Archive for March, 2011

40 years in beating death

Posted: 31st March 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized
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Judge issues sentence in manslaughter case, says crime shows ‘absolute spiritual emptiness’ One of the two men charged in beating a friend to death last year for money and drugs will spend the next 40 years in prison. Payton Edward Strum, 23, pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter in January in the death of 27-year-old Joe […]

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A court case for a Salem man accused of sex abuse of a child was postponed Wednesday until April 15. Shawn Dixon, 30, is charged with two counts of using a child in a display of sexually explicit conduct; two counts of delivering methamphetamine to a minor; one count of delivering marijuana to a minor; […]

Comments Off on Warrick authorities arrest two for alleged meth making

Two people were jailed in Warrick County, Ind., on Wednesday for allegedly making methamphetamine in the presence of young children. James Frederick Divine, 32, of 8444 Countrywood Court in southern Warrick County and Brittany Redfield, 30, of Evansville face multiple charges. They were arrested by Warrick County Sheriff’s Office deputies at the Countrywood Court address, […]

Comments Off on Suspected meth lab found in Boulder homeless camp

Authorities discovered a suspected methamphetamine lab in a homeless camp under a viaduct north of 47th Street and Valmont Road, according to Boulder County sheriff’s Cmdr. Tommy Sloan. Boulder police officers responding to a complaint from a neighbor discovered the homeless camp Tuesday evening on a ledge under the bridge that carries Foothills Parkway over […]

Comments Off on 3 Mexican brothers face death by hanging if convicted in Malaysia drug trafficking trial

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Three Mexican brothers held on suspicion of producing methamphetamine in Malaysia face the death penalty if convicted of drug trafficking, a government lawyer said Wednesday. The three were arrested together with a Malaysian and a Singaporean in March 2008 at a secluded factory in Malaysia’s southern Johor state where police found […]

Comments Off on Suspect faces charges after car found loaded with chemicals for making meth

Police say a man faces charges after a vehicle was found loaded with chemicals to make methamphetamine. Members of the fire paramedic service’s hazardous materials unit and the police’s clandestine lab unit were called to Pembina Highway and Ducharme Road in St. Norbert after officers pulled the suspect’s vehicle over shortly before midnight Monday evening. […]

Comments Off on Nine arrested, drugs seized in Wellington raids

Police seized a “substantial amount” of methamphetamine and arrested nine people in raids across Wellington this morning. Five men and four women were arrested when 60 police staff simultaneously searched properties in Berhampore, Petone, Lower Hutt, Wainuiomata and Masterton, Lower Hutt Senior Sergeant Steve Harwood said. Police also seized two cannabis growing operations and stolen […]

Domestic violence

Posted: 30th March 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized
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A 29-year-old Ephrata man was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence after allegedly throwing his cell phone at his wife while the couple was parked at a business on East Lake Sammamish Parkway March 18. The wife sustained a cut and black eye during the alleged attack and was transported to Overlake Hospital. The wife […]

Meth lab found in Parkton

Posted: 30th March 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized
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Officials in Robeson County were working late Tuesday night dismantling a methamphetamine lab found in a Parkton home, according to the Robeson County Sheriff. Sheriff Kenneth Sealey said deputies were called to a home in the 200 block of East Parkton Tobermory Road about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday to a report of a domestic violence disturbance. […]

Crime report for March 29

Posted: 30th March 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized
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ALLIANCE ARREST Jeffry A. Bezon II, 30, of 242 W. Summit St., was arrested at 6 p.m. Monday at his home on two counts of illegal manufacture of drugs. Stark County Jail records said he was making methamphetamine at his home on Sunday and Monday, and in the vicinity of 9- and 10-year-old children. Police […]

Comments Off on Outlaw Biker Arrested for Having Drugs, Illegal Weapons

PERRIS – An outlaw biker allegedly running a “chop shop” at his Perris residence, where illegal guns and drugs were stored, was arrested today – – but not before his dog attacked a police dog and was shot and killed, a Riverside County sheriff’s sergeant said. Todd Payne, 36, was taken into custody by members […]

Man gets 81 years for veteran’s murder

Posted: 30th March 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized
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VICTORVILLE, Calif. (KABC) — A man who beat to death an Iraq War veteran has been sentenced to 81 years in prison. Johnny Acosta was convicted of murder for the 2009 death of Trevor Neiman. Neiman, 25, was working as a cable television installer at a Victorville home when Acosta walked up behind him and […]

Comments Off on Secretary Napolitano’s Remarks on Border Safety Simply Not True

March 25, 2011 – San Diego, CA – Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano’s recent remarks concerning border safety are wrong and give citizens a false sense of security. Napolitano stated that the idea that violence is spilling into U.S. border cities is “wrong” and that “the border is better now than it ever has […]

