Archive for February, 2012

Comments Off on Men held, threatened woman after rip-off of Meth money

Holly Hill police say a two men held a woman captive for four days and threatened to “dismember” her after the man she was with ran off with their drug money. Gregory Goreham   Gregory Lamar Goreham, 33, is charged with false imprisonment, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and battery, according to a charging […]

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HIV-positive people in the San Francisco area who used the Internet to meet sex partners had more sex partners, had more unprotected sex, and used methamphetamine more than people who did not use the Internet for partnering. Using the Internet to meet sex partners has become increasingly common over the past decade, but its correlation […]

Two arrested for making meth

Posted: 29th February 2012 by Doc in Uncategorized
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Citizen’s tip helps lead JCSD to lab LAUREL — Two Jones County men were captured and arrested for manufacturing methamphetamine following a foot pursuit Monday morning. Shaunita Weathersby-Windham, public information officer for the Jones County Sheriff’s Department, said Ovett residents Marshall Rowell, 26, and Charles Landrum, 29, were arrested at Rowell’s residence at 9 Black […]

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ST. PETERS, Mo. — A St. Louis-area scooter shop owner is facing charges after police say they found a methamphetamine lab, guns and more than $19,000 in cash in his office. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ( reports that 49-year-old Bradley Gelber of St. Peters was among five people arrested Friday in a roundup of alleged […]

Mobile Methamphetamine Lab busted

Posted: 29th February 2012 by Doc in Uncategorized
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On 02/28/12 the Clare County Sheriff’s Office initiated a traffic stop on a subject at the corner of First St. and Main St. in the city of Harrison. During the investigation of the stop deputies located in the vehicle a mobile Methamphetamine Lab. The driver of the vehicle, a 30 year old Harrison resident, was […]

Desperate Measures For Meth

Posted: 29th February 2012 by Doc in Uncategorized
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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — For Michelle Cullins and David Romero, methamphetamine was all they ever wanted, and it took all they ever had.  “It robs you of everything and it robbed me of my self respect,” said Cullins.  Yet that was not enough to stop them. “Methamphetamine is my drug of choice,” said Cullins. “What we […]

Comments Off on Motel in Jefferson Condemned after Multiple Meth Labs Found; Three Arrested

It all started with a call to police about shoplifting at the Dollar General in Dunbar.   JEFFERSON, W.Va. (WSAZ) — Some apartments in Jefferson have been condemned after a meth lab was found inside one of the rooms. It all started Sunday evening when Dunbar Police received a shoplifting call from a Family Dollar […]

Meth, guns cash seized in DeKalb arrest

Posted: 28th February 2012 by Doc in Uncategorized
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A Rainsville couple recently were arrested after law enforcement found methamphetamine, guns and more than $18,000 at their home.   Joshua and Katie McCrary were taken into custody and charged with unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance. According to a news release from DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris, the DeKalb […]

Meth crimes taking toll on state

Posted: 28th February 2012 by Doc in Uncategorized
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SHAWNEE, Okla. — Legislation filed by state Rep. Sean Roberts would allow local communities to impose ordinances designed to reduce meth crime. House Bill 2802, by Roberts, would allow towns to decide if the meth ingredient pseudoephedrine should require a prescription. “This measure would allow communities most affected by meth crimes to directly address the […]

Meth: Getting too expensive to fight?

Posted: 28th February 2012 by Doc in Uncategorized
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The meth problem is becoming so widespread across North Florida that local sheriff’s offices are having a tough time keeping up, especially monetarily. “You get a basic lab, it can cost you anywhere from a thousand dollars up,” said Columbia County Sheriff Mark Hunter. “The average is around $1,500 to $2,000 per […]

Comments Off on ‘I know where more bodies are buried’: Speed Freak Killer claims there are OTHER victims during death row interview

Wesley Shermantine apologised for not revealing locations sooner of female remains Denied he had killed women but ‘only helped bury the bodies’   One of the ‘Speed Freak Killers’ claimed to know where more bodies were buried as he said sorry for waiting years to reveal the locations of two victims. Convicted killer Wesley Shermantine […]

Meth takes over lives in Northern Colorado, too

Posted: 28th February 2012 by Doc in Uncategorized
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Self-absorbed. Absent. Unstructured. Ben, 19, remembers a mother who was very different from the woman he knows and loves today.   This oil painting by Fort Collins High School senior Angela Natraseveschi, 17, depicts one of the most common physical ailments associated with meth addiction: meth mouth. When she was a young teenager, Natraseveschi learned […]

Comments Off on Tulsa police say suspected methamphetamine blast at apartment strongest in recent memory

TULSA, Okla. — Tulsa police say a weekend explosion of a suspected methamphetamine lab at an apartment was particularly powerful. Police said Monday that the Sunday afternoon blast blew out a door and caused a wall to buckle in the first-floor dwelling. Investigators say they found evidence of a one-pot meth lab in the bathroom […]

