Archive for September, 2011

Sadistic Meth-using killer could get life jail

Posted: 30th September 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized

David Warwick Hopkins stood brandishing a knife at a petrol station for three minutes and 21 seconds as Nicole Joy Millar was “incinerated”, threatening anyone who attempted to save her as she collapsed in flames and in agony. “It’s horrific, it’s barbaric, beyond the comprehension of almost any civilised human being,” Justice Betty King said […]

Methamphetamine lab busted in Riverside

Posted: 30th September 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized

HUNTSVILLE — Two men were arrested and charged with manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance in Trinity County over the weekend. Acting on tips from the Trinity Police Department, Walker County detectives searched a home on Venus Street in Riverside. On Saturday, the Trinity PD arrested Richard Williamson of Riverside and David Scruggs of Goodrich when […]

Parents arrested on Meth charges

Posted: 30th September 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized

A Eureka couple was arrested on drug and child endangerment charges after law enforcement officers reported discovering methamphetamine for sale within reach of the children in their home. Agents with the Humboldt County Drug Task Force and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration conducted a sting operation in the area of Wabash Avenue and Broadway in […]

MOUNT HOPE — Two men went to jail Wednesday on felony and misdemeanor drug charges for allegedly manufacturing and selling methamphetamine. Lawrence County Drug Task Force agents first sent informants to buy methamphetamine from roommates Michael David Holt, 23, and Preston Christopher Massey, 22, who live at 4480 Lawrence County 39, said Sheriff Gene Mitchell. […]

74-year-old Vernon man arrested in meth case

Posted: 30th September 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized

SHOW LOW, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities in northern Arizona say they’re arrested a 74-year-old man for allegedly transporting methamphetamine. The Navajo County Sheriff’s Office says William Johnson remains in the county jail on $12,000 bond. He’s being held on transportation of a dangerous drug, possession of a dangerous drug and possession of drug paraphernalia. Authorities […]

WINTERHAVEN — More than $500,000 worth of methamphetamine was seized by U.S. Border Patrol agents at the Interstate 8 checkpoint, a press statement read Wednesday. An unidentified 55-year-old Mexican citizen who had valid immigration documents was arrested Tuesday in connection with the discovery of more than 16 pounds of the illegal drug found hidden in […]

A man accused of killing his girlfriend’s baby was found guilty today. Dannie Joe Farnum, 30, was convicted of one count of second-degree murder and one count of inflicting injury that caused the death of 7-month-old John Thomas “Tommy” Gonzales Jr. The child was killed in his Anza home in 2008. He faces 25 years […]

FERNDALE – A Ferndale police chaplain and gay-community church pastor is under fire after a man overdosed and died at his house during a sex-and-drug party. Steven Michael Fitch, 43, of Lincoln Park died about 5:30 a.m. Sept. 21 at the Rev. Mark Bidwell’s house in the 2700 block of Burdette, according to a police […]

Border Patrol agents seized more than $500,000 worth of methamphetamine Tuesday at the Interstate 8 checkpoint near Winterhaven. Agents discovered the drugs at about 7 a.m, after a canine team performed a cursory search and alerted to the engine compartment of a gold-colored Ford Focus. Agents located more than 16 pounds of methamphetamine concealed inside […]

ALAMEDA — A convicted killer has been arrested and charged with murder in connection with two slayings that happened just days apart in Alameda in 1996, police said Tuesday. Eugene Albert Protsman, 56, has been implicated by DNA evidence in the killings of Manuel Garcia, 59, and Diane Ely, 54, said Alameda police Lt. Sean […]

Yale man faces methamphetamine charges

Posted: 29th September 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized

An arrest warrant was issued this week for a Yale man who police say was cooking methamphetamine and growing marijuana in a house. Garvin Lee Smith, 47, is charged with possession of substances with intent to manufacture the controlled dangerous substance methamphetamine, trafficking in illegal drugs, possession of controlled drug without tax stamp affixed, unlawful […]

Suspected meth lab found on Cherokee County farm

Posted: 29th September 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized

On Sunday, September 25th,2011, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a farm onSouthwest Greenlawn Road. The property owner haddiscovered a camper trailer on his property. Deputies arrived anddiscovered a strong chemical odor coming from the camper. By lookingthrough the windows, the deputies also saw a suspected methamphetamine lab. A search warrant wasobtained for […]

