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A new kind of patient has been showing up in the emergency departments and sexual clinics of London and Manchester in recent years, usually men having sex with men who are suffering physical or psychological problems as a result of participating in a phenomenon known as chemsex in Britain and as party and play in […]

The recent arrest of four Mexicans allegedly involved in a methamphetamine manufacturing operation in Nigeria points to the increased global popularity of the drug, which has created opportunities for Mexican gangs abroad. In early March authorities in Nigeria arrested four Mexicans along with several Nigerians, after discovering a substantial methamphetamine laboratory in Asaba, capital of […]

Meth in the News – April 1, 2016

Posted: 1st April 2016 by Doc in Uncategorized

Meth in the News Professor Nicholas E Goeders When I started writing this Meth in the News column, and started talking to meth users one-on-one, I learned something that really surprised me. Many of the women that I spoke with told me that they first started using methamphetamine with their mothers, another family member, or […]

MOSS LANDING — A 19-year-old Santa Cruz woman facing manslaughter charges following a car crash in Moss Landing that left two people dead was released from Stanford Hospital and is being held in Santa Clara County Jail in lieu of $3 million bail. Lynnea Hernandez faces two charges of gross vehicular manslaughter and one charge […]

A Beatrice woman with multiple pending felony cases was arrested for methamphetamine possession and shoplifting Wednesday. Officers were dispatched to Dollar General in Beatrice Wednesday for a shoplifting and were told the suspect left the parking lot. A store worker said a woman later identified as 19-year-old Payton Bishop came into the store with a […]

A NASCAR driver was among 60 people arrested in what authorities described as the largest tobacco-smuggling bust in North American history. Derek White became the first Native American driver in the Sprint Cup Series when he raced in New Hampshire last year. He’s made 22 career starts in the Xfinity Series and also ran six […]

CLAREMONT — A city man was arrested Thursday on charges of DUI and manufacturing methamphetamine following an investigation that started after he allegedly drove erratically into the Valley Regional Hospital parking lot. Bradley Ames, 54, of 27 School Street in Claremont was arrested for driving while under the influence. He was later charged with felony […]

CLINTON – A Sampson County couple is accused of having the components of a methamphetamine lab in their vehicle after it was stopped near Salemburg early Thursday. Dusty Wayne McLamb, 23, and Cynthia Denise McLamb, 32, both of the 5300 block of Plainview Highway in Dunn, were charged with possessing methamphetamine, misdemeanor possession of marijuana […]

PUTNAM COUNTY, Fla.- Three people have been arrested after what the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office describes as a fire that was caused by an exploding meth lab. The fire, which destroyed a mobile home at 150 Bonita Drive in the Bostwick area, took place last October. When firefighters and deputies arrived, they found Jason May, […]

NORTHPORT, Maine – The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency says two people in Northport were arrested yesterday for manufacturing Methamphetamine. 39-year-old James Scheider of Northport was charged with, Aggravated Trafficking in Methamphetamine, Class A, Aggravated Operation of a Methamphetamine Laboratory, Class A and Probation Violation. 37-year-old Stacey Dykes of Northport was charged with, Aggravated Trafficking in […]

Of the many challenges faced by Montana’s tribal housing agencies, perhaps the most frustrating and destructive is recurring methamphetamine contamination in tribally owned homes. In addition to the human health toll methamphetamine addiction causes its users, the precursor chemicals used to manufacture the drug are highly toxic and can compromise the health of anyone who […]

Methamphetamine remains one of Arizona’s most pervasive drugs with law enforcement authorities seizing nearly 6,400 pounds of methamphetamine last year – a 294 percent over the last six years, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration. The highly addictive stimulant has surpassed cocaine, which now is more difficult to get. “We’re seeing a larger increase in […]

Marred by Methamphetamine

Posted: 1st April 2016 by Doc in Uncategorized

Methamphetamine has a way of descending upon a user’s life and taking until there’s nothing left to take. No one knows this better than 23-year-old Taylor Freeberg of Fergus Falls. Freeberg is a recovering meth addict, and much of his use took place in or near Douglas County. His story of addiction is a common […]

Wealth Matters By PAUL SULLIVAN   APRIL 1, 2016 FOUR years ago, Juli Frawley’s twin daughters went off to separate colleges. It was their first time apart, and they struggled. Shortly into the first semester, one started to suffer from anxiety attacks and began drinking and taking drugs to deal with them. She first used marijuana, […]

Nora Volkow Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse Only about 10 percent of the 21 million Americans who meet the need for care for an alcohol or drug use disorder receive any form of treatment, and much of the treatment available does not meet standards for evidence-based care. There are many attitudinal and systemic reasons […]

A La Center woman made a first appearance Tuesday in Clark County Superior Court after allegedly raping a 15-year-old boy and giving him methamphetamine. Jennifer L. Tennant, 39, appeared to face allegations of third-degree child rape and delivering a controlled substance to a minor. The alleged abuse began last summer, court records show. The boy […]

An Auburn boy is recovering after ingesting methamphetamine. His mother and grandmother face felony charges in the incident. King County prosecutors claim the 18-month-old boy was sickened after swallowing meth while being watched by his grandmother, Bridgett Jackson. The boy’s mother, Almesha Dedrick, has also been charged with criminal mistreatment. Investigators claim the women waited […]

TILTON – For the second time in just over a month, police say they found illegal drugs at 21 Chestnut St. Police say they seized numerous bindles of heroin and methamphetamine during Tuesday’s raid and arrested the resident, Kristine Patten, 44. Patten was charged with illegal sales of controlled substances and is being held at […]

THE U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has affirmed the ruling of the District Court for the NMI against Annette Nakatsuka Basa who was sentenced to 210 months in jail for sex trafficking. Ninth Circuit Judges Susan P. Graber, Jay S. Bybee and Morgan Christen said the enhancement under U.S.S.G. § 2G1.3(b)(4)(A) for […]

LAKELAND — A 48-year-old woman was arrested Monday night after a she was supposed to be watching was found walking down a road in only a diaper, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. Leslie Wulff, of Lakeland, was formerly married to the father of the boy and still lives with them, acting as a […]

After she was found slumped over the steering wheel of a running vehicle early Monday morning, a woman was jailed on a number of drug-related charges, including possession of methamphetamine. Officer Pam Bell said she was patrolling near Water and Keetoowah at around 2:40 a.m. when she spotted a Toyota Tacoma parked in the alley. […]

State police discovered a meth lab in Clayton after a man cooking the drug accidentally set fire to his detached garage Tuesday night, authorities said. Local fire departments were called at about 6:50 p.m. Tuesday for the report of a garage fire in the 200 block of Downs Chapel Road, Master Cpl. Gary E. Fournier […]

A 36-year-old local woman, who Kingston Police say was caught with a quantity of crystal methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $85,000, is facing charges after an investigation and arrest by the Kingston Police Drug Unit last week. At about 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 23, the drug unit arrested Melissa L. Pask on […]

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Officials announced on Wednesday that a second round of arrests in a drug trafficking organization have been made. Operation Ice Storm is an investigation into drug trafficking in Van Buren County. The early-morning raid led to arrests of 18 federal defendants and 20 state defendants on charges involving conspiracy to […]

A woman whose body was found in the James River on Tuesday was wanted in connection with an explosion at a methamphetamine lab in western New York state, police there said Wednesday. Amy Sue Briscoe, 36, died after she was swept away by the current while wading in the river with a man about 10 […]