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Comments Off on Two Kilos Of Methamphetamine Seized, Peter Jaramillo, 39, and Ricardo Rodriguez, 51, From the Abilene Area, Arrested After I-35 Traffic Stop Near Waco

WACO (December 2, 2015) Waco police on Monday seized a large amount of methamphetamine and arrested two men after officers stopped a pickup truck for a traffic violation Monday afternoon in the 1700 block of Interstate 35. After a search the officers, assisted by a K-9 team, found the two kilograms of methamphetamine hidden inside […]

Comments Off on UCLA study clarifies the oral consequences of Methamphetamine abuse

FINDINGS A multidisciplinary group of researchers from the UCLA School of Dentistry, the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and the UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Program have published new findings that provide conclusive evidence of disproportionately high rates of dental disease in methamphetamine abusers. In the largest study of meth abusers to date, Dr. Vivek […]

Comments Off on Eau Claire County Methamphetamine fight showing results

Sarah Ferber has lost her home, jobs and her kids at times because of her addiction to methamphetamine. But the 34-year-old meth addict, who has struggled with the drug since age 19, has been sober for a year. “If I can do it, anyone can,” Ferber said Monday at a news conference called by the […]

Comments Off on Wanted Woodburn sex abuse suspect, Victor David Lopez Bautista, 30, accused of 1st-degree sodomy, 2nd-degree sex abuse, 1st-degree encouraging child sex abuse, luring a minor and distributing Methamphetamine to a minor girl

WOODBURN, OR (KPTV) – Police are searching for a wanted sex abuse suspect accused of giving methamphetamine to a minor. The Woodburn Police Department is asking for the public’s help locating 30-year-old Victor David Lopez Bautista. Bautista has warrants for his arrest on charges including first-degree sex abuse, encouraging child sex abuse, luring a minor […]

Comments Off on Karen L. Maxham, 43, and Jessica Walsh, 36, sold illegal drugs at the Vermont Veterans Home

BENNINGTON — In a case that started when a 68-year-old resident of the Vermont Veterans Home tested positive for crystal methamphetamine, two local women were each charged with one felony count on Monday after police said they had sold prescription drugs to the resident. Karen L. Maxham, 43, and Jessica Walsh, 36, both pleaded innocent […]

Comments Off on Traffic stop leads to largest Methamphetamine seizure in Buffalo County history; Julie Dahlby, of La Crosse, arrested

FOUNTAIN CITY, Wis. (WKBT) – A La Crosse woman was arrested in Fountain City after large amounts of drugs were recovered from her vehicle during a routine traffic stop. Julie Dahlby was stopped on November 14th for speeding when police proceeded to call in the K9 unit as she showed signs of impairment but no […]

Comments Off on Amanda Vykopal, 32, of Dickinson, arrested for Methamphetamine at Family Fare supermarket pharmacy

Amanda Vykopal, 32, of Dickinson, was arrested around noon Friday at ND Pharmacy inside the Family Fare supermarket on the 400 block of 18th Street West for possession of methamphetamine, a Class C felony, and the misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana paraphernalia.       http://www.thedickinsonpress.com/news/local/3893411-police-blotter-woman-arrested-meth-supermarket-pharmacy  

Comments Off on Mother, Bonnie Josephine Larsen, 27, of Buhl, Hid ‘Frozen’ Methamphetamine Pipes in Toy Box

A 27-year-old Buhl woman was arrested and arraigned last week on charges of drug possession and concealing evidence from police. As far as crime in Twin Falls County, those charges are pretty standard. But while searching the woman’s home, police found a children’s bottle shaped like the snowman Olaf from the Disney film “Frozen” inside […]

Comments Off on Summer Haddad, 32, Returned to Twin Falls Motel 6 to Retrieve Lost Methamphetamine Pipe

A woman returned to a Twin Falls motel after checking out to claim the meth pipe she’d left behind, police said. Summer Haddad, 32, was arraigned Nov. 27 in Twin Falls County Magistrate Court on one count of felony possession of a controlled substance. Haddad left her meth pipe in a room at Motel 6, […]

Comments Off on Even as Methamphetamine offenders fuel a boom in Minnesota’s prison population, treatment resources remain scarce

After years of decline, drugs are coming back in a big way in Minnesota prisons. From 2010 to 2014, the number of beds dedicated to inmates serving time for drug-related offenses increased almost 40 percent, according to data from the Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission, which studies incarceration trends. As of July 2015, about 20 percent […]

Comments Off on Michelle Lynn Hartman, 30, of Ocala, faces Methamphetamine, driving charges

A 30-year-old Ocala woman was arrested early Monday, charged with possession of a narcotic, which she called “go fast,” and driving with a suspended license. Michelle Lynn Hartman was seen by Ocala Police Department officers David Rodriguez and Joshua Fried driving a gray Nissan Sentra over a middle lane in the 1600 block of Northeast […]

Comments Off on Customs and Border Protection officers confiscate close to a million in Methamphetamine at the Gateway to the Americas Bridge

LAREDO, TEXAS (KGNS) – confiscate close to a million dollars in methamphetamine. The seizure happened at the Gateway to the Americas Bridge. During a secondary inspection a CBP canine found the drugs hidden within the gas tank. CBP officers turned the case over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security investigations special agents for further […]

Comments Off on High Quality, Cheap Methamphetamine Coming From Mexico Continues to Plague San Diego County

