Archive for November, 2016

Addiction services clinical nurse coordinator Darrell Evans says methamphetamine addiction represents the biggest change in the South Canterbury drug environment. People seeking help for methamphetamine addiction has increased over the past several years. Addiction services clinical nurse coordinator Darrell Evans said it represents the biggest change in the South Canterbury drug environment The number of […]

A man and a woman remained in jail without bond Thursday night after being arrested near the intersection of Booze Mountain Road and Park Avenue on felony methamphetamine charges, reports stated. According to Floyd County Jail reports: William Harold Parris, 49, of 37 Ridgeview Drive, and April Dawn Lindsey, 39, of 172 Old Rockmart Road, […]

Three Nigerian men have been charged after they allegedly tried to import more than $15 million worth of methamphetamine by hiding it in tins of glue. The drug was found mixed in 180 tins of industrial glue that came in three shipments from Mexico in October, the Australian Federal Police says. The shipments, which were […]

BILLINGS – Two drug dealers serving life terms in federal prison for trafficking meth in Billings had their sentences shortened by President Barack Obama, who granted clemency this week to 79 people. Victor Robert Nava Sr., 70, who was sentenced in 2002 to two life terms for convictions on conspiracy and five other drug counts […]

RALEIGH – Two men and a woman were charged with manufacturing methamphetamine Tuesday after Wake County sheriff’s investigators stopped a pickup truck at Interstates 440 and 495. Brian Lee Cooley, 40, of 206 Ackerman Road, near Garner; Raymond Edward Hull IV, 24, who told authorities he is from Wake Forest but has no permanent address; and […]

Authorities said three people were arrested after 16 grams of meth and other drug paraphernalia was found in a Cullman home. Agents found 16 grams of meth , 40 suboxone strips, eight syringes and other drug paraphernalia while executing a search warrant on a Cullman home on Nov. 22.Cullman Sheriff’s Office Jonathan Craig Wilson, 39, […]

MUNCIE, Ind. – A fire at a southside public housing complex led to a Muncie woman’s arrest on meth-related charges. Julie Lee Medlen, 45, of the 3500 block of South Juniper Lane, was taken into custody after firefighters and police were called to a reported blaze in her apartment at the Earthstone Terrace housing complex. […]

HENDERSON, Ky. (11/23/16) — A report of a careless driver last night on Kentucky 425 resulted in the arrest of a Henderson woman for possession of meth. According to the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office, a traffic stop at 7:30 p.m. on Christina M. Powell, 39, resulted in her being charged with operating a motor vehicle […]

ST. GEORGE — A St. George woman was arrested Friday on a variety of drug-related charges after authorities found 17 grams of methamphetamine in her vehicle during a traffic stop on Interstate 15. At approximately 5:20 p.m. Friday, Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies observed a vehicle traveling 75 mph in a posted 55 mph zone. Authorities subsequently […]

Is Addiction a Disease? Yes, and Much More

Posted: 24th November 2016 by Doc in Uncategorized

Many people see addiction . . . as a character flaw or a bad choice. They don’t recognize that addiction is in fact a chronic disease of the brain.” That statement by Vivek Murthy, surgeon general of the United States, reflects the current medical and scientific consensus about addiction. Murthy and others believe the language […]

Sheriff’s deputies completing a routine pat-down Monday morning on a woman being booked into the Pueblo County jail found six baggies of methamphetamine and a roll of money, authorities say, Renee Pataska, 21, was being booked into the facility after being arrested at the Dennis Maes Judicial Center on a warrant for failure to comply. She […]

A woman was arrested in Bryan on Monday after police say they found a large amount of methamphetamine on her. According to Bryan police, an officer pulled over a pickup Monday after noticing the vehicle’s registration had expired. The officer noted in his report that the driver, a man, was shaking nervously. The officer had […]

