Archive for April, 2011

Comments Off on Operation Pirate Town nets more than 70 suspected gang members in Harbor area

Police and federal agents descended on neighborhoods in the Harbor Gateway and Wilmington area of Los Angeles early Thursday, arresting dozens of reputed gang members and their associates in a raid targeting illegal weapons and drug dealing by local gang members. At least 80 people had been arrested as of 10 a.m. in the raid […]

Comments Off on Facebook Teen Love Triangle Ends in Brutal Slaying

WARNING – the following excerpts contain crude vulgar language and a gruesome description of a brutal murder. On the evening of Sunday, April 17, a group of close teenagers met at a friend’s house in the wooded backroads of central Florida as they usually do every evening to chat, flirt, gossip and do drugs. But […]

Comments Off on Six arrested for murdering 15-year-old Marion County boy

MARION COUNTY, Fla. – Six people are under arrest, charged with the horrific murder of a 15-year-old Marion County boy. Deputies say Seath Tyler Jackson was lured to a home in Summerfield, near Ocala, Sunday night by text messages. According to reports, Jackson’s ex-girlfriend, 15-year-old Amber Wright, texted him non-stop, telling him she wanted to […]

LaBelle’s Thomas McGill Arrested Again

Posted: 29th April 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized

LABELLE, FL. — Thomas William McGill, 30 has been arrested again. This time charged with two counts of dealing in stolen property, trafficking in amphetamines or methamphetamine over 14 grams, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was charged on April 20th and arraignment will be before Judge Nickolas Thompson on June 21st at 8:30 in […]

Comments Off on Murder suspect is being ‘crucified’ by media

A defense lawyer for one of the teens arrested for the murder of a 15-year-old boy intends to ask a judge to restrict the public and press from court proceedings, seal records related to the case, and gag all parties from discussing the case in public due to “intense media scrutiny” that he feels compromises […]

Comments Off on Estacada resident arrested on array of drug charges

Estacada resident James Robert Svoboda was arrested Wednesday evening at his home on four drug-related charges involving the alleged manufacture and sale of methamphetamine. Officers from the Clackamas County Interagency Task Force – with the assistance of the Oregon National Guard – surrounded Svoboda’s home at 162 S.E. Pierce St. at about 5 p.m. Wednesday. […]

Meth lab found in vehicle in Clare County

Posted: 29th April 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized
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A 48-year-old man is facing charges after he an investigation that netted an active meth lab in a vehicle earlier this week in Clare County. The Bay Area Narcotics Enforcement Team reports the incident occurred Tuesday in the Lake George area using information developed by detectives and the Clare County Sheriff’s Office. The meth lab […]

13-Indicted In Meth Ring

Posted: 29th April 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized
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TERRE HAUTE, IN (WIBQ) — A grand jury indicted 13 people for trafficking large amounts of meth in the Terre Haute community earlier this week. The indictment charges conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine. The indictment alleges that the defendants used multiple sources of supply to bring pound quantities of “crystal” […]

Comments Off on Detectives seize meth worth $180,0004 arrested: 2 homes, 4 cars searched, taken

OLYMPIA – Detectives with the Thurston County Narcotics Task Force seized more than four pounds of suspected methamphetamine and $71,000 in cash after executing two search warrants Tuesday – one at a residence in the 900 block of Garfield Street East in Tenino, the other in the 8500 block of Steilacoom Road Southeast. Detectives arrested […]

Comments Off on Berkeley man arrested for possession of meth, cocaine worth $225,000

A Berkeley man is in federal custody in Sacramento after sheriff’s deputies found five pounds of methamphetamine and 22 pounds of cocaine hidden in his car during a routine traffic stop last week near Redding, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Roberto Sandoval, 44, is set for an arraignment in federal court in Sacramento […]

Comments Off on Arizona sheriff’s deputies arrest 3 in connection to methamphetamine sales in Navajo County

HOLBROOK, Ariz. — Three people have been arrested for allegedly selling methamphetamine in eastern Arizona. Navajo County Sheriff’s officials say detectives found 60 grams of meth at a home Tuesday in the Silver Lake Estates near Show Low. Officers also found a small amount of marijuana and some drug paraphernalia along with a pistol and […]

Comments Off on Potentially hazardous chemicals, believed to have been used in production of methamphetamine, prompts shut-down of Route 5 in Holyoke

HOLYOKE – Emergency personnel closed a section of Route 5 for over an hour starting late Thursday morning following the discovery of two one-gallon jugs believed to contain chemical by-product from the ilegal production of methamphetamine. Since then, similar jugs have been found in various areas of the city, including six that were discovered behind […]

