Archive for January, 2012

Comments Off on $876,000 in meth seized from cucumber shipment

Authorities are investigating how $876,000 dollars worth of meth ended up inside a cucumber shipment from Mexico. It all happened at Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge on Friday. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers told Action 4 News than an 18-wheeler with a cucumber shipment drove up from Mexico at the bridge. Customs officers sent the […]

Comments Off on Meth house still toxic mess, 2 years after bust

PORT ORCHARD, Wash. — Two years after police broke up a drug operation at a Port Orchard home, the contaminated house sits as it did then: a hazard, filled with chemicals saturating the walls and floors, that’s next to the home of a family with two young girls. A sign with skull and crossbones is […]

Comments Off on Stolen candy turns into meth lab bust in Walterboro

WALTERBORO, SC (WCSC) – A simple shop lifting incident involving a bag of stolen candy turned into something much larger Monday night in Walterboro when police officers discovered meth cooking inside a car in the Walmart parking lot. Officers responded to Walmart around 5 p.m. Monday after reports of a possible shoplifting incident. The store’s […]

Comments Off on Oklahoma City police continue to investigate death of teen found bruised, gagged with Meth in her system

KLAHOMA CITY — Police in OklahomaCity are still investigating the death of a 17-year-old girl whose naked body was found bruised and gagged. Alina Fitzpatrick went missing Nov. 4 after she was dropped off at a northeast Oklahoma City apartment. Her body was found five days later. Police Capt. Dexter Nelson tells The Oklahoma n […]

Comments Off on Colorado AG announces indictment of 14 in child-sex and Meth ring

Five underage girls were plied with drugs, threatened with violence and driven to hotels across Colorado for men to pay them for sex, according to details from an indictment of 14 people allegedly involved with the child-sex ring. The 70-count indictment alleges that — from left to right — Bryan Steven Burns, Chad Armand Gow, […]

Comments Off on Umar Khan, ‘Sexually Frustrated’ Driver, Arrested for Meth and Cruising Glendale With Pants Down, Masturbating in Driveways

Don’t do meth, kids.  If “Breaking Bad” doesn’t have you convinced, just look to the Glendale Police Department, whose Thursday-morning arrest of 34-year-old Umar Kahn is the best anti-drug PSA ever to grace the news wire.   Umar Kahn, alleged nude meth masturbator extraordinaire Cops tell City News Service that they pulled Kahn over for […]

Comments Off on 2 Phoenix brothers get long federal prison sentences in drug-trafficking case involving meth

PHOENIX — Two Phoenix brothers have been given long federal prison sentences after pleading guilty to possession of methamphetamine for distribution. Prosecutors said Monday that 49-year-old Franicsco Gomez-Cazares was sentenced to 210 months in prison and 35-year-old Victor Gomez-Cazares got a 188-month term. The brothers pleaded guilty last May to possession of more than 50 […]

Oconee deputies bust meth lab in Bishop

Posted: 31st January 2012 by Doc in Uncategorized
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Neighbors’ complaints about a group of dogs running loose in a Bishop neighborhood led deputies to discover methamphetamine labs Monday afternoon.    Oconee County Animal Control officers had received several calls about a pack of black labs and other dogs running loose near the intersection of U.S. Highway 441 and Old Bishop Road. When they […]

4 arrested in Meth lab bust in West Monroe

Posted: 31st January 2012 by Doc in Uncategorized
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WEST MONROE, La. — Four people have been arrested in West Monroe on allegations of operating a methamphetamine laboratory. The News-Star ( reported that the Ouachita Parish sheriff’s office received information about a lab late Saturday. While investigating the complaint, authorities said deputies saw items used in drug manufacturing in the trash outside a residence. […]

Comments Off on Woman was punched, kicked and cut with a knife during a methamphetamine-fuelled family violence incident

A woman was punched, kicked and cut with a knife during a methamphetamine-fuelled family violence incident in Lower Hutt, police say. Detective Sergeant Scott Cooper said the woman was taken to hospital after the attack on Friday night. A 26-year-old man was in possession of methamphetamine when he was arrested in connection with the attack […]

Comments Off on EDITORIAL: The local meth epidemic: craziness requires extraordinary measures

The world around us here in Evansville and the Tri-State seems to have gone a little nuts over the illegal home-manufactured drug methamphetamine. The availability of ingredients, the simplified method of making it, and the powerful high it creates makes it easily the drug of choice for users — and a genuine danger to families, […]

Flippin woman arrested for meth

Posted: 30th January 2012 by Doc in Uncategorized
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FLIPPIN — Dawn Mackivitch, 45, of Flippin was arrested Friday on charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to Flippin Police Chief Dusty Smith. Mackivitch was stopped by a Flippin patrol officer for a traffic violation and, during the course of the stop, officers discovered a meth pipe and a small […]

Comments Off on Campbell Man Sentenced to Three Years in Prison for Abusing Ex-Girlfriend’s 3-Year-Old Daughter while under the influence of Meth

