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A 30-year-old Carson City woman was arrested Tuesday on multiple felony charges related to a burglary in which jewelry was stolen and allegedly sold to a pawn shop, a Carson City sheriff’s deputy said.

Bexy Barbara Mora was arrested Tuesday, 2:12 p.m. in the 200 block of South Carson Meadows. She faces felonies charges of two counts possession of stolen property, one count obtaining money under false pretenses, possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. She’s being held on $73,632 bail.

Victoria Julia Mora, 37, was also arrested on felony charges of parole violation and possession of methamphetamine. There was also a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. She’s being held without bail on the parole violation charge and $3,632 on the drug charges.

According to the arrest report, officers made contact with the suspects at the Carson Meadows residence after locating a vehicle that was believed to be involved with a burglary case detectives had been working on.

The women gave officers consent to search the residence. Officers found a small amount of methamphetamine and meth pipes with residue. The detective on the case concluded his investigation and charged Bexy Mora with the stolen property crimes related to a burglary and pawning the property and the drug charges. Both were taken to jail.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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JACKSON— The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) has been busy lately as more and more active meth labs are being discovered around the county.

The sheriff’s office reported Wednesday morning it had responded to five methamphetamine labs in four days that had to be neutralized and disposed of. 5491f4edcf7f3_image

It all began on Saturday, Dec. 13, when a call came in at 1:16 p.m. from a male at 217 Cambrian Ave. in Jackson. The man said that as he and his wife were cleaning up trash along their fence-line, they came across a yellow bag that started smoking when they picked it up.

When a deputy arrived on scene, the homeowners said they carried the bag approximately 50 yards to put on a pile of trash they planned to burn. Because it appeared to be smoking, however, they decided to look online for a possible explanation, and realized it could be a meth lab.

Upon inspection, the deputy quickly determined the bag contained two one-pot meth labs that had to be neutralized and disposed of. The Jackson Fire Department and Jackson County EMS were also on scene. There are currently no suspects in this case.

Then on Sunday, Dec. 14, at approximately 5 p.m., a deputy responded to a call from the Wellston Police Department which had came across what it suspected were two, one pot meth labs in an old burned out home on North Wisconsin Avenue.

Those two working meth labs had to be neutralized and removed from the scene. The Wellston Fire Department was also on scene with the deputy, along with the Wellston Police Department. At this time there are no suspects in this case either.

On Monday, Dec. 15, at approximately 5:30 p.m., deputies executed a search warrant at 1098 Phillip Kuhn Road in Oak Hill. At that residence law enforcement officers discovered two active one pot meth labs and two inactive one pot meth labs in a garage. A gas generator was also sitting nearby, as were glass jars, pliers, lithium strips, Coleman fuel, and other items associated with the manufacture of meth.

Arrested at the scene was Darold Adkins, 29. He was charged with the illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of methamphetamine, a third-degree felony.

Adkins is currently incarcerated in the Jackson County Correctional Facility, and other charges are pending.

On Tuesday, Dec. 16, at approximately 8:07 a.m., deputies went to serve a felony warrant on David Canter, 27, of 473 South Gallia St. in Oak Hill. He had warrants for failure to pay child support and failure to appear.5491f4ed9364e_image

Deputies found that Canter was in the garage of the residence, but he refused to open the door and come out. Law enforcement eventually gained entry to the garage. According to reports, Canter was hiding inside a car, covered with a blanket. Some time went by, but Canter finally climbed out of the car and was arrested.

Law enforcement then found two black bags full of the chemicals and tubing used in the manufacture of methamphetamine. Canter was taken into custody on his warrants, and has several other charges pending. He is currently incarcerated at JCCF.

The final incident also occurred on Tuesday, Dec. 16, at 3 p.m. in Vinton County. Members of the Vinton County Sheriff’s Office discovered a five-gallon bucket with meth making ingredients inside it on Clarion Road. The JCSO was notified and responded to neutralize and/or dispose of the ingredients, which included lithium batteries, glass jars, liquid fire, and other ingredients.

Again, there are no suspects in this case, at this time.

In three of these instances, a JCSO methamphetamine technician had to suit up and put on the air packs to be able to neutralize the potentially explosive materials.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Three area residents were arrested Tuesday for operating a methamphetamine lab.

At 7 p.m. Dec. 15, the newly activated West Central Illinois Special Response Team, which is composed of members of the Canton Police Department and the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department, executed a search warrant at 207 S. First, Apartment 1, in Canton.Cari Ann Johnson

The search yielded an active methamphetamine lab, methamphetamine product and precursors to continue the manufacture of methamphetamine.

Arrested at the scene were Cari Ann Johnson, 32, whose last known address was Cuba, and Matthew A. Boughan, 31, of 207 S. First, Apartment 1, Canton.

Both were arrested for aggravated unlawful participation of manufacturing methamphetamine and unlawful possession of methamphetamine manufacturing materials.

Also arrested was Ezekial J. Barker, 30, of 207 S. First, Apartment 1, Canton, following a traffic stop while he was attempting to leave the scene.

Barker was arrested for possession of methamphetamine precursors and participation in the manufacture of methamphetamine.

All three are in the Fulton County jail awaiting their first court appearance.

The search was the result of a lengthy investigation by the Canton Police Department, the West Central Illinois Drug Task Force, the ISP Methamphetamine Response Team, the Fulton County States Attorney, the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department and the West Central Illinois Special Response Team.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. A woman was arrested last night after getting in a physical fight with a deputy and showing signs of being high on meth.

According to an arrest affidavit, 27-year old Jamie Fornwalt was pulled over at North and 28.5 roads right before 10:00 p.m.JAMIE+FORNWALT+MCSO+PHOTO+121614

Deputies asked a series of questions after observing her rocking back and forth from the steering wheel to the seat and also noticed “track marks” on her arms.

They determined she was possibly under the influence of meth.

The affidavit says when deputies went back to their car, Fornwalt got out of her vehicle and began a physical altercation trying to kick deputies insisting that no one take her blood.

She was arrested and booked in jail on seven charges including DUI, violation of restraining order and resisting arrest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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BUTTE — About half of the co-conspirators in a $2 million methamphetamine ring throughout Montana have accepted plea deals.

