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PUTNAM COUNTY, Fla. — Twenty-three people were arrested after a two-month drug investigation in Putnam County. Putnam County Sheriff’s Office Drug and Vice Unit, the Street Crimes Unit and the Methamphetamine Lab Response Team ran an almost two-month long investigation. Nineteen people were arrested for drug charges. Four others were charged with incidental crimes that […]

A significant boost in crystal meth use in Hamilton is drawing concern from police and medical professionals as they try to figure out why more people are using the powerful stimulant. Though usage levels are still well below other drugs like opioids and crack cocaine in the city, the concern is significant enough that health […]

A New Zealand-born Australian man, who was arrested in November in China after allegedly trying to smuggle methamphetamine out of the country, has gone on trial Thursday. If found guilty, 25-year-old Peter Gardner could be executed. Gardner was arrested at Guangzhou airport last November while attempting to board a flight to Sydney. Customs officials found […]

ATLANTA — DEA Agents and Atlanta police raided a house in southwest Atlanta Tuesday night and seized over $8 million in illegal drugs, including methamphetamine and dozens of kilos of pure brown Mexican heroin packaged as candy.   “When we see this kind of packaging, it’s a great concern to us because obviously candy is appealing […]

An Arkansas woman was arrested Saturday on drug charges after pleading with officers to enter her burning home to rescue her cats. Alice Mildred Barron, 52, begged two deputies from the Greene County Sheriff’s Office to enter her home in the northeastern city of Paragould to “save her babies” from a house fire. “After getting […]

CHURCH HILL — A Church Hill woman who allegedly made a false stabbing report to Hawkins County 911 Monday morning was charged with misuse of 911, public intoxication, and other charges. Around 6:15 a.m. Monday Church Hill Police Department Officer Ethan Mays was dispatched to a double stabbing complaint at 508 Short Street. The female […]

PELLA, Iowa —A Pella mother is facing child endangerment charges after authorities found meth in a drawer that contained children’s clothing. Court documents say 33-year-old Gina Villalobos was arrested Sunday after police executed a search warrant on her home. Authorities found meth in a dresser drawer, which contained children’s clothing. Villalobos is also facing charges […]

Thanks to a new, cheapo way of manufacturing meth, labs are sprouting up in motels around the country—and blowing up next to unwitting guests. The sex cost $100. Cooking motel meth was the bonus. Steamy snaps of “Amy,” clad in a scanty white negligée and a black-and-red trimmed number, and splayed across the patchwork quilt […]

FLINT TOWNSHIP — Flint police have made two arrests in connection to a meth lab being operated out of a motel in Flint Township. A call went out that there was a fire at the Motel 6 on Austin Parkway. Police say that the fire was because of a meth lab being operated out of […]

ATHENS, AL (WAFF) – There was a confirmed meth lab explosion at the Budget Inn on Highway 31 in Athens on Wednesday morning, according to Athens Police Chief Floyd Johnson. One person has been arrested, according to Athens police. The Budget Inn manager said the alarm was triggered in room 123 for smoke around 4:45 […]

EVANSVILLE – The appeal of a Vanderburgh County methamphetamine dealing conviction could set a precedent for the use of pseudoephedrine purchase logs as evidence in Indiana. The Indiana Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case on Thursday in Indianapolis. At issue is whether admission of National Precursor Log Exchange records violates a defendant’s […]

A Bowling Green woman accused of evidence tampering in connection with a 2011 shooting death was arraigned Monday on drug charges. Wendy Diane Webb, 40, appeared in Warren Circuit Court on a pair of indictments charging her with manufacturing methamphetamine by complicity, unlawful possession of a meth precursor, first-degree promoting contraband, tampering with physical evidence, […]

ASHDOWN, Arkansas — Witnesses have testified in the capital murder trial of a man charged in the 1997 deaths of an Ashdown couple that the deceased were methamphetamine users. Timothy Lamont Howard is on trial for the second time in the deaths of Brian and Shannon Day and for attempted murder of the couple’s 7-month-old […]

