Archive for June, 2016

THIBODAUX, LA. – – Thibodaux Police arrested two people for possession of methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia after a welfare checkup turned into a five hour stand-off. A concerned person called police early Wednesday morning, saying Melissa Rodrigue was possibly being held against her will by her ex-boyfriend Jordan Landry. When officers arrived at Rodrigue’s […]

DALTON, Ga. — A post on the Facebook page of Precious Possessions Preschool & Daycare in Dalton says a former employee has been arrested and charged with trying to sell methamphetamine to an undercover officer in the daycare’s parking lot. Whitfield County authorities later confirmed the arrest. The daycare is located at 2511 Cleveland Highway […]

A Sydney student who doubled as a drug dealing sex worker has been warned by a judge that her fate rests on an assessment report that will determine whether or not she goes to jail. As a biochemistry student at Western Sydney University, Madeline Christine Sawyer’s days were largely spent with her head buried in […]

Two people were arrested on drug-related charges following a chase Monday that reached speeds of 100 mph, according to a news release from the Etowah County Drug Enforcement Unit. William Pruitt, 25, Gadsden, and Carrie Mitchell, 18, Rainbow City, are charged with unlawful possession of methamphetamine, second-degree unlawful possession of marijuana, unlawful possession of drug […]

ROGERSVILLE — Two Hawkins County men who provided meth to three juveniles ages 17, 14 and 14 last year at a vacant house near Surgoinsville were sentenced to eight years each last week on multiple charges. On Friday, Kyle Thomas Dishner, 21, 140 Beechwood Hills, Lot 19, Surgoinsville, was sentenced to eight years by Judge […]

ROANOKE, Va. – A 26-year-old, Vinton, Virginia, resident, was sentenced Monday to 156 months in federal prison for sex trafficking a minor and persuading a minor to engage in prostitution. This case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the FBI, the Roanoke City Police Department and the Pittsylvania […]

ASHEVILLE – Buncombe County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Leicester man Wednesday after they say a toddler consumed meth while the 2-year-old was in his custody. Ramiro Lopez-Gamen, 35, of Green Acres Drive, was charged with one felony count of negligent child abuse while causing serious bodily injury, according to arrest warrants. On Tuesday, the defendant […]

A one-year-old child found in a mobile home in Prairie du Chien was taken to safety early Monday morning as police arrested five adults on drug charges. The child was placed in temporary custody with the Crawford County Department of Human Services, the Sheriff’s Office said. The adults were arrested during the investigation at the […]

A Mexican citizen was indicted Wednesday after police found 34 pounds of methamphetamine in his car in Shawnee County, the U.S. Attorney for Kansas’ Office said. Luis Manuel Mojarro-Lopez, 33, was driving a 2007 Ford Mustang on June 18 when the Kansas Highway Patrol stopped him after he ran a stop sign at the S.W. […]

A Montreal doctor is calling on the province to help curb what he says is a spike in the use of methamphetamine, or crystal meth – a highly addictive and neurotoxic street drug. Dr. Réjean Thomas runs Clinique médicale l’Actuel, a clinic in Montreal’s gay village that specializes in caring for people with HIV and […]

The February death of Aaron Wimmer, a gay San Francisco man who was well-known as a performer on Bay Area and New York stages, was from an accidental methamphetamine overdose, according to a report released this week. Wimmer, 37, who’d joined the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus not long before his death, was known by […]

The map paints a clear picture of the most common drug leading to a conviction in the United States: methamphetamine. Meth topped the list in 27 states, including all of the West, most of the Midwest, and parts of the South. Results from the 2015 National Drug Threat Survey (NDTS), which is conducted by the […]

By: Alejandro Páez Varela | Translated by Valor for Borderland Beat   On December 11, 2006, with the country turning the other way— the opponents of the president in a yell— a war was launched without ever having been consulted with by anyone. It’s been a decade, recalls the author of this text, and “on […]

Accused of rape, a 20-year-old Iron Range man was decapitated with a machete by the woman’s boyfriend, according to authorities. David A. Haiman, of Hibbing, was killed last week in an ambush attack along a northern Minnesota road, his body left in one spot in the woods and his head dumped in another location, according […]

A Monett man charged with possession of a nine-gram meth rock in April has now been charged with rape following a more-than-two-month investigation into claims made by the victim in the case. Randall Miller, 54, of Monett, is charged with first-degree rape, first-degree sodomy and second-degree domestic assault. In the earlier case in April, he […]

Former playboy businessman and now convicted sex and drug offender Mark Lyon will remain behind bars after his appeal to overturn his convictions failed. Sixty-year-old Lyon has been in prison since December 2014 after being found guilty of a range of sexual and drug-related offences including the supply of methamphetamine to underage girls in exchange […]

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — Louisville Metro Police say they’ve arrested a man after he committed a sex act in front of several children while at the water feature at Waterfront Park. It happened Monday, just after 4 p.m., in the 200 block of E. Witherspoon Street, near N. Brook Street, at the park. Police say […]

DALLAS CO., AL (WSFA) – Fed up residents helped authorities take down active meth labs in Dallas County. The sheriff’s department says complaints from the community led to recent busts and continue to fuel efforts to combat the county’s meth problem. The agency discovered two labs in two days, leading to four arrests. “Over the […]

Okmulgee, Okla. — When you’re making meth inside your residence, it’s probably not a good idea to steal a lawnmower from the police. Okmulgee police chief Joe Prentice says Tommy Lepley reportedly did just that on Tuesday. When officers tracked the lawnmower back to his house, they also found one-pot meth labs in every room […]

SULLIVAN, N.Y. (WSTM/WTVH) – A joint investigation by members of the Madison County Sheriff’s Office and the NY State Police has led to the arrest of 3 men for making meth close to an elementary school. Authorities executed a search warrant at 9075 North Road in the Town of Sullivan late last week. The search […]

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) – A Twin Falls man was arrested Monday after allegedly being high on methamphetamine and attempting to gain entry to a local hospital’s helipad. Michael L. Ray, 43, of Twin Falls, was arraigned in court Monday on charges of misdemeanor trespassing, assault, resisting and obstructing an officer, and being under the […]

Windsor police say they have again arrested a determined criminal after they caught him with the same stolen motorcycle twice in one week. The 32-year-old man was first arrested June 20 after police pulled him over while he was allegedly driving a stolen U-Haul with a stolen motorcycle in the back. He was released from […]

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers this weekend seized more than $686,000 in alleged methamphetamine during a routine examination at the Laredo Port of Entry. “As the summer temperatures edge ever higher, our CBP officers continue to maintain their vigilance and seized a significant load of alleged methamphetamine this weekend at the port of entry,” […]

Posted by DD republished from the Toronto Star By John M. Ackerman* This time it is impossible to look the other way. The Mexican government is normally adept at managing public opinion so the responsibility for the violence and human rights violations ripping apart the country falls on the shoulders of local officials or organized […]

A methamphetamine lab was uncovered in Utica after a home check conducted by the Herkimer County Probation Department. Utica Police say there were notified on Friday of the clandestine lab at 113 Clinton Place. Marissa DeAngelo, 23, and Kellan Winslow, 32, are each charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful manufacture of […]