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SANDPOINT, Idaho – A northern Idaho woman will spend up to a year in prison for exposing her child to methamphetamine while breastfeeding. Other news outlets report that 25-year-old Samantha Lee Caroline Morikawa was charged with attempted injury to a child for using the drug while breastfeeding from August 2015 to January. Separately, Morikawa was […]

MOORHEAD — A Minnesota State Patrol trooper who came upon a car stopped in a driving lane of Interstate 94 in Clay County confiscated drugs, needles and a set of brass knuckles. The driver, Jeff L. Nygaard, 46, of Fargo, was found Monday sitting behind the wheel of the idling car appeared to have passed […]

ST. JOSEPH, Mich. — A three month old infant was found Monday during a meth investigation directly across from St. Joseph High School. Katlynn Dee-Ann Williams, 19, was pulled over in her vehicle and taken into custody because of a probation violation. Upon a resulting search of Williams’ residence on Lakeshore Dr. in St. Joseph, […]

FARMERVILLE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana Department of Corrections has removed six female inmates from the Union Parish Detention Center amid a rape investigation. Sheriff Dusty Gates tells The News-Star that the transfers occurred Monday, less than a month after a 28-year-old male inmate allegedly raped a 17-year-old female inmate in a holding cell while she […]

MUNCIE — City police say a Muncie man sold methamphetamine at his eastside home in the presence of his wife and their 7-year-old daughter. Chad Phillip Arnold, 38, of the 500 block of South Butterfield Road, was arrested Thursday evening, not long after he allegedly sold meth — for the second time in recent days […]

ANGOLA – Deputies in West Feliciana Parish say five people have been arrested in connection with a double murder on Tunica Trace Saturday morning. Saturday night, deputies arrested 23-year-old Kylie Jackson, 21-year-old Raven Majoria, and 26-year-old Lindsey Dooley. Sunday morning, Lafayette Police Department two men, 22-year-old Paul Bourque Jr. and 19-year-old Kristofer L. Cockerham. Both […]

(Woodland, CA) – May 20, 2016 – District Attorney Jeff Reisig announced today that on May 19, 2016, a Yolo County Jury convicted 28-year-old Woodland resident Adrian Duran of a felony count of Possessing Methamphetamine and found four prior prison term enhancements to be true. On February 28, 2016, Woodland Police stopped Duran while he […]

AUGUSTA — The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency says methamphetamine labs discovered inside a home in Bangor and a vehicle in Lincoln bring to 73 the number of methamphetamine responses by the drug agency this year. There were 56 for all of 2015. Bangor Police took 49-year-old Jeffrey Miller into custody at a home at 67 […]

There’s a sense of helplessness surrounding the rise in child abuse and neglect cases in Missoula and across the state. Watson Children’s Shelter built a second shelter in July 2010. It’s full, and there’s a waiting list. The shelter is not the first resort, said director Mike Boehm. Most who walk through the doors have […]

SINGAPORE: The man known to be Singapore’s fastest wheelchair sprinter was found guilty of trafficking the controlled drug methamphetamine and given the minimum jail sentence of five years. Muhammad Firdaus Nordin, 28, a former Asean Para Games gold medalist, also pleaded guilty to a charge of taking the drug on Jan 31 last year, saying […]

PHUKET: Despite the recent effort to ‘restart’ Thailand as a more civil and corruption-free society, continued reports of drug-related arrests indicate that our nation still has a long way to go in curbing the chronic problems of illicit drugs. The reflections of two female inmates serving lengthy sentences at the dangerously overcrowded Phuket Provincial Prison […]

A VIETNAMESE woman has been arrested at Ho Chi Minh’s international airport bound for Australia allegedly with one kilogram of methamphetamines. Vietnamese officials said the arrest of the 76-year-old woman, late on Friday, came as she prepared to board a Vietnam Airlines flight to Sydney. Vietnamese media said security officers made the arrest after allegedly […]

