Archive for November, 2014

A U.S. Border Patrol K9 alerted agents to a load of 112 pounds of liquid methamphetamine valued at $3.5 million. The meth was discovered at the Border Patrol’s Falfurrias Checkpoint in Brooks County located about eighty miles from the Texas-Mexico border region on U.S. Highway 281. A white Ford F150 pick-up truck approached the Falfurrias […]

State Rep. Mary Mascher stepped up to the microphone and said those intent on abusing methamphetamines always are ahead of laws that state legislators can enact to stop the abuse. “We’re dealing always with the symptoms instead of the prevention,” Mascher, D-Iowa City, said at a Nov. 20 public forum IowaWatch.org organized to explore ways […]

Two men considered major drug traffickers were arrested in Watsonville on Wednesday and federal and local investigators seized more a pound of methamphetamine and $40,000 in cash, a police spokesman said. The arrests of Watsonville residents German Alvarado, 39, and Hector Vaca, 28, followed a month-long investigation by the Santa Cruz County Anti-Crime Team’s Narcotics […]

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A woman loaded a shopping cart with $1,500 worth of electronics and clothes and walked out of a store amidst a crowd of Black Friday shoppers Friday morning, the Corvallis Police Department said. Police said Jacqueline Day Underwood, 35, loaded a shopping cart at the Fred Meyer at 777 NW Kings Blvd. […]

A Galesburg woman who allegedly missed a court date on felony methamphetamine-related charges, has been arrested again for allegedly making meth. Galesburg Police reports indicate officers arrested 46-year-old Michelle Esp Tuesday on felony charges of Unlawful Manufacture of Methamphetamine, Possession of Meth-Manufacturing Materials, and Possession of Meth.  Police went to the eight-hundred block of South […]

Six men have been charged after police seized almost 3 tons of narcotics worth more than $1.5 billion in Australia’s second largest drug bust. Approximately 2.8 tons of illicit drugs were seized, including 1,917 kilograms of MDMA and 849 kilograms of methamphetamine, with a street value of more than $1.5 billion. Police will allege the […]

PRESCOTT, Arizona — Authorities say three people are in custody after the seizure of nearly five pounds of methamphetamine in north-central Arizona. Yavapai County Sheriff’s officials say deputies saw a car travelling more than 80 mph in a 65-mph speed zone on Interstate 17 in Camp Verde. Deputies stopped the vehicle and talked to the […]

Rebecca* broke down and wept last month as her son, Chris*, gave a rousing best man’s speech at her wedding. As witty and moving as his words were, it was his mere presence that afternoon that triggered her tears. Just months earlier, Chris was 17, hopelessly addicted to ice, living rough and committing crime daily […]

MASON CITY | Two Mason City residents are facing felony charges related to methamphetamine after a traffic stop Wednesday. William A. Odell II, 43, has been charged with methamphetamine possession with intent to deliver, a Class B felony, and possession of drug paraphernalia and providing false information to law enforcement, both simple misdemeanors. Theresa S. […]

Two Chilliwack residents are in trouble south of the border after crossing into the U.S. Sunday with meth-making chemicals and equipment in their 1994 Pontiac Grand Am. Calum James Buchanan, 41, and Lola Crystal McKay, 24, apparently got lost while trying to drop off the vehicle to someone in B.C. and ended up at the […]

ILION – Six people face charges following a meth lab bust, village police said. At 5:17 a.m. Wednesday, authorities raided the front, upstairs apartment at 177 E. Clark St. and charged the following with felony unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance: James Cook, 44, of Lower Lawrence Street, Rome. Sent […]

CHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) — – A Dodge County man is lucky to be alive after deputies said he ate a large amount of methamphetamine. Capt. Scott Behrns of the Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office said Elijah Beckman, 27, was arrested near Chester this week on a warrant out of Dodge County. While he was being taken […]

Just call him North Korea’s Walter White: a struggling professor who turned to making methamphetamine, or crystal meth, to supplement his modest income – and who is likely to have found ready conspirators in gangs from across the border in China. Defectors and North Koreans working illicitly abroad say a large-scale drug trade has flooded […]

CHIANG MAI – The Pha Muang Task Force and Police in the northern Chiang Mai  have arrested two brothers after discovering hundreds of thousands of methamphetamine pills hidden in their vehicle. Commander of the Pha Muang Task Force and the deputy commander of the Chiang Mai Provincial Police together held a press conference to announce […]

A laid-off chemical factory worker in Guangzhou has been arrested for allegedly selling the raw materials to make methamphetamines and teaching others how to make the drug in what may be a real-life version of the hit television series Breaking Bad. The unemployed man, 58 – dubbed “Professor Xu” because of his talent at producing […]

  While for most of us all knowledge of crystal meth comes from binge watching Breaking Bad, for about 12 million users in America this drug is part of their daily lives.  A recent Canadian study has unearthed important data on regular meth addicts, after finding that young adults who’ve suffered a traumatic brain injury […]

JACKSON, MI – Five one-pot methamphetamine labs were found in the Jackson-area in a 26-hour period, but police do not believe the discoveries indicate an increase in usage. A single one-pot meth lab was found in Henrietta Township on Sunday and four one-pot meth labs were located in Sandstone Township on Monday, police said. Two […]

A man who was charged after raids targeting bike gangs in Queensland had given methamphetamine to a two-year-old boy, police allege. In the past 24 hours, officers have raided 75 homes and businesses around inner Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Tweed Heads, Pine Rivers, Dalby, Gympie and Jimboomba. Police said the raids targeted a drug-trafficking network […]

RIVERVIEW — Four adults were charged and three young children were taken into custody Wednesday after Hillsborough investigators uncovered a drug-manufacturing operation. Acting on an anonymous tip, Hillsborough deputies searched a house at 11506 Brancato Lane and found two generators and two vessels used in the production of methamphetamine, the Sheriff’s Office said. Three children, […]

Meet the middle-class face of Methamphetamine

Posted: 27th November 2014 by Doc in Uncategorized

MEET Jessica*. She’s 25, has a degree from a good university and holds down a full-time job writing for a student training website.     And she’s an ice addict. Jessica is one of a growing number of middle-class methamphetamine users, who look perfectly normal to the outside world, but are deep in the grip of […]

A 31-year-old woman was arrested Nov. 10 on the 2000 block of East Apache Boulevard on suspicion of drug paraphernalia possession, according to a police report. The woman was originally contacted because she was loudly arguing with her fiancé, police reported. After officers asked to search the woman’s bag, they found a bag of meth […]

EAU CLAIRE COUNTY, Wis. (WKBT) – An 18-year-old man is injured after trying to jump onto the side of a moving tow truck while high on methamphetamine. According to a report from the Eau Claire County Sheriff’s Office, the incident happened just after 8 p.m. on Monday night. The man tried to climb onto the […]

The owner and operator of Paradise Inn on Spenard Road in Anchorage stands accused of selling a pound of methamphetamine to an FBI informant in the basement of his business, according to a federal criminal complaint. A complaint written by FBI Special Agent Benjamin Hallowell charges Kyong Taek Song with distribution of 50 grams or […]

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. –  Authorities say a 20-year-old man is accused of trying to set up a meth lab in a restroom at a park in New Smyrna Beach. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports a construction worker called 911 on Tuesday to report smoke that smelled of chemicals and acid coming from the men’s […]

SALT LAKE CITY — New clues have emerged in the disappearance of three men who left behind a bloody SUV abandoned on the street. In court records, one of the missing men was revealed to have been a drug dealer and FBI informant. The revelation came as a result of a jewelry store owner’s arrest […]