Archive for September, 2014

Comments Off on Hikers’ cars broken into in the Columbia River Gorge, then Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office authorities find Methamphetamine and a stolen gun, officials say; Kristina Yurick, 42, and Brian Peoples, 37, arrested

Reports of vehicle break-ins in the Columbia River Gorge led investigators to a hotel room, where they found a stolen firearm and suspected methamphetamine, according to the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office. Hikers near Angel’s Rest on Tuesday returned to their vehicles and reported that they had been broken into, authorities said. Sheriff’s deputies then arrested […]

Comments Off on Indiana State Police remind hunters about the dangers of Methamphetamine lab trash

Hunting season is now upon us in Northeast Indiana, and with that in mind, the potential exists that some deer and small game hunters may come across trash left behind by those who have manufactured methamphetamine. The Indiana State Police Meth Suppression Section wants to remind citizens that this trash may contain chemicals that are […]

Comments Off on Nine pounds of Methamphetamine seized in Franklin County

WASHINGTON, Mo. (AP) – Drug investigators in eastern Missouri are reporting the seizure of nearly nine pounds of crystal methamphetamine from a Texas trucker. The Washington Missourian reports that the drugs were found Friday morning after a truck driver from Brownsville, Texas, completed a delivery to a business in Union. Local and federal narcotics agents […]

Comments Off on ‘Rampant’ Methamphetamine problem in Southwest Michigan keeps growing

KALAMAZOO, MI – It’s been a battle that law enforcement has been waging for more than a decade in Southwest Michigan, and officers who are on the front lines say the struggle against methamphetamine production is as bad as ever. In the first half of 2014, Kalamazoo County police officers busted more meth labs than […]

Comments Off on Archie William Graham, 34, accused of running Methamphetamine lab in his car in East Jordan

EAST JORDAN — Authorities arrested an East Jordan man amid allegations that he was running a mobile methamphetamine manufacturing lab out of his car. Charlevoix County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Archie William Graham, 34, on Wednesday on four charges including: delivery/manufacture of methamphetamine, a 20-year felony; operating a drug laboratory for methamphetamine, a 20-year felony; possession […]

Comments Off on Methamphetamine Markets in America: Mom-and-Pop Shops and the Mexican Cartels

  While Breaking Bad has given us a multiyear tutorial on methamphetamine in America, many questions remain for policymakers and social scientists. Is meth use a growing problem and an emerging epidemic? Is it mostly a rural drug or a West Coast phenomenon? How is it that some places in the United States seem to […]

Comments Off on Pickens city police officer, Christopher Aaron Gilbert, 35, arrested on child neglect, Methamphetamine charges; Meghan Leaghia Tesner, 22, and Maranda Jeanette Dickerson, 26, also arrested

A Pickens city police officer has been arrested on child neglect charges, after methamphetamine was found in his home, according to warrants. Christopher Aaron Gilbert, 35, of 385 Duncan Road, Travelers Rest, was charged by the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office with three counts of unlawful neglect of a child or helpless person, according to arrest […]

Comments Off on Riverside drug bust nets $5M in Methamphetamine, marijuana; 7 Mexican men arrested

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (KABC) — Federal agents busted a large-scale crystal methamphetamine lab and a marijuana growing operation in Riverside, seizing more than $5 million in chemicals and drugs. Seven men, all originally from Mexico, have been arrested. Six of the men, ages 22 to 51, are facing possible drug charges. The seventh suspect is being […]

Comments Off on Police: Lake County science teacher at Lake Minneola High School, Brian Borkowski, had 3 bags of Methamphetamine in car with stolen plate

LAKE COUNTY, Fla. — Channel 9 learned a Lake County teacher is on unpaid leave after being arrested on drug charges. Brian Borkowski was a science teacher at Lake Minneola High School until police said they found him with a stolen license plate and methamphetamine at Sanford International Airport. “It’s pretty disheartening. We send our […]

Comments Off on Grand jury from Amarillo’s U.S. District Court indicts Danielle Nicole Crider, 25, and Christine Marie Endsley, 36, of Missouri in Methamphetamine bust

Two Missouri women have been indicted on federal conspiracy and other drug-related charges after a Potter County deputy found 8 pounds of methamphetamine in their rental car during a traffic stop this month. Danielle Nicole Crider, 25, was indicted on charges of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more […]

Comments Off on Perris Councilman, 28-Year-Old Julio Cesar Rodriguez, Faces Methamphetamine Charges

PERRIS (AP) — A Perris city councilman is facing five methamphetamine-related charges after he summoned police to a hotel to report a stolen iPad. The Riverside County District Attorney’s Office charged 28-year-old Julio Cesar Rodriguez on Thursday with three felonies, including possession of methamphetamine. He was also charged with two misdemeanors, including being under the […]

Comments Off on Pregnant woman, Ericka Faith Hawks, 22, and boyfriend, Timothy Dwayne Wall, 35, charged with selling Methamphetamine in Surry County

SURRY COUNTY, N.C. —A pregnant woman and her boyfriend face multiple meth-related charges following a weeks-long investigation in Surry County. Ericka Faith Hawks, 22, and Timothy Dwayne Wall, 35, were arrested Thursday following a search of their home on North Main Street near Prison Camp Road in Dobson. They also face a charge of child […]

Comments Off on Clandestine Methamphetamine labs down statewide in Alabama thanks to ‘toughest laws in the U.S.’ authorities say

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Alabama lawmen haven’t won the war against methamphetamine but legislation passed two years ago has drastically cut down on clandestine meth labs statewide, authorities said today. “When I came into office a little over three years ago, meth was an epidemic in the state of Alabama,” Attorney General Luther Strange said in […]

