Archive for March, 2011

11 caught in meth roundup

Posted: 30th March 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized

DEA agents and El Paso police arrested 11 people on suspicion of being part of local methamphetamine manufacturing rings, federal officials said Thursday. Ring members allegedly would go to various pharmacies to buy products with pseudoephedrine and then use it to produce methamphetamine in a process known as “cooking.” The arrests were made Thursday and […]

TYLER MORNING TELEGRAPH – Canton police early Friday arrested seven people on drug charges after receiving a tip that methamphetamine was being sold and used at the Motel 6. Police received a 911 call about a man looking into the windows of adjoining rooms at the motel at approximately 2 a.m. today. After attempting to […]

Police received information about possible drug activity at the suspects residence in the 200 block of Sebring Drive in Scottsboro. Police say they went to home and found a small amount of methamphetamine and items used to inject meth. Katherine Young is charged with possesion of a controlled substance and possessions of drug paraphernalia. Young […]

VICTORVILLE • A Hesperia man who beat an Iraq war veteran to death with a ball-peen hammer was convicted of first-degree murder after jurors deliberated less than 30 minutes. The jurors found Johnny Acosta, 46, guilty of the murder of cable worker Trevor John Neiman, shortly after attorneys finished their closing arguments late Wednesday. They […]

WILLMAR — A Willmar man was fined more than $1,200 and placed on probation Wednesday after being convicted in two separate cases, one drug-related and the other involving terroristic threats against a former girlfriend and a high-speed car chase. Petrolino Molina, 27, could have faced jail or prison time. But Kandiyohi County District Court Judge […]

STILLWATER — The mother of a Waukomis teen who died last year in Stillwater of a methamphetamine overdose no longer is facing a murder charge in her daughter’s death. Payne County District Judge Phillip Corley reduced a charge Thursday against Doris Sharrane Rigsby, 34, of Waukomis, from first-degree murder to child neglect resulting in death. […]

Meth lab found following PRP standoff

Posted: 25th March 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized

Louisville Metro Police found a meth lab inside a home where police spent 9 hours on a standoff that ended early Thursday morning. Metro Narcotics officers went to a house in the 6300 block of Greenwood Road about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday after gathering information that methamphetamine may have been being manufactured there, said Lt. Richard […]

South Bend woman facing meth charges

Posted: 25th March 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized

A 25-year-old South Bend women is facing methamphetamine charges after police search a home on Dubail Street. The home on the 800 block of East Dubail Street is across the street from Studebaker Elementary School. “Within 1,000 feet of a school, it amps up the charges. So there’s a list of reasons why that’s not […]

During a recent investigation into the illegal purchase of pseudoephedrine by subjects involved in the illegal manufacture of methamphetamine, troopers with the Lake Charles office of the Louisiana State Police Bureau Investigations obtained an arrest warrant for 32-year-old Shannon Austin of DeQuincy. The warrant was executed yesterday at a hotel in Lake Charles where Austin […]

A traffic stop led to the arrest of a local man, Michael Cash, 35, after failure to stop at a stop sign. Durant Police Officer McEachern made the stop around 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday and observed Cash acting as though he were looking for or concealing something, according to the report. McEachern then asked Cash […]

TAMPA — A middle school teacher is accused of drug trafficking after he tried to buy 2 ounces of methamphetamine from an undercover detective Wednesday, deputies say. Keith Bernard Jones, 39, teaches sixth grade at Davidsen Middle School, according to the school’s website. He was jailed in lieu of $100,000 bail Thursday evening. At about […]

Man killed in P-lab explosion

Posted: 25th March 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized

A man died in an explosion at a P-lab in a house south of Auckland yesterday evening. Emergency services were called to the property, on Mckinney Rd at Glenbrook, near Pukekohe, after reports of a blast shortly before 6pm. Neighbours said “everyone knows” the house was used to cook methamphetamine and it was not surprising […]

