Archive for May, 2011

Comments Off on O’Callaghan’s son in court on assault charges

POLICE Commissioner Karl O’Callaghan’s son Russell has made a brief appearance in court on charges of assault and breach of a violence restraining order. Mr O’Callaghan was alleged to have assaulted a woman in Forrestfield on January 14 and 19. And, the 29-year-old was alleged to have breached a violence restraining order by sending her […]

Comments Off on Two men, 3 teens arrested on drug charges after detectives find suspected meth lab

Detectives with the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office Special Crimes Section (SCS) arrested two men and three underage teens on drug charges April 21 after serving a search warrant and finding a suspected methamphetamine lab. Just before 6 p.m., detectives served the search warrant at a home in the 3400 block of Maybe Manana Way in […]

Comments Off on Methemphetamine epidemic in Tennessee is an urgent, perfect storm

Methamphetamine is the most dangerous, addictive, and destructive drug that I have ever encountered. With over 2,000 meth lab seizures in 2010, Tennessee now has the sad distinction of leading the nation in meth production, overtaking Missouri for that disgraceful title. Last year, 484 minor children in Tennessee were removed and placed in state custody […]

Comments Off on Police add weapons charges in meth case

A Columbus woman arrested on methamphetamine charges last week claimed Saturday she knew nothing about a pistol police found in her hotel room. Authorities charged Courtney Waters, 34, with two additional counts after finding the handgun in her suitcase at the Hyatt Place on North Lake Parkway. “It’s taken me completely by surprise,” Waters told […]

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MAHOMET — A California truck driver was arrested early Saturday for driving under the influence of methamphetamine after his rig crashed on Interstate 74. State’s Attorney Julia Rietz said Ronald Reilly, 57, of Fresno, Calif., was driving west on I-74 near Mahomet about 3:30 a.m. Saturday when he lost control of his semitrailer tractor truck […]

Comments Off on OSP Traffic Stop Leads to Seizure Of 2.5 Lbs. of Crystal Methamphetamine – I-5 Jackson County

(Central Point, Oregon) – An Oregon State Police (OSP) traffic stop on Interstate 5 northbound at mile point 14 Monday morning at approximately 7:30AM led to one Federal Way, Washington resident being charged with Possession/Delivery and Manufacture of a Controlled Substance-Crystal Methamphetamine and the seizure of approximately (2.5) pounds of pure Crystal Methamphetamine on Interstate […]

More suspicious liquid discovered

Posted: 9th May 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized
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HOLYOKE – Another plastic milk container was found containing an unknown liquid Friday, prompting authorities to close part of Lyman Street for 90 minutes. Fire Department Lt. Thomas G. Paquin said tests so far are inconclusive as to whether the liquid is the same as the chemical that was found in more than a dozen […]

Couple arrested on meth charges

Posted: 9th May 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized
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Couple arrested on meth charges Newel Jerome Turner Jr., 37, and Angelina Denise Turner, 46, from Madison County, were arrested Thursday, according to a news release. They were charged with promotion of methamphetamine manufacture, felony possession of drug paraphernalia and simple possession of methamphetamine. Both will be arraigned in Madison County General Sessions Court. On […]

Comments Off on Methamphetamine seeps into idyllic Amish counties in Ohio

MILLERSBURG, Ohio — More than 150 Amish men and women filled a farm building this spring to learn about the chemical curse that is surrounding them. Methamphetamine, the drug peddled by outlaw bikers and street-corner dealers for decades, is on the rise in the land of the horse and buggy — though no one caught […]

Comments Off on One arrest leads to six other meth busts

Emporia police made several methamphetamine-related busts recently at different locations after an initial drug arrest early Wednesday, authorities said Thursday. In all, six more arrests were made after a young man, who was taken into custody in connection with drug possession, provided officers with information on other people involved in the use, distribution and manufacture […]

Men started fire while cooking meth

Posted: 9th May 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized
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Two Reading men are behind bars after police say they started a fire while cooking methamphetamine. Harry Kavadas, 50, and Todd Johnston, 35, are facing several charges, including two counts of aggravated arson. According to court documents, Kavadas and Johnston were cooking meth at Kavadas’ home on Reading Road. The home is a multi-family dwelling, […]

Comments Off on Sheriff in southeast Missouri faces meth allegations

ELLSINORE, Mo. • Growing up in the rugged foothills of the Ozarks, Tommy Adams always dreamed of carrying a badge. He realized his wish through grim happenstance: The incumbent sheriff, dogged by rumors of corruption, killed himself weeks before votes were cast, and Adams slipped past him by a single vote. For two years, Adams […]

