Archive for February, 2013

Hubbardston man, Muir woman face meth charges

Posted: 26th February 2013 by Doc in Uncategorized
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MONTCALM COUNTY, Mich. — A 35-year-old Hubbardston man was arraigned Feb. 19 in Montcalm County 64B District Court on methamphetamine charges and resisting and obstructing. Jason Reed faces one count of controlled substance – operating/maintaining a laboratory involving methamphetamine, one count of controlled substance – possession of methamphetamine, and three counts of assaulting/resisting/obstructing a police […]

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Stanford hazmat vehicle called to scene for decontamination CRAB ORCHARD — A meth bust Friday afternoon provided Stanford firefighters with one of their first chances to use a hazardous materials response vehicle since they recently reacquired it from Lincoln County. Three Crab Orchard residents and a Brodhead resident were arrested Friday after Lincoln County Sheriff […]

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ABIDJAN — A new report from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNDOC) warns that the production of methamphetamine is a “growing concern” for West Africa. The report, which addresses many forms of transnational crime in the region, also suggests that recent gains in the fight against cocaine trafficking may have been overstated. […]


FRESNO, Calif. — A federal grand jury returned an indictment today, charging Oscar Rodriguez, 29, with possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced. This case is the product of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Modesto Police Department, and the Transportation Security Administration. Assistant United States Attorneys […]

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Gov. Jan Brewer, R-Ariz., says she has first-hand evidence Mexican drug cartels are on the verge of breaching her state’s border. “I was just down there last week,” Brewer said in an interview on Fox News. “I was with the National Guard. I was in a Blackhawk. I saw them on the other side, the […]

Comments Off on Same song, second verse… An Ararat couple and their teenage daughter were arrested Monday for running a methamphetamine operation — for the second time this year

DOBSON — An Ararat couple and their teenage daughter were arrested Monday  after county narcotics officers raided their home and discovered a  methamphetamine operation — for the second time this year. Sheriff Graham Atkinson said Donald Ray Beck, 43, and Angela Henley Beck, 41,  both of 109 Charles Beck Lane, were arrested after allegedly resuming  […]


San Diego – The arrests of 13 suspects mark the end of a large-scale methamphetamine trafficking organization that was operating in San Diego County, federal officials said. “This organization was distributing multipound quantities of methamphetamine in our cities, and making a huge profit,” William Sherman, acting special agent in charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement […]

BAD AXE, MI — Officers from the Bay Area Narcotics Enforcement Team (BAYANET) donned their HAZMAT apparel to help police in Bad Axe remove a potentially explosive methamphetamine lab. Around 8:15 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21, Bad Axe police officers and Huron County Sheriff’s deputies executed a search warrant at 215 W. Butler St. Officers […]

Comments Off on Meth lab bust in Old Brooklyn makes 4th involving children this week

CLEVELAND — Three children in the Old Brooklyn neighborhood are the latest to be caught up in a meth lab bust. Cleveland Police Bomb Squad members suited up from head to toe to avoid the contamination these young children were exposed to just hours earlier. “Trash up to the knee, kids running around without clothes, […]

Comments Off on Agents bust meth lab across from Daytona Beach church day care

DAYTONA BEACH — In an apartment building where a gang member once held court, police and  federal agents on Thursday found an elaborate meth lab run by a boyfriend and girlfriend. The bust occurred after a confidential informant told police that suspects Charles Blum, 59, and Theresa Shultz, 43, were manufacturing and distributing meth, said […]

Comments Off on Man caught with meth in his pants at Modesto Airport indicted

FRESNO— A federal grand jury on Thursday indicted a 30-year-old man suspected of smuggling about 2 pounds of methamphetamine while trying to board a plane at the Modesto Airport last month on a trip that would take him to Hawaii. Oscar Luis Rodriguez was charged with possession of meth with the intent to distribute the […]

Comments Off on Great Falls woman pleads guilty to endangering baby who ingested methamphetamine

GREAT FALLS, Montana — A Great Falls woman has pleaded guilty to allowing her 9-month-old son to ingest methamphetamine. The Great Falls Tribune reports ( ) 26-year-old Brandi Rae Bargas pleaded guilty Wednesday in District Court to endangering the welfare of her child. Sentencing is set for April 3. Prosecutors say Bargas brought her child […]

Comments Off on Alabama woman arrested after baby dies from inhaling methamphetamine fumes

ALEXANDER CITY, Alabama — A 24-year-old woman has been arrested for child endangerment after police say her baby died from inhaling methamphetamine fumes. Police say Lindsay Nelson’s 2-month-old son died in May, and a recent autopsy has revealed the baby died from inhaling meth fumes. Authorities tell WSFA-TV ( it is unclear if anyone in […]

