Archive for February, 2014

ALEXANDRIA, Minn. — Less than two weeks before a Fargo, N.D., couple left behind three children in a murder-suicide near Alexandria on Monday, they were arrested by West Fargo police after reporting a meth-fueled hallucination. Family and friends say they are shocked at the violent incident Monday, and that the couple’s drug addiction likely played […]

SAN CLEMENTE – Two men suspected of smuggling more than 12 pounds of methamphetamine were stopped at a freeway checkpoint on Tuesday, authorities said. The two men – a U.S. citizen who was driving a Ford F-150 and a Mexican national who was a passenger in the pickup – were stopped around 6 p.m. at […]

SHELBY COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) – Police in Shelby County say a woman who was arrested Saturday on methamphetamine charges, gave a false name at the time of her arrest. Ruby J. Tarter, 27, was arrested, along with two other people, on charges of dealing methamphetamine and visiting a common nuisance. Shelby County officials call the […]

Spartanburg County sheriff’s deputies arrested a man they say purchased a list of items to manufacture methamphetamine immediately after a court hearing for previous drug manufacturing charges. Rico Nichols Rico Nichols, 43, of 1354 Boiling Springs Road in Spartanburg, was taken back to the Spartanburg County jail on numerous drug charges Wednesday. According to a […]

NEW HARTFORD – A New Hartford man who already has a criminal record for making  methamphetamine with the intent to sell it now faces more drug charges, New  Hartford police said. Following a raid at 302 Washington Drive, Jeffrey Martin, 33, of  that address, charged with two counts of felony third-degree criminal possession  of a […]

Salton, City, California – Tuesday, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station arrested a suspected narcotics smuggler with 8.8 pounds of methamphetamine concealed in a false compartment within an SUV. The incident occurred at approximately 1:30 p.m., when Border Patrol agents encountered a 21-year-old woman driving a 2000 Mitsubishi Montero as […]

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – Kern County Sheriff deputies from the Major Violator Unit ended a month long investigation on Feb. 25. The investigation was looking into a group of subjects involved in trafficking large amounts of methamphetamine in the Bakersfield area, deputies said. With the assistance of the Kern County Sheriff’s Office Gang Suppression Section-Investigations Unit, […]

KINABATANGAN : Police detained two men and seized 36 gm of methamphetamine  in two separate operations here. Kinabatangan district police chief DSP Martin Lugu said the first arrest  was made at 11.15 pm on Monday during a road block at Jalan Kinabatangan. “Twelve packets of substance believed to be methamphetamine weighing 31 gm  were found […]

VietNamNet Bridge – Yesterday morning, Februar 27, affected by a delirium hallucination caused by methamphetamine, a 21-year-old man in the northern port city of Hai Phong used a razor to cut his penis. The man was admitted to the Vietnam – Czech Friendship Hospital in Hai Phong at 7.15am with a severely-injured penis. The patient […]

SEQUIM — A Port Angeles resident sought by law enforcement on methamphetamine distribution charges after a multi-county investigation turned herself in to authorities in Tacoma on Wednesday. Tammy Rae Coburn, 47, of Port Angeles is in federal custody in Tacoma, a day after the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced the culmination of an investigation into a […]

CAHOKIA, Ill. (KSDK) – A 48-year-old man faces drug and weapons charges after a months-long investigation into suspicions that he had been manufacturing methamphetamine in his home. Raymond Leslie has been charged with aggravated possession with the intent to deliver methamphetamine and unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon after authorities executed a search […]

Methamphetamine problem on the rise in Missoula

Posted: 27th February 2014 by Doc in Uncategorized

MISSOULA – Local law enforcement say that there’s a meth problem in Missoula, and as the number of arrests rise – violence and property crime follow. Missoula Drug Task Detective Eddy McLean says since 2007 the number of weapons seized tied to meth and drug crimes has steadily increased. He added that from 2012 to […]

