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Woman caught having sex with student at hotel

Posted: 20th January 2018 by Doc in Uncategorized
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Woman had meth with children in vehicle

Posted: 20th January 2018 by Doc in Uncategorized
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A much expanded version of Methamphetamine in the News – Fav Meth Heads of the Day can now be found on FACEBOOK


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Posted: 20th September 2017 by Doc in Uncategorized
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A 30-year-old Wildwood woman was arrested on charges of possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia after being spotted in a vehicle at TA Travel Center in Wildwood.

Nichole Christine Mayo, was spotted Thursday by a deputy with the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office after she attempted to exit a vehicle in the parking  lot. Mayo reentered the vehicle upon noticing the deputy’s patrol unit.

The deputy, who has had repeated encounters with Mayo, confirmed that Mayo had an active warrant for possession of drug paraphernalia.

After asking Mayo to step out of the vehicle, a bag containing methamphetamine was discovered in her hand. A K-9 unit arrived on the scene and K-9 unit “Mace” alerted to the presence of additional drugs in the vehicle.

A search of the vehicle turned up a syringe with a residual amount of clear liquid that tested positive for Methamphetamine.

Mayo was transported to the Sumter County Detention Center. Her bond was set at $3,000.


Comments Off on Former housekeeper, 27-year-old Elizabeth Nunez, accused of stealing $80K in cash from Oklahoma City home

OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) — An Oklahoma City woman was arrested after police say she stole a large amount of cash from a home she used to clean.

Oklahoma City police report that on Sept. 13 they received reports of a burglary at a home in the 2400 block of NW 45 Street. The homeowner stated he had returned home to find a side door pried open.

The home was ransacked on the inside but the only thing missing was a safe that was hidden in the back of the man’s closet. Inside the safe was $80,000. The man told police that he suspected his former house keeper, 27-year-old Elizabeth Nunez, was behind the crime due to the fact that she had burglarized him in the past and that she would know where the safe was kept.

“Last month the same victim actually reported to police this time there were several burglaries of some property he had in the back of his house as well as some money that went missing,” officer Megan Morgan with the Oklahoma City Police department said. “He did not choose to make police reports at that time.”

Surveillance video from a nearby home showed a woman matching the description given for Nunez carrying a safe from the victim’s home. Police tracked down a vehicle belonging to Nunez and found her, 25-year-old Maegan Hurst and four juveniles inside.

A search of the vehicle led police to a clear plastic baggie containing methamphetamine and over $13,000 in cash. Both Nunez and Hurst were then taken into custody and booked into the Oklahoma County Jail.

We have tips to protect yourself from people who have access to your personal valuables. If hiring someone to work in your home, make sure they’re bonded. Make sure they aren’t bringing someone else into the home, check if thefts are covered by your home insurance and possibly bolt down your safe.

Police said while it is a right to have this much money in your house, it is unusual to have this amount.

“It’s not everyday that $80,000 is taken during a home burglary,” Morgan said. “I would say this is a pretty rare case with the amount of cash that was inside the home.”

Nunez faces complaints of burglary in the second degree, possession of CDS (meth), four counts of possession of CDS in the presence of a minor, receiving/concealing stolen property and traffic violations. Hurst was arrested on counts of possession of CDS (meth), possession of CDS in the presence of a minor and receiving/concealing stolen property.


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  • A traffic stop in North Georgia started the activity, according to a drug task force.
  • A search and a raid on a conversion lab followed.
  • One of the suspects is from metro Atlanta.

A North Georgia drug bust dismantled a meth lab and seized more than $3 million worth of crystal methamphetamine, officials said Saturday.

Five people, one from Gwinnett County, were arrested Friday on charges including methamphetamine trafficking and conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, the Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office said in a news release.

In all, officers collected 30 kilograms of crystal meth, several grams of cocaine and $166,000 in cash, according to the release. They also broke up a lab capable of producing at least 25 to 50 kilograms of meth at a time.

The street value of the 30 kilograms of crystal meth is $3.2 million, officials said.

The arrests started with a traffic stop of Angel Luis Rivera-Santiago and Victor Rafael Aponte, according to the release.

