Archive for June, 2011

Police Arrest Two Men For Selling Meth

Posted: 27th June 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized
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Lompoc – Police have arrested two men in a drug bust Thursday afternoon. It happened around 3 p.m. in the 1700 block of E. Ocean Ave. Oman Hernandez, 28, of Rialto, and Mario Salas, 35, of Pomona, were arrested for possession for sales of methamphetamine and transportation of methamphetamine. According to police, Hernandez and Salas […]

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PANAMA CITY — More than a dozen people are named in a federal indictment that alleges a conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine in Alabama, Georgia and Florida. The 12-page indictment, which was unsealed Thursday, charges 15 people with conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance, methamphetamine. Several members of the alleged conspiracy also are charged with other […]

Drug-ring bust centers on Earlimart

Posted: 27th June 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized
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A longtime drug-trafficking ring linking Tulare and Santa Barbara counties was broken up Wednesday after five warrants were served in both areas, the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department announced Friday. The 42-year-old ringleader has homes in both counties and for years has traveled from Earlimart to deliver heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine in Santa Barbara County. He […]

Meth probe nets 3 arrests

Posted: 27th June 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized
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WILKES-BARRE – Making and selling methamphetamine was no big deal to Glen Kocher, authorities said, but it was to police who searched his house on Blackman Street, three other residences and a car to shut down his alleged illegal operation. The 48-year-old, self-employed mason, his wife, Donna, and his girlfriend, Amanda Adamski, were arrested as […]

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YAKIMA, Wash. — A 35-year-old Mexican national who had been living in Pasco was sentenced in federal court Thursday to more than 17 years in prison for trying to sell methamphetamine. Gerardo Sanchez-Ramirez was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Yakima to 210 months, or 17 1/2 years, after Tri-Cities drug investigators found nearly five […]

Trial opens in grisly slaying

Posted: 24th June 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized
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STOCKTON – A murder trial began Thursday for two of three people charged with shooting, stabbing and beating a man before lighting him on fire in a Stockton home last year. Graphic photos and gruesome descriptions of torture that 49-year-old Jeffrey Wheatley suffered proved unsettling in court. A relative of the victim could be heard […]

Comments Off on Lamont Deputies Seize 450 Grams Of Meth; 2 Men Arrested

LAMONT, Calif. — The Kern County Sheriff’s Department said that deputies have arrested two men with 450 grams of crystal methamphetamine. Deputies said that on Tuesday around 3:40 p.m., they performed a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of East Pacheco Road and Cottonwood Road. Deputies said they discovered inside the vehicle 450 […]

Comments Off on More details emerge in Modesto road rage shooting

MODESTO — When you get in a car accident and the other person involved gets angry to the point of a physical confrontation, what do you do? The 19-year-old Modesto man who accidentally rear-ended a pickup on Claus Road late Tuesday night did the right thing by getting into his car, police said. “His first […]

Comments Off on Meth cause of death for man found in Rapid Creek

Investigators determined methamphetamine toxicity to be the cause of death for the 23-year-old Rapid City man who was found in May in Rapid Creek. A Sioux Park passer-by found Spencer Pitcher’s body on May 1 in about 1 foot of water in the creek near Dakota Drive and Canyon Lake Drive, according to a news […]

Comments Off on Man arrested after texting mom to clean up drugs

BAYOU GEORGE, Fla. — A Panhandle man who police say texted his mother to help clean up and hide drug evidence for him is being held in jail on drug charges. Bay County investigators arrested 33-year-old Anthony Paul Burdeshaw Wednesday. He has no attorney listed. Jail records show he was being held Thursday on charges […]

Comments Off on Horse trainer arrested for meth, driving naked

A well-known Alpharetta horse trainer already facing attempted child molestation charges is now accused of driving naked while smoking meth. Forsyth County deputies arrested Kenneth Acebal, 46, on June 8 after a truck driver called investigators to report he’d seen a naked man in a Cadillac SUV driving on State Route 19 near Cumming. An […]

Arson suspect appears in court

Posted: 24th June 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized
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Arson suspect Robert Boyce appeared in Washington County Court today for formal arraignment. Boyce appeared with his attorney, Jim Conatser, to plead “not guilty” to charges of two counts of second degree arson, manufacturing a controlled dangerous substance (methamphetamine), conspiracy to manufacture a controlled dangerous substance (methamphetamine), unlawfully concealing hazardous waste, false claim for insurance […]

Comments Off on 40 Face Charges After Large Crystal Meth Seizure

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Indictments were returned Wednesday against 40 people who face charges related to the possession and distribution of methamphetamine and other drugs. Franklin County prosecutor Ron O’Brien said the investigation led to the seizure of more than five pounds of crystal meth with a value of more than $225,000 — the largest amount […]