Crystal Meth Use Soars in Indonesia

Posted: 22nd February 2013 by Doc in Uncategorized
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JAKARTA — The use of the drug crystal methamphetamine has been steadily on the rise in Southeast Asia, in recent years. This week, a joint report by the National Narcotics Agency and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime shows that crystal meth is the now the greatest illicit threat facing Indonesia. Known in […]

Comments Off on Midland man arrested for smoking meth, sex with child

A Midland man remained in custody Wednesday after being arrested Tuesday for  allegedly sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl, according to his arrest  affidavit. James Duke Creel III, 30, is being held on a $100,000 bond for a  second-degree felony charge of sexual assault of a child. JAMES DUKE CREEL III   A family member of […]

Task force arrests 8 in Tuesday raid

Posted: 21st February 2013 by Doc in Uncategorized
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Washington City house has been targeted before The Washington County Drug Task Force arrested eight individuals Tuesday night after the Washington County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team served a search warrant to a known drug house in Washington City. Stacey Jo Palmerson, 49, John Clark Palmerson, 36, and Darren John Oxford, 24, are residents of the […]

Comments Off on Detectives Arrest 7, Seize 50 Pounds of Meth After 11-Month Multi-Agency Investigation

BARTOW | A sign on a Kissingen Avenue mailbox advertises worms, rabbits and farm-fresh eggs. Next door, Lydia Santiago, a mother of four, discreetly moved her own product, authorities said, selling methamphetamine she bought by the pound in what investigators called a $1 million operation. Santiago, 38, of Bartow, was arrested Tuesday after an 11-month […]

Comments Off on Border agents seized $400,000 in methamphetamines

SAN ANTONIO – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Laredo Port of Entry seized methamphetamine valued at $400,000 from a vehicle driven by a 51-year-old Mississippi woman. The seizure took place last Saturday at Gateway to the Americas Bridge. A CBP officer referred the driver of a 1998 Ford F-150 pickup truck for […]

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El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents stopped a suspected drug smuggler and seized about 30 pounds of methamphetamine at the Highway 86 checkpoint Sunday morning, according to a press releas.   Border Patrol agents found 29 packages of methamphetamine at the Highway 86 checkpoint Sunday     Around 7 a.m., a 26-year-old man drove up […]

Comments Off on County drug unit investigates alleged meth house in Stow; minor children removed from home

Five Stow children have been removed from an alleged meth house, according to the Summit County Sheriff’s Department. According to a press release, on Feb. 19, the Stow Police Department received information from Lakeview Intermediate School that a 12-year-old student came to school with the odor of chemicals possibly related to production of methamphetamine. There […]

Methamphetamine on the rise in Australia

Posted: 20th February 2013 by Doc in Uncategorized
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Drugs and alcohol play an important role in the increasing amount of violence we’re seeing on our streets today. Sadly, the use of drugs and alcohol by young people also continues to be on the increase. Now, police data shows that methamphetamine, a dangerous amphetamine, is on the rise in Australia. Methamphetamine – more commonly […]

Meth Seizures Increase on Texas-Mexico Border

Posted: 20th February 2013 by Doc in Uncategorized
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For the second consecutive year, seizures of methamphetamine in the Laredo customs district — the country’s busiest land port —  climbed significantly, an indication that drug cartels continue to bank on sales of the drug in the U.S. despite vigilant enforcement efforts on both sides of the Texas-Mexico border. And with the cartels’ ability to […]

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BONIFAY — A DeFuniak Springs man was arrested on drug charges following a traffic stop by a Holmes County deputy, according to a Holmes County Sheriff’s Office news release. Nicholas Earl Jimmerson, 32, of DeFuniak Springs was arrested in connection with charges of possession of controlled substance (methamphetamine) on the morning of Feb. 8. According […]

Five nabbed in Seaside methamphetamine bust

Posted: 20th February 2013 by Doc in Uncategorized
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Another day, another drug bust for the Clatsop County Drug Task Force, which arrested five for methamphetamine in Seaside Friday, including a pregnant woman. Three separate search warrants were executed with help from the Seaside Police, after detectives received information about a high volume of drug traffic in a residential neighborhood on 10th Street in […]

Former User Describes Meth Addiction

Posted: 19th February 2013 by Doc in Uncategorized
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SIOUX FALLS, SD – Sitting in her apartment in Sioux Falls on Monday, Jeanne Ford makes one thing clear: she lives for her children and grandchildren. “I’m looking at a picture of my kids right now,” Jeanne Ford said, smiling. Ford’s life was far from picture perfect. When she was 18, she tried methamphetamine at […]