In the last five years, U.S. Customs Border Protection has seen a 300 percent increase in methamphetamine seizures at border ports of entry.It’s one of many statistics that points to what officials are calling a serious meth problem across the county. More and more of the drug – now cheaper and better quality than ever – […]

Comments Off on Denial Hampers North Korea as it Grapples with Methamphetamine Epidemic

Recent evidence emerging from North Korea leaves little doubt: in the last decade, starting from 2005-06, the use of narcotics has spread rapidly in North Korea. Admittedly, the drug problem in North Korea is not anything new. From the early 1970s, the North Korean government initiated a clandestine opiate production program. The drugs produced were […]

Comments Off on Police bust all-in-the-family Methamphetamine drug ring with arrest of 45-year-old man and his two teen children

BESUT, Nov 29 — The police have uncovered an ‘all-in-the-family’ drug ring in Hulu Besut, with the arrest of a man and his two teenage children and seizure of an assortment of drugs. The drugs, comprising several packets of methamphetamine and cannabis were seized about 4.30pm yesterday, during a raid at a house in Kampung […]

Comments Off on Joe Vasquero Torres, 24, of Dallas, caught in stolen pickup faces sex crime charges for prostituting 16-year-old girl and possession of Methamphetamine

DALLAS (AP) – A man is facing sex crime charges after police caught him in a stolen pickup truck with a 16-year-old girl he had sex with and forced into prostitution. The Dallas Morning News reports (http://bit.ly/1OpmAfY ) that 24-year-old Joe Vasquero Torres has been charged with sexual assault of a child, sex trafficking of […]

Comments Off on 11-Year-old boy who was a hit-and-run victim played in room above active Methamphetamine lab; Cynthia A. Morris, 33, and Loyal C. Williams, 36, of Alliance, arrested

Alliance police have dedicated almost a month looking for the driver who fled the scene after striking an 11-year-old boy in front of an East State Street McDonald’s. On Friday, they arrested the boy’s aunt and her live-in boyfriend on felony drug and child-endangering charges after a methamphetamine lab was discovered in the couple’s basement. […]

Comments Off on College student, Sarah Furay, 19, arrested after police find ‘Methamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana, ecstasy and packaging materials in her apartment’ is revealed as daughter of top Texas Drug enforcement agent

Sarah Furay gained national attention after she grinned for her mugshot following her arrest by College Station officers earlier this month The 19-year-old Texas college student was arrested after police found cocaine, marijuana, ecstasy and methamphetamine in her apartment She has now been revealed as the daughter of Bill Furay, a supervising agent for the […]

Comments Off on Murder suspect, Brandy B. Shaddox, 37, of Branson, charged with Methamphetamine and drug possession

A Branson woman facing first-degree murder charges has also been charged with drug possession in an unrelated case. According to court documents, Brandy B. Shaddox, 37, was arrested Sept. 10 on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine and paraphernalia. Shaddox was stopped Sept. 10 by a Missouri Highway Patrolman when the trooper saw a brown 1995 […]

Comments Off on Traffic stop in Buffalo County yields large Methamphetamine and drug bust, multiple charges against Julie M. Dahlby, 32, of La Crosse

A La Crosse woman faces multiple felony drug charges in Buffalo County after a traffic stop yielded what authorities described as potentially the largest seizure of methamphetamine following a traffic stop in the county. Julie M. Dahlby, 32, has an arraignment hearing Dec. 17 in Buffalo County Circuit Court; she was arrested Nov. 14 in […]

Comments Off on Buchanan County Drug Strike Force Seizes $445,000 in Methamphetamine; Lisa McLaughlin, 58, Arrested

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – On Friday, November 27th, investigators from the Buchanan County Drug Strike Force seized nearly half a million dollars in methamphetamine from a woman while executing a warrant. Lisa McLaughlin, 58,  was wanted out of Benton County on stealing and drug related charges. While searching the vehicle, investigators found approximately 380 grams […]

Comments Off on Addiction: The Gap Between Science And Perception

Several years ago, the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) defined addiction as follows: “…addiction is not about drugs, it’s about brains. It is not the substances a person uses that make them an addict; it is not even the quantity or frequency of use. Addiction is about what happens in a person’s brain when […]

Comments Off on Two-day-old newborn baby tests positive for Methamphetamine, Paw Paw couple facing charges

PAW PAW, MI – A Paw Paw couple are facing drug and child abuse charges after their newborn baby tested positive for methamphetamine, authorities said Wednesday. Van Buren County sheriff’s deputies and narcotics detectives began investigating the 35-year-old man and 25-year-old woman Tuesday after they were contacted by Children’s Protective Services workers at 6:25 p.m. […]

Comments Off on Former Methamphetamine user, Kayla Wilks-Willford, 25, tweaks life toward recovery

Rather than teach her how to cook dinner, Kayla Wilks-Willford’s mother taught her how to inject methamphetamine. “That’s all she did, so that’s what I wanted to do too, I guess,” Kayla said. Seven years later, following her most recent visit to jail — from July to October — Kayla said her mind is set […]

Comments Off on Plato’s Closet resale shop clerks find Methamphetamine pipe in woman’s clothes

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – A woman who went to sell her clothes at a Jonesboro resale shop should have checked her pockets more closely. Just before 2:30 p.m. Tuesday police were called to Plato’s Closet, 2100 Red Wolf Blvd., after an employee reported finding a meth pipe in a bag of clothing. According to the […]