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Comments Off on Human Sex Trafficking Survivor story: ‘Shooting up Methamphetamine, eating out of dumpsters and sleeping on park benches’

Frankly and fearlessly, Savannah Sanders, of Phoenix, told of her time as a victim of human trafficking — and the health and stability she has experienced in the years since. Sanders, author of the new book “Sex Trafficking Prevention,” was the leadoff speaker Thursday at the 26th annual McGuire Memorial Conference on Family Violence. About […]

Comments Off on Methamphetamine, drugs, 38 firearms, 4 explosive devices, seized from Tacoma house; Rebecca J. Coleman, 53, arrested

Police seized methamphetamine, explosives and guns from a Tacoma home Thursday, and arrested a 53-year-old woman. According to a release from the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office: After getting a tip from a Lewis County resident that guns were being stolen and stored at the house, in the 2400 block of 155th Street Court East in […]

Comments Off on Elizabeth Weaver, 23, and Jamie Bjerke, 27, Arrested for Allegedly using Watches to Smuggle Methamphetamine into Olmsted County Jail

ROCHESTER, MN (KTTC) – Two people have been arrested in connection with a scheme to get methamphetamine into the Olmsted County Jail last month. According to the Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office, Elizabeth Weaver, 23, was recently arrested while on her paper route, and Jamie Bjerke, 27, was also taken into custody. In the September 22 […]

Comments Off on Two people arrested by Clayton County Drug Task Force in $5.3M Methamphetamine (93 pounds) bust

Clayton County police seized more than $5 million worth of methamphetamine Thursday during the search of a home near Morrow. The house in the 1800 block of Candlelight Court had “been under investigation for some time,” Clayton County police spokeswoman Charlene Watson-Fraser said. “The Clayton County Drug Task Force observed that the location was used […]

Comments Off on The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency Nabs South African Based Nigerian, Ayoola Ayodeji Adebayo, With 3.9 kg Of Methamphetamine At Lagos Airport

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has arrested one Ayoola Ayodeji Adebayo, a Pretoria, South Africa-based Nigerian grocer, for being in possession of 3.920kg of substances found to be methamphetamine at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos. A statement by the NDLEA spokesperson, Mitchel Ofoyeju, said the suspect, who is married with two […]

Comments Off on Douglas Matthew Thomas, 22, of Midland, faces felonies related to Methamphetamine, delivery of drug to a 15-year-old girl

A man accused of making and using methamphetamine, as well as putting it into the hands of a 15-year-old girl who suffered a possible overdose, is facing a slew of charges. Douglas Matthew Thomas, 22, Midland, is charged with two counts of delivery or manufacture of methamphetamine, operating or maintaining a meth lab, possession of […]

Comments Off on Cleveland County Sheriff’s office seizes $18,000 worth of Methamphetamine from driver, Cody Wayne Thomas, 25, of Cowpens, asleep in convenience store parking lot

Cody Wayne Thomas, 25, of Cowpens, South Carolina, was charged with two counts of trafficking methamphetamine and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon by the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday night. Sgt. Doug Bryson of the Cleveland County Sherriff’s Office was on patrol at 11:20 p.m. when he noticed Thomas’ burgundy SUV […]

Comments Off on Janet Denise Norton, 33, of Laurel Hill, arrested after crystal Methamphetamine mailed to home

LAUREL HILL — Scotland County Sheriff’s deputies made an arrest Wednesday after they said they recovered a pound of crystallized methamphetamines mailed to a house in Scotland County. The drugs had a street value of $45,000 to $60,000, deputies said. Janet Denise Norton, 33, of 21840 Bunch Road in Laurel Hill, was processed and arrested […]

A Gwinnett County sheriff’s deputy tasked to “develop officers of the highest caliber” was arrested Wednesday after colleagues found methamphetamine inside his home, authorities said. Gwinnett jail records show Trenell Bullock, a 15-year veteran of the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office, was booked at about 1:20 p.m. on a single count of felony drug possession. Sheriff’s […]

COOKEVILLE — A Cookeville woman who was operating a meth lab in the presence of her 5-year-old child has been charged with aggravated child abuse. Tara Mullins, 40, of North Dixie Avenue, was arrested yesterday on that charge and for the initiation of methamphetamine manufacture. The arrest came after Cookeville Police Officers identified the woman […]

Comments Off on Alleged theft by FBI agent places Methamphetamine prosecutions in jeopardy

Los Angeles (CNN)—For two years, investigators decoded text messages, conducted surveillance and leaned on informants to unravel a drug trafficking network that allegedly distributed heroin and methamphetamine in a city park and California prisons. The painstaking work resulted in a sweeping federal indictment of 52 alleged members and associates of a Southern California street gang […]

An American Drug Lord Comes Home

Posted: 22nd October 2015 by Doc in Uncategorized
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Borderland Beat Reporter dd In 2006, a Texan named Edgar Valdez Villarreal was at an inflection point in his drug-smuggling career. Valdez was thirty-three and known as La Barbie for his blond hair and blue eyes, the fair-skinned look that Mexicans call güero. A former high-school linebacker from Laredo, he had spent about fifteen years […]

