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A State Government plan to fund six specialist nurses across seven WA hospitals to help combat the State’s methamphetamine epidemic has been decried as “woefully inadequate” by the WA arm of the Australian Medical Association. Announcing the strategy yesterday, Mental Health Minister Andrea Mitchell said the nurses, who would be in place by January, were […]

The drug officer pointed out that there are Drug Trade Organisations (DTOs), which, in order to avoid being exposed to anti-narcotic agencies, are hiring freelance chemists to prepare meth. A college professor in Mumbai has come under a strict scanner with the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) and Anti Narcotics Cell (ANC) probing him for alleged […]

Posted by DD from material at CNN, The Washington Post, The Guardian, and Borderland Beat archives On Thursday, Nov. 24, soldiers and police fanned out Friday across Guerrero state in a new security operation , chasing a wounded gang leader,“El Tequilero,” and trying to quell a wave of violence that included the discovery of hidden […]

Samantha Wilson started using drugs when she was 12-years-old and fell pregnant at the age of 16 while hooked on the drug ice. During the pregnancy the Queensland teenager stopped injecting ice, but once her baby was born, she quickly returned to drugs, the Sunshine Coast Daily reported. Ms Wilson grew up in Caboolture, north […]

VIENNA, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) – While responding to a call about a man with a gun, state police found materials to make meth inside a Town of Vienna home. Allan Christman, 23, and Katrina Egelston, 25, were arrested Wednesday and were charged with unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine, a felony, four counts of endangering the welfare of a […]

GULFPORT – A couple held for immigration officials have admitted they were acting as drug couriers when they were found with 21.2 kilos of meth behind a Gulfport hotel. Miguel Villalobos Chavez, 35, and Maria Martina Martinez Marcias, 33, accepted plea deals recently in U.S. District Court. They each pleaded guilty to a charge of interstate […]

Addiction services clinical nurse coordinator Darrell Evans says methamphetamine addiction represents the biggest change in the South Canterbury drug environment. People seeking help for methamphetamine addiction has increased over the past several years. Addiction services clinical nurse coordinator Darrell Evans said it represents the biggest change in the South Canterbury drug environment The number of […]

A man and a woman remained in jail without bond Thursday night after being arrested near the intersection of Booze Mountain Road and Park Avenue on felony methamphetamine charges, reports stated. According to Floyd County Jail reports: William Harold Parris, 49, of 37 Ridgeview Drive, and April Dawn Lindsey, 39, of 172 Old Rockmart Road, […]

Three Nigerian men have been charged after they allegedly tried to import more than $15 million worth of methamphetamine by hiding it in tins of glue. The drug was found mixed in 180 tins of industrial glue that came in three shipments from Mexico in October, the Australian Federal Police says. The shipments, which were […]

BILLINGS – Two drug dealers serving life terms in federal prison for trafficking meth in Billings had their sentences shortened by President Barack Obama, who granted clemency this week to 79 people. Victor Robert Nava Sr., 70, who was sentenced in 2002 to two life terms for convictions on conspiracy and five other drug counts […]

RALEIGH – Two men and a woman were charged with manufacturing methamphetamine Tuesday after Wake County sheriff’s investigators stopped a pickup truck at Interstates 440 and 495. Brian Lee Cooley, 40, of 206 Ackerman Road, near Garner; Raymond Edward Hull IV, 24, who told authorities he is from Wake Forest but has no permanent address; and […]

Authorities said three people were arrested after 16 grams of meth and other drug paraphernalia was found in a Cullman home. Agents found 16 grams of meth , 40 suboxone strips, eight syringes and other drug paraphernalia while executing a search warrant on a Cullman home on Nov. 22.Cullman Sheriff’s Office Jonathan Craig Wilson, 39, […]

