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Polk County Sheriff: Meth Is Biggest Drug Problem In County, Causing Increase In Other Crimes In the last three years, the number of cases involving methamphetamine have tripled in a pocket of far northwestern Wisconsin. In Polk County, 124 samples of the highly powerful and addictive stimulant were submitted to the state crime lab for analysis in criminal […]

A woman garnered some extra charges by trying to smuggle meth into jail after being arrested, police say. According to the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department: Jacqulyn Kristin Conway, 35, of Fairview Drive in Hixson, Tenn., was arrested Aug. 8 on charges of aggravated stalking, possession of meth, and crossing state/county guard lines with drugs. Her […]

A 31-year-old man was arrested Monday after Lufkin police saw him standing naked in the street and attempting to cover himself with a piece of carpet. An officer noticed Rickie Brimer at the intersection of Humason Avenue and North Timberland Drive when he heard a yell and saw the naked man in his rearview mirror, police said. […]

A Bixby man is being charged with malicious destruction of property, possessing methamphetamine and possessing drug paraphernalia after his arrest Wednesday. Kristopher William Roberts, 50, reportedly flooded his room and surrounding rooms at La Quinta Inn and Suites in Stillwater. He was found with drug paraphernalia, defined as syringes and methamphetamine. All three charges, if […]

A Corvallis woman faces felony child endangerment charges after her mother called the sheriff’s office to report that her daughter was neglecting her 10-month-old twin daughters because of her drug use. Raquel Ranae Murray, 20, appeared before Ravalli County Justice Jim Bailey on two counts of child endangerment and felony charges of criminal distribution and […]

Three suspects are now in custody after nearly 17 pounds of methamphetamine was located in an occupied vehicle. According to Sgt. Matthew Davis, the arrest occurred Tuesday morning at 7:05 when a deputy contacted the occupants of a vehicle parked in the northbound Dunnigan rest stop after noticing the vehicle had expired registration. Davis reported […]

SANDY — Police say they foiled an expensive drug operation when they recovered 68 pounds of meth while acting on a tip from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Federal authorities enlisted the help of the Unified Police Department on Tuesday, saying they had intelligence indicating a large load of meth was being transported through […]

POPLAR – On the night her son was stabbed to death, a Poplar mother knew something was gravely wrong. “I was up pacing around in my kitchen. I just had a bad feeling, I really did,” said Leslie Jackson. “He was dead, I just felt it. There’s just so much death, so many young people […]

POPLAR, Montana (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Life on the remote Fort Peck Indian Reservation in northern Montana has all the ingredients for sex trafficking – poverty, isolation, joblessness and violence, topped with an epidemic of crystal meth addiction. Drug users are selling their babies, daughters and sisters for the potent stimulant that is ravaging Native […]

Methamphetamine has Chippewa County in grip

Posted: 17th August 2016 by Doc in Uncategorized

Brian Cole was a hardened criminal and drug user. But all it took was one time taking methamphetamine, and he was hooked. “Meth is different. Because it doesn’t matter how old you are. This is one drug where…and a lot of us know, you take one hit and you’re done,” Cole told Tuesday’s town hall […]

Wichita Falls police arrest an Archer City woman for possession of  drug paraphernalia, then after  further investigation charged her with  delivery of meth when she pulled two bags of meth from a body cavity. 33 year old Stacie Quisenberry is jailed on a $15,000 bond. Police say they stopped a car at 13th and Broad […]

KNOXVILLE – Hazel Ketner couldn’t understand why she felt so bad. She went to the doctor. She entered one hospital and then another. Months passed. The 81-year-old still felt poorly. Then, she took a test that gave her a shock. Ketner came back positive for suspected methamphetamine. The Powell woman said she doesn’t use meth. […]

On Aug. 11, the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department applied for and was granted two separate narcotic related search warrants in the county. At 12:40 a.m., members of the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department along with members of the Prairie du Chien Police Department executed a search warrant at Debra Wetzel’s residence at the Golden Acres Apartment […]

A Bettendorf couple faces charges after investigators say they found methamphetamine, packaging materials and other items in their home. Kelly Lee Wolfe, 41, and Valarie Lynn Wolfe, 49, face charges of child endangerment, an aggravated misdemeanor, possession of methamphetamine, a serious misdemeanor, and possession of drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor. Kelly Wolfe also faces one […]

Early this morning, jury selection began for the State of Texas versus Eric Severo Escobedo case. At around 3:00 p.m., 12 jurors were selected to determine Escobedo’s guilt or innocence on two different offenses. Including these two offenses, Escobedo, 32, has been arrested 28 times in Tom Green County. During this trial, Escobedo faces an […]

HOUSTON – Police said they have responded to several reports of drivers who appeared to have overdosed on crystal meth. Police responded to a call about a reckless driver on Aug. 7 at 8:16 p.m. on East Parkwood Avenue. The driver had reportedly slowly driven off the road and into a grassy area near a […]

A terrorist suspect in U.S. government custody has affirmed that the Islamic State (ISIS) has “sleeper cells” in Mexico presumably preparing to infiltrate the United States and conduct terrorist strikes, according to the conservative group Judicial Watch. The report appears to corroborate an article in the Italian website il Giornali in April in which an […]

Each Saturday a long line of women dressed in black snakes around the cracked concrete facade of the decrepit Basra police station where the city’s anti-narcotics force has its home. Two police officers are posted to maintain order, but the women – who shelter from the stifling sun in the walls’ narrow shade – are […]

MT. JULIET, Tenn. (WKRN) – A mother-of-two died just weeks after reaching out publicly for help with a drug addiction. Ashley Selby posted the desperate call for help on the community Facebook page “Hip Mt. Juliet” on July 21. In her post, she wrote about her battle with drug addiction. “This is a little embarrassing […]

POPLAR – The state of Montana is home to some of the most proud residents, but there’s one county so deeply devastated by drug addiction that it’s people have been forgotten and left to die. Roosevelt County Sheriff Jason Frederick said methamphetamine is the big problem on the reservation. “Everyone out there trying to get […]

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – An Abilene man was arrested on Saturday after his ex-girlfriend told police he tied her up and held her against her will for days, beat her with a spatula, and forcibly injected with methamphetamine. Corbin Vass, 36, has been charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Unlawful Restraint, Exposure […]

Jose Luis Garcia, 30, charged with battery on a peace officer in Oxnard, California Garcia allegedly admitted to using cocaine and meth before climbing a tree Saturday morning He allegedly hurled rocks at officers and spat blood from a cut in his mouth into the face of a cop A nude man who was high […]

One of the final lines of an Environmental Protection Agency set of guidelines on cleaning a home exposed to methamphetamine is “Demolition may be considered a more cost-effective option.” Indeed, the decision to demolish a home that has been the site of meth use or production — especially mobile or pre-manufactured homes — is made […]

Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader reports that at around 8 a.m. on Sunday, August 14, deputies from the Pike County Sheriff’s Office followed up on a citizen’s tip regarding an active methamphetamine lab and responded to 1817 Meadow Run Road, where over 100 one-pot methamphetamine laboratories were discovered, along with manufacturing materials, drug abuse instruments, […]

LAREDO, TEXAS – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers found 13 pounds of crystal methamphetamine hidden in a tractor trailer attempting to cross the border. According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, a 53-year-old man was driving the truck from Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas to the United States. A CBP officer asked for an intensive inspection of the […]