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NACOGDOCHES — A search during a traffic stop resulted in the seizure of a mobile methamphetamine lab and one arrest. Deputies with the Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office stopped a vehicle around 10:30 p.m. Sunday for a defective equipment violation. Deputies observed the driver was very nervous, and deputies became suspicious of illegal activity. Deputies obtained […]

2015 was a record year for violent crime in Rapid City — an astonishing number of homicides, numerous assaults, and many, many robberies. You can find one common factor in some of those cases — meth. Jegeris says, “As a state, we have not done a good job to deter continued illegal drug use.” Putting […]

Two people were arrested and a large amount of methamphetamine and cash were seized in a joint operation of the Newton County Sheriff’s Office, the Ozark Drug Enforcement Team (ODET) and federal authorities. Justin Thurston, 33, and Sergio Diaz-Ontiveros, 30, both are charged by the United States District Court Western District of Missouri with conspiring […]

Meth, cocaine and heroin. The Canada Border Services Agency says it made the discovery last month at Surrey’s Pacific Highway Crossing. The agency is calling it the single largest interception of meth in B.C. in the last five years. Altogether, 32-kilograms of meth, and one kilo each of heroin and cocaine were found in a […]

A federal report on sex trafficking in San Diego has revealed a vast underground industry worth more than $800M annually, eight times higher than previously estimated. The report, considered the best measure of the problem’s scope to date, has shocked researchers and law enforcement officers in the region. “I didn’t realize the amount of money […]

UTAH COUNTY — A deputy who pulled over a speeding vehicle in Utah County Sunday discovered an injured woman inside, and he learned that woman was wanted on a warrant and another passenger in the car had methamphetamine. Sgt. Spencer Cannon with the Utah County Sheriff’s Office said things began around noon when a deputy […]

NEWKIRK — A status docket is set for Keaton Scott Patison, 20, Ponca City, in Kay County District Court on July 1. Patison was arrested by Ponca City police on May 12 and later charged with felony counts of, lewd molestation, forcible sodomy and possession of meth. Police report he is accused of committing lewd […]

MECHANIC FALLS – The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency arrested three Friday night on charges stemming from an alleged methamphetamine manufacturing operation, Supervisor Matt Cashman said Saturday. Police arrested James Ludlow, 41, of 26 Baril St., Lewiston; Kimberly Lothrop, 25, of 292 Blue Road, Monmouth; and Daniel Kelly, 45, of 640 Pigeon Hill Road, Mechanic Falls. All […]

SIREN—More than 100 county residents heard Wednesday (June 8) at a “Meth Town Hall” at Siren School that arrests for methamphetamine (meth) are up significantly in Burnett County. The cost in tax dollars and work hours needed to investigate, arrest, prosecute, incarcerate and treat meth users is putting a heavy toll on the county’s budget. […]

Calling methamphetamine a psychostimulant and powerful upper, Midland City Police detective Mark Stefaniak and County Prosecutor J. Dee Brooks appeared before the Midland County Board of Commissioners recently to explain the surge of meth in the county. “The concern with meth is that it is highly toxic; anybody around it can be affected,” Brooks said. […]

Her days were spent in classrooms studying the complexities of medical science. After dark, she was living a secret double life as a drug dealer and sex escort. When Australian police stopped a vehicle in Sydney’s west, it unexpectedly triggered a bust in which a stash of drugs was found at the home of 19-year-old […]

In a four month period, two women separately reported to New Orleans police they were raped by a meth dealer they met at Louis Armstrong Park who appeared pictured in a Facebook profile under the name “Swinga Justtohard,” the man’s arrest warrant says. Justin Wiley, 28, was booked Wednesday (June 15) on a new charge […]

Concord police said they arrested a city man Thursday after a methamphetamine cooking session went awry at his South Main Street apartment. Witnesses said they spotted 26-year-old Edward Hill yelling and throwing burning items out of a second-floor window at 206 S. Main St. about 7 p.m., Lt. Tim O’Malley said. Hill was charged with […]

CLEVELAND, Ohio — A Cleveland man was hospitalized and later charged with arson and drug trafficking after the methamphetamine he was cooking in an Old Brooklyn attic exploded burning his legs and feet, according to court records. Kevin Hufford, 23, was indicted Wednesday and is charged with drug manufacturing, chemical possession with intent to manufacture […]

SANTA MONICA (CN) – The founder of a Los Angeles addiction treatment center gave his clients drugs and alcohol and molested them, two women claim in a sexual battery lawsuit. Stephanie Nicole Johnston and Jennifer Irick sued Christopher Bathum and Community Recovery Inc., on April 6 in Superior Court.  “Bathum has created an illegal enterprise […]

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) A Roanoke man admitted Friday to running a prostitution business and trafficking drugs. Brandon Thomas, 25, pleaded guilty to counts involving drug and sex trafficking, and a gun charge. Thomas admitted that he ran a prostitution business involving several women out of hotels in Roanoke and Charlottesville. He posted advertisements on a […]

A Jamestown man was jailed Thursday accused of throwing a bottle containing ingredients for making methamphetamine from a car into a yard in Meadville in May. Shawn Paul Powell, 43, was arraigned Thursday before Magisterial District Judge Sam Pendolino on charges of a second degree felony count of operating a methamphetamine lab, a felony count […]

A group of methamphetamine-dealing gang members armed with rifles, shotguns and at least one rocket launcher was taken down in a pre-dawn operation Thursday morning in the Coachella Valley, officials said. Participating in what was dubbed Operation Desert Impact, agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement […]

PIERRE, S.D. –   Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that two additional inmates from the South Dakota Women’s Prison, who were charged in November 2015 for methamphetamine use, were sentenced today by Circuit Court Judge John Brown.  Cassandra Louise Bernard, 36, and Mary Frances Sierra, 27, were both sentenced. Bernard, who pled guilty to Ingestion […]

Three people were arrested in a methamphetamine bust in Waseca. The South Central Drug Investigation Unit, state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and Waseca Police Department cooperated on the bust, which occurred June 15. Agents arranged a drug buy of 6 pounds at $12,000 per pound, according to the criminal complaint. An undercover officer met with […]

CALEXICO, Calif. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers arrested a man wanted for rape after they found 119 pounds of methamphetamine hidden inside the car he was driving. CBP officers say the driver, a 41-year-old Salvadorian man, drove up to the Calexico east port of entry in a red Ford F-150 truck. Officers […]

Meth in the News – June 17, 2016

Posted: 17th June 2016 by Doc in Uncategorized

Meth in the News Professor Nicholas E Goeders When I started to write this Meth in the News column this week, I thought that I would once again explain why I ask for people who are using methamphetamine now – or have ever used meth – to contact me. But I also thought that everyone […]

CITRUS COUNTY, FL (WFLA) – An early morning drug bust at an Inverness house yielded two arrests, according to Citrus Country Sheriff’s Office. Three children were in the house at the time of the arrests. According to the CCSO post on their Facebook page, detectives with the Tactical Impact Unit, Community Crimes Unit, and Patrol […]

FAITH, N.C. — A father said that he is angry at the person who dumped meth-making materials that burned his 6-year-old son. Stephen Pueschel, 6, found a backpack in his yard Thursday. He didn’t realize it contained the precursors of a meth lab. He suffered burns on his eye and face. “He came running towards […]

BILLINGS – A Roundup man with an alleged methamphetamine addiction is accused of raping a teenage girl over the course of several years. Kenneth Wayne Jones, 41, is charged with a felony sex crime for the rape of a girl for two years starting when she was 14. Jones was set to make his initial […]