Archive for July, 2011

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Five children will not be allowed to return to their Meredosia home pending the outcome of their parents’ meth-related charges. The parents in June admitted in juvenile court that their home’s environment was injurious to the children because of methamphetamine manufacturing and their own personal drug use, Assistant State’s Attorney Robert Bonjean III said. The […]

Comments Off on Sumter County residents part of drug trafficking organization

Several Sumter County residents are accused of being members of a drug trafficking organization with ties to Mexico, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. The 20 defendants, including 15 from Sumter County, were named in an indictment accused of participating in a conspiracy to distribute large quantities of methamphetamine throughout Central Florida. Each person faces […]

Man Sentenced For Robbery, Sex Assault

Posted: 29th July 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized
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SAN DIEGO — A young man convicted of raping a woman in her Grantville home last year and robbing another in the same neighborhood about a month earlier was sentenced Thursday to more than 66 years to life in prison. Londrea Eugene Raymond, 21, learned his fate during an emotional hearing in San Diego Superior […]

Comments Off on Police batter way into hotel room and seize drugs

Kamloops RCMP showed off stolen goods and drugs Thursday seized in a raid at a city hotel. Three people were arrested around 8:20 p.m. Wednesday when members of the city RCMP’s drug unit executed a search warrant at the Village Hotel. Police used a battering ram to gain quick access to the room, said Staff […]

Comments Off on 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upholds life sentence for man convicted of selling meth

A 54-year-old Ogden man convicted of selling a pound of methamphetamine to an undercover police officer will spend his life in federal prison, despite his claim that a Mexican drug cartel planned to kill him if he didn’t pay off a friend’s debt by peddling the drugs. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on […]

Father of ‘drug mule children’ jailed

Posted: 29th July 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized
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A man whose toddlers were used to smuggle drugs into prison while he was on remand was yesterday jailed for a year. Clement, 20, unemployed, pleaded guilty in New Plymouth District Court to two charges of driving while disqualified, receiving stolen property, and possessing methamphetamine, cannabis and glass pipes, The Taranaki Daily News reported. He […]

Comments Off on Lawyers for members of alleged Vegas METH ring complain prosecutors haven’t shared evidence

LAS VEGAS — Attorneys representing members of an alleged Mexican drug ring based in Las Vegas told a Nevada judge that prosecutors aren’t sharing the evidence that has been gathered against their clients. Clark County District Court Judge Jerome Tao agreed Thursday to delay an arraignment for the man accused of being the ringleader and […]

Comments Off on DEA fugitives captured, wanted for methamphetamine

Two Atlanta men wanted on federal drug warrants for Conspiracy to Possess with the intent to Distribute 50 grams or more of Methamphetamine were arrested by the United States Marshals Service Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force on July 28, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. Benjamin Garcia Hernandez, 46, and Sylvestre Loyo, and a third man Paulo […]

Comments Off on Three Phelps County people sentenced on federal methamphetamine charges

SAINT LOUIS, Mo. — The United States Attorney’s Office announced today that three Rolla area people have been sentenced on multiple methamphetamine related charges. Donald W. Hogg, 49, Rolla, MO, was sentenced Wednesday to 65 months in prison on one felony count of conspiracy to possess with intent to manufacture methamphetamine; Melissa Sharp-Cook, 41; and […]

15 Arrested In Federal Meth Investigation

Posted: 29th July 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized
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Suspects Had Ties To La Familia Michoacana Drug Cartel NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas — A year-long investigation into a suspected methamphetamine ring with ties to Mexican drug cartels ended in the arrests of 15 people in three different states. The investigation, which originated in Comal County, centered around the Good Time campground in the 9300 block […]

Comments Off on Methamphetamine Abuse Undermines Dental Health

Clinicians have long observed that methamphetamine users often have extreme dental decay. Now researchers have, for the first time, provided scientific evidence of this condition and shed light on how the method of drug administration influences dental disease patterns. The NIDA-funded research—conducted by Dr. Vivek Shetty and colleagues at the University of California, Los Angeles—was […]

Comments Off on Three women charged with conspiring to cook meth

Three women have been named as co-conspirators in a federal indictment against accused Moffett methamphetamine cook David Dunman, including a Lufkin woman who appeared on national talk shows four years ago to recount the details of the night her cousin was murdered and she was attacked. The 66-count federal indictment for conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine […]

Comments Off on Signs of meth use close West Virginia high school

(Reuters) – A West Virginia high school has been closed and its principal and a teacher arrested after officials discovered traces of methamphetamine in the building, authorities said on Wednesday. Principal Keith Phipps and teacher Jack Turley of the Boone County Career and Technical Center are accused of manufacturing and purchasing material used to make […]

