Archive for November, 2015

Comments Off on Police bust all-in-the-family Methamphetamine drug ring with arrest of 45-year-old man and his two teen children

BESUT, Nov 29 — The police have uncovered an ‘all-in-the-family’ drug ring in Hulu Besut, with the arrest of a man and his two teenage children and seizure of an assortment of drugs. The drugs, comprising several packets of methamphetamine and cannabis were seized about 4.30pm yesterday, during a raid at a house in Kampung […]

Comments Off on Joe Vasquero Torres, 24, of Dallas, caught in stolen pickup faces sex crime charges for prostituting 16-year-old girl and possession of Methamphetamine

DALLAS (AP) – A man is facing sex crime charges after police caught him in a stolen pickup truck with a 16-year-old girl he had sex with and forced into prostitution. The Dallas Morning News reports ( ) that 24-year-old Joe Vasquero Torres has been charged with sexual assault of a child, sex trafficking of […]

Comments Off on 11-Year-old boy who was a hit-and-run victim played in room above active Methamphetamine lab; Cynthia A. Morris, 33, and Loyal C. Williams, 36, of Alliance, arrested

Alliance police have dedicated almost a month looking for the driver who fled the scene after striking an 11-year-old boy in front of an East State Street McDonald’s. On Friday, they arrested the boy’s aunt and her live-in boyfriend on felony drug and child-endangering charges after a methamphetamine lab was discovered in the couple’s basement. […]

Comments Off on College student, Sarah Furay, 19, arrested after police find ‘Methamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana, ecstasy and packaging materials in her apartment’ is revealed as daughter of top Texas Drug enforcement agent

Sarah Furay gained national attention after she grinned for her mugshot following her arrest by College Station officers earlier this month The 19-year-old Texas college student was arrested after police found cocaine, marijuana, ecstasy and methamphetamine in her apartment She has now been revealed as the daughter of Bill Furay, a supervising agent for the […]

Comments Off on Murder suspect, Brandy B. Shaddox, 37, of Branson, charged with Methamphetamine and drug possession

A Branson woman facing first-degree murder charges has also been charged with drug possession in an unrelated case. According to court documents, Brandy B. Shaddox, 37, was arrested Sept. 10 on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine and paraphernalia. Shaddox was stopped Sept. 10 by a Missouri Highway Patrolman when the trooper saw a brown 1995 […]

Comments Off on Traffic stop in Buffalo County yields large Methamphetamine and drug bust, multiple charges against Julie M. Dahlby, 32, of La Crosse

A La Crosse woman faces multiple felony drug charges in Buffalo County after a traffic stop yielded what authorities described as potentially the largest seizure of methamphetamine following a traffic stop in the county. Julie M. Dahlby, 32, has an arraignment hearing Dec. 17 in Buffalo County Circuit Court; she was arrested Nov. 14 in […]

Comments Off on Buchanan County Drug Strike Force Seizes $445,000 in Methamphetamine; Lisa McLaughlin, 58, Arrested

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – On Friday, November 27th, investigators from the Buchanan County Drug Strike Force seized nearly half a million dollars in methamphetamine from a woman while executing a warrant. Lisa McLaughlin, 58,  was wanted out of Benton County on stealing and drug related charges. While searching the vehicle, investigators found approximately 380 grams […]

Comments Off on Addiction: The Gap Between Science And Perception

Several years ago, the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) defined addiction as follows: “…addiction is not about drugs, it’s about brains. It is not the substances a person uses that make them an addict; it is not even the quantity or frequency of use. Addiction is about what happens in a person’s brain when […]

Comments Off on Two-day-old newborn baby tests positive for Methamphetamine, Paw Paw couple facing charges

PAW PAW, MI – A Paw Paw couple are facing drug and child abuse charges after their newborn baby tested positive for methamphetamine, authorities said Wednesday. Van Buren County sheriff’s deputies and narcotics detectives began investigating the 35-year-old man and 25-year-old woman Tuesday after they were contacted by Children’s Protective Services workers at 6:25 p.m. […]

Comments Off on Former Methamphetamine user, Kayla Wilks-Willford, 25, tweaks life toward recovery

Rather than teach her how to cook dinner, Kayla Wilks-Willford’s mother taught her how to inject methamphetamine. “That’s all she did, so that’s what I wanted to do too, I guess,” Kayla said. Seven years later, following her most recent visit to jail — from July to October — Kayla said her mind is set […]

Comments Off on Plato’s Closet resale shop clerks find Methamphetamine pipe in woman’s clothes

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – A woman who went to sell her clothes at a Jonesboro resale shop should have checked her pockets more closely. Just before 2:30 p.m. Tuesday police were called to Plato’s Closet, 2100 Red Wolf Blvd., after an employee reported finding a meth pipe in a bag of clothing. According to the […]

Comments Off on National Meth Awareness Day is Monday November 30; Detective John Higgins of the Kennett Police Department talks about his experience

November 30th is National Meth Awareness Day. Detective John Higgins of the Kennett Police Department was willing to take the time to talk a little about his experience in combatting the drug problem in the Bootheel. According to Higgins, methamphetamine is the second largest problem in this region. ” For ninety percent of people that […]

Comments Off on Teresa Bennet, 34, of Burley, Sumor Myrene Handcock, 36, Christopher Daniel Maddox, 43, Russell Eugene Andreen, 23, and T’Grae James LaVerne Dotson, 24, all of Twin Falls, and Alan Mark Kosek, 22, of Buhl, Arrested on Methamphetamine and Drug Charges at Twin Falls Motel 6

