Archive for December, 2011

The first two defendants in what has been nicknamed “Operation Garlic Press” have entered guilty pleas to drug charges, which could land them maximum prison terms of 20 years apiece, according from the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Miguel Gonzalez, 37, of Salinas, pleaded guilty to four counts of various methamphetamine charges and Adrian Gamino, 31, of […]

Trespass Complaint Leads to Meth Charges

Posted: 22nd December 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized

PADUCAH, KY (12/21/11) – On Tuesday, Dec. 20, at around 9:35 AM, McCracken County Sheriff’s Deputies received a complaint of subjects trespassing in a large motor home in the 1100 block of Rutter Street. According to officials, 24-year-old, Nitaasha Ogg, of 1119 Rutter Street, believed that her husband was across the street in the motor […]

Fresno Teacher Arrested for Meth — Again

Posted: 22nd December 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized

As KMJ News was first to report Wednesday, the Fresno kindergarten teacher who was arrested weeks ago for taking methamphetamine into a classroom was arrested again early Wednesday morning for possessing drugs. Dorothy Ramirez was arrested north of Fresno after authorities pulled over a car she was in with another man. Her lawyer, Charles Magill, […]

Wife also charged with production of dangerous drugs after officers find methamphetamine lab in room. A Woodbine man suffered burns in a fire at a Kingsland hotel Tuesday night and he and his wife now face charges of manufacturing methamphetamine, police said. Kingsland police were called to the Economy Inn, 501 S. Lee St., about […]

Meth bust ends with 11 arrests

Posted: 21st December 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized

Eleven people have been arrested on serious drug dealing offences after police discovered a methamphetamine lab in Waikato. Police recovered $170,000 worth of methamphetamine along with thousands of dollars of cash in the bust. A three month police operation focussed on the areas of Tokoroa, Tirau and Putaruru with further links into the South Waikato. […]

A teenager was tortured and cut up in front of another woman so she would be frightened into cooperating with a human trafficking ring, police said. Jimmy Lee Massey, 33, was arrested over the first-degree murder of Carina Saunders, 19, whose dismembered body was found stuffed in a duffel bag. The young woman had been […]

A 22-year-old man was seriously injured following a meth lab explosion early this morning in Clarksville. Several families living in the apartment building were displaced after the building was condemned. This bathroom was the scene of a Methamphetamine lab explosion in an apartment at 205 Lexington Drive. Shortly after 12:15 a.m., an explosion was reported […]

Meth dealers have a rough day

Posted: 21st December 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized

Friday was a bad day to be a drug dealer in Stephens County. Law enforcement agencies from around North Texas gathered at the Stephens County Law Enforcement Center before dawn Friday with one mission — to put as many drug dealers as possible behind bars. Before the day ended, 40 people had been located and […]

HILLSBORO, Mo. – For more than a dozen years, the wooded hills and valleys of Jefferson County have hidden a dark side of life here: a drug problem so pervasive that some people call this rural area “Metherson County.” Detective Joe Siebert of the Jefferson County Municipal Enforcement Group Drug Task Force seizes materials used […]

Methamphetamine seizures up, pests down

Posted: 20th December 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized

“We recognize the importance of moving lawful traffic, but we can’t do that at the expense of securing the flows of people and goods both north and south across our land ports of entry,” CBP Commissioner Alan Bersin said during a Dec. 12 news conference in Tucson. While securing the cross-border flow of people and […]

87-year-old meth dealer sentenced to prison

Posted: 20th December 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized

Judge Glenn S. Hara sentenced Puna resident Rodrigo F. Borreta, Sr.,87 to 5 years in prison for promoting a dangerous drug in the third degree. On December 23, 2010, Hawaii police officers served a search warrant on Borreta’s residence in Hawaiian Paradise Park and recovered from his residence 3.7 grams of methamphetamine packaged for sale […]

Another Meth Bust In Branch County

Posted: 20th December 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized

SHERWOOD TOWNSHIP, MI (WTVB) – A recent spike in Methamphetamine busts continues in Branch County. The latest happened over the weekend when sheriff’s deputies made a traffic stop on Blossom Road near Oliverda Road in Sherwood Township. There were two men and a woman in the car. Meth   Deputies said the driver appeared to […]