Authorities seized 15 kilograms of meth and then executed a search warrant in Dahlonega, where the cocaine and cash were found. Valentine Duarte-Vejar ran from the residence but was arrested and found with a gun.

Then officers raided a conversion lab in Union County, where they found another handgun and another 15 kilograms of meth, according to the release. A conversion lab is used to convert liquid meth to its crystal form. Officers processed about 300 pounds of waste, largely containing methamphetamine oil.

Luis Rivera-Santiago, 42, of Norcross, Rafael Aponte, 30, of Dahlonega, and Duarte-Vejar, 25, of Dahlonega, were charged with trafficking methamphetamine, according to the release. Eleoncio Perez-Pineda, 29, of Dahlonega, and Jose Mario Duarte-Vejar, 25, of Dahlonega, were later arrested and charged with conspiracy to manufacture meth. The men were taken to the Lumpkin County Detention Center.

“This short but effective investigation was a federal, state and local partnership that disrupted and dismantled a drug distribution network’s attempt to flood our communities with this destructive drug for their own financial gain,” ARDEO official Mitchell Posey said in the release.

Agencies participating in the arrests include the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office, the Union County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI.–law/meth-seized-arrested-north-georgia/89fDQnhf8GbinTiIBK5TDI/



Dahlonega traffic stop leads to multi-million dollar Methamphetamine bust – Angel Luis Rivera- Santiago, 42, Victor Rafael Aponte, 30, Valentine Duarte-Vejar, 25, Eleoncio Perez-Pineda, 29, and Jose Mario Duarte-Vejar, 25, arrested

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 – Local, state, and federal authorities worked together to bust a multi-million dollar methamphetamine operation. And it all started with a traffic stop.

Investigators say they first found 15 kilograms of the drug on Angel Luis Rivera-Santiago and Victor Rafael Aponte after the pair were pulled over. From there, FBI and Lumpkin County officials searched a location on Flanders Road, where cocaine and $166,000 were also found. The investigation then took officials to Cooper Creek Road, where they discovered a methamphetamine conversion lab.

Once the street value of the drug was totaled, GBI investigators say the 30 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine was valued at $3,234,000.

Authorities arrested Angel Luis Rivera- Santiago, 42, of Norcross, Victor Rafael Aponte, 30, of Dahlonega and Valentine Duarte-Vejar, 25, of Dahlonega. They were charged with trafficking methamphetamine. Eleoncio Perez-Pineda, 29, of Dahlonega, and Jose Mario Duarte-Vejar, 25, of Dahlonega were also arrested and charged with conspiracy to manufacturer methamphetamine.

The suspects are currently in the Lumpkin County Detention Center. They face additional charges from Union County and their immigration status is under review.


$3.2M in Methamphetamine seized; 5 arrested in North Georgia

Drugs and terrorism

Posted: 17th September 2017 by Doc in Uncategorized
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 (The Philippine Star)

The other day while waiting to see the president in Malacañang, I met Ioan Grillo, author of the bestseller Gangster Warlords: Drug Dollars, Killing Fields and the New Politics of Latin America. He gave me a signed copy of his book and I began to read while waiting.

Almost immediately, the book seemed to kick me in the guts because it gave me a very grim picture of the problem of illegal drugs, and the creeping influence of drug cartels all across the globe. Worse, it convinced me that indeed, resources generated from drugs can fund terrorists and create havoc around the world. Even the UN Security Council recognizes the link between drugs and terrorism as a “threat to global peace, security and development.”

Gangster Warlords is a hard-to-put-down kind of book because the initial chapters alone are gripping – and this is not an exaggeration – because it shows how easy it is even for an educated person to get hooked in the illegal drugs business whose markup can go as high as 650 percent, where $1,500 can generate an ROI of $10,000 and so on, with several successful deals able to turn one into a multimillionaire. As Grillo put it, “narco finances turn economics inside out.”