Owner of quirky Mill Valley shop arrested on suspicion of selling methamphetamine as his eviction date nears. Eight days before he was set to be evicted, Fairfax resident Dave McDonald, the owner of one of the oldest businesses in downtown Mill Valley, was arrested Wednesday afternoon on suspicion of selling methamphetamine at the store, law […]

Two defendants were sentenced Wednesday for the murder of businessman Larry Norris, and although the circumstances of their convictions were starkly different, they will both spend decades in prison. Wednesday afternoon, Judge Patrick Robb ordered Michael Limley to serve 25 years in prison for second degree murder. Limley pleaded guilty, cooperated with investigators and prosecutors, […]

In re: BB

Posted: 24th March 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized

The five-year-old minor was placed in protective custody in January 2010 after he was discovered living with his mother and her boyfriend in a trailer deemed uninhabitable due to numerous health and safety hazards. In January 2010, the Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) filed a petition seeking jurisdiction over the minor […]

Defense begins in Lakemper murder trial

Posted: 24th March 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized

The defense opened its presentation on Wednesday in the trial of Cobey Wade Lakemper with testimony from a psychiatrist who said that Lakemper was suffering from mental illnesses at the time of the murder of Wendy Cartledge-Carter, and for much of his life. Dr. Shawn Agharkar testified that he met with Lakemper for more than […]

MARION, Va. — A Sugar Grove father and son, accused of kidnapping and killing a Marion teenager, were indicted Tuesday on capital murder charges by a Smyth County grand jury. Four others, including one woman originally listed as a victim, have been charged in connection with either the abduction or slaying. Nathan Cord Combs, 18, […]

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Clear Lake man has been sentenced to 135 months in federal prison on meth charges. Jeffrey Smith, 27, of Clear Lake, was sentenced after pleading guilty on December 30, 2010, to distributing methamphetamine. According to information provided by prosecutors, on June 4, 2010, Smith delivered one ounce of 99 percent pure […]

BROOKVILLE, Ind. — The long saga of the Franklin County Conn family is nearly over, with a guilty plea on Wednesday from a third family member. Barbara Gambill, 45, who’s also known as Spurlock, pleaded guilty in Franklin Circuit Court to an amended charge of conspiracy to commit battery with a deadly weapon, a Class […]

Shortly before 11:00 p.m. on January 27, 2009, Tulare County deputy sheriffs and Dinuba police officers responded to a 911 call reporting a gunshot at the home of Roberto Alvarez, located just outside the Dinuba city limits. They found Roberto lying in the master bedroom. He had been shot in the head but was still […]

EVANSVILLE — A judge refused to reduce the bail of a man facing seven felony charges for allegedly confining, beating and forcing a woman to perform a sex act last week. Willie C. Steverson, 24, is being held at the Vanderburgh County Jail on a $40,000 cash-only bond. He appeared in Vanderburgh Circuit Court on […]

The owner of a financially struggling novelty gift and porn boutique in Mill Valley was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of selling methamphetamine at the store, authorities said. David McDonald, the proprietor of The Pleasure Principle at 74 Throckmorton Ave., was taken into custody after state and local drug agents served a warrant at the shop. […]

The four Castle Rock Middle School students suspended after methamphetamine was found in a school bathroom have been issued citations. Billings Police Sgt. Kevin Iffland said a 14-year-old boy was cited with criminal possession of dangerous drugs, a felony. Another 14-year-old boy was cited with criminal possession of dangerous drugs by accountability, also a felony. […]

SCOTLAND — A Scotland man pleaded not guilty this morning to killing his four-month-old son earlier this month. Chris Miller pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder, first-degree manslaughter and aggravated assault during an appearance at Tyndall. He has also been accused of violating probation set after a 2009 conviction for manufacturing methamphetamine. Miller’s son, Jacob, […]

Billings woman admits meth trafficking

Posted: 24th March 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized

Billings resident Joy Crabtree Pigman admitted Wednesday that she conspired to distribute methamphetamine in the community for about two years. Pigman, 58, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Billings to conspiracy to distribute meth from December 2007 to November 2009. Her son, Michael Dean Swanson, who was indicted separately, admitted to the same charge […]