BENTON (KATV) – Police were applauded on Monday night when Mayor David Mattingly delivered his State of the City address, citing Benton Police department’s efforts in getting nearly $6,000,000 worth of illicit drugs off the streets in 2013.  Out of the amount seized by law enforcement, nearly half of the dollar amount is tied to […]

Acting on a tip, police say they busted a meth lab at a home near LaGrange and arrested a man already on electronic monitoring for running a lab last summer. Daniel Kowalski, 21, was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine manufacturing materials and possession of materials needed to […]

Drug crime in Victoria’s west has surged in a year as crystal meth continues  to creep into regional areas. Police statistics show drug offences – including possession, manufacturing  and trafficking – more than doubled in some parts of the west last year.  Statewide, drug-related crimes rose by 12.3 per cent. Social workers say increasing ice […]

The occupants of a vehicle stopped by police for traveling the wrong way on the one-way section of Beard Street were arrested Tuesday after fleeing from a vehicle, where police found methamphetamine and a revolver. The incident occurred Tuesday afternoon in downtown Shawnee. Police Chief Russell Frantz said Sgt. Heath Streater observed a vehicle going […]

HART COUNTY, Ky. – Police in southern Kentucky discovered two methamphetamine labs inside a car following a crash that sent four people to the hospital. Kentucky State Police were called to the crash just after 11 p.m. Tuesday in the city limits of Munfordville in Hart County. Investigators said 19-year-old Cody Wills was driving his […]

A mobile methamphetamine lab discovered at a carwash this week led to authorities finding 50 meth-making devices in Cleveland and Gaston counties, according to Cleveland County Sheriff Alan Norman. The occupants of a vehicle at a car wash in Cherryville pointed authorities to locations where they discarded meth-making materials along several highways, Norman said. Investigators […]

A methamphetamine organization that reached from Mexico to central Nebraska has been dismantled, United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced Tuesday. The widespread law enforcement investigation identified and then dismantled an organization that brought meth from Mexico through Arizona, Colorado, and eventually into Nebraska, Gilg said. Investigators discovered the money from narcotics sales was transferred […]

SALTON CITY — Border agents arrested a woman on suspicion of trying to smuggle 8.8 pounds of methamphetamine near Salton City Tuesday afternoon. At about 1:30 p.m., the 21-year-old woman approached the Highway 86 checkpoint in a 2000 Mitsubishi Montero, according to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency. Agents inspected the SUV and found […]

A drug raid at a house in Easton’s West Ward on Wednesday turned up about  $600 worth of methamphetamine  and materials to package it for sale, police said. The city’s vice and special response units executed a search warrant at 1406  Butler St. about 6 a.m. Police have charged Jacob Boyd, 34, and charged him […]

BOZEMAN — A methamphetamine lab is suspected as the cause of a small  explosion in a room at a Bozeman motel. Bozeman Police Capt. Steve Crawford says officers received a report of a  possible explosion and fire at the Continental Motor Inn at 8:50 p.m.  Tuesday. Crawford says the small explosion blew out the window […]

Weight loss a factor in meth-taking for 30 percent of female addicts Ice suppresses the user’s appetite, but can also lead to psychosis and death Experts say there is a resurgence of the ‘Breaking Bad drug’ among women Crystal methamphetamine, street name ice, is  known for its terrible side effects – psychosis, paranoia, ‘meth mouth’ […]

Cook County Sheriff’s Police arrested a 21-year-old La Grange Highlands man after the makings of a methamphetamine lab was found in his home, Sheriff Thomas J. Dart said today. Daniel Kowalski has been charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine manufacturing materials, and possession of methamphetamine precursors, which are […]

SAN ANTONIO — One woman was taken into custody Tuesday evening in connection with a suspected meth lab explosion at a downtown motel near the Alamo. San Antonio Police Department spokesman Sgt. Javier Salazar said the explosion happened at about 6 p.m. at the Days Inn Alamo/Riverwalk in the 900 block of East Houston Street, […]