Grillo describes the killing fields in Mexico where the corpses of people caught in the war between drug cartels are thrown. The numbers are staggering: between 2007 and 2014, more than 83,000 people have been killed – something that many people may find incredible to digest. Even as the government of President Enrique Peña Nieto was trying to soften the violence of the drug cartel wars, the killing of three student teachers and the disappearance of 43 others in September 2014 in Iguala belied all that, as it gave global focus to the narco corruption and violence in Mexico.

The Iguala incident involving members of the drug cartel called the Warriors and local policemen under their control highlighted “the problems that had been building up for years – of cartels that have become an alternate power controlling mayors and governors, and their tenuous links to federal security forces…”

No one knows why the students who commandeered a bus during a protest were attacked – did the bus contain heroin for shipment? Did the cartel think the students belonged to a rival group? Unfortunately, media refused to believe government accounts that it was drug dealers from the Warriors criminal empire that was responsible. One thing is clear: Real power lay in the cartels that dealt drugs and controlled politicians, partnering with security forces to strengthen their grip on the trade.

Equally disturbing is the chain of crime wars slicing through Latin America and the Caribbean: Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Jamaica, etc., where drugs, guns and gangsters proliferate. Grillo says the narcotics trade is not just in the poorest regions but in industrializing societies with a growing middle class.

Sprawling slums are “home to ultraviolent gangs with links to politicians and businessmen.” He talks of a “cocaine-fueled holocaust” with more than one million people across Latin America and the Caribbean murdered between 2000 and 2010.

Drug cartels are deeply rooted inside communities, drawing their strength from villages and barrios,” Grillo wrote – reminding me of a report by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency that 20,872 of the 42,036 barangays in the Philippines – or roughly 50 percent – are affected by illegal drugs. Interestingly, Latin American crime leaders develop a loyal following and are revered like Robin Hood – reminiscent of this Cebu drug personality named Jeffrey “Jaguar” Diaz whose funeral was attended by thousands of people lining the streets.

Unlike the old stereotypical portrayal of gangsters and warlords, there is now a new generation of kingpins that Grillo describes as a “weird hybrid of a criminal CEO, gangster rock star and paramilitary general.”

Over the last two decades, these crime families and their friends in politics and business have taken over much of the world’s trade in “narcotics, guns and humans” and other industries, their networks stretching across the US, Europe, Australia, even Asia.

The British author – who just came from Marawi to examine the connection between drugs and terrorism – told me he is planning to write a very long article for a magazine which I hope the Philippine STAR would be able to print one day for people to understand the local drug situation and the context of the global drug menace.

Grillo is also the author of El Narco – the book that President Duterte mentioned in a testimonial dinner sometime in July last year and challenged the audience to read it and examine for themselves if the president is right – or not – that if nobody interdicts the drug business in the Philippines, we will become a narco state.

This is what President Rody Duterte has been saying when he took over as president. Even during the campaign season, he was very emphatic that the problem regarding illegal drugs is so serious that it can destroy the nation. People very close to the president tell me that he gets very frustrated when people refuse to believe the magnitude of the drug problem in this country.

One can only imagine the kind of damage that illegal drugs can do to the fabric of society. It won’t be an exaggeration to say that Grillo’s book is a must-read even for human rights groups to be able to understand how extensive the problem has become, and the pervasive influence of illegal drugs not only in the US and Latin America but also in Asia – in fact right here in our very own backyard.

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SADISTIC parents kidnapped their innocent teenage babysitter and subjected her to a horrifying “campaign of terror and torture” because she dobbed in their friend to police.

In one of the worst cases of its kind in South Australian history, two “cruel” couples with young children inflicted “severe pain” and “humiliation” on the terrified girl at a home in Adelaide’s northern suburbs in June last year.

Authorities said the gang’s “wanton violence” over 18 hours — filmed on mobile phones — was “even more disturbing” because young children were present at the Munno Para West home.

Joshua Anthony Gent, 29; his former partner, mother of one Keira Jane Baker, 28; Patrick Breen, 25; and his fiancee, mother of two Stacey Gaffney, 23; are facing jail after admitting their roles in the horrific crime.

Harrowing evidence to the District Court laid bare how the girl, then 19, was kidnapped, tortured, tied up and detained in a closest as she begged for her life.

The teenager, Gent and Baker’s babysitter, was accused of being a “dog” who had “dobbed” an acquaintance to police over the theft of a car.

She was tied to a dog leash, beaten, burned with a drug pipe, made to drink bleach, eat pet food, smoke methamphetamine, inhale butane gas and clean up her own urine.

Weapons such as knuckledusters, screwdrivers and car jumper leads were used to “inflict extreme pain, suffering and instill terror on the victim”.

Numerous “chilling threats” were made including that she would be raped and then murdered. Her body was to be dumped at Mt Crawford forest in the Adelaide Hills.

Members of the group — caught only after a tip-off to police by a concerned friend — shopped, vacuumed, bought drugs and looked after their children as she was tortured.

Gent was on a good behaviour bond for drugs offences while Breen was on home detention bail for driving offences.

The pair, who remain in custody, have significant criminal records for drugs, violence, driving and theft offences.

Elizabeth CIB detectives recovered text messages, internet searches on “how to terrorise someone” and other evidence from the home implicating the quartet.

“When one considers what (the victim) endured, it is difficult to comprehend how a group of young people, all four of which were parents to young children, could be so cruel to another human being,” prosecutor Kelly Smith told the court.


Court documents reveal the “campaign of terror” began on Thursday, June 16 last year when the victim and her housemate, neither of whom can be named, went to babysit Baker and Gent’s seven-year-old daughter.

When the couple returned to their Elizabeth Park home at 12.30am, they accused the girl of lying and being a “dog” before Gent phoned Breen to help “teach her a lesson”.

Tying the girl up with a dressing gown and gagging her with an onion, the pair dumped her in the boot of a car and drove to Breen and Gaffney’s place, 12 minutes away.

Ms Smith said the girl was the victim of “persistent offending of prolonged brutality and deprivation of liberty” for between 16 and 18 hours.

The girl, who had no idea why she was targeted, begged for mercy as Gent and Baker attacked her. At one point the pair ordered the girl’s housemate to also assault her with knuckledusters.

She was then choked with a lead and made to eat pet food because she was a “dog”.

The terrified girl wet herself “because she was so scared” before being made to clean up and ordered not to bleed on the carpet.

The gang wanted to detain her for at least a week, leaving the girl to believe “they were going to kill her”, Ms Smith said.

Gent, who wore a frightening skeleton outfit during the attack, and Baker admitted inflicting most of the violence, while Breen was also involved.

Gaffney’s two-year-old son was in another room at the same time, a sentencing submissions hearing heard last month.

Ms Smith said at various stages the gang “took time out to eat, drink, purchase or obtain illicit drugs, to go about their day, all knowing that this young woman who they had repeatedly tormented, was imprisoned and suffering in a closest”.

What was of significance, she added, was none of the gang tried to end their victim’s ordeal but instead “re-energized … to inflict more pain”.

“They all chose to regroup on a number of occasions and continue to sadistically assault (her),” she told the court.

“It is apparent when one considers the evidence that (they) each had many opportunities to reflect upon their horrendous conduct and put an end to it.”

Ms Smith said the “horrific ordeal” only ended when police rescued her at 9.09 pm on Friday, June 17, after the housemate’s mother contacted authorities.

Gent told a psychologist he believed the victims had “dobbed in to police a friend about a stolen car”, adding: “We took the law into our own hands.”

Judge Jack Costello refused access to the disturbing mobile phone footage.


In her victim impact statement, the northern suburbs victim told the court of her “heartbreaking trauma”.

She declined to read it to the court last month after becoming overcome with emotion.

Ms Smith paid tribute to her “courage” as did Judge Costello, who said her trauma was completely understandable.

The victim wept from the public gallery as Ms Smith read on her behalf: “I find it hard to do day to day activities (such as) going out to public places because I feel like I will see the offenders.

“The experience has left me with disturbed sleep, overwhelming fear and an inability to enjoy life in a normal way.

“I also have nightmares regularly as a result and intrusive thoughts. I also avoid being in public places by myself.”

After being “badly beaten up”, she spent several days in hospital and has been left scarred. She is considering moving interstate “out of fear”.

