Archive for May, 2011

Comments Off on B.C. man’s disappearance leads to massive meth bust

Loaded guns strewn around home, loaded gun kept in baby’s crib The discovery of a major methamphetamine-producing operation in B. C. with links to organized crime in Europe began as a missing persons case in Vancouver. Mounties held a news conference Wednesday to show off the weapons, money, drugs and drug-producing equipment seized in the […]

Six felony arrests made

Posted: 26th May 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized
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LAKE COUNTY — Undercover operations, probation searches and the service of search warrants by the Sheriff’s Narcotics Task Force on Thursday night and lasted into Friday morning resulted in six felony arrests, the seizure of methamphetamine and marijuana and the seizing of two handguns one of which was reported stolen out of Clearlake. On Thursday […]

Comments Off on Twin Falls man pleads guilty to trafficking in methamphetamine

TWIN FALLS, Idaho — A 38-year-old Twin Falls man has pleaded guilty to felony trafficking in methamphetamine. The Times-News reports that Christopher James Roland entered the guilty plea in Twin Falls County’s 5th District Court on Monday. Roland was arrested in late April on an outstanding warrant. Prosecutors say he possessed 47 grams of meth […]

Police bust meth lab

Posted: 25th May 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized
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A 35 year old man is now charged with the manufacture and supply of methamphetamine and a 55 year old man is charged with allowing a premises to be used for offences against the Misuse of Drugs Act. Western Bay of Plenty CIB acting officer in charge, Detective Senior Sergeant Lindsay Pilbrow, says two men, […]

Comments Off on Three Iranians detained for smuggling crystal methamphetamine at Suvarnabhumi Airport

BANGKOK, May 22 – Three Iranians were detained at Suvarnabhumi Airport for allegedly smuggling crystal methamphetamine or ‘ice’ weighing 5.2 kilogrammes altogether and worth more than 15 million baht (US $ 500,000). Mr Farshad lashgari, Mr Mehrad Ghorbani and Mr Abbas Mahtab were arrested at Suvarnabhumi Airport with 2.66 kilogrammes, 1.39 kilogrammes and 1.21 kilogrammes […]

Comments Off on Marion County Sheriff’s Deputies Make Another Methamphetamine Arrest; Three Others Charged in Court

The Marion County Sheriff’s Department has made another arrest for possession of methamphetamine. Jason Warren of Anderson Street was taken into custody while riding a four wheeler near new U.S. 51 and Bethel Road south of Sandoval. Deputies began watching Warren after receiving a tip that he would have a large amount of methamphetamine on […]

Meth Lab Found In Hendersonville

Posted: 25th May 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized
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HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. — Two people were charged Monday night after deputies said they found a methamphetamine lab at a Hendersonville home. Deputies said they were called to 1880 Spartanburg Highway after someone made a complaint of people making methamphetamine at the home. They said detectives who went to the home found chemicals used to make […]

Comments Off on Nine face charges in Hunlock Township meth probe

A feud between two methamphetamine makers led to a fatal shootout in February at a rural Hunlock Township home that operated as a meth lab, state police at Wyoming said. Masked and armed with a gun, drug dealer Robert Muntz came looking for his handwritten methamphetamine recipe and was gunned down by the girlfriend of […]

Comments Off on Man injured in suspected meth-related blast

Two people face felony methamphetamine charges and a man is being treated for severe burns after an early-morning blast Monday at a South Knoxville home. John Schubert, 29, was stabilized at the University of Tennessee Medical Center and then transported to Vanderbilt Medical Center’s burn unit in Nashville after the 6:12 a.m. blast at his […]

Comments Off on Mother, three sons indicted on federal drug charges

HARRISONBURG — A mother and her three sons were indicted last week on federal drug charges that claim they illegally sold methamphetamine in the counties of Augusta, Rockbridge and Rockingham, federal authorities said Tuesday. Nathan L. Conner, 29, of Waynesboro is charged with conspiracy to distribute more than 500 grams of methamphetamine. His brothers, Anthony […]

Comments Off on Authorities investigate possible meth link to fire

BEAVERTON TOWNSHIP, Mich.— Authorities are investigating whether methamphetamine production was a factor in a fire at a shed in Gladwin County that left a man dead. Booth News Service reports the fire happened Sunday behind a home in Beaverton Township, about 90 miles north of Lansing. A methamphetamine response team from the Bay Area Narcotics […]

Comments Off on Nine charged in meth manufacturing operation

SHICKSHINNY – State police at Wyoming and Shickshinny have charged nine people for their alleged roles in manufacturing methamphetamine at a mobile home where a deadly shooting took place in February. Chemicals used to manufacture methamphetamine were found inside a mobile home on Old Tavern Road after Robert Jacob Muntz, 43, died from a single […]

Comments Off on Four Arrested in Investigation of Meth Activity in Salem and Iuka Area