Two kids in state custody after Mead meth raid

Posted: 29th September 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized

Two children were taken from a squalid home in Mead early Monday during a methamphetamine raid that netted two arrests. Child Protective Services took custody of the a 7-year-old girl and 9-year-old boy while the two adults were being booked into jail on charges of possession of methamphetamine, said Sgt. Dave Reagan of the Spokane […]

€250,000 seizure of crystal methamphetamine

Posted: 29th September 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized

Crystal methamphetamine valued at approximately €250,000 has been seized in an operation at Dublin Airport. In a joint operation between Revenue’s customs service and the Garda National Immigration Bureau, 2.5kg of the drug were found concealed in the framework of two suit cases. A 39-year-old man, who had arrived from Lesotho, is due in court […]

A NSW woman has allegedly been caught with more than half a kilogram of methamphetamine strapped to her body during a routine search at Perth domestic airport. The 36-year-old woman was arrested on Monday night after 558g of the drug was found concealed in her underwear, WA Police’s Organised Crime Squad said. Police said they […]

Hillsborough County deputies discovered a small methamphetamine lab Monday afternoon in Brandon. They arrested Paul Morin, 41, of Brandon, on one count of possession of a chemical with intent to manufacture. A drug complaint led deputies to 1103 Bristolwood St. at 3 p.m. Monday. After getting consent to search the house, deputies went to a […]

CHIPLEY – The Washington County Drug Task Force, consisting of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and the Chipley Police Department, reported the arrest of five people and the dismantling of an active methamphetamine lab in Chipley on the morning of Monday, September 26. Arrested was Timothy James Braddy, 23, Chipley; Christopher Ryan Bass, 21, Chipley; […]

A pregnant woman was treated for exposure to methamphetamine after the discovery of a working lab in Wayne County Monday night that resulted in three arrests. Charged by the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office with one count of manufacturing methamphetamine were 38-year-old Lenny Lunsford, 39-year-old Angela D. Wallace, and 35-year-old Joseph “Wally” Wallace. All are from […]

Police have raided a methamphetamine clan lab next to a children’s playground in Christchurch. Detective Sergeant Dorothy McPhail said police had “real concerns” about the location of the clan lab in the suburb of Casebrook. There have been numerous clan lab explosions in the past and some people have received serious injuries. “Not only were […]

Cathedral City — A Buena Park teenager ran away from home last week, planning to finally meet the 17-year-old boy she’d met online two years ago, Giovanni Antonio Corsentino. Instead, police say the 15-year-old girl found herself trapped in a Cathedral City home where she was drugged and repeatedly raped by the 44-year-old man who […]

55-year-old Jackson County, Ala. woman is charged with shooting a man in the back. Deputies were called to the home on County Road 387 in the Dutton, AL. community Monday. They found Durwood Blain Thomas, 42, suffering from a small caliber gunshot wound in the lower back. He was rushed to Highlands Medical Center in […]

LAS CRUCES – The U. S. Marshals Service orchestrated the largest fugitive warrant roundup in the history of New Mexico over the weekend. More than 350 law enforcement officers, including deputy marshals from as far away as Alaska, Pennsylvania and Florida, assisted in the operation. “We made a concerted effort to reach out to the […]

Inmate Talks About Meth Addiction

Posted: 27th September 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized

SULLIVAN COUNTY, Tenn. — One of the main focuses for many people working in law enforcement is a crackdown on methamphetamine. As we’ve reported, meth continues to be a problem all across our region and despite efforts to curb meth use, the number of labs seems to keep growing. So we wanted to know — […]

An Akron man was arrested on several felony drug charges Saturday after a traffic stop where police said officers found methamphetamine in his car as well as the ingredients for making meth. Bright Rothhaas, 32, was stopped Saturday around 9:30 a.m. for speeding on the southbound state Route 8 exit ramp at Howe Avenue, according […]

Topeka woman pleads guilty to Meth, gun charges

Posted: 27th September 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized

Office of U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom) – 32-year old Amber Y. Martindale of Topeka has pleaded guilty to federal drug and gun charges, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said Monday. Martindale pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking. […]