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BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – The meth epidemic continues to wreak havoc across West Michigan. The meth crackdown involved a variety of agencies and police departments. We rode along with Battle Creek police, as they hit the streets to target well-established meth operations. It’s a Wednesday afternoon, but this is no ordinary work day […]

Methamphetamine-related crimes cost San Diego county taxpayers thousands of dollars but drug treatment outreach efforts could help save money, according to a SANDAG case study. A Criminal Justice Flash report was released Wednesday by the SANDAG Criminal Justice Research Division. It highlighted the impact of meth-related crime and the results of follow-up efforts to keeps […]

HIDALGO, Texas – On April 25, a man driving a 2009 Ford pickup truck was stopped at the Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridge. The 38 year old man from Georgia was put through a secondary inspection. Upon investigation, agents found 106.5 pounds of methamphetamine, street valued at $2,131,000, hidden within the vehicle. The narcotics were seized and […]

Court documents say five people set a man up to be ambushed and killed early Monday morning in rural Webster County. The suspects allegedly armed themselves, settled into hiding places, waited for their target to arrive and then pounced. So much planning went into the scheme, according to the sheriff, that the group scouted locations […]

The global war on drugs has proven “disastrous” and “humankind cannot afford a 21st century drug policy as ineffective and counter-productive as the last century’s.” So say more than 1,000 world leaders, including 27 members of the House of Representatives and six U.S. senators, in a letter to the United Nations ahead of a major international drug […]

A cell of the Sinaloa Cartel ordered the construction of a narco tunnel between Mexicali and Calexico. The woman in charge of the planning and operation, Marcia Manuela Duarte Medina “Nina” had already trafficked drugs through a tunnel from Sonora to Arizona. On this occasion, she involved her mother, her brother and her nephew, sought […]

WARNING GRAPHIC Two factions of the Mexican drug cartel Los Zetas have been fighting for control of the Tamaulipas state capital of Ciudad Victoria. In one week the Grupo Bravo faction decapitated a total of people, all belonging to Cartel Del Noreste aka CDN. In OXXO coolers, three heads were left near an elementary school […]

KUALA LUMPUR — The Malaysian ­police force has come under scrutiny in recent weeks for all the wrong reasons. There have been several cases this month in which the men in blue were nabbed for various criminal activities, such as kidnapping, bribery, sexual assault and extortion. At the same time, it has also emerged that […]

MCMINNVILLE, Ore. (KOIN) — A McMinnville man is being held on kidnapping charges after allegedly holding a woman against her will and assaulting her. Deputies responded to reports of physical domestic violence and learned that the suspect was 20-year-old Joseph Gage, who was known them for a vehicle theft earlier this month. The victim reported […]

TWIN FALLS • A mom accused of selling two pounds of meth to undercover officers has now been charged with having 10 more pounds of the drug in her car while her son was a passenger. Brenda Trinidi Sainz, 34, of Yakima, Wash., was arraigned Monday in Twin Falls County Magistrate Court on a felony […]

(Stillwater, Okla.) – A 57-year-old prison visitor with a criminal record has been jailed on $50,000 bail pending a Wednesday appearance in Payne County District Court on charges of trafficking methamphetamine and bringing marijuana into the Cimarron Correctional Facility in Cushing, both of which are felonies carrying possible penalties of a life sentence plus at […]

OSHKOSH — The Oshkosh Police Department is investigating a methamphetamine lab that was located in a hotel room in the 1500 block of West South Park Avenue. Oshkosh Police went to the hotel at about 10 a.m. Monday in an attempt to locate a 27-year-old man who had a warrant for his arrest. Oshkosh Police […]

Idaho Falls Police arrested 51‐year‐old Jenny M. Bartholomae for possession of Methamphetamine during a traffic stop Monday evening. Bartholomae of Idaho Falls was also booked into the Bonneville County Jail for possession of drug paraphernalia and driving without privileges. According to reports, officers stopped a vehicle, driven by Bartholomae, at Park and Broadway, around 6 […]

LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Investigators serving a warrant on Bonnie Blue Way arrested three and confiscated numerous drugs and needles Tuesday. Limestone County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Stephen Young tells WHNT News 19 that Sheriff Blakely and Narcotics Division investigators went to a house on Bonnie Blue Way to conduct a search warrant. Three people […]

PHOENIX – A Phoenix woman with high-profile connections in Republican politics made an initial court appearance Wednesday after Maricopa County sheriff’s deputies found a meth lab in the backyard of her home. Emily Pitha, 34, and Christopher Hustrulid, 36, are being held on $20,000 cash bail. Pitha faces four felony drug charges and a felony […]

Drug cartels are helping Muslim terrorists – including at least one ISIS militant – sneak across the U.S.-Mexico border to scope out the targets for terror attacks, according to a Tuesday report from Washington watchdog group Judicial Watch. “Among the jihadists that travel back and forth through the porous southern border is a Kuwaiti named […]

PAW PAW, MI – A man who deputies say was high on methamphetamine was in such a rush to leave the scene of a “domestic situation” Saturday near Paw Paw that he jumped into a car and took off without any clothes on. Deputies found the naked 41-year-old Paw Paw man behind the wheel after […]

KINGSTON, ONT.—A 36-year-old Oshawa man may be watching his back more closely after a bag of crystal meth that got stuck to that part of his body resulted in his arrest. Police in Kingston, Ont. say they were asked to find the man after his girlfriend’s family expressed concern for her safety. They tracked the […]

Police found several small baggies of methamphetamine/ecstasy in a small pink purse on Saturday. It was almost 3 a.m. when Chickasha Police pulled over a black Toyota Camry for speeding, an incident report said. The front passenger, Samantha Brooks, appeared to be handling something underneath her seat. Sergeant Jeremy Alexander reported that when he approached […]

A 23-year-old woman was arrested Monday morning after deputies say she ran from a traffic accident with drugs in her bag. Olga Alfonso was driving her 2003 Cadillac Seville recklessly when she hit a tractor-trailer near mile marker 395 on Interstate 80 just after 6:30 a.m., according to an incident report from the Lancaster County […]

(KGBT) — Officers at the Progreso Bridge were suspicious Saturday night, when a 20-year-old Houston man told them he crossed the border to visit a sick grandmother in Nuevo Progreso. Officers had already caught Mark Anthony Romero, 20, of Houston carrying about 15.2 pounds of liquid methamphetamine hidden in bottles of Guanabana fruit extract, according […]

A total of six people from this area have been indicted by a federal grand jury, accused of distributing a large amount of meth. Federal authorities say one of the men, Michael Nevatt, was the middle man between Mexican methamphetamine suppliers and distributors here at home. KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney […]

FAYETTE COUNTY, TEXAS – Deputies arrested a 49-year-old Washington man on Sunday after approximately seven kilograms of methamphetamine was found in his truck. According to the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office, Sgt. Randy Thumann and his K-9 partner Lobos “conducted a consensual encounter” with Manuel Alvarez around 11 a.m. Sunday at a rest area near Flatonia […]

Diplomats and top officials from governments around the world gathered last week at United Nations headquarters in New York to discuss what to do about the global drug problem. Over the course of four days and multiple discussions, the assembled dignitaries vowed to take a more comprehensive approach to the issue than in years past […]

The governor of Mexico’s beleaguered southern state of Guerrero has promised to step up efforts to contain local drug cartels. The pledge came in response to a night of intense violence in the coastal city of Acapulco involving multiple clashes between heavily armed men and federal police. “We have to accept that criminal groups, especially […]