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STORM LAKE, IA (KTIV) – A Storm Lake, Iowa woman has been arrested on a charge of Delivery of Methamphetamine. 25-year old Evelin Aldaba Celaya was being held on $50,000 bond in the Buena Vista County Jail. Storm Lake police arrested her after executing a search warrant at a residence at 1219 Spooner St. at […]

STURGIS, Ky. (2/24/15) — A Sturgis man is accused of trafficking in meth and two women are accused of possessing meth after a terroristic threatening complaint was investigated by Kentucky State Police. According to a KSP report, police responded to a terroristic threatening complaint at 7:36 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21 on U.S. 60W in Sturgis. […]

  DECATUR – A Decatur couple, Joshua A. Cain and Sarah McGinnis, were each charged Tuesday with Class X methamphetamine manufacturing for allegedly manufacturing the drug in their home in the 1500 block of North Taylor Street. McGinnis, 28, was also charged with methamphetamine-related child endangerment for allegedly exposing her two young children to the […]

CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) – Police arrested a man for possession of a controlled substance and evading police in a vehicle at around 1:45 a.m. Tuesday after an officer tried to pull him over for a traffic violation and he tried to flee. According to police, a patrol officer spotted 32-year old Espiridion Suarez making […]

Acting on a tip, Horse Cave police arrested six adults and detained a juvenile on drug and other charges Monday in the 200 block of East Main Street in Horse Cave, according to a press release issued Tuesday by Horse Cave Police Department Chief Sean Henry. Joshua Kinslow, 32, of Glasgow, was charged with possession […]

An Ellwood City teen faces drug charges after police allegedly found suspected methamphetamine, cocaine and a gun in her house. Taylor Renee Foley, 18, of 950 Skyline Drive, was arrested Monday after police executed a sealed search warrant around 6:30 a.m. at her home. Participating in the raid were officers of the Lawrence County District […]

Botetourt County Supervisors first held a public hearing and then approved an ordinance for the collection of reimbursements for the cleanup of meth labs at its meeting Tuesday, Feb. 24. Since 2011, there have been seven meth labs shut down in Botetourt County. The sheriff’s department’s most recent meth lab bust occurred in January. Due […]

NOGALES, Ariz. (KGUN9-TV) – Customs and Border Protection officers recovered over $1 million in drugs and arrested seven people in smuggling attempts last week. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection tells KGUN9 that on Feb. 18 CBP officers recovered an estimated $50,500 in methamphetamine hidden in an SUV. The driver of the SUV, 25-year-old Jorge […]

Jakarta (ANTARA News) – The anti drug directorate of the Jakarta metropolitan police has arrested a Nigerian identified as TC believed to be a drug ring leader operating between Jakarta and Hong Kong. TA was arrested on charge of being in possession of 6 kilograms of methamphetamine sent from Hong Kong, director of the police […]

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) – North Charleston police arrested a 26-year-old woman they say took her baby with her to smoke meth at an area hotel. Ashley Murdaugh was arrested early Monday morning and faces a charge of unlawful conduct toward a child, police say. Detectives spotted a car in the parking lot of a […]

Renton police seek the public’s help as they look for a felon who reportedly sexually assaulted his ex-girlfriend inside a North Renton espresso stand last week. A woman was opening the stand about 4:36 a.m. Feb. 17 in the 300 block of Park Avenue North when 42-year-old Shad A. Johnson allegedly forced his way inside […]

Drug Cartel Terror

Posted: 25th February 2015 by Doc in Uncategorized

This article was originally published in Vol. 5, No. 1 of PRISM by National Defense University Press on 10 September, 2014.    Introduction In the age of globalization, we have witnessed a convergence of illicit networks with terrorist groups increasingly relying on crime to support themselves while criminal groups are using terrorist tactics to dominate their […]

A Victorian policeman has been accused of stealing money from people in return for allowing them to go free, and of trafficking methamphetamine. Nicholas John Powell, who was stationed at Fitzroy police station, has been charged with theft, drug-trafficking, dealing with the proceeds of crime and misconduct in public office. A second member from the […]

Police in Henderson stopped a man who appeared to be drunk, walking down the middle of the street, and end up arresting him on other charges.  It happened just before 4:00 am on Sunday. Officers say when they stopped 36-year-old Robert Ball, he was walking down the middle of 1st Street drunk. On him officers […]

WABASH VALLEY, Ind. (WTHI) – A mother choosing to feed her meth addiction over the health of her unborn child: It seems hard to imagine but in reality, it happens all of the time in our community. For some people, those who see firsthand what meth does to an infant, this unimaginable reality is their […]

WALKER, Mich. (WZZM) — Police are looking for at least one person in connection with a meth lab explosion and fire at a Kent County motel. Fire crews were called to the America’s Best Value Inn and Suites at 3 Mile Road and Alpine Avenue NW around 12:15 a.m. Tuesday. Dispatchers say a small fire […]

Cumberland County sheriff’s deputies, armed with a bench warrant, found more than the suspect they were seeking when they knocked on a motel room door and entered. They found the suspect they sought naked, standing beside a bed with a substantial quantity of meth. Two persons were charged. Carol Ann Turner, 42, 1734 Pomona Rd., […]

TULSA, Okla. — Law enforcement in Tulsa says that Mexican cartels have filled the void that a crackdown on the shake-and-bake style of cooking methamphetamine left behind. The Tulsa World reports that while the number of personal meth-making labs has decreased about 84 percent since 2011, methamphetamine made by Mexican cartels has spread across the […]

A homeless man was arrested Saturday morning after Goshen police say he ran from them with an active meth lab in his coat. Chad Jeffery Johnson, 38, ran from police at about 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, in the 400 block of East Washington Street after he agreed to talk to them about an incident […]

A area woman was arrested in after a search turned up drugs and children in a motel room last Tuesday. Monroe County Sheriff’s Deputy Dennis Graham said it was around 7:30 p.m. when he went to the hotel on New Highway 68 to serve a search warrant on Anita Christina McLemore, J. D. Farm Road, […]

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOPTV) — A North Platte woman has been arrested after police say a two-year-old boy ingested meth. Sheena Mendoza, 31, faces charges of felony exposure of methamphetamine to a child. Police are searching for her husband, Jesse Mendoza. On Saturday, officers were called to the hospital on the report of a child […]

Jakarta (ANTARA News) – The Indonesia National Narcotics Agency (BNN) said it has seized 16 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine, locally known as shabu-shabu, hidden on baby strollers in Muara Baru, North Jakarta.  “A team of BNN officers found the drug 16.043.2 grams after a thorough check of the strollers in a pickup truck to be […]

A Sioux Falls woman who police say broke into another woman’s home and threatened to kill her has been indicted. A grand jury indicted Jaimee Marie Bluebird on Thursday on one count each of aggravated assault, first-degree burglary, possession of a controlled substance, possession of unauthorized articles in jail and possession of drug paraphernalia. On […]

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN 6) – A 44-year-old man is to be arraigned Monday on allegations he intentionally tried to kill a man by maiming and torture, court records show. The indictment against David Ray Bartol alleges that on December 21, 2012, he tried to cause the death of Nicholas Remington. Authorities also allege that during […]

Meth — it’s out there and it’s addicting. What would your life be like if you were consumed by the drug? Looking through the eyes of an addict concludes NTV’s special report on Meth in Nebraska. Licensed counselor Juanita Rodriguez said statistics show only four percent of all meth addicts recover. However, she never gives […]