Archive for June, 2015

BEIJING— China has admitted that more than 14 million people or about one percent of the country’s massive population has used drugs. It has also disclosed for the first time that drug use has spread to as much as 90 percent of the country’s cities, districts and counties. Chinese authorities are also finding it increasingly […]

A Vanderburgh County woman is in jail after her child’s grandparents turned in videos of her allegedly smoking meth into authorities on Wednesday. Lisa M. Saubier, 34, is preliminarily charged with child neglect and three drug-related charges. According to the probable cause affidavit against her, the investigation into Saubier started Wednesday after the grandparents of […]

MARSHALL COUNTY, OK— Oklahoma narcotics agents say they discovered a lot more than they bargained for when they busted a local woman for meth. Undercover agents say they were tipped off that a woman living on Soward Road in Marshall County was selling methamphetamine from her home. They posed as customers, but during the exchange […]

Blowing past cocaine to No. 2 in usage across Texas, methamphetamine poses the greatest drug threat to Southeast Texans, say local undercover agents tracking illicit drug trends. Marijuana remains the most seized drug in the state, according to a recent annual report by UT-Austin. Meanwhile, the state is reporting record numbers of meth-related deaths and […]

In 2013, 246 million people worldwide—one of every 20 people between the ages of 15 and 64—used an illegal drug. Some 27 million of those are problem drug users suffering from addiction, dependence, or other disorders. Combined, they would make up the 27th largest country in the world—nearly the size of Malaysia’s population. So how […]

SANTA ANA – A man accused of killing a transgender woman told police he accidentally strangled her during a sexual encounter in the backseat of his car, according to testimony Wednesday. Randy Lee Parkerson, 39, is charged with one count of felony murder in the death of 28-year-old transgender activist Zoraida Reyes, whose body was […]

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A man suffered chemical burns and other injuries in the explosion of a methamphetamine lab at an apartment attached to a Bozeman motel. Police Capt. Jim Veltkamp says the victim called 911 at about 7:45 p.m. Wednesday to report the explosion. Officers say the man had injuries to his torso and […]

MARTIN COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) – What started as a meth lab complaint, turned into a larger problem. Martin County sheriff’s deputies are investigating a fire that happened in the Beauty community Wednesday night. They do not know if the fire was caused by an explosion or arson. Martin County officials were called to a suspicious […]

The Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement team Wednesday arrested three people on drug charges and outstanding warrants after investigators served a search warrant at a motel in Medford. According to a Medford Police Department news release, MADGE investigators served a search warrant just before noon on a room at the Motel 6 on Biddle […]

In 2014, the adult market for pharmaceutical stimulants in the US overtook the long-reigning children’s market. Thanks to the eagerness of many doctors to prescribe so-called ADHD drugs, every high school in the country is sloshing with enough amphetamine to keep five Panzer divisions awake during an extended Africa campaign. But now, for the first […]

May 24, 2013 CHATOM — James Ryan Booth will spend the rest of his life in prison after pleading guilty to 11 sex-abuse charges and one drug charge earlier this year.  Bound in neon yellow handcuffs and wearing standard black-and-white stripes, Booth, 34, of Wagarville said little on Monday as Circuit Judge Robert Montgomery sentenced […]

MARION, Kan. – People in Marion County, one hour north of Wichita, say they are stunned by the rape of a 13-year-old girl over the weekend. It happened in a rural part of the county at 7:30 in the morning. Sheriff’s officers arrested two suspects, ages 19 and 21.  KSN is not naming the suspects […]

A La Farge woman who was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia reportedly smuggled a methamphetamine pipe into the Monroe County Jail. An inmate reported on June 6 that 26-year-old Cassandra M. Carmody produced a pipe and a small plastic bag after hiding it inside herself, according to the sheriff’s department report. The inmate also […]

Fargo police say a man high on methamphetamine murdered two people this week, and one attack appears random. Officers responded to the first killing on Monday afternoon. They found 45-year-old Clarence Flowers dead with more than 50 stab wounds. Early Tuesday morning, police were called to a second location where 24-year-old Samuel Traut, a Sartell […]

A Huntington Beach man who police said ran naked through a neighborhood while high on methamphetamine was cited and released Saturday night. Police officers responded to a call about a naked man running from yard to yard at about 10:25 p.m. near Hartford Avenue and Delaware Street, said Police Department spokeswoman Jennifer Marlatt. Officers detained […]

Deanna Bargeman, 27, of Lakewood Drive in Jacksonville was arrested June 23 by Onslow County Sheriff’s Office on two charges of possession and distribution of a methamphetamine precursor; possession of drug paraphernalia; conspiracy; and possession with intent to manufacture, sell or distribute methamphetamine. Bargeman and two others are accused of making methamphetamine and of possessing […]

CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) – One man arrested Tuesday night after police said he crashed his car into the Water Garden at 1901 North Shoreline Boulevard and fled on foot, trying to hide drugs behind the seawall before police arrived. It was around 11:50 p.m. when officers were called out to the Water Garden. A […]

In a twist on border drug smuggling, an El Paso woman was arrested Tuesday for allegedly smuggling crystal methamphetamine into Juárez, officials said. Chihuahua state police arrested Jennyffer Rodriguez, 23, after she was allegedly found with a kilo of crystal meth in downtown Juárez, the Chihuahua attorney general’s office said. Police had received information that […]

The Medicine Hat Police Service and the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams have arrested and charged 12 suspected methamphetamine dealers in the city. The suspects were arrested Tuesday, and two homes were searched in relation to the investigation, which was aimed at street-level methamphetamine trafficking in the city. “We’re heavily intelligence based, and we receive […]

The state’s Department of Child Safety is looking into who knew what and when in a deadly child abuse case. A 4-year-old girl from Surprise, Ariz., weighed just 15 pounds when she died. It was back in 2011 when DCS was contacted after methamphetamine was discovered in 4-year-old Alexandra Torcerro’s system. Her mom, Rosemary Velazco, […]

MONETT, Mo. — The Monett Police Department has submitted information seeking murder charges against a Monett man after the deaths of two women who were found in their homes on Saturday. Charges of second degree murder and delivery of a controlled substance will be sought against Alexander Calhoun, 35, according to Tim Schweder, Monett police […]

ROCKINGHAM — A woman already facing felony drug charges recently picked up three additional misdemeanors. According to a magistrate’s order, 22-year-old Lindsay Blake Polston was arrested Monday after Deputy Danteaus Williams of the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office found drugs and paraphernalia on her. Polston, of Dockery Road, Rockingham, was allegedly in possession of spoons, needles, […]

WASHINGTON COUNTY – Two of four remaining suspects wanted in the Washington County Drug Task Force meth round-up, which has taken place over the course of the last several days, are now in custody. Christon Faith Patrick and Larry Martin Mercer were apprehended in Washington County without incident. William Lowell Rogers and Bridgette Teresa Ward […]

BEIJING –  China says Southeast Asia’s lawless ‘Golden Triangle’ region remains the overwhelming source of the heroin and methamphetamine used in the country. A Cabinet report on China’s drug situation released Wednesday underscores the threat posed by the region incorporating parts of Laos, Myanmar and Thailand, despite efforts at cross-border cooperation. It said that 90 […]

LINN — Two inmates of the Osage County jail are facing charges of Delivery of a Controlled Substance after one of the women allegedly attempted to smuggle methamphetamine as she was being booked into the jail. According to Osage County Sheriff Michael Dixon, 38-year-old inmate Sammi Shockley of Vienna spoke to an incoming inmate, 33-year-old […]