Archive for February, 2015

Comments Off on Logan County Sheriff’s office: Methamphetamine-using mother, Nicole Leann Kerschner, 26, using meth while nursing 2-week-old infant, reported missing

EDMOND, Okla. — A Logan County mother and her 2-week-old baby are listed as missing and/or endangered, said Detective Greg Valencia of the Logan County Sheriff’s Office. Nicole Leann Kerschner, 26, used a fictitious name when giving birth to a male child Feb. 12 at Integris Baptist Hospital in Oklahoma City, Valencia noted. “She has […]

Comments Off on Darin Lee Mullica, 41, from Central Point in Jackson County, jailed on 32 sex abuse charges and unlawful delivery of Methamphetamine

A Jackson County man arrested last month in Colorado on a slew of sex abuse charges stemming from the alleged abuse of a minor and the distribution of photos and video he recorded during the incidents was booked into the Jackson County Jail Thursday. Darin Lee Mullica, 41, who is listed in court records as […]

Comments Off on Methamphetamine dealer, Richard D. Fagan, 34, gets 20 years for child molesting in Fort Wayne

A 34-year-old man was sentenced Friday morning to 20 years in prison for child molesting, to be served after he completes an additional 10 years for dealing methamphetamine. Richard D. Fagan, of the 1900 block of Hoagland Avenue, pleaded guilty this month to a charge of child molesting, a Class A felony, one of 10 […]

Comments Off on Mexico captures Knights Templar drug cartel leader, Servando “La Tuta” Gomez, one of Mexico’s most wanted fugitives without a shot being fired

Mexico captured one of the country’s most-wanted drug lords on Friday, who had terrorised the western state of Michoacan as head of the Knights Templar cartel. Servando “La Tuta” Gomez was arrested in Morelia, Michoacan’s capital, without a shot being fired, according to reports.  Federal police show off Servando “La Tuta” Gomez,” leader of the […]

Comments Off on Pablo Camarena-Aguilar and Nestor Orlando Camarena Caught with Nine Pounds of Methamphetamine Just Outside of Moorhead

Two men are in the Clay County jail after authorities seized nine pounds of methamphetamine. Pablo Camarena-Aguilar and Nestor Orlando Camarena were stopped by a Minnesota State Patrol officer on Wednesday just outside of Moorhead. The State Patrol says a trooper could smell marijuana, and called for a drug dog. Officials say the dog helped […]

Comments Off on Traffic Stop Leads Rapid City Police to Bust 11 Women and Men, Including 2 Juveniles for Methamphetamine

Rapid City police are investigating a methamphetamine bust, which lead to the arrest of 11 Rapid City citizens. It happened around 8 p.m. Friday night, starting with a simple traffic stop. All six occupants of the stopped vehicle were found to be in possession of methamphetamine or items containing the drug. While investigating this incident, […]

Comments Off on 2014 Alaska drug report shows increases in Methamphetamine and heroin use

A report highlighting cases related to substance abuse in Alaska in 2014 was released by the Department of Public Safety Friday. The Statewide Drug Enforcement Unit’s 2014 annual drug report covered arrests and seizures of items ranging from alcohol and prescription medication to heroin and meth labs. Over $28 million worth of drugs — in […]

Comments Off on Kathryn Michelle Lunsford, 32, arrested at the America’s Best Family Inn in Coweta County after Methamphetamine, oxycodone and xanax pills found in in a body cavity

A woman received a few extra charges Tuesday after Coweta County authorities arrested her for violating her parole and found she was carrying a variety of narcotics in a body cavity. About 7 p.m., Coweta County authorities went to America’s Best Family Inn to find a man who had an outstanding warrant for violation of […]

HOUSING SCENE: Watch out for ‘Meth houses’

Posted: 27th February 2015 by Doc in Uncategorized
Comments Off on HOUSING SCENE: Watch out for ‘Meth houses’

Evelyn Johnson felt something was off from the get-go. For starters, the Elkhart, Ind., real estate agent tried to schedule an appointment three times before she and her clients were actually able to get inside the house listed for sale. But that wasn’t all. The place “had a big handmade sign in the yard listing […]

Comments Off on Newborn baby tests positive for Methamphetamine in Crocker; Mother, Rachel Valenicia, has 5 kids taken from her; Jeremy White, 38, also charged

CROCKER, Mo. – In a small house on Eastside Street, investigators made a heartbreaking find. “The best way I can describe it is it was just unsafe and unsanitary for the kids.  Very unsafe and very unsanitary is about all we can release right now,” said Crocker Police Chief Chris Twitchel. Four little kids, who […]

Comments Off on Woman wearing headphones and eating taquitos hit, hurt by train in Phoenix; Had Methamphetamine in her possession

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix police say an inattentive woman wearing headphones and eating taquitos survived being run over by a train locomotive after ignoring its horn as well as bells and flashing lights at nearby crossing signals. Sgt. Trent Crump says the woman was struck Thursday as she walked on railroad tracks near an intersection […]

Comments Off on Leanne Margaret Renton, 30, charged after Methamphetamine allegedly found in hand luggage at Perth airport

A 30-year-old Perth woman has been remanded in custody after appearing in court accused of trying to bring more than a kilogram of methamphetamine into Western Australia. Leanne Margaret Renton was arrested at the Perth domestic airport on Thursday afternoon after arriving on a flight from Sydney. The Perth Magistrates Court was told a search […]

