Archive for January, 2012

Comments Off on 20 people arrested, 24 pounds of meth seized in drug bust SEATTLE — A massive, multi-jurisdictional investigation into drug trafficking that crossed several states and at least two countries ended Wednesday with the arrests of 20 alleged drug dealers. Investigators say the 20 people now in custody are part of a drug ring that brought cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin from the San Francisco Bay Area […]

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Weed, Calif. — A narcotic investigation conducted by the Siskiyou County-wide Interagency Narcotic Task Force (SCINTF) resulted in the seizing of 11.8 pounds of methamphetamine and the arrest of a suspected drug transporter in Weed on Tuesday. Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office – Martin Chavez According to a press release issued by the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s […]

Comments Off on Empire woman high on Meth tries to get deputy to shoot her

COOS BAY, Ore. – Coos County Sheriffs are saying tonight, thanks to their training one women is treated for her mental stability, rather than losing her life. At around four a.m. Wednesday morning, Coos County dispatch received a call from a woman in Empire claiming she had killed a man in her home.     […]

Comments Off on Mesa violent, property crime increase – is Meth to blame?

Violent and property crime both rose slightly in Mesa during 2011, but police don’t consider either increase alarming and say the city is relatively safe considering its population. The most telling crime statistic of all may be a 34 percent increase in drug arrests during the past two years. Mesa police say drug addiction is […]

Comments Off on Mexican woman gets nearly 20 years for methamphetamine trafficking

BROWNSVILLE, Texas — A Mexican woman was sentenced to 235 months in prison Monday for her involvement in trafficking methamphetamine into the U.S. from Mexico. The investigation was conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), with assistance from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Reyna Osorio Martinez, 60, of Morelia, […]

Comments Off on North Platte Man Sentenced for Distributing Methamphetamine

United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that James Fletcher McCuiston, 57, of North Platte, Nebraska, was sentenced on January 19, 2012, to 70 months in prison by United States District Judge Richard G. Kopf, for delivering 52.83 grams of a substance containing methamphetamine to a confidential informant working with the CODE Task Force on […]

Two Dewey People Arrested For Making Meth

Posted: 26th January 2012 by Doc in Uncategorized
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A Dewey man and woman are in custody after they were caught making methamphetamine. 46-year-old Lisa Ann Bickford and 23-year-old Dexter William Bickford are charged with manufacture methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine within a 1,000 feet of a park. Members of the 11th Judicial Drug Task Force, Bartlesville Police, and Dewey Police searved a search […]

Comments Off on Seven Quincyans arrested on meth charges at two sites

Seven Quincyans were arrested on meth charges after police searched two residences Tuesday afternoon in Quincy. Police said additional arrests are pending.  The first search warrant was conducted at 12:41 p.m. at 637 College, where police said officers found numerous methamphetamine making materials and meth manufacturing waste. Delonjay, top left, Steele, Favre, Boyd, Cothern, bottom […]

Comments Off on Fresno mom very high on meth before family killing

A Fresno mother who shot four family members before killing herself was extremely high on methamphetamine, officials said. Aide Mendez had more than eight times the amount of methamphetamine in her system than the threshold for “bizarre behavior,” Fresno County Coroner Dr. David Hadden told the Associated Press Wednesday. People with more than 300 nanograms […]

Comments Off on Mexican Drug Gangs Attracted by Lucrative Meth Trade

A massive surge in the number of synthetic drug labs discovered in Mexico indicates a nationwide shift of traffickers away from traditional drugs like cocaine and towards the more profitable methamphetamine.    As Excelsior reported, some 645 of these labs have been discovered by Mexican authorities during the five years of the Felipe Calderon administration, […]

Comments Off on Substantial Meth Bust (14.98 pounds!) In Riviera

RIVIERA – DPS Troopers made one of their largest meth busts ever this past weekend. They seized $209,000 worth of drugs. “We have to stop this, at least halt it a little bit,” DPS Trooper Charlie Ramirez said at a press conference Monday morning. He tells us crystal meth is a dangerous drug that has […]

Comments Off on Mobile meth lab found in Osage Beach City Park

Osage Beach, Mo. — Three men are in jail after police caught them making “shake ‘n bake” meth in a van at the Osage Beach City Park. Osage Beach Police arrested Byron K. Rochau, 46, of Nixa, Robert F. Harris, 23, of Camdenton and Antonio Suarez, 20, of Osage Beach on Sunday evening after discovering […]

Comments Off on Suspect says selling meth to “make ends meet”

A West Monroe man charged with possession of methamphetamines with intent to distribute reportedly told deputies he was “just trying to make ends meet.” Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office S.C.A.T. deputies stopped Clifton Aubrey Mobley, 38, 414 Cypress St., Monday for failure to signal when he turned from Hinton Street onto Sandal street.  Mobley reportedly gave […]

Comments Off on Six charged with making meth after Brimfield raid

Six people face charges of manufacturing methamphetamine at a house on Edson Road in Brimfield following a raid Friday by the Portage County Drug Task Force. According to Portage County Sheriff David Doak, a month-long investigation into the illegal manufacture of methamphetamine in Brimfield resulted in the drug task force and Brimfield police serving a […]

Meth dealer suspect found with 12 guns

Posted: 24th January 2012 by Doc in Uncategorized
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 A Pueblo man was arrested on suspicion of distribution of methamphetamine and possession of weapons by a previous offender after a cleaning woman at a local motel found him passed out on a bed with two guns. According to an arrest affidavit by Detective Mark Bravo, Christopher Lee Kirby, 30, was found unconscious Sunday in […]

BB gun leads to big meth bust

Posted: 24th January 2012 by Doc in Uncategorized
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Suspect arrested    Police say a couple of BB gun bandits now have a much bigger problem. Officers say they found the pair with a large amount of Methamphetamine, Marijuana and several hundred dollars in counterfeit bills. Investigators were called to the area near Pine and Harvard Sunday night at 7:41. A homeowner said someone […]

George County deputies make meth arrest

Posted: 24th January 2012 by Doc in Uncategorized
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LUCEDALE, Mississippi — A Basin community man faces methamphetamine-related charges after his arrest Friday, George County Sheriff Dean Howell said in a news release. MeSean Blackston, 34, of the 200 block of Mount Pleasant Road, has been charged with manufacture of methamphetamine, Howell stated. Several chemicals used to make methamphetamine, as well as an ice […]

Comments Off on Three in jail after major Meth bust in Cedartown

 A major methamphetamine ring has been busted in Cedartown with three men in jail, more than $20,000 in the drug seized, and “a large quantity” of currency confiscated, according to police officials. Cedartown Assistant Police Chief Jamie Newsome said his department worked with the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE), the Polk County […]

Comments Off on Woman sentenced to 20 years for meth trafficking

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A federal judge in South Texas has sentenced a Mexican woman to nearly 20 years in prison for smuggling methamphetamines into the country. U.S. District Judge Hilda Tagle sentenced 60-year-old Reyna Osorio Martinez in Brownsville on Monday to 235 months in prison. Jurors found her guilty last fall of several charges, […]

Comments Off on Six Arrested in Multi-State Methamphetamine Investigation South Bend, WA – Over the course of the past month, deputies with the Pacific County Drug Task Force have been working in conjunction with members of the Clatsop County Interagency Narcotics Task Force (Oregon) regarding an investigation involving the distribution and possession of methamphetamine. The two task forces shared information during the course […]

Comments Off on Drug Ring Indicted for Trafficking Methamphetamine from Mexico into Arkansas

Federal and state officials arrested 22 people on 36 counts of trafficking an atypical form of methamphetamine smuggled from Mexico into Arkansas. Authorities also seized 13.3 pounds of the drug, seven vehicles, $163,590, and five guns from the criminal organization. The type of methamphetamine seized in this operation is not the common kind made in […]

Comments Off on ‘Shake-and-bake’ meth fills hospitals with burn patients

ST. LOUIS — A crude new method of making methamphetamine poses a risk even to Americans who never get anywhere near the drug: It is filling hospitals with thousands of uninsured burn patients requiring millions of dollars in advanced treatment — a burden so costly that it’s contributing to the closure of some burn units. […]

Comments Off on After decrease five years ago, meth use, production again on upswing

WASHINGTON —Methamphetamine usage, which appeared to be decreasing after a national crackdown five years ago, now appears to be on the upswing again as a result of increased activity among Mexican drug cartels and small-time domestic producers. Recent reports show the incidence of methamphetamine use nationwide was essentially cut in half between 2006 and 2010, […]

Comments Off on Thai Police Find 3.8 Million Methamphetamine Pills

Police have seized 3.8 million methamphetamine tablets in Thailand’s largest drug bust in years. The haul was estimated as worth more than one billion baht ($31.7 million). Police Maj. Gen. Comronwit Toopgrajank said the pills and 71 kilograms (156 pounds) of crystal meth were found hidden in an empty house in Bangkok’s northern outskirts. Police […]

Comments Off on Horrific murder no surprise in U.S. meth capital

FRESNO, California (AP) – When a 23-year-old Fresno woman fatally shot her two toddlers and a cousin, critically wounded her husband then turned the gun on herself last Sunday, investigators immediately suspected methamphetamine abuse in what otherwise was inexplicable carnage. It turned out the mother had videotaped herself smoking meth hours before the shooting. Isaiah […]