Archive for November, 2014

ANCHORAGE –  Federal authorities have seized over $1.5 million in cocaine and methamphetamine as part of an investigation into an Alaska-linked drug conspiracy, seeking more than $250,000 in forfeitures from one suspect. A Thursday grand jury indictment against 53-year-old Steven Bradley Powell charges him with one count each of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances and […]

Local law enforcement officials accused a Madisonville pair of “smurfing” Monday evening, but the charges had little to do with blue-skinned cartoon elves.  “Smurfing” is street slang for going store to store in order to obtain enough meth precursors to produce a full batch of methamphetamine. That’s what members of the 5th Judicial Drug Task […]

While serving a bench warrant on Monday, the Logan County Sheriff’s Department made a substantial drug bust that resulted in the arrest of five individuals. On Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, Logan County Sheriff Wallace Whittaker and deputy Kyler Harvey went to a residence at 3545 Barren Plains Road in Adairville to serve a bench warrant. […]

SHAH ALAM, Nov 25 (Bernama) — A Guinean hand phone salesman was sentenced to death by hanging by the High Court here today after he was found guilty of trafficking 70 Methamphetamine capsules which were hidden in his stomach, two years ago. Judicial Commissioner Colin Lawrence Sequerah handed down the sentence after finding the defense […]

Nationally, twice as many people are using the drug ice than compared to just a few years ago, and while Victoria is at the forefront of dealing with the problems associated with the abuse of methamphetamine we’d do well to learn from the experiences of our cousins across the Tasman. In 2009 New Zealand introduced […]

CEDAR GROVE, W.Va. — A Kanawha County couple face charges after one of the suspects was accused of stealing money to rent a truck and then the suspects allegedly attempted to use the truck to run a methamphetamine laboratory. Ronald Dodrill and Susan Williams are both charged with attempting to operate a meth lab. Dodrill […]

GONZALES, LA (WAFB) – A man and woman were arrested Sunday night after police found an active meth lab inside a hotel room at Supreme Inn & Suites in Gonzales. The Gonzales Police Department said David Smith, 49, and Monica Smith, 47, were booked into the Ascension Parish Jail on various charges, including operation of […]

DURHAM (WTVD) —  It’s been two years since the National Precursor Log Exchange known as “N-plex” went into effect at North Carolina pharmacies. The program tracks and limits how much pseudo-ephedrine you buy. The drug is the main ingredient — for meth production. But meth is still on the rise in our local neighborhoods. Across […]

A traffic stop of a Dodge truck without a bumper or license plate led to the arrest of an Englewood woman on drug charges. Monroe County Sheriff’s Deputy Dennis Graham said it was just before 10 p.m. Thursday when he spotted a White Dodge truck on Reagan Valley Road missing the bumper and license plate. […]

A man appeared in court Monday on allegations he burned his girlfriend with a cigarette lighter, slapped her with the side of a butcher knife and told his sons to get rid of evidence of his meth use after he injected himself with the drug. Police arrested 33-year-old Dewey Brandon Bear Don’t Walk Jr. on […]

WHITLEY COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) Police found 17 one pot meth labs and 15 hydrochloric gas generators when searching a suspicious vehicle in a Churubusco parking lot. Officers with the Churubusco Police Department went to the parking lot on Sunday around 11 a.m. They found a 1999 GMC with Ryan Sells, 20, and Eric D. Alderfer […]

Methamphetamine crimes have been a chronic problem in Southeast Missouri. Modern technology and cooperation from local governments have significantly helped law enforcement officers combat the issue, but officials said the state has not yet managed to solve its meth problem. State Rep. Kurt Bahr, R-O’Fallon, last week released the latest 2014 data generated by the […]

NOGALES – U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s officers arrested two Mexican national men and two U.S. citizen women for attempting to smuggle methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin in separate incidents through the Port of Nogales on Sunday, Nov. 23. A 34-year-old Mexican national from Sonora, Mexico was apprehended after a CBP narcotics detection canine alerted officers […]

Note: Heroin has been in the spotlight across the nation this year. The drug appears to be making a comeback after years of declining use, a trend that’s been happening since at least 2007, according to the National Institutes of Health. But what’s the situation in Yuma County?  LOS ALGODONES, Baja Calif. – Heroin use […]

GLEN CARBON — Three men could get up to 30 years each in prison for allegedly making methamphetamine in a vehicle after a police officer stopped the car they were in because of an expired plate. Charged Monday were George E. Holliday, 44, Bobby L. Harper, 27, and James E. Bailey Jr., 30, all of […]

Waterloo Region, Ontario – During October and November 2014, members of the Strategic and Tactical Services Drug Branch in partnership with the General Investigations Division Crime Management Team, Strategic and Tactical Services Intelligence Branch, and officers from Neighborhood Policing Central Patrol, conducted an investigation into illegal drug trade activity with a focus on methamphetamine. The […]

The parents of a Nebo man alerted authorities after finding him unconscious with a large amount of drugs, detectives said on Monday. Deputy Adam Burnette of the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office charged Brandon Darrell Bates, 27, of Watermelon Lane in Nebo, with felony possession of methamphetamine. Detective Curtis Stuteville added felony possession with intent to […]

THE tide of amphetamine addicts seeking help from The Salvation Army is swelling, with an alarming increase in the number of addicts accessing their services during the past 12 months. The latest statistics from the organization reveal the proportion of Brisbane cases had increased by 40 per cent in the past year. The number of […]

During a six-year span, the number of responses by North Carolina’s State Bureau of Investigation to clandestine labs — or locations where illegal drugs are manufactured — has risen by more than 250 percent, from 157 in 2007 to 561 in 2013, SBI data shows. Not all of the labs, which involve toxic and hazardous […]

Tauni Duncan, a 40-year-old stay at home mom, was more than a little surprised when her 12-year-old daughter came home from school on Tuesday knowledgeable about how to cook and smoke methamphetamine. “She was naming off Sudafed and all these other things and going into detail about how to extract the chemicals from these other […]

The NSW Government is under increasing pressure to hold a drug summit after the State Opposition rallied alongside health and welfare groups yesterday and committed to a special parliamentary inquiry, if elected in March. Minister for Mental Health and Assistant Minister for Health Jai Rowell hinted yesterday that the State Government was receptive to holding […]

Children in Canberra as young as 13 are among the growing number of young people abusing the drug known as ice, according to a drug treatment service. The Ted Noffs Foundation has warned ice is becoming more prevalent amongst young people, particularly those from a disadvantaged background. Ronan O’Connor from the foundation said the organization […]

AMARILLO, TEXAS — The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) conducted a traffic stop Thursday on IH-40, yielding over nine pounds of methamphetamine valued at over $107,000. At approximately 12:21 p.m., a DPS trooper conducted a traffic stop on a 2013 Dodge Charger traveling eastbound on IH-40, for a traffic violation, near Conway in Carson […]

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. — A fire that damaged a two-story house Thursday in the 800 block of Prendergast Avenue was caused by methamphetamine production, police said. The fire caused extensive damage to the second floor. Investigators are attempting to identify the people who were inside the house when the fire began, police said. They fled before […]

GLADE SPRING, Va. – A Nov. 20 federal search warrant in Glade Spring, Virginia yielded numerous one-pot shake and bake meth labs resulting in 20 felony charges lodged against three individuals, according to Washington County Sheriff Fred Newman. The search was executed at approximately 9:40 p.m. at 10026 Old Mill Road in Glade Spring. Karen […]