Archive for August, 2012

Comments Off on Sweep of accused methamphetamine manufacturers nets 2 men tied to Ashtabula County nursing home fire

JEFFERSON, Ohio — Keith Bilbrey and Kevin Bucci, who a prosecutor says were involved in a deadly methamphetamine lab fire in a nursing home last spring, have been arrested as a part of an unrelated sweep of suspected meth makers in Ashtabula County.   Two men are taken into custody after an early morning multiagency […]

Meth suspect’s bond is now $1M-plus

Posted: 31st August 2012 by Doc in Uncategorized
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A Hutchinson man charged in two cases with selling methamphetamine has also been charged with intimidating a witness, which prompted a Reno County judge to give him a bond of more than $1 million. Jason Hadley, 35, was scheduled for a preliminary hearing Wednesday in the two drug cases, but the hearing was rescheduled for […]

Comments Off on Domestic Violence Incident Leads To Meth Lab Discovery, Arrests

Four people were arrested after deputies responding to a domestic violence call near Atmore located a suspected meth lab Thursday.     The Escambia County (Ala.) Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call in reference to a male and female fighting in the yard of a home at 89 Bell Fork Road, just off Highway 21. […]

Large Meth Operation Busted In Sioux Falls

Posted: 31st August 2012 by Doc in Uncategorized
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Sioux Falls drug enforcement agents seized what appears to be a rather large methamphetamine making operation at a home on South Cleveland Avenue on Thursday. Police say they seized 33 one pots of meth along with the finished product and numerous items of drug paraphernalia. Police say “a substantial amount” of chemicals and items used […]

Comments Off on Active meth lab found at motel in Springfield Township, two arrested

SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Two people were arrested after police found an active meth lab at a motel in Summit County Thursday. According to the Springfield Township Police Department, officers acted on anonymous tip and found the methamphetamine lab at the Red Roof Inn on South Arlington Road. Police arrested 36-year-old John Kim and 35-year-old […]

Comments Off on Cops stopped Eastside couple’s meth-fueled crime spree

A Bothell couple accused of stealing from more than 70 people in a methamphetamine-fueled spree across the Eastside has been charged with identity theft. King County prosecutors contend Arne and Crystal Rosander admitted to stealing mail from about 40 homes across the Eastside in the past year. According to charging documents, they’ve also admitted to […]

Meth bust nets 5 pounds of ‘ice’

Posted: 31st August 2012 by Doc in Uncategorized
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A Sandy Springs man was arrested in north Georgia and charged with trafficking in methamphetamine after authorities said they caught him with about five pounds of raw meth, or “ice,” with a street value of roughly $100,000. Alexis Renteria Maldonado was taken into custody Wednesday as Gordon County Sheriff’s officers assisted by state and federal […]

Comments Off on 43 People Linked to Meth-Trafficking Groups that Bought from Mexico

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Federal agents this morning arrested 17 defendants and executed search warrants at a dozen locations across Southern California – including a Van Nuys taco shop and a North Hollywood auto repair business – linked to a network of drug trafficking cells and Mexico-based suppliers that imported large quantities of Mexican cocaine, […]

Child Porn Case Turns into Meth Raid

Posted: 31st August 2012 by Doc in Uncategorized
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VINCENNES, IND. (WTHI) – A joint investigation by local and state police in southern Indiana leads to a much bigger arrest. Police in Vincennes say officers investigating a case of child pornography at a home in the 600 block of North 6th Street found a lot more there. Officers say the arrest of the resident […]

Comments Off on 2 People Arrested After State Police Discover Mobile Meth Lab

NORTON – The West Virginia State Police arrested two people after a mobile meth lab was found in Randolph County Tuesday. Gary Loy, 39 of Belington was arrested and charged with operating a clandestine laboratory, two counts of exposure of children to methamphetamine manufacturing, and unlawful assault on an officer. Tonya Warner, 29 of Elkins, […]

A stroll, a meth lab and an arrest

Posted: 31st August 2012 by Doc in Uncategorized
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LEE COUNTY, IOWA — A Keokuk man is in jail after investigators watched him shaking a portable meth lab walking down the street. Robert Edward Williams, 30, was arrested Wednesday after a brief struggle. The Lee County Narcotics Task Force said that it was investigating Williams in connection with methamphetamine manufacturing in Lee County.   […]

Comments Off on 3 brothers arrested after meth lab bust in Rock Hill

ROCK HILL — Police have charged three brothers on drug charges after York County’s Multijurisdictional Drug Unit found methamphetamine and marijuana in their home, according to Lt. Mike Ligon. Tony Allen Bouler, 32, Thomas Dean Bouler, 30, and their half-brother, Jayson Lee Davis, 35, lived together in a Rock Hill home that Ligon says was […]

Deputies bust small meth lab

Posted: 31st August 2012 by Doc in Uncategorized
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Deputies with the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics Unit busted a small methamphetamine lab in Thomasville this past week, Sheriff David Grice said Wednesday. Deputies have charged Roger Allen Austin Jr., 49, Tarina Marie Sparks, 32, Michael Dean Johnson Jr., 31, all of 391 Calvin Road in Thomasville with felony manufacture of methamphetamine and felony […]

