Archive for November, 2011

Comments Off on Suspicious garbage leads to RCSO meth-making investigation

A garbage pickup worker noticed plastic bottles with tubing believed used in methamphetamine production, leading to an investigation Tuesday by the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office, police said. This is the second meth-related call in two days to the Sheriff’s Office, according to a news release from Sheriff Robert Arnold. Deputy James Davis determined the trash […]

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New details of the extortion and drug-dealing charges against Honolulu Police Department Major CarltonNishimura were revealed today in a federal court bail hearing for Nishimura. After Nishimura was indicted in February on extortion charges, and while he was on leave-with-full-pay status at HPD, he resumed a sexual relationship with his on-again, off-again girlfriend, convicted drug […]

Comments Off on Man who used toddler as shield while on Meth resentenced

PRESCOTT – Robert Charles Waltermann, who pleaded guilty to charges including kidnapping and aggravated assault in January and was sentenced to 19.5 years in prison, was resentenced Tuesday after his attorney successfully argued that Waltermann’s previous lawyer had been ineffective and that the judge who sentenced him the first time did not have jurisdiction to […]

Six meth lab arrests made over weekend

Posted: 30th November 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized
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Investigators with the Carter County Sheriff’s Department following up on a tip found six people inside a residence where a clandestine methamphetamine lab was operating over the weekend; all six were arrested on methamphetamine-related charges. Photo Contributed – Six people were arrested Sunday after Carter County Sheriff’s Department investigators discovered a meth lab in a […]

Comments Off on Methamphetamine lab materials found in motel room

Methamphetamine lab materials were discovered in a rented motel room where a deputy from the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office was serving outstanding warrants on two Midland residents for failure to appear in court on other charges. Arrested were Denver L. Melampy, 32, and Mary L. Butler, 28, both of 122 State Route 28, Apt. 1, […]

Comments Off on Former Arapahoe County Sheriff Pat Sullivan accused of exchanging meth for sex

ARAPAHOE COUNTY – Former Arapahoe County Sheriff Pat Sullivan was taken into custody on Tuesday, accused of trying to exchange methamphetamine for a sexual encounter with an adult man. The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office says the investigation into Sullivan, 68, began on Nov. 17 after deputies got tips that Sullivan was involved in distributing and […]

Comments Off on Colorado man convicted of smuggling methamphetamine

COURTHOUSE — A Colorado pilot will remain grounded at Montgomery County’s jail after he was convicted of charges he was involved in a plot to smuggle methamphetamine to the county.  James Michael Handzus, 51, of Rifle, Colo., showed no emotion on Tuesday as Judge Joseph A. Smyth convicted him of charges of possession with intent […]

Comments Off on Oxnard man accused of Meth, kidnapping, beating ex-girlfriend

OXNARD, Calif. (KABC) — An Oxnard man has been arrested and charged with kidnapping after police say they found his ex-girlfriend running down the middle of the 101 Freeway in Ventura County. The woman told police that Juan Coronado came to her workplace in Camarillo earlier this month and started an argument. He ordered the […]

Meth lab caused Hixson house fire Saturday

Posted: 28th November 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized
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An explosion and fire at a Hixson home on Saturday was caused by a meth lab, authorities said.   The resident of 8532 Dallas Oaks Drive, Steven Christopher Brannan, was charged with initiating manufacture of methamphetamine, felony possession of methamphetamine for resale and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Janice […]

Comments Off on Woman arrested on charges including possession of meth after traffic stop

  Prescott police booked Susanne Loretta Hagestad, 22, of Prescott Monday into the Yavapai County Jail in Camp Verde on charges of possession of methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia after an officer found illegal drugs in her car during a traffic stop. At 1:05 a.m., an officer stopped the car Hagestad was driving in the […]

Accidental 911 call leads to 3 Meth arrests

Posted: 28th November 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized
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Harrisburg, Ill. — Police were alerted to a suspected methamphetamine lab Monday when one of those involved in the operation accidentally dialed 911. Police arrested Lenard Alfred Smock Jr., 51, on charges of participation in meth manufacturing, meth precursor, meth manufacturing material, use of property for meth manufacturing and possession of meth. Tina Marie Harbor, 38, […]

Comments Off on Vancouver restaurant owner arrested for allegedly selling meth

Clark County authorities arrested a 44-year-old restaurant owner Wednesday they said was pushing methamphetamine out of his Vancouver business. Undercover agents bought the drug several times from Ramon Lopez Guitron at the El Rancho Viejo restaurant at 6321 N.E. Fourth Plain Rd., said Commander Mike Cooke of the Clark-Skamania Drug Task Force. The purchases ranged […]

Comments Off on Supreme Court upholds $563,000 award over purchase of meth-contaminated house

