Archive for September, 2014

A 24-year-old West Salem woman was charged Friday with possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine after jailers discovered nearly 2 ounces of the drug in her bra.  Police were called Wednesday to the Shadow Run Lodge in Onalaska where the innkeeper said that people were in and out of one room and wanted the occupant […]

A La Crosse man was busted for drugs when he fell asleep before he managed to get high, authorities reported. According to a complaint, someone called police early Saturday to complain about a man sleeping on a table surrounded by drug paraphernalia in the Giant Wash laundromat on Charles Street. Police found Cheng Xiong, 30, […]

Invisible victims of Methamphetamine labs

Posted: 30th September 2014 by Doc in Uncategorized

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) – Behind the mug shots and crime scene tape that surround busted meth labs are the faces not seen. These young faces have seen things far beyond their years. “I was pregnant when I was 15 and had (a baby) when I was 16, so we kind of grew up together. I […]

WINONA, Minn. — Winona County officials say two people have been taken into custody and one of them has been hospitalized for suspected methamphetamine ingestion following a high-speed chase. Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Ron Ganrude told KTTC-TV (http://bit.ly/1qQDiUH ) Monday a Minnesota City gas station clerk reported a car had stolen gas multiple times in […]

PRICEVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Deputies in Morgan County arrested two people on meth-related charges. The arrests come after law enforcement authorities say they found materials used in a meth lab at a Days Inn in Priceville. Police responded to the hotel just after midnight to check on a guest. Officers smelled a meth lab coming […]

Meth is a huge problem across the nation, as highlighted by the plethora of methamphetamine-related news stories that flood the Internet every day. This powerful, illegal substance can affect individuals and families in ways they might never suspect, as homes that were former meth labs are now being made available to the public. So-called “meth […]

Alaska State Troopers reported that a 42-year-old Kodiak woman had been arrested on numerous charges of misconduct involving a controlled substance when investigators discovered she was concealing $24,000 worth of heroin and $2,500 worth of methamphetamines inside her body as she tried to board a plane from Anchorage to Kodiak. Investigators with the Western Alaska […]

LEE CO., GA (WALB) – Investigators announced six indictments Monday that stem from arrests of some of the biggest meth traffickers in South Georgia. Amanda Mason, Melissa Hall, and Earnest Ware and Christie Phillips and Braxton Collins were all indicted by a federal grand jury last week in Macon. They were all charged with conspiracy […]

A 26-year-old man will face court after allegedly breaking into a number of rooms at an Alice Springs hotel. Detective Acting Superintendent Peter Malley said it is alleged a number of rooms were unlawfully entered between September 28 and September 29. “Police were called to the scene when staff members located a majority of the […]

CARRABELLE, Fla. (WTXL) — Franklin County Deputies say a recent meth bust at a local mayor’s home is helping to have a significant impact on the drug trade in the area. Carrabelle Mayor Wilburn “Curley” Messer says he was surprised when a joint task force of Franklin County deputies and Carrabelle Police officers came knocking […]

Pomona police recovered about 150 pounds of marijuana and several ounces of methamphetamine when they went to a Pomona residence in response to a call from the neighborhood, police said Monday. Officers went to the home in the 300 block of East Bonita Avenue at 6 p.m. Sunday to check out a report of possible […]

WHEN government closes a window, the market opens a door. Sadly, this describes the methamphetamine problem in Oklahoma. This state has been a national leader in the meth manufacturing crackdown, finding ways to restrict the purchase of ingredients used to cook meth. But as fewer meth “labs” are being found and shut down by state […]

SALT LAKE CITY – Police are searching for a suspect who allegedly used a baseball bat to assault a woman and later assaulted an officer after being confronted while smoking methamphetamine inside of a vehicle Saturday night. The suspect is believed to be the same person involved in two incidents involving two police agencies. Salt […]

 ST. GEORGE — Two 19-year-olds were arrested on drug charges Wednesday afternoon when St. George Police officers responded to a drug complaint at a house in St. George and could smell marijuana emanating around the garage. St. George Police officers responded to a drug complaint at the residence of 695 N. 500 West in St. […]

ELLWOOD CITY — A complaint to police about a mysterious odor led to the discovery of a “one pot” methamphetamine lab Thursday in Ellwood City. Michael Joseph Tomasello, 55, of 423 Spring Ave., Apartment 1, Ellwood City, was charged with operating a methamphetamine lab and other offenses Thursday morning. According to a criminal complaint filed […]

Two people headed to a drug-treatment program in California were stopped in Wilsonville with methamphetamine, heroin and a neglected snake in their car, according to deputies. Deputies responded to a report of suspicious people in a car at the Chevron station near 95th and Elligsen at 9 p.m. Wednesday. The deputies learned the two people […]

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – A “one bottle meth lab” was discovered in an apartment on South Ocean Boulevard. Myrtle Beach police received a tip that led them to the Shady Rest apartments Saturday. Officials did a knock-and-talk with the renters but were denied consent to search the room, according to the police report. The […]

Methamphetamine manufacturers are the Wile E. Coyotes of the drug world. They know how to circumvent the law, often with mixed success, and how to improvise, using all sorts of nasty ingredients to produce their illegal and highly addictive product. But there’s one ingredient they cannot forgo — pseudoephedrine or PSE, contained in cold medicines […]

TERRELL COUNTY, GA (WALB) – Authorities say Terrell County Correctional Institute prisoner Timothy Gee was high on meth when he drove off on a motor grader Thursday afternoon. When it got stuck in a creek, he took off on foot. Timothy Gee was captured in Randolph County Friday morning, but it took officials a while […]

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – Authorities in Clark County have arrested two people on charges of meth possession and neglect of a dependent. Jaycee Davis, 46, and Agnes Davis, 43, were arrested at their home in the 200 block of Blue Ridge Road in Charlestown, Indiana on Friday afternoon, according to a news release from Indiana […]

 TULARE, Calif. (KMPH) – A Tulare man is facing drug charges after police in Montana say they found $200,000 worth of methamphetamine in his hotel room. George Garcia Villa was arrested in a Billings, Mont., hotel room. Police say someone told them about the six pounds of meth, digital scale and $1,700 in cash found […]

BRISTOL, Va. — A city police officer conducting a random traffic stop on Saturday discovered an active meth lab in the vehicle’s trunk. Sgt. Steve Crawford said an officer stopped a small two-door car with a busted windshield in the 3000 block of Lee Highway. “The officer became suspicious and asked to search the vehicle,” […]

COMMERCE – After receiving information methamphetamine was being cooked in a mobile home in Commerce, Chadrick Gale Fields and Matthew Robert Brady were both arrested for meth possession. According to the affidavit for arrest by Ottawa County Sheriff’s Investigator Chris Morris, Fields, 46, and Brady, 44, were both on probation when items were allegedly found […]

To most of us, ice is a commodity best used to keep the beers cold. But for an apparently growing number of Australians, it’s a potentially lethal incarnation of an illicit drug that’s driving violent crime up and addicts into early graves. Despite the deceptively benign colloquial name “ice”, methamphetamine – or crystal meth – […]

Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents arrested two smugglers and seized 34 pounds of methamphetamine following a traffic stop and pursuit on Thursday. According to agent Douglas Choi of the Yuma Sector Border Patrol Public Affairs Office, Blythe Station agents were patrolling along Interstate 10 when they initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle near the […]