A Butte woman accused of playing an integral role in the trafficking has yet to opt for a plea and is set for a March trial in federal court.544956894ffb2_preview-620

Prosecutors say Michelle Renee Yallup personally dealt more than 110 grams of pure, uncut meth in Great Falls and on the Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation in northern Montana. As part of the drug-trafficking ring, Yallup helped transport and sell more than 500 grams of meth — that came from Los Angeles — cut for street sale, the indictment says.

Eight of Yallup’s cohorts have accepted plea deals and admitted their parts in the distribution of meth from winter 2013 through September 2014. Two more co-defendants filed to change their pleas to guilty Tuesday. For accepting responsibility, those guilty could receive lesser sentences.

In all, 20 people face charges for the trafficking.

Yallup is facing charges of conspiracy to possess methamphetamine with intent to distribute, conspiracy involving firearms and drug trafficking and conspiracy to commit money laundering.

If convicted, she could get life in federal prison.

A trial was originally slated for the end of December. That date was pushed back to March after Yallup and others asked for more time due to “the complex and unusual nature of this case.”

Yallup has until February to potentially accept a plea agreement.

Prior to being incarcerated on the federal charges, Yallup sparked a multi-state search after she and her newborn son tested positive for methamphetamine. She fled an Anaconda hospital with her baby a short time after giving birth in June.

Authorities caught up with Yallup at a truck stop in Utah. Officials have not released an update on the child, whom Utah officials took into their care when Yallup was apprehended.

She has pleaded not guilty to a felony charge of forgery for skipping out on the hospital bill after giving her sister’s name.

Yallup was accused of more crimes in Utah, where she was apprehended on July 21. Officials there decided not to pursue allegations of obstructing a peace officer, child abuse and possession of marijuana.

On court documents, Yallup lists her profession as “self employed.” She has addresses listed in both Butte and Great Falls.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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After receiving an anonymous tip, Harris County Sheriff’s deputies have shut down an apparent drug lab that was located in Northwest Harris County, according to a release Wednesday.

According to deputies they have arrested four men in connection with the drug lab, which was making methamphetamine pills and designing them to look like ecstasy pills. Officials entered the warehouse on Monday after obtaining voluntary consent to do so. The warehouse, located in the 4800 block of West 34th Street, was in same strip center as a daycare center, a church, and a Family Dollar store.

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An apartment unit off Pinemont was also allegedly involved in the operation. Counterfeit money, codeine syrup, and a large number of pills were found at that location after a warrant search.

So far only four suspects have been arrested and charged with the manufacturing and delivery of a controlled substance over 400 grams.

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The pills were packed in what are called “K” packs, which are bags containing 1,000 pills in each. The lab off West 34th was set up to manufacture at least 25,000 of these packs a day, according to officials.

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Officials say that the total street value of the drugs seized was about $1 million.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CONYERS — For several weeks, neighbors have complained that there was some illicit activity in a home on Hillside Place, and last week deputies arrested four people who are accused of using drugs inside the house.

Cpl. Michael Camp said the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office has been called several times to a report of a burglary in progress at the home located at 1438 Hillside Place, but last Wednesday, they found four people from the Atlanta area inside.

A nearby resident contacted the Sheriff’s Office Dec. 10 to report that a brown truck was parked outside the residence that has been vacant for some time.

When Deputy Mason West arrived, he saw a man standing near the truck. Soon, a woman exited the garage.

West told the two to stand next to him while other deputies searched the residence, where they found two other people.

“While waiting, I asked then-identified Christopher Testa and Tamara Bowdler why they were there. They both stated that the homeowner stated they could be there to clean up the house,” Deputy West stated in the incident report.

According to the RCSO, the homeowner has been in the Henry County Jail since Nov. 8 on shoplifting and methamphetamine charges.

During a protective search of the house, deputies found a small light bulb with the tip hollowed out and methamphetamine residue inside. West also found several used needles and a small plastic bag containing meth residue.

The RCSO Narcotics and Vice Unit was notified. Camp said when investigators returned with a search warrant for the home, they found approximately 1.8 grams of heroin, about ½ gram of methamphetamine, various pills and drug paraphernalia.

The four people inside the home were arrested and charged as follows:

  • Christopher Michael Testa, 48, of 65 Rogers St., Atlanta, charged with burglary, possession of methamphetamine and possession of a Schedule I controlled substance;
  • Racquel Odessa Murphy, 25, of 2115 Shady Lane, Tucker, charged with burglary, possession of methamphetamine and possession of a Schedule I controlled substance;
  • Brooklin Tamara Bowdler, 33, of 2010 Lenox Road, Atlanta, charged with burglary, possession of methamphetamine and possession of a Schedule I controlled substance; and
  • Eric Sundman, 49, of 10206 Peachford Drive, Dunwoody, burglary, possession of methamphetamine and possession of a Schedule I controlled substance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.rockdalecitizen.com/news/2014/dec/17/four-face-drug-charges-after-being-found-at/

 

Pine Level, N.C. — A 22-year-old man was airlifted to the N.C. Jaycee Burn Center Wednesday night after an explosion in a mobile home on Bizzell Grove Church Road, located between Pine Level and Princeton, authorities said.14290633-1418898206-300x225

A preliminary investigation indicates the home was a meth lab, investigators said.

The man, whose name has not been released, suffered burns to at least 30 percent of his body, authorities said. The victim has two children, but they were not at the home at the time of the explosion.

The incident was the county’s third meth lab discovery of the day, sixth since Friday and 40th of the year, investigators added.

Two people were arrested Wednesday at a meth lab on the 100 block of Duchess Drive. Three others were arrested earlier Wednesday at a home on Ennis Road near Willow Springs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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It’s “just a point” of crystal meth, Angela says. No big deal. But the fix will send her into orbit.

In a graffiti-filled Windsor alley mid-afternoon, she pierces the crook of her arm, slowly pulls wine-red blood into the syringe, and “smashes” a .1-gram blast of methamphetamine hydrochloride into her vein.meth_-_08

The rocket rush immediately takes her.

“I hate that I love it so much,” said Angela, 26, who has used crystal meth for a decade, injecting it the last four. “Other than the extreme burst of energy it gives you, I just feel super confident.”

Angela, her street name, now often wakes up and for breakfast pops a morphine pill followed shortly by a shot of crystal meth – or methamphetamine, a potent psychostimulant.

“If I have been on a binge I have to do at least a pill in the morning,” she said. “But a pill puts me on the downs, so I have to get up with crystal.”

She started doing drugs at 14 — a line of cocaine, supplied by her 19-year-old boyfriend — when she moved out from her parents’ place.

