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A Sidney couple face new charges after a federal grand jury Friday indicted them in what a prosecutor called the sexual “torture” of a child. Justin Crandall, 28, and his wife, Jessica Crandall, 27, pleaded not guilty in February after the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Binghamton filed child sexual exploitation charges. On Friday, the grand jury […]

A woman subjected to a near-fatal sex assault in an Auckland carpark fears her attacker will kill if he is not caught. The woman was attacked in Grey Lynn in the early hours of the morning on September 25. Police have been hunting for her attacker since, and went public with the investigation this week […]

KINGMAN –Butler residents might’ve been treated to a drug bust sideshow Wednesday morning. Eight Kingman residents were arrested after detectives with the Mohave Area General Narcotics Enforcement Team and the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant at a home in the 1500 block of Northfield Avenue. Brian Lee Pintarich, 40, was arrested for […]

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (WKBW) – A house in Jamestown has been condemned after police discovered a meth lab filled with hazardous waste and used needles. Thursday, Jamestown Police and Fire Departments were called to 212 W. 6th St. on a report of a possible meth lab in operation. Firefighters determined that the upper apartment of the […]

Police said a woman arrested for meth use and possession is pregnant. Joelen Christine Bendzak-Demarco, 28, of 7155 Shepherd View, was charged with reckless endangerment, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and burglary. Police said they responded to 7710 E. Brainerd Road for a possible overdose. They found Ms. Bendzak-Demarco with the […]

SIOUX CITY | Two people were charged with first-degree robbery Wednesday in connection with a shooting in the parking lot of the Singing Hills Wal-Mart last week. At 3 a.m. on March 9, Kelsey Kritzer, 23, arranged to meet two subjects at the store to collect money for a previous drug debt, court documents said. […]

An Eau Claire woman accused of making fraudulent checks in the name of an Eau Claire business will spend four years on probation and one year in jail. Anissa M. Eck, 41, 3219 E. Clairemont Ave., pleaded no contest Wednesday in Eau Claire County Court to six felony counts of identity theft. Judge John Manydeeds […]

An Esperance woman was arrested for allegedly driving on a suspended licence and possessing meth on Wednesday afternoon, March 15. Police searched the car and found drug paraphernalia and a magnetic box filled with a number of sealed bags allegedly containing meth. The 29-year-old woman was taken to Esperance Police Station where she refused a drug […]

Three Buena Vista residents were arrested at a South San Juan Avenue address March 15 for suspected possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. “Officers of the Buena Vista Police Department seized a substantial quantity of suspected methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia from this residence,” a press release states. Alva Maria Alvey, 39, Jason Scott Hays, 37, […]

SAN CARLOS — A California felon is accused of practicing dentistry without a license in an unsanitary office where he allegedly cooked meth. Joseph Hirsch, of Redwood City, is being held in San Mateo County jail on $500,000 bail after authorities received a tip about his alleged crimes, Mercy News reported. Hirsch, 59, is accused […]

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — Four people jailed in a 9-year-old Indiana boy’s starvation death face new charges involving two other children exposed to methamphetamine through their use of the drug. The Tribune-Star reports that neglect of dependent charges were filed Wednesday against Cameron Hoopingarner’s two guardians and two other people. Hoopingarner had cerebral palsy and weighed only […]

A Wells man who allegedly possessed child pornography last week is facing multiple felony charges in Faribault County District Court. Donald Gene Beckmann, 59, was charged on Wednesday with two counts of possessing child pornography, two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm and three counts of fifth-degree meth possession. Court documents […]

Prosecutors recently filed two felony cases against a Weyauwega woman. Stephanie A. Pingel, 27, is charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of marijuana following a March 3 arrest. She faces the same charges plus a count of possession of drug paraphernalia following a Nov. 13, 2016, traffic stop. On the morning of March 3, […]

A Coffee County woman is under arrest and her son is being sought after a four-pound package of meth was delivered to a house near Nicholls, the Coffee County sheriff said in a release. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security informed the Douglas-Coffee County drug unit and Georgia Bureau of Investigation drug agents that it […]

A woman who called the cops after saying she was thrown out of a moving vehicle is facing a felony drug charge after allegedly being found with methamphetamine on her. <img class=”size-full wp-image-138797″ src=”http://isanticountynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/03/Nichole-Lynn-Erickson.jpg” alt=”Nichole Lynn Erickson” width=”150″ height=”187″ /> Nichole Lynn Erickson, 33, of Isanti, was charged before Judge Amy Brosnahan on March 6 […]

PUTNAM COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) – A woman who graduated from drug court two years ago was arrested on meth-related charges, Putnam County Sheriff’s deputies say. Stacy J. Casto of Hometown was arrested Wednesday. She is charged with possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine. Deputies say Casto graduated from Putnam County Drug Court in February 2015. […]

EBRO — Two Louisiana women visiting Panama City Beach for Spring Break are facing drug charges after an undercover operation by the Washington County Drug Task Force. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office reported Christy Tregre, 44, and Tarah Bergeron, 32, both of Paradise, Louisiana, were staying in Panama City Beach when they made contact with […]

David Gullett, of Malvern, has been charged in Clark County Circuit Court for drug offenses. The Arkadelphia Police Department responded to a report of a shoplifting at Wal-Mart. Upon arrival, officers encountered a suspect who had previously been banned for many past incidents. He informed officers that he had driven to the scene with Gullett. […]

A Pearlington woman arrested while trying to sell meth at a truck stop as federal agents drained buckets of meth-laced toilet water from her home is headed to prison. Judge Sul Ozerden sentenced Chiquita Acker, 40, to the maximum 10 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release on a meth-conspiracy charge. He […]

A man who was arrested after a traffic stop late Wednesday allegedly made things worse when he tried to take two baggies of methamphetamine into jail with him. Jonathan W. Bittleston, 25, was booked on charges of driving under suspension, altered registration, possession of methamphetamine and taking contraband into jail. Court documents say a police […]

WAYNESBORO — Police seized more than 14 pounds of methamphetamine, and 2.5 pounds of cocaine — with a combined street value of nearly $800,000 — in a two-day operation in Waynesboro, Harrisonburg and Augusta and Nelson counties. The operation also resulted in the arrest of two men with Stuarts Draft addresses. The Skyline Drug Task […]

SEOUL, South Korea — Two U.S. soldiers have been accused of smuggling 9 pounds of methamphetamine worth about $12 million hidden in cereal boxes sent via the military postal service, South Korean prosecutors said. Prosecutors allege that the soldiers, who were based at Camp Humphreys, arranged for the drugs to be shipped from California to […]

A traffic stop in Columbus has led to the dismantling of a methamphetamine distribution operation in Elizabethtown. The Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team in Bartholomew County arrested two people and confiscated a large amount of paraphernalia, drugs and drug-dealing equipment Tuesday from a home on 11th Street in Elizabethtown, according to a media release. Stephanie Cecil, […]

On Wednesday, Henderson Police conducted a traffic stop on Powell Street and reportedly found a small bag of methamphetamine in the passenger’s seat of a vehicle. Laura Wallhead, 33, had her vehicle searched when authorities say they also found several items of drug paraphernalia and an alprazolam pill along with the meth. Wallhead was arrested […]

A Hartselle woman is accused of stealing driver’s licenses and using them to buy cold medicine that she sold in return for cash and methamphetamine. Whitney Leigh Russell McBride, 32, was arrested Wednesday and charged with two counts of identity theft and two counts of second-degree meth manufacturing. The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office said McBride […]