Archive for August, 2017

As communities struggle to address the rising use of heroin and other opioid narcotics, another familiar drug has continued to tighten its grip. Figures from law enforcement and addiction treatment specialists show that methamphetamine remains the most commonly used hard drug in the region. Minnesota has experienced a 489 percent increase from 2009 to 2016 in […]

Sometimes Danielle Baker sees old friends across the table from her. She’ll tell them she knows they can get better. She hopes to do whatever she can to help. Baker, 42, of Greeley, is a peer specialist with recovery support services at North Range Behavioral Health. A couple years ago, she made a decision that […]

ONE of Victoria’s most senior judges is tempted to lock up a killer and throw away the key over the “shocking” torture and murder of much-loved mother, Karen Chetcuti. Michael Cardamone, 50, pleaded guilty in June to murdering the mother-of-two, from rural Whorouly, after she went missing in January 2016 and was later found burnt […]

The following is from a press release issued by the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force: The Humboldt County Drug Task Force secured a Humboldt County Superior Court search warrant for 44-year-old Frank Slade and his vehicle, a white 2016 Hyundai Genesis. On Friday at around 8 p.m., special agents with the task force […]

The strange history of Methamphetamine

Posted: 21st August 2017 by Doc in Uncategorized

IN THE 1930s, 40s, 50s and 60s, methamphetamine was commonly sold in Australian pharmacies — for a while you didn’t even need a prescription. It was mainly often under the brand-name Methedrine. Methedrine was advertised to help with obesity and depression. Methedrine was a brand-name for methamphetamine hydrochloride which is powdered meth — (as opposed […]

As Islamic State is driven out of Iraq and Syria, militants in the last throes are battle are turning to the drug ice in desperation. ISIS’s self-proclaimed “caliphate” effectively collapsed in July when Iraqi security forces reclaimed its previous stronghold Mosul. US Army Colonel Ryan Dillon says there is increasing evidence of ISIS fighters using […]

“THAT needle smell.” Marie Delmar winces as she sniffs the rancid air in the stairwell of the 17-storey high-rise she calls home. “It’s blood, I can smell blood.” The graffiti-covered stairs of Kendall Towers are where the drug addicts go to shoot up or smoke meth, and the overpowering stench only gets worse as we […]

Springfield police allegedly they found a woman passed out behind the wheel of a running car and with drugs, guns and money in it. Tinisha Delong, 33, of Springfield, has been charged in Clark County Municipal Court with possession of drugs, trafficking in drugs, OVI and improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle. Springfield police […]

UNION COUNTY — Two women are facing multiple drug charges as well as a firearms charge after allegedly being found with methamphetamine and heroin and a gun in their car. Kathryn Parrish, 53, 127 Orin Graham Circle, Pauline, and Melissa Lee Hartsoe, 49, 160 Reedy Street, Roebuck, are both charged by the Union County Sheriff’s […]

WAYNESBORO — The Skyline Drug Task Force has proven an invaluable resource to area law enforcement during its first year of operation, but the task force results include some daunting numbers regarding methamphetamine. Capt. Mike Martin is the special operations commander for the Waynesboro Police Department and a task force member. Martin told Waynesboro City Council earlier […]

CHICAGO — Autopsy results show a Chicago man who was slain in the apartment of a Northwestern University professor last month had methamphetamine in his system at the time. The Cook County medical examiner’s office on Friday released the findings in the death of Trenton Cornell-Duranleau. The 26-year-old hair stylist’s body was found July 27. […]

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – Border Patrol agents nabbed a man they said was trafficking narcotics over San Diego’s border with the help of a drone. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said a  25-year-old American citizen was arrested after agents found him in possession of several pounds of methamphetamine flown over the border using a drone. […]

Pulled over for a traffic stop, a 27-year-old Fresno man’s car yielded far more than a routine moving violation, according to Fresno County Sheriff’s detectives. Investigators searched the car and discovered a hidden compartment that they said contained packages of methamphetamine weighing a total of 23 pounds. Osmar Jimenez-Pena, 27, of Fresno was booked into […]

State-affiliated companies in North Korea are increasing the illicit production and trafficking of crystal meth amid the economic turmoil caused by UN-imposed sanctions, according to regional sources. To compensate for recently-imposed sanctions on the trade of its natural resources, as well as other economic sanctions, North Korea – also known as the Democratic People’s Republic […]

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — A woman who works for Child Protective Services has been arrested after she was allegedly caught with heroin in her possession and admitted to regularly smoking methamphetamine with her 14-year-old son. According to detectives, 39-year-old Stephenie Chism of West Point, Kentucky, was stopped by detectives from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms […]

In June, Crystal Tenner said, a neighbor introduced her to a friend of his and said the man would be living in her apartment to provide protection. The friend, Franco “Beast” Ochoa, stayed with Tenner for two days. During that time, he beat her, sliced her with a machete and set her apartment on fire, […]

A Missouri man was arrested for throwing rocks from a rooftop because he thought “The Purge” was about to happen, police said. Jeremy A. Perkins, 27, admitted to Kansas City Police that he had done methamphetamine before the incident on Saturday, according to WDAF. Police arrived on the scene after receiving a report about someone throwing […]

MODESTO, Calif. (KCRA) — A California Highway Patrol officer and his K9 partner seized 66 pounds of crystal meth after a traffic stop Tuesday night in Modesto. The K9 unit pulled over a Chevy SUV around 9:15 p.m. on southbound Highway 99 near Kansas Avenue. The driver, Erik Felixborquez, was acting suspiciously, prompting the CHP officer […]

SARITA (KIII NEWS) – U.S. Border Patrol agents stopped a massive narcotics shipment from heading through the Sarita checkpoint in Kenedy County Monday. Agents stopped a vehicle heading north with two U.S. citizens inside and asked them to pull off to the side for a search. Officials found more than 300 pounds of liquid methamphetamine, […]

A 19-year-old New Jersey man and his 28-year-old girlfriend have been indicted for allegedly forcing a 17-year-old girl into prostitution at local motels, where she was sometimes made to sleep with up to five men a day, and snort crystal methamphetamine, the state attorney general’s office said Tuesday. A state grand jury indicted Christopher White, […]

Anna M. Vest, 39, and Christopher W. Lewis, 36, are being held on bonds of $29,000 and $23,000, respectively. PANAMA CITY — Two Bay County residents are being held in jail after allegedly letting their juvenile neighbor smoke methamphetamine with them, according to arrest reports. Anna M. Vest, 39, and Christopher W. Lewis, 36, are […]

PANAMA CITY BEACH — The conventional wisdom is marijuana use leads to memory loss. That certainly came true for one Florida man, who was so high he apparently forgot he also had methamphetamine on him. The Panama City Beach man was arrested Thursday by a police officer after he was spotted sitting in the parking […]

While her boyfriend held a knife to her neck for hours inside her St. Paul apartment, a woman stealthily took a selfie of the incident as a cry for help. Shortly afterward, the St. Paul police showed up to arrest him, authorities say. The incident leading to his arrest started around 10 p.m. Friday while […]

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator has determined that a man who was found dead in a tree died from complications of methamphetamine toxicity. The Roswell Daily Record reported ( ) Tuesday that the Chaves County Sheriff’s Office found 30-year-old Sergio Alexander Salas suspended in a tree in a “very difficult […]

A multiagency investigation which began in May led to the seizure of nearly 17 pounds of methamphetamine and the arrest of a Madras man and a Prineville woman. The Central Oregon Drug Enforcement team, which is composed of law enforcement officers throughout the region, began investigating Ronald Wayne Trasher on May 19 after receiving word […]