Archive for December, 2013

Prosecutors have accused a registered violent offender of smoking meth and exposing himself to children and volunteers at a downtown church. Ronald Fermin Mascarena, 43, appeared Monday in Yellowstone County Justice Court where prosecutors charged him with felony drug possession and misdemeanor counts of indecent exposure and resisting arrest. Deputy Yellowstone County Attorney Julie R. […]

Amy Downing, 51, Decorah, was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, a Class C felony, after the Decorah Police Department and Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Department conducted a search warrant at her 2474 Dogwood Road residence. Evidence of a meth lab operation was found in the residence. Downing also was charged with possession of a drug precursor – […]

(KTVI) – Missouri may no longer be number one when it comes to meth labs. “You are looking at the State of Missouri finally getting out of the number one position after more than a decade of dominating that position, to second and maybe even third,” said Sgt. Jason Grellner, head of the narcotics unit […]

Elko’s war on Methamphetamine rages on

Posted: 31st December 2013 by Doc in Uncategorized

ELKO — In the summer of 2013, the Free Press ran a series on the problem of methamphetamine in the Elko community. According to Free Press files, as many as one in four arrests in Elko county are connected to drugs in some way. “It’s a multi-faceted problem,” Elko Police Chief Ben Reed said, adding […]

A 32-year old single lady, Chizoba Anya Vivian is currently being quizzed by anti-narcotic officers for allegedly excreting wraps of substance that tested positive for methamphetamine on board a Qatar Airline Flight from Malaysia. On arrival at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos, three wraps of methamphetamine was found in her possession. According to […]

ATHENS — Acting on an anonymous tip, Athens Police have charged two men and one woman with manufacturing methamphetamine. “Sunday morning the department received an anonymous call about a possible meth lab at 1308 Tommy Lane,” said Police Chief Floyd Johnson. “Shortly before 10 a.m., investigators and arrived at the residence. In their investigation they […]

A Woodbury woman has been charged with selling more than 20 grams of methamphetamine to an undercover informant earlier this year. Kayla Rene Olson, 22, is charged with first-degree sales of cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine, a felony with a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison and a $1 million fine. Olson was initially charged […]

The Police Department’s Vice Unit executed a search warrant in the 1800 block of Akers Street on December 27. While executing the search, investigators located items consistent with the manufacturing of methamphetamine. John Calvin Price, 30, was arrested and charged with possessing hydrochloric acid and pseudoephedrine with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine, methcathinone or amphetamine; […]

Authorities discovered what they are calling a mobile meth lab after responding to a domestic incident in Rome. The Oneida County Sheriff’s Office says deputies made the find after responding to 6282 Lamphear Road. After obtaining a search warrant, more meth and methamphetamine manufacturing materials were discovered in a vehicle on the property, deputies said. […]

Sheriff deputies located a meth lab in Greenfield and have sent the case to the county prosecutor. The Highland County Sheriff’s Office received information that a male wanted on an active misdemeanor warrant was at 431 Waddell Street in Greenfield. Deputies also received information that subjects at the residence were producing methamphetamine. On Dec. 25 […]

A man who allegedly took a bag containing only a small amount of methamphetamine into Wal-Mart with him faces several misdemeanor citations. The culprit, who’s name is not being released because an arrest was not made, allegedly went into the Old Fort Parkway store and stole about $200 worth of merchandise and then attempted to […]

The woman caught cooking meth in her purse at a Missouri Wal-Mart while shoplifting has been identified, and arrested again. Jennifer Vaughn-Culp, 32, now infamous for her early June meth cooking escapade that shut down a Wal-Mart for seven hours, has been caught cooking meth again, this time outside a U-Mart, located, incidentally, just three […]

Police have just released dramatic video of an Easter incident in which an allegedly drugged-out Haamid Ade Zaid, 33, of San Jose, California, crashed his red Oldsmobile Cutlass into the doors of a Wal-Mart and drove through the store before jumping out and bludgeoning four people with a metal object. He was wrestled to the ground and […]

Solo, Central Java. A female Islamic Law student from a Jakarta university was arrested at the Adi Soemarmo International Airport over the weekend for attempting to smuggle almost one kilogram of methamphetamine, a customs official said on Monday. The student, only identified as J.N., is a student in a magister program at an Islamic state […]

MABLETON — After responding to dozens of calls on reports of drug manufacturing and harboring fugitives at one Mableton residence throughout 2013, Cobb police arrested the home owner on charges of maintaining a disorderly house. Kinsey Charles Edward, 65, was arrested  Dec. 7 by Cobb police on a misdemeanor charge and released a few days […]

Dec. 28–One firefighter suffered minor injuries Friday morning when a methamphetamine lab exploded in an abandoned house in Hamblen County, officials said. Hamblen County Chief Deputy Wayne Mize said the firefighter, whose name was not released, was treated at the scene. Neighbors on St. Paul Road called Hamblen County E-911 dispatchers at about 6:30 a.m., […]

Four people have been arrested following the discovery of a methamphetamine laboratory in an isolated rural property on the Coromandel Peninsula. The arrests came after two police officers travelling on the 309 Road, south west of Whitianga late yesterday afternoon noticed a woman astride a quad-bike and a man in a utility in the driveway […]

Detectives from the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team uncovered a “One Pot” meth lab Thursday. Deputies from the Delta County Sheriff’s Department asked for UPSET’s assistance in identifying a possible meth lab at a Ford River Township residence off of M-35. Officials from both agencies executed on a search warrant upon arrival, and seized a […]

CLAREMORE — A Claremore man gave new meaning to the term “meth mouth” when he attempted to conceal an undisclosed amount of methamphetamine inside his mouth last week, according to Claremore police. “Around 2:30 p.m. Thursday (Dec. 26), I observed a vehicle on Sioux Avenue, south of Blue Starr which had a passenger in it […]

“Breaking Bad” was TV fiction. So was “The Andy Griffith Show.” Their themes converge in methamphetamine production in Tennessee, but with real-world outcomes: Meth destroys health and lives of thousands of Tennesseans, and sometimes kills. And local sheriffs and police officers must try to stop it, even when they get no help from the state […]

There is little question methamphetamine has its grips on a segment of the population. The drug once again was in the news plenty this year. The word “methamphetamine” appeared in the pages of the Herald-Whig on an average of just over one time per issue this year. The West Central Illinois Task Force, a special […]

At about 4 a.m. Friday, an officer stopped a white minivan in the 100 block of Martin Drive near American Canyon because it had no functioning brake lamp, according to the American Canyon Police Department. The driver, John Isamu Silvestri, 48, and a passenger, Trina Kathleen Baker, 43, both of Vallejo, stopped in front of […]

Methamphetamine made in Mexico is becoming an increasing threat to the Lubbock area, law enforcement officials say. But they say marijuana is still the most common drug found in Lubbock and the surrounding areas. And synthetic marijuana is becoming a challenge for Lubbock police officers, according to Lubbock Police Department Sgt. Jason Lewis. There were […]

Mark Neuman, wanted on felony warrants in Prescott, was arrested in Sauk County, Wis., by the U.S. Marshal’s Service Tuesday. Neuman, 57, is accused of attempting to lure a 10-year-old girl for sex after showing her pornographic photos and talking to her suggestively, according to Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office Silent Witness Coordinator Steve Skurja. He […]

An East Gadsden woman remains in the Etowah County Detention Center without bond after she was arrested Thursday on drug charges.        Misty Lynn Richardson, 33, was charged with possession of methamphetamine after imported ice, a more pure form of meth, was found at her home on Brookwood Drive. Agents with the Etowah County Drug […]