“I was with an older crowd and we started doing pickups in Montreal,” Angela recalled of her introduction to the underworld. “It came in capsule form then. But I started doing coke before I ever tried weed or drank alcohol. Then I started doing crystal. I didn’t bang it then, I only ingested it or snorted it.”

Now she runs her own operation. Dips into her own stuff, too.

“Sometimes you don’t think you’re getting high,” she said. “But by the time you realize you’re so high, you even have to monitor your breathing.”

Well-spoken and friendly, she does not look like the stereotypical skinny, jittery, scabbed mess that some meth-heads become. In an ironic twist, she studied addictions at college. Still, Angela cannot escape meth’s grip.

She is not alone. A number of local agencies warn that crystal meth – popularized by the stylish hit cable TV show Breaking Bad, about a genius high school chemistry teacher turned drug dealer – is exploding in Windsor.

Crystal meth is growing rapidly,” said Dale Richardson, coordinator of Withdrawal Management Services at Hotel-Dieu Grace Healthcare. “It’s so in abundance out there.”

Richardson can’t say for sure why crystal meth has spiked. He suspects, however, the cheap cost and long high seem too good to pass up for addicts, especially those moving away from opioids, such as OxyContin which was replaced in 2013 with the more tamper-resistant OxyNEO.

In 2010, for instance, Richardson’s program helped 37 people with crystal meth addictions. This year, through to the beginning of December, that number rose to 222. In five years, crystal meth has jumped from two per cent of Withdrawal Management Services admissions to 12 per cent. The drug is used by males roughly 2 ½ times more than females.

“It’s been known as Hillbilly Heroin,” Richardson said. “It’s very addictive. The thing is, when you’re coming down you crave more.”

Richardson considers the drug’s spell particularly severe.

“It affects people’s bodies and teeth,” he said. “They tend to pick at their skin. They think spiders are crawling on them. They have hallucinations. They’re paranoid. They grind their teeth. They eat a lot of sweets. They go on highs for three, four, five days, without bathing. They smell pretty rancid at times when they come in.”

The physical effects of methamphetamine include: anorexia, hyperactivity, dilated pupils, flushed skin, excessive sweating, dry mouth, “meth mouth” (jaw clenching), rotting teeth, headaches, irregular heartbeat, a change in blood pressure, diarrhea, constipation, blurred vision, twitching, acne, pallor and more.

Richardson finds crystal meth users difficult to deal with, as if they operate in overdrive but go nowhere.

“They’re speeding,” he said. “They pace a lot. They have different types of hallucinations. They talk and talk and talk and don’t say anything.”

That’s where Withdrawal Management Services comes in: helping those who cannot help themselves. Crystal meth has trapped a wide range of people, though it seems to have zeroed in on younger people.

“We hear about crystal meth far more than we hear about any other drug, including crack,” said Tamara Kowalksa, executive director of the Windsor Youth Centre. “It’s more accessible than other hard drugs because of the cost and simply because it seems to be a lot more prevalent these days.”

Crystal meth can differ slightly in appearance, with crystals, chunks, and fine-course powders, and typically appears off-white to pale yellow in color. It’s sold loose in bags or in capsules. It usually costs $15 to $20 for a tenth of a gram, which can provide a high lasting up to three hours, depending on individual tolerance. Users can smoke, eat, snort and inject it.

Crystal meth is one of the reasons Kowalksa’s organization formed the Up 2 U program, where young people support other youth battling addictions.

Windsor police spokesman Const. Andrew Drouillard said officers see more crystal meth these days, but don’t feel it has yet exploded on the street – in part because of preventative policing.

“It’s becoming more of an issue in Canada and it’s starting to peak in Windsor a little bit,” Drouillard said. “But we’re getting ahead of the curve so our DIGS (drugs, intelligence, guns and surveillance) unit and PAVIS (the multi-force Provincial Anti-Violence Intervention Strategy) are on top of it, trying to get it off the streets.”

Besides harming themselves, Drouillard added, addicts pose a risk to others.

“There is a direct correlation with various drug-related crimes like property crimes, break-and-enters, assaults,” Drouillard said. “It can often lead to crime when you have somebody who’s trying to seek out money to support their habit.”

Byron Klingbyle, the HIV/IDU outreach prevention coordinator at the AIDS Committee of Windsor, worries that crystal meth will soon erupt.

“It’s going to be an epidemic, for sure,” said Klingbyle, whose program helps addicts with food and counseling services. “It’s going to be more prevalent than crack cocaine and powdered cocaine.

“It’s going to take over.”

Klingbyle said, for whatever reason, crystal meth started gaining strength in Chatham about four years ago, but only caught fire in Windsor over the last year or so.

“There are less people using crack cocaine and powdered cocaine and more people using crystal meth for a simple reason: it’s cheaper,” he said. “With crack cocaine, your euphoric high is 20 minutes. On crystal meth, your high is six to eight hours, depending on how much you use.”

A $50 piece of crack might last a couple of hours. A user can ride the same price of crystal meth all night long. But it costs in other ways.

Klingbyle has seen users hit rock bottom after just a few months on crystal meth.meth_-_04

“It damages serotonin and dopamine receptors,” Klingbyle said. “So when you stop using crystal meth you’re not getting as much serotonin and dopamine, which leads to depression.”

Klingbyle thinks front-line action – treatment centers, harm-reduction programs – need boosting in order to properly deal with the problem. The AIDS Committee of Windsor, for instance, offers a needle exchange and “safe inhalation kits,” pipes made of Pyrex so that they don’t as easily break, since glass chips can cut users and spread viruses such as hepatitis C and HIV. Klingbyle also notes that crystal meth leads to unsafe sex since when people are high, they tend to go longer and try riskier behavior.

He encourages anyone struggling with drug addiction to seek out a number of treatment or counseling programs. Crystal meth scares him more than most drugs do.

“It’s horrible,” he said. “It’s not going to be nice.

“But people can get off any drug if they’re determined enough.”

Lester Dorsey, who has struggled with substance abuse in the past, said he escaped crystal meth after only one month of using it – because he saw signs of the apocalypse.

“I like the euphoric feeling. For me, it was very sexual — what I mean is the warmth,” Dorsey said. “But I started seeing things that weren’t there. I saw the Four Horsemen (of the Apocalypse). They were standing in front of me. Because I was high, I was trying to communicate with them.”

