Archive for August, 2011

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PROVO — The sound of deep panting sawed through a Provo courtroom Tuesday, the only noise emitted for several seconds from a recording of a 911 call. Then a man’s voice cut through the static, desperate and gasping for air. “I just killed my brother-in-law,” he sputtered. Between quick breaths, the man identified himself to […]

Woman sentenced for meth sales

Posted: 31st August 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized
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Freeborn County District Court Judge Ross Leuning on Monday sentenced an Albert Lea woman to probation and a fine for two counts of methamphetamine sales. The woman, Wendy Jean Woodson, 50, will not have to serve any prison time unless she violates the conditions of her sentence. The sentence came after Woodson pleaded guilty in […]

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Lindley — A burglary complaint Friday led to the discovery of an active methamphetamine lab in a Lindley garage. According to a release from the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office, a Lindley resident returned home to State Line Road late Friday afternoon after a week out of town and found four suspects in the garage actively […]

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FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS • Three people were charged Tuesday with methamphetamine manufacturing after police said they discovered a lab inside a cabin at the French Village Motel, 9811 West Illinois 161. Katherine A. Brinkley, 22, of Waterloo; Melissa L. Charlton, 34, of Valmeyer; and John A. Fosnock, 21, of Cahokia were arrested early Monday morning at […]

Dartmouth student charged as meth maker

Posted: 31st August 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized
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HANOVER — A Dartmouth College genetics graduate student was arrested Sunday night for allegedly running a methamphetamine lab in his apartment. Randy Lambreghts, 28, of 3 School St., Apt. B, was charged with attempted manufacture of methamphetamine/amphetamine after the New England Field Division Clandestine Laboratory Team searched his apartment. Police had responded to the apartment […]

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Tiny pills designed to clear up stuffy noses were sought for more sinister purposes by two groups of people who combed local stores for them over the past two years, state drug agents charged Monday. State and local law enforcement fanned out across western Erie County and Conneaut, Ohio, on Monday morning to begin rounding […]

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MONROVIA – Police arrested two parents driving with their two young children on Monday after they were found with methamphetamine, police said. Christopher Meza, 22, and Laura Pienda, 21, both of Los Angeles, were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, possession of methamphetamine and child endangerment, Sgt. Daniel Verna said. The pair were […]

After Meth Busts, at Least 4 Arrested

Posted: 31st August 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Four apparent methamphetamine labs were raided this morning in an extended, multi-agency operation, resulting in eight arrests. A mobile home in the first block of Bullrush Court in Middleburg was raided this morning, said Mary Justino, spokesperson for the Clay County Sheriff’s Office. Four people were arrested at the scene, and two […]

Meth makes a comeback in Dickinson area

Posted: 30th August 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized
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The amount of methamphetamine in the area is on the rise, according to the Southwest Narcotics Task Force. Because of the nature of their work, three SWNTF officers who were interviewed by The Press asked that their names not be used. “I think the amount of money that’s in the area now, that’s what’s making […]

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A search of a Henry County home during a drug investigation by sheriff’s deputies led to the discovery of explosives. Henry County Sheriff William Maddox said investigators from the Henry County Sheriff’s Office and Abbeville Police Task Force recovered evidence of the production of methamphetamine and explosives after searching a home on Henry County Road […]

Traffic stop leads to meth lab discovery

Posted: 30th August 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized
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NEWBURGH — A Monday early morning traffic stop in Warrick County led to the discovery of a methamphetamine lab and the arrests of two men. According to a news release from the Warrick County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy stopped a vehicle near the intersection of Indiana 66 and Bell Road about 1 a.m. and discovered […]

19 charged in methamphetamine investigation

Posted: 30th August 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized
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Nineteen people face drug charges in a 15-month state investigation into alleged pill shopping. State Attorney General Linda Kelly announced the charges this morning as part of “Operation Border Bargains,” which involved the alleged purchase of methamphetamine-making materials in Erie County. Kelly said evidence presented to a statewide investigating grand jury identified two separate groups […]

Comments Off on Troopers, investigating suspected theft from car, discover meth lab

New Hartford, NY – State police investigating what they thought was a larceny in progress discovered a methamphetamine laboratory instead, troopers said. Troopers stopped about 2:15 a.m Saturday at 302 Washington Drive, New Hartford, when they spotted what they thought was someone stealing something from a vehicle parked in the driveway, state police said in […]

