Archive for March, 2014

KUANTAN: Two resort workers who had been using a chalet at their workplace in Cherating here as a drug distribution centre have been arrested. The duo, along with two others, were caught on Wednesday when a police team raided the unit about 6pm and seized an assortment of drugs, including cannabis and methamphetamine pills worth […]

ALBION — A Kimmell woman pleaded guilty to aiding in manufacturing methamphetamine Thursday in Noble Circuit Court. Kristin M. Ferguson, 24, admitted she helped make meth on May 24, 2013, in the 1800 block of Aspen Cove, Kendallville. She said she had been “up” on meth for several days and couldn’t remember exactly how she […]

Three people were arrested Wednesday and charged with cooking methamphetamine at the Economy Inn on Bardstown Road near Goldsmith Lane, police said. Police seized about eight pounds of meth valued at about $150,000, according to an arrest report. Brenda Buenrostro, 21, Fairborn, Ohio; Ricardo Morales, 26, Los Angeles; and Luis Villa, 29, Milpitas, Calif., were […]

LONGMONT, Colo. – A man who admitted being on meth was taken into custody after a wild chase in Boulder County Thursday morning. Deputies spotted a moving truck that had been reported stolen from Wheat Ridge traveling north on Highway 36, north of the City of Boulder, at about 5:30 Thursday morning. They followed the […]

A Pensacola man and woman were arrested Wednesday on charges that they were producing methamphetamine in a Ferry Pass hotel, an Escambia County Sheriff’s Office arrest report said. Chipley McDavid Atkinson, 36, and Christine Ann Fletcher, 27, are both facing several drug-related charges after they were linked to a meth production lab in a room […]

An Apple Valley man was high on a mixture of drugs when he ran a red light and killed another driver in Minnetonka in September, prosecutors say. Darvin R. Basche, 50, was charged Wednesday in Hennepin County District Court with criminal vehicular homicide. His Ford F250 pickup truck hit a Toyota Corolla driven by Elizabeth […]

SAFFORD — It took four officers and a variety of nonlethal weapons to subdue a man Sunday night. Thomas Mefford, 22, was arrested and booked into the Graham County Jail for aggravated assault on a police officer and resisting arrest. According to police reports, a Safford officer was dispatched to the Garden Inn, at 1578 […]

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)– An apartment building in south St. Louis has been condemned, forcing 12 people out of their homes. Residents say Wednesday night police entered an apartment building at 806 Schirmer. They went to the second floor and arrested a man who lives in a corner unit. Thursday condemned signs were posted on […]

EAST BANK, WV – Imagine living next to a condemned meth house. It’s a scary reality for many people who live in Kanawha County. In East Bank, a recently condemned meth house on Third Avenue has become a nightmare for neighbors. “It’s horrible not feeling safe in your own home,” one woman told 13 News. […]

GULFPORT, Mississippi — Two Bay St. Louis residents were arrested Monday at a Gulfport casino hotel room and charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. According to Harrison County Sheriff Melvin T. Brisolara, the HCSO Narcotics Division executed two search warrants at 3300 West Beach Blvd. — the address of Island View Casino in Gulfport. Upon […]

The suspected methamphetamine lab that was raided Wednesday evening by METRICH authorities is next door to a house where another meth lab was found last year. “It was what we call a two-pot, shake-and-bake method,” METRICH Sgt. Joseph Petrycki said of the operation authorities reported finding at 89 Lexington Ave. “We found another one several […]

LEBANON, Ore. – A father is being held wihtout bail on accusations of murder by abuse in the January death of his 3-month-old son. Deputies arrested Kyle Brown, 27, on Thursday, March 27, on a grand jury indictment charging him with Murder By Abuse, Manslaughter In The First Degree and Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine. The […]

Crystal meth use appears to both spur HIV disease progression and increase the likelihood of transmission according to a recent study of HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM). The findings were presented at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Boston and reported by the National AIDS Treatment Advocacy Project (NATAP). […]

TYLER, TX (KLTV) – The Smith County Sheriff’s Office is still asking for the public’s help in locating four children who were taken by their non-custodial mother in violation of a court order. On Thursday, Child Protective Services said that the four children had tested positive for methamphetamine when CPS officials removed the children from […]

CORINTH, Mississippi — Authorities in Alcorn County say a 24-year-old Ashland woman was booked Thursday for possession of methamphetamine. Investigators tell WTVA-TV ) Lacey Culifer was arrested after a traffic stop on Mississippi Highway 72 in Corinth. Deputies say they found Culifer with a bag of the drug. It was not immediately clear whether […]

A former sheriff who was convicted in a meth-for-sex case has failed a screening test as part of his probation supervision. It was at least his second probation violation. Former Arapahoe County Sheriff Patrick Sullivan “provided a positive urine screen,” according to court records in his case. Sullivan, 71, in April 2012 was sentenced to […]

The cable TV series “Breaking Bad” may have glamorized methamphetamine to a certain extent, but there’s nothing attractive about meth. Local law enforcement say meth-related arrests have quadrupled in Pennington County in the last three years as the drug has become more common in the area. The Pennington County Drug Task Force reported 368 methamphetamine […]

An Augusta woman was arrested Thursday for possession of methamphetamine. During a routine traffic stop, Deputy William Mundy noticed Keele Snell Mazur, 33, sitting in the passenger seat with the physical appearance and mannerisms of someone who abuses methamphetamine, according to a Richmond County Sheriff’s report. Mundy asked the suspect if there were any drugs […]

One of WA’s most seasoned traffic cops has revealed more than 90 per cent of police pursuits involve traffickers, dealers or offenders high on drugs. Inspector Neil Royle, who retires from the WA Police force on Friday after 42 years service, said the scourge of methamphetamines was one of the most concerning factors facing policing […]

EL PASO, Texas – Just over 6 pounds of methamphetamine was seized at the Paso Del Norte bridge on Wednesday night by U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operation officers and U.S. Border Patrol agents. The estimated street value of the seized contraband is $195,200. “This seizure was the result of an enforcement […]

Boise, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) – Boise Police arrested a 34 year old resident on charges of five counts of Injury to a child, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and possession of Prescription Drugs in other than original container. Police say they were dispatched to a residence near […]

WSIL — Two Carbondale residents are facing federal meth charges. Heather L. Richey, 38, and Leeann M. Simmerman, 20, are charged with conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine. Prosecutors say the crime happened between 2010 and January 2014 in Franklin, Jackson, Union and Williamson Counties. Richey and Simmerman are being held without bond pending a March 28 […]

OSHTEMO TOWNSHIP, MI — The Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a methamphetamine lab was found at the scene of a mobile home fire Wednesday in Oshtemo Township. The Oshtemo Fire Department responded to the fire in the 5500 block of Patriots Lane at the Colonial Estates mobile home park at 7:30 a.m. and […]

Two pounds of crystal methamphetamine police say is worth $32,000 was found last week in a vehicle pulled over on Interstate 985, Gainesville police reported Wednesday. The driver, Thomas Dean West, 42, of Whitesburg, Tenn., and the passenger, Lee Ann Bishop, 53, of Bean Station, Tenn., were arrested and charged with trafficking methamphetamine, possession of […]

CARPINTERIA, Calif. – Santa Barbara Police Department released the following information: A nearly three-month long narcotics investigation culminated with the arrest of Renee Albert Zuniga, age 31, of Ventura, for possession of heroin for sale and possession of methamphetamine for sale. In January 2014 detectives from the Santa Barbara Police Department’s Narcotics Unit initiated an […]