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Comments Off on Methamphetamine has staggering toll on communities in South Dakota

NEWELL | Around 40 people attended the Newell meeting of Governor Dennis Daugaard’s “Meth Changes Everything” campaign. The event on Monday night, March 20, was hosted by the Whatever It Takes Coalition with assistance from the local Lion’s Club. WIT Director Sabrina Harmon impaneled a slate of knowledgeable professionals to speak to that topic as […]

Comments Off on Oil theft ‘provides billions for terrorists and Mexican drug cartels’

Oil theft is fuelling terrorist groups and drug cartels around the world, according to a new analysis. Mexican drug gangs can earn $90,000 (£72,000) in seven minutes from tapping a pipeline of refined oil, while insurgents in Nigeria financially benefit from a share of the third of the country’s refined oil exports that is lost […]

Comments Off on Brandi Deann Brigman, 31, of Chesnee, found passed out behind wheel with small child in backseat of car, also had Methamphetamine

LYMAN, SC (WSPA) – A mom with meth is accused of passing out behind the wheel of a car with a small child in the backseat, according to Spartanburg County sheriff’s deputies. They say it happened Sunday on Highway 357 in Lyman. Deputies say a man on the scene told them he tried to wake up […]

Comments Off on Courtney Ford, 30, of Nettleton, tried to smuggle Methamphetamine to Lee County inmate, Stephen Jason Estes, 41, of Plantersville, hidden in a Bible

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Today’s Bible lesson: It’s a bad idea to use the good book to smuggle drugs into jail. A Mississippi sheriff says the jail’s property officer noticed a bulge in the back cover of a Bible dropped off March 16 for an inmate convicted of methamphetamine trafficking. Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson said […]

Comments Off on Ashley Franks, of Prentiss County Arrested For Methamphetamine Possession

PRENTISS CO, Miss. (WCBI)– A woman in Prentiss County faces traffic violations and a drug charge. Investigators say Wednesday, Ashley Franks was arrested and charged with numerous misdemeanor traffic violations.  The arrest took place in the Piney Grove community.  Once Franks was transported to the Prentiss County Jail, officers say they discovered Methamphetamine hidden in […]

Comments Off on Another drug overdose in Murfreesboro – This time Methamphetamine

A 26 year old Murfreesboro woman was found partially under a car on Hazelwood Street having convulsions. When paramedics arrived and the woman regained consciousness, she told them that she had just taken meth and had a negative reaction to the drug. The case was labeled as a drug overdose and is being investigated. The […]

Comments Off on Jackie and Shea Byrd, of Caldwell County, busted for having large amount of Methamphetamine, again

CALDWELL COUNTY, N.C. – Investigators in Caldwell County arrested Jackie and Shea Byrd for a second time in just weeks, again accusing them of trafficking meth. Three pounds of meth was found in the pickup truck the two were driving, investigators said. The street value is more than $214,000. Earlier this month, deputies said they […]

Comments Off on Operation: Room Service: Holmes County Sheriff’s Office sting nets Methamphetamine at Bonifay Economy Lodge, resulting in arrests of 10 women and men

BONIFAY – A month-long undercover operation by investigators with the Holmes County Sheriff’s Office resulted in the arrest of ten suspects and the seizure of several ounces of methamphetamine Friday. “Over the past several months, we have received information about illegal drug activity going on at one of our local motels in Bonifay,” said Holmes […]

Comments Off on Murder suspect, Nathaniel Z. Symonds, 19, of Dover, recently treated for Methamphetamine, mental issues

A man arrested Friday in a fatal shooting in Pope County had been committed for psychiatric and drug treatment in Little Rock last month after overdosing on methamphetamine and swallowing drain cleaner, according to court documents. A judge in Russellville set bail at $250,000 for Nathaniel Z. Symonds, 19, of Dover at a probable cause […]

Comments Off on Two Women Attempt to Smuggle $300K in Methamphetamine, Heroin Past Riverside County Station Border Patrol through the state Route 86 checkpoint

INDIO, CA – Border Patrol agents working out of a Riverside County station had a busy Saturday, nabbing two women within one hour of each other who allegedly tried to smuggle narcotics into the United States, the agency reports. According to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s El Centro Sector office, agents from the Indio […]

Comments Off on Charges upgraded to murder for mother, Kylie Brewer, 19, boyfriend, Jon-Paul Bogdanowich Jr., 22, and friend, Kaylie Gossett, 19, accused in death of 6-month-old Wyllow Brewer in Pima County

A trio of suspects previously charged with child abuse in connection with the Feb. 19 death of 6-month-old Wyllow Brewer are now facing murder charges, officials said. The child’s mother, Kylie Brewer, 19, was one of three people arraigned Thursday on charges of first-degree murder and two separate counts of felony child abuse, said Deputy […]

Comments Off on Chinese police move to tackle rise of ‘white-collar’ Methamphetamine drug producers

In a development that echoes TV’s Breaking Bad, some Chinese chemistry professionals have begun producing and selling illegal substances. The manufacture and distribution of illegal narcotics is undergoing a transformation in China. While a large part of the problem remains the involvement of criminal gangs and street thugs who control the localized trade, the emergence […]

Comments Off on Christine Maier, 31, stopped by Boca Raton Police, throws needles into back seat with 2-year-old child; Also arrested for Methamphetamine

