Archive for October, 2014

A 35-year-old Dutch woman was arrested Oct. 24 on the 1800 block of East Rio Salado Parkway on suspicion of shoplifting, dangerous drug possession and drug paraphernalia possession, according to a police report. The woman put two bathroom rugs, a bathroom lid cover, a shower curtain and a king size comforter set, valued at $196, […]

LANCASTER – A methamphetamine lab was found at a residence in the 900 block of Fay Avenue on Tuesday just before 3 a.m., according to police reports. A 911 call was made at 2:45 a.m. from the residence by a woman who said she wanted police to stop her friends from doing drugs in her […]

In the last six months, 37-year-old Sarah Marie Grady of Helena has been arrested multiple times, and many of the cases are apparently connected to drug abuse. Grady’s recent encounters with law enforcement started in late April when Helena police searched her vehicle and residence and found a large amount and wide variety of drug-related […]

METHAMPHETAMINE use is on the rise in Gisborne and Wairoa, and police have called for increased public support to help crack down on a trade that is worth tens of thousands of dollars a week. Police say the drug is primarily sold by the gangs. “Methamphetamine is dealt by the gangs to make money and […]

AUBURN | The Locke meth lab explosion that ended a man’s life and razed a home has had a slew of consequences.      In addition to the death of Shawn Perreault, a 47-year-old Locke man, the events surrounding the May 12 explosion resulted in the arrests of nine people, including the late Shawn Perreault’s wife. And […]

 BELLINGHAM, Washington — The Bellingham City Council voted Monday night to condemn the Aloha Motel. The Bellingham Herald reports ( it has a reputation for criminal activity, and the Whatcom County Health Department found methamphetamine contamination in 11 rooms. A lawyer for the owners, Greg Greenan, said they would accept the condemnation proceedings if the […]

A 29-year-old man faces trial on charges of making methamphetamine and risking a catastrophe following a preliminary hearing Tuesday. Gary Christian Long is accused of setting up a portable methamphetamine lab in the Horsham Days Inn on Easton Road on April 4. He is being held on 10 percent of $10,000 bail as well as […]

Anti-drug trafficking police arrested nine Nigerian nationals on Sunday night in three separate Phnom Penh locations for drug possession and distribution after undercover police bought 100 grams of crystal methamphetamine from one of the men, police said. In Song, deputy chief of the Ministry of Interior’s anti-drug police, said undercover officers arrested one known dealer […]

In another example of how there seems to be no limit to the ways in which drugs are smuggled into the United States, officials said Tuesday that they arrested a man in a wheelchair for trying to move a load of methamphetamine at the remote U.S.-Mexico border crossing of Presidio. “Smugglers have no scruples when […]

IDAHO FALLS – Three people were arrested and more than six ounces of methamphetamine seized Friday at an Idaho Falls motel. According to police reports, the Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant at Motel West Room No. 290 after receiving information about possible drug activity. During the search, deputies discovered 186 grams of […]

SAN DIEGO COUNTY – Marijuana use among men and woman arrested in San Diego County last year reached a 14-year high, and methamphetamine use was up for the fifth year in a row among male arrestees, according to a San Diego Association of Governments report released today, Mon., Oct. 27. Researchers compiling the “2013 Adult […]

PALMETTO, Fla. — Authorities said five children have been removed from a Tampa area home after a 12-year-old brought illegal drugs to school. The boy told school administrators he found the drugs in his parent’s bedroom. The Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports that Manatee County Sheriff’s officials found seven grams of methamphetamine, a “dime bag” of cocaine […]

WAYNESBORO, Va. — The Waynesboro Police Department arrested a Maryland woman early Sunday morning after they found her passed out in a wrecked car loaded with suspected methamphetamine. Officers charged Natali Rose Gitelman, 31, of North Potomac, Md. with a felony, possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute and a misdemeanor, possession of marijuana. […]

(KMSP) – Meth used to be found in mostly rural areas because of the smell and danger associated with making it. But over the last few years it has made its way into the metro and is growing in popularity with younger users. “Devastating, just destroyed me and made me someone I didn’t want to […]

Friday, a possible first in the area. Athol police arrested Joseph Hamel, 28, and subsequently called the State Police Fire and Explosion Unit and the Drug Enforcement Agency to remove a portable meth lab from the back of his mother’s car. Methamphetamine labs are famously combustible. Crystal methamphetamine is an established problem drug in much […]

MUNCIE – Two people had to be decontaminated Friday after a meth lab allegedly popped on them. On Friday, officers arrested and booked Richard Morris, 41, of 1400 E. Fifth St., and Amanda Doss, 27, and Dusty Norris, 23, both of 1613 E. First St. The trio has been accused of making and selling methamphetamine […]

 Police say a man carrying meth and armed with a large machete tried to fight an officer early Tuesday morning. According to police, around 3:45 a.m. CSPD Officer Spicuglia spotted a suspicious-looking vehicle driving slowly behind several shops in the area of North Academy and Flintridge. When Spicuglia stopped the driver, he noticed the man […]

A visit from social services resulted in the arrest of a Cumberland woman on multiple drug charges including manufacturing methamphetamine. Christina M. Osborne, 27, was arrested by Cumberland City Police Officer Cody Bargo on Friday. According to the citation, Bargo and Officer Mark Saylor went along to assist social services with a complaint concerning Osborne. […]

LAREDO, TEXAS (CBP) – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Laredo Port of Entry seized 40 pounds of alleged crystal methamphetamines (meth) in an enforcement action at the Lincoln Juarez Bridge. “The detection of this seizure can be attributed to the primary officer’s interviewing technique and the keen observation skills from the […]

EAST PALESTINE, Ohio (WKBN) – A car crash in East Palestine Sunday turned into a more serious situation for authorities on the scene. Police told WKBN they found a suspected mobile meth lab while investigating an accident on East Market Street near James Street. A firefighter responding to the crash said he saw 22-year old […]

JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL) – Drug Task Force agents say they found “several one-pot meth labs” inside a car after that car went up in flames. The Johnson City Police and Fire Departments responded to the car fire around 10:30 Monday morning below the I-26 overpass, just off East Main Street in downtown Johnson City. […]

KUALA LUMPUR: Seven Iranian drug suspects, including the syndicate’s kingpin, were nabbed after a month-long surveillance. They were picked up together with a Malaysian woman, all ages between 22 and 46, at several locations here last week. Seven cars used by the syndicate, including a Mercedes Benz and Volvo, and over 7kg of methamphetamine worth […]

A company that operates this state’s pseudoephedrine tracking system claims its software is helping to drive down sales of the drug. And a company representative along with a detective from Louisiana told members of the West Virginia news media that the National Precursor Log Exchange (NPLEx) is also helping law enforcement track and prosecute people […]

NANTICOKE — A methamphetamine lab is believed to have been the source of an explosion that blew two doors off their hinges at an apartment building here on Saturday night. The State Police Bureau of Drug Law Enforcement posted and cordoned off the building on Lee Mine Street after the blast, which occurred at about […]

WASHINGTON CITY — In addition to driving under the influence and various other traffic charges, a Washington City man was arrested for felony drug possession Thursday after officers discovered he had more than lint in his socks. Officer Colton Skeem, of the Washington City Police Department, pulled over Gary Henderson, of Washington City, for a […]