Archive for March, 2016

Comments Off on Iron/Garfield/Beaver Narcotics Task Force: Chantel Jensen, 28, of Cedar City, sold Methamphetamine to informant

The Iron/Garfield/Beaver Narcotics Task Force arrested a Cedar City woman after she allegedly sold methamphetamine to an informer. Chantel Jensen, 28, was charged Wednesday with felony distribution of methamphetamine. The sting began when an informant contacted the task force and said a controlled buy could be set up, according to the probable cause statement filed […]

Comments Off on Mende Maureen Wilson, 40, of Kingston, charged with possession of Methamphetamine, drug-related items and theft

A Kingston woman remained in jail Sunday without bond after being accused of having a stolen pistol and methamphetamine. According to Floyd County Jail reports: Mende Maureen Wilson, 40, of 59 Old Rome Road, was arrested Saturday at 8:13 p.m. on Youngs Mill Road after police found methamphetamine, a glass pipe and a stolen pistol […]

Comments Off on Suspect, , Juan Lemus,, 29, swung rabbit by the ears, set it on fire; Under the influence of Methamphetamine

SANTA PAULA, Calif.– Authorities in Ventura County say a 29-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty after allegedly swinging a rabbit around by its ears then lighting it on fire. Police in the city of Santa Paula say the suspecttold investigators Saturday that the rabbit was already dead when he found it […]

Comments Off on Missoula courts see rise in crimes involving children – Officials say violence, neglect linked to Methamphetamine abuse

MISSOULA – A spike in crime involving children has the Missoula District Court struggling to keep its head above water. Officials say the violence and neglect can be linked to methamphetamine abuse. “There’s been a fairly dramatic rise in criminal cases and even more, more dramatic increase in child abuse and neglect cases,” said Montana […]

Comments Off on Provo police arrest Whitney Hubert, 28, and Jeffery Cowles, 27, found sleeping in stolen car; Also found with Methamphetamine and paraphernalia

Two transient individuals were arrested by Provo police officers Friday morning after reportedly being found with methamphetamine and sleeping in a stolen car. Police reports indicate a Provo police officer was dispatched Friday morning to the Boulders Apartments on a report of two individuals sleeping in a stolen Mitsubishi Spyder, reports state. The officer arrived […]

Comments Off on Samantha B. Houston, 28, of Clinton, arrested on Methamphetamine multiple drug charges

CLINTON — A Clinton woman is charged with one felony and three misdemeanor charges resulting from a traffic stop. Samantha B. Houston, 28, 122 1/2 S. Second St., is charged with possession with the intent to deliver a controlled substance, namely morphine, a Class C felony; carrying weapons, an aggravated misdemeanor; possession of a controlled […]

Comments Off on Jury to weigh whether Humboldt County rapist, and chronic Methamphetamine user, Richard Thomas Stobaugh, 59, is a sexually violent predator

Humboldt County Superior Court jury has heard details of crimes committed nearly 30 years ago, but they’re not being asked to decide a defendant’s guilt or innocence: Richard Thomas Stobaugh, the serial “Ski Mask Rapist,” terrorized Eureka in the late 1980s. What the six men and six women on the jury and the woman serving […]

Comments Off on Fighting Methamphetamine in La Porte County

MICHIGAN CITY — The precautions against the proliferation of pseudoephedrine took up much of the discussion at a 2016 Legislative Update from the Minority Health Coalition of La Porte County on Thursday. Rep. Scott Pelath, D-Michigan City, and Eric Evans, public policy specialist for the Indiana Minority Health Coalition, both gave updates about bills of […]

Comments Off on Understanding Crystal Methamphetamine Treatment in California

More and more Californians are abusing methamphetamines or crystal meth. As such, the state has seen a steadily rising number of Californians seeking crystal meth treatment in CA. While many think that crystal meth treatment is more like the treatment of other illicit substances such as heroin, cocaine, and other addicting drugs which people with […]

Comments Off on Methamphetamine use rises sharply in Cape Girardeau area

Methamphetamine already is Cape Girardeau County’s most prevalent hard drug, and it’s gaining in popularity. The Cape Girardeau Police Department already has made more arrests for methamphetamine — 22 — in January and February of 2016 than in all of 2011. The number of arrests have steadily increased during that five-year period: 33 in 2012, […]

Comments Off on Jamie Tapia-Morrow, 30, of Brooklyn Park, and Sara Harrison, 28, of Minneapolis, arrested; 5 children helped sell drugs

Two people were arrested Thursday after investigators conducted a drug enforcement operation in Little Falls in which children were being used to help sell the drugs, according to authorities. Members of the Central Minnesota Violent Offender Task Force, Minnesota’s Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force were conducting the operation in east […]

Comments Off on Vermilion Parish Methamphetamine Arrest Report; Erika Hebert, Stephen Simon and Shane Simon arrested

According to Sheriff Mike Couvillon, the Vermilion Municipal and Sheriff’s Narcotics Task Force made the following arrests for narcotics related offenses within the parish: On 3-8-2016, Agents were conducting criminal patrol inside the city limits of Kaplan and observed Stephen Simon, (dob:4-8-1974, of Kaplan), walking down the street. Agents knew that Simon had active warrants […]

Comments Off on 12 women and men arrested in around 24 hours in neighboring Chautauqua County towns for Methamphetamine

