Archive for November, 2013

ELIZABETHTON — The Carter County Sheriff’s Department continued Wednesday to detoxify and clean up the remains of what has been described as the largest clandestine methamphetamine laboratory ever found in Carter County. The lab was discovered on Tuesday, and trained agents began the clean up process. Sheriff Chris Mathes called a halt to the process […]

Two men found dead in the Delta on a houseboat that authorities said contained a methamphetamine laboratory have been identified by the Solano County Coroner’s Office. Found on the houseboat, authorities said, were the bodies of Gary Lee Cooper, 72, of Concord and James Eugene McRae, 49, of Martinez. The boat where two men were […]

Two more defendants left the 50th Circuit Court with prison  sentences early today as Judge James Lambros continues to send the message that  methamphetamine will not be tolerated in Chippewa County. Appearing before the court with Public Defender Jennifer France,  Patrick Bailey, 31, apologized to the people of the State of Michigan and  Chippewa County […]

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — A meth cook was found Tuesday afternoon inside a North Charleston apartment home. Residents were briefly evacuated. “They [police] were banging on all the doors telling us to get out,” said Sondra Scott, a three-year resident. “I had the baby, I wrapped the baby up in one of my shawls, […]

Tulsa – There have been several high profile murder cases over the past year with reported ties to methamphetamines. Brothers  James and Cedric Poore were in court Tuesday. Cedric Poore’s attorney  asked the judge to consider a severance motion to hold Cedric and James’  trials separately. The judge did not make a decision. He said […]

Police stumbled onto a large meth lab at Harbor Isles Condominium in Cocoa Beach this morning – Brevard County Sheriff’s Agents seized about 5.5 kilos of meth oil that could have been further refined into methamphetamine. It began with a car theft. A Cocoa Beach woman turned a 2008 Chrysler Sebring over to a credit […]

The latest meth lab bust in central Illinois happened right here, inside this home. Police tell us they worry the drug isn’t the real problem. “The people that are doing it I believe are drug addicts. They’re addicted. They’re drug addicts,” Christian County Sheriff Bruce Kettelkamp said . Here’s how the numbers stack up. Sangamon […]

  The following is an excerpt from Women on Ice: Methamphetamine Use among Suburban Women by Miriam Boeri (Rutgers University Press, 2013). Maggie looked like the typical housewife next door in a suburban community. No one but an experienced user might guess she had injected methamphetamine almost every day during the last six months. She […]

BENZIE COUNTY, MI – Several suspects have been identified after methamphetamine lab components were dumped on private property in Benzie County. The dump site, in Joyfield Township, was located Monday, Nov. 25, by Traverse Narcotics Team investigators. Members from a Michigan State Police methamphetamine response team assisted with cleanup. Detectives found several components used to […]

The mother of one of the cousins kidnapped from Evansdale in July 2012 was arrested on felony drug charges Monday. Misty Cook-Morrissey, 36, was charged with two counts of delivery of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, ongoing criminal conduct and possession of drug paraphernalia. Three of the four charges are felonies. If […]

SAN FRANCISCO — Two men found dead on a houseboat in the delta had been making methamphetamine on board, authorities said Tuesday. Gary Lee Cooper, 72, of Concord and James Eugene McRae, 49, of Martinez were found dead by Contra Costa County sheriff’s deputies about 1:30 p.m. Monday. The case was transferred to the Solano […]

A Treasure Island man is accused of trying to make methamphetamine at his condominium in the Paradise Island community, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said. Phillip Blake Pike, 31, 511 Sandy Hook Road, was arrested Tuesday afternoon after an investigation into a meth lab at his home in the Village of Paradise Island complex, deputies […]

A Sacramento bail bondsman, who is an ex-felon with a drug history, has been criminally charged with a number of weapons violations for taking guns instead of money from arrestees who were looking to get out of jail. Some of the guns that bondsman Shawn Allen Rapoza accepted in lieu of cash were stolen, according […]

Ketchikan, Alaska – Wednesday, officers of the Ketchikan Police Department, with assistance of the F.B.I. and a local Ketchikan resident, completed an investigation of a group of suspects involved in alleged Methamphetamine importation and distribution from the state of Washington. Multiple search warrants were executed to include a hotel room, a vehicle, and a boat. […]

A 27-year-old Pomona woman faces several drug-related charges after being stopped by Ottawa police early Sunday morning for a traffic infraction. Natalie Hankins, 27, Pomona, was arrested midnight Sunday in the 1900 block of South Princeton Street on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, according to a police report.       […]

A Marshfield couple is facing four criminal charges, including neglecting a child after they’re accused of leaving needles used to inject methamphetamine near a two-month-old baby. According to court documents, an investigation began Nov. 3 after a neighbor called police to report a strong odor of marijuana coming from the apartment. Officers say inside the […]

Picture a recovering meth addict and a multiple felon, and the appearance of Surinder Dhaliwal would be among the last images the mind would conjure.   On Tuesday afternoon, Dhaliwal wore a button-down, blue-collared shirt tucked into khaki slacks and brown dress shoes. He smiled easily and often. His voice still carried a tinge of […]

CALEXICO – Authorities seized 26 pounds of methamphetamine and arrested a Redlands woman on Friday at the Calexico East Port of Entry. Around 5:30 p.m., Elva Charline Ruiz, 25, of Redlands approached the Calexico East Port of Entry driving a 2001 Lexus, according to the court complaint. Customs and Border Protection officer noticed anomalies in […]

OKLAHOMA CITY – The same people who leave dead bodies and severed heads littering a busy highway in Mexico are now moving their operations to Oklahoma. Their product: Mexican ice or crystal meth. Cheap, highly addictive and the profits are astronomical. Police say they’ll do anything to protect their investment. “They play by different rules […]

WALHALLA, SC (FOX Carolina) – More than 20 people have been arrested and more are sought in a drug conspiracy in Oconee County that involved the buying of meth making ingredients. The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office said the investigation, dubbed “Operation Smurf,” involved people purchasing pseudoephedrine for the purpose of making meth. The investigation has […]

CAMPBELL, Ohio – Three Campbell police officers and a canine officer are back on the job after inhaling chemicals from a mobile meth lab. During a traffic stop on Saturday, the canine alerted officers of the meth lab in the trunk of the vehicle. The officer who opened the trunk says he was knocked down […]

A Placer County sheriff’s narcotics-certified dog led to the discovery of 2 pounds of concealed methamphetamine Wednesday night. Donald David Owen, 46, of Oakdale, and Sarah Marie Bastin, 43, of Modesto, were pulled over by a deputy for traffic violations at 10:42 p.m. Wednesday on Auburn Ravine Road. Owen was driving on a suspended license […]

THE capture of five men in a Drug Enforcement Administration sting operation has given fresh insight into methamphetamine production in North Korea. BThe men pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to charges they conspired to smuggle 100 kilograms of North Korean meth into the United States. They had been arrested in September in Thailand. Five men […]

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – A man, found sleeping in the parking lot of a Walmart store in South Knoxville, was arrested Monday morning after two mobile meth labs were discovered in his vehicle. Officers say Brandon Price, 27, is charged with initiation of process of manufacturing methamphetamine. Brandon Price Police were called to the Walmart on […]

Police in Chiang Rai seized 302,000 methamphetamine pills with an estimated street value of 90 million baht and arrested three suspected drug couriers on Tuesday. Chiang Rai police arrest three… Chiang Rai police arrest three suspected drug couriers and seize 302,000 meth pills on Tuesday   Chiang Rai police chief Pol Maj Gen Wanchai Suwansirikhet […]