She was left with an ambulance trip bill while her mobile phone — which the gang filmed the torture on — was seized as evidence.

“I … always feel sick when reminded of the experience and end up spending the rest of the day in bed as a result,” she wrote.

“I always replay in my mind what the offenders said to me, their expression of anger and hate towards me and the overwhelming fear I experienced.”

The victim declined comment outside court. Her housemate did not give a statement.


Gent, Baker and Breen all face up to 25 years in jail after pleading guilty to aggravated charges of unlawful detention and causing serious harm with intent between June 15 and 18 last year.

They also face a further 10 years behind bars for stealing the girls’ mobile phone, bank card, laptop, jewellery, make-up and other items valued up to $2500.

Gent and Baker have also pleaded guilty to more aggravated charges of threatening to kill the victim’s housemate and robbery using an axe.

Gaffney, who was listed as the home’s sole occupant but lived there with her fiancee Breen, also faces jail after pleading guilty to aggravated unlawful detention.

Their guilty pleas earn up to a 30 per cent sentencing discount. Other charges against Gaffney, a carer, were withdrawn.

Legal sources described the case as “off the charts” and among the worst to come before the state’s courts that did not involve a murder.

Authorities believe it was pure luck the girl did not die.

Despite the gang’s youthful ages, Ms Smith called for immediate jail terms for the “considerable gravity and violence”.

She highlighted “the fear instilled into (the victim)” and “community revulsion at such a shocking crime”.

“(Their) conduct … appeared to have been deliberately designed to calculate the maximum amount of terror in the victim and the maintenance of that terror over a sustained period,” she said. “The prosecution submits it was, in effect, a campaign of terror or torture.

“Such wanton violence as this, would be deeply disturbing to the average citizen. The community abhors senseless violence such as this was.”

She added: “As far as the circumstances of the crimes are concerned, the prosecution submits that there is really nothing which points in the direction of leniency — it was gratuitous, unjustifiable (and) prolonged violence.

“These are crimes … to which the community’s sense of justice calls for heavy punishment, they are crimes which cause fear and revulsion within the community.”


In a depressingly familiar backstory, the court was told over two hearings how three of the gang members had “unstable”, “chaotic” and “terrible” childhoods marked by drug abuse, behavioural issues, broken families and foster homes.

The fourth, Gaffney, grew up in a loving Catholic family.

Kathryn Herrimen, defending Gaffney, asked that her client not have a conviction recorded, or receive a suspended jail term, because she played a minor role.

She was “ashamed” she had not intervened or contacted police but had tried to provide croissants and cordial to the victim.

Prosecutors say she continued doing chores despite claiming to be frightened.

Court documents state she and Baker, who are on bail, labelled each other “suspect 3 and 4” in text messages.

Gaffney wept in the dock as the court heard she lost her nursing home job last month while health regulators investigate her.

Gaffney’s family, who emigrated from Manchester in northern Britain when she was a teenager, have been left devastated. Her father hugged the victim at court and pledged support.

The gang were avid social media users.

In May last year, Gent told friends: “lett the rebuild of life begin here I go (sic)”.

Less than two hours before he was arrested, Breen — whose six-month-old son was born while he was in custody — told a friend online that he was “keeping my head down bro”.

Judge Costello will sentence next week. The gang refused comment.


Acts of violence or humiliation

  • Tied with dressing gown

  • Onion in mouth, held in by tea towel and then a ‘squeaky toy’

  • Dumped in boot

  • Held hostage in spare room closest

  • Told she was to have sex with stranger

  • Repeatedly punched in face

  • Ordered not to bleed on carpets

  • Hit across fingers with ‘silver cutting tool’

  • Jumper leads on fingers

  • Hands stood on to break her fingers

  • Hit over hands with long metal screwdriver to break fingers

  • Kicked in stomach

  • Hit in face, stomach and left ribs with knuckleduster

  • Hit in lower back with piece of black plastic

  • Called a dog, tied with leash, made to eat pet food and ‘bark’

  • Force to smoke methamphetamine

  • Burnt on chest with hot ice pipe

  • Made to inhale butane gas

  • Forced to drink bleach

  • Pliers attached to tongue to ‘rip it out’