He decided then and there to go cold turkey, ditching crystal meth. So far, so good – but the temptation may never fully disappear.

Also known as meth, speed, crystal, cries, tweak, jib, Tina, and ice, crystal meth is a synthetic stimulant that affects the central nervous system. It revs up heart rate and boosts wakefulness. It stimulates the part of the brain that controls pleasure, fine motor skills, sex drive and energy levels.

Euphoria feels strong, but the crash harsh. It also increases a smorgasbord of side-effects, such as: irritability, restlessness, insomnia, anxiety, panic, paranoia, hallucinations, aggression, anti-social behavior, depression and suicidal tendencies.

Overdoses trigger such problems as hostility, fever, respiratory distress, comas and, at its extreme, death.

“Jane” first sampled crystal meth after a fiancé left her for it a year ago. She says she married the drug instead.

“Now I understand why he left me for it,” she said recently in an interview with The Windsor Star. “I really don’t blame him now. I’m angry, but I don’t blame him.

“Now I’m in love with the drug. I really am.”

Jane, who is in her late 30s and did not want to give her real name, feels swallowed whole by crystal meth.

She has lost everything: fiancé, money, family, friends.

”I get so high it takes me out of this world,” said Jane, dressed in pink pajama bottoms and a black parka, who has used the drug daily since starting a year ago. “When I do crystal meth, I’m in another world.”

Jane, who smoked crack for 10 years before switching her drug of choice, feels buried deeper than ever before.

“Every drug that you can put in a needle, I’ve done,” said Jane, whose sunken cheeks hint at recent weight loss. “Crystal meth is worse than any of them. I wake up and it’s the first thing I think of. I do it till I go to sleep. It’s very addicting. I don’t know what they put in it. It scares me.”

The list of toxic ingredients changes somewhat from cook to cook, but based on ephedrine or pseudoephedrine, a shocking cocktail of dangerous chemicals sometimes help make meth: cough medicine, lighter fluid, lithium strips from batteries, hydrogen chloride gas, ether from spray cans, propane and more. And meth labs, fuelled by everyday products bought at home improvement stores, pop up in warehouses, basements, garages, apartments, etc.

“The cons outweigh the pros of this drug a million to one,” said Angela, recounting the woes she and friends have suffered at the point of a syringe. “I’ve watched people pick their faces off, or shave their heads because they thought something was there. Some people get very paranoid and think everyone’s plotting against them. I’ve had a friend think someone was poisoning his food and drinks.”

Angela said once she started “banging” – or injecting – crystal meth, no other drug seemed to suffice. She largely dropped crack. Alcohol, forget it. She still swallows pain pills. But crystal meth – she’s tired and sore without it — nothing quite matches its lure. Nor its sway.

“People say a crack-head will steal your stuff,” she said. “But a meth-head will steal your stuff and help you look for it.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ESCANABA — One person is recovering from noxious fumes after discovering a meth lab in a recycling bin.

Escanaba Public Safety was called out to the 800 block of South 13th Street around 1:00 p.m. Monday. A homeowner was putting recyclables into a bin in the alley. Inside the bin they found pop bottles emitting fumes. They immediately felt a burning sensation in their lungs. They contacted police and then went to the hospital. They have been released after treatment.Meth%20Dump%20Site

Escanaba Public Safety contacted the UPSET Narcotics Unit. Crews were sent to the site and disposed of the hazardous materials. They confirm the bin was a meth dump site.

Officials are now warning residents is be cautious when they the notice unusual items in and around garbage and recycling bins, alleys, woods, yards, and parks. Use extra care around two litre bottles containing rust colored sludge, plastic bottles with tubing affixed to them, and coffee filters with rust colored residue.

“Muriatic acid, aluminum foil, so we look for those components as well,” said Lt. Timothy Sholander of UPSET. “As well as lithium batteries and lye, which they can get out of drain opener. Also tree spikes for a compress cold pack are some of the components they use.”

If you see items like these, do not touch them. Instead contact your local law enforcement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A Lakewood woman is accused of taking over her boyfriend’s methamphetamine operation after he was jailed on drug charges.

Pierce County prosecutors on Tuesday charged Sarahanne Patterson, 20, with two counts of unlawful possession of meth with the intent to deliver.

She was arrested Monday after officers served search warrants on her Cadillac Escalade and Pontiac.

Police had information that she had immediately taken over her boyfriend’s drug operation after he was incarcerated,” according to charging papers.

In a locked safe under the driver’s seat of the Cadillac were 88 grams of suspected meth, police said. Another 30 grams of the drug allegedly was hidden in Patterson’s bra.

Patterson’s boyfriend, Bryan Stringer, has been in the Pierce County Jail since Oct. 1. He has pleaded not guilty to four counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver.

Stringer was on federal probation for prior drug convictions when he was arrested after an undercover operation by Lakewood police.

Officers found crack cocaine, Oxycodone, meth, liquid PCP and cash in his apartment when he was taken into custody, court records show.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Associated Press recently highlighted an unmistakable new trend in drug enforcement: a dramatic decline in domestic methamphetamine laboratories fueled in part by an influx of Mexican-made meth across the country.15872704-small

According to the article, because Mexican-made meth is purer, cheaper and sadly easier to get these days, fewer criminals are making homegrown meth, which can lead to home fires and even explosions. In other words, this story comes with equal parts good news and bad news.

But before we get too upset about these developments, it’s critical to point out that our law enforcement community has taken a number of significant steps to crack down on meth criminals. For instance, our police force use real-time tracking of pseudoephedrine purchases, while our pharmacists use a system–called a meth offender block list–that prohibits meth offenders from buying those cold and allergy products.  Surely these efforts, which have demonstrated clear results in recent years, are also helping lead to a reduction in homegrown meth labs.

Going forward, as lawmakers consider ways to step up the battle against meth, they should focus on the real sources of the problem: Mexican meth and addiction.

 

Sen. Cam Ward, a Republican, represents District 14 in the Alabama Senate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Floyd Co., KY (WYMT) Update: “It should be a safe place especially this close to the city” says a neighbor to the park. TIMOTHY+BALDWIN

Johnson County Sheriff’s Deputies say while out on a nightly patrol they found Timothy Baldwin and Michael Peters parked, making meth at Thealka park.

“On the dash of the vehicle was two bottles of what we call the shake and bake meth that you could still see the lithium strips floating around inside of it” says Deputy Clark.