Meth madness

Posted: 29th August 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized
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Rural prosecutor finds a dangerous drug at the root of all kinds of crime Michael E. O’Dell has worked in the district attorney’s office in Fort Payne, Ala., for 30 years, the past 15 as district attorney for DeKalb and Cherokee counties. Defendants charged with crimes ranging from forgery to murder, or their family members, […]

Comments Off on Thermalito man accused of sex with minor, meth sales

OROVILLE — Police serving a narcotics-related search warrant arrested a Thermalito man last week on suspicion of possessing methamphetamine for sale and for allegedly having sex with a minor, according to the Oroville Police Department. Police served the warrant Wednesday in the 70 block of Gaylor Avenue, where they later arrested Nou Vang, 36. During […]

Comments Off on Illinois meth cookers use one-pot method to evade precursor restrictions

Many Southern Illinois drug users appear to be switching to a “one pot” method of manufacturing methamphetamine, abandoning larger scale operations to avoid the restrictions imposed by the state’s Methamphetamine Precursor Control Act. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan convened a meeting in Carterville, Ill., earlier this week with area law enforcement officials to discuss ways […]

The risks of meth labs

Posted: 29th August 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized
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NORMAN — Although legislation has reduced the number of illegal methamphetamine labs around the state, the danger of fire and explosion remains. A case reported on by the Tulsa World reminds us of the risks meth cooks take. Two Tulsa men were cooking methamphetamine in their apartment when a fire badly burned one of them […]

Comments Off on TV repair shop owner arrested over child porn and Meth

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. — The owner of a TV repair shop was arrested early Saturday morning after Scotts Valley police discovered child pornography and methamphetamine at his store, police said. Officers were patrolling the Kings Village Shopping Center around 1:30 a.m. when police found the door to Scotts Valley TV propped open, located at 218-I […]

Meth lab found at Berea home

Posted: 29th August 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized
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BEREA — Two men were arrested early Saturday morning when police discovered an active methamphetamine lab in the garage of a Berea home. This is the second meth lab found in Berea in two days. After receiving a tip, Madison Sheriff’s deputies and members of the Central Kentucky Area Drug Task Force went to the […]

Comments Off on SPD discovers meth lab near Henning Elementary

Sulphur, La. — For the third time in the past few weeks, the Sulphur Police Department dismantled a clandestine methamphetamine Thursday night, however this one was located close to W.T. Henning Elementary School. Reacting to a phoned-in tip, SPD officers closed in on a unit at Sulphur Springs Apartment Complex at 700 Henning Drive. Upon […]

Methamphetamine found on local woman

Posted: 29th August 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized
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A 52-year-old Alamogordo woman was being held Wednesday in the Otero County Detention Center on a $6,000 no-10 percent bond after Otero County Narcotics Enforcement Unit agents found about 5.8 grams of methamphetamine on the woman, a sheriff’s department spokesman said. Sheriff Benny House said Susan Marshall is charged with possession of methamphetamine and drug […]

Comments Off on Bloomington man charged with Meth-fueled murder in Greene County woman’s death

NEWARK — Figuring she wouldn’t be gone long, Stacey Lawson left her purse and cigarettes behind. A friend of her former boyfriend, who committed suicide Aug. 2 at a Bloomington motel, had come by last Friday wanting to give Lawson some money and take her to the dead man’s home so she could collect her […]

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Joel Humberto Corrales-Vega may have been under the influence of methamphetamine — or other drugs — when he kicked in the door to his ex-girlfriend’s house early Thursday morning in southwest Wichita and shot her, her two young girls and her mother-in-law, police said Friday. Corrales-Vega, 37, then turned the gun on himself in the […]

A former instructional assistant at a Salinas elementary school was sentenced Friday to a little more than a year behind bars and probation for crimes including possessing child pornography and domestic violence. Jorge Christian Cervantes, 30, who worked with special-education students at Lincoln Elementary School for the Monterey County Office of Education, pleaded no contest […]

Meth waste found at home with kids

Posted: 29th August 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized
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BETHEL TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) – Police found waste from manufactured methamphetamine inside a residence with children “in close proximity.” Branch County sheriff’s deputies were called around 3:33 p.m. Thursday to the home in the 400 block of Sprung Lake Drive in Bethel Township. Police arrived and found several bags containing the waste and components to […]