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ELKHART — An Elkhart man was arrested Saturday night, June 27, on preliminary charges of meth manufacturing after a traffic stop near Main and Crawford streets. Officers stopped a moped driver for a traffic violation at 9:57 p.m., according to Sgt. Chris Snyder of the Elkhart Police Department. Officers discovered that the driver, Lee Alan […]

SOUTHERN INDIANA — A Georgia man said to be a major supplier of methamphetamine and Opana to the Southern Indiana region was arrested Wednesday, according to a news release from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. Charles Pruett, 33, was arrested in Bremen, Ga., and found in possession of several illegal drugs, including three-quarters of a […]

The Sinaloa cartel and other Mexican drug organizations are making a new push to build markets for methamphetamine on Long Island and in New York City, placing samples of the powerful drug inside their cocaine and heroin shipments to get customers hooked, law enforcement officials said. http://www.newsday.com/long-island/marketing-meth-sinaloa-drug-cartel-makes-push-on-long-island-in-nyc-1.10593252

Tunnels used by drug dealers to sneak narcotics and cash from Mexico into the United States could also become an underground route for Islamic State terrorists to enter the country, a former FBI agent is warning.  “Drug dealers have found a way to move money without it being followed,” the former agent, Tyrone Powers, said, […]

ST PETERSBURG — An overdose during the weekend and the discovery of a mobile home lab showcase a resurgent crime problem in Pinellas County: Methamphetamine activity, by one measure, has nearly doubled in the past six months. Deputies discovered the overdose victim in the intersection of Alternate 19 and Klosterman Road and made three arrests […]

(Stillwater, Okla.) — A Freightliner semi-truck driver accused of being under the influence of methamphetamine while he was traveling eastbound in the westbound lane of Highway 33 in a no-passing zone has been ordered to stand trial on a first-degree manslaughter charge in a head-on collision that took the life of the driver of a […]

A Rome woman remained in jail Sunday without bond after being accused of having methamphetamine and other drugs at her home, according to Floyd County Jail reports.  According to reports: Brandy Ray Bradford, 36, of 2531 Shorter Ave., Lot 31, was arrested at her home at 5:10 p.m. Sunday after police found plastic bags of […]

GOSHEN — Some Goshen-area homes are standing vacant. On a window or door is taped the reason why. “Unfit for human habitation,” states fluorescent pink health department notices. The notices are gaudy reminders of how prevalent methamphetamine addiction is in local communities. Besides the human toll of broken families, incarceration and wrecked lives, the drug […]

Dealers have found an inventive way of dispensing their drug of choice — Tic-Tac containers. Drug and Organized Crime detectives have charged a 23-year-old man and a 17-year-old girl with drug offences after they busted the pair with 14 g of meth, $5000 cash, digital scales and a small amount of cannabis. Acting Superintendent Clint […]

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Complaints of chemical odors led Tulsa police to a motel where five people were arrested in connection to manufacturing methamphetamine. Police say four men and one woman were trying to dismantle the meth lab at the Super 8 when officers arrived Friday night. The suspects were arrested on suspicion of manufacturing […]

A crackdown on drugs in North Korea is sending many users across the country on long trips in pursuit of their means of pleasure. “Border control has become a lot tighter, making methamphetamine harder to get”, a source in Ryanggang Province told Daily NK. The blanket crackdowns, aimed at curtailing defections, illegal phone calls and […]

GUWAHATI: The city continues to receive a steady supply of popular party drug crystal meth, as crystal methamphetamine is popularly called, in spite of repeated attempts by the narcotic control agencies to seize consignments of the drug. Sources in the state excise department said illegal meth factories dot the India-Myanmar border and the drug makes […]

A drug trafficker who used his cellphone to text photos of a man who was kidnapped, tortured and murdered during a drug deal gone south has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.The office of U.S. Attorney Laura E. Duffy said Juan Castro-Navarro, 43, of Sinaloa, Mexico, was sentenced in a federal courtroom in San […]

An Otoe County Sheriff’s Office deputy performing a traffic stop on a vehicle Sunday at 6:36 p.m. for having expired registration tags led to an arrest of a Nehawka woman. was arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine; possession of drug paraphernalia; and possession of a controlled substance, not in the original […]

A St. Paul woman and man face felony drug charges after getting caught stealing at Wal-Mart. Sylvia Pearl Cramer, 29, was charged with fifth-degree possession. She appears in court June 24. According to the complaint: Cramer was concealing makeup in her pockets at the business in the 10200 block of Hudson Road. She admitted to […]

CEDAR RAPIDS | A man who was found with meth hidden in his prosthetic leg will remain in jail until his trial for federal drug charges. Jason Gauthier, 40, and six others were charged earlier this month for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in an operation that included Waterloo. Authorities allege they intercepted 11 phone calls […]

A crash in Porterville led to the arrest of a Visalia man accused of having more than six pounds of crystal methamphetamine. Porterville police were called to the area of the Porterville Developmental Center at Blue Heron and Worth Drive where a crash occurred. Alejandro Cabrera was transported to Kaweah Delta Medical Center for his […]

BEIJING— China has admitted that more than 14 million people or about one percent of the country’s massive population has used drugs. It has also disclosed for the first time that drug use has spread to as much as 90 percent of the country’s cities, districts and counties. Chinese authorities are also finding it increasingly […]

A Vanderburgh County woman is in jail after her child’s grandparents turned in videos of her allegedly smoking meth into authorities on Wednesday. Lisa M. Saubier, 34, is preliminarily charged with child neglect and three drug-related charges. According to the probable cause affidavit against her, the investigation into Saubier started Wednesday after the grandparents of […]

MARSHALL COUNTY, OK— Oklahoma narcotics agents say they discovered a lot more than they bargained for when they busted a local woman for meth. Undercover agents say they were tipped off that a woman living on Soward Road in Marshall County was selling methamphetamine from her home. They posed as customers, but during the exchange […]

Blowing past cocaine to No. 2 in usage across Texas, methamphetamine poses the greatest drug threat to Southeast Texans, say local undercover agents tracking illicit drug trends. Marijuana remains the most seized drug in the state, according to a recent annual report by UT-Austin. Meanwhile, the state is reporting record numbers of meth-related deaths and […]

In 2013, 246 million people worldwide—one of every 20 people between the ages of 15 and 64—used an illegal drug. Some 27 million of those are problem drug users suffering from addiction, dependence, or other disorders. Combined, they would make up the 27th largest country in the world—nearly the size of Malaysia’s population. So how […]

SANTA ANA – A man accused of killing a transgender woman told police he accidentally strangled her during a sexual encounter in the backseat of his car, according to testimony Wednesday. Randy Lee Parkerson, 39, is charged with one count of felony murder in the death of 28-year-old transgender activist Zoraida Reyes, whose body was […]

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A man suffered chemical burns and other injuries in the explosion of a methamphetamine lab at an apartment attached to a Bozeman motel. Police Capt. Jim Veltkamp says the victim called 911 at about 7:45 p.m. Wednesday to report the explosion. Officers say the man had injuries to his torso and […]

MARTIN COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) – What started as a meth lab complaint, turned into a larger problem. Martin County sheriff’s deputies are investigating a fire that happened in the Beauty community Wednesday night. They do not know if the fire was caused by an explosion or arson. Martin County officials were called to a suspicious […]