Comments Off on Two charged after suspected meth lab found in Christiansburg

Two people have been charged in connection with the find of a suspected meth lab in Christiansburg last night. Acting on a tip, police went to an apartment in the 400 block of Underwood Street with a search warrant, Christiansburg spokeswoman Becky Wilburn said today. Chad Bishop Pattishall, 33, was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, possession […]

Joint Operation Leads to Meth Lab Arrests

Posted: 27th July 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized
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EDEN, GA — Two people are facing several charges after a meth lab was found in Southern Effingham County. A joint operation with the Effingham County Sheriff’s Office and Savannah-Chatham Narcotics Team led deputies to the lab in the 800 block of Dogwood Way. 40 year old James Moore Jr, and 26 year old Victoria […]

Comments Off on Authorities break up methamphetamine lab at Gresham apartment

Neighbors said they saw drug activity but never expected deputies would find a methamphetamine lab. The Special Investigations Unit of the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant Tuesday at 17257 East Burnside Apt #308 just before midnight with the help from Gresham Police and MCSO Patrol Deputies. When deputies went into the apartment […]

Comments Off on Duluth man gets 30 years in METH fueled abduction, assault case of 13 year old girl

The Duluth man who grabbed a 13-year-old girl walking her dog near her West Duluth home, put her and her dog in his trunk, transported them to Jay Cooke State Park where he molested her, duct-taped her mouth and her dog’s mouth shut, and left her taped to a tree was sentenced to 30 years […]

Comments Off on If convicted, man accused of murdering and torturing Dystiny Myers while high on METH will face death penalty

A judge confirmed Monday that a Santa Maria man accused of murdering a 15-year-old girl in 2010 will face the death penalty if convicted of the girl’s death. San Luis Obispo Superior Court Judge Michael Duffy denied a motion to allow a new preliminary hearing for Ty Michael Hill, who has been charged with first-degree […]

Comments Off on Meth offense sends Norris City man to federal prison

A Norris City man will spend nearly 12 years in federal prison. Rejino L. Deen, 31, was sentenced in federal court here Monday to 140 months’ imprisonment, a $200 dollar fine and three years of supervised release following his incarceration. Deen pleaded guilty here April 8 to possession of a listed chemical (pseudoephedrine) knowing it […]

200 Pounds of Meth Seized in San Diego

Posted: 26th July 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized
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More than 400 pounds of illegal drugs were seized this week when 23 individuals involved in a drug trafficking ring were arrested for attempting to smuggle drugs across the U.S.-Mexico border. The drug trafficking ring was transporting large amounts of methamphetamine and other controlled substances into San Diego County for distribution across the southeastern U.S. […]

Comments Off on Domestic violence call leads to meth arrest

A domestic violence call Thursday morning led to the arrest of a Ukiah man suspected of dumping waste from an alleged small-scale meth lab at the old Masonite property north of Ukiah, according to authorities. The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 3500 block of Running Springs Road regarding a domestic disturbance at 8:30 […]

Comments Off on Couple arrested for cooking meth at local hotel

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) – A roundup of suspected drug dealers led investigators to a batch of meth cooking in a Gulfport hotel room Friday. Patrick Brian Smith and his wife Virginia Ann Smith of Long Beach were arrested after deputies found them at the Days Inn just off of Highway 49 near Airport Road. Along […]

Man convicted of dousing ex with gasoline

Posted: 25th July 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized
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VISTA —- A North County jury on Thursday found an ex-con guilty of dousing his ex-wife with gasoline and trying to ignite it with a lighter as she picked up her granddaughter at an Oceanside dance studio. Danny Vinci, 44, faces up to 28 years in prison when he is sentenced Aug. 17 for charges […]

Comments Off on Two Men and Twenty-Eight Pounds Of Methamphetamine

A Department of Justice task force arrested two men in Riverside last Friday, July 15, and seized 28 pounds of methamphetamine, worth an estimated $1.27 million. Martin Pinedo Cedillo and Alfonso Gutierrez Ibarra of Mexico were busted while attempting to sell all 28 pounds to an undercover Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement (BNE) agent in Riverside. […]

Comments Off on Craig man accused of forcing himself on 19-year-old

Steamboat Springs — A 30-year-old Craig man appeared in court Wednesday accused of forcing himself on a 19-year-old woman in Dream Island Mobile Home Park on July 10. The man has been charged with nonconsensual sexual contact, a Class 4 felony, and third-degree misdemeanor assault. Since being arrested July 13, he posted $50,000 bond and […]