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SALT LAKE CITY — In addition to incurring serious dental problems, memory loss and other physical and mental issues, methamphetamine users are three times more at risk for getting Parkinson’s disease than non-illicit drug users, new research from the University of Utah and Intermountain Healthcare shows. The researchers also observed that women who use methamphetamine […]

In addition to incurring serious dental problems, memory loss and other physical and mental issues, methamphetamine users are three times more at risk for getting Parkinson’s disease than non-illicit drug users, new research from the University of Utah and Intermountain Healthcare shows. The researchers also observed that women who use methamphetamine may be nearly five […]

SAN LUIS, Ariz. (KGUN9-TV) – U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized more than 132 pounds of methamphetamine and heroin between December 11 and December 14. On December 11, officers referred Janet Esmeralda Soria-Caravantes, 24, of San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora, Mexico for further inspection of her Honda SUV.    A CBP narcotics detection canine alerted […]

A Maryville man learned the value of wearing a seat belt while playing chauffeur to a mobile meth lab last week, according to Blount County Sheriff’s Office reports. Christopher Daniel Williams, 27, Thornhill Drive, Maryville, was arrested Saturday on a charge of initiation of a process to manufacture methamphetamine; two charges of violation of probation […]

A raid on the Philippines’ biggest jail on Monday uncovered drug lords “living like kings” in secret luxury cells with strip bars, sex dolls, a Jacuzzi and methamphetamines, the justice secretary said. Police commandos in full battle armor and tracker dogs swooped down on the infamously crowded and corrupt Bilibid prison complex before dawn to […]

ROSEBURG, Ore. — A Douglas County couple was arrested for the second time in two months on drug and weapons charges. Mark and Lori Bogle, both 51, were arrested by the Douglas Interagency Narcotics Team in mid-October while the Bogles were using a stolen vehicle to transport a pound of Methamphetamine to Douglas County. In […]

Coquille, Ore. – A Coos Bay woman was sentenced to 81 months in prison on drug-related charges following an investigation initiated by detectives in March 2013, according to the South Coast Interagency Narcotics Team.  According to a report from SCINT, Pamila Sue Miller was selling methamphetamine from a secluded log home on Easy Creek Lane […]

BRAMPTON — A Superior Court judge has sentenced a Brampton drug trafficker to five years in jail for his role in what’s believed to be one of the largest drug labs ever discovered in Peel. Randall Chambers, 31, was convicted of possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking earlier this year and was sentenced […]

On Thursday, at almost midnight, the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office received a call for assistance from Louisiana Probation and Parole agents. The agents had visited a residence on Heidelberg Road near Franklinton and detected a strong chemical smell inside the house. Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force detectives went to the scene and discovered two operating […]

Methamphetamine use contaminates homes

Posted: 16th December 2014 by Doc in Uncategorized

There’s growing awareness that it’s not just methamphetamine, or P, labs contaminating homes. Smoking the drug can also make them unhealthy. While Auckland Council has just revealed tough new rules to clean up homes contaminated by meth, it admits its focus has been on the producers of the drug and not its users. Nicholas Powell […]

The arrest of two teenage boys caught carrying $2.5 million of methamphetamine in a luxury car has led to a series of drug raids on the Headhunter motorcycle gang, police say. Police have arrested 38 people, confiscated 22 guns and seized more than $17 million in methamphetamine, cash and assets in a series of operations […]

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A Charleston man is facing serious charges after police say he wrecked his car with an 11-month-old baby inside while high on drugs. Jimmy Bostic is charged with child endangerment, driving under the influence with a minor in the vehicle and possession of controlled substances. Officers said they found Bostic outside of […]

Two men and a woman face charges in the death of a man whose body was found in a Cheyenne motel room. A police report says an argument over $20 to pay for methamphetamine sparked a fight on Dec. 7 in which 48-year-old Anthony Hayward of Cheyenne died. Dagoberto Ontiveros and Joshua E. Bowen each […]

Although it’s too soon to say if Regina is experiencing an upswing in crystal meth, a number of recent arrests and seizures show the drug is still very much a part of the city’s drug scene. Sgt. Todd Wall, sergeant in charge of the Regina Integrated Drug Enforcement Street Team (RIDEST), said an investigation into […]

  ST GEORGE — A St. George man was arrested Thursday after members of the Washington County Drug Task Force found him in possession of heroin and methamphetamine in a motel room. Task force detectives were following a vehicle carrying a man with a history of drug possession, task force Detective Travis Hall wrote in […]

MELBOURNE – An Australian woman has been arrested in Malaysia — which mandates the death penalty for drug trafficking — after allegedly being caught with 1.5 kilograms (52 oz) of crystal methamphetamine, an official confirmed Saturday. The woman’s name is yet to be revealed but Australian media reports said she is a 51-year-old mother of […]

Two men, one from Chino Valley, face drug and gun charges Dec. 9 after Chino Valley Police made a traffic stop and found ¼-pound bag of methamphetamine wrapped as a Christmas present, two hand guns and a rifle in their rental car. The stop was made at about 8:15 p.m. in the 900 block of […]

THE battle against the drug ice has been dealt a significant blow. At a time when demand for the drug is skyrocketing, a woman has been found not guilty of murdering a man who was killed when a meth lab exploded inside her house in Ryde. The charge against Irene Lin was a test case […]

POCATELLO – Authorities have released the autopsy results on the Pocatello sex offender who led police on a high-speed chase in October that ended with him fatally shooting himself and crashing his car into a mobile home. Bannock County Coroner Kim Quick said the autopsy results confirm that Bryan Seward, 46, died from a single […]

A 61-year-old woman got handed quite the unlucky day this week when she saw a man jump over her back fence, break through her bedroom window, and then hold a gun on her. But the south Portland nurse had a few crucial things working in her favor: namely her ability to think quickly…and her training […]

A Warren County grand jury indicted a Bowling Green man on drug and child porn charges. Randy Kirk Keen, 53, is charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, seven counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor, tampering with physical evidence and second-degree hindering prosecution or apprehension. He was indicted Wednesday. “One of the […]

MUNCIE –  A Muncie woman last week shared a recipe with an Indiana State Police trooper, but it wasn’t for eggnog or holiday fruitcake. Amanda Michelle Doss, 27, 404 W. Seventh St., provided the trooper with her “recipe for how she manufactures methamphetamine,” according to an affidavit. Doss and Richard Bart Stiffler, 55, 205 N. […]

Tabatha Lynette Mclaughlin, 39, Fargo, was placed under arrest and charged with second-degree sale of three grams or more of meth and second-degree possession of six grams or more of meth. The maximum penalty for each charge is 25 years in prison and/or a $500,000 fine. Tabatha Lynette Mclaughlin, 39, Fargo, made her initial appearance […]

JAMESTOWN, NY – Police are looking for the public’s help in finding a suspect connected to a November fire. Jamestown Police say Christopher L. Swanson, 43, started a fire at 824 Prendergast Avenue while cooking methamphetamine in the upstairs apartment. The fire happened on November 20. Swanson fled the residence before police and the fire […]

Palo Alto police this week arrested three men in connection with two separate burglaries at a construction site near the College Terrace neighborhood. A suspect in a third burglary remains at large after cutting through the fence and stealing copper piping Thursday night at the same site on the 1500 and 1600 blocks of California […]