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Hawaii Public Radio’s Noe Tanigawa invited three women, all former meth users, to share their experiences. It was a Saturday afternoon when we all got together: Hannah Ii-Epstein, the author of the play, “Not One Batu;” Lelea’e Kahalepuna Wong, known as Buffy, who plays Ma in the play; and Michele Navarro Ishiki, a substance-abuse counselor, […]

SALISBURY TWP., Pa. – A Schuylkill County woman faces drug charges after police said she brought methamphetamine and hundreds of hypodermic needles with her to Lehigh Valley Hospital Cedar Crest. Eryka Frew faces misdemeanor charges of drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia, stemming from a search last month that turned up the meth and […]

A Raleigh man and Garner woman were arrested Tuesday morning for running a meth lab out of the woman’s home. Yvonne Michele Higgins, 50, of 224 Weston Road, and Jason Robin Ristuccia, 31, of anywhere in Raleigh, were each charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of precursor chemical with the intention to manufacture […]

A man arrested after being found on the roof of a Costa Mesa business may have been on a methamphetamine binge, according to authorities. Officers responded around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday to Road Runner Sports in the 1800 block of Newport Boulevard, where they found a man on the roof, Costa Mesa police Sgt. Mike Manson […]

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) —The U.S. Forest Service has released warning signs that you might be near a methamphetamine cooking site, after several were spotted in areas around Francis Marion and Sumter national forests. Meth is the easiest illicit drug to make using household ingredients, the Forest Service said. The chemicals used to produce meth […]

Jimmy Clouette, a longtime Little Rock attorney, has accepted a sentence of five years of probation for methamphetamine possession and will have to surrender his law license. Clouette, 69, pleaded no contest before Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen on Tuesday, court filings show. It is the second time in 6½ years that Clouette has […]

Another delegate for the 2016 presidential election has stepped down because of a previous criminal charge, but this time it’s a delegate for Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders. At the Minnesota’s Democratic Farmer Labor Party convention on June 4, John Dillon Wood Neitge of Mankato, Minnesota told Democrats they should support the Vermont senator […]

Shasta County Interagency Narcotics Taskforce (SINTF) shutdown a methamphetamine trafficking ring and busted the alleged leader and seven co-conspirators after a series of drug buys by undercover officers, the agency announced Tuesday. Rafael Pahua Martinez, 40 of Orland, is believed to be operating the drug trafficking organization, responsible for the distribution of methamphetamine from Mexico […]

A man allegedly stalked a police officer and told him he had enlisted the help of the Russian Special Forces to kill him after a liquor license was refused at his family’s Daylesford cafe, a court heard. Perry Kalofolias, 44, appeared at the Ballarat Magistrates’ Court for a contest mention hearing on Wednesday. He faced […]

A presentation offered to the Brainerd lakes area community Tuesday had a clear message: nothing about sex trafficking is as clear-cut as popular culture portrays. Dave Pinto, Ramsey County prosecutor and DFL state representative for District 64B, said neither a film like “Pretty Woman” nor “Taken” are representative of the serious problem of commercial sexual […]

The man sitting in a cheap hotel room made it clear that he would not be described physically, though there wasn’t anything remarkable about his appearance. Nor would it be possible to reveal the exact location of the meeting, and any idea of using his real name, or usual alias, was clearly out of the […]

**GRAPHIC BELOW** Images, multiple messages, and videos, depicting a man being interrogated in video footage and a death photo was posted and distributed yesterday on social media. The dead man is José Wenceslao Gasnares González, who was a high ranking official in the Tamaulipas State police in 2005, later a ministerial police commander in Nuevo […]

TOPEKA — The Kansas Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of a Lawrence woman who stole two KU championship rings from her father-in-law and sold them for methamphetamine. According to court records, in December 2013 and January 2014, Mandy Hurd and her husband at the time, Blake Hurd, were living with Blake Hurd’s father, […]

ALLENTOWN, Pa. – A Lehigh County couple faces drug charges after authorities caught the boyfriend allegedly selling methamphetamine and the girlfriend tried to flush evidence down the toilet. Investigators with the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office filed a host of drug and conspiracy charges against Aysha Marie DeJesus and Nelson Soler Jr., following a nearly month-long […]

MCCLAIN COUNTY, Okla. —A nurse contracted to work at the McClain County Jail is accused of bringing meth and a cellphone into the jail. After a cellphone with her number was found at the jail, McClain County deputies said Kristi Stricklen, 39, of Harrah, admitted to bringing the drugs and cellphone into the jail. Deputies […]

A Dallas woman was arrested on more than 20 charges after crashing a van with five child passengers into a tree while allegedly under the influence and in possession of methamphetamine early Saturday morning, officials said. Catrice Pittman, 27, was arrested on accusations of DUI, delivery of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, reckless driving, five counts […]

A 21-year-old Phoenix man and a juvenile have been arrested after law-enforcement officers located a “large quantity” of methamphetamine in a Tupperware container in their vehicle near Camp Verde, according to the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office. Inside the plastic container was 5 pounds of methamphetamine with a street value of more than $225,000, the Sheriff’s […]

Federal officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) continue to seize dangerous methamphetamine smuggling shipments at border ports of entry. CBP officers working at the San Luis Port of Entry seized over fifty pounds of the illicit substance as man driving a Ford sedan attempted to enter the U.S. from Mexico on Thursday, according […]

PUEBLO, Colo. — A year-long investigation conducted by the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration discovered a major drug trafficking operation with ties to Mexico. Benito Granado-Valenzuela, 46, and Aleyda Lopez, 33, were arrested on May 19 after police found cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine in a home in the 2100 block or […]

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA — A Gwinnett County meth trafficker who admits to having been deported from the United States four times has been sentenced to 30 years in prison and a $1 million fine. Marcos Benitez Camacho was stopped on Interstate 85 at Pleasant HIll Road in Duluth on April 17, 2015. During a search of […]

Drug trafficker Jesus Hector Palma Salazar, “El Guero Palma”, one of the main leaders of the Sinaloa cartel in the 90s, will be released next Saturday 11, it was confirmed this Monday by the Federal Bureau of Prisons BOP of the United States. He became an inmate at the Atwater high security prison in the […]

The incoming Philippine president urged citizens to fight crime by turning in and even killing suspected drug dealers. “If they are there in your neighborhood, feel free to call us, the police or do it yourself if you have the gun,” President-elect Rodrigo Duterte said late Saturday night in a nationally televised speech in Davao […]

By: Jaime Luis Brito | Translated by Valor for Borderland Beat With the face of their missing on their shirts or on a sign, relatives of missing persons work with the state attorney, The Autonomous University of Morelos, and federal corporations in the clandestine graves of Tetelcingo. They carefully record the removal of bodies in […]

CHARLOTTE – Three years ago a meth lab in a second floor apartment across the street from City Hall exploded, extensively damaging the building. Today, the property is an eyesore for city officials and anyone driving or walking near the entrance to the city’s downtown. But later this year city officials may get the chance […]

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service noticed as early as October 2013 that a lot of mail was disappearing from collection boxes, home mailboxes and group mail rooms in the Wichita area. Now, two and a half years later, charges have been brought against 13 people alleged to have conspired in an identity-theft ring that resembled […]