Comments Off on Man gets life sentence for 42 pounds of meth

A Williamson County jury sentenced a Brownsville man Thursday to life in prison in what authorities say was the largest methamphetamine drug bust in the county’s history. The jury found William Silva, 27, guilty of possession of a controlled substance, a first-degree felony, on Thursday. Silva was arrested in September after a sheriff’s deputy pulled […]

Comments Off on Takedown of Contra Costa Gangs that Nets 35 Arrests and More Than 135 Pounds of Meth

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced the successful conclusion of Operation Red Reach, a coordinated law enforcement sweep that shut down a network of local and transnational gangs that dealt in narcotics and firearms, homicide and fraud in western Contra Costa County and nearby areas. “We are fighting transnational gangs from one end of […]

Comments Off on Oklahoma prosecutors charge four in ‘RAPEST’ tattoo case

Prosecutors on Thursday charged four people with kidnapping, maiming and assault in the case where an Oklahoma City man had “RAPEST” forcibly tattooed on his forehead. The most severe count — assault and battery by means likely to cause death — is punishable by up to life in prison. Charged are Richard “Buddha” Lynn Dellert, […]

Comments Off on 9 St. Louis area residents charged in meth case

ST. LOUIS, Mo. ( — Nine St. Louis are residents face up to 40 years in prison after being charged with conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine. The charges allege thae activites took place between January of 2006 and December of 2010 in Jefferson and St. Louis County, Missouri. Curtis Seaman, 27, Adam Artinger, 28, Jamie Evans, […]

Comments Off on 17 charged in “Operation Red Reach” meth bust

Seventeen people, including an alleged leader of a local Norteños gang, were indicted by a federal grand jury on charges that they were part of a major methamphetamine ring operating in Contra Costa County, authorities said today. The 16 men and one woman were charged Thursday in U.S. District Court in Oakland with methamphetamine dealing […]

Comments Off on 1 Charged, More Pending For Manufacture Of Methamphetamine

One man has been charged with the manufacture of Methamphetamine in Cleveland. The Special Investigations Unit and the Cleveland Police Department SWAT Team executed a search warrant at 1427 Lee Street SE on Thursday morning. Teams made entry into the trailer and found an active Methamphetamine lab. During the search, detectives located syringes, scales and […]

Record raid puts crime network on ice

Posted: 6th May 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized
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FEDERAL police have shattered the Australian arm of an international crime network, seizing nearly a quarter of a ton of the drug ice. In raids carried out by the Australian Federal Police in Sydney and Perth, 239 kilograms of methamphetamine – or ice – worth $50 million was seized in the biggest ice bust the […]

Two men charged in meth lab bust

Posted: 6th May 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized
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PARKERSBURG – Two men early Wednesday morning were arrested on methamphetamine charges in what is being called among the largest meth labs busted to date by the Parkersburg Violent Crime and Narcotics Task Force. Chad Lane Wilson, 33, 639 Riverview Drive, Belmont, and James Andrew Brogle, 20, 1304 Camden Ave., were taken into custody at […]

Comments Off on Woman accused of razor attack faces attempted murder charges

The Cloquet woman implicated in a razor attack on a male acquaintance last Friday was described by her attorney as “extremely delusional” at her arraignment in Carlton County Court on Tuesday. Amber Rae Stonemark, 26, faces felony charges of second-degree attempted murder and second-degree assault as well as a misdemeanor charge of obstructing the legal […]

Meth lab found in Wal-Mart parking lot

Posted: 5th May 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized
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Two New Tazewell Officers stumbled upon a meth lab while dealing with two thieves in the Wal-Mart parking lot. Two men exited the store causing the EAS Alarm system to be triggered. The police department was called and officers were able to locate Justin Roy Davis, 28, of Middlesboro and Derrick Allen Jennings, 21, of […]

A man who had been living with his mother in Santa Rosa while he battled methamphetamine addiction has been sentenced to life in prison for stabbing her to death, prosecutors said Monday. Christopher Anthony Lavis, 43, pleaded guilty in October to first-degree murder and two weapon enhancements in the Sept. 27, 2008, slaying of his […]

Comments Off on Southern Lehigh teacher charged with dealing methamphetamine

Southern Lehigh School District teacher Garrett C. Dudeck was formally charged today with dealing methamphetamine. Charges were filed against the 43-year-old Bethlehem man in federal court. Dudeck, of the 1700 block of Watkins Street, sold 5.5 grams of the drug on Jan. 31 and Feb. 10 in his home, records say. He worked in the […]

Comments Off on Man busted with 1,500 methamphetamine pills, Gatineau police say

OTTAWA — Gatineau police arrested a man after finding 1,500 methamphetamine pills in a vehicle during a routine traffic stop last week, they said Wednesday. Gatineau police spokesman Pierre Lanthier said officers stopped the man’s vehicle on Napoléon-Groulx Road at 11:20 p.m. lat Thursday. After police found the drugs, the man admitted to selling them […]