Comments Off on Flagstaff drug investigation leads to 5 arrests

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — A lengthy investigation has led to the arrests of five people on suspicion of selling methamphetamine out of a Flagstaff motel. Authorities began investigating suspected drug activity after receiving complaints from citizens. A Metro anti-narcotics task force spokesman says agents made several undercover drug buys at the motel. The Arizona Daily Sun […]

Comments Off on Zetas drug gang uses Dallas as hub in growing empire

DALLAS A shadowy Mexican drug gang that sprang from the Texas-Mexico border region just a dozen years ago has made North Texas a key hub in a criminal enterprise that now extends through Central America and into Colombia, law enforcement officials say. The notoriously brutal group known as the Zetas has used family and personal […]

A 49-year-old Novato man was arrested Tuesday night after officers discovered methamphetamine, cash and a video depicting him engaging in sexual activity with a child, police said. William Jay Taylor was arrested at 10:40 p.m. after police searched his home in the 700 block of Del Mar Avenue, according to a Novato police statement. The […]

Comments Off on Two Arrested in St. Johns County Meth Lab Search

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. — A St. Johns County man and woman were arrested Tuesday afternoon when police came to search their property in response to complaints about possible methamphetamine manufacturing. The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office served the warrant at a home in the 6000 block of Santina Way. Michael Edward Green, 32, and […]

Comments Off on Defendant tries to explain situation that led to shooting

A self-described methamphetamine dealer gave rambling, emotional testimony at his murder trial Wednesday in an attempt to explain to an Anchorage jury why he fatally shot another man last year in Mountain View. Ryan Angelo Malapit Sargento, 29, admits to killing 30-year-old John Lee “Dopey” Taylor outside an apartment building on Thompson Avenue the morning […]

Comments Off on Mother, son charged in assault, robbery of Lynnwood man

LYNNWOOD — The beginning of a bitter divorce looks to have taken a violent and bloody turn for a Lynnwood man. Now his wife and her son are facing serious criminal allegations in connection with a late-night attack. Debra Glenn, 53, is accused of sneaking into the house she once shared with her husband and […]

Comments Off on Alleged Latin Kings associate Jose ‘Michael Jackson’ Colon pleads guilty

An alleged Latin Kings associate who was arrested out of state in the July 21 sweep of suspected gang members and their associates pleaded guilty in federal court today. Jose “Michael Jackson” Colon, of Las Vegas, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine and possession with intent to deliver 500 […]

Man Sentenced for Assault on Wife

Posted: 28th April 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized
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A husband was sentenced Tuesday to more than a month in jail for kicking his wife in the face during a heated argument last week. San Saelee, 30, of Sacramento was arrested the morning of April 20 at his Hackberry Lane residence just outside Carmichael on charges of domestic violence and false imprisonment. His 27-year-old […]

Comments Off on Colorado couple accused of using small plane to transport methamphetamine to Philadelphia area

BLUE BELL, Pa. — A Colorado couple is charged with transporting methamphetamine to Philadelphia on board a small personal airplane. Investigators say 51-year-old James Handzus and 41-year-old Tamara Vincent, both of Rifle, Colo., were arrested Friday after they met an undercover detective at a suburban Philadelphia restaurant with a pound of methamphetamine. Montgomery County District […]

Comments Off on SW Idaho man sentenced to more than 7 years for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine

BOISE, Idaho — A southwestern Idaho man has been sentenced to roughly seven years in prison for planning to distribute methamphetamine in Idaho. U.S. District Judge Edward Lodge sentenced 45-year-old Meliton Nunez-Felix, of Caldwell, on Tuesday to 87 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute meth. Nunez-Felix admitted to planning to distribute the 500 grams […]

Comments Off on Metro agents make methamphetamine lab arrest

Metro Narcotics agents arrested a man Monday in connection with a suspected methamphetamine lab found April 4 in the 1500 block of Bailey Street in West Monroe. At that time, agents found the materials necessary to make meth in a trailer at the residence. According to reports, a witness said Tommy Davis, 43, of 1520 […]

Comments Off on Man sentenced to federal prison in South Dakota drug case involving large amount of meth

RAPID CITY, S.D. — A Washington state man who was caught in South Dakota with what authorities say was a large amount of methamphetamine has been sentenced to three years and eight months in federal prison. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says 27-year-old Francisco Garcia was in a vehicle stopped by a South Dakota Highway Patrol […]

Flying drug ring grounded

Posted: 27th April 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized
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COURTHOUSE — A Colorado couple who flew from Las Vegas to Wings Field in a 1959 Piper Comanche planned to sell a pound of methamphetamine to help pay their travel expenses, but instead the two were nabbed by Montgomery County narcotics officers and sent to jail. James Handzus, 51, and Tamara Vincent, 41, of Rifle, […]