DUNKIRK, N.Y. (WKBW) – A dozen people were arrested in two neighboring Chautauqua County towns for methamphetamine just a day apart. The first three arrests happened at a building on West Main Street in Brocton. Deputies raided an apartment in the building around noon on Wednesday after residents complained of noxious fumes causing breathing problems. […]

Comments Off on Thai police bust Malaysian drug ring, seize millions worth of Methamphetamine and heroin

Thai police arrested 15 members of a Malaysian drug gang which was trying to smuggle millions of dollars worth of crystal methamphetamine and heroin to Malaysia. Thai police were acting on a tip-off that couriers were attempting to smuggle a huge stash of drugs in a train travelling from northern Thailand to the Malaysian town […]

Meth in the News – March 25, 2016

Posted: 25th March 2016 by Doc in Uncategorized
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Any regular reader of this Meth in the News column knows that I maintain my website and write this column because of the children. Although no mother (or father) in her right mind would ever willfully do anything to harm her babies, far too often children become the innocent victims of meth use. I was […]

Comments Off on Lindy Pistone, former manager of RCC Western Store, cooked Methamphetamine in mall store bathroom

ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. — An investigation that began in October 2013 into a meth lab operation producing $4 million worth of the drug led to the indictment of 26 people across the area, according to the State Bureau of Investigation. The meth labs were found at 12 locations in several counties, including the RCC Western […]

Comments Off on Noxious fumes lead police to bust Ashley Muscato, 25, Ashley Guest, 21, and Neale Brown, 24, for Methamphetamine in Brocton

BROCTON, N.Y. (WIVB) — A meth bust in Chautauqua County Thursday led police to jail three locals on serious drug charges. Officers say they began learning about noxious fumes coming from an apartment on West Main Street, causing other residents in the building to have breathing problems. Police who responded late Wednesday night were on […]

Comments Off on Marlina Burrows, 34, and Kelly R. Burrows, 51, arrested ‘actively cooking Methamphetamine’ with 7 children present in Gibson City

51-year-old man and his 34-year-old wife Thursday after they say they found a working meth lab in their home with seven children present. Gibson City Police Chief Steve Cushman said his officers, assisted by agents from the Kankakee Area Metropolitan Enforcement Group and Illinois State Police meth response team, executed a search warrant at a […]

Comments Off on Parolee, pregnant girlfriend arrested on Methamphetamine -related charges in Palmdale

PALMDALE, Calif. (KABC) — A man and his pregnant girlfriend were arrested in Palmdale Wednesday night after leading sheriff’s deputies on a high-speed chase while tossing bags of methamphetamine out of the vehicle’s window. The incident began around 7:45 p.m. as authorities tried to pull the wanted parolee over near 40th Street E. and E. […]

Comments Off on Susannah Donaldson, 52, of Oklahoma City, the driver who killed wife of Thunder assistant, Ingrid Williams, 44, had methamphetamine in her system at time of crash

A driver had methamphetamine in her system when she hit the car driven by the wife of Thunder assistant coach Monty Williams head-on, resulting in their deaths, according to a lab report by the state’s medical examiner. Susannah Donaldson, 52, of Oklahoma City, was going 92 miles per hour 1.2 seconds before the crash and […]

Comments Off on Louisiana State Police traffic stop on I-20 nets weed, kilo of crystal Methamphetamine; Sherman Maurice Gordon, 35, of Okeechobee, Florida, and Jermaine Patrick, 39, of Springhille, Florida, arrested

A traffic stop by Louisiana State Police ended in two arrests and netted a kilo of suspected methamphetamine. Sherman Maurice Gordon, 35, of the 700 block of NW 9th Drive in Okeechobee, Florida, was arrested for distribution of Schedule II CDS (methamphetamine), possession of a Schedule I CDS (marijuana), conspiracy to distribute a Schedule II […]

Comments Off on 17 women and men charged in federal indictments in alleged Methamphetamine ring at Oklahoma State Penitentiary

MUSKOGEE — Federal authorities indicted 17 people in connection with what they allege is an extensive methamphetamine distribution ring from Oklahoma’s highest-security prison to communities across eastern Oklahoma, primarily Tahlequah. Mark Green, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced the indictments during a news conference Thursday in connection with the federal “Home of […]

Comments Off on Charges filed against 27 women and men following Methamphetamine investigation in Clearfield County

DuBOIS — A year long investigation into the production, distribution and possession of methamphetamine has led to warrants being issued for 27 people accused of distributing or possessing illegal drugs in Clearfield . Those 27 individuals, along with six previously arrested, bring the total charged under Operation Icestorm to 33, according to information provided at […]

Comments Off on 26 women and men arrested in Rowan County drug bust responsible for $4 million of Methamphetamine

SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) – A multijurisdictional drug investigation has resulted in the arrest of 26 people who were responsible for making or distributing more than $4 million of methamphetamine. In one case, investigators say the manager of a store in Concord Mills Mall was cooking meth after the store was closed. Twenty six people were […]

Comments Off on Cycles of Stigma and Shame: Gay Men, HIV and Methamphetamine Use

By JD Davids From David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W., is the author of Lust, Men and Meth: A Gay Man’s Guide to Sex and Recovery. He is also a person with HIV, therapist and clinical hypnotherapist in private practice in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, who serves as the mental health and HIV expert for’s “Ask […]