Archive for May, 2013

Federal law enforecemnt offcicials say they arrested a man transporting 3,600 grams of methamphetamine through northern Arizona on Interstate 40 yesterday. According to a complaint filed by the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the man had the drugs in a secret compartment in the rear of his SUV that could only be accessed by buttons on the […]

Some things sent in the mail are dangerous. Other items are positively illegal, as a Ridgway man now suspected of drug violations perhaps learned the hard way. Eugene Perkins, 58, was arrested Wednesday after an investigation by the Ouray County Sheriff’s Office, the 7th Judicial Task Force and the U.S. Postal Inspector’s Denver office. He […]

Blount County – Across East Tennessee, officers have been trying to come up with ways to stay on top of the growing meth problems in their community. In Blount County, the sheriff’s office said it might have an answer with a creative twist on a tip-line system. Similar to Crime Stoppers, the caller must give […]

SHAH ALAM: A Morrocan man was sentenced to death by the High Court yesterday  for trafficking in more than six kilograms of methamphetamine. Judicial commissioner Choong Siew Khim sentenced Mohammed Seddiki, 27, a  car salesman after finding the prosecution had proven their case beyond  reasonable doubt. Mohammed was travelling with two German men – Najib […]

Eleven people have been arrested and three more are wanted for their roles in two local methamphetamine manufacturing rings. The Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team in recent months has worked to dismantle two groups working across local counties to manufacture and distribute the synthetic narcotic. David Barnard On May 22, 14 individuals alleged to be involved […]

As if the Third Reich didn’t do enough damage, Der Spiegel says, the offshoot of Hitler’s military pep pills are still around, ruining lives Many Americans know about the scourge of crystal meth from the TV series Breaking Bad, says Fabienne Hurst at Germany’s Der Spiegel. “But few know that the drug can be traced […]

As a Levin man fell into the methamphetamine trap, he left people close to him and complete strangers out of pocket. Vaevae Miak Hau, 45, has been sentenced to three years and two months’ jail for offending in 2011 and 2012 that coincided with a “decline into methamphetamine use”, according to a pre-sentence report. Judge […]

Charges pending against man found with labs, stolen firearm   JEFFERSONVILLE — Four active methamphetamine labs were found Saturday in a Jeffersonville home near Thomas Jefferson Elementary following a concerted effort by Clarksville, Jeffersonville and state police. Lawmen responded to the home of Nickolas Christy Wedding, 23, at 3105 Clearstream Way, to execute a search […]

Most common method uses ingredients and equipment that can fit into a duffle bag MEYERSDALE, Pa. — In response to the discovery of a series of meth labs in southern Somerset County, a Community Methamphetamine Awareness event was held Wednesday in Meyersdale. Sponsored by the Somerset County Drug Free Communities, the event featured a panel of […]

QUINCY, ILL. — A toddler has been displaced after another drug bust in Quincy. Police arrested Tonia Hess, 40, and Elizabeth White, 23, Tuesday night after a drug bust at their Quincy home.   The duo is charged with meth possession. Officials with the Department of Children and Family Services removed the toddler and placed […]

The Min Buri Court on Thursday sentenced four policemen to death for stealing seized drugs in 2012. The sentence was commuted to life because they cooperated and gave useful information during their trial. The four police officers – Pol Lt Choengchob Ratchakhom, Pol Sr Sgt Maj Somsak Thiprassami, Pol Sgt Maj Patara Vorachanant and Pol […]

MUSCATINE, Iowa — In 2012, the Muscatine County Drug Task Force seized just under nine pounds of methamphetamine. The Muscatine County Sheriff’s Office recently released its 2012 report of crime statistics and highlights of activities performed by the law enforcement agency. But, as Chief Deputy C.J. Ryan pointed out, a majority of that was because […]

The Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team made several arrests Wednesday in two separate methamphetamine rings that were operating in Chatham, Bryan, Effingham and Bulloch counties. An Effingham County man was among 11 people arrested. Christopher Thomas Davis, 29, of Guyton was charged with conspiracy and possession of a substance to manufacture methamphetamine. Christopher Thomas Davis “With […]

Authorities in Rock Hill, South Carolina have arrested a man and woman for charges relating to the trafficking and manufacturing of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute. The Herald newspaper reports that Jessica Christian, and Clifford Dean Canfield, both 33, were arrested after authorities received a call about a possible meth lab and meth use […]

A High Falls man was arrested on May 21 on charges of trafficking methamphetamine, according to a Thursday news release from the Jones County Sheriff’s Office. Roy Roger Rivers, 52, was picked up by investigators who seized about 6 ounces of methamphetamine valued at $7,000, the news release stated. Rivers was booked into Jones County […]

A man who was at a Norfolk drug store in the bathroom for an extended time was subsequently arrested for possession of methamphetamine and other charges. Norfolk Police Chief Bill Mizner said police were called Tuesday at 12:28 p.m. to check on a man who was reported to have been in the public bathroom for […]

EVANSVILLE—United States Attorney Joseph H Hogsett announced today the early morning arrest of six Evansville residents who are alleged to have engaged in a scheme to obtain and distribute large quantities of methamphetamine. This case comes on the heels of two additional federal methamphetamine busts in the Evansville area in recent weeks, and Hogsett said […]

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. –  Six suspects were arrested after a search warrant led to the findings of ten pounds of meth, according to officials. On May 29, at about 1 p.m., Kern County Sheriff’s deputies from the Sheriff’s Office Major Violator Unit, Gang Suppression Section, California Multi-Jurisdictional Methamphetamine Enforcement Team, Kern Narcotics Enforcement Team, and High […]

GAUTIER, Mississippi — A Biloxi man was arrested Wednesday in Gautier after agents with the South Mississippi Metro Enforcement Team found several methamphetamine labs in his vehicle, authorities said today. Stephen Nichols, 35, was arrested and charged with manufacturing a controlled substance (meth), possession of precursor chemicals, generation of hazardous waste and prescription forgery. Stephen […]

Austin police busted a drug trafficking ring at the beginning of this month, resulting in four arrests and the seizure of more than 20 pounds of methamphetamine. According to police, the investigation began when officers received “credible information” that 34-year-old Luis Pocasangre-Cardoza was going to set up a big deal between and buyer and seller […]

Following an anonymous tip, four people were arrested on methamphetamine and related drug charges after deputies raided a home in Landrum, a spokesman said. Lt. Michael Hildebrand, a spokesman for the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office, said drug investigators discovered a meth lab Tuesday at 322 Grove Road. From left to right, Jim T. Allison, 51, […]

A man arrested in March 2012 on a charge of manufacturing methamphetamine was  arrested again Wednesday on the same charge, the Camden County Sheriff’s Office  said. Officers who went to 222 Sweet Gum Street to talk with Mark Dewayne Adams,  40, about his pending court appearance saw a methamphetamine cooking process in  plain site, Deputy […]

Six people face multiple drug related charges following a May 30 incident. According to a press release from the Ashford Police Department, a traffic stop in the 9600 Block of US Highway 84 in Ashford caused the officers to develop a reasonable suspicion that there was narcotics along with the six occupants. Upon further investigation, […]

Meth mouth: Inside look at icky problem

Posted: 30th May 2013 by Doc in Uncategorized

Methamphetamine makes people high, but chronic meth use also  heightens the risk for dental destruction. “Meth mouth” typically  involves rampant tooth decay, dry mouth, cracked teeth, and gum disease,  and it can rob meth users not only of their smiles but also of their  ability to chew.    

Methamphetamine misconceptions were dispelled at a meth awareness event at Meyersdale Area High School Wednesday. The school hosted the event in response to resident requests because of recent drug activity. About 100 people attended the event where experts spoke about ways to combat meth’s increased use. Examples of meth labs were displayed at the Meyersdale […]