  • Shifter on her nose

  • Hit on head with ‘tool like axe’

  • Gent told her he ‘wanted to choke (her) to death in front of them all’

  • Ball bearings thrown at her

  • Made to put her foot in her mouth

  • Made to clean up own urine

Filmed on a mobile phone

  • One clip, tendered to the court, showed the victim in the bedroom being verbally abused, kicked, hair pulled, and humiliated, being forced to bark like a dog and beg for her life

  • A second clip showed her again in the bedroom being repeatedly verbally abuses, threatened, kicked, dragged by her hair and burned.

  • A third clip showed her in the backyard being verbally and physically abused as well as humiliated. She was forced to eat dog food on the ground with a lead around her neck. It shows Gent wearing a skeleton outfit to scare the victim.

Physical and mental harm

  • Ice pipe burn on chest (has left scar)

  • ‘Extensive’ bruising over her body including face, neck, upper chest and lower body

  • Swelling

  • Abdominal tenderness

  • Disturbed sleep

  • Overwhelming fear

  • Inability to enjoy life

  • Hyper vigilance

  • Avoidance behaviours

  • Isolation

  • Distress

  • Major depression

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder

Source: Office of Director of Public Prosecutions

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Montana Attorney General Tim Fox will hold a press conference on Tuesday, September 19 at 11:00 AM to present a landmark report on substance abuse in Montana. The report is part of his office’s Aid Montana: Addressing the Impact of Drugs initiative, and outlines what the state of Montana currently does to address substance abuse.

The report is a compilation of information essential to the Aid Montana initiative’s mission of reforming and improving how Montana addresses our state’s substance abuse crisis through a comprehensive strategic plan.

Preview of Statistical Information

From 2013 to 2016, the State Crime Lab experienced a 143-percent increase in substance samples testing positive for methamphetamine, making it the most common drug found in tests conducted by the Montana Crime Lab

In 2016, 53-percent of the Montana Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation Narcotics Bureau investigations involve methamphetamine.

24% of rape offenses in Montana involve a perpetrator who is using alcohol and 7% involve drugs or narcotics.

63% increase in arrests for felony and misdemeanor drug possession in Montana since 2009.

Sheriffs and administrators in Montana routinely estimated over 90% of the individuals held in custody were charged with addiction-related offenses.

40% of the more than 14,000 felony conviction offenses in Montana from 2012-2016 involved drug possession, distribution or felony DUI.

The press conference will be held in Helena at the office of the Attorney General.

Comments Off on Bay County Sheriff’s Office: Kenya Williams, who was teaching first grade at Breakfast Point Academy, was keeping Methamphetamine ‘drug house’ in Panama City

Kenya Williams, who teaches first grade at Breakfast Point Academy, was arrested Sept. 8 after BCSO said “numerous people with narcotics related arrest histories, as well as wanted persons, were frequenting” Williams’ residence at 621 Barton Ave.

PANAMA CITY — A Panama City Beach elementary school teacher has been arrested after allegedly keeping a “drug house” in Panama City, according to the Bay County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO).

Kenya Williams, who teaches first grade at Breakfast Point Academy, was arrested Sept. 8 after BCSO said “numerous people with narcotics-related arrest histories, as well as wanted persons, were frequenting” Williams’ residence at 621 Barton Ave.

“Williams further stated … she is a user of methamphetamine and normally uses methamphetamine once a day,” a BCSO deputy wrote in an incident report. “It should be noted controlled substances were located in the master bedroom where Williams stays, and a new legend drug was located in Williams’ purse.”

A substance believed to be synthetic marijuana also was located in a shed near the residence, and seven people not living at the home were present when the search warrant was executed, the report stated.

Friday morning, Bay District Schools Human Resources Executive Director Sharon Michalik said Williams had been suspended with pay pending a hearing with Superintendent Bill Husfelt, which drew criticism from several parents in the district. However, Deputy Superintendent Sandra Davis said suspension with pay is the district’s standard protocol when an employee is accused of a crime.

“It’s been that way for a very long while,” she said, adding that after a hearing next week the School Board will have the option of firing Williams.

