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Officers of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have prevented a 38-year-old man from smuggling drugs to South Africa. The arrest and drug seizure took place at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos during the outward screening of Arik Air passengers to South Africa. The drug was concealed in a false compartment of […]

U.S. agents say they have seized 15 kilograms of cocaine and nine of methamphetamine they believe was destined for B.C. drug traffickers. Homeland Security agents were tipped that the drugs were hidden at the Grandview Business Centre in Ferndale, Washington. The drugs have an estimated U.S. street value of $550,000 and a considerably higher Canadian […]

(MITCHELL) – A Mitchell couple was arrested for organizing meth-making operations at their home. Lawrence County Police arrested 32-year-old Christine Blackburn and 37-year-old James Blackburn on a warrant for aiding, inducing or causing dealing in meth, neglect of a dependent, possession of meth, and maintaining a common nuisance. James Blackburn is also facing a charge […]

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Sept. 17, 2014) – Methamphetamine, the scourge of rural Indiana over the last decade, is on the run thanks to tougher state laws and a nationwide computer system that allows investigators and retailers to track the purchases of cold medicines needed to make the drug. Now Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department detectives are being […]

By Sheldon Whitehouse, Rob Portman This month marks the 25th anniversary of National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month, and over the last 25 years, we have taken important steps to help the millions of Americans who struggle with addiction. Many states and municipalities have established drug courts that help nonviolent drug offenders get treatment […]

BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz. — A Bullhead City man facing a murder charge in the slaying of his friend’s 8-year-old daughter was getting high on methamphetamine before the child was reported missing and later found buried in a shallow grave, according to police records released Tuesday. Justin Rector, 26, told detectives he had been smoking meth […]

A Benton woman was tentatively charged with two felonies Tuesday afternoon after a search warrant executed at her residence uncovered a meth lab, Lafayette County Sheriff Scott Pedley said. Patricia A. McLain, 54, is in the Lafayette County Jail on tentative charges of possession and distribution of methamphetamine, Pedley said. A significant amount of methamphetamine […]

KETCHIKAN, Alaska — A California man and his fiancee have been charged with trying to smuggle methamphetamine into Alaska. The Ketchikan Daily News (http://bit.ly/1ARnUgG ) reports 52-year-old William Riggs and 55-year-old Lisa Soares were searched and taken into custody Sunday as they got off an Alaska state ferry. Both are from Winton, California. Prosecutors say […]

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WJCL) – A joint operation led to multiple arrests and the seizure of methamphetamine from a hotel room Monday in Savannah. On Monday afternoon, the Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team (CNT), Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department (SCMPD) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) conducted a joint operation at the Days Inn at 6 Gateway […]

SIKESTON, Mo. —A southeast Missouri man is hospitalized and expected to face drug charges after accidentally setting himself on fire. The Sikeston Standard Democrat reported that a caller on Monday night told police that a man was on fire. Officers found the man on the side of the road screaming in pain. By then, the […]

A 6-month-pregnant Union woman tested positive for cocaine. Another Union woman’s 1-year-old son was found with marijuana in his system. A Jonesville woman’s 2-year-old was linked to methamphetamine. Recent findings like these hit close to home for authorities in Union County who are grappling with a spike in child neglect cases. The Union Drug Task […]

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office arrived Tuesday at a suspected meth lab at a hotel on the Southside. Officers were dispatched at about 1:48 p.m. to the Extended Stay on Salisbury Road. Police said employees were reporting suspicious items and a suspicious odor in one of the rooms. The bomb squad, firefighters and […]

Turlock police arrested multiple suspects for possession of stolen vehicles, with one suspect attempting to evade police before being apprehended, on Sunday evening. Officers responded to the 500 block of East Linwood Avenue at approximately 5:02 p.m. after receiving a report of suspicious vehicles and persons. As officers arrived on scene, one of the vehicles, […]

Terrebonne sheriff’s deputies along with state troopers and Lafourche deputies took down a major local methamphetamine supplier last week, in an operation that netted the largest local seizure veteran officers can recall. Christopher Reding, 48, 5314 W. Main St., was arrested Friday morning as officers executed a search warrant at a nearby property, 5292 W. […]

GAINESVILLE –  After showing up with a kilogram of methamphetamine at a pre-determined location, according to authorities, a Cumming woman was arrested Thursday and charged with methamphetamine trafficking. Denny Santana-Bernal, 24, was arrested on the 2800 block of Browns Bridge Road in Gainesville by Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad agents. The kilogram of methamphetamine seized is valued […]

Police arrested a man after they found hundreds of grams of crystal meth in his Sweetwater home. On Thursday, officials searched 41-year-old James David Bradley’s home at 227 Country Road 298 as part of an on-going investigation. Inside, officers discovered more than 225 grams of crystal meth as well as cocaine and marijuana for resale. […]

Heroin use in Eau Claire County had a notable increase this year, but methamphetamine remains the county’s biggest law enforcement problem, Sheriff Ron Cramer told the County Board Tuesday night. Cramer gave a presentation on past accomplishments and upcoming challenges for his department at the board’s monthly meeting, then fielded questions from supervisors, many relating […]

 A chemistry teacher at a Texas high school and her husband, a convicted felon, have been arrested on drug charges. Haivan Bui, 29, was arrested Friday at Oak Ridge High School, where she’d taught chemistry since last year. Montgomery County Sheriff’s deputies said she had recipes for date-rape drugs in her backpack when authorities took […]

VERO BEACH — Police on Sunday charged two women and a man who had supplies for making methamphetamine in a car parked on Ocean Drive. Robert Steven Coleman II, 31, of the 1600 block of 17th Court Southwest in Vero Beach, Audrey Bowie, 23, of the 8000 block of 126th Street in Sebastian, and Bobby […]

OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma City man is facing charges for domestic assault and destruction of property after a drug-fueled incident on the south side of the metro early Sunday morning. Officers were first called out to the scene at a home in southwest Oklahoma City around 12:30 a.m. The caller told police that the […]

ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) — A woman was arrested after Rochester police said officers found 83 grams of methamphetamine in her car.  Rochester police Lt. Mike Sadauskis said officers arrested Ayla Krohn, 25, about 10:15 p.m. Saturday after an officer recognized her from previous incidents. According to the report, Krohn was driving with a revoked license […]

The Richardsville Volunteer Fire Department was called to a fire underneath a bridge Sunday morning in the 2500 block of North Campbell Road. Fire officials found suspicious items and called the Warren County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies responded and found components of a methamphetamine lab that had caught fire, according to a release from the sheriff’s office. Deputies […]

MOULTRIE — A suspicious vehicle parked in the back yard of a residence prompted a call to law enforcement Friday. The resulting investigation led to an arrest on drug charges. Eric Morgan Beck, 28, of Enigma, was charged with possession of methamphetamine and obstruction of an officer. Deputies responded to a call about a black […]

Hamlin, WV –  When Affordable Cleanup, a meth remediation company, pulls up to a job they always attract a crowd. Owner Jennifer McQuerrey said neighbors are always curious how homes with methamphetamine labs are taken care of. “You don’t see somebody in a hazmat suit come in your neighborhood everyday, so it’s just kind of […]

Rehabilitation and drug experts from across the ACT are warning that more Canberrans are seeking treatment for dependence on ice or crystal methamphetamine as the purity and strength of the drug increases. Camilla Rowland, the chief executive of the Karralika drug outreach program, said the number of people seeking treatment from her organisation for ice […]