MUNCIE, Ind. – A fire at a southside public housing complex led to a Muncie woman’s arrest on meth-related charges. Julie Lee Medlen, 45, of the 3500 block of South Juniper Lane, was taken into custody after firefighters and police were called to a reported blaze in her apartment at the Earthstone Terrace housing complex. […]

HENDERSON, Ky. (11/23/16) — A report of a careless driver last night on Kentucky 425 resulted in the arrest of a Henderson woman for possession of meth. According to the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office, a traffic stop at 7:30 p.m. on Christina M. Powell, 39, resulted in her being charged with operating a motor vehicle […]

ST. GEORGE — A St. George woman was arrested Friday on a variety of drug-related charges after authorities found 17 grams of methamphetamine in her vehicle during a traffic stop on Interstate 15. At approximately 5:20 p.m. Friday, Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies observed a vehicle traveling 75 mph in a posted 55 mph zone. Authorities subsequently […]

Is Addiction a Disease? Yes, and Much More

Posted: 24th November 2016 by Doc in Uncategorized

Many people see addiction . . . as a character flaw or a bad choice. They don’t recognize that addiction is in fact a chronic disease of the brain.” That statement by Vivek Murthy, surgeon general of the United States, reflects the current medical and scientific consensus about addiction. Murthy and others believe the language […]

Sheriff’s deputies completing a routine pat-down Monday morning on a woman being booked into the Pueblo County jail found six baggies of methamphetamine and a roll of money, authorities say, Renee Pataska, 21, was being booked into the facility after being arrested at the Dennis Maes Judicial Center on a warrant for failure to comply. She […]

A woman was arrested in Bryan on Monday after police say they found a large amount of methamphetamine on her. According to Bryan police, an officer pulled over a pickup Monday after noticing the vehicle’s registration had expired. The officer noted in his report that the driver, a man, was shaking nervously. The officer had […]

LUBBOCK COUNTY, TX (KCBD) – On October 24, 2016 a corporal with the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office K9 Division attempted to pull over 26-year-old Brittany Tyson on 50th Street for a traffic violation. The corporal said initially, she refused to pull over and got onto the loop before eventually coming to a stop on the loop and Slide […]

BARROW, AK Residents of Barrow took to the streets today to protest against drugs in their community after the arrest of several suspected drug sellers. Protesters in Barrow as drug suspect is brought to court. As one of the suspects was being taken to court for arraignment, protesters holding signs and chanting “no more drugs, […]

LAREDO, Texas – Customs agents at Lincoln- Juarez Bridge arrested a 20-year-old woman attempting to smuggle $350,000 worth of drugs into the United States on Thursday. With the help of a K-9 officer, officers seized 25 pounds of crystal methamphetamine hidden in 10 packages found inside the woman’s 2004 Ford Mustang, officials said. “CBP officers […]

SAN DIEGO (AP) – A man charged with using teens as young as 15 to smuggle vast amounts of methamphetamine into the U.S. has pleaded guilty to conspiracy. Twenty-two-year-old Roberto Torres Jr. entered the plea Tuesday in federal court in San Diego. He’s facing 10 years to life in prison and a $10 million fine. […]

Over 99 percent of all marijuana and methamphetamine seized at U.S. borders has come from Mexico, a colossal cache of 8.2 million pounds since 2012 and a demonstration of the efforts by drug cartels to feed America’s habit, one that is leading to increasing deaths, according to a new report. U.S. Customs and Border Protection […]

Three people were arrested Saturday after police said they used counterfeit bills used in movies at various businesses in Abilene and possessed methamphetamine. Brandi Mullany, 29, Sean McNamara, 33, and Brian Guilliams, 26, all face one count of engaging in organized criminal activity and meth possession. They remain in the Taylor County Jail, with bail set at $15,000 apiece. […]

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – A 27-year-old woman was charged with producing methamphetamine and possession of the drug after St. Johns County deputies responding to a welfare check at a home on Pacetti Road just south of State Road 16 discovered a meth lab. This bust happened around 1 a.m. at a home set off the […]