Meth in the News – May 20, 2016

Posted: 20th May 2016 by Doc in Uncategorized

Meth in the News Professor Nicholas E Goeders When most people think about where clandestine methamphetamine labs are typically found, they envision run-down homes or cheap motels. That gives many people a false sense of security, and they often think that there is no way that a meth lab could be located next door –especially […]

PITTSBORO — A tip to a member of the Hamilton/Boone County Drug Task Force in fall 2015 led to the confiscation of a significant amount of methamphetamine and two guns, resulting in the arrest of a Pittsboro couple. Nicholas McIntyre, 30, 5100 block of East County Road 551 North, Pittsboro, went to the Boone County […]

A Palmer couple face charges for bringing drugs to Alaska from Washington and for hosting drug-fueled parties at their home, federal prosecutors said. During one such party, a teen died after overdosing on methamphetamine, prompting the investigation that led to their arrests, the prosecutors said. According to a Thursday statement from U.S. Attorney Karen Loeffler’s […]

WEAR — A fire sparked at the America’s Best Inn and Suites in Pensacola Thursday morning, May 19th. Officials said the fire was caused by a meth lab in one of the rooms at the motel. It happened around 12 a.m. Thursday morning. “There’s no bang, no boom just a woman next door hollering for […]

A woman who is accused of keeping her children alone at home allegedly told police she left them in the care of her boyfriend while she went to get high on meth. Management of the Meadows Apartments near 31st Street and Garnett Road contacted police about 9:20 a.m. Thursday after finding children alone in an […]

Sheriff’s deputies used spike strips to bring to an end a high-speed chase and arrested the driver with about half a pound of methamphetamine in his possession. Tuesday evening, sheriff’s deputies attempted to stop a red Mustang for a traffic violation, failing to maintain a single lane, left of center and no headlights in the […]

ETOWAH COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — A 20-year-old Gadsden woman was arrested and admitted to smoking methamphetamine while pregnant, the Etowah County Sheriff’s Office says. “Kathy Breeann Whitmore, 20, of Gadsden, was arrested and is charged with chemical endangerment of exposing a child to an environment in which controlled substances are ingested, produced or distributed, which […]

Bollinger County Sheriff’s deputies said they used a confidential informant to catch a drug dealer offering methamphetamine for sex. Joseph Lee Rhodes, 45, of Marble Hill, Missouri, was arrested Tuesday and charged with intent to distribute a controlled substance, felony promoting prostitution and misdemeanor unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. The informant told deputies she had […]

TUSTIN ( — A man has been arrested in Tustin on animal cruelty among other charges for allegedly getting his dog high on drugs. Tustin police said officers found Bubba at a motel room at Key Inn & Suites on El Camino Real around 9 a.m. on March 22. Police said Bubba’s owner, Joshua West, […]

BATTLE CREEK, MI — A newer Ford Taurus and $192 in cash were seized by police after a traffic stop for loud music revealed a multitude of drug violations. At 8:13 p.m. Thursday, May 19 a Battle Creek police officer stopped a car for loud music on Capital Avenue SW near Beckley Road. The driver […]

Missoula County Attorney Kirsten Pabst revealed a startling statistic on Thursday in the relationship between methamphetamine and other drug use and domestic violence in Montana: people are dying, and in far greater numbers than you might think. “This is the reason why we take such a hard line on domestic violence cases,” Pabst said. “In […]

One man arrested – and even more charges, and suspects on the way. Savannah-Chatham Counter Narcotics Team takes down a meth operation on Burnside Island. “This is a stark reminder these can found anywhere they are found anywhere.” CNT Agent Gene Harley is talking about meth labs. The most recent one found at a home […]

HELENA, Montana — A Montana State Prison guard has been accused smuggling methamphetamine and marijuana into the prison in exchange for cash. A federal grand jury indicted Martin Reap on conspiracy, drug possession, drug distribution and bribery charges earlier this month. Reap pleaded not guilty during an arraignment Thursday in Missoula. The indictment alleges that […]