 TWIN FALLS • Six people inside a Twin Falls motel room were arrested and arraigned on drug charges ranging from misdemeanor frequenting to felony possession with intent to deliver. Christopher Daniel Maddox, 43, and Russell Eugene Andreen, 23, both of Twin Falls face the most serious charges of felony possession of a controlled substance with […]

Hamilton County (WTVC) — The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department arrested a U.S. Postal employee while on duty Thursday, and charged him with possession of heroin, methamphetamine and assorted drug paraphernalia. HCSD Spokesman Matt Lea says after a several month investigation, agents from the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General and Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office […]

Comments Off on U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers Seize $1.5 Million in Crystal Methamphetamine at the Laredo Port of Entry

Laredo, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized a significant amount of crystal methamphetamine valued at $1.5 million during an enforcement action. “This was an excellent interception from our CBP officers,” said Acting Port Director Alberto Flores, Laredo Port of Entry.  “This seizure demonstrates how the officers’ determination, utilization of technology and […]

Comments Off on All-time Record for Methamphetamine Related Incidents Continues to Grow in Maine

Mattawamkeag, Me – The record for methamphetamine incidents in the State continues to grow, the 51st was earlier today. This is seventh time in the past two weeks, the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency has responded to a methamphetamine incident – the latest an outside location in Mattawamkeag. Tuesday the MDEA meth lab response team was […]

Comments Off on ‘Night of horror’: Shavontae Green, 26, of Omaha, sentenced to decades in prison for rape, torture of 38-year-old woman over laptop – blamed Methamphetamine

An Omaha woman will serve at least 25 years in prison for her part in a “night of horror” that included the savage torture and rape of a woman over payment for a laptop computer. Douglas County District Judge J Russell Derr sentenced Shavontae Green, 26, to 51 to 65 years in prison — a […]

Comments Off on Crystal Methamphetamine: The ‘nuclear weapon’ of drugs

Since 2010, 22 people have been convicted for felony crystal methamphetamine trafficking, distribution or possession in the Wood River Valley. In addition, a handful of Blaine County jail inmates and Wood River Valley residents are currently awaiting court appearances for various methamphetamine charges.     “Unfortunately, it still is a very accessible drug in the valley,” […]

Comments Off on Stealing cows for Methamphetamine: Oklahoma links cattle thefts to drug use

OKEENE, Okla. — It likely took thieves a bag of feed, a cattle trailer and 15 minutes to steal 20 cows from rancher Doug Barnes. It took about three months for him to find out. “I could tell someone had been here, but I had a neighbor who had some cows out and I thought […]

Comments Off on Methamphetamine lab found in van at gas station in Bettendorf; Erin Gehn, Robert Shannon, and Tyler Saunders, all of Davenport, and Brock Beert of Long Grove, arrested

Investigators said they found a meth lab and meth-making ingredients in a van at a gas station in Bettendorf, Iowa. A tip led Scott County authorities to begin their investigation in Long Grove on Monday, November 23, 2015.  Their focus narrowed to a blue van, which they found traveling in Davenport at about 8 a.m. […]

Comments Off on Hawaii rehab centers see influx of older Methamphetamine addicts

KANEOHE, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) – Lani Higaki admits he’s in pretty bad shape. “In June, I went to the hospital. I got pneumonia. I couldn’t breathe,” said Higaki, a 54-year-old methamphetamine addict. Over the past year, Higaki has had two heart surgeries. Now he’s in a nursing home so he can concentrate on his recovery. “Right […]

Comments Off on Michelle Lynch, 43, and Ashley Lynch 18, mother, daughter, charged after two children found in suspected Akron Methamphetamine lab

AKRON, Ohio — A mother and daughter are among five people charged after police said they found two children inside a suspected meth lab. Michelle Lynch, 43, is the mother of the children. She is charged with first-degree felony count of manufacturing meth, two second-degree felony counts of child endangering and fourth-degree charges of possessing […]

Comments Off on Jessica Barber, 27, and Michael Locher, 37, arrested in Scioto County for running Methamphetamine lab in home with two-year-old

SCIOTO COUNTY, OH – Two Scioto County residents were arrested Nov. 20 for making meth while law enforcement officials were looking for a man in violation of his parole. Scioto County Probation officers went to a mobile home on the 1300 block of Main Street West in Portsmouth, Oh, while searching for Michael Locher, 37, […]

Comments Off on Kimberly Huff, 35, and Jimmie Butler, 51, of Autryville, severely burned in possible Methamphetamine lab explosion in Sampson County

AUTRYVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) – The Sampson County Sheriff’s Office and the Sampson County Fire Marshal are investigating a possible meth lab explosion that left two people severely burned Monday morning in Autryville. The fire was reported at approximately 5:20 a.m. at 1920 Leroy Autry Road. Before the structure fire call came in, Sampson County EMS […]

Comments Off on Zane Paul O’Neal, 22, of Midland, pleads guilty in Methamphetamine drug intoxication death of Sandy Brooke Franklin

A 22-year-old Midland man faces an agreed sentence of 23 years in federal prison after pleading guilty Thursday to his role in a woman’s methamphetamine intoxication death, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Texas.  Sandy Brooke Franklin died July 29 at Midland Memorial Hospital after exhibiting […]