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A 12-year-old girl was intoxicated and high on methamphetamine when officers discovered her in the driver’s seat of a car Wednesday, court documents said. An officer said Bengamin Ray Yellowowl, 25, was in the passenger seat. Yellowowl, of Browning, has been charged with felony criminal endangerment of a child, sexual abuse of children and a […]

BURKE — A Dallas man pleaded guilty to distributing methamphetamine to and having sexual contact with a minor. Donald Story, 51, pleaded guilty to the two charges Thursday at the Gregory County Courthouse in Burke, according to the South Dakota Attorney General’s Office. The charges stem from incidents that occurred between Feb. 1 and May […]

Meadville police on Thursday charged the building manager of a men’s overnight homeless shelter with manufacturing methamphetamine inside the shelter. Police arrested Jerry A. Whitman, 50, at about 2:30 p.m. Thursday after the director of the St. James Haven, 169 Walnut St., contacted police and told them he feared Whitman was manufacturing methamphetamine there. Investigators […]

MARSHFIELD — An investigation of possible drug trafficking by the Marshfield Police Department led to the apprehension of a Marshfield woman and three other individuals Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016. According to police reports, the investigation began Nov. 15, 2016, regarding the possible delivery of controlled substances by Amanda Ronek, 22, Marshfield. On Nov. 16 with […]

In video obtained from the Orange County District Attorney’s Office, it’s an unnerving sight as a woman leaps through a public bus window to the ground below. To the gasp of other riders, she crawls out of the window feet first, hangs there until the bus reaches a speed of 26 miles per hour, and […]

Law officers raided several locations Thursday in and around San Antonio as part of an operation targeting a ring accused of distributing large quantities of methamphetamine and cocaine. More than 30 people are being targeted as part of at least two federal indictments returned last week, records show. Some were taken into custody as others […]

BROWN COUNTY, Wis. (WBAY) — The FBI and Wisconsin Department of Justice are making a harsh prediction — that communities across the state will only start seeing more methamphetamine and the crimes associated with its abuse. It comes from a joint study on the drug, just released, analyzing its use across the state. In it, […]

NASHVILLE, Tenn.–A Manchester man and woman landed behind bars on Tuesday for making meth while a 4-year-old and 12-year-old girl were in the house. According to the Coffee County Sheriff’s Department (CCSD), police responded to a 1112 Woodland Court home and “detected the odor of a meth lab,” observing a one pot bottle on fire […]

WILTON MANORS, Fla. – A Wilton Manors doctor and his medical assistant were arrested Wednesday by the DEA after a six-month investigation into him illegally distributing methamphetamine to his patients, prosecutors said. Dr. Dominic Riganotti and Jacquelin Fernandez both face federal charges. Prosecutors said Riganotti “offered to illegally distribute methamphetamine to his patients and dispensed […]

The second of two women arrested in May on drug charges now also faces charges of endangering two children. Alyssa Nacole Mata, 19, is charged with two counts of abandoning or endangering a child. Her mother, 43-year-old Martha Denise Mata, was arrested and charged last week. They had their total bail set at $20,000 each and neither […]

SARASOTA, Fla. — A 25-year-old man was arrested Tuesday after an explosion in his home led deputies to the discovery of a meth lab, the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies responded to 3464 Fairview Drive around 2:45 p.m. regarding reports about an explosion. When they arrived, fire department personnel informed deputies that Andrew Ilardi caused […]

A Missouri woman is facing federal charges after she allegedly was caught with 11 pounds of methamphetamine at a Kansas City bus station. Rubi Espinoza, 26, of Mount Vernon, Mo., was arrested earlier this month at the Greyhound bus station in Kansas City. She was indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury on charges of […]

SEOUL, South Korea – Two 2nd Infantry Division soldiers have been indicted in connection with a $10 million methamphetamine smuggling case involving the U.S. military postal service, officials said Wednesday. The shipment of nearly eight pounds of meth — in three packages with labels saying they contained candy — was discovered in late October by […]

CINCINNATI — Federal agents found 53 pounds of methamphetamine hidden inside a snail statue at a Greater Cincinnati cargo facility, Customs and Border Protection officials announced Wednesday. The agents were checking cargo from Mexico on Dec. 30 and noticed a package labeled “Mexican stone crafts.” It came from Mexico City and was destined for a […]

Special Agent in Charge Justin Tolomeo of the FBI Milwaukee Division and Wisconsin Attorney General Brad D. Schimel announced the results of the collaborative law enforcement efforts of the 2016 Wisconsin methamphetamine (meth) study. The 2016 Wisconsin Methamphetamine Study is the product of a one-and-a-half year-long look into the use of meth in Wisconsin. The […]

More than 8,000 methamphetamine pills along with drug paraphernalia were seized at 7 a.m.  Wednesday from a Sturgeon Falls residence. West Nipissing Police Service and the Ontario Provincial Police executed the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act search at a Nipissing Street residence. One man was arrested at the residence, taken into custody and held for […]

Drug addiction costs society dearly, from crime committed by addicts seeking to support their habits to child neglect and abandonment to lost productivity. But one aspect of chronic methamphetamine use is making an impact on violent crime statistics, and posing a dilemma for the criminal justice system. In a story in Sunday’s Mail Tribune, reporter […]

A 53-year-old Logan man is being held in the Cache County Jail on $200,000 bail after he was charged with contacting a 15-year-old girl for sex. According to Logan Police Capt. Curtis Hooley, Shawn Lee Radford made arrangements to meet the girl at a local store but was instead met by police who had been […]

What started as a Craigslist post ended in an Indiana man’s coming to Frankfort allegedly to have sex with a minor. According to records from Attorney General Andy Beshear and Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Zach Becker, 36-year-old Larry Lyons of New Middletown, Indiana, drove 1.5 hours to Frankfort on Friday thinking he was meeting a 15-year-old […]

An East Grand Forks woman faces multiple charges after officers say she was driving high on methamphetamine with a child Monday. Lori Rae Hobus, 50, has been charged with third-degree driving while impaired and endangerment of a child, both gross misdemeanors, and one count of fifth-degree drug possession, a felony. According to the criminal complaint: […]

A Four Oaks woman was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine which was found after she allegedly attempted to shoplift items from a local store. Melissa Thornton Tart, 36, of Four Oaks faces charges of possession of methamphetamine after an incident at Belk in Dunn Thursday. Officials at the store reported a suspect attempted […]

PIERRE PART, LA (WAFB) – An Assumption Parish man was arrested Friday after accidentally texting a deputy about a crystal meth delivery in Pierre Part. According to Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon, Dwayne Paul Hebert, 39, was arrested Friday, January 6 on drug and weapons charges. That evening, as Assumption deputy received a text message […]

ASSUMPTION PARISH, LA (WAFB) – Three residents of Pierre Part were arrested on Friday, November 4 on charges of allegedly creating and operating a mobile clandestine lab on a boat for the purpose of manufacturing methamphetamine. The Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office reports that Dwayne Paul Hebert, 39, Latisha Landry, 33, and Kelly Blanchard, 31, were […]

VOLNEY, N.Y. — Two parents in Oswego County have been charged after authorities said they were making methamphetamine at home in front of their child, according to the Oswego County Drug Task Force. Investigators with the task force and other members of law enforcement responded to 1822 County Route 6 Lot A-18 in Volney Monday […]

A Lake Geneva man allegedly cooked methamphetamine in a hotel room and the cook ignited in the room leaving one person severely burned. Lake Geneva Police Chief Michael S. Rasmussen reports the incident happened on Monday around 3:14 AM. Officers responded to The Cove for an activated fire alarm. While en route, officers received a second call […]