CAROLINE COUNTY, Va. — Caroline County deputies received a tip that something suspicious was happening at an abandoned trailer home on Stonewall Jackson Road, around 10 Sunday night. The location was just a half a mile away from the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors house. Law enforcement found a meth lab at the scene. […]

SCIOTOVILLE, Ohio (WSAZ) — After receiving a tip that someone may be squatting in a vacant home, police in Sciotoville made a major meth lab bust. Portsmouth Police tell WSAZ they received a tip from the owner of a vacant home in the 500 block of Bloom Street that there had been complaints from the […]

LOLETA, Calif. – Two people were arrested Monday morning in Loleta on drug charges after a search of their vehicle turned up marijuana and methamphetamine. At about 10:30 a.m. a Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputy was on routine patrol on Cock Robin Island Road and noticed a black Lexus SUV parked on the Pedrazzini boat ramp, […]

UPDATE The U.S. Marshals Sex Offender Investigations Branch in Seattle says police in Utah received a call Tuesday night that Glen Feinman and Deanna Tampico who cut off their GPS trackers in Seattle were running around the Walmart in Springvi‎lle. It is the city between Nephi and Salt Lake City. They tried running from the officers […]

A 19-year-old woman was arrested for attempted murder Sunday after she stabbed an elderly woman with a pitchfork at a residence on Gato Avenue in Goleta. Madeline Shaw of Santa Maria was visiting with her family at a nearby restaurant when she began exhibiting “disruptive behavior,” according to Sheriff’s spokesperson Kelly Hoover. She was believed […]

MUNCIE – Local residents Derrick Davis, Scott Ransom and Katherine Walker and law enforcement officers have got to stop meeting this way. On Dec. 29, the Muncie trio were arrested on methamphetamine-related charges when state police raided a house in the 1900 block of East 16th Street. Late Friday night, Davis, Ransom and Walker were […]

Police arrested a 32-year-old Casper woman Sunday for allegedly smoking marijuana and methamphetamine around her children. Lisa Marie Strahl admitted to using methamphetamine on 25 out of the past 30 days, according to an arrest report written by a Casper police officer. Authorities responded to Melrose Street about 8 p.m. because Strahl said she was […]

SAFFORD — Two women who attempted to smuggle drugs into the jail now face an additional charge of promoting prison contraband. Lilliana Yeager, 23, of Safford, was initially arrested April 23 on a warrant for charges of burglary in the second degree, theft and conspiracy to traffic stolen property. According to a police report, an […]

SALT LAKE CITY – Police have arrested a man after he allegedly went into a family’s Salt Lake apartment, while the children were inside, took doughnuts and marshmallows and then left. Officers said Todd J. Kingston Jr. is facing charges for burglary and public intoxication in the incident that happened at about 7 p.m. Saturday. […]

A 29-year-old Allentown man carried $200,000 worth of methamphetamine from a Bethlehem auto repair shop Sunday to an Allentown home, where he was arrested with 4 pounds of the drug, city police report. Victor Manuel Figuereo-Martinez was seen Sunday entering Feliz Auto and Repair Shop — a business at 130 W. Geopp St. — that […]

Former surfing world champion and recovering methamphetamine-addict Tom Carroll has issued a stern warning to casual users that the drug “will be their biggest taker”. Carroll became addicted to methamphetamine, also known as ice, in the early 2000s – almost a decade after his professional surfing career ended. He said the impact of ice addiction […]

WHEELING – Consider this: over the past 12 months, the illicit drug of choice in the Northern Panhandle has gone from prescription pain pills to heroin and now … to crystal meth. Meth that’s being manufactured in Mexico is increasingly making its way into the Upper Ohio Valley, U.S. Attorney William Ihlenfeld said. He attributes […]