Comments Off on Bond set for 3 B’ville residents arrested on meth charges

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. – Bond was set Wednesday for three Bartlesville residents arrested after drug task force officials raided their home near Ranch Heights Elementary School and found an alleged methamphetamine cooking operation. William Anthony Allred, 60, faces charges of manufacturing methamphetamine within 2,000 feet of a school, maintaining a residence where drugs are kept, used […]

Comments Off on 3-Year Hunt for Suspected Drug Kingpin Ends in Brick Restaurant

Hector Rivera had been on the run for more than three years. But the hunt for the 35-year-old man, suspected of trafficking and distributing methamphetamine in Pennsylvania, ended Friday, June 17 at the Mexico Lindo restaurant in Brick. The popular Mexican restaurant, situated in the middle of a jug-handle on Burnt Tavern Road, was where […]

Comments Off on Authorities Seize nearly 60 Grams of Methamphetamine From an Inver Grove Heights Home

An Inver Grove Heights man is facing felony drug-trafficking charges after authorities seized almost 60 grams of methamphetamine from his home last week. Jose Osbaldo Medina-Martinez, 22, faces two counts of first-degree drug trafficking, each of which carries a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison and a $1 million fine. According to the criminal […]

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LOS ANGELES—Members of Ventura and Santa Barbara county gangs have been sentenced to lengthy federal prison terms for methamphetamine trafficking. U.S. District Court spokesman Thom Mrozek says 24-year-old David Michael Jiminez of Carpinteria was sentenced Monday to more than 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to a methamphetamine trafficking conspiracy charge. A federal judge […]

Five arrested in Warsaw on meth charges

Posted: 24th June 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized
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KOSCIUSKO COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) – Officers in Kosciusko County arrested five people in two separate incidents Monday afternoon in Warsaw. The suspects face various charges related to methamphetamine. Around 3:30 p.m., Kosciusko County Drug Task Officers received information of a possible driver under the influence of drugs in the area of U.S. 30 and Old […]

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This is the sort of crime that meth can lead to – more often than you think … A northeast Salem man was sentenced Monday to more than 16 years in prison for giving a teenage girl drugs, taking pornographic images and raping her. Shawn Clinton Dixon, 30, pleaded guilty to charges including third-degree rape, […]

Comments Off on The Implications of Mexican Terrorists in Our Backyard

They are no better than the Islamic terrorists! Mexican transnational criminal organizations (TCOs), more commonly known as drug traffickers or cartels, sure know how to act like terrorists. They’re cutting off people’s heads all over Mexico and hanging the decapitated corpses from bridges in plain view. They’re assassinating mayors, and kidnapping state governors who don’t […]

Comments Off on Austell man arrested for 211 lbs of cocaine

And he was having a Tupperware party with 23 POUNDS of meth … AUSTELL — An Austell man is charged with possessing 211 pounds of cocaine and 23 pounds of methamphetamine in the attic of his home on Allegiance Avenue off Brookwood Drive in Austell. According to jail records, Edgar Cruz, 26, was arrested Wednesday […]

Fourteen indicted on drug charges

Posted: 24th June 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized
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And some of them were citizens of Mexico. I wonder if there is a connection … Fourteen people have been indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in a drug trafficking conspiracy and for illegally possessing firearms, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office. The federal indictment is the result of an Organized Crime […]

Comments Off on Elkhart man heading to prison for cooking meth in Niles

Must be one of those fancy “chemists” … CASSOPOLIS — An Elkhart man is heading to prison for cooking methamphetamine at a residence in Niles. In Cass County Circuit Court Friday, Shaun Curtis, 28, was sentenced to prison for 51 months to 30 years with credit for 173 days already served. In November, Michigan State […]

Comments Off on Transnational gangs form alliance with Mexican cartel, becoming more sophisticated in trafficking drugs, guns, people

Check out this frightening story … LOS BANOS — Evidence is increasing that California prison gangs are forging close relationships with powerful drug-trafficking cartels in Mexico, according to U.S. law enforcement officials and gang experts who say the relationships have moved into a dangerous new area as Mexican cartels and American gangs swap tactical information, […]

Comments Off on Oakland Effect: Mexican cartels’ reach into California runs deep

And it is happening all across the United States, not just in California. We have to be aware and prepare … There is increasing evidence that Mexican drug-trafficking cartels — DTOs, in the language of law enforcement — are forming closer ties with prison and street gangs in California, such as Nuestra Familia and its […]