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COOKEVILLE — A welfare check on two people who appeared to be passed out in a vehicle in front of a Cookeville gas station on Sunday resulted in their arrest on drug charges. Jason Christopher Threet, 30, and Crystal Renee Long, 31, both of Algood, were charged with possession of methamphetamine for sale and delivery […]

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) – Officers with the Lufkin Police Department arrested a 30-year-old man on a felony criminal mischief charge Sunday after he allegedly went on a drug-induced rampage and trashed his hotel room, doing an estimated $5,000 worth of damage. Jonathan Brian Winicki, of Huntington, is still being held in the Angelina County Jail […]

The recent increase in methamphetamine cases in Tazewell County is reason for concern. While the drug has been in the county for some time now, the use and manufacturing of meth is escalating, according to Commonwealth Attorney Mike Dennis. During the March term of the county’s grand jury, eight people were indicted on methamphetamine-related charges […]

Authorities say they found $12,800 worth of methamphetamine when they stopped a car Friday morning near Johnson High School, and two women were arrested in connection with the incident.           “This arrest comes after numerous complaints of drug sales taking place in the area of Atlanta Highway and Bolding Road,” the […]

Sioux City, Iowa – Two Sioux City teens are in custody after a search warrant turned up evidence of drug distribution and stolen firearms. Kelley Kuester and Dalton Keeler, both 18 and from Sioux City, are facing multiple felony charges. According to court documents, authorities were investigating a burglary that occurred on March 14th in […]

A Glouster woman has pleaded guilty to a third-degree felony charge of illegal conveyance after being found with methamphetamine “in her person” after being booked into the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail. A press release from the Athens County Prosecutor’s Office last week did not specify where in her person the drugs were found. Kyla A. […]

Police arrested Linsey Weems around 2 Sunday morning. Weems is accused of attempting to sell methamphetamine, among other things. Police said she tried to hide methamphetamine in her underwear when she was taken to jail. A stop for an expired tag turned into a bust involving drugs, scales and a stolen gun, according to Tulsa […]

SIDNEY – Fremont County sheriff’s deputies arrested an Iowa couple Saturday after a traffic stop that yielded 67 grams of methamphetamine. A deputy stopped a Ford Explorer on Interstate 29 and discovered the driver, Jessika Leach, 29, of Braddyville had a suspended license. During a search of the Explorer that included the county’s K9 unit, […]

LETCHER COUNTY, Ky (WYMT) – Two people were arrested in Whitesburg, Ky Saturday evening after reportedly making methamphetamine in the Food City parking lot. Anna Sizemore was arrested for public intoxication by a controlled substance and manufacturing methamphetamine charges. Dana Howard was arrested on charges of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs […]

Each time an officer puts on his or her uniform the person is putting their life on the line in order to protect the lives of others. That statement is increasingly true for the detectives and officers assigned and trained as “meth techs” as the very job description includes a high possibility of danger every […]

KLAMATH FALLS — Klamath County officials in southern Oregon are re-forming a drug investigation team because of the rise of methamphetamine, heroin and other drugs. Lt. Jason Westfall of the Oregon State Police says drug traffickers are using U.S. 97 as a corridor, and it’s critical that Klamath County have a drug team. Officials tell […]

A Helena couple faces several felony charges after 18-month-old twins suffered serious burns from a drain cleaner containing sulfuric acid. Authorities say one of the toddlers also tested positive for methamphetamine. Both boys were airlifted to a Salt Lake City burn unit for treatment of their chemical burns on Jan. 14. One boy had burns […]

TOWN OF CUYLER, N.Y. — A Cuyler man has been charged after investigators found “several items” used to make meth in his home, according to the Cortland County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies say it started Friday night at about 4:59 p.m. when they were sent to 7593 West Keeney Road in Cuyler for a report of […]

CLAYTON, N.C. (WNCN) — Clayton Police are investigating a possible meth lab that was discovered after a woman went to a hospital Saturday morning, officials say. Police have surrounded a home in the 900 block of Hobbs Street with crime scene tape, according to Clayton Town spokeswoman Stacy Beard. The incident stemmed from a woman’s […]

Police said a bottle likely used to make meth was found Thursday morning on Carter Road in Dubuque. The “one-pot” meth lab was located at 11 a.m. Thursday in the 2700 block of Carter Road, according to a police report. Lt. Scott Baxter said an officer located a bottle that appeared to be used to […]

ROOKSTON—An inmate is facing charges after smuggling drugs with a balloon inside herself into the Crookston jail, according to court documents. Jessica Renee Marciniak, 25, is charged with a felony count of fourth-degree controlled substance crime, two felony counts of fifth-degree controlled substance crimes and two gross misdemeanors for introduction of contraband into jail. Marciniak, […]

CUMMING — A north Forsyth woman has been indicted for reportedly smuggling some $700 worth of methamphetamine into the new Forsyth County Jail by hiding it in her private area. Kimberly Doris Ramey, 24, faces one count of possession of the drug with intent to distribute and one count of crossing guard lines with a […]

BENTON, LA (KSLA) – A 5th suspect in the armed robbery of a Haughton convenience store in late February has been found in south Louisiana. Avoyelles sheriff’s deputies arrested Megan Michelle Claspell, 24, of the 11000 block of Old Mansfield Road in Keithville, and booked her into the Avoyelles Parish Jail at 12:50 a.m. Saturday. […]

WALNUT RIDGE, Ark. (AP) – Authorities say they’ve seized methamphetamine, firearms and other drug-related items during a drug raid at a home in Walnut Ridge. Prosecuting Attorney Henry Boyce said that three people were also arrested during the raid conducted Friday by the Third Judicial Drug Task Force, Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office and the Walnut […]

An Attalla man was arrested Thursday after authorities say they discovered 95 grams of methamphetamine at his residence. Etowah County Drug Enforcement Unit Commander Randall Johnson said Roy Claude Farlow Jr., 56, of Attalla, has been charged with trafficking in methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Johnson said agents received information that “a large quantity […]

A “routine traffic stop” ended with the seizure of approximately 80 pounds of methamphetamine in Jasper County on March 17, reports the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office. According to a news release from Sheriff Mitchel Newman, Narcotics Investigator S. Duncan and Patrol Supervisor J. Cooper, along with the assistance of Deputy J. Blueitt and K-9 Officer […]

Some of the readers of my Meth in the News column may ask why I continue to report how some publications appear to be so insistent on downplaying the serious problems that can be produced by chronic methamphetamine use. You may say, Carl L Hart, Ph.D. published his paper comparing low, oral doses of d-amphetamine […]

Sex-trafficking survivor Britney Boykin lay in an Arkansas hospital bed, pale and thin. Her eyes were darkened from fatigue. She did not remember screaming or convulsing. She could not remember the firemen arriving to perform CPR on her, or becoming unconscious. Boykin, now 36, was addicted to narcotics and a victim of sex trafficking for […]

Erick Wesley Olson, 33, formerly of Thief River Falls, is currently held on $30,000 bail without conditions or could be released on $1,200 cash with conditions. A Crookston man is charged with four counts of Threats of Violence and four counts of fifth-degree Criminal Sexual Conduct – Lewd Exhibition after exposing himself and threatening to […]

Concerns surge in meth supply could lead to drug epidemic. A lifetime Black Power member says he is concerned about a surge in the availability of methamphetamine. Community advocate Denis O’Reilly says he’s noticed a surge in the availability of the drug, and fears the country could be on the verge of another methamphetamine epidemic. […]