Archive for May, 2012

There are no answers as to how and exactly when a North Ogden man altered his neck tattoo to transform his estranged wife’s first name to the word “Death” but corrections officials have determined it occurred after Eric Millerberg returned to the Utah State Prison. Millerberg arrived at the prison in October 2011 on a […]

The trial in U.S. District Court in London of Russell Lee Collins, Eddy Ray Wilburn and Richard Brosky, of Barbourville, charged with making and selling methamphetamine, went into its second day Wednesday. The three are charged in two indictments charging a total of 15 people with various charges. On Wednesday, Charles W. Skaggs, a convicted […]

OROVILLE — A man with two prior strikes was sentenced to 55 years to life in state prison Wednesday for a 2008 case involving drugs, a firearm and a meth lab. Jesse Michael Wasson, 40, of Paradise, was sentenced in Butte County Superior Court after a judge denied motions for a new trial and to […]

WOBURN — A man charged with running a meth lab out of his former Essex Street home will serve four to six years in prison after changing his plea to guilty in Middlesex Superior Court yesterday. Jason Cavooto, 36, of 83 East Main St., Apt. 1R, pleaded guilty to a number of serious charges stemming […]

SHAWNEE, Okla. — The second defendant charged in a 2009 case involving 577 grams of methamphetamine being found in a vehicle near Dale has pleaded guilty to amended charges and been sentenced in his case. Robert Lester Keitz, 29, Checotah, was initially charged with aggravated trafficking in illegal drugs and a misdemeanor of unlawful possession […]

NEW CASTLE, Pennsylvania – Three people were behind bars Tuesday night accused of manufacturing methamphetamine in Lawrence County. Thirty-seven-year-olds Wendy Carey and Scott Shoaff, and 31-year-old Nicholas Stewart remained jailed Wednesday after their arrests by police in New Castle. That’s about 45 miles northwest of Pittsburgh. Lawrence County District Attorney Joshua Lamancusa said police and […]

LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3) – A man considered to be the leader of a group of individuals who were trafficking methamphetamine in Las Vegas and Montana was sentenced Tuesday to just over 11 years in federal prison and five years of supervised release for his guilty plea to federal drug conspiracy charges. Jesus Guadalupe Felix […]

Two suspected methamphetamine dealers are in the Santa Barbara County Jail today following a drug investigation prompted by their errant text messages, according to the Sheriff’s Department.       Reymundo Escobedo         John Silvera     At approximately 7 a.m. Tuesday, Santa Barbara Sheriff’s narcotics detectives received information that a member […]

OAKLAND, Calif.—Law enforcement officials said Tuesday that nearly 100 guns and dozens of violent criminals have been taken off the streets of Oakland as part of an ongoing multiagency crackdown involving undercover federal and local officers.  Proclaiming that “the worst of the worst offenders” are behind bars, authorities announced their results from a four-month joint […]

James Maurice Reeder, the man arrested on Thursday in connection with the death of a 2-year-old Centralia girl, has been charged with homicide by abuse, two counts of first-degree rape of a child, two counts of first-degree assault and possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine). James Maurice Reeder appears in the Lewis County Law and […]

A crackdown on methamphetamine ingredients in the U.S. has fueled a rush of manufacturers and smugglers in Mexico Editor’s note: This is the second in a three-part series examining  drug smuggling, human  smuggling and human trafficking in the San Diego  and Orange County area,  and how federal and local law enforcement  agencies are grappling with […]

SULLIVAN, N.Y. (WKTV) – Authorities say it was keen observation skills and excellent police work during routine patrol that are responsible for the discovery of a mobile methamphetamine lab early Monday morning by Sheriff’s Deputies in the Town of Sullivan. A dark colored pickup truck, occupied by Leonard Seth Spadter, 31, of Canastota was found […]

Three men have been charged in connection to a Jones County meth lab while one deputy is recovering after breathing in chemicals at the scene, according to authorities.   Brandon C. Humphreys, 26, of Cobb Road in Kinston was charged Saturday by the Jones County Sheriff’s Office with manufacturing methamphetamine and by the Lenoir County […]

In a shocking news story of cannibal attack, a naked man (a real life Hannibal Lecter) was shot and killed by police after he refused to stop his zombie-like vicious and gruesome attack eating on a man’s face. The attacker was chewing on the victim’s face tearing pieces of the man’s face off with his […]

NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX – The Nacogdoches County Constable Office precinct 4 has seized a methamphetamine lab and made two felony arrests late Friday  afternoon. Constable Jason Bridges stated that his office conducted  another search warrant that led to the confiscation of 100 grams of methamphetamine.     Daniel Harkins Melissa Witt The investigation started on […]

A Eureka man was arrested after police reported finding guns and methamphetamine in his home and car. Brian Christopher Fleming, 49, was arrested around 11:19 a.m. Thursday, after police conducted a traffic stop on the 2700 block of Hubbard Lane. Officers from the Eureka Police Department’s Problem Oriented Policing unit had obtained a search warrant […]

Police say a Washington couple have been arrested after acknowledging they provided methamphetamine and marijuana to teenagers in their care. MOXEE, Wash. — Police say a Washington couple have been arrested after acknowledging they provided methamphetamine and marijuana to teenagers in their care. Authorities in Moxee, outside Yakima, say a 15-year-old runaway told them her […]

WARSAW, Ill. – The investigation of a May 16 house fire in Warsaw, Ill., has led to the arrest of the home’s occupant on drug-related charges. Michael C. Jones, 29, 1020 Crawford St., is charged with participation in methamphetamine manufacture; possession of methamphetamine precursors, possession of methamphetamine manufacturing materiels and unlawful use of property for […]

BELMONT — The man who allegedly manufactured methamphetamine in April at his Snow Road, Whitesville, residence was indicted Wednesday by a grand jury. David Pusey Jr., 33, of 729 Snow Road was indicted in county court for third-degree unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine, third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, third-degree […]

Meth lab growth hurting hotels, motels

Posted: 29th May 2012 by Doc in Uncategorized

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Authorities say methamphetamine creation inside hotel rooms is increasing as crews work to test and clean the latest contamination closure in Kanawha County. The Comfort Inn in Cross Lanes remains closed while health officials test and decontaminate rooms from methamphetamine exposure. Police and health officials have responded to at least 10 meth […]

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced today that 17 individuals have been indicted by a federal grand jury for drug distribution offenses alleged to have occurred in and around the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The charges follow a large controlled substances investigation by the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety (OST-DPS) and the […]

Kirkwood Police Department aided Franklin and Jefferson County Police in the operation. Charges in an indictment are merely accusations and do not constitute proof of guilt. Every defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty.  Twenty one people were arrested Thursday morning on suspicion of being part of a methamphetamine manufacturing and […]

Three Separate Narcotics Investigations Lead to Arrests, $830,000 in Drugs Seized FLORENCE, AZ — Three separate narcotics investigations have resulted in numerous arrests and over $830,000 in methamphetamine and marijuana seized. Two Arrested in Toltec Meth Bust One part of the truck’s drug load as it’s being processed into evidence.   Toltec, AZ — On […]

The Lilburn meth house where three children were killed in a fire last year will be demolished, perhaps as early as Thursday, police said. And officials said the demolition may bring closure to a hurting community.   Ms. Neibi Brito and Mr. Joseph Perez (above) were charged with murder in the death of Ms. Brito’s […]

A Spokane woman claims she was held captive and sold for sex at meth houses and motels for the past year. Suspect Lawrence Dean Johnson, 43, has been arrested on human trafficking charges related to claims made by the woman to sheriff’s detectives. Detectives corroborated the woman’s claims through property records and past police reports, […]