BOCA RATON, Fla. (CBS12) — A woman was arrested Tuesday after police say she threw needles intended for drugs into the backseat of a car where a 2-year-old was sitting. Boca Raton Police say 31-year-old Christine Maier was seen by an officer conducting a hand-to-hand drug transaction in a Marathon gas station parking lot on West […]

Comments Off on Jason Young, 29, of Hodgenville, accused of smoking Methamphetamine with young teenage girls, also charged with rape

A man accused of smoking meth with teenage girls was indicted Wednesday on first-degree rape charges as well as drug-related charges. According to criminal complaints previously filed in the case against Jason Young, 29, the Hodgenville man was accused of meeting up with at least one 15-year-old girl on more than one occasion and smoking […]

Comments Off on Hawkins County-based ‘Chicken Head Mafia’ member, Steven Dwight “Rabbit” Hopkins, 46, of Mooresburg, gets 20 years for Methamphetamine trafficking

GREENEVILLE — A key member of the Hawkins County-based “Chicken Head Mafia” meth trafficking syndicate had his wings clipped Thursday by U.S. District Judge R. Leon Jordon, who sentenced him to 20 years in a federal penitentiary. Steven Dwight “Rabbit” Hopkins, 46, of Mooresburg, reportedly admitted to federal authorities that he had been cooking meth since […]

Comments Off on Five Women and Men Arrested After Humboldt County Drug Task Force Agents Raid Motel on Fortuna’s Main Street; Methamphetamine, Heroin, Firearms Discovered

On 03-15- 17 at about 0820 hours Agents with the Humboldt County Drug Task Force assisted by members of the Fortuna Police Department served a Humboldt County Superior Court search warrant on two motel rooms located in the 800 block of Main Street in the city of Fortuna. In one room Agents located 47 year […]

Comments Off on Methamphetamine: Cheap to make, expensive to clean up

LAKE GENEVA —The fire alarm screeched as officers Aaron Greetham and Caleb Tracy pressed through a smoky hallway at The Cove of Lake Geneva hotel. “I remember specifically the smell and the taste of the smoke. It wasn’t like the bonfire smoke you have at home,” Greetham said more than two months after the incident. […]

Comments Off on Jessica Crandall, 27, and Justin Crandall, 28, of Sidney, indicted in sexual exploitation and ‘torture’ of a 17-month-old girl

A Sidney couple face new charges after a federal grand jury Friday indicted them in what a prosecutor called the sexual “torture” of a child. Justin Crandall, 28, and his wife, Jessica Crandall, 27, pleaded not guilty in February after the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Binghamton filed child sexual exploitation charges. On Friday, the grand jury […]

Comments Off on Grey Lynn sex attack victim: ‘He’s going to kill someone if we don’t catch him’

A woman subjected to a near-fatal sex assault in an Auckland carpark fears her attacker will kill if he is not caught. The woman was attacked in Grey Lynn in the early hours of the morning on September 25. Police have been hunting for her attacker since, and went public with the investigation this week […]

Comments Off on Mohave Area General Narcotics Enforcement Team raids Butler house for Methamphetamine, Arizona Department of Child Safety takes custody of 2 small children

KINGMAN –Butler residents might’ve been treated to a drug bust sideshow Wednesday morning. Eight Kingman residents were arrested after detectives with the Mohave Area General Narcotics Enforcement Team and the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant at a home in the 1500 block of Northfield Avenue. Brian Lee Pintarich, 40, was arrested for […]

Comments Off on Jamestown home filled with needles and Methamphetamine waste condemned

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (WKBW) – A house in Jamestown has been condemned after police discovered a meth lab filled with hazardous waste and used needles. Thursday, Jamestown Police and Fire Departments were called to 212 W. 6th St. on a report of a possible meth lab in operation. Firefighters determined that the upper apartment of the […]

Comments Off on Pregnant Woman, Joelen Christine Bendzak-Demarco, 28, of Chattanooga, Facing Charges After Methamphetamine Use

Police said a woman arrested for meth use and possession is pregnant. Joelen Christine Bendzak-Demarco, 28, of 7155 Shepherd View, was charged with reckless endangerment, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and burglary. Police said they responded to 7710 E. Brainerd Road for a possible overdose. They found Ms. Bendzak-Demarco with the […]

Comments Off on Kelsey Kritzer, 23, and Luis Lira, 22, arrested after 3 a.m. Methamphetamine-related shooting at Sioux City Wal-Mart

SIOUX CITY | Two people were charged with first-degree robbery Wednesday in connection with a shooting in the parking lot of the Singing Hills Wal-Mart last week. At 3 a.m. on March 9, Kelsey Kritzer, 23, arranged to meet two subjects at the store to collect money for a previous drug debt, court documents said. […]

Comments Off on Judge John Manydeeds to Anissa M. Eck, 41, of Eau Claire: ‘This is your last option’

An Eau Claire woman accused of making fraudulent checks in the name of an Eau Claire business will spend four years on probation and one year in jail. Anissa M. Eck, 41, 3219 E. Clairemont Ave., pleaded no contest Wednesday in Eau Claire County Court to six felony counts of identity theft. Judge John Manydeeds […]

Comments Off on Twenty-nine year old Esperance woman found with Methamphetamine, refuses drug test

An Esperance woman was arrested for allegedly driving on a suspended licence and possessing meth on Wednesday afternoon, March 15. Police searched the car and found drug paraphernalia and a magnetic box filled with a number of sealed bags allegedly containing meth. The 29-year-old woman was taken to Esperance Police Station where she refused a drug […]