Comments Off on Agents seize 6 pounds of Methamphetamine from downtown Billings Western Inn Motel room; Paul Theodore Alarcon, 47, of Azusa, Calif., and George Garcia Villa, 47, of Tulare, Calif., face federal charges

Agents found about six pounds of methamphetamine and $1,700 in cash in a downtown Billings motel on Tuesday, and two California men are accused of bringing the highly addictive drug here for redistribution. Paul Theodore Alarcon, 47, of Azusa, Calif., and George Garcia Villa, 47, of Tulare, Calif., each waived a preliminary hearing on criminal […]

Comments Off on Affiliates of Bandidos outlaw biker gang, Gregory Blanchard, 37, and Michael Hahn, 30, both of Belle Chase, along with Lyndsey Fannin, 33, Brandon Franklin, 19, and Amanda Blanchard, 33, booked with kidnapping, weapons and Methamphetamine lab charges

Two Belle Chasse men affiliated with the Bandidos outlaw motorcycle gang were arrested last week on kidnapping, second-degree battery, false imprisonment, methamphetamine manufacturing and weapons charges, Plaquemines Parish Sheriff Lonnie Greco announced Thursday. Gregory Blanchard, 37, and Michael Hahn, 30, both of the 100 block of East Walker Road, ran the LA Riders – Plaquemines […]

Comments Off on Methamphetamine user, Hayden Tui Te Oka, 28, of Feilding, sent to jail after shooting an unsuspecting motorist with a shotgun

The Feilding man who shot an unsuspecting motorist with a shotgun was fearful for his family and high on methamphetamine at the time – and will go to prison for his actions. Hayden Tui Te Oka, 28, was sentenced in the Palmerston North District Court yesterday to three years and two months in prison for […]

Comments Off on Kelly Leeson, 27, of Genoa admits making Methamphetamine, buying $500 worth of cigarettes with stolen card

AUBURN | The last year has not been easy for Kelly Leeson. Over the past 12 months, the 27-year-old Genoa woman has been arrested six times in Cayuga County and charged with a slew of offenses ranging from driving while impaired by drugs to criminal mischief. And on Thursday morning in Cayuga County Court, she […]

Comments Off on Jana Bishop of Chatsworth and Mackenzie Dare of Marietta charged in major Methamphetamine operation in eastern Gordon County

CHATSWORTH, GA (WRCB) – A Chatsworth woman was busted in Gordon County for her alleged role in a major meth trafficking operation. Deputies say they’ve been investigating a conspiracy to traffic meth in eastern Gordon County for a month now. An undercover agent bought several large quantities of meth from Jana Bishop of Chatsworth and […]

Comments Off on Anne Margaret Cassidy of Vaughn charged with stealing step-daughter’s college money to buy Methamphetamine

GREAT FALLS — Anne Margaret Cassidy of Vaughn has been charged after allegedly stealing college money from her step-daughter to buy meth. Court documents state that the step-daughter had received a $3,600 scholarship to attend college and had placed the money in her wallet. When she noticed the money was missing, she asked Cassidy, who […]

Comments Off on Attorney General John Suthers: 55 pounds of Methamphetamine seized, 17 women and men indicted in ‘Operation Cargo’

DENVER — Hailed as “one of the largest single incidents of methamphetamine seizure” by Colorado law enforcement, the Colorado Attorney General’s Office said Monday, Sept. 22, that 17 people were indicted as part of “Operation Cargo” on suspicion of trafficking meth. In working with the West Metro Drug Task Force, the Adams County D.A.’s Office, […]

Comments Off on Patricia A. McLain, 54, of Benton, arrested in connection with Methamphetamine discovery

On Tuesday, Sept. 16, Patricia A. McLain, 54, of Benton, was taken into custody on tentative charges of possession and distribution of methamphetamine, said a press release from the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department. According to the press release, at around 11:15 a.m. on Tuesday, Lafayette County Sheriff’s deputies, members of the Richland-Iowa-Grant Drug Task Force […]

Comments Off on Dexter restaurateur, Robert Lay, 45, owner of The Grill, busted on Methamphetamine charge

BLOOMFIELD, Mo. — A Dexter, Missouri, restaurant owner is scheduled to appear in court today after being charged with possessing methamphetamine. After an investigation by the SEMO Drug Task Force and the Stoddard County Sheriff’s Office, Robert Lay, 45, owner of The Grill off Business Highway 60 on the western edge of Dexter, was arrested […]

Comments Off on Drug addicted parents, Silvia Strnadova, 26, and husband Miroslav, 30, leave their four-month-old baby son brain dead after giving him crystal Methamphetamine to stop him crying

 Baby is being kept alive by a life support machine after being fed potent drug Silvia Strnadova, 26, and husband Miroslav, 30, arrested by Slovak police Crystal meth has deeply unpleasant side effects and is dangerously addictive Father had reputation for being dangerous and ‘best crystal meth cooker’   A four-month-old baby is fighting for […]

Comments Off on Garfield County Sheriff Jerry Niles: Methamphetamine is driving force behind a lot of county crime

Area law enforcement officials say methamphetamine use remains prevalent in the area, but it’s not solely a local problem. “We’re seeing quite a bit of meth,” Garfield County Sheriff Jerry Niles said. “Methamphetamine is the driving force behind a lot of our crime.” Niles said people attempting to support a habit turn to criminal means. […]

Comments Off on Sorrento couple, Chelsea Sanford, 22, and Donald Sanford, 36, arrested, suspected of running Ascension Parish Methamphetamine operation

A Sorrento husband and wife were arrested Monday on suspicion of operating a large-scale methamphetamine dealing operation out of their home. Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives, with help from the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office, made arrangements to buy a “large quantity of methamphetamine” from 36-year-old Donald Sanford at his residence on the 8200 block […]