Several people on social media also criticized the district’s lack of teacher drug testing.

“It is not in our policy to drug test all employees before being hired or during their employment,” Davis said. “Some classifications of employees are tested during employment. Teachers are not tested. If there is suspicion of a teacher using drugs, then we’ll force them to take other means into testing that individual.”

Williams has been charged with keeping a public nuisance structure for drug activity. Her bond will be set at a pre-trial release program, according to court records, and she has been ordered by Judge Timothy Campbell to submit to random drug tests and not possess or consume alcoholic beverages.

Williams’ first arraignment has been scheduled for Nov. 7.


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POCATELLO — Three teens are facing felony meth charges after a traffic stop in Pocatello on Thursday afternoon.

Michael Thomas Randall, 18, Kelsey Jayde Beach, 19, and Omar Robert Rosales Hensley, 19, have each been charged with felony possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine).

According to the Pocatello Police Department, an officer stopped a vehicle being driven by Randall in the 1100 block of East Sublette Street at approximately 3 p.m. Thursday. Police said Randall was pulled over for an expired registration violation.

During the traffic stop, the officer discovered that Randall had a warrant for his arrest. The Pocatello Police Department also said that Randall and his two passengers, Beach and Rosales Hensley, were found to be in possession of several items containing methamphetamine.

All three were taken into custody and have been booked into the Bannock County jail. A preliminary hearing in the case has been scheduled for Sept. 28 at 10:30 a.m. at the Bannock County Courthouse.


Comments Off on Michelle Lynn Effler, 42, and Joseph Steven Hamrick, 46, charged with trafficking in Methamphetamine after raid on Old Fort house

A McDowell County couple has been charged after police say they found methamphetamine during a raid.

Michelle Lynn Effler, 42, and Joseph Steven Hamrick, 46, both of Old Fort are both charged with trafficking in methamphetamine and possession with intent to sell and deliver methamphetamine.

On Thursday, Aug. 31, sheriff’s deputies assisted state probation/parole officers with a search at Effler’s Mashburn Branch Road residence.

Authorities located 32.1 grams of methamphetamine.


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A 56-year-old Enid man was sentenced to 10 years in prison on charges of indecent exposure and drug possession.

David Lee Simmons pleaded no contest Thursday before District Judge Paul Woodward to charges of possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and indecent exposure. The indecent exposure charge was amended from a charge of outraging public decency.

He also pleaded guilty to charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia in another case.

Woodward sentenced Simmons to 10 years in prison, with credit for time served, ordered him to be subject to the state’s methamphetamine and sex offender registrations upon his release, and ordered him to pay fees and costs associated with the case.

The newest case, filed Aug. 31, 2016, stemmed from an arrest where police found Simmons in his truck with his penis tied to the vehicle’s steering wheel.

According to an affidavit filed in the case, Enid Police Department Officer Dustin Fitzwater was sent at 12:18 a.m. Aug. 27, 2016, to the area of 400 E. Wabash on a report of a suspicious vehicle.

Fitzwater was told a red and black Chevrolet pickup was parked in the lot behind 451 E. Leona Mitchell, according to the affidavit. Dispatch also told Fitzwater the truck had been there several times in the past few days.

Officer Robert Grassino spoke with two witnesses. The two told Grassino they had noticed Simmons in the area almost every day for the past several weeks , according to the affidavit. Fitzwater was told Simmons had parked in the same area the past couple of days early in the morning before school would start at Carver Early Childhood Center, 815 S. 5th.

Fitzwater was told Simmons was seen multiple times parked for several hours each day, according to the affidavit. Fitzwater was also told Simmons was seen with binoculars as children were walking to and from school and seen driving around the area during school hours.

Fitzwater placed Simmons into custody. During an inventory of his truck, officers found a pair of binoculars between the driver’s seat and center console, according to the affidavit. A fully loaded syringe with a brown substance, which field-tested positive for methamphetamine, also was found in the truck.

At the time of this arrest, Simmons was free on $25,000 bond for another possession of methamphetamine charge stemming from an arrest in March 2016.