By Borderland Beat Reporter Lucio   Sometimes when reading a report or an article, one will spot “facts” that are not so factual, leaving the  reader questioning the integrity of the remainder of the story, especially when the article is threaded with additional, questionable “facts”. Those frustrating articles, leaves dedicated students of the Mexican drug war, […]

Comments Off on Duffel bag one-pot Methamphetamine lab discovery leads to arrests of Jordan Elizabeth Bingham, 23, and Michael Scott Hester, 36, both of Crouse, and Ricky Nelson Denny Jr., 23, of Bessemer City

A resident’s discovery of a duffel bag in woods near a popular Lincolnton-area walking trail led to the arrest of three men on methamphetamine manufacturing charges. The resident found the bag last Wednesday in the 2600 block of Laboratory Road. Narcotics detectives found items in the bag that make up a “one-pot” meth lab, Lincoln […]

Comments Off on Melinda Edwards, 39, of Montgomery, and Tabitha Leake , 35, and Sandra Winiger, 54, both of Washington, Arrested On Methamphetamine Charges

(WASHINGTON) – Washington Police arrested three Daviess County women early Saturday morning on various drug related charges. 39-year-old Melinda Edwards of Montgomery and 35-year-Tabitha Leake of Washington are facing charges of dealing meth, possession of meth and possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and a syringe. A third person, 54-year-old Sandra Winiger of Washington, is facing […]

Comments Off on Jennifer Haas, 44, of Quakertown, admits to cooking Methamphetamine

A Quakertown woman will spend some time in Bucks County prison after pleading guilty Tuesday morning to attempting to make crystal methamphetamine in a microwave while her 8-year-old son was in her apartment. Jennifer Haas, 44, received a six- to 23-month sentence in the Bucks County Correctional Facility from Judge C. Theodore Fritsch Jr. for […]

Comments Off on Two female and male burglary suspects run from police, reportedly drop mobile Methamphetamine lab in east Tulsa

Two people accused of breaking into an east Tulsa home were taken into custody after reportedly running from police and dropping a backpack filled with components for a meth lab early Tuesday. Officers responded to a residential alarm in the 9400 block of East 40th Place shortly after 5 a.m. and found a shattered window […]

Comments Off on St. Augustine police investigating possible Methamphetamine lab at Scottish Inn on San Marco Avenue

St AUGUSTINE, Fla. — The St. Augustine Police Department is investigating a possible meth lab at the Scottish Inn on San Marco Avenue. Police received an anonymous complaint on Tuesday night from someone that people may be producing meth at the motel, according to SAPD Public Information Officer Mark Samson. Officers went by, knocked on […]

Comments Off on Methamphetamine back on upswing in Garfield County

The rise of methamphetamine in Colorado and the U.S. 15-20 years ago brought increased awareness of the stimulant and its devastating impact. The spotlight has dimmed in recent years, but use of the drug has persisted — and in Garfield County it remains a leading illicit drug of choice, according to local law enforcement and […]

A massive Mexican cartel methamphetamine (meth) ring has been busted by U.S. authorities in the state of Oregon that spanned from the Mexican state of Michoacán through Texas, California, and Oregon. Court documents obtained by Breitbart Texas reveal that 24 defendants have been charged and many of them are illegal aliens. The case involves hundreds […]

Comments Off on Emily Sue Gruver, 42, of Zionsville, says she sold Methamphetamine to support eight people in her home

An Upper Milford Township woman admitted Friday that she was selling methamphetamine “to make a couple of bucks” in order to support eight people in her home, police said. Emily Sue Gruver, 42, was arrested Friday afternoon after the Lehigh County Drug Task Force raided her house in the 5200 block of Churchview Road, in […]

A woman who participated in the days-long sexual abuse of a teen girl in the Yuba river bottoms was sentenced to 13 years in state prison Monday, despite her defense attorney’s argument that the defendant too was a victim of abuse. “If I could give her more time, I would,” said Yuba County Superior Court […]

Comments Off on Jason Aaron May, 38, of Bostwick, burned when a Methamphetamine lab exploded in his lap

A Bostwick man suffered burns to his upper body and both arms late Sunday night when a meth lab caught fire at his home, authorities said. Jason Aaron May, 38, told police that he was “cooking meth” when it caught fire and exploded. May was treated at the scene by Putnam County Fire Rescue, then […]

Comments Off on Randall Wagner, 39, of La Porte City, faces Methamphetamine drug charges after calling police

LA PORTE CITY, Iowa — A man faces several methamphetamine-related charges after calling police early Monday morning. Officers received a call for assistance around midnight from Randall Wagner, 39, at a home in the 300 block of Eighth Street. They arrived and observed items used for a meth lab around his house, according to a […]

MERRILLVILLE | A former drug addict who shot himself in the face while high on meth in 2003 is bringing a powerful message to the region to assist youth workers in preventing young people from becoming addicted to drugs, especially methamphetamine. David Parnell, 48, who has lived in Tennessee and Texas, said he began smoking […]