A man was sentenced today to three years and four months in state prison for severely abusing his ex-girlfriend’s 3-year-old daughter in Campbell last year. George Rodriguez, 35, of Campbell, pleaded no contest in December to child endangerment and inflicting corporal injury on a child, his attorney Lindsey Dazel said. The charges stem from a […]

Comments Off on Methamphetamine labs busted: Agencies worked together to stop methamphetamine manufacturing

WELLSVILLE — “When we first started hearing of people using methamphetamine here and possibly even manufacturing methamphetamine, we took it very seriously,” Wellsville Police Chief Tim Walsh said Thursday. The investigation Walsh was talking about lasted for months and led to the arrest Thursday of six Wellsville residents on felony and misdemeanor drug charges.   Police […]

Crazy, Deadly Meth World

Posted: 30th January 2012 by Doc in Uncategorized
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We thought we had heard just about everything when it comes to meth busts. But what happened in southeast Missouri is a topper. A man was arrested when he tried to conceal a bottle filled with a boiling mix of methamphetamine in his coat pocket!  The Associated Press reported that narcotics investigators were conducting surveillance […]

Comments Off on Probes lead to meth busts in Porterville, Plainview

After two separate month-long investigations into trafficking of illegal drugs in the Plainview and Porterville areas, authorities arrested four suspects, recovered a couple of firearms and seized thousands of dollars worth of methamphetamine Wednesday. According to the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department, on Wednesday investigators with the Sheriff’s Narcotics Division served a search warrant at a […]

Comments Off on Methamphetamine labs busted: Citizens tipped off police when same items were purchased several times a day at local stores

WELLSVILLE — The bust of two alleged meth labs in Wellsville started with anonymous tips to the Wellsville Village Police and in just two weeks, a multi-agency effort led to arrests and confiscation of many items at two houses. One person who noticed wrongdoing, and asked to remain anonymous, said they were pleased to see […]

$1 million worth of meth seized on bus

Posted: 30th January 2012 by Doc in Uncategorized
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WEED, Calif.—Police say a suitcase full of methamphetamine seized from a bus stopped in Weed, Calif., is worth $1 million, and an Oregon man who acknowledged the suitcase was his has been arrested. The Mail Tribune newspaper reported ( Friday that police opened a suitcase from a bus stopped at the terminal and found […]

Comments Off on Columbia Heights man charged with prostituting girl, 17, and giving her Meth at Roseville hotel

A Columbia Heights man has been charged with prostituting an underage girl at a Roseville hotel. The case against Samuel Cozart, 34, came to light when he allegedly asked another man at the Days Inn on Cleveland Avenue where he might buy a fake ID for a 17-year-old girl staying with him. Cozart apparently did […]

Watauga second in meth lab busts

Posted: 27th January 2012 by Doc in Uncategorized
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After leading the state in clandestine methamphetamine responses in 2010 with 20, Watauga County had the second highest number of busts in 2011, with 22. Burke County led North Carolina with 34 busts, according to the State Bureau of Investigation. While meth lab responses have risen in recent years, the statewide implementation of a new […]

Comments Off on High-speed chase leads to Long View meth lab bust

LONG VIEW — An SBI chemist had her hands full with a 2-liter bottle filled with about 100 grams of methamphetamine in the carport of a quiet, modest Long View neighborhood Thursday morning. Only her eyes were visible beneath the respirator she wore to protect her lungs from the deadly chemicals used to create methamphetamine. […]

Comments Off on Sheriff’s office make four arrests in separate Meth investigations in east Tulare County

Two Tulare County Sheriff’s Office investigations into drug trafficking in the east county led to four arrests and the confiscation of methamphetamine, marijuana, cash and weapons, the agency reported today. While serving warrants in Plainview and Porterville homes, deputies from the narcotics division seized 78 grams of methamphetamine, 8.37 ounces of marijuana, cash generated through […]

Comments Off on Staff member faces methamphetamine possession charges

A routine traffic stop ended with felony methamphetamine charges being filed against an Oklahoma State University staff member Wednesday. OSU police officers pulled over Jackson Patrick Gordon, 31, near the intersection of Hall of Fame Avenue and Willis Road because his brake lights were not working properly, Assistant Police Chief David Altman said. “Upon the […]

Meth home raided while kids at school

Posted: 26th January 2012 by Doc in Uncategorized
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PEKIN, Ill. — Three children were safe at their grade school this week when a special team of city, Tazewell County and state police raided their mother’s home in search of a meth manufacturing lab.     They found more than enough evidence to arrest the mother and a man who also lived at the […]

Comments Off on Suspect caught with boiling bottle of meth in coat

STEELE, Mo. (AP) — Police in southeast Missouri have arrested a drug suspect, a man caught while allegedly trying to conceal a bottle filled with a boiling mix of methamphetamine in his coat pocket. The Kennett Daily Dunklin Democrat reports that narcotics investigators were conducting surveillance of a farm home Tuesday near Steele. When a […]