Archive for May, 2011

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Kershaw County deputies have charged a man with murder after he confessed to shooting a woman near a methamphetamine lab set up in her Lugoff home. Sheriff Jim Matthews said 49-year-old Greg Smith led deputies Sunday to the gun used to kill 59 year-old victim Debra Tyler on Saturday. Smith was the only survivor Saturday […]

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MODESTO, Calif. — A DUI check point in Modesto yielded not only several drunk driving arrests Sunday, but the confiscation of $45,000-worth of methamphetamine as well. At about 10:50 p.m. Sunday, Modesto Police manning a DUI checkpoint in northwest Modesto witnessed an approaching driver throw a purse out of the window of his car. Officers […]

Korean-American in Mexico meth case

Posted: 31st May 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized
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Gang member arrested; first time Mexican drugs found on sale here The prosecution said Sunday they recently indicted a former Korean-American gang member for smuggling methamphetamine from Mexico and selling it here. It was the first time that the drugs from Mexico have been found to be traded in Korea where most illegal drugs come […]

Comments Off on Deputies catch barn burglar, find meth, ecstasy, guns

Church parking lot thief’s accomplice arrested Bart Michael Benedetti, 42, of Fayetteville, has been charged with multiple felonies after being caught May 24 while trying to burglarize a barn on Kirkley Road just north of Tyrone, according to Investigator Brent Rowan, public information officer for the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office. Benedetti was initially charged with […]

Comments Off on Crews respond to shed fire; discover meth lab

Port Huron Fire Department responded to a report of a shed fire about 1 p.m. today behind a residence in the 1100 block of Union Street. While the fire was nearly out when crews arrived, officials discovered evidence of a methamphetamine lab inside the 10 foot by 10 foot structure, Port Huron Police Sgt. Roger […]

Three arrested on federal meth charges

Posted: 31st May 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized
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Monmouth, Ill. — Three more arrests have been made in an operation aimed at area methamphetamine activity. On Thursday, McDonough and Warren County deputies, along with city officers from Macomb and Monmouth and United States Marshals Service arrested William J. Cooper, 29, Heather M. Hawkins, 24, and Nathan E. Nickols, 22, all of Monmouth, on […]

Comments Off on Three charged in connection with Owosso meth lab

OWOSSO — Three arrests have been made after a year-and-a-half long Mid-Michigan Area Group Narcotics Enforcement Team (MAGNET) investigation into a small house fire believed to be caused by a methamphetamine lab. Matthew Frasher, Jody Holtz and Zachary Stowe have been arrested and arraigned in a federal court, according to MAGNET Lt. Jim Wolfe. All […]

Muncie man joins girlfriend in jail

Posted: 31st May 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized
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MUNCIE — A convicted felon joined his girlfriend in the Delaware County Jail this week where both are now awaiting trial on methamphetamine charges. Bobby Emberton, 32, 6250 W. Memorial Drive, was arrested Wednesday night on two counts of dealing methamphetamine, a Class A felony carrying a standard prison sentence of 30 years, one count […]

Comments Off on Suspected meth lab found at Lancaster motel

LANCASTER — City police arrested two people on Friday in connection with an apparent methamphetamine lab at the Relax Inn, 1327 River Valley Blvd. An employee called police to the hotel when she smelled what she believed to be cooking methamphetamine, according to a police report. Inside a hotel room, officers discovered items used to […]

Comments Off on $200,000 Meth Seizure At Highway 86 Checkpoint

Salton City, California – Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio station arrested a smuggler yesterday attempting to transport approximately $200,000 worth of methamphetamine. The incident occurred at around 9 a.m., when a Border Patrol canine team alerted to a silver-colored Ford Windstar at the Highway 86 Checkpoint near Salton City, Calif. The minivan was […]

Comments Off on Two squatters with active meth lab found in house for sale at 622 Edgewood St.

An active methamphetamine lab in the pole barn isn’t exactly a selling point for most real estate agents. But that is exactly what one local real estate agent found in the pole barn of a house for sale at 622 Edgewood St. The agent, who was unavailable for comment, reported two people staying in the […]

2 Arrested For Operating Meth Lab

Posted: 31st May 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized
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Bradley County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit detectives have quarantined a room of a South Lee Highway motel after discovering an active methamphetamine lab. Two people who were in the room when detectives arrived with a search warrant Thursday were removed due to the immediate danger to health that is the result of mixing dangerous […]

Comments Off on Florida man Shawn Hinesly, 34, busted for meth lab after entering hospital in underwear with burns

A Florida man severely burned in a meth lab accident walked into a hospital wearing only his skivvies and walked out in handcuffs. Shawn Hinesley, 34, was busted Wednesday on drug charges, two weeks after he showed up at the Santa Rosa Medical Center in his undies, authorities said. Cops grew suspicious after Hinesley’s mother […]