A 28-year-old Pomeroy man was arrested Friday around 4:30 p.m., after he allegedly led police on a high-speed chase in a truck before crashing the vehicle in Mineral. The truck was later found to contain a mobile methamphetamine lab, authorities allege. Charged with illegally manufacturing drugs and ignoring a police officer’s order was Travis J. […]

Four arrested after Meth Lab found in Hotel

Posted: 20th December 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized

On December 18, 2011 members of the Dothan Police Department conducted a routine traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Matthew Swerengin and occupied by passengers Lindsey Ann Clark and Christopher Emery. During the investigative stop, Swearengin admitted all three vehicle occupants had left the Knights Inn (2841 Ross Clark Circle) where there had been […]

Centralia Man Arrested When Active Meth Lab Found In His Home   A 43-year-old Centralia man was arrested on multiple methamphetamine counts after a search warrant was executed on his home Friday morning and an active meth lab was discovered. Richard Bowlby is being held in the Marion County Jail for alleged participation in meth […]

Clinton man convicted of making methamphetamine

Posted: 19th December 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized

A jury has convicted a Clinton man of making methamphetamine at his home and elsewhere along Cherry Valley Road near the Butler-Allegheny county line. Justin T. Stackhouse, 32, was convicted of making and selling the drug in a disabled-equipped van sitting on cement blocks at 313 Cherry Valley Road and storing it and meth components […]

A Floyd County woman remained in jail on felony and misdemeanor drug charges after police alleged she was found with methamphetamine during her arrest on warrants for theft charges, reports stated. Brittany Dawn Ball   Jason Ray Collins According to Floyd County Jail records: Brittany Dawn Ball, 22, of 75 McGrady Road, told deputies she […]

WASHINGTON – Once the glitterati’s drug of choice, cocaine appears to have achieved the dubious status of a has-been drug, forcing drug cartels enriched from trafficking the white powder to find new markets and diversify their illicit products. Between 2006 and 2010, domestic use declined 37 percent, according to the latest National Survey on Drug […]

DENVER — A La Salle man who pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine has been sentenced to 14 years in federal prison. Prosecutors said Friday that 59-year-old Victor Rangel also was ordered at his sentencing hearing last month to serve five years of supervised release. His plea […]

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Administration/Bakersfield Police Department Joint Task Force initiated an investigation into a large-scale drug distribution operation occurring in the greater Bakersfield area, resulting in the seizure of multiple pounds of methamphetamine as well as the arrest of two men.  An extensive multi-agency investigation was conducted with representatives from the Bakersfield Police Department, United […]

Meth Lab Found At Motel, Officers Say

Posted: 16th December 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized

HOLLY HILL, Fla. — Police officers in Holly Hill say the occupants of a Quality Motel room admitted they were making methamphetamine there.  Officers said a suspicious-looking pickup truck parked outside the motel led officers to the bust. The pickup’s dome light was illuminated, the driver’s door was ajar and the steering column was broken. […]

A man who earlier pleaded guilty to distributing methamphetamine from a Killeen motel was sentenced to federal prison Wednesday. KILLEEN (December 14, 2011)–A man was sentenced to federal prison Wednesday after he pleaded guilty earlier to distributing methamphetamine from a Killeen motel room. Max Schultz was sentenced to serve 63 months in federal prison to […]

Utah man indicted by grand jury on Meth charges

Posted: 16th December 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized

TOPEKA — A Topeka grand jury has indicted a Utah man who was arrested in Gove County on a charge of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom’s office. Leodegario Batalla-Landa, 38, West Valley, Utah, was arrested Dec. 2 while driving on Interstate Highway 70. […]

LAREDO, TEXAS– U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Laredo Port of Entry this week have maintained their vigilance and seized 49 pounds of liquid methamphetamine hidden in liter bottles of beer.  The seizure occurred on Dec. 7 at the Gateway to the Americas Bridge. A CBP officer referred a Mexican taxi carrying […]

Authorities in Calif. crackdown on drug cartel

Posted: 14th December 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized

MERCED, Calif.—Authorities in the San Joaquin Valley have arrested 24 people and seized guns and methamphetamine as part of a crackdown against the Mexican drug cartel, La Familia Michoacana. At a news conference announcing the arrests and seizures on Monday, Merced County District Attorney Larry Morse said the goal was to keep the cartel—one of […]