Archive for December, 2012

LEXINGTON, S.C. — A Lexington man has been arrested after narcotics officers caught him cooking methamphetamine in his two-car garage. William David Langley, 42, of the 100 block of Lantern Hill Circle was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, possessing a firearm during the commission of a violent crime and possessing 28 grams or less of marijuana, […]

The number of clandestine methamphetamine labs across the state surged to record-breaking levels in 2012, with 444 labs discovered statewide, placing North Carolina among the top 10 meth producing states in the country. The increase follows the 344 labs busted in 2011, which was a record at the time.  

Trash fire leads to drug arrests

Posted: 31st December 2012 by Doc in Uncategorized

SOMERSET– A trash fire behind a Somerset residence has led to the arrest of three men, each now facing charges of manufacturing methamphetamine. According to a press release from the Perry County Sheriff’s Department, charges were filed Dec. 27 on the persons involved in the methamphetamine labs discovered at 105 West Gay Street in Somerset […]

Four people were arrested Thursday following a traffic stop where an active methamphetamine lab was found inside the vehicle, according to a police news release. According to the release, Amber Winterroth, 144 Rolling Acres Drive in Gray, Lance Nidifer, 131 Gateway Drive in Elizabethton and Jeremy Irvin and Latosha Ashby, were stopped in a black […]

Hezbollah’s cocaine Jihad

Posted: 31st December 2012 by Doc in Uncategorized

Faced with dwindling Iranian funding, Shiite terror group partners with Mexican drug cartels; uses millions of dollars in drug money to support weapon acquisition habit MEXICO – Chiapas is one of Mexico’s most exotic federal districts. But the magical forests, appealing Indian communities, colorful towns and intriguing archeological sites – that serve as main tourist […]

Mobile methamphetamine lab discovered

Posted: 26th December 2012 by Doc in Uncategorized

SAINT CLAIR _ Shoppers going to the Walmart store Sunday morning were met by an unusual site, state police emergency clandestine lab drug team processing a vehicle that had a mobile methamphetamine lab inside. Saint Clair Police discovered the lab while investigating a hit and run crash on the parking lot around 5 a.m.   As […]

Members of a Mexican drug trafficking organization used an Athens apartment as a “stash house” to distribute methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin and marijuana throughout the Athens and Atlanta metropolitan areas, according to a search warrant filed last week in Clarke County Superior Court. Targeted by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration for nearly three years, the Los […]

Lost and Found: Is This Your Methamphetamine?

Posted: 26th December 2012 by Doc in Uncategorized

Gwinnett County Police were called to the QuikTrip on Hamilton Mill Parkway in Dacula, Ga. on Dec. 2 after a store employee made an unusual find. According to the employee, the overnight manager discovered a small Ziploc bag containing a crystal-like substance on the floor near the fountain drink machines. The substance field-tested positive for […]

U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson, from the District of Idaho, announced today that nine co-conspirators in a large-scale methamphetamine trafficking organization pleaded guilty Tuesday and Wednesday in United States District Court in Pocatello, Idaho. The charges were the result of a nine-month investigation by the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF). According to the […]

Parents found with meth, child in home

Posted: 26th December 2012 by Doc in Uncategorized

FLOYDS KNOBS — A husband and wife were arrested in their home after several bags of methamphetamine were found during a visit by a Floyd County Child Protective Services official to check on the welfare of the couple’s 4-year-old child, Indiana State Police reported. Eric L. Bowman, 40, and Crystal N. Bowman, 28, of 4194 […]

McALESTER — McAlester police officer Shawn Delana received strange text messages recently on his city of McAlester issued cell phone — someone was looking to buy methamphetamine. Unsure of the identity of the text message sender, and unclear about how the texter got his cell phone number, Delana went along with the text messages in […]

IMPERIAL • Heather R. Beckley’s boyfriend hit her in the head six times with a hammer and left her body in a wooded area near Imperial where the couple had gone to make methamphetamine, authorities say. Beckley’s boyfriend, Brian E. Smith, 32, is being held on $1 million bail after being charged Thursday with second-degree […]

Neighbors fed up after multiple meth busts

Posted: 21st December 2012 by Doc in Uncategorized

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Homeowners in one east Louisville neighborhood say they’ve had it. In the past month, their normally quiet streets have twice been the scene of a meth lab cleanup. Police say as soon as the culprits get locked up they are out and right back in the same house. Neighbors didn’t see […]