LUBBOCK COUNTY, TX (KCBD) – On October 24, 2016 a corporal with the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office K9 Division attempted to pull over 26-year-old Brittany Tyson on 50th Street for a traffic violation. The corporal said initially, she refused to pull over and got onto the loop before eventually coming to a stop on the loop and Slide […]

BARROW, AK Residents of Barrow took to the streets today to protest against drugs in their community after the arrest of several suspected drug sellers. Protesters in Barrow as drug suspect is brought to court. As one of the suspects was being taken to court for arraignment, protesters holding signs and chanting “no more drugs, […]

LAREDO, Texas – Customs agents at Lincoln- Juarez Bridge arrested a 20-year-old woman attempting to smuggle $350,000 worth of drugs into the United States on Thursday. With the help of a K-9 officer, officers seized 25 pounds of crystal methamphetamine hidden in 10 packages found inside the woman’s 2004 Ford Mustang, officials said. “CBP officers […]

SAN DIEGO (AP) – A man charged with using teens as young as 15 to smuggle vast amounts of methamphetamine into the U.S. has pleaded guilty to conspiracy. Twenty-two-year-old Roberto Torres Jr. entered the plea Tuesday in federal court in San Diego. He’s facing 10 years to life in prison and a $10 million fine. […]

Over 99 percent of all marijuana and methamphetamine seized at U.S. borders has come from Mexico, a colossal cache of 8.2 million pounds since 2012 and a demonstration of the efforts by drug cartels to feed America’s habit, one that is leading to increasing deaths, according to a new report. U.S. Customs and Border Protection […]

Three people were arrested Saturday after police said they used counterfeit bills used in movies at various businesses in Abilene and possessed methamphetamine. Brandi Mullany, 29, Sean McNamara, 33, and Brian Guilliams, 26, all face one count of engaging in organized criminal activity and meth possession. They remain in the Taylor County Jail, with bail set at $15,000 apiece. […]

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – A 27-year-old woman was charged with producing methamphetamine and possession of the drug after St. Johns County deputies responding to a welfare check at a home on Pacetti Road just south of State Road 16 discovered a meth lab. This bust happened around 1 a.m. at a home set off the […]

ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH, Fla. – A toddler and an infant were found Monday inside a St. Augustine Beach motel room being used as a meth lab, according to authorities. Brian K Gibson, 39, and Jessica L. Gibson, 28, who are homeless, have been charged with production and possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, maintaining […]

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) – A Twin Falls woman is being held on a $250,000 bond for allegedly selling methamphetamine. Kimberly Dawn Taylor, 31, of Twin Falls, was arraigned in Twin Falls County Magistrate Court Monday on three felony counts of delivery of a controlled substance and one felony count of conspiracy to deliver a […]

A Wellford woman has been charged with child neglect after investigators said her two children tested positive for methamphetamine. Angela Galmiche, 33, of 180 Dodd St., was charged Sunday after two children tested positive for meth on Oct. 26, Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office arrest warrants state. Galmiche and her children, a 10-year-old and a 4-year-old, […]

Cathleen Namanda Harvis, 20, was arrested Thursday after a traffic stop allegedly yielded the discovery of a large amount of narcotics and prescription medication. She had been wanted for questioning since May, when 19-year-old Kimberlee Moon reported she had been beaten and left on a Dothan, Alabama, dirt road. Harvis was being held at the […]

HANFORD — Two people arrested on narcotics charges Monday morning allegedly tried to discard needles and drugs while deputies drove them to jail, the Kings County Sheriff’s Office said. Around 11:43 p.m. Sunday, deputies were called to the Holiday Lodge, located in the 8700 block of East Lacey Boulevard for a report of a man […]

POCAHONTAS, Ark. (AP) — A northeast Arkansas woman has been sentenced to 30 years in prison in the death of her ex-husband. Prosecutors said Monday that 55-year-old Kathy Jane Hart of Maynard admitted killing 48-year-old John David Hart. Police said the woman’s daughter told investigators the couple argued before the killing because John David Hart […]