Archive for April, 2016

A convicted rapist from Claiborne Parish is accused of raping a 17-year-old female inmate inside the Union Parish Detention Center while he is awaiting sentencing on Tuesday. Union Parish sheriff’s deputies said Demarcus Shavez Peyton, 28, of Homer, has been charged with third-degree rape after being allowed inside an isolation cell with the teenager after […]

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Police arrested a Great Falls woman on suspicion of felony endangerment in the death of her 10-month-old daughter, who prosecutors say had been exposed to methamphetamine and whose body was found in a “freezing cold” room in January. Misty Marie Cutburth was arrested Thursday, the Great Falls Tribune reported. Court […]

HARTSELLE — A Morgan County woman is accused of taking her 8-year-old child into a hotel room where police seized methamphetamine, syringes, meth pipes and straws, authorities said. Crystal Hubbard Riddle, 33, 29 Fieldcrest Private Drive, is charged with drug endangerment of a child, and misdemeanors possession of drug paraphernalia and loitering in a drug […]

Two Garfield County men were arrested last week in connection with a motel party involving methamphetamine, cocaine and at least three underage girls. On the evening of April 20, a 26-year-old man contacted Glenwood Springs police concerned that his 17-year-old cousin had been missing all day. She had posted a photo of herself holding a […]

MIAMI COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) – Three Marion County women were arrested on methamphetamine charges in Miami County early Friday morning. According to Indiana State Police, a traffic stop around 12:05 a.m., led to the arrests of Marissa Clark, 22, Michael Davis, 45, and Birdena Davis, 24. Police said their vehicle was pulled over on State […]

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. – Two Michiana residents are facing federal drug charges after an Indiana State Police trooper found 6 kilograms of methamphetamine in their vehicle. The drugs had allegedly been buried at a home in Michigan. Lorenzo Eaton and Holly Nivens have been charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, Conspiracy […]

PAMELIA — Michael J. Desormeau, 27, who was residing in the Royal Inn, room 209, was charged with third-degree manufacturing methamphetamine on April 26. State Police were investigating Mr. Desormeau as part of a petit larceny complaint from a Walmart store on Feb. 5. Mr. Desormeau was charged with petit larceny that day. During the […]

Two men were arrested on manufacturing or delivery of a controlled substance charges after authorities executed a search warrant late Thursday night and recovered 443 grams of methamphetamine from a Waco motel, McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara said. Michael Dean Yepma, 58, and Robert Allen Guinn, 49, were arrested after officers with the McLennan County […]

U.S. Customs and Border Protection says it arrested two women and seized more than a quarter of a million dollars worth of methamphetamine and marijuana during two bridge inspections. Officers say the first seizure took place Sunday at Gateway International Bridge when a canine unit indicated there might be narcotics in the 2002 black Saturn […]

Meth in the News – April 29, 2016

Posted: 29th April 2016 by Doc in Uncategorized

Meth in the News Professor Nicholas E Goeders For this Meth in the News column each week, I typically pick two or three news items from the past week or so and devote the entire column to those reports. I wondered recently, however, if some readers think that I have to search and search for […]

Double Springs, Ala. — According to State Troopers, Sidney Ray Stockman Jr, 46, was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance, trafficking methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia on Monday. Stockman, of Double Springs, was arrested as a result of a traffic stop. State Troopers discovered over 50 grams of crystal methamphetamine, […]

NEW BERN, Craven County – The Craven County Sheriff’s Office said deputies and the Coastal Narcotics Enforcement Team have busted the third meth lab in the county this month. In a press release from the Craven County Sheriff’s Office, three people have been arrested in this latest meth bust for operating a lab on Victory […]

WALKER COUNTY, Ga. — The Walker County Sheriff’s Department says a routine traffic stop for speeding on Georgia Highway 2 near McFarland Road Wednesday afternoon by a Walker County Sheriff’s Office deputy led to the discovery of two pounds of methamphetamine ICE and $14,000 in cash. Sheriff Steve Wilson says Deputy Zach Simpson stopped 54-year-old […]

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) – Idaho Falls Police arrested two people for drugs and warrants after they were caught prowling in an Idaho Falls neighborhood early Thursday morning. 27-year-old Ashlee M. Talich of Middleton was arrested for three Bonneville County warrants, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. 19-year-old Fabian Almeida of Idaho Falls […]

St. Johns County sheriff’s deputies say they have seen a rise in meth labs as they shut down pill mills. One of the biggest meth labs they’ve seen in recent years was located at a manufactured home along Ravenswood Drive, just south of Crookshank Elementary School. Four people were arrested in March in connection with […]

Crystal meth use is on the rise in Regina, and police say the drug is linked to several other types of crime on city streets. Addictions counsellor Rand Teed says crystal meth has become increasingly available in Regina over the past three years. “Substance abuse is reaching epidemic proportions,” Teed said. “I’ve run into a […]

The fallout from meth use is being felt in Motueka where social leaders point to the drug as one of the community’s big challenges. Lisa Lawrence, Motueka Family Service Centre Kaiwhakahaere (Manager) said she found meth use in the Motueka area was not necessarily a lower socio-economic issue. “It’s an across the board issue and […]

COLUMBUS, Ind. — When three brothers in Bartholomew County went to school this week, they brought more than your normal school supplies. Police say they had drug paraphernalia they allegedly got from their mother. Administrators at Columbus’ Southside Elementary School calls CPS saying three brothers ages 12, 11 and 9 brought drug paraphernalia to school […]

Lori Mellons-Trent and Elissa Estep are behind bars after a meth lab was found Monday in Kingsport. On Monday, around 3:30pm, Kingsport police was dispatched to Union Street in Kingsport to check on the general welfare of a female resident. Upon their arrival, officers located Mellons-Trent and Estep. An active meth lab was discovered inside […]

Customs agents seized about 152 pounds of liquid meth that was found in the gas tank of a vehicle trying to cross through the DeConcini port of entry in Nogales. On April 23, a drug dog alerted to the Ford SUV and the vehicle was sent to a secondary inspection, according to a Customs and […]

CORTLAND, N.Y. — A traffic stop led to troopers discovering an extensive methamphetamine lab at a residence in Cortland County, the New York State Police said. On Tuesday troopers, with help from the Cortland County Drug Task Force, arrested Michael J. Gohl and Patrick W. Mott during a traffic stop on River Street in the […]

Nogales-area customs officers seized nearly $1.8 million in drugs over the past week, including 25 pounds of heroin, 29 pounds of cocaine and more than 300 pounds of methamphetamine — with 152 pounds of liquid meth seized in a single case, authorities said. On Friday, officers at the Mariposa crossing arrested a 51-year-old Tucson woman […]

A Breckenridge, Minnesota, woman who was being arrested on a domestic assault charge was also being charged on two felony drug counts earlier this month. Tricia Gill, 43, made her first appearance in Wilkin County District Court Monday, April 4 to face second- and third-degree felony drug charges as well as one count of obstruction/interference […]

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – The meth epidemic continues to wreak havoc across West Michigan. The meth crackdown involved a variety of agencies and police departments. We rode along with Battle Creek police, as they hit the streets to target well-established meth operations. It’s a Wednesday afternoon, but this is no ordinary work day […]

Methamphetamine-related crimes cost San Diego county taxpayers thousands of dollars but drug treatment outreach efforts could help save money, according to a SANDAG case study. A Criminal Justice Flash report was released Wednesday by the SANDAG Criminal Justice Research Division. It highlighted the impact of meth-related crime and the results of follow-up efforts to keeps […]