Comments Off on Getting the upper hand on Methamphetamine in the Upper Peninsula

MARQUETTE — Meth has become more prevalent across the Upper Peninsula over the past few years. Last year the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team, or UPSET, responded to 51 meth labs. There were also 59 meth cases in Marquette County that were brought to court in 2014 compared to 2009’s three cases. The drastic jump […]

Comments Off on Craighead County sheriff’s deputy: Jessica Ann Bolin, 34, of Jonesboro, and Robert Bryan Holt, 42, also of Jonesboro, arrested after 85 grams of Methamphetamine found under hood of SUV

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – A Jonesboro couple was arrested on suspicion of dealing drugs after a Craighead County sheriff’s deputy said he found $8,500 worth of meth hidden in the grille of their SUV. Shortly after 1 a.m. Wednesday, while patrolling Highway 226 near Cash, Deputy Brandon Womack reported seeing a Suzuki Grand Vitara cross […]

Comments Off on Texas officials warn of immigrants with terrorist ties crossing southern border

A top Texas law enforcement agency says border security organizations have apprehended several members of known Islamist terrorist organizations crossing the southern border in recent years, and while a surge of officers to the border has slowed the flow of drugs and undocumented immigrants, it’s costing the state tens of millions of dollars. In a […]

Comments Off on DEA: Surge in Methamphetamine border seizures sign of Mexican cartels boosting production

A recent increase in methamphetamine seizures at the border suggests that Mexican cartels are seeking to meet demand with meth-making ingredients more difficult to obtain in the U.S., the top drug-enforcement official in Arizona said Wednesday. In the last two years, Arizona has seen a 40 percent increase in meth seizures, with about 5,500 pounds […]

Comments Off on Brian Kelly Coppinger, 45, arrested in Moorhead with more than 132 grams of Methamphetamine in his car

MOORHEAD – A man was arrested Monday after more than 132 grams of methamphetamine was discovered in his car, police say. Brian Kelly Coppinger, 45, was charged Wednesday in Clay County District Court with first-degree possession of methamphetamine and fifth-degree possession of Clonazepam, both felonies. Court records list his address as unknown. Coppinger was identified […]

Comments Off on Brandy M. Couch, 31, of Thayer, arrested with Methamphetamine

Brandy M. Couch, 31, of Thayer, was arrested on Friday, Feb. 13 by the Thayer Police Department for possession of methamphetamine. According to documents filed in Oregon County Circuit Court, Assistant Police Chief Jason Jennings observed two vehicles stopped on Highway 63 near the intersection of St. John Street. The vehicles appeared to be in […]

Comments Off on Jeremy Dean Hatfield, 34, of Ellison, hurt in explosion of suspected Methamphetamine lab in Montgomery County

MONTGOMERY CO., Va. – One person was hurt in an explosion at a suspected methamphetamine lab Tuesday night in Montgomery County. The explosion happened in a garage at a property at 5825 Roanoke Road. According to deputies, the investigation found that 34-year-old Jeremy Hatfield was making meth in the garage. The meth lab failed, causing […]

Comments Off on Two men have been arrested over 100kg of Methamphetamine in shipping container from China

THE Australian Federal Police and Australian Customs and Border Protection Service say they have seized 100 kg of methamphetamine, leading to the arrest of two men. The pair, a 30-year-old Hong Kong National and a 37-year-old Malaysian national, are expected to appear at Sydney’s Central Local Court today. The AFP says the drugs were found […]

Comments Off on 5-year-old Moses Lake girl treated for having methamphetamine in her system

MOSES LAKE – A 5-year-old girl was treated at Samaritan hospital last week for reportedly having methamphetamine in her system. Child Protective Services and Moses Lake police are investigating after the girl was hospitalized on Friday. The girl has since been released from Samaritan, according to Moses Lake police. At least two of the girl’s […]

Comments Off on Methamphetamine binges bring a new level of catastrophic violence

Larry Maiolo left his home for a morning walk at Halls Head beach, surrounded by locals walking their dogs, swimming and riding their bikes. The dedicated family man and father of two never returned — he was stabbed to death by Daniel Luke Zwerus in a frenzied and unprovoked attack. Zwerus, a complete stranger, then […]

Comments Off on Methamphetamine poster boy, Jye Gerhard Picking, 25, jailed over threat to kill wife who stabbed him with carving knife

A 25-year-old who threatened to kill his wife with a carving knife and was later stabbed by her has been sentenced in a court in Western Australia’s Mid West to four months’ jail. Police said Jye Gerhard Picking held the large knife to his partner’s throat following ongoing arguments at their property in the seaside […]

Comments Off on Number of crimes committed by Methamphetamine addicts ‘truly frightening’

The number of murders and armed robberies committed by people addicted to methamphetamine is “truly frightening”, Western Australia’s Chief Justice says. Justice Wayne Martin said 95 per cent of armed robberies and up to half of all murders could be attributed to people taking methamphetamine, also known as ice or crystal meth. Speaking on 720 […]

Comments Off on Metro-Jeff Drug Task Force Police raid Methamphetamine lab inside a Davidson’s Motel room in LeRay; Rene Gracey, 38, of Castorland, Robert Snyder, 43, of Carthage and Eugene Lively, 30, charged

  LERAY, N.Y. — Three North Country residents were arrested after police discovered methamphetamine and chemicals used to produce the drug inside a LeRay motel room Monday afternoon. Members of the Metro-Jeff Drug Task Force raided Room 17 at Davidson’s Motel around 4:30 p.m. Monday, the task force said in a news release. Inside the […]