of an undercover vice operation at a Bossier City hotel.11926425_g

Booking records show those arrested late Sept. 22 and early Sept. 23 by Bossier Sheriff-Police Narcotics Task Force agents were:

  • Camry T. Brown, 19, of Fort Worth, Texas, on 1 count each of possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
  • Crystal K. Dennis, 28, of Sibley, La., on 1 count of prostitution.
  • Derrick L. Fannin, 30, of Forest Hill, Texas, on 1 count each of pandering, promoting prostitution, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, introduction of contraband (marijuana) into a jail facility and monetary instrument abuse.
  • Shacora Owens, 19, of Fort Worth, Texas, 1 count of prostitution.

Bonds have been set at $19,000 for Fannin, $6,000 for Brown and $1,000 each for Dennis and Owens.

Detectives suspect Fannin was acting as a pimp for Brown and Owens, says a statement from Bossier sheriff’s Lt. Bill Davis.

Agents reportedly found multiple marijuana blunts, a glass smoking pipe with methamphetamine residue and a cigarillo (used to smoke marijuana) in the car when they made contact with Fannin and Brown, the statement adds.

They also found $750 in counterfeit cash in Fannin’s wallet when they searched him, authorities said.

And deputies at Bossier Maximum-Security Facility discovered about 3 grams of marijuana hidden in Fannin’s underwear when he and the others later were booked into the correctional facility, according to the report.

All 4 remained in custody Sept. 24.

The Bossier Sheriff-Police Narcotics Task Force comprises Bossier sheriff’s deputies and Bossier City police officers.