Deputy Tim Clark says the area is known for drug activity and its one they want to clean up.

“That’s one of the areas I like to patrol to try and stop the drug problem” says Deputy Clark.

Neighbors who live nearby say people use it for things like family reunions, picnics and outings for school age children.

“It makes me feel uncomfortable that their using that as a drug place to traffic” says a park neighbor.

Johnson County School officials tell us Baldwin teaches Special Education at Central Elementary School.MICHAEL+PETERS

Deputy Clark says this is the first time he’s made a drug related arrest at the park but they have noticed meth making materials lying around before.

“I just like to see that it is patrolled and that if there is any activity going on that they can put a halt to it” says a park neighbor.

Along with two active meth labs deputies say they also found a back-pack full of items used to make the drug.

Both Baldwin and Peters were taken to the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center.

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A Johnson County teacher faces charges in a meth related case.

Police arrested Timothy Baldwin late Monday Night. Deputies tell us they found Baldwin in his car at Thealka Park with Michael Peters. Inside we are told they found two shake and bake meth labs on the dashboard along with items to make meth in a backpack.

Officials with the Johnson County School System tell us Baldwin was employed as a special education teacher at Central Elementary.

Both face manufacturing methamphetamine charges.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.wkyt.com/wymt/home/headlines/Johnson-County-teacher-arrested-in-meth-related-case-285960131.html

 

WASHINGTON –- A police officer from Salem, Virginia, on a Drug Enforcement Administration task force out of Roanoke pleaded guilty on Tuesday to soliciting and obtaining a sexual favor from a drug defendant in exchange for recommending a federal prosecutor seek out a lighter sentence for the defendant.

Kevin C. Moore, 42, of the Salem Police Department, appeared before a federal judge in Roanoke on Tuesday and pleaded guilty to one count of bribery. He was arrested in October without incident and was suspended from both the police department and the DEA task force the same day, but his case was not unsealed until Tuesday.

While the charge in the case relates to only one woman, Moore admitted to soliciting oral sex from another defendant and to soliciting both oral sex and sexual intercourse from a third defendant. The earliest incident dates back to 2009.

In the latest case, the officer admitted to exchanging text messages with a woman who was cooperating in an investigation into methamphetamine distribution. The woman in question pleaded guilty as part of a plea agreement in September 2014, and had been scheduled to be sentenced this month.

Moore’s text messages with the woman are relayed in court filings and, as an FBI agent investigating the case wrote, “made clear to the [cooperating witness] that a sexual relationship could yield a favorable sentence recommendation to the Assistant United States Attorney.”

Moore referred to the defendant as a “wild thang” and wrote in one text message in June that he was “going to take care of you as long as you take care of me.” He texted her that she needed to “release some stress,” and when she replied that she didn’t know how, he said, “Oh I bet… You can figure out something I know. Lol.”

Moore and the woman continued exchanging text messages in August, with him repeatedly telling her she owed him. The woman backed out of one meeting on Aug. 15, which apparently upset Moore. “You better make it up to me. Lol,” he wrote. “You better make it up big time.”

A day later, on Aug. 16, Moore wrote that the defendant owed him “a real good one tho.” When the woman wrote that she wasn’t quite sure if they were on the same page about what he wanted, and that she was “in the dark,” Moore wrote back “U know girl. Everything!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

Moore and the woman met up at a McDonald’s on Aug. 21, then drove to a BP gas station, where the woman performed oral sex on the officer. She later described his demeanor as aggressive, but said he didn’t use physical force.

Roughly an hour after the encounter ended, Moore texted the federal prosecutor handling the woman’s case and told the prosecutor that the woman was assisting in an investigation of an individual thought to be involved in distributing a large amount of methamphetamine. He later informed the woman that the prosecutor had “knocked a lot of the drug weight off” in her case, which would mean a lesser sentence.

Moore is scheduled to be sentenced on Feb. 2.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/16/dea-sexual-favors_n_6335584.html

 

A man who groped and indecently assaulted three women in Canberra at night has been sentenced to more than two years behind bars.

Daniel Van Eyle, 23, of Gordon, pleaded guilty to indecently assaulting a woman at the Davey Lodge in Acton and another at the McDonald’s outlet in Braddon.

A third woman was indecently assaulted at the entrance to the Adina Apartment Hotel in Northbourne Avenue in Braddon.

The acts occurred in the early hours of the morning in May.

Van Eyle also pleaded guilty to several other crimes, including drug possession and possessing a knife in a public place, which also took place earlier this year.

He was sentenced for the string of offences in the ACT Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

The court was told Van Eyle held down his female victim during the Acton assault and told her: “Why don’t I hold you down and rape you while others watch and do nothing?”

Magistrate Lorraine Walker said the incident must have been “highly concerning” for the woman.

Van Eyle also assaulted a female bus driver and two teenage girls after, whilst under the influence of methamphetamine, at a bus stop in May.

Ms Walker said the assault on the “vulnerable” woman was unprovoked, and the two young girls were “simply caught in the crossfire of your violent and erratic behavior”.

She described the McDonald’s assault, where Van Eyle unzipped a woman’s skirt while she stood in the queue and touched her inappropriately, as brazen and said it was “hardly surprising” the woman was intimidated.

In handing down the sentence, Ms Walker said Van Eyle had started using cannabis and methamphetamine since his early teens and his ongoing drug use contributed to his offending.

Ms Walker said there was a high risk he would reoffend and he hadn’t shown any remorse for his victims.

She said there was a need to protect the community from him.

“Your actions had a real and significant impact on the people who were subjected to them,” she said.

Ms Walker said Van Eyle suffered from a substance abuse disorder and sexual sadism disorder, but was amenable to treatment.

She said any prison term shouldn’t be “crushing”, but needed to be structured in a way that would support Van Eyle’s rehabilitation.

He was sentenced to 29 months in jail with a non-parole period of 18 months.

He will be eligible for release in November 2015.

Ms Walker said any parole granted should include careful monitoring and psychiatric support.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/canberra-man-who-groped-women-sentenced-to-time-behind-bars-20141217-128vb9.html

 

morrill+anthony+timothyA father, son and the son’s girlfriend have been charged with felony counts of manufacturing methamphetamine.

The St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force arrested 49 year old Timothy Morrill, his 25 year old son Anthony and Anthony’s 32 year old girlfriend April Regan.

The arrests followed a raid at their home at 39 South Main Street in Norwood.

All three were charged with a felony count of third-degree manufacturing methamphetamine. Regan was released to probation supervision.

The Morrills are being held in the county jail.

Anthony Morrill was ordered held on $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bond.

Timothy Morrill’s bail was set at $2,500 cash or $5,000 bond.

More charges are expected.

This is the second time this month that Timothy Morrill has been in the news.

On December 2, fire heavily damaged his home at 3 Bernard Avenue in Norwood.

At the time, sources told 7 News a suspected methamphetamine lab may have been the cause of the blaze.

Undersheriff Scott Bonno said Timothy was living with his son when he was arrested.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.wwnytv.com/news/local/Father-Son–Girlfriend-Accused-Of-Making-Meth-285982571.html

 

MOULTRIE — A Colquitt County prison inmate’s dreams of a white Christmas evaporated as officers seized suspected methamphetamine, marijuana, and a cell phone and arrested him and his daughter. 5490fb55ebe68_image

Police are seeking a third man, the daughter’s boyfriend, who reportedly accompanied her on the trip from Gray, Ga.

Colquitt County Correctional Institution officers became suspicious when a woman, later identified as Halie Brooke Jones, showed up at an area where road equipment is kept with a man in a white Mazda B2500.

Jones gave her father, Jerry Lee Jones, 45, an inmate at the institution, a hug, Colquitt County Sheriff’s Office Inv. Jerome Burgess said. The location where she and the boyfriend traveled to was not at the prison’s current location at 200 S. Vandenburg Road, but at the old prison located behind Colquitt County Jail.

The behavior of Halie Jones and her boyfriend, who were on prison property, was considered “extremely suspicious” by officials, sheriff’s reports said. They claimed they had car trouble and left a short time later.

Prison officers began checking the area after their departure and one found a freezer bag containing several cell phone chargers. They then found sugar and Coffee Mate inside a prisoner’s bag inside a bus used to transport prisoners.

A deputy’s drug dog alerted on an orange bucket inside the bus where officers found a cell phone and charger, bags of suspected marijuana and suspected methamphetamine, a glass pipe, five cigarette lighters and six packs of cigarette rolling papers, the reports said.

Halie Jones, 19, 309 Autumn Ridge Trail, Gray, has been charged with nine counts of delivering items prohibited by inmates. The boyfriend faces the same charges.

Jerry Jones, 45, was charged with possession of marijuana with intent, items prohibited by inmates and possession of methamphetamine with intent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.moultrieobserver.com/news/local_news/inmate-daughter-charged-in-prison-drug-delivery/article_50d733c2-859e-11e4-a646-cfc794352dac.html

 

 

Calls from concerned drivers have led to the arrest of a Brampton man now accused of driving a tractor trailer on Highway 115 while impaired by drugs.

Responding to complaints from several people of a truck swerving between lanes on Hwy. 115,  Peterborough County OPP  stopped a truck driving south on Hwy. 115 near Porter Road in Kawartha Lakes Dec. 15.

Pawanpreet Buttar, 29, is charged with impaired driving, possession of heroin and methamphetamine. Mr Buttar is scheduled to appear in Peterborough Provincial Court on Jan. 22, 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ON her 12th birthday, Mt Morgan woman Carleen Barrett received a present most young ones don’t expect.

A shot of methamphetamine.

That shot was to be the start and source of the 32-year-old’s habitual drug problems, particularly with methamphetamine, in the years to come.

Barrett pleaded guilty in the Rockhampton District Court on Friday to a string of drug charges, including unlawfully supplying methamphetamine and oxycontin.

Legal officer for the Crown Alexandra Baker described the defendant as playing the role of “making connections” and organizing the transactions between drug buyers and dealers.

The police searched her house in February of this year but she wasn’t home.

They subsequently attended Rockhampton Hospital (where it’s believed Barrett was located) and performed a search of her car.

Ms Baker said police officers found a “tick” book, which contained names of people and details relating to personal loans.

The court heard people often contacted Barrett for drugs and she would make those connections to dealers.

Ms Baker told the court buyers often contacted Barrett for drugs so she would arrange a man to drive her to Rockhampton to meet the dealer.

Upon meeting, the dealer would supply her 0.1 g of methamphetamine, which was colloquially known as a point.

In exchange for driving her, Barrett would give half of that point to her driver.

Defense barrister Tom Polley said his client had an “unfortunate” upbringing.

He told the court Barrett’s mother ended up in a relationship with a man who was a habitual drug and alcohol user; and was violent.

Mr Polley said when the man left Barrett’s mother, the latter was violent towards her children.

The court heard Barrett subsequently ended up on the streets at the age of 11. It was on her 12th birthday when a friend’s father injected Barnett with a shot of methamphetamine.

The defendant subsequently ended up in foster care.

Outside the Rockhampton Courthouse, Barrett told the Morning Bulletin she was grateful to have been given the opportunity to spend another day with her children.

“If you’re doing drugs, methamphetamine or anything else, get off it now … it’s not worth it,” she said. “I’ve been seeing a counselor and the sessions have helped me a lot.” Chief Judge Kerry O’Brien sentenced Barrett to nine months imprisonment. She was released on parole.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.themorningbulletin.com.au/news/womans-drug-habit-started-at-an-early-age/2484883/

 

SALT LAKE CITY — In addition to incurring serious dental problems, memory loss and other physical and mental issues, methamphetamine users are three times more at risk for getting Parkinson’s disease than non-illicit drug users, new research from the University of Utah and Intermountain Healthcare shows.

The researchers also observed that women who use methamphetamine may be nearly five times more likely to get Parkinson’s disease compared to women who don’t use drugs. Although findings suggest the risk in women may be higher than that in men, additional studies are needed to corroborate a gender difference.methgfdegsg

“Typically, fewer females use meth than males do,” says Glen R. Hanson, an expert in drug addiction, professor and interim dean of the University of Utah School of Dentistry and professor of pharmacology and toxicology, the study’s senior author. “Even though women are less likely to use it, there appears to be a gender bias toward women in the association between meth use and Parkinson’s.”

The study looked at more than 40,000 records in the Utah Population Database, a compilation of genealogical, medical and government-provided information on Utah families that is managed by the Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah. Karen Curtin, research assistant professor of medicine at the University and associate director of the UPDB, is the study’s first author. Records from University of Utah Health Care and Intermountain Healthcare also provided unidentified patient data that was essential for getting a statewide perspective on the research.

The study confirms an earlier one that looked at nearly 250,000 California hospital discharge records and found a similar risk for Parkinson’s among meth users. That study, however, did not report risks based on gender and looked only at records of hospital inpatients. Hanson and Curtin’s study included both Utah inpatient and outpatient clinic records, capturing a wider segment of the population.

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive movement disorder, with onset typically at age 60 or older, that affects nerve cells in the brain. Its symptoms include tremor, or shaking, often starting in a hand or fingers; slowed movement, such as walking; rigid muscles; loss of automatic movements — blinking or smiling, for example — and speech changes. There is no cure for Parkinson’s, but medications and surgery can alleviate symptoms. It is estimated that 4 million to 6 million people worldwide have the condition.

Hanson, Curtin and their colleagues examined medical records, dating from 1996 through 2011, separated into three groups: those of nearly 5,000 people whose health records indicated they had used meth (including amphetamines), more than 1,800 records indicating cocaine use, and records of a control group of more than 34,000 people selected at random whose health and other records showed no use of illicit drugs. The control group was matched to the meth and cocaine users according to age and sex. The researchers made sure that the group of meth users did not have a medical history of taking other illicit drugs or abusing alcohol, which might have influenced the risk for Parkinson’s.

Cocaine users, who provided a non-meth illicit drug comparison, were not at increased risk for Parkinson’s. “We feel comfortable that it’s just the meth causing the risk for Parkinson’s, and not other drugs or a combination of meth and other drugs,” Hanson says.

The reason female meth users are more at risk for Parkinson’s is not clear. Symptoms of the disease appeared in both female and male meth users in their 50s or later, indicating that the effects of meth may manifest years after initial use. “Oftentimes, we think about what drugs do in the short term, but we don’t tend to give much thought to long-term consequences,” Hanson says.

Meth has become in some ways the drug of choice in the West, where it’s used more commonly than in other parts of the country. In Utah, the trend toward meth use is particularly pronounced in women their late 20s and older who start taking the drug because of pressure from a partner or spouse.

“Female users in Utah may also get involved with meth because it’s seen as a relatively cheap and effective way to lose weight and have more energy,” Curtin says.

Previous studies show that when women begin using drugs, they take smaller amounts than men, but escalate more rapidly to addiction and are at greater risk for relapse.

“Normally, women develop Parkinson’s less often than men …,” Curtin says. “If meth addiction leads to sharply increased incidence of Parkinson’s disease in women, we should all be concerned.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.standard.net/Health/2014/12/16/Meth-users-greatly-at-risk-for-Parkinson-s-disease.html

 

 

In addition to incurring serious dental problems, memory loss and other physical and mental issues, methamphetamine users are three times more at risk for getting Parkinson’s disease than non-illicit drug users, new research from the University of Utah and Intermountain Healthcare shows.

The researchers also observed that women who use methamphetamine may be nearly five times more likely to get Parkinson’s disease compared to women who don’t use drugs. Although findings suggest the risk in women may be higher than that in men, additional studies are needed to corroborate a gender difference.

“Typically, fewer females use meth than males do,” says Glen R. Hanson, D.D.S., Ph.D., a nationally recognized expert in drug addiction, professor and interim dean of the University of Utah School of Dentistry and professor of pharmacology and toxicology, the study’s senior author. “Even though women are less likely to use it, there appears to be a gender bias toward women in the association between meth use and Parkinson’s.”

Published Dec. 11, 2014, in Drug and Alcohol Dependence, the study looked at more than 40,000 records in the Utah Population Database (UPDB), a unique compilation of genealogical, medical, and government-provided information on Utah families that is managed by the Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah. Karen Curtin, Ph.D., research assistant professor of medicine at the University and associate director of the UPDB, is the study’s first author. Records from University of Utah Health Care and Intermountain Healthcare also provided unidentified patient data that was essential for getting a statewide perspective on the research.

The study confirms an earlier one that looked at nearly 250,000 California hospital discharge records and found a similar risk for Parkinson’s among meth users. That study, however, did not report risks based on gender and looked only at records of hospital inpatients. Hanson and Curtin’s study included both Utah inpatient and outpatient clinic records, capturing a wider segment of the population.

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive movement disorder, with onset typically at age 60 or older, that affects nerve cells in the brain. Its symptoms include tremor, or shaking, often starting in a hand or fingers; slowed movement, such as walking; rigid muscles; loss of automatic movements-blinking or smiling, for example-and speech changes. There is no cure for Parkinson’s, but medications and surgery can alleviate symptoms. It is estimated that 4 million to 6 million people worldwide have the condition.

Hanson, Curtin and their colleagues examined medical records, dating from 1996 through 2011, separated into three groups: those of nearly 5,000 people whose health records indicated they had used meth (including amphetamines), more than 1,800 records indicating cocaine use, and records of a control group of more than 34,000 people selected at random whose health and other records showed no use of illicit drugs. The control group was matched to the meth and cocaine users according to age and sex. The researchers made sure that the group of meth users did not have a medical history of taking other illicit drugs or abusing alcohol, which might have influenced the risk for Parkinson’s.

Cocaine users, who provided a non-meth illicit drug comparison, were not at increased risk for Parkinson’s. “We feel comfortable that it’s just the meth causing the risk for Parkinson’s, and not other drugs or a combination of meth and other drugs,” Hanson says.

All identifying information was removed from the records, so people counted in the study remained anonymous.

The reason female meth users are more at risk for Parkinson’s is not clear. Symptoms of the disease appeared in both female and male meth users in their 50s or later, indicating that the effects of meth may manifest years after initial use. “Oftentimes, we think about what drugs do in the short term, but we don’t tend to give much thought to long-term consequences,” Hanson says.

Meth has become in some ways the drug of choice in the West, where it’s used more commonly than in other parts of the country. In Utah, the trend toward meth use is particularly pronounced in women their late 20s and older who start taking the drug because of pressure from a partner or spouse.

“Female users in Utah may also get involved with meth because it’s seen as a relatively cheap and effective way to lose weight and have more energy,” Curtin says. Previous studies show that when women begin using drugs, they take smaller amounts than men, but escalate more rapidly to addiction and are at greater risk for relapse. “Normally, women develop Parkinson’s less often than men; however, women may not achieve the same improvement in symptoms from medications or surgery. “If meth addiction leads to sharply increased incidence of Parkinson’s disease in women, we should all be concerned.”