Three arrested for sale of methamphetamine

Posted: 21st December 2012 by Doc in Uncategorized

Three individuals have been arrested as the result of several investigations in the sale of methamphetamine, spanning a five-month period. Morrison County Sheriff Michel Wetzel said his deputies, along with the Little Falls Police, Royalton Police, agents of the Central Minnesota Violent Offender Task Force and the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) recently concluded the […]

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – U.S. Border Patrol agents seized a total of $873,800 in methamphetamine in three separate stops on state Route 94 and Interstate 5 this week, the federal agency announced Thursday. The first stop was made at the Interstate 5 checkpoint near San Clemente on Sunday evening, according to a U.S. Border Patrol […]

REYNOLDS COUNTY, Mo. (KSDK) – Charges have been filed against two people accused of methamphetamine production that caused a fire that killed two children in southeast Missouri. Joshua Maynard and Allen Glasgow have only been charged with methamphetamine production, but more charges could be filed. Maynard and Glasgow were picked up in Arkansas Thursday. They’ll […]

Six arrested for trafficking methamphetamine

Posted: 20th December 2012 by Doc in Uncategorized

 A two-year investigation into the trafficking of methamphetamine in Ashe County has resulted in the arrests of six suspects on various drug-related charges, according to the Ashe County Sheriff’s Office. Ashe County Sheriff James Williams said, in a press release on Wednesday. the arrest of the six suspects came as a result of three search […]

1.3 million methamphetamine pills bust

Posted: 20th December 2012 by Doc in Uncategorized

CHUMPHON – Highway Police on Wednesday morning arrested a drug dealer and seized 1.3 million methamphetamine pills, or yaba, with an estimated street value of 390 million baht. Highway Police chief Pongsit Sangphet said a speeding pickup truck with a Por Mor 45 Chiang Mai (ผม 45 เชียงใหม่) licence plate was stopped at a checkpoint […]

A woman from Mexico has been arrested for attempting to smuggle nearly 32 pounds of methamphetamine into the country through the San Luis port of entry. A woman was arrested Monday for attempting to smuggle nearly 32 pounds of methamphetamine into the country through the San Luis port of entry after 30 packages of the […]

SAN DIEGO —U.S. Border Patrol agents intercepted a smuggling attempt on State Route (SR) 94 yesterday resulting in the seizure of nearly 26 pounds of methamphetamine. At approximately 2:45 p.m., agents encountered a 49-year-old male United States citizen driving a 2000 BMW at the SR 94 checkpoint near Jamul.   Agents became suspicious of the […]

VOLUSIA COUNTY — It started Friday afternoon in DeBary as a routine traffic stop for a Volusia County Sheriff’s deputy, who ended up making two arrests and seizing all of the components of a mobile meth lab. The deputy stopped the vehicle along West 2nd Street and Naranja Road at about 1:37 p.m. after discovering […]

Methamphetamine Seized South of San Clemente

Posted: 19th December 2012 by Doc in Uncategorized

Border Patrol agents arrested a man Sunday as he allegedly tried to smuggle almost 7 pounds of methamphetamine through the border checkpoint south of San Clemente. At 5:45 p.m., agents stopped the 21-year-old U.S. citizen at the I-5 border checkpoint. He was driving a 1995 Jeep Cherokee, according to a release by the Border Patrol. […]

JACKSON, MI – Police found the remnants of a methamphetamine lab Sunday in a house on Third Street. Methamphetamine   In the upper story of the house at 601 Third St., officers found lithium batteries, tubing, unknown liquids, drain cleaner and other items indicative of meth production, Michigan State Police Detective Lt. Dave Cook said. […]

MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY (KFVS) – A joint investigation led to the arrests of seven people on Methamphetamine related charges in three different western Kentucky counties.During the investigation, detectives say they seized more than $70,000 worth of crystal methamphetamine, $22,600, two semi-automatic handguns and an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle. Barry K. Beard   Brittany N. Beard   […]

Wellesley — On Wednesday, Dec. 12, Officer Christopher Cunningham stopped a motor vehicle on Grantland Road, near Route 9, shortly before 1p.m. after observing alleged traffic law violations. Cunningham conducted routine license checks, and learned that the driver of the vehicle, identified as Blake Galway, 30 of Somerville, had a suspended driver’s license. Police said […]