Archive for March, 2015

Five people have been arrested and booked with making methamphetamine in a Marrero home, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office said.   Detectives arrested three women and two men after serving a search warrant at the residence, at 5019 Oak Drive, early Saturday morning (March 28). They recovered a notebook with a meth recipe as well […]

CALLAWAY CO., Mo. – An Illinois woman was arrested early Monday morning in Callaway County after an investigation revealed she had given deputies a false identity following a pursuit in February. On Sunday, Callaway County deputies learned Illinois State Police had a warrant out for the arrest of 32-year-old Sara See who was wanted for […]

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – Louisiana State Police troopers uncovered a secret meth lab in a home in Gert Town Sunday. Justin Chambers, 29, and David Murray, 58, both from New Orleans were arrested and booked for operating a clandestine lab, possession of a schedule II controlled dangerous substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Troopers assigned […]

BANGKOK: — A border patrol police sergeant and eight other civilians were arrested separately in several places after they were responsible for trafficking in 1.2 million methamphetamine pills from across the border to Thailand. The police officer admitted that he had been involved in narcotics on 3 previous occasions all in order to clear gambling […]

WASHINGTON CITY — A Hurricane City man was arrested Sunday after police found over two pounds of methamphetamine in his storage unit in Washington City. Washington City Police Officer Matt Page discovered slumped over the steering wheel of his vehicle with the driver’s side door open, Page wrote in a probable cause statement supporting the […]

The Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah is working with Mexican cartels, said Lieutenant General Kenneth E. Tovo, deputy commander of the U.S. Southern Command before the 114th. Congress Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. During a hearing by the Senate Homeland Security & Government Affairs Committee, Tovo explained that Hezbollah, “which has long viewed the […]

A Springfield man is accused of rape after police say he attacked a woman in her home during a Craigslist encounter gone wrong. Charles E. Shull, 43, was charged with first degree rape and felony sodomy Sunday in connection with an incident in December of last year. According to the probable cause statement, a woman […]

OLMSTED TOWNSHIP, Ohio — Three children were removed from the home of an Olmsted Township couple accused of cooking methamphetamine. Officers raided the Irma Lane home shortly after midnight March 23 and arrested Ryan Lacko, 39, and Bonnie Skinner, 45, both of Olmsted Township, police said. The couple is charged with endangering children, manufacturing a […]

The Cedar County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the Community Narcotics Enforcement Team, arrested three individuals Thursday, Feb. 19, after receiving information of a residence on Church Street, allegedly selling drugs and making methamphetamine. Sheriff Leon Dwerlkotte, deputies and the CNET officer served a search warrant at the residence of Gary Hamlett, 43, 205 S. […]

A man’s methamphetamine addiction led him to violently rape and beat a Dutch tourist he had taken hostage during a six-week ordeal at a Melbourne hotel, a court has been told. Alfio Granata, 47, has pleaded guilty to 14 charges, including multiple rapes, threats to kill, and intentionally causing serious injury. The victim was left […]

He fell into a toxic downward spiral of drugs, and copped abuse from his alcoholic father, but Dale Thomas Robertson was praised for being the “father figure” of his family. Robertson, 25, endured a turbulent upbringing that tested his resilience, a Rockhampton court heard. He pleaded guilty in the Rockhampton District Court to a string […]

Polk County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday charged a Hardee County man with conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine, trafficking methamphetamine and purchasing methamphetamine after he attempted to buy 2 kilograms of the drug from undercover detectives. According to an arrest affidavit, Jose Antonio Alfaro, 55, of 1409 Lost Acres Drive, Wauchula, signed over the title for his […]

NEW ORLEANS, L.A. — A man wanted for operating several meth labs around Chautauqua County has been arrested in Louisiana. Investigators said Christopher Swanson was caught in New Orleans early Saturday morning and charged with Unlawful Manufacture of Methamphetamine. Swanson was wanted for operating a methamphetamine lab in Westfield. He was also wanted by the […]

COMSTOCK TOWNSHIP, MI — A fire that ripped through a Comstock Township house Friday may have been cause by methamphetamine production, police say. Comstock Township Fire Department responded to the blaze at about 3:30 p.m. Friday in the 600 block of Rex Street. Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the scene after firefighters found […]

Robert Chouest, 31, of Cut Off, Louisiana, was charged in the May 22, 2013, killing of Shawn Galjour, 41, of Larose After two-and-a-half hours of deliberation, jurors on Saturday were deadlocked 9-3 in a decision on his fate During his testimony, Chouest said he’d taken about eight Percocet pain pills and smoked about five rocks […]

What exactly took place in your hotel room before you arrived? How clean is your bed? And is the guy next door paying less than you? In most cases, the hotel doesn’t want you to know. Yahoo Travel went looking for answers. Here are the nine things hotels do not want you to know about […]

CRESTVIEW – A 42-year-old St. Augustine woman is accused of having methamphetamine after being stopped for excessive speed and having an expired tag. Catherine Michelle Rittell was stopped on Interstate 10 on March 14 doing 90 mph, according to the arrest report. Her vehicle’s registration had expired in 2013. She was not able to locate […]

A WA mother who managed to kick a long-term methamphetamine addiction after the death of her partner says an addiction service opening in WA’s South West is long overdue. Renee Pitt was an alcoholic living on the streets of Perth at the age of 13. By 21 she had swapped the bottle for methamphetamine and […]

CANTON — An undercover drug bust landed two Canton teens behind bars. Village police on Wednesday charged Keith B. Christy, 18, of 92 Morrill Road, and Logan K. Sibbitts, 19, of 414 Irish Settlement Road, each with a count of felony fifth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance. Police charge that about 8:30 p.m. Dec. […]

A recently dismantled large-scale drug operation was carried out in small residential neighborhoods across Indianapolis and Greenwood. The drug ring stretched from Arizona to Indiana and the cartel shipped heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine from homes and businesses across the city. The operation came to an end Tuesday, authorities announced Thursday. During the 15-month investigation, authorities […]

WISCONSIN RAPIDS –  When authorities recently served a warrant on a residence they say was housing a meth lab, it brought to light a growing problem in some central Wisconsin cities. Wisconsin Rapids police area seeing an increase in methamphetamine in the city, Detective Nathan Reblin said. “We’re seeing it on traffic stops; we’re seeing […]

The Border Patrol announced Friday that agents seized nearly $1.4 million worth of narcotics at the Interstate 5 checkpoint in San Clemente in the past week. On Wednesday afternoon, a suspicious 2008 Toyota Camry was stopped at Crown Valley Parkway. A drug-sniffing dog alerted agents, who found 1.2 pounds of black tar heroin, 17.2 pounds […]

“I was on the verge of losing everything — my family, my job, everything that was important to me— all because I made the decision to ‘just try’ smoking meth one time.” That one decision led Terri down the darkest road she said she has ever traveled — one filled with drugs, deception, depression and […]

There are so many positive things the Bakken oil development has created in western North Dakota. The Dickinson Press has been filled with stories of people finding a new start in life. Unprecedented wealth has filled the tax coffers of state government. New stores and restaurants once only located in larger cities have been built […]

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) – A Lufkin man who allegedly forced two teenage girls, ages 17 and 15, to use methamphetamine before he sexually assaulted them was one of the 66 people recently indicted by an Angelina County grand jury. Brandon Lee Pipkin is still being held in the Angelina County Jail on two first-degree felony […]