Archive for May, 2013

BEIJING – China, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand police have arrested more than 1,100 suspects in 804 drug-related cases since a joint anti-drug campaign was launched in April, the Ministry of Public Security revealed on Wednesday. A statement from the ministry said various drugs totaling 2.97 tonnes have been seized in the campaign and the frequent […]

Three people busted by police as part of two major drug operations in Hawke’s Bay last year were sent to prison on Tuesday when they appeared for sentencing in Napier District Court. Shannon Rose Hislop, Dylan John Matthews and Jaydan Peter Wire were sentenced by Judge Bridget Mackintosh on a variety of charges including supplying […]

Two people are facing charges and a meth lab has been dismantled following the search of a Shreveport residence Tuesday. When agents with the Caddo-Shreveport Street Level Interdiction Unit arrived at the residence in the 1100 block of St. Vincent Avenue, a man and woman fled, but were apprehended near the back of the home, […]

Lena Kettle, 46, of Caldwell, Heidi Aguila, 34, of Middleton, and Kenneth Jones, 47, of Elverta, California, appeared in federal court Tuesday on an 89-count federal indictment charging them and seventeen others with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine; possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine; interstate transportation in aid of racketeering; and use of a communication device […]

A man’s attempts to flush drugs down his toilet during a police raid were foiled because the system was already blocked by electronic scales. Hamilton police said they were “flushed with success” after officers stopped the 32-year-old man disposing of what is believed to be methamphetamine. He had been trying to dispose “of a large […]

CLEBURNE — A man accused of causing an alcohol and methamphetamine fueled crash that took the life of an off-duty police officer last year pleaded guilty to intoxication manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident charges on Wednesday. Ricardo Espinoza, 22, plead guilty to the charges on the day testimony was set to begin […]

Twenty people, most of them Treasure Valley residents, have been indicted in a scheme to traffic methamphetamine in southwest Idaho, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced Wednesday. Lena Kettle, 46, of Caldwell, Heidi Aguila, 34, of Middleton and Kenneth Jones, 47, of Elverta, Calif., appeared in federal court Tuesday on an 89-count federal indictment charging […]

Three repeat offenders were busted in Maries County after authorities found narcotics and stolen property in their home. 56-year-old Francis Craig, 42-year-old Robert Gibbons and 23-year-old Amy Copeland were taken into custody Wednesday morning. Maries County Sheriff deputies and members from the Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group found what they said was a substantial amount […]

Hudson, Wyo. – Wire tapping and call tracing were key tools utilized by law enforcement in the recent arrests of six individuals involved in an alleged methamphetamine distribution system. According to affidavits filed in the case against the six individuals, wire tapping was used to gain information about the drug ring. Last week Timothy Pitt, […]

A North Carolina man is facing criminal charges for allegedly operating methamphetamine labs in his Rowan County home. Joshua Aaron Senk, 32, of Rockwell, is currently facing multiple meth charges and is currently being held on $75,000 bond, according to the Charlotte Observer. Investigators in Rowan County obtained search warrants for Senk’s home earlier this […]

Ten ounces of methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $56,000 was confiscated Wednesday morning from a car south of Grand Forks, the Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Department said. Daniel Ray Wykle, 50, from Arizona was arrested after a deputy noticed his car being driven in an erratic way and pulled him over at mile […]

SULLIVAN, Ind. (WTHI) – Sullivan County prosecutors have filed several charges against a man accused of possessing several pipe bombs and the materials to make meth. Police arrested Blake Boles, 26, on a warrant last Friday. Officers reported finding two pipe bombs in Boles’ pockets. When they went to his home, they reported finding five […]

WAUPACA — Waupaca police arrested two people Wednesday after a methamphetamine lab was found during a home search. A 49-year-old man and a 44-year-old woman were arrested at the home at 600 Oak St. Officers found evidence to indicate meth was being made, said the Waupaca Police Department. The Waupaca Police Department, Central Wisconsin drug […]

PRINCETON — Six Bureau County residents have been charged in federal court with conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine over the past two years in the northwest region of the county. The grand jury indictment alleges that the six defendants, Shane Walters, 27, Nicholas Hand, 29, Kyle Dye, 23, Jenna Regal, 23, Nikole Walters, 26, and Max […]

NOGALES, AZ (CBS5) – Border agents arrested two men on Saturday at the Mariposa Port of Entry in two attempts to smuggle nearly $500,000 worth of narcotics into the U.S. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection said they found 10 packages of methamphetamine in the gas tank of a truck driven by 33-year-old Joel Amador-De […]

San Clemente, California – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Interstate 5 checkpoint foiled two drug smuggling attempts on Tuesday resulting in the arrest of two suspects and the confiscation of cocaine, methamphetamine, and marijuana valued at more than $1,771,000. Border Patrol agents operating the checkpoint encountered a 19-year-old male U.S. citizen, at approximately […]

KABUL (Reuters) – Impoverished Afghanistan, already plagued by insurgency and struggling to contain crippling rates of opium addiction, faces another potential headache with spiraling usage of the synthetic drug crystal methamphetamine. The growing use of the drug, known as crystal meth or ice, comes at a critical time. Some fear that, with the exit of […]

Methamphetamine remains a scourge in our local communities, with a heavy impact on individuals and families that requires strong efforts from many parts of society to combat. It starts with education of our children to understand the dangers of the drug and what it can do to their bodies and minds. It requires ready treatment […]

A Wayland attorney has pleaded guilty to a methamphetamine charge after authorities last year found drug labs at his Wayland office and at an Otsego home. Mlive is reporting that Patrick Burson, 45, pleaded guilty before Calhoun County Circuit Court Judge James Kingsley to a charge of maintaining a meth lab. Prosecutors filed multiple meth-related […]

A 29-year-old Vancouver, Wash., man walked into the Lucky Eagle Casino in Rochester Sunday with a duffle bag containing more than $66,000 cash. He also had methamphetamine in his jacket pocket and a stolen handgun, a prosecutor said in court Tuesday. Christopher Lathrop, 29, who owns a food truck, according to court papers, was ordered […]

Elk City police arrested two people for possession of methamphetamine at an area motel last week. Brittani Paige Evans, 19, of Elk City, and Chris Lynn Rhodes, 48, of Elk City, were both arrested on a complaint of possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia Wednesday. The arrest came after officers were called to […]

A Marion County woman awaiting the resolution of an aggravated battery case will now spend her waiting period behind bars after being charged with possession of methamphetamine in a separate case. Jennifer Grace Balliet, 31, had her bond in the first case revoked Tuesday morning by Circuit Judge Sandra Edwards-Stephens in response to a motion […]

WAUPACA — Police discovered a methamphetamine lab Saturday in an apartment after they were called to help a man who was badly burned. Jeffrey Rudd, 23, is in critical condition at a Milwaukee burn center, said Waupaca police Detective Sgt. Brian Hoelzel. Police responded to 108 Granite St. about 11:50 p.m. for a man with […]

A 76-year-old American man has been found dead inside a house in Tak province, police said on Tuesday. Paul Milford Muller was a former official at the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) and the Jet Propulsion Lab, and the author of three books. According to his website, he worked for 10 years at […]

An Ottawa woman has been sentenced to 18 years in federal prison for her part in a drug-trafficking ring linked to the death of a man who combined pills with an injection he believed to be methamphetamine. Prosecutors in a news release Tuesday said Tamara Ledom, 37, had pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy […]