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JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Johnson City police are seeing a dramatic rise in some types of illegal drugs they are seizing. According to Chief Mark Sirois, in 2014, his officers seized around 420 grams of crack cocaine. In 2015, that number nearly doubled to more than 777 grams. They also saw an increase in powder […]

WOODRIDGE (Sun-Times Media Wire) – An estimated $4 million worth of methamphetamine was seized following a traffic stop on the Stevenson Expressway in the western suburbs Monday afternoon. Francisco J. Navarro Montez, 37, of Columbus, Ohio, was charged with possession of methamphetamine after 44 pounds of the drug was found in his truck after he […]

A Helena woman faces 10 felony charges, including five counts of assault on a peace officer, for allegedly biting, kicking and scratching several officers, causing injury. Rebecca Jean Frankforter is in jail on the five assault charges alongside felony counts of robbery, criminal possession with intent to distribute (methamphetamine) and three charges of criminal possession […]

Tulsa police on Monday identified the victim of a fatal shooting at a south Tulsa apartment complex on Saturday. Michael Fisher, 42, was a resident of the Woodland Hills Apartments, although his fatal shooting occurred in another resident’s apartment, Sgt. Dave Walker said. It appears that Fisher had allowed the suspect, whom police identified as […]

A Northland man high on methamphetamine raped a 3-year-old girl. His offending only came to light after a doctor confirmed the young child had contracted a sexually transmitted disease. The man was invited to stay in the girl’s home but repaid the family’s kindness by raping the girl, Judge Duncan Harvey said. “As rapes go, […]

DEFIANCE, Oh. (WNWO) — Methamphetamine continues to be a problem and is now being found more throughout neighborhoods, including those in northwest Ohio. Plastic bottles are being used to cook meth. It’s a continuing epidemic and now it’s becoming more common to find “cookers” out in the open. You may think you’re doing a favor […]

WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAU) — A major drug bust Monday in Wausau now has eight people in custody and facing federal charges for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. U.S. Attorney John Vaudreuil (VO’ dray) says the indictment by a grand jury in Madison ties the eight people to the drug ring which was trafficking the drug from […]

Federal authorities working at Texas/Mexico border crossings arrested two women in separate incidents who were allegedly smuggling a total of $250,000 in methamphetamine. The first incident occurred at the Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridge on Thursday. A 19-year-old woman from San Juan, Texas, was crossing the pedestrian walkway from Reynosa, Mexico, into the U.S. when a K-9 […]

SOUTH DAKOTA – In 2015, South Dakota saw a 22 percent increase in drug arrests compared to the year before. The Attorney General attributed the increase to methamphetamine, saying that we’re dealing with an epidemic. Minnehaha County Sheriff Mike Milstead agrees with South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley, that meth has been a spreading one […]

A rural patch of land filled with small towns and family farms tucked within the rolling hills of the Ozark Mountains, Douglas County seems an unlikely place to be at the center of America’s war on drugs. But with the proliferation of cheap, high-potency methamphetamine flooding into the U.S. from super labs operated by Mexican […]

Dereck James ‘DJ’ Harrison, 22, was arrested late on Saturday night His father, Flint Wayne Harrison, 51, had surrendered hours earlier DJ Harrison’s mother Maryann Harrison was detained on Sunday She allegedly left Utah without the permission of probation authorities Police say the 45-year-old traveled to Wyoming to help her son Both men face multiple […]

CADDO PARISH, LA (KSLA) – A Benton woman accused of a brutal carjacking and murder nearly 4 years ago, changed her plea Tuesday in Caddo District Court. Stacey Nicole Blount-Juneau, 31, changed her plea to guilty of first-degree murder before Caddo District Court Judge John Mosely, Jr. Blount-Juneau admitted that she slit 68-year-old Rose Mary […]

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA — A Gwinnett County woman will serve the rest of her life in prison for her role in the methamphetamine-fueled murder at her Buford home of a 20-year-old woman. Amy McGarity was found guilty in Gwinnett County Superior Court on Friday of malice murder, three counts of felony murder, two counts of aggravated […]

MEXICO BEACH – A Gulf County couple has been arrested on child neglect charges after they allegedly smoked methamphetamine with a 15-year-old, according to arrest records. Sheryl Maurice Gay, 46, and James Raymond Heath Jr., 48, were arrested Thursday in connection with the incident, which Bay County sheriff’s deputies said occurred numerous times. The couple […]

A father and son were arrested on felony charges for kidnapping and beating a mother and her four teenage daughters in Centerville, Utah, following a massive manhunt. Police arrested Dereck “D.J.” Harrison, 22, and Flint Wayne Harrison, 51, on charges that include aggravated kidnapping and possession of a controlled substance, the Associated Press reported. The […]

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. — The fentanyl crisis that’s sweeping across North America destroying lives and killing hundreds has yet to hit hard the southeastern corner of Alberta, police say. Instead, it’s methamphetamine that’s the scourge in Medicine Hat. “I wouldn’t say fentanyl is the biggest problem,” said Staff Sgt. Jason Graham, who is in charge […]

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico’s hospitals have been seeing a spike in deaths and emergency room visits caused by methamphetamine. The Albuquerque Journal reports that heroin and prescription opioids account for most overdose deaths in New Mexico, but methamphetamine overdose deaths have been climbing since 2008. According to a state Department of Health report, emergency […]

Officers stopped a 19-year-old San Juan woman last week, when she attempted to cross the Hidalgo Bridge with methamphetamine hidden in her underwear. Sarahi Cruz, 19, of San Juan attempted to walk across the Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridge on Thursday, according to the federal criminal complaint against her. “On May 2, 2016, CBPOs were notified by […]

Methamphetamine has been a problem in Southeast Texas for many years, as evidenced by drug seizures across the area. Law enforcers say traffickers and abusers often disguise the illegal drugs in a variety of ways in an attempt to conceal them from officers, but Agent Tim Duriso from the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) warns criminals […]

LUKE Williams is a freelance journalist and former drug addict who was researching addiction to crystal meth, when the worst possible thing happened — he became addicted to it himself. This is an edited extract from his book The Ice Age, published with permission, about his descent into psychosis. A FEW years back, I met […]

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – A Missouri man pleaded guilty to 2 counts of rape and was sentenced to 20 years in prison, according to documents filed in Craighead County Circuit Court. According to the docket, Christopher Daniel Franklin, 29, of St. Joseph, pleaded guilty Thursday to the charges before the case went to trial. Police […]

TEMECULA, CA– Temecula police arrested a woman Friday who they say was illegally staying at a local vacation rental. What’s more, police say she had a stolen car and drugs at the property. Around 8:15 a.m., police say they got a call from a property agent who notified them of an individual unlawfully occupying a […]

A man pulled over for speeding on County Road 466 was found to be in possession of methamphetamine. Brandon Daniel Sands, 30, of Wildwood, was pulled over at 12:22 a.m. Friday after he was spotted driving 60 miles an hour in a 45 mph zone near the entrance to the Village of Bridgeport at Laurel […]

GOLDSBORO, N.C. (WNCN) – A Goldsboro man and woman were arrested and charged Saturday for manufacturing and possessing methamphetamine, the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office said. Andrew Douglas Best, 56, was charged with manufacture methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, and maintaining a dwelling. Sabrina Blizzard Taylor, 45, was charged with manufacture methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine. Authorities […]

UHRICHSVILLE – She lost her home, her car and custody of her children, due to methamphetamine. Now clean and sober for more than a year, the 25-year-old woman has a message for anyone contemplating drug use: It’s not worth it. She is willing to share her story to encourage others to turn their lives around. […]