Four people have been arrested as Marion County Sheriff’s Deputies and Salem Police investigated a methamphetamine operation over the weekend. 30-year-old Brian Cushman Junior of Route 37 South in Kell is being held for possession of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of public housing, a church and park as well as unlawful disposal of meth waste. […]

Comments Off on Gladwin County man found dead in charred remains of shed after suspicious fire

BEAVERTON TWP. — Gladwin Sheriff Deputies continue to investigate the death of a 51-year-old male, who was found in the charred remains of a shed after a Sunday afternoon fire. At about 3:10 p.m. Sunday, the Beaverton Fire Department and Gladwin Sheriff Deputies dispatched to the 5200 block of W. Lang Road for a complaint […]

Suspect ingests meth, nearly dies twice

Posted: 24th May 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized
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WILLOWS — A Yreka man who allegedly ingested a large quantity of methamphetamine during a traffic stop on Interstate 5 Friday had to be resuscitated twice at Glenn Medical Center. Benjamin Wesley Goodwin, 45, suffered a medical emergency while inside a holding cell at the Glenn County Jail. He was stabilized after nearly dying, Glenn […]

Comments Off on Man arrested for methamphetamine, gun possession

WATSONVILLE – Watsonville police cited and released Alejandro Alfonso Souza, 26, of Watsonville on Friday for illegal possession of a firearm and methamphetamine. Souza was a passenger in a vehicle that failed to come to a complete stop at a red light on the 100 block of Altamont Drive. During a search of the vehicle […]

Comments Off on Livermore apartment blast tied to drugs, police say, but not methamphetamine

LIVERMORE — An explosion that rocked a Livermore apartment Saturday, critically burning three people, was not caused by a methamphetamine lab, police said Monday. But investigators believe some kind of illegal drug-related activity was a significant factor in the blast, in the 3600 block of Silver Oaks Way. Livermore police Lt. Mike Peretti declined to […]

Comments Off on Mexican drug cartels: This is our war too

After a mass grave’s 218th body was discovered in Mexico on May 15, Americans buzzed over newspapers’ latest headlines: The Terminator’s sex scandal. Violence in Mexico is as energized as ever and Americans have barely batted an eye. It’s their war, not mine. We know of the drug war. We know of the drug cartels, […]

Crystal Meth Use Soars

Posted: 23rd May 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized
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When Dean Max Michael took to the podium to welcome participants to the School of Public Health’s recent symposium titled “Alabama’s Crystal Meth Epidemic,” he brought along an unconventional show-and-tell display: a detailed recipe for cooking methamphetamine and a grocery sack containing all the necessary ingredients. “The fact that I was easily able to find […]

Comments Off on Tulsa Couple Arrested After Meth Lab Discovery

TULSA, Oklahoma — A Tulsa couple was arrested Sunday morning following the discovery of a meth lab at an apartment complex. The incident took place at the Conway Apartment building at 4550 E. 33rd St. at about 6 a.m. Tulsa Police Sergeant Thomas Bell said police arrived to assist EMSA and Tulsa Fire in response […]

Comments Off on Fan District man pleads guilty to allowing meth dealers use his home

A Richmond man pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to allowing his Fan District home to be used as a base for an interstate methamphetamine trafficking business. Stephen D. Hahne, 44, who authorities said worked out of his home as a computer specialist, entered his plea before U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson, who set […]

Comments Off on 4 indicted for attempting to make meth in parking lot

RICHMOND — Four people were indicted this week for allegedly attempting to make methamphetamine in the parking lot of University Shopping Center on the Eastern Bypass. Kelsey Baker was indicted for first-degree possession of a controlled substance, a Class D felony, and possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor. Scottie Wilburn, Robert D. Wilburn […]

Comments Off on Pair charged with trying to make meth in Cedar Lake

Two people have been charged in Lake Superior Court with attempted dealing in methamphetamine and three related charges after they were arrested last fall in Cedar Lake. Tanya Marie Stephens, 26, of Hebron, and John James Wachaldo, 34, of Cedar Lake, are accused of trying to manufacture meth on Sept. 14 at a residence on […]

Lengthy meth investigation over

Posted: 23rd May 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized
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VAN BUREN COUNTY, Mich. (WOOD) – An eight month long investigation into the manufacturing and delivery of methamphetamine in Antwerp Township in Van Buren County is over. The Van Buren County Narcotics Unit obtained a felony warrant for possession with the intent to deliver Methamphetamine for Gerald Parsons Jr. on Friday. Detectives were able to […]

Comments Off on Childcare worker pleads guilty to dealing meth

A Tauranga childcare worker has admitted dealing methamphetamine. In the Tauranga District Court this week, Heidi Jane Richards, 38, from Gate Pa, pleaded guilty to one count each of possession of methamphetamine for supply and supplying methamphetamine. She was arrested in January last year after police searched her home. Officers found two plastic resealable bags, […]