Archive for December, 2013

Drug thugs who produce methamphetamines in makeshift laboratories seldom use their own property. They prefer rental units, for a very good reason. Making meth can be dangerous business. In addition to the harm that may come to meth lab operators, the process leaves behind a toxic residue. That is why law enforcement personnel cleaning up […]

A 72-year-old man convicted of sexually exploiting teenagers – getting them high on meth so they would make homemade porn – must serve six years and three months in prison. Gerald Micheal Martin ran Safe Storage Solutions, 7080 Portal Way, until his arrest in 2012. He lived in a house there, free of rent. Because […]

MEMPHIS, TENN. — Tens of thousands of U.S. houses have been used as methamphetamine labs over the past decade, and an industry is developing around cleaning them up. However, there is little oversight of the growing industry, opening the door for potential malfeasance. Some homeowners are often reluctant to pay thousands of dollars to make […]

An El Centro man accused of drug smuggling had a 10-year-old boy in the car with him when he was arrested, and authorities found about 29 pounds of methamphetamine in a vehicle at the Calexico downtown Port of Entry on Thursday. Around 1:45 p.m., Alexander Rubalcava, 32, of El Centro approached the port accompanied by […]

A 20-year-old Klamath woman was arrested earlier this week after authorities found her in a stolen truck with drugs, the Arcata Police Department reported Friday. Around 3:40 p.m on Thursday, APD officers responded to a report of a suspicious white Ford F-150 with no license plates parked in a no-parking zone on South H Street. […]

SHONGALOO, La. (AP) — Authorities in Webster Parish have arrested a Shongaloo woman on allegations she sold narcotics to an undercover officer. The Press-Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1fMVkE8 ) 31-year-old Emili Jo Modisette was booked with possession of drugs with intent to distribute and possession of drug paraphernalia. Sheriff’s Capt. Robert Hayden says the arrest was made […]

Two people have been arrested in Hays under suspicion of manufacturing methamphetamine with children in the home.  Ellis County Attorney Tom Drees told Hays Post the two were arrested Thursday, December 26 in the 700 block of East 6th street and are currently being held for attempted and/or manufacturing of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, and […]

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (12/27/13) — Warren County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a complaint of an active methamphetamine lab at approximately 2:07 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27 in the garage of 267 Timberhill Avenue. Upon arrival, deputies received consent to search the garage of the residence. Joshua Casteel, 34, of Bowling Green, and John Williams, 35, fled […]

QUINCY, ILL. — The Adams County Sheriff’s office is reporting a series of arrests for methamphetamine and heroin. Three Quincy residents and two Chicago residents are lodged in the Adams County Jail. Joseph Abbey, of Quincy, was arrested for participation in methamphetamine production, delivery of cocaine, delivery of heroin, and possession of methamphetamine. David Hedrick, […]

The woman charged with helping her husband dispose of their teenage babysitter’s dead body revealed the extent of their relationship with the girl before her death, including their varied drug use and group sex sessions. Dea Millerberg testified in a Salt Lake City courtroom on Monday about the death of 16-year-old Alexis Rasmussen, the girl […]

A tall man and a slender woman wiggled into their white hazardous materials suits, putting on protective masks and gloves before venturing into the dark, two-story home where police say a methamphetamine lab recently exploded. Gary Siebenschuh and a helper used a yellow photo ionization detector to measure for meth residue, maneuvering around debris and […]

Investigators say a 93-year-old woman suffering from Alzheimer’s was found locked in a bedroom in squalor by investigators checking out a tip of possible drug activity. Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Inv. Trent Wilson said that 61-year-old Ida Elizabeth McNeill, her daughter 33-year-old Meredith Onata McNeill, and 32-year-old Mark Gunby were all arrested late Monday on […]

LAWRENCE COUNTY, AR (KAIT) –A Walnut Ridge woman is arrested for possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Ashley Stevens, 31, was stopped by a Lawrence County deputy for a traffic violation near Walnut Ridge on Christmas Day. After speaking with Stevens, the deputy suspected that Stevens was impaired. According to the report, the deputy requested […]

The Polk County Sheriff’s department says meth is becoming a bigger problem in the area. Deputy James Tadman with the Polk County Sheriff says more people are being arrested for meth possession throughout Polk County. He says during a recent week-long stretch, law enforcement arrested at least one person a day on meth related charges. […]

Singapore: singing instructor jailed, caned for sex and drug parties — A singing instructor was sentenced to five and one-half years in jail and six strokes of the cane in a Singapore court on Friday for organizing sex and drug parties, according to reports. The suspect, Tommy Lim Yong Thong, also sold crystal methamphetamines (street […]

Bryan man accused of assaulting his girlfriend in College Station had crystal methamphetamine in his car, police said. Officers responded to a parking lot in the 1100 block of Spring Loop just after 6 a.m. Thursday and arrested Zachary White, 26, on an assault charge, a Class A misdemeanor punishable by a maximum fine of […]

CALIPATRIA– A woman was arrested and is accused of trying to smuggle heroin and methamphetamine into Calipatria State Prison on Christmas Day, according to a prison official. Lisa Salas Harper, 39, of Riverside was being processed to visit inmate Walter Harper, a man convicted of attempted murder, when staff noticed she appeared nervous, said Lt. […]

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine government is investigating how a Mexican drug cartel may have entered the country after police seized a large cache of high-grade crystal methamphetamine intended for the local market, officials said Friday. “Good information sharing” among Filipino law enforcers led to the Christmas Day raid on an alleged drug warehouse inside […]

Methamphetamine, guns, ammunition and an estimated $10K worth of stolen property were allegedly recovered following the morning burglary on Barnes Road. A burglary in Menifee today led to the arrests of five people and the discovery of methamphetamine, guns and ammunition. The burglary was reported shortly after 8 a.m. in the 25000 block of Barnes […]

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) – Nacogdoches Police officers arrested a 52-year-old Louisiana woman on felony drunk driving and drug charges after she was allegedly spotted weaving in and out of traffic Tuesday morning. Jennifer Jene Campbell, of Trout, Louisiana, is still being held in the Nacogdoches County Jail on third-degree felony charges of possession of a […]

Medics airlifted a burn victim to St. John’s Mercy Hospital as firefighters battled a two-alarm fire Tuesday afternoon. As of Wednesday authorities were withholding the victim’s name, citing an ongoing investigation. Sources close to the case said the male suffered serious burns to his hands and lower body and was in critical condition. According to […]

Methamphetamine arrests have increased in more than one-third of South Dakota’s 66 counties this year, records indicate. Through Oct. 31, the number of arrests for methamphetamine possession in 25 counties is higher than all of last year, according to statistics provided to the Capital Journal by the attorney general’s office. Similar to 2012, the counties […]

WHEELING – 2013 was a record year for the number of crystal methamphetamine lab busts in West Virginia, according to United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld. The large number of busts has not slowed the drug from spreading across the state. Crystal methamphetamine used to exclusively be used in the southern half of the state, but has […]

PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland police arrested one of two suspected thieves who were reportedly swiping Christmas packages off porches in Northeast Portland’s Irvington neighborhood Tuesday afternoon. Officers responded around 2 p.m. to reports of two subjects stealing packages off of neighborhood porches in the area of Northeast 22nd Avenue and Knott Street. Officers arrived and […]

A Chinese national has spent Christmas behind bars after she was allegedly found in possession of approximately $1.5 million of methamphetamine hidden underneath food. Ming Yun Zheng, 47, appeared in Perth Magistrate’s Court on Christmas Eve on charges of intent to sell or supply methamphetamine and possess amphetamine. Midland detectives and Customs officials executed a […]