Women facing meth charges, lab found in cooler

Posted: 28th February 2012 by Doc in Uncategorized
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DeFUNIAK SPRINGS — A 59-year-old woman and a 45-year-old woman were arrested on charges of possession of methamphetamine. The Walton County Sheriff’s Office arrested Sherry Brown, 59, and Teresa Greene, 45, of DeFuniak Springs. A search warrant was executed Feb. 24 at a residence on Smith Road. During the search, the Sheriff’s Office discovered a […]

Comments Off on Police delay charges to avoid ‘astronomical’ meth burn costs

Sitting in the driver’s seat of his Chevy Cavalier, Chris Burns gripped a 20-ounce soda bottle and waited for his “shake and bake” methamphetamine to cook. Then came the explosion and fire. Burns and passenger Bobby Joe Joyner fled as blazing chemicals scorched their skin.   Chris Burns suffered third-degree burns over 16 percent of […]

Meth lab at hotel relocates residents

Posted: 27th February 2012 by Doc in Uncategorized
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Investigation is continuing after a so-called “shake-and-bake” methamphetamine lab was discovered in a local motel room Sunday evening. Two people could be charged, according to Bob Gault of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office. “The investigation began after the 10th Judicial Drug Task Force requested aid in cleaning up the lab at Holiday Motel located on […]

New charges for Grainger meth suspect

Posted: 27th February 2012 by Doc in Uncategorized
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An East Tennessee man, wanted since an October meth lab bust in Grainger County and just arrested this weekend, is facing new charges in Hawkins County.   Tina Jo Parks   Troy Ray Eads   Benjamin William Cinniamon     Russell Greene, 37, of Thorn Hill, was found sleeping in a car in Hawkins County […]

Comments Off on Convicted Murderer Arrested For Making Methamphetamine

A Rockcastle County man who served time for murder is behind bars again. This time police arrested Johnnie Renner for making meth at an apartment complex. The Rockcastle Villa Apartment complex is where Mt. Vernon Police say they discovered the one-step lab. “It is active and that’s what creates this type of response here,” says […]

Comments Off on Scottsboro man charged with making meth and marijuana possession

SCOTTSBORO, Alabama – A Scottsboro man was arrested by Jackson County deputies Friday on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine and possession of marijuana, a Sheriff’s Department news release said.   Alan Whitley (Jackson County sheriff’s photo)   Alan Ray Whitley, 55, was charged with manufacture of a controlled substance, second-degree possession of marijuana and possession of […]

Comments Off on Former Winn Parish sheriff convicted in drug case

A federal jury Friday convicted former Winn Parish Sheriff Albert D. “Bodie” Little of drug trafficking charges. After four days of testimony, jurors in Shreveport returned a guilty verdict on one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, one count of possession with intent to distribute five […]

National meth lab busts up in 2011

Posted: 27th February 2012 by Doc in Uncategorized
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Numbers compiled by the Associated Press indicate a resurgence in the number of meth labs being discovered across the country, but local authorities said meth lab discoveries continue to decline, even as more meth is found on the streets.Methamphetamine lab seizures rose nationally in 2011, further evidence the powerfully addictive and dangerous drug is maintaining […]

Quantity of methamphetamine seized

Posted: 27th February 2012 by Doc in Uncategorized
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Aransas County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO) investigators arrested two individuals and confiscated a large quantity of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and cash after a warrant was executed Tuesday, Feb. 21. The two arrested are Amanda S. Longoria, 19; and her boyfriend, Zachary Thomas Carlton, 18. They were each charged with manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance, […]

Comments Off on One-pot way of making meth leaves Ind. city with empty, toxic homes

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – In April, the vacant home on Waggoner Avenue was the site of a methamphetamine one-pot lab explosion. Now, 10 months later, a large blue tarp covers the roof, and junk is strewed about the front yard. On the front door, a peeling and faded orange sign labels the house unfit for occupancy. […]

Comments Off on Documents come to light in torture, kidnapping and meth case

After Mateo Sardoma was arrested last October on allegations of torture and kidnapping, the drug trafficking suspect allegedly stashed guns, methamphetamine and other evidence into secret compartments in a fleet of rental cars. Sardoma That is the theory of federal investigators, who raided Sardoma’s Dededo home and the rental cars on Feb. 15, according to […]

Comments Off on Child sex abuse investigation against couple leads to meth charges as well

WAGARVILLE, Alabama — A 31-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman were charged today with sexually abusing 2 children and manufacturing methamphetamine in Washington County, authorities said. Julie Guy and James Booth are charged with attempt  to manufacture methamphetamine and child abuse.   James Ryan Booth and Julie Reed Guy were each charged with manufacturing a controlled […]