Archive for December, 2014

FAIRFIELD, Calif. (KGO) —  A Fairfield woman was arrested Tuesday in connection with the death of her 2-month-old baby over the summer. Shelby Frederick, 21, was arrested on charges of assault of a child causing death after investigators determined the infant died from acute methamphetamine poisoning. The baby was taken Northbay Medical Center on June […]

Residents of a small Florida town already rife with methamphetamine labs were displaced after another illicit drug dens exploded early Tuesday morning. Bryan Houck, Denise Hamilton-Lahmadi (top-right) and Krystal Gerhardt. were among those arrested in the 2 busts At least 35 people in the town of Stuart in Martin County were evacuated from homes near […]

HONG KONG: Hong Kong Customs arrested a 43-year old woman who was found with three kilograms of suspected methamphetamine at Lo Wu Control Point. The drugs worth $1.2 million market value. Customs officers intercepted an incoming passenger at Lo Wu Control Point yesterday morning and found the drugs concealed inside the bedding carried by the […]

MCPHERSON, Kansas — The McPherson County Sheriff’s Department says a traffic stop led to the seizure of about 7 pounds of methamphetamine. Sheriff Larry Powell says in a news release that the drugs were found after a vehicle was stopped Monday on Interstate 135 near Moundridge. Deputies found drug paraphernalia in the pickup and impounded […]

SAN DIEGO – A young man whose body was discovered in Mission Beach last month died of drowning due to methamphetamine intoxication, a medical examiner determined. Scott Bowles, 37, had been missing for a week when a kayaker came across his body. Bowles had moved to San Diego from Arkansas at the beginning of 2014 […]

FAYETTEVILLE — Three men and one woman were arrested Monday in the Magnuson Grand Hotel in connection with possession of methamphetamine with the purpose to deliver and several other drug and weapon charges. Lisa Selvey of Centerton and John Hensley, Tommy Maples and Don Parsons, all of Fayetteville, were arrested about 5 p.m. Monday in […]

City doctors have warned that consumption of drugs is going to rise steeply on New Year’s Eve. And they have appealed to youngsters to stay off any white powder. Psychiatrists say the use of methamphetamine (Crystal Meth) and mephedrone (M-Cat) is bound to be rampant in New Year parties. “M-Cat and Crystal Meth have taken […]

MUMBAI: The reason Mumbai’s youth consume the deadly meth or M-cat is simple: in the short-term, these drug release high levels of neurotransmitter dopamine. A hormone, dopamine is associated with pleasure that one draws from happy activities such as eating one’s favorite dish, watching a favorite movie or being in the company of a loved […]

A federal meth investigation first reported earlier this month has resulted in the indictment of 12 area people, all of whom could be sent to prison for life. The yearlong investigation resulted in several Thanksgiving Day arrests and the recovery of what officials say was possibly more than 10 pounds of meth and more than […]

LAWTON, Okla._Lawton police arrested two people Saturday morning after they were tipped off about a meth delivery. Detectives were told about a delivery containing eight ounces of methamphetamine, who had it and where it was going. The detectives arrived at the suspected location on Northwest 62nd Street and saw a silver Nissan van in the […]

CALIPATRIA – A 54-year-old woman visiting Calipatria State Prison was arrested on suspicion of trying to smuggle methamphetamine, heroin and marijuana into the prison on Friday. Cynthia Elrod of Big Bear was schedule for a two-day family visit with her son, inmate Mike Canales who was convicted of second-degree murder, when staff noticed the strong […]

  CAMERON COUNTY – Federal authorities are pressing charges against two Guatemalan men who were caught smuggling liquid methamphetamine. Federal agents found about 100 gallons of liquid methamphetamine inside a semi-truck’s fuel tank. The load was discovered at the Los Indios Point of Entry in Cameron County. Federal agents have strong evidence to show that […]

Nearly 21 pounds of Methamphetamine was seized Sunday at the Dennis DeConcini crossing in Nogales, and a woman was arrested by federal officials. Rachel Christine Chadwell, 28, a U.S. citizen, was taken into custody by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers after a drug-sniffing dog alerted to drugs within the rear seats of her 2003 […]

The case against a Casper woman accused of burning a baby’s face with a hot pan in September will go to trial, according to a Natrona County District Court judge. Stephanie Shirts, 25, is charged with four counts of child abuse, four counts of child endangerment with methamphetamine and one count of aggravated child abuse. […]

Four years. Sixteen agencies. 57 people convicted. And 304 years in jail. Washington County Sheriff Ed Graybeal announced Monday that officers and agents from local, state and federal agencies have finished a four-year methamphetamine conspiracy investigation that led to 57 people being convicted and sentenced in federal court. He announced the final convictions and sentencings […]

LEONI TWP., MI – A 46-year-old man went to the hospital Sunday, Dec. 28, with burns suffered in what police said was methamphetamine-related spill or small explosion on Larch Drive. The man had been allegedly cooking meth in the basement of his father’s house, burned his hands and sought his own medical treatment, Blackman-Leoni Township […]

Springfield police recovered meth, marijuana and a pair of guns from the home of a known Southwest Honkey gang member earlier this month, according to court documents. Officials have previously said the gang is responsible for dealing meth across the state. A search warrant says that police seized the drugs and guns from a home […]

FOR five years, Mark Curtis was earning $600 a day drilling on the mines and coming home to a binge-fest of drugs and booze. Methamphetamines were among his drugs of choice, having first tried “ice” in 1994. “It fools you into thinking you’re having a good time, life is great and everything’s fantastic,” Mr Curtis […]

In an interview with This Day Live, Hamza Umar, the Commander, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), in charge of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos, talks about the improvements in the fight against drug trafficking. Umar speaks on the numerous breakthroughs, new methods traffickers have devised in transporting their products as well as […]

Two women have been arrested in connection with the investigation into a rash of mail thefts that plagued Bear Valley Springs prior to Christmas — and the juvenile previously charged with mail theft has been re-arrested on additional charges. On Dec. 22 Bear Valley Police previously reported the arrest of a juvenile in connection with […]

WA recorded almost a quarter of the 1000 deaths across Aust­ralia linked to stimulant drug abuse over a five-year period.     The country’s drug epidemic is revealed in figures commissioned by The Sunday Times, showing amphetamines, ecstasy and cocaine are connected to fatalities at an unprecedented rate. Causes of death included accidents such as road […]

A South San Francisco man who police said lewdly exposed himself to two people in front of a downtown Palo Alto business on Friday afternoon was arrested minutes after the incident. Palo Alto police received a call shortly after 1 p.m. on Friday about an indecent exposure that had occurred on the 400 block of […]

  The  newly elected  state government is to be congratulated for  recognizing that 2015 is the year it will need to tackle a  growing threat to the well-being of many Victorian communities – crystal methamphetamine, commonly known as “ice”. While the extent of Victoria’s ice problem is still being debated  – whether it is  an […]

Maine drug officials are confronting a startling rise in the number of methamphetamine labs across the state. Maine Drug Enforcement Agency Director Roy McKinney says it busted 28 meth labs this year, up 12 over last year and more than six times as many as three years ago. Officials say dismantling labs can cost more […]

When Robert Steward III was arrested for municipal warrants he left behind a methamphetamine lab in a two-liter Pepsi bottle. “I observed a two-liter Pepsi bottle with a yellow liquid filling the lower fourth of the bottle and a white powdery substance at the bottom,” Salina Police Chief Justin Hokett stated in his incident report. […]