Archive for May, 2014

For the second time this month, a Vinton garage has been destroyed in a fire that has local residents wondering if it could be related to a meth lab. This time, the fire claimed a historic Vinton landmark, as well. Residents near the area of 9th street and A and First Avenue reported hearing a […]

One of the largest methamphetamine busts in several years in Lodi recently resulted in recovery of about 12 pounds of the drug and arrests of two men. Two weeks ago Lodi police received a tip from U.S. Department of Homeland Security that a man living near Salas Park was allegedly selling methamphetamine. Lodi police investigated […]

FORT WAYNE, Indiana — Gone are the days when making meth on the go was confined to low-end hotel rooms. The drug’s cooks are now finding their ways into hotels that any family might choose for road trips or weekends at various lake communities in the area. “It’s not just happening in low-level hotels or […]

 Data shows amphetamine use, including methamphetamine, is rising nationally Hotspots include Sydney’s Kings Cross party district Data is based on detainee surveys in Sydney, Adelaide, Perth and Brisbane   Amphetamine usage has skyrocketed in Australia’s capital cities and a large percentage of people arrested over the last five years have consumed the drug, a new […]

NORCROSS, Georgia — Gwinnett County Sheriff’s officials say members of the department’s SWAT team were decontaminated after being exposed to methamphetamine during a lab bust. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Shannon Volkodav told local media outlets that authorities were helping the Department of Homeland Security execute a search warrant at a home in Norcross Thursday, and were exposed […]

Salton City, California – Tuesday, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio station arrested a suspected narcotics smuggler and seized more than 15 pounds of methamphetamine concealed within a hidden aftermarket compartment. The incident occurred at approximately 8:45 a.m., when Border Patrol agents encountered a 33-year-old man, driving a GMC Sonoma Pickup […]

ORLANDO, Fla. – A mobile meth lab forced authorities to evacuate a portion of a hotel in the tourist district of Orlando. Firefighters early Wednesday initially went to the Ramada Inn at 8342 Jamaican Court near International Drive because of a suspicious smell, but officials decided to call the hazmat team to further investigate. Crews […]

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) – One woman is putting a face to the horrible effects of meth addiction. She survived a meth explosion and now hopes her scars will save more lives. Selena Humphrey said she started cooking meth as a child, and it culminated years later in a horrible explosion just days after her 15th […]

 MONCKS CORNER, SC (WCSC) – Berkeley County deputies say two people are behind bars following the discovery of 138 “One-Pot” meth labs in a Moncks Corner home. Authorities say a tip regarding a possible meth lab led deputies to a home on Serenity Circle Tuesday. Two people at the home reportedly had methamphetamine and marijuana […]

A new European report on drugs has listed Cyprus—along with Greece and Turkey—as a country where crystal methamphetamine smoking is an emerging risk. Released on Tuesday, the EU drugs agency (EMCDDA) ‘European Drug Report 2014: Trends and developments’ said: “Worrying reports are emerging from south-east Europe (Greece, Cyprus, Turkey) that crystal methamphetamine smoking is a […]

Two arrests so far and more are possible in connection with the death of a 44 year old rural Hallam woman earlier in the month. Chief Lancaster County Deputy Sheriff Jeff Bliemeister says autopsy results showed that Michelle Kover died from toxic effects of methamphetamine. Arrested were 32 year old Peter Dudek of Lincoln for […]

Police arrested Kittiporn Krodkla, 27, on drugs charges, along with her boyfriend Ussaman Changlek, 63, after they were caught at a checkpoint on Muang Mai-Pa Khlok Road in Thalang, at around midday. Kittiporn had the methamphetamine concealed in her bra inside plastic bags, and admitted to police she was going to sell the drugs to […]

(KMOV) – Police are investigating after a methamphetamine lab caused an explosion at a house in Granite City. Police say the home in the 2400 block of Pine St. was not vacant when the explosion occurred sometime overnight. No injuries were reported, though some of the windows were blown out when News 4 arrived on […]

MOBILE,Ala. – News 5 takes a look at the meth problem in Mobile County. Despite the recent spike in spice usage, the Mobile County Sheriff’s Department says meth is still the number one drug of choice in the county. We sat down with one man who is in Mobile Metro Jail right now on drug […]

When a partially-clothed woman ran screaming off the Palm Harbor Golf Course, yelling that she was on fire — she wasn’t, at least, not visibly — the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office deputy who took the call placed her in the back of his vehicle “for officer safety” and called paramedics. But the woman, 22-year-old Nicole […]

Methamphetamine, once cooked in rural trailers and now mass-produced in Mexican superlabs, has outpaced crack cocaine as the illegal drug posing the greatest threat to Southeast Texas. For the first time, meth, known for the toll it takes on the body and teeth of users, is cheaper, more available and more associated with violent crime […]

Absent meth laws imperil home buyers

Posted: 26th May 2014 by Doc in Uncategorized

SUNBURY — The federal government does not require Pennsylvania to publicize those properties where methamphetamine-producing materials are found. The state government does not require a certain contamination threshold be met to trigger remediation of the sites. That must change, said Joe Mazzuca, CEO of operations for Meth Lab Cleanup LLC, of Idaho. Potential home buyers […]

Appleton – Since the beginning of this year, authorities have uncovered about a half a dozen meth labs just in the Fox Valley. Thursday’s incident at a Grand Chute motel is the latest that needed to be cleaned up by a specially trained team. Thanks to an alert motel guest who noticed a strange odor […]

Meth cooks picking nicer hotels

Posted: 26th May 2014 by Doc in Uncategorized

Gone are the days when making meth on the go was confined to low-end hotel rooms. The drug’s cooks are now finding their ways into hotels that any family might choose for road trips or weekends at various lake communities in the area. “It’s not just happening in low-level hotels or strip hotels. It’s starting […]

SUNBURY — Northumberland County employees returned to work Thursday after receiving a scare that they may have been exposed to methamphetamine-producing materials, and one expert says the scare may not be over. “Chances are it is fine,” Joe Mazzuca, CEO of operations for Meth Lab Cleanup LLC, of Idaho, said Thursday. “But there are cases […]

ROGERSVILLE — A Hawkins County woman who reportedly fell asleep on her probation officer’s desk following a two-day meth binge is facing several charges, including possession of meth and marijuana, which police allegedly found in her handbag. Chasity Onalou Livesay, 21, 1602 Melinda Ferry Road, Rogersville, was accepted into Hawkins County Recovery Court last month, […]

Growing demand for methamphetamine in Asia has seen seizures of the drug triple over a five-year period to record levels, with China accounting for nearly half of the amount reported by regional enforcement agencies over the same period of time, according to the United Nations. Use of methamphetamine and other amphetamine-type stimulants (ATSs) is a […]

Methamphetamines and other synthetic drugs have become the dominant drug-type of choice around the world, and there were record levels of meth seizures in 2013 – particularly in Asia – according to a report released Tuesday by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Amphetamine-type stimulants (ATS) such as meth and ecstasy are now […]

Hancock County has the third-highest number of children in foster care in the state of Mississippi – 414, as of Thursday, just behind the much-larger Hines and Harrison counties – but the problem is even worse than anybody feared, Hancock Youth Court Judge Elise Deano said this week. Deano said she recently began ordering tests […]

GOLDSBORO, N.C. – Two Goldsboro women were arrested Tuesday following an investigation into the illegal manufacturing and distribution of methamphetamine. Officers with the Goldsboro/Wayne County Drug Task Force and the North Carolina SBI executed a search warrant at a residence on US Hwy 70 in West Goldsboro. Following a search of the property, 41-year-old Jennifer […]