Comments Off on Five plead guilty in methamphetamine case

TAHLEQUAH — Five Cherokee County men involved in a drug conspiracy investigated by local, state and federal authorities entered guilty pleas Thursday. Jose Alfredo Marquez, 27; Pedro Marquez and Carlos Contreras, both 20; Toby Brave, 36; and Steven Luna, 32, entered pleas as a result of a probe by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and […]

Comments Off on Seven arrested after meth lab found in Southside

Seven people were arrested at a house in Southside after the Etowah County Drug Enforcement Unit got a tip that methamphetamine was being made and sold there, Rob Savage, commander of the drug unit, said. Agents went to the house on Hall Street about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday after getting the tip. The owner, Jerry Dean […]

Comments Off on Parents drug usage leaves baby unattended; father tries to kill imaginary people

Parents of a 14 month old baby admitted to police that they had been on a methamphetamine binge for days, leaving their 14 month old infant to fend for himself in a crib in a separate room. Longview, Texas police were alerted when the father, 34 year old Jason Wayne Beasley, proceeded to run amok […]

Comments Off on Three Cedartown residents arrested for manufacturing/trafficking methamphetamine

Three Cedartown residents have been as a result of a four month investigation by thePolk County Narcotics Enforcement Team into trafficking methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, and sales of methamphetamine in Polk County. According to NET Team commander, Captain Michael McGee, The Narcotics Enforcement Team recently obtained information regarding the illegal distribution of methamphetamine from 115 […]

Comments Off on Drug enforcement team arrests four, seizes 17 pounds of meth

The Westside Interagency Narcotics Team arrested an Oak Hills resident and three associates on Monday morning and seized more than 17 pounds of methamphetamine and $44,000 in cash. Based on an ongoing investigation of a suspected drug runner, WIN detectives conducted a traffic stop on Jose Maldonado-Elizalde, 28, who was driving a pickup, around 10:30 […]

Comments Off on Jackson woman to spend at least 20 months in prison for driving with methamphetamine lab and 8-month-old in car

A woman found driving a mobile methamphetamine lab with her infant son in the car is going to prison for at least 20 months. Jackson County Circuit Judge John McBain sentenced Elizabeth Rickman, 20, today to prison for 20 months to 20 years for maintaining a lab in the presence of a child. She was […]

Comments Off on Woman busted with $200,000 worth of methamphetamine in her groceries

A woman tried to smuggle $200,000 worth of methamphetamine into California by hiding the drugs among her groceries, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said today. The unidentified 37-year-old driver was stopped about 9 a.m. Wednesday at the checkpoint northwest of Westmorland, at the intersection of highways 78 and 86. The mini-van driver had a valid […]

Comments Off on Yuma Border Patrol agents seize meth and marijuana

Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents arrested two suspected drug smugglers and seized 20 pounds of methamphetamine and 49 pounds of marijuana in two seperate drug smuggling attempts on Sunday. In the first incident, agent Robert Lowry, a spokesman for the Yuma Communications Division, said agents assigned to the Blythe Station checkpoint on Highway 95 referred […]

4th person arrested in Warsaw meth case

Posted: 26th May 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized
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A fourth person accused in an April meth case in Warsaw has been arrested, the Kosciusko County Drug Task Force said today. Kathy Renee Murray, 55, of Warsaw was arrested Tuesday afternoon on felony charges of dealing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine and possession of meth precursors, the task force said in a statement. She was […]

11-year-old girl living in meth lab

Posted: 26th May 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized
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Police have found an 11-year-old girl living in a “significant sized” methamphetamine lab in the western Bay of Plenty. The lab was discovered when officers and the Armed Offender Squad carried out a search at a Te Puke house yesterday. They arrested and charged a 35-year-old man with manufacturing and supplying methamphetamine. A 55-year-old man […]

Comments Off on Cushing Man Jailed on $100,000 Bond on Sexting Charge

Stillwater, Okla.) — A 24-year-old Cushing man who was already on probation for methamphetamine possession has been jailed on $100,000 bail on a charge of sending nude photos of himself to a 14-year-old girl’s cell phone to solicit a sexual encounter. Thomas Lee Mays, who was arrested last week, had failed to appear in court […]

Comments Off on Provo death was a contract killing over 1 oz. of meth, police say

PROVO — A Provo man shot in the forehead and found dead on his porch earlier this month was the subject of a contract killing paid for with 1 ounce of methamphetamine, police say. Yuri Sanchez Lara, 32, hired 38-year-old Darrell Wayne Morris to kill Andy Wendell Purcell, according to police affidavits filed Wednesday in […]