Archive for January, 2015

RUPERT, Idaho (AP) — A south-central Idaho woman who forced a 5-year-old boy to have sexual contact with her has been sentenced to seven years in prison after pleading guilty to injury to a child and possession of methamphetamine. The Times-News reports that 21-year-old Makinzie Sarah Frost received the sentence Monday in 5th District Court. […]

  Investigators say a mother, her pregnant daughter and her daughter’s boyfriend hid meth in children’s socks before trying to sell the drug to an undercover agent. The three were arrested in last week’s meth bust in Brown County, which investigators call one of the largest meth busts the county Drug Task Force has dealt […]

Former WEC champion and UFC veteran Brian Bowles is facing six felony charges, including possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, marijuana and methamphetamine possession, and possession of diazepam (valium) with intent to distribute. Bowles, 34, was arrested on Jan. 15 after Jackson County (Ga.) Sheriffs say they discovered a large quantity […]

A California mayor has closed a city park in an effort to rid the area of homeless residents. Starting on Monday, Boyd Park in San Rafael is closed to the public for 30 days in order for officials to respond to “health and security issues.” Although the city does not mention homelessness as a factor […]

The Indiana State Police find pets in about half of the meth busts they make. Most of the time, animal control takes those pets to animal shelters. But it’s not necessarily up to the shelters when those pets can be put up for adoption. Indiana leads the nation when it comes to meth lab busts. […]

The Morgan County Drug Task Force announced the arrests of three family members in connection to a methamphetamine operation out of a Hartselle home. Morgan County Sheriff Ana Franklin said task force agents along with Hartselle police were dispatched to a welfare check in the 200 block of East Main Street on Wednesday. The check […]

A woman who ran an immigrant stash house at a South Side rental home is now facing up to life in federal prison after San Antonio police reported finding more than a kilogram of methamphetamine at her new digs. Mirta Pellicier Colon, 52, is on federal probation for using the previous home to hold undocumented […]

Officers seized more than $132,000 worth of methamphetamine at the U.S.-Mexico border near Yuma during the past weekend, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. A total of 44 pounds of meth were seized in two separate incidents. Two women were arrested and turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, according […]

It’s not a statistic to be proud of, but Jefferson County is near the top of the rankings for the most meth lab cases last year. Kristyna Mills is the county’s chief assistant district attorney and she says meth is making a comeback, mostly because of how easy it is to make. Watch the video […]

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – There are new numbers on drugs that could put Indiana at the top of the list. Indiana State Police told WISH-TV a new report shows Indiana will likely have the most meth lab seizures in the country again. New numbers from ISP show troopers busted more than 1,400 meth labs in Indiana […]

Methamphetamine worth $236,000 on the street was confiscated Thursday evening at the Interstate 5 San Clemente checkpoint, officials said. U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a man who was allegedly transporting the drugs — more than 23 pounds — under the rear seat of his SUV. The bust was made about 6:45 p.m., when agents stopped […]

Hillsboro City Council’s street and safety committee met Friday evening to resume discussions on a proposed “meth house” ordinance that has been met with contention by a number of local property owners, as well as committee chair Justin Harsha. As written, the proposed legislation is “in favor of the City of Hillsboro for abating the […]

Germany’s Bundesliga football league (DFL) is the envy of Europe, but there is increasing evidence that hard-core hooligans are using crystal meth to fuel their violent rampages – and the authorities refuse to discuss it. To football purists, the Bundesliga is run far better than similar leagues in England, Spain and Italy. Ticket prices are […]

INDONESIA: Indonesian Customs and Excise officers have foiled an attempt to smuggle 2,496 grams of shabu-shabu (crystal methamphetamine) worth Rp 7.4 billion (US$592) at Sri Bintan Putra International Harbor in Tanjung Pinang, Riau Islands province here the other day. The Customs and Excise Office head Hilma Satria said that the drug was brought in a […]

PLEASANT VIEW — Undercover Weber-Morgan Narcotics Strike Force agents arrested a man who had met with them at a Pleasant View gas station to make an $80,000 meth sale Thursday, the agency has said in a press release. Police later searched the home of Carlos Jesus Inzunza Rodriguez in West Valley City and reportedly seized […]

BLUFFTON, Ind. – Prosecutors filed formal neglect charges and other counts Thursday against a northeastern Indiana couple in connection with the presumed death of the woman’s 3-year-old son. The felony charges against  and Breanna Arnold, 21, both of Bluffton, include neglect of a dependent resulting in death and two counts of neglect of a dependent. […]

The 46-year-old woman accused of operating a methamphetamine lab on Main Street in Bethlehem admitted to police that she was making the drug in a building that also housed an infant child. Kimberly Geertsema was arraigned this afternoon before District Judge Roy Manwaring on charges related to authorities’ discovery of a meth lab at her […]

EPHRATA – A Moses Lake man and woman were recently arrested for allegedly raping a 14-year-old girl in their home. Carlos Hernandez, 37, and Jessica A. Cobb, 24, were each charged in Grant County Superior Court with a count of third-degree child rape. They are scheduled to appear in court again next week. The victim […]

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Drug smugglers are turning “trusted travelers” into unwitting mules by placing containers with powerful magnets under their cars in Mexico and then recovering the illegal cargo far from the view of border authorities in the United States. One motorist spotted the containers while pumping gas after crossing into Southern California on […]

GREELEY – A 42-year-old woman was sentenced Thursday to 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to distributing methamphetamine. Donna Marceleno also received a sentence enhancement for involving her underage daughter in the narcotics trafficking operation. Marceleno, who had prior convictions for similar charges, was on parole when she was arrested in the recent case. […]

MARTIN CO., Ky. (WYMT) –  Martin County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a tip about a meth lab inside a home on Rt. 40 in Beauty Wednesday evening. That is when they say things went very wrong and the lab caught fire. “We literally had to forcibly grab hold of the people and get them out […]

LINCOLN COUNTY • A couple accused of cooking methamphetamine picked a bad place to set up operations. Samuel and Tina Payne, both 43, put their lab behind an outbuilding on property owned by the family of a sheriff’s deputy, police said. The deputy was patrolling the area and caught the Paynes in the middle of […]

DENVER – A large drug raid across the Denver metro area Thursday morning resulted in 32 arrests, seized drugs and firearms. The North Metro Drug Task Force executed eight search warrants at 17 different Denver metro area locations. Sources tell 9NEWS some of the locations and the suspects arrested are associated with some gangs in […]

  A Rawlins man involved with a major interstate local drug ring linked to incidents of violence — including cutting off fingers of nonpaying customers — has been charged with two felony counts of methamphetamine distribution. Gregory Dean Martinez, 55, heard the charges — conspiracy to deliver meth and delivering meth — during his initial […]

A man was hospitalized after a fire sparked by a suspected meth lab in Martin County. Officials say two adults and a juvenile were inside the home in Beauty. Deputies say the home was filled with smoke and chemical fumes when they arrived, and they think it stemmed from a meth lab. EMS took one […]