Archive for June, 2017

CONCORD, N.H. — A woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to reckless conduct after she was accused of allowing herself to be injected with methamphetamine while she was in labor. Felicia Farruggia told the court that drug addiction made her lose sight of everything that was important, but she said she’s committed to being a better person. […]

ELKHORN—A “badly burned” woman who was hospitalized after a methamphetamine lab explosion at a Lake Geneva hotel now faces meth manufacturing charges in Walworth County Court. Authorities had responded to a fire alarm at The Cove of Lake Geneva hotel just after 3 a.m. Jan. 9 when a second call came in about a woman […]

A couple weeks ago, I wrote an article about Heroin and it’s presence in Mitchell County. This week I would like to bring awareness to another controlled substance found all over Iowa and also in Mitchell County. Methamphetamine is a central nervous system stimulant. It is highly addictive and commonly found throughout north Iowa. Demanding […]

Since the start of June, border patrol in four separate drug busts seized more than $500,000 worth of methamphetamines. While this amount would be considered huge a few years ago, today it is common place – a symptom of the growing meth-related troubles the county is facing as the drug gets purer, cheaper and more […]

WACO, Texas (AP) — A Texas woman who police said packed a loaded pistol in her vagina has been sentenced to probation after she pleaded guilty to drug possession. Ashley Cecilia Castaneda has been sentenced to 10 years on deferred probation for methamphetamine possession. The 33-year-old Waco woman also was fined $2,500. Waco police say […]

BLOUNTVILLE — A Kingsport pair was arrested for allegedly giving methamphetamine to a juvenile, and  the female suspect claimed she wanted her curious daughter to do the drug with her rather than “be out with strangers.”  According to records at the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office, police responded to a disturbance at 209 Tarkington St. in […]

Three Nixa residents have pleaded guilty in federal court June 20 to their roles in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, which resulted in the murder of a Mexican national, Oscar Adan Martinez-Gaxiola, according to a release from the United States District Attorney’s Office.  Brooke Danielle Beckley, 20, and Jourdan Ashley McGinnis, 28, both of Nixa, […]

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Nogales arrested a 39-year-old Nogales, Arizona woman on Monday for an alleged attempt to smuggle more than 50 pounds of methamphetamine into the United States. When the woman attempted to enter the U.S. through the Dennis DeConcini crossing, a CBP officer directed […]

Translated by Otis B Fly-Wheel for Borderland Beat from a Noreste article Subject Matter: Sons of Mexican Capos Recommendation: No prior subject matter knowledge required The new generation of narcos are unpredictable and volatile The detention or assassination of the big Mexican capos has obligated the next generation. Now their sons are fighting for control […]

A Pennsylvania couple was sentenced to 10 to 21 years each for abusing their infant twin daughters in what the judge described as “one of the most horrific examples of child abuse that I’ve ever seen,” reports Fox43. Melissa Shales, 26, inflicted injuries that gave the girls multiple broken bones before they were two months old. […]

A Nixa teenager admitted Monday to shooting and killing a Mexican man in rural Webster County in connection with a local woman’s drug debt. Nathaniel Lee, 19, admitted to using a firearm to commit a drug trafficking crime resulting in murder and to conspiring to distribute at least 50 grams of methamphetamine, according to federal […]

COQUILLE, Ore. – A woman faces accusations she tried to smuggle a bag of meth into the Coos County Jail concealed inside a hollowed-out bar of soap, narcotics detectives said. That incident happened May 26, according to the South Coast Interagency Narcotics Team. Detectives stopped the suspect’s vehicle June 16 in Coquille. During the stop, […]

Tulsa police seized 44 pounds of methamphetamine after an officer stopped a man for an alleged traffic violation on U.S. 169. Kevin Jameson, 58, failed to signal a left turn onto the highway Sunday afternoon, according to Tulsa Police Officer Jeanne MacKenzie. After his vehicle was pulled over, a K-9 officer alerted other officers that […]

BANGKOK — The United Nations says it sees an escalation in the production and use of amphetamines and synthetic drugs as a new threat for communities in Asia. In northern Thailand’s Chiang Rai province, the weekend seizure of almost two million methamphetamine pills came as traffickers attempted to breach a police checkpoint. One trafficker was shot […]

MARAWI CITY, Philippines (Reuters) – The Philippine military found methamphetamine worth between US$2 million and US$5 million (S$2.77 million and S$6.91 million) while clearing rebel positions in besieged Marawi City, officials said on Monday, boosting suspicions Islamist militants are being funded by the narcotics trade. The 11 bags of shabu, the local name for methamphetamine, […]

Three people are facing felony charges after Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies found three active one-pot meth labs inside a vehicle. Robert Gregory Wray, 40, and Elizabeth Mary Buchanan, 27, both of Gastonia, and Amanda Dawn Armstrong, 27, of Bessemer City, were arrested early Wednesday morning following a traffic stop on Salem Church Road in […]

MARSHALL CO, Ky – A woman faces multiple charges, including trafficking a controlled substance, after a traffic stop Friday afternoon. Kentucky State Police say 33-year-old Amber Howard of Briensburg was pulled over on Highway 68, near Holland Road. During the stop, the trooper located several baggies of suspected methamphetamine, numerous pills and drug paraphernalia. She was […]

A 40-year-old Lady Lake woman landed behind bars after refusing to check out of a local hotel. An employee of the Quality Inn of Leesburg contacted police after Megan Marie Ohara of 220 Forest Park Lane refused to check out of Room 111 on Thursday, according to an arrest report from the Leesburg Police Department. […]

A young woman is facing a drug possession charge after police seized crystal meth from a home in New Glasgow Friday afternoon. The Pictou County Integrated Street Crime Enforcement Unit searched a home on Muir’s Lane at around 3 p.m. Police seized a quantity of crystal methamphetamine and arrested a 16-year-old young woman from New […]

FROSTPROOF (FOX 13) – Deputies in Polk County say a jail nurse has been fired and arrested for sneaking cigarettes and coffee to an inmate and secretly having sex with him on the job. According to her arrest affidavit, Andrea Sarvey worked as a nurse for Corizon Health, providing health care for inmates at the […]

A Wisconsin Rapids man was allegedly under the influence of methamphetamine when he caused an accident killing two New Lisbon women and severely injuring a third last October. Gregory A. Kopelke, 31, was charged June 7 with two counts of homicide by vehicle under the use of a controlled substance and one charge of injury […]

COLUMBUS, Ind. – Police arrested six people in connection with a meth investigation involving multiple law enforcement agencies in Columbus. The Columbus Police Department SWAT team confiscated methamphetamine and two firearms during the operation, which also involved Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team detectives, Greensburg police and Indiana State Police. Officers served a search warrant at a […]

On my most recent telephone town hall with 28,000 Montanans, nearly 95 percent agreed that meth is a problem in Montana. Certainly, Barbara from Billings knows this to be true – she shared with me that her son is currently recovering from meth. One third of the record 3,400 children in Montana’s foster care system […]

In what authorities describe as the largest drug bust in Coweta history, investigators said an estimated $2.8 million worth of methamphetamine was seized from a home in north Coweta County Thursday. In a joint operation with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency in Atlanta, members of the Coweta County Sheriff’s office entered the residence of 210 […]

CONNELLSVILLE, Pa. – Three people were taken to hospitals early Sunday morning after a suspected meth lab explosion in Fayette County, officials said. The explosion happened shortly before 3 a.m. at a duplex on South Carnegie Avenue in Connellsville. The blast blew out a window to a second floor bedroom where a man a woman […]