HELENA, Mont. — The Montana Supreme Court has upheld a $563,000 jury award to a former Helena family that abandoned a house after learning it contained contamination from a methamphetamine lab. A jury found in September 2010 that Lewis and Clark County failed in its duty to report a 2002 meth lab bust at the […]

Comments Off on Transient confessed to killing over meth deal, police say

 LAS VEGAS (FOX5) –  A transient who allegedly went by the nickname “Mexican Mike” confessed to shooting a man several times over a meth deal that went sour. That’s according to the arrest report for 33-year-old Ricardo Robles-Nieves, who was identified Wednesday as the suspect in the Oct. 30 killing of Fabian Rodriguez at the […]

Comments Off on Methamphetamine bust results in 39 people indicted

A year-long investigation has resulted in 39 people indicted for their alleged roles in methamphetamine manufacturing and distribution, according to the Metro Police Department. Shane Lewis Oakley, 30, is accused as the leader of the methamphetamine manufacturing and distribution operation, allegedly making the methamphetamine for resale at 14 Brookside Court in West Nashville where he […]

Woman on meth locked kids inside for 3 days

Posted: 28th November 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized
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A Cobb County woman is accused of barricading four children inside a room for three days while she was under the influence of methamphetamine, police said. Cobb County Sheriff’s OfficeYolanda Mendez, 35, faces numerous charges for allegedly barricading four children in a room while she used meth, according to police. Yolanda Mendez, 35, allegedly did […]

Comments Off on Meth Head Brother held in South City sister shooting

A distraught man reportedly amped up on methamphetamine was charged with attempted murder after he shot his sister in the hand Sunday while holding the rest of his family hostage at gunpoint, South City police said. Alvin Baja Luis, 55, of South San Francisco, was arrested early Monday morning in San Francisco and is being […]

Police Blotter: Man Texts Deputies for Meth

Posted: 23rd November 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized
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A man looking to score methamphetamine got himself arrested Sunday in Watonville, the Sheriff’s Office reported. Anthony Gabriel Tavara allegedly texted the number he had for his drug dealer, not knowing his source was dried up because the dealer had been arrested. The drug dealer’s cell phone had been confiscated by sheriff’s deputies so when […]

Arizona man pleads to federal meth charges

Posted: 23rd November 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized
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An Arizona meth dealer who agreed to supply a Rochester-based drug trafficker pleaded guilty to federal drug charges. U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. announced Monday that Wayne E. Marshall, 53, of Phoenix pleaded guilty to a felony charge of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, methamphetamine.  The charge carries a […]

Comments Off on Metro Teacher Charged With Meth Possession At School

OKLAHOMA CITY — An Oklahoma City high school teacher has been charged with methamphetamine possession while in class. However, as of Tuesday afternoon, Douglass High School teacher Chrissea Jackson was nowhere to be found, authorities told Eyewitness News 5.  Investigators said police found meth in her purse after she got sick on campus about a […]

Comments Off on 4 Silver Creek residents arrested in connection with methamphetamine investigation, child taken into protective custody

CASS COUNTY – Four adults were arrested and a child was taken into protective custody after deputies said they found evidence of methamphetamine at a Silver Creek Township home. Investigators located evidence of burned methamphetamine labs, methamphetamine manufacturing components and methamphetamine use at the residence on the 31,000 block of Swisher Street Tuesday, according to […]

Comments Off on Nearly $1 Million in Meth Seized This Weekend by Local Border Patrol

Local border patrol agents intercepted two drug smuggling attempts this weekend worth an estimated $945,000. U.S. Customs and Border Protection Spokesman Jonathan Creiglow says the first seizure happened Friday at the Highway 86 checkpoint near the Salton Sea, when a drug-sniffing dog alerted agents to a black Jeep Liberty that was passing through. “The driver, […]

Comments Off on Palm Springs Man Sentenced For Child Porn, Bestiality and Meth

INDIO, Calif. — A Palm Springs man who admitted child pornography and bestiality charges will spend 16 months in jail, an attorney confirmed today.   Joel Bradley Simpson, 36, pleaded guilty to a felony count of possessing child porn and a misdemeanor count of sodomy and was immediately sentenced to the 16-month term by Riverside […]

Flippin woman arrested on drug charges

Posted: 22nd November 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized
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FLIPPIN — A Flippin woman was arrested Sunday on drug charges, according to Police Chief Dusty Smith. Ramona Taylor, 42, of Flippin was charged with possession of methamphetamine, a Class C felony; possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class D felony; and disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, both misdemeanors. The arrest stems from a tip Flippin […]

Alleged meth makers arrested in Dickeyville

Posted: 22nd November 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized
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Two women from Iowa were arrested Friday at a Dickeyville motel room on charges of possessing materials to make methamphetamine. Kelly Oglesby, 40, and Robyn McIntyre, 39, both of Dubuque, Iowa, were arrested by officers from the Richland Iowa Grant Drug Task Force at about 10:25 a.m. Friday at the Tower Motel, according to a […]