Comments Off on Border patrol seizes more than $90K in methamphetamine

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents confiscated more than $90,000 in methamphetamine while manning a checkpoint at Highway 86 between Westmorland and Salton City, officials announced this afternoon. The seizure was made by El Centro sector officers working at the Indio station, according to a news release.  A 42-year-old American man, along with the narcotics […]

Comments Off on Man Arrested After Being Spotted Smoking Meth

A Nashville man was arrested over the weekend after an off-duty law enforcement officer saw the man smoking methamphetamine in his vehicle while sitting at a red light in downtown Douglas. According to officials with the Coffee County Sheriff’s Office, Christopher Cook of Nashville, Georgia, was spotted by an off-duty officer smoking what the officer […]

Comments Off on Kidnapping, armed robbery suspect arrested in Safford – forced woman to consume Meth

PHOENIX — A kidnapping and armed robbery suspect is set to be extradited back to Maricopa County after being arrested by Safford Police. Todd Alan Lee, 49, is facing multiple criminal charges for allegedly robbing two 18-year-old men, and forcing a 29-year-old woman to consume methamphetamine.   Todd Alan Lee   On the evening of […]

Comments Off on Men sentenced for transporting drugs hidden inside PlayStation in backpack

Two men who admitted sending crystal methamphetamine – hidden in a PlayStation gaming system and carried by a human courier traveling by Greyhound Bus – to Fort Lauderdale, were sentenced to federal prison on Tuesday. Michael Vukcevic, 40, and Justin Uhlmansick, 37, both pleaded guilty earlier this year to possession of a controlled substance with […]

Comments Off on Arlington meth lab: Two men charged with attempting to produce Methamphetamine

Two men were arrested late Monday night after Arlington Police discovered evidence of a meth lab inside a Virginia Square apartment, officials say. It was a long night for Shelby Kuchinkas, who went to her college orientation Tuesday morning on three hours of sleep. Kuchinkas, a student at Trinity Washington University, had to evacuate her […]

Comments Off on Border Patrol finds $400K worth of meth in car

INDIO, Calif. — U.S. Border Patrol agentshave found more than $400,000 worth of methamphetamine hidden in a car stopped at a Southern California desert checkpoint. Drug-sniffing dogs alerted agents when the Honda Civic was stopped Friday at the Highway 86 checkpoint south of Indio. A dozen packages of methamphetamine were found hidden in the door […]

Comments Off on MT man stopped on I-90 found to have meth in underwear

BOZEMAN– A Billings man is behind bars after he was stopped for speeding along Interstate 90 and reportedly found to have hidden meth in his underwear. Matthew Morledge, 30, was stopped by a Montana Highway Patrol officer on Monday for speeding through a construction zone on Interstate 90 near mile marker 313 eastbound in Gallatin […]

Comments Off on Oklahoma man accused of giving sick wife fatal meth dose sentenced to 10 years

JAY, Okla. — A Kansas, Okla., man accused of giving his sick wife a fatal dose of methamphetamine has received a 10-year prison sentence. Court records indicate Charley S. Guess pleaded no contest Friday to a reduced charge of first-degree manslaughter in the death of 35-year-old Gidget Guess. A judge sentenced him to life in […]

Comments Off on How to spot a meth lab — and what to do if you find one

Wondering if your neighbors might be mixing up meth at home? The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration offers some advice.   Powder methamphetamine in foil. (U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration)   Meth lab indicators: — The usual giveaway is a fire or explosion caused by the manufacturing process. The U.S. Department of Justice estimates that about 15 […]

Comments Off on Discovery of meth lab leads to partial evacuation at Arlington high-rise, police say

Dozens of residents of a high-rise apartment house in North Arlington were ordered out of the building shortly before midnight Monday after police discovered what they thought was an illicit laboratoryfor producing methamphetamine. Police said Leonard Fischer, 44, and William Hudgens, 31, both of Arlington County, were arrested and charged with attempting to manufacture the […]

Comments Off on Man on Probation for Cushing Museum Burglary Charged with Meth Possession

(Stillwater, Okla.) — A Perkins man — on probation for possessing substances with intent to manufacture methamphetamine — has been charged with possessing methamphetamine on Monday with a Tryon woman and also a Stillwater man who is on probation for breaking into a Cushing museum.  All three, Travis John Rush, 40, of Perkins, Magen Marie […]

Comments Off on Females fighting in the street leads to meth lab bust

According to sheriff’s deputies, on Thursday, August 23, officers arrested 46-year-old Kimberly Jo Kincaid and 35-year-old Charles Maxwell Merritt and seized a clandestine methamphetamine laboratory at 917 Misty Lane, Gilbert.                    Kenneth Mark Steele                                                Charles Maxwell Merritt                Kimberly Jo Kincaid   Deputies say they arrived at the Misty Lane address around 9:30 a.m. in […]