Archive for March, 2012

A new form of pseudoephedrine that can’t be used to make methamphetamine could reach the market by summer, offering a cold-remedy alternative that could prove fruitful in the fight against the dangerous and addictive drug. The formulation known as Tarex was developed by Highland Pharmaceuticals, a small company in suburban St. Louis that has received […]

MARTINEZ — A Benicia man was convicted of first-degree murder and torture on Thursday in the death of a Martinez teen whose body was dumped on the side of McEwen Road in December 2009. The jury deliberated for more than two days before finding 32-year-old Robert Gardner guilty of all counts in connection with 18-year-old […]

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – Five people have been arrested in a major drug trafficking ring between Hawaii and California.  It’s an inside job as investigators say some of the suspects work for Delta Airlines and the Transportation Security Administration. The drugs were flown from California to Hawaii and the money was flown back.  It required a […]

Drug agents seized 5 pounds of methamphetamine and more than 2 pounds of heroin from a man traveling north on a bus Wednesday. Investigators and a drug-sniffing dog from the Medford Police Department got a tip that about the drugs on a commercial bus and contacted Jesus Adrien Rodriguez-Solis, 35, of Delano, Calif., Medford police […]

MOORE, Oklahoma –  An infant suffered multiple injuries allegedly at the hands of the child’s mother. Moore Police officers arrested Heath Stone after the Department of Human Services reported the injured child to investigators. Police arrested the 8-month-old’s mother, Heather Stone, at her apartment in Moore. “She was coming off of a binge on Meth,” said […]

A longtime meth dealer in the Albuquerque area, whose life of crime was called “legendary” by prosecutors, has been sentenced in Santa Fe to 10 years in prison. Chief U.S. District Judge Bruce Black on Wednesday sentenced Kevin Garner, 44, to a 115-month sentence for his drug-trafficking conviction. Garner became something of a poster boy […]

ANNA, IL (KFVS) –     It’s a continuing problem in Union County where police say people from Missouri are pouring into their communities to buy Psudoephedrine to make meth. Bobbi Gilbert Brandon Nance Allenia Evans Just yesterday, three more Missouri residents were put behind bars after they allegedly tried to purchase the pills from the Anna Wal-Mart, […]

2 arrested with mobile meth lab

Posted: 30th March 2012 by Doc in Uncategorized

HARTVILLE – Two Summit County were arrested Tuesday evening after the State Highway Patrol troopers found chemicals used for the manufacturing of methamphetamine in their car during a traffic stop. Police said the driver, Lonnie Morris, 29, of Akron, and a passenger, Charles Copen III, 29, of Barberton, were charged with possession of chemicals for […]

4 W.Va. stores top anti-meth tracking

Posted: 30th March 2012 by Doc in Uncategorized

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Four Kanawha County pharmacies lead West Virginia in the sale of cold remedies used illegally to make methamphetamine. That’s according to a tracking system that will become mandatory through legislation signed Thursday by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin. The four Rite-Aid locations sell six to seven times as much pseudoephedrine products as […]

A wheelchair bound Californian man has been registered as a sex offender and will serve 10 years in jail after choking and sexually assaulting a chihuahua. Sacramento prosecutors said Robert Edwards De Shields was convicted last month after carrying out the crimes in his South Sacramento home. He was high on methamphetamine at the time. […]

With more than a kilogram of methamphetamine stuffed into frozen chicken carcasses, an Anchorage man flew from California to Alaska, where he was arrested Wednesday, according to a charging document. Sarn Teurn, 32, now faces a felony drug charge in federal court for possessing 1,230 grams of methamphetamine. The powerful stimulant was in plastic bags […]

ST. MARYS, Ga. – Deputies with the Camden County Sheriff’s Office and the Kingsland Police Department shut down a significant methamphetamine lab less than 1,000 feet from St. Marys Elementary School on Wednesday afternoon. After the home at 211 West Dillingham Street was raided about 2 p.m., agents from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Clandestine […]

