Archive for February, 2012

Joshua Blake didn’t like cops. Before dawn Thursday, State Patrol trooper Anthony Radulescu bore the brunt of Blake’s disdain for law enforcement and penchant for violence. Authorities said Blake is suspected of shooting the 44-year-old trooper dead during a traffic stop in Kitsap County, sparking a manhunt that ended several hours later with Blake dying […]

Crista Lydia Lara, 23, of Ontario, Oregon, was sentenced today to 46 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Lara appeared before U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge at the federal courthouse in Boise. She pleaded guilty to the charge on November 9, 2011.\ According to […]

CHIPLEY — Christina Opal Miles, 41, of Graceville was arrested for possession of Methamphetamine on Feb. 15 after Chipley Police Officer J. Webb conducted a traffic stop of her vehicle due to an expired tag, according to a Chipley Police Department news release. After conducting the traffic stop, Webb conducted a search of the vehicle, […]

Rochester, N.Y. (WKBW release) — U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced Thursday that a federal grand jury in Rochester has returned a seven-count Superseding Indictment charging members of the Rochester and Monterey (California) Hell’s Angels with drug trafficking and racketeering-related offenses. Monterey (California) Hell’s Angels President Richard W. Mar, 60, Rochester Hell’s Angels members […]

TUCSON – A man who told DPS officers he is a Nogales school  teacher was arrested last night after nearly 20 pounds of meth  and 12 pounds of cocaine were found in hidden compartments in his  vehicle. Arizona Department of Public Safety officers stopped 32-year-old  Ricardo Siqueiros on Interstate 10 near Eloy at about 7:10 […]

TEMECULA: 35 pounds of meth seized

Posted: 23rd February 2012 by Doc in Uncategorized

Border Patrol agents found more than 35 pounds of methamphetamine in an SUV that they stopped last week on Interstate 15, authorities said today. A 28-year-old woman was driving a white 2006 Ford Fusion on Interstate 15 near the Interstate 215 split when she was stopped. With the help of a drug-sniffing dog, agents discovered […]

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) – It’s a business that’s costing Coloradans $1.4 billion every year. Meth is a growing problem across the country, but is especially prevalent here in Colorado. At just 16, Rani Simpson has a lot to live for. She’s a junior at Fruita monument high school, part of the drama club, and […]

The federal trial of former Winn Parish Sheriff A.D. “Bodie” Little began Wednesday with opening statements and testimony from the alleged mistress. Little, 61, was named in a three-count indictment charging him with conspiring with a woman he was having an affair with to sell drugs. Little was arrested in August at his Winnfield home […]

SAN FRANCISCO — The childhood friends killed for the first time less than three months after their high school graduation in 1984. Then they seemingly killed with impunity for the next 15 years, with one man making barroom boasts about their ability to make people disappear. By the time the hunting buddies were finally arrested […]

New drug seizure statistics along the border are showing that Mexico’s drug cartels may be relying more heavily on methamphetamine production than in past years. Seizures of the drug at the Laredo customs districts are escalating for the year. So much so that at the given rate they expect 1,650 pounds will have been confiscated […]

Tennessee struggling with homemade meth problem

Posted: 23rd February 2012 by Doc in Uncategorized

Tennessee tried to pass a law that would have required drugs containing pseudoephedrine to be sold only by prescription. The law failed to pass, and a weaker, tracking law that was enacted has failed to produce results. Tommy Farmer, the director of Tennessee’s state task force on methamphetamine use, said a drug bust in Mexico […]

ST. LOUIS — Methamphetamine lab seizures rose nationally again in 2011, further evidence the powerfully addictive and dangerous drug is maintaining a tight grip on the nation’s heartland, according to an Associated Press survey of the nation’s top meth-producing states. In this Dec. 23, 2010 file photo, St. Louis County police Officer Clayton Fair, left, […]

Seizures of methamphetamine at the Laredo customs district — the nation’s largest inland port — are on pace this fiscal year to surpass last year’s total by about 60 percent, reaching an expected total of about 1,650 pounds. The statistic supports the theory that Mexican cartels are increasingly supplying the heavily addictive narcotic in the […]