Comments Off on Botetourt County deputies find meth lab in Jeep

BOTETOURT COUNTY, Va.— Botetourt County deputies say they found a meth lab during a traffic stop Friday afternoon. Deputies say they stopped a Jeep on U. S. Route 460 around 5:30 p.m. Investigators arrested Christopher Allen Paitsell and Brandon Matthew Wolfe. The two men, both from New Castle, are charged with manufacturing and possessing methamphetamine. […]

Road Rage Killing: Victim Had Drug Record

Posted: 30th March 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized
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The defense of a Livermore man charged with murder likely hinges on whether the Fremont man he stabbed during a road rage fight was under the influence of drugs. Cort Holbrook, 42, is charged with the killing. His attorney, Eric Schweitzer, is awaiting a toxicology report on Ricky Ziesmer. The 48-year-old had a long history […]

Comments Off on Charges filed in Whitley meth blast that killed 1

COLUMBIA CITY, Ind.— A Fort Wayne man has been arrested in connection with the death of a woman in a methamphetamine lab explosion. The Journal Gazette reports 25-year-old Joshua Angus was arrested on charges including suspicion of reckless homicide and attempt to manufacture methamphetamine. He was being held Tuesday in the Whitley County Jail in […]

Comments Off on Lincoln County Authorities Arrest As Many As 21 Monday

Fayetteville, TN – Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department deputies stayed busy Monday as they rounded up as many as 21 alleged methamphetamine dealers. Federal authorities issued 21 indictments last week and Monday deputies served those warrants. “We’ve targeted the bigger cooks, the ones that have the bigger groups and the bigger followings. The main thing is […]

Comments Off on Federal Funding to Clean Up Meth Labs Exhausted

Tennessee officials say the scourge of methamphetamine is costing 1.1 billion dollars a year, and that price is going up. Federal funding to clean up meth labs is drying up. TOMMY FARMER, TENN. METH TASK FORCE “It’s the perfect storm..is what we’re dealing with right now. Tennessee rises to the dubious distinction of being the […]

Comments Off on 2 arrested after meth lab found in parked RV

WATERLOO — Two men allegedly sneaked into a parked RV and set up a methamphetamine lab Thursday, police said. Mandel Charles Lagow, 37, of 622 Reber Ave., and Bradley Alan Neisen, 26, of 744 Home Acres, Evansdale, were arrested and later charged with conspiracy to manufacture meth and trespassing. According to court records, a resident […]

Comments Off on Woman to plead guilty in North Dakota meth case

FARGO, N.D. (AP) – 1 of 6 people charged in a conspiracy to sell drugs in North Dakota and Minnesota has agreed to plead guilty. Christeena Barker is charged in federal court with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance. Authorities say the conspiracy moved more than 500 grams of methamphetamine to […]

Comments Off on Wanted man, girlfriend and two small children go for a ride with meth and marijuana, say police

GOBLES – A man who has allegedly been on the run from police for nearly two years was arrested Saturday afternoon by Van Buren County Sheriff’s deputies. Jason Smith, 21, is wanted by both Allegan and Kalamazoo counties for home invasion and methamphetamine violations, according to police. Police say when Smith was stopped around 4:30 […]

Comments Off on Tuba City Woman Sentenced To Federal Prison For Selling Methamphetamine

PHOENIX – Windy Whirlwindsoldier, 33, of Tuba City, Ariz. was sentenced on March 21, 2011 to 42 months in federal prison by the Honorable Paul G. Rosenblatt, after pleading guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute Five Grams or More of Actual Methamphetamine. On April 14, 2010, Whirlwindsoldier, and her co-conspirator, Leola Dale Edison, sold […]

Comments Off on Meth may replace crack cocaine as primary drug threat

Methamphetamine continues to be a major drug threat in Louisiana and law enforcement reporting indicates it is replacing crack cocaine as the primary drug threat in some areas because of its availability, low cost and long lasting effects, according to a 2009 publication from the Office of National Drug Control Policy. Metro Narcotics Capt. Hank […]

Comments Off on Public knew of drug house before blast – police

Police are “disappointed” members of the public did not alert them to methamphetamine production in a house that later exploded and killed the ‘p’ cook. Police today named the dead man as Clint Gordon Curly, 25, of Waiuku. He was killed in an explosion at a rural home in Glenbrook, west of Papatoetoe, on Thursday. […]

Comments Off on Feds indict 11 suspects in drug trafficking organization operating along Arizona-Mexico border

TUCSON, Ariz. — Federal authorities say they’ve broken up a drug trafficking organization operating along the Arizona-Mexico border. They say the drug ring was responsible for trafficking kilo-sized quantities of heroin, methamphetamine and cocaine into the United States from northern Mexico. Federal agents arrested three suspects in and around Phoenix and Rio Rico on Wednesday […]