ST. CHARLES • An investigation into a child abuse  case at a home in St. Charles led police to a large methamphetamine lab set up  in the home’s basement near the children’s play area, with chemicals found in  boxes with the children’s toys and books, police said.   Six children under the age of seven […]

WM man arrested with meth in his pants

Posted: 29th March 2012 by Doc in Uncategorized

A West Monroe man was arrested late Wednesday on multiple drug charges following a search of his home and a strip search. Police arrested Donnie Clay Sikes, 801 Montgomery Ave.,  after a report of illegal activity at his home. According to the arrest affidavit, Sikes appeared nervous and was shifting from side to side when […]

TULSA — Tulsa County District Attorney Tim Harris delivered a strongly-worded indictment of state lawmakers Wednesday at a meeting of the local Rotary Club. He once again took them to task for failing to even debate the idea of making pseudoephedrine a prescription drug. Harris had prepared a PowerPoint presentation for the Rotarians but ran […]

Meth Lab Found Above Courtroom

Posted: 29th March 2012 by Doc in Uncategorized

Police acting on a tip from local residents uncovered  a methamphetamine laboratory one floor above a justice of the  peace courtroom in Yekaterinburg. The courtroom is housed on the ground floor of a multistory  building at 20 Ulitsa Kultury with residential apartments on the  floors above, and the second-floor lab was used to produce  a […]

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — On Tuesday, at about 2:07 pm deputies from the Kern County Sheriff’s Office Major Violators Unit, with assistance from the Special Operations Group and the H.I.D.T.A. Task Force, served search warrants at 124 Harlow Ave. in McFarland and 11475 Garzoli Ave. #5 in Delano. The search warrants were served as the result […]

The Santa Barbara Police Department on Tuesday arrested a butcher at Chapala Market who allegedly traded cocaine and methamphetamines for iPods and laptop computers. Authorities arrested Isidro Diaz Vasquez, 49, after an investigation that began last year. Vasquez was booked at Santa Barbara County Jail for the following felonies: possession of cocaine for sale, transportation […]

A 73-year-old Monroe County is facing federal methamphetamine drug-dealing charges, according to federal authorities. Samuel Samson Allen of Robin Hood Drive in the Kresgeville section of Polk Township was indicted Tuesday on a felony charge of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of methamphetamine, according to a news […]

After a Daytona Beach police officer spotted a stolen car in a parking lot Tuesday night and arrested the driver, a mobile methamphetamine lab was found in the trunk of the vehicle. Robert W. Smith Jr. and Robert W. Smith Sr.  (Volusia County Jail, Volusia County Jail) Robert W. Smith Jr., 37, and Robert W. […]

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. — A St. Johns County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered a large meth lab at a home in the St. Augustine South neighborhood where he was believed to be staying. The man, 35-year-old Chad Dewayne Platt was arrested for violating his probation after his parole officer visited the home at […]

Does a bear pee in the woods? That’s an easy question. Does a Florida meth-head pee in the woods? That’s apparently a more complicated question than one could ever imagine. Marcia Usher, 32 of Hudson, Florida, called 911 and reported that she was lost in the woods and didn’t know where to pee. Mayber Usher […]

VISTA, Calif. —     A San Diego County woman says a neighbor who’s a registered sex offendertied, gagged and raped her last year at his apartment. The North County Times ( says the woman testified Tuesday at the trial of 34-year-old Jeremy Stutzman, who faces 300 years in prison if convicted. The woman says […]

A Wichita man is charged with possession with intent to distribute more than a pound of methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today. Rafael Piceno, 50, Wichita, Kan., initially was charged in a criminal complaint filed March 2 in U.S. District Court in Wichita. The complaint alleges that a detective with the Wichita Police Department […]

A man accused of fatally shooting his friend’s boyfriend in Phoenix was using methamphetamine when the shooting occurred, according to court documents. James Joseph Dover, 21, is suspected of shooting and killing Gregory Luecke last week at a house near Beryl Avenue and 16th Drive. Thursday night, Dover and his friend, Tonya Totten, are suspected […]