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers working the Gateway International Bridge near Brownsville, TX found almost half a million dollars worth of methamphetamine hidden in a minivan crossing into the U.S. Seized methamphetamine CBP officers discovered the alleged narcotics, valued at just over $400,000, hidden within a Mercury Villager on Feb 16, said the agency, […]

Investigators: Woman hides meth in bra

Posted: 22nd February 2012 by Doc in Uncategorized

A woman has been accused of hiding drugs in her bra during a traffic stop. Montgomery County Precinct 4 deputy constables said they stopped Brandy Hans, 34, on suspicion of a traffic violation near a towing storage lot on Loop 494 near Johnson Road on Sunday. Detectives said Hans told them that she was picking […]

Five arrested for meth after call for ambulance

Posted: 22nd February 2012 by Doc in Uncategorized

PADUCAH, Ky. – A call for an ambulance because of heart attack symptoms has resulted in five methamphetamine arrests in western Kentucky. McCracken County Sheriff’s officials said the heart attack call came in Monday night and was followed moments later by another call alleging meth manufacturing at the same address. Detective Sgt. Jesse Riddle said […]

Since Saturday, local Department of Children Service workers have removed a total of eight children from three different meth busts, and having to remove kids from meth homes has become a weekly occurrence. Case workers say it’s extremely traumatic for the children as well as dangerous because of the toxic nature of meth making. “We […]

FRANKFORT, Ky. — A group representing the pharmaceutical industry spent more than $194,000 last month on lobbying legislators to try to kill a bill requiring a prescription for cold and allergy medicines containing pseudoephedrine, a key ingredient for making methamphetamine.  According to a Legislative Ethics Commission report for January, the Consumer HealthCare Products Association of […]

(Oklahoma City, Okla.) Oklahoma’s District Attorneys called on Oklahoma Legislators Monday to control the sale of pseudoephedrine in order to stop the epidemic of mobile methamphetamine labs in the state. “This issue may more directly impact public safety in Oklahoma than any other issue our Legislature will consider this session,” said District Attorney Greg Mashburn, […]

TYLER, Texas — Prosecutors say an East Texas woman faces up to 25 years in prison in a drug manufacturing and stolen mail case. Authorities say Stacy Dianne Campbell of Hawkins pleaded guilty Tuesday in Tyler to possession of pseudoephedrine with the intent to make methamphetamine. Campbell also pleaded guilty to possession of stolen mail. […]

Couple Sentenced for Selling Methamphetamine

Posted: 22nd February 2012 by Doc in Uncategorized

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Sioux City couple have been sentenced to prison for selling methamphetamine. Corey Rotschafer, 35, and his wife, Lisa Rotschafer, 30, on Monday were sentenced to 25 years in prison. The Sioux City Journal says they’d been convicted of conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance. Court documents say the Rotschafers […]

5 Indicted Northern Minn. Methamphetamine Case

Posted: 22nd February 2012 by Doc in Uncategorized

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Four men and one woman were indicted recently in Minneapolis Federal Court in connection with case involving the distribution of methamphetamine in northern Minnesota. The indictment, filed Feb. 14, charges Antonio Chavez Aguirre Jr., 29 of Balsam Lake, Wis.; David Michael Cook, 38, and Trisha Nicole Cullen, 28, both of Hibbing; David […]

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) – An alleged naked man in an apartment hallway led to the discovery of a meth lab, Kansas City authorities said Monday afternoon.   An alleged naked man in an apartment hallway led to the discovery of a meth lab, authorities said Monday afternoon. The cooking of the meth was in […]

Temecula, Calif. — U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Interstate 15 checkpoint prevented a narcotics smuggling attempt yesterday resulting in the seizure of 56 pounds of methamphetamine. At approximately 3:45 p.m., agents encountered the 56-year-old male Mexican national driver of a blue 1999 Mercury Cougar as he arrived to the checkpoint. During inspection, agents […]

A convicted methamphetamine dealer was found hanging in his cell in the Osceola County Jail over the weekend and is thought to have committed suicide, authorities said Monday. Russell Leigh Smith The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office received a call about 9 p.m. Saturday stating that the cellmate of Russell Leigh Smith, 45, had found him […]