 

 

Source: University of Utah Health Sciences

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.news-medical.net/news/20141217/Methamphetamine-use-may-increase-Parkinsons-disease-risk.aspx

 

SAN LUIS, Ariz. (KGUN9-TV) – U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized more than 132 pounds of methamphetamine and heroin between December 11 and December 14.CBP+Drugs+121614

On December 11, officers referred Janet Esmeralda Soria-Caravantes, 24, of San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora, Mexico for further inspection of her Honda SUV. CBP+Drugs+121614+(4)CBP+Drugs+121614+(3)

 

A CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs beneath the back seats, officers removed 14 packages of meth weighing more than 22 pounds and worth nearly $68,000.

Also on December 11, officers arrested Abraham Ruvalcaba-Zepeda, 21, of San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora, Mexico after a service canine alerted officers to nearly 21 pounds of meth, worth almost $63,000, under the rear seats of a sedan he was driving.

Officers arrested Cesar Linarez-Pimental, a 43-year-old Mexican national on December 12 after a canine alerted to the tailgate of his truck and officers found 30 packages of meth valued at just over $94,000.

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On December 13, Miguel Anjel Lugo-Sanchez, a 56-year-old Mexican national living legally in Somerton, Arizona, was arrested after a canine alerted to more than $157,000 worth of meth and $71,000 worth of heroin throughout the vehicle.

Officials seized all drugs and vehicles involved, and turned the subjects over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.jrn.com/kgun9/news/CBP-seized-more-than-132-pounds-of-methamphetamine-heroin-285980551.html

 

A Maryville man learned the value of wearing a seat belt while playing chauffeur to a mobile meth lab last week, according to Blount County Sheriff’s Office reports.

Christopher Daniel Williams, 27, Thornhill Drive, Maryville, was arrested Saturday on a charge of initiation of a process to manufacture methamphetamine; two charges of violation of probation (related to theft); a charge of failure to appear in court; and a charge of evading arrest. He was held on a $26,550 bond.548fa0e212113_image

A sheriff’s office corporal was driving on Jackson Avenue Dec. 7 when he noticed a white Chevrolet Malibu at a stop sign. The officer observed that the Malibu driver appeared to have forgotten to wear his seat belt.

The officer pulled in behind him, reports said, for further observation. After a couple of turns, reports said the Malibu began speeding away.

Pursuit continued down Norris Avenue, to Arthur Avenue, Main Road and Houston Avenue. Then, upon hitting the 700 block of Houston, the Malibu driver suddenly stopped, left his vehicle running and his door open and took off on foot.

Cpl. Bradley Garner followed for a couple of blocks before losing sight of the fleeing suspect.

Calling for backup, he went back to the abandoned Malibu and found a methamphetamine lab set up in the front seat of the car.

The back seat of the Malibu also contained suspicious items, reports said, including a number of tools police believe may have been used to break into vehicles.

Blount County Sheriff’s Officers tracked down Williams — the man they believed to have been behind the wheel of the Malibu — Saturday on Calderwood Highway. Williams was taken into custody without incident on the methamphetamine charge and other outstanding warrants.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.thedailytimes.com/news/possible-seat-belt-violation-leads-to-methamphetamine-arrest/article_dae71da8-d4b4-5ae6-bb9c-dca1a94ae131.html

 

A raid on the Philippines’ biggest jail on Monday uncovered drug lords “living like kings” in secret luxury cells with strip bars, sex dolls, a Jacuzzi and methamphetamines, the justice secretary said.

Police commandos in full battle armor and tracker dogs swooped down on the infamously crowded and corrupt Bilibid prison complex before dawn to verify reports that drug rings were operated from behind bars.

Aside from the methamphetamine “ice”, police found 1.4 million pesos ($31,000) in cash, inflatable sex dolls, a strip bar and a Jacuzzi, across 20 air-conditioned “villas”, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said.

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“They are here to serve jail time but instead, they’re living like kings,” de Lima told reporters after the raid.

Jail officials who conspired with the inmates face “outright dismissal”, she said.

During Monday’s raid, one “villa” had a fully inflated sex doll sprawled on the bed while an adjacent room was equipped with an elevated platform, strobe lights and a mirror ball, police said.

Police said the platform was for strippers who were smuggled into the jail compound. A bright blue bra with feathers was hung beside the stage.

Another area had a small concert stage equipped with a flat screen television, a drum set, guitars and keyboards.

A safe in one of the rooms contained Rolex and Patek Philippe watches, Louis Vuitton wallets and stacks of dollar bills, police said.

Bathroom floors and walls were covered in marble tiles, showers with hot water were encased in glass and a bathtub had a flat screen television attached to it.

One room was stocked with an expensive whiskey brand.

Bilibid, on the outskirts of Manila was built for 8,900 inmates but currently houses 23,000.

The luxury villas, for drugs lords, kidnap gang leaders and other powerful inmates, were scattered around the sprawling 500-hectare (1,230-acre) compound.

De Lima expressed shock at the outcome of the raid.

But cases of rich inmates bribing prison authorities and building small houses, or simply leaving the jail, have emerged publicly repeatedly over the years.

The practice highlights corruption in government and the wide divide between rich and poor as the rest of the prisoners, mostly petty criminals, are crammed in squalid cells.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-2874639/Strip-bars-drugs-uncovered-Philippine-jail-raid.html

 

ROSEBURG, Ore. — A Douglas County couple was arrested for the second time in two months on drug and weapons charges. Mark and Lori Bogle, both 51, were arrested by the Douglas Interagency Narcotics Team in mid-October while the Bogles were using a stolen vehicle to transport a pound of Methamphetamine to Douglas County.141021+Bogle+arrest+660

In the early-morning hours Wednesday (Dec. 10), investigators from DINT caught the pair again after hours of interviews and surveillance generated evidence indicating they were once again smuggling Methamphetamine into Douglas County with the intent to sell. The Bogles were stopped in a vehicle on NE Stephens/Highway 99 in Roseburg just after midnight.

DINT officials say the Bogles were in possession of about a quarter-pound of Methamphetamine with a street value of approximately $4,000. In addition, three weapons were seized, including a sawed-off shotgun and a modified paintball gun.

Both defendants were charged with the Unlawful Possession, Manufacture and Delivery of methamphetamine, and with multiple firearms offenses pursuant to their status as convicted felons as well as illegal modifications made to one of the two shotguns found in the vehicle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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