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PIERCE COUNTY, WASHINGTON – As home deals heat up in the South Sound, many buyers worry about whether they can win out in an increasingly competitive market. But another problem could lurk in the stacks of paper people sign when buying a home: The disclosure that the property once was contaminated by methamphetamine. Meth was […]

Sydney woman Amanda Arbib, 26, was threatened with prison for her crimes She had pleaded guilty to fraudulently obtaining money by stealing credit cards Court heard she descended into life of crime and drugs – including ice addiction She has since gone to rehab, kicked her drug habit and turned her life around Magistrate on […]

A 34-year-old Seattle man charged with raping a University of Washington student in her bedroom last week is also accused of trying to inject her with what he said was methamphetamine. The victim told police her attacker said “he would make it look like she was buying drugs from him” during the Feb. 23 rape […]

GUANGZHOU, June 25 (Xinhua) — Police officer Li Jianzhao was once hated by villagers who cooked crystal methamphetamine in Boshe, a coastal village in Lufeng County, Guangdong Province. The village of 14,000 was a center of production and trade of drugs, with over a third of meth consumed in China originating in Boshe and neighboring […]

Breaking Bad glamorized meth like it was nobody’s business. But Florida, on the other hand, isn’t so glamorous, especially when it comes to crystal meth. This pair of five suspects were wrangled up at retirement residence fronted as both a golf cart chop shop and a meth lab. Let’s drift off to The Villages, a […]

It seems like hardly a day goes by when you don’t see someone arrested in Gallatin County for a methamphetamine-related offense. It could be when a Bozeman police officer pulls over a driver for a traffic offense and discovers a small baggie with a crystalline substance and a residue-covered pipe. It could be when an […]

Walworth County law enforcement and health officials were reeling from heroin and opiate overdose deaths. Then meth arrived. Now, the two drugs provide a troubling, time-consuming and resource-intensive one-two punch for those on the front lines of two epidemics. “We have been experiencing … an influx of methamphetamine over the last couple of years,” Capt. […]

GUANGZHOU, June 25 (Xinhua) — Three people had been executed for drug trafficking in south China ahead of the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking on June 26. The three were executed on June 22, according to the intermediate people’s court of Huizhou, Guangdong Province. The three were arrested separately by police during […]

A traffic stop late Tuesday evening resulted in the arrest of three people, two of whom were charged with drug trafficking. About 9 p.m. Tuesday, Whitley County Sheriff’s Deputy Jonas Saunders was patrolling in the Highway 92E and Louden Road area in response to complaints that the sheriff’s department had received of suspected drug activity, […]

A woman accused of injecting a Concord mother with narcotics while she was in “full-blown labor” has reached a plea deal with county prosecutors. Rhianna Frenette, 38, is scheduled to appear Tuesday afternoon in Merrimack County Superior Court for a plea and sentencing hearing. Frenette is charged with two misdemeanor counts of reckless conduct in […]

North Little Rock police arrested four people on drug trafficking charges after finding 10 pounds of methamphetamine in a vehicle Thursday morning, according to reports. Mark Gillespie, 52, of Little Rock; David Nunnelly, 32, of Quitman; Ricky Bennett, 38, of Conway; and Joyce Clarke, 32, of Jacksonville were each charged with trafficking a controlled substance. […]

SHREVEPORT, La. – A Dallas man was sentenced to 95 months in prison for conspiring with two other Dallas residents to distribute methamphetamine in the Shreveport-Bossier area. Acting U.S. Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced Friday that Robert Marcus Montes, 38, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth E. Foote on one count of conspiracy […]

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Opioid abuse has made the headlines in Minnesota for quite some time. Now, drug experts say it’s the resurgence of an old drug we should be worried about: meth. The meth epidemic took the state by storm a decade ago but recent numbers show a troubling trend. Minnesota’s Violent Crime Enforcement Team seized […]

A 47-year-old Yuma woman and her 17-year-old son are facing drug charges after U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers say they tried to smuggle five pounds of methamphetamine into Arizona. The pair were nabbed Wednesday as they walked into Arizona at the border crossing in San Luis, the agency said in a news release. They […]

A grand jury on Thursday indicted a 34-year-old Henry County woman on charges of manslaughter in connection with the smothering death of a 2-month-old.   Keanna Keys of Stockbridge had methamphetamine and Xanax, an anti-anxiety medication, in her system when she fell asleep on a couch with her friend’s baby, Henry County District Attorney’s Office spokeswoman […]

A 39-year-old man and 20-year-old woman face a federal charge of attempting to distribute methamphetamine after they were found Wednesday morning with 26 pounds of crystal meth in their car, according to court documents. Dennis Olinger and Haley Nicole Bigelow were charged in Dayton’s U.S. District Court after a U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency task force […]

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers discovered 138 pounds of liquid methamphetamine inside the gas tank of a car at the Calexico downtown port of entry Tuesday. The drugs were valued at almost $200,000, according to CBP. The driver of the SUV was a 25-year-old man who is a U.S. citizen. He was referred for a […]

We sat down with Michael Schiks and Sherry Parker at Project Turnabout to talk about meth problems in our communities, opioides, the health insurance industry, and how American society views addiction and drug use. “It’s hard to know where to begin except to say methamphetamine is one of the most destructive drugs that we work […]

CONCORD, N.H. — A woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to reckless conduct after she was accused of allowing herself to be injected with methamphetamine while she was in labor. Felicia Farruggia told the court that drug addiction made her lose sight of everything that was important, but she said she’s committed to being a better person. […]

ELKHORN—A “badly burned” woman who was hospitalized after a methamphetamine lab explosion at a Lake Geneva hotel now faces meth manufacturing charges in Walworth County Court. Authorities had responded to a fire alarm at The Cove of Lake Geneva hotel just after 3 a.m. Jan. 9 when a second call came in about a woman […]

A couple weeks ago, I wrote an article about Heroin and it’s presence in Mitchell County. This week I would like to bring awareness to another controlled substance found all over Iowa and also in Mitchell County. Methamphetamine is a central nervous system stimulant. It is highly addictive and commonly found throughout north Iowa. Demanding […]

Since the start of June, border patrol in four separate drug busts seized more than $500,000 worth of methamphetamines. While this amount would be considered huge a few years ago, today it is common place – a symptom of the growing meth-related troubles the county is facing as the drug gets purer, cheaper and more […]

WACO, Texas (AP) — A Texas woman who police said packed a loaded pistol in her vagina has been sentenced to probation after she pleaded guilty to drug possession. Ashley Cecilia Castaneda has been sentenced to 10 years on deferred probation for methamphetamine possession. The 33-year-old Waco woman also was fined $2,500. Waco police say […]

BLOUNTVILLE — A Kingsport pair was arrested for allegedly giving methamphetamine to a juvenile, and  the female suspect claimed she wanted her curious daughter to do the drug with her rather than “be out with strangers.”  According to records at the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office, police responded to a disturbance at 209 Tarkington St. in […]

Three Nixa residents have pleaded guilty in federal court June 20 to their roles in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, which resulted in the murder of a Mexican national, Oscar Adan Martinez-Gaxiola, according to a release from the United States District Attorney’s Office.  Brooke Danielle Beckley, 20, and Jourdan Ashley McGinnis, 28, both of Nixa, […]