Archive for October, 2014

Following an overnight methamphetamine binge, a couple got into a fight over laundry that included dog feces being thrown inside the Indiana home they share with their two small children, one of whom who was hit by the flying animal waste, police charge. The revolting incident Tuesday morning resulted in the arrest of Terri Patterson, […]

Oconee County sheriff’s deputies made 11 arrests in a pre-Halloween operation that sought 26 people for various drug and child neglect charges. The arrests come as part of the sheriff’s office’s Operation Infinity and included officers from the Seneca Police Department. Sheriff Mike Crenshaw said the arrests are part of an ongoing effort to target […]

STAUNTON – As expected, a judge on Thursday upheld a life sentence recommended by a Staunton jury earlier this year for a man who raped a 12-year-old girl. And then the defendant threatened his attorney before bailiffs quickly ushered him out of the courtroom and into a holding cell. Willard F. Campbell Jr., 47, of […]

(Lander, Wyo.) – A Lander woman is facing a potential prison sentence of 40 years in prison and/or $50,000 in fines for allegedly delivering methamphetamine to confidential informants twice in late 2013. Jane Marie Market, 49, is facing two charges of Delivery of a Controlled Substance after the alleged crimes. She is currently being held […]

TAMPA — A Hillsborough County School District substitute teacher was charged Wednesday with possession of methamphetamine, which deputies said they found in his vehicle at the middle school where he was teaching. James Tobin, 54, of Tampa, was arrested Wednesday afternoon at Davidsen Middle School, 10501 Montague St., Tampa. He was initially wanted on an […]

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. – A Santa Cruz man authorities describe as being a prolific meth dealer has been arrested again after investigation into alleged drug activity. Members of the Santa Cruz County Anti-Crime Team Narcotic Taskforce and Santa Cruz Police executed search warrants on Oct. 23 in connection with the months-long investigation. The investigation, which […]

Cash totaling about $310,000 has been unearthed northwest of Napier in a drugs operation police believe has cracked a major methamphetamine ring in Hawke’s Bay. Police found the cash buried in the ground near a small farm alongside the Napier-Taupo highway last week. Methamphetamine estimated to be worth about $125,000 and two pistols were also […]

 MOORESVILLE, Ind. – A family forced to flee their home over a hidden danger is taking legal action. Call 6 Investigator Rafael Sanchez first spoke to the Nugent family back in May and shared their real estate nightmare. The family moved into their dream Mooresville home last year, but their kids soon became sick and […]

A Lenoir man was arrested after police say they found him cooking meth Wednesday. Gareth Todd Nichols, 27, was caught in the process of cooking the drug in his grandma’s attic, at the home where police say he lived. Officials say they obtained a search warrant after several undercover operations. Agents say when they entered […]

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized nearly half a million dollars in drugs at two international bridges. On Wednesday an officer stopped at a 36-year-old Matamoros woman walking across the B&M International Bridge for a secondary inspection. During the inspection officers discovered three packages of methamphetamine hidden in the woman’s clothes. The drug weighed […]

A man accused of beating his wife to death while using methamphetamine says he assaulted her as part of consensual sex, but police say his story doesn’t quite add up. Daniel O. Mauldin, 36, is charged with second-degree murder in the death of his wife, Tara Mauldin, 30. Judge Dan Imhof found probable cause Wednesday […]

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Eight homes that have been condemned for methamphetamine are now going to be torn down. The Kanawha County Commission approved the demolition at its meeting on Tuesday. Once a home is condemned, it takes anywhere from one to two years before the county is allowed to tear the house down. Law enforcement […]

DECATUR, Alabama — Two people were taken into custody on Wednesday following a two-month investigation of alleged methamphetamine activity at their Decatur home. Morgan County Sheriff Ana Franklin said county drug agents received information that meth was being made and sold from the home on Harold Drive. Franklin said this information reported the people inside […]

Amphetamine busts are up 20 per cent on last year Drug gangs are coming up with weird ways to beat Australian Customs They are hiding substances inside toilet deliveries and extension cords as well as truck tires and kayaks ContacNT is a potent form of pseudoephedrine from China which has become a new battle for […]

SALISBURY, N.C. — “Ice” methamphetamine made its way onto Salisbury streets after police say suspects ordered the drugs through the mail. Officers arrested Robin Guest, 50, and Melanie Pruitt, 38, on Tuesday following an investigation that began in July. Police say Guest ordered the drugs from California and wired the money to suppliers. He would […]

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. — Police made an unusual meth bust in Broken Arrow involving a woman who tried to hide the drugs. Tammy Stokes and Paul Curry were arrested Saturday morning after they were pulled over during a traffic stop. The arrest report showed that when officers approached the car, Stokes looked between the seat […]

Police found the remnants of 22 plastic bottles used to make methamphetamine in a filth-strewn house on Jacksonville’s Westside where toilets were clogged with human waste and the only bathtub was filled with a black, rancid liquid. “It was like a condemned house,” said Chip Moore, narcotics detective with the Sheriff’s Office, of the raid […]

DAYTON — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer, Butler Township Police Chief John Cresie, and Miami Township Police Chief Ronald Hess announced Wednesday the arrest of a Chicago resident following the seizure of nearly a quarter of a million dollars worth of crystal methamphetamine. Investigators with the Miami Valley Bulk Cash […]

A champion New Zealand boxer has been sentenced to more than two years’ imprisonment for manufacturing methamphetamine. Adrian Toa Taihia, 32, who holds the national super middleweight title, pleaded guilty at the High Court at Auckland in September to one representative charge of being a party to manufacturing methamphetamine. At the same court today, Justice […]

A 43-year-old rural Louisville woman who suffered burns Sunday in a suspected mobile meth lab explosion was released from a Lincoln hospital on Tuesday, authorities said. A medical helicopter flew the woman to CHI Health St. Elizabeth Sunday night after her daughter found her with burns on her face, neck and arms, said Cass County […]

While the world-and especially the United States-remains fixated on the brutal actions and conquests of the Islamic State, few are looking closer to home to see such brutality, sometimes on a larger and more horrifying scale. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) – The United Nations reports that in Iraq, 9,000 civilians have been killed and […]

By Stuart Gitlow, MD, Drug use is not isolated to dark alleys or urban street corners, nor is addictive illness relegated to one segment of the population. Addiction crosses every geographic and socio-economic boundary across the country. Addicts can be the older American with chronic pain, the wounded veteran returning home, the teenager who finds […]

  HESPERIA — A 21-year-old Hesperia man accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old Apple Valley girl he met on Facebook earlier this month has had two additional sex charges filed against him in a 2013 case involving a 14-year-old girl. Pedro Cruz was arrested on Oct. 20 following a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department investigation […]

Candy Sue Chamness, 33, pleaded guilty Monday in Kosciusko County Superior Court according to court records after being charged with neglect and reckless homicide in connection with the fatal carbon monoxide poisoning of her 12-year-old son while she was high on methamphetamine.   Darrick Spore, 34, Syracuse, was also charged with neglect and reckless homicide in […]

The man police say went on a hammer-swinging rampage in Boulder City and Henderson had an eerily calm message for one of his victims. Midway through Friday evening’s random attacks, an arrest report says, Damien Darnell Robins singled out a man walking among dozens of others in a parking lot at Foothill High School. Robins […]