Archive for June, 2014

The United Nations sounded the alarm Friday over record seizures of methamphetamine, with the drug flooding streets and clubs in Asia and enticing a new generation of users. Last year 227 million methamphetamine pills were seized in East and Southeast Asia — up 59 percent from the year before, and a more than seven-fold increase […]

SAN LEANDRO – A Livermore woman was arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle, stolen credit cards and methamphetamine in San Leandro on Wednesday afternoon, police said. At about 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, a San Leandro police officer ran a routine records check on a vehicle traveling on San Leandro Boulevard near Davis Street, police […]

A woman was caught this week at the U.S.-Mexican border allegedly trying to smuggle a pound of methamphetamine in her vagina. The meth was reportedly in a condom wrapped in black tape. The suspect, a U.S. citizen age 31, was stopped by suspicious U.S. border agents in Arizona when crossing from Mexico on foot. Agents […]

Tulsa County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 36-year-old Tulsan Friday night after she reportedly threw bags of methamphetamine out of her vehicle at a safety checkpoint on Highway 412. After witnessing the suspect throw meth out of a vehicle at approximately 8 p.m. at the checkpoint set up at 12900 West Highway 412, deputies asked her […]

MUNCIE — A Muncie man and woman face drug-related charges after police reported finding methamphetamine — and materials used to produce and consume it — in their home. Ronald Lee Swift, 48, and Barbara Ann Burnett, 47, of 1901 ½ N. Milton St., were arrested Wednesday night. Both were preliminarily charged with dealing in meth, […]

INDIANAPOLIS – Hoosiers have a host of new laws to look forward to Tuesday when most of the statutes passed by the legislature this year go into effect. Many of them aim to protect residents, including three laws focusing on meth labs, child-care safety and concussions. Here is a synopsis of these new state laws: […]

Police have made a $100,000 bust after drugs allegedly fell out of a woman’s purse as she showed officers her licence. Police say the woman was driving erratically when she was pulled over at Berrimah in Darwin on Saturday night. When she showed officers her licence, a bag of drugs allegedly fell out of her […]

A NEW line of work has shown long-term Roma community member Glenn Telford a world of drug abuse he didn’t know existed. The Anglicare community learning co-ordinator said he was surprised by the extent of methamphetamine use among the young people with whom he worked. He took on the role four weeks ago which is […]

HOLTON — May 23 was a fairly routine day in Jackson County District Court. Judge Micheal Ireland sat behind his bench, sentencing defendants. One by one, defendants took a seat beside their attorney. Nearly all of the cases involved methamphetamine, which isn’t out of the ordinary for Ireland. “We have a ton of meth cases,” […]

Police arrest a couple for cooking meth in their Relax Inn motel room in Dickinson. David and Kim Dulaney have been charged with manufacture of a controlled substance, a Class A felony. A confidential informant told the motel owners about strange fumes coming from their motel room. When the owners checked the room, they found […]

Methamphetamine is incredibly damaging to the heart, lungs, and brain of anyone who comes in contact with it. “There’s multiple, severe medical effects that methamphetamine does have on folks that use it and also folks that can come in contact with it,” said Christopher Edwards, the Medical Director for the emergency room at Fairmont General […]

EVERETT — An anti-tank gun, a pound of methamphetamine, a half pound of heroin and stolen weapons were seized Thursday night near Everett, sheriff’s deputies said. On Wednesday, Snohomish County sheriff’s deputies contacted a 38-year-old man outside a storage unit in in the 3800 block of 75th Street SE in Everett for an outstanding warrant, […]

Nacogdoches County, Texas (KETK) — A man and his wife have been taken into custody after a traffic stop on Highway 59 S. Deputies seized crystal methamphetamine worth over $9,000 inside their child’s toy. According to Nacogdoches County Sheriff Jason Bridges, deputies stopped a white passenger car for a traffic violation on Highway 59. Deputies […]

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A drug organization moved large quantities of methamphetamine from Arizona for distribution in Wyoming before law enforcement arrested the ringleader last year, federal prosecutors charge. A federal judge in Cheyenne this week unsealed the indictment that charges seven people from Wyoming and two from Arizona with conspiracy to possess and distribution […]

ADELANTO — Two women from Mexico are behind bars after deputies found them in possession of methamphetamine while they were visiting inmates at the Desert View Community Correctional facility, officials said. Danahe Alcantar, 25, and Lluvia Espinoza, 29, both of Mexico, were charged Monday with felony possession of a controlled substance and attempting to bring […]

An Athens woman was arrested at a local motel Wednesday after officers discovered marijuana in her room and three bags of methamphetamine in her brassiere. Shelia Ann Ayala, 38, of 307 Vine St., was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance and attempting to distribute a controlled substance. Athens Police Capt. Anthony […]

Jeffrey Coley, 50, a former employee of Chick-fil-A, is accused of holding up a KFC drive-thru in Rock Hill, S.C. and speeding away with the cash register drawer containing $516.02. A day later and after a bit of a car chase, Coley was arrested by police in his Plymouth Neon, where the cash drawer was […]

With “marked” increases in statistics related to crystal meth use, is London “breaking bad”? A report on illicit drug use received by public health officials in May showed opiates are still far and away the biggest concern in London, but it also showed a seven-fold increase in the number of people seeking substance misuse or […]

PANAMA CITY — A trial date has been set for a man accused of carrying 56 grams of methamphetamine while chasing his ex-wife and another man down U.S. 231 and firing a 9mm handgun at them. Anthony Johnson, 33, was driving down U.S. 231 through Fountain in March 2013 at about 1 a.m. when a […]

Two people are recovering from burns they suffered in what investigators believe may have been a small meth lab explosion in Lumberton. Lumberton Police Chief Danny Sullins told 12News that officers were called to a home on Jenny Lane in Lumberton Sunday night for reports of a small explosion. When officers arrived, they smelled chemicals […]

BILLINGS – A man police say was found naked in a Billings rental house on Tuesday morning appeared in court Wednesday on felony drug and burglary charges. Prosecutors have also charged the man, 49-year-old Dale Ron Carpenter, with two misdemeanors, alleging he had burglary tools and drug paraphernalia. According to charging documents, police arrested Carpenter […]

HAMILTON – A Missoula man was arrested after allegedly bashing his girlfriend’s face into a steering wheel, punching her in the side and then strangling her after she accused him of using methamphetamine. Chad Allen Fite, 36, appeared Wednesday in Ravalli County Justice Court on a felony count of aggravated assault and misdemeanor charges of […]

The beach is a place for surf, sun and sand — not meth making. However, a man in St. Petersburg, Florida, is facing drug charges after allegedly cooking up methamphetamine in his truck at Gandy Beach. Charles J. Tapp, 24, was arrested June 14 after deputies in Pinellas County noticed a dark colored Chevy Silverado […]

COLUMBIA, SC — Five defendants facing federal drug and firearms charges will appear in front of Judge Jacquelyn Austin Friday at 11 a.m. for a detention hearing to determine whether or not they will receive bond. According to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, a federal grand jury has charged Rory Severin, 45, […]

RANGOON — To mark World Drug Day, Burmese authorities organized drug-burning ceremonies on Thursday that destroyed seized illegal drugs said to be worth a combined US$130 million. But as piles of opium, heroin and methamphetamine went up in smoke, UN officials warned that illicit drug production in Burma continued to rise in order to supply […]