Archive for June, 2015

Prosecutors have filed drug and spousal battery charges against a Cuesta College employee already under investigation for allegedly sending private college personnel data to a personal email account. Lacey Fowler, who is on leave from her position as a human resources analyst at Cuesta College, had already been charged with one felony count of illegally […]

Washington County Sheriff’s Office responded to a home invasion in Afton, followed van tracks in the snow to a homeless woman with drugs in her bra, and the suspect ended up with 68 days in county jail plus probation. Kate Irene Oney, 34, of South St. Paul pleaded guilty to fifth-degree possession of methamphetamine. She […]

A Tennessee man accused of kidnapping and raping a woman in north-central Oregon was arraigned Monday in Gilliam County Circuit Court. William T. Cooter, 46, of Greeneville, Tennessee, was arrested east of Arlington on westbound Interstate 84 after the woman called 911 at about 6:12 a.m. Saturday. He is being held at the Northern Oregon […]

HENDERSON COUNTY, N.C. — Police have arrested a man they say exposed himself to customers at a gas station. Matthew Hughey, 25, was arrested on Sunday at the Exxon station on Upward Road. Police believe he was on meth when he pulled his pants down in the store. He allegedly ran outside and jumped a […]

Fayette County deputies arrested two Rio Grande Valley men Friday after finding about 20 pounds of methamphetamine hidden in their vehicle during a traffic stop. Deputies stopped a Ford F-150 truck on Interstate 10 at the 659 mile-marker at about 10:12 a.m., according to a news release from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy […]

LAPORTE | A husband and wife were charged Monday with dealing methamphetamine allegedly cooked inside a Kingsford Heights home where six children lived. The six children did not appear harmed by the potentially deadly vapors created by a reaction of the chemicals used in making the narcotic, authorities said. Ronald Walters, II, and Tammy Walters, […]

RIVERSIDE ( — A Riverside family is suing a nurse and a home-health agency after a young special-needs boy was severely burned while under care. Adam Bautista, 4, was born with an undeveloped brain, and requires constant medical care as he remains in a largely vegetative state. In March, Bautista’s parents were told by a […]

FAIRBANKS—The scales weren’t a tip-off, but the 8 pounds of methamphetamine allegedly found in a Fairbanks gold-buying office this month led police to suspect an ex-employee was distributing the drug. Two Fairbanks men had federal court dates scheduled for this week on drugs charges that stem from the suspicions of a retail gold assessing store […]

ELKHART — An Elkhart man was arrested Saturday night, June 27, on preliminary charges of meth manufacturing after a traffic stop near Main and Crawford streets. Officers stopped a moped driver for a traffic violation at 9:57 p.m., according to Sgt. Chris Snyder of the Elkhart Police Department. Officers discovered that the driver, Lee Alan […]

SOUTHERN INDIANA — A Georgia man said to be a major supplier of methamphetamine and Opana to the Southern Indiana region was arrested Wednesday, according to a news release from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. Charles Pruett, 33, was arrested in Bremen, Ga., and found in possession of several illegal drugs, including three-quarters of a […]

The Sinaloa cartel and other Mexican drug organizations are making a new push to build markets for methamphetamine on Long Island and in New York City, placing samples of the powerful drug inside their cocaine and heroin shipments to get customers hooked, law enforcement officials said.

Tunnels used by drug dealers to sneak narcotics and cash from Mexico into the United States could also become an underground route for Islamic State terrorists to enter the country, a former FBI agent is warning.  “Drug dealers have found a way to move money without it being followed,” the former agent, Tyrone Powers, said, […]

ST PETERSBURG — An overdose during the weekend and the discovery of a mobile home lab showcase a resurgent crime problem in Pinellas County: Methamphetamine activity, by one measure, has nearly doubled in the past six months. Deputies discovered the overdose victim in the intersection of Alternate 19 and Klosterman Road and made three arrests […]

(Stillwater, Okla.) — A Freightliner semi-truck driver accused of being under the influence of methamphetamine while he was traveling eastbound in the westbound lane of Highway 33 in a no-passing zone has been ordered to stand trial on a first-degree manslaughter charge in a head-on collision that took the life of the driver of a […]

A Rome woman remained in jail Sunday without bond after being accused of having methamphetamine and other drugs at her home, according to Floyd County Jail reports.  According to reports: Brandy Ray Bradford, 36, of 2531 Shorter Ave., Lot 31, was arrested at her home at 5:10 p.m. Sunday after police found plastic bags of […]

GOSHEN — Some Goshen-area homes are standing vacant. On a window or door is taped the reason why. “Unfit for human habitation,” states fluorescent pink health department notices. The notices are gaudy reminders of how prevalent methamphetamine addiction is in local communities. Besides the human toll of broken families, incarceration and wrecked lives, the drug […]

Dealers have found an inventive way of dispensing their drug of choice — Tic-Tac containers. Drug and Organized Crime detectives have charged a 23-year-old man and a 17-year-old girl with drug offences after they busted the pair with 14 g of meth, $5000 cash, digital scales and a small amount of cannabis. Acting Superintendent Clint […]

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Complaints of chemical odors led Tulsa police to a motel where five people were arrested in connection to manufacturing methamphetamine. Police say four men and one woman were trying to dismantle the meth lab at the Super 8 when officers arrived Friday night. The suspects were arrested on suspicion of manufacturing […]

A crackdown on drugs in North Korea is sending many users across the country on long trips in pursuit of their means of pleasure. “Border control has become a lot tighter, making methamphetamine harder to get”, a source in Ryanggang Province told Daily NK. The blanket crackdowns, aimed at curtailing defections, illegal phone calls and […]

GUWAHATI: The city continues to receive a steady supply of popular party drug crystal meth, as crystal methamphetamine is popularly called, in spite of repeated attempts by the narcotic control agencies to seize consignments of the drug. Sources in the state excise department said illegal meth factories dot the India-Myanmar border and the drug makes […]

A drug trafficker who used his cellphone to text photos of a man who was kidnapped, tortured and murdered during a drug deal gone south has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.The office of U.S. Attorney Laura E. Duffy said Juan Castro-Navarro, 43, of Sinaloa, Mexico, was sentenced in a federal courtroom in San […]

An Otoe County Sheriff’s Office deputy performing a traffic stop on a vehicle Sunday at 6:36 p.m. for having expired registration tags led to an arrest of a Nehawka woman. was arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine; possession of drug paraphernalia; and possession of a controlled substance, not in the original […]

A St. Paul woman and man face felony drug charges after getting caught stealing at Wal-Mart. Sylvia Pearl Cramer, 29, was charged with fifth-degree possession. She appears in court June 24. According to the complaint: Cramer was concealing makeup in her pockets at the business in the 10200 block of Hudson Road. She admitted to […]

CEDAR RAPIDS | A man who was found with meth hidden in his prosthetic leg will remain in jail until his trial for federal drug charges. Jason Gauthier, 40, and six others were charged earlier this month for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in an operation that included Waterloo. Authorities allege they intercepted 11 phone calls […]

A crash in Porterville led to the arrest of a Visalia man accused of having more than six pounds of crystal methamphetamine. Porterville police were called to the area of the Porterville Developmental Center at Blue Heron and Worth Drive where a crash occurred. Alejandro Cabrera was transported to Kaweah Delta Medical Center for his […]