Archive for the ‘Uncategorized’ Category

5439e919add2b_imageOne of Mexico’s most powerful drug cartels is now the main distributor of methamphetamine in Nebraska, federal law enforcement officials say.

The Sinaloa Cartel has built a sophisticated drug-trafficking operation in Omaha over the past five to eight years, according to the FBI.

Cartels increased their presence in Nebraska about the same time state officials effectively shut down local meth labs through laws limiting the sale of cold medicines, U.S. Attorney Deborah Gilg said.

Several top Nebraska law enforcement officials say methamphetamine trafficking from Mexico is the most serious drug threat to the state, and the problem is slowly growing.

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration seized 230 pounds of meth in Nebraska between Oct. 1, 2013, and Sept. 30 — more than double the amount seized two years ago.

Officials find, at most, 10 percent of the methamphetamine transported and distributed by cartels in Nebraska, FBI Supervisory Special Agent Kevin Hytrek estimated.

The Sinaloa Cartel recently began warehousing large quantities of meth in the Omaha metro area, meaning cartels are storing meth in homes or buildings until they are ready to distribute it, either in Omaha or in other U.S. locations such as Chicago, said Michael Sanders, assistant special agent in charge for the DEA in Nebraska.

“The volumes (of meth) that we are seeing now are significantly more than what we were seeing three years ago,” Sanders said.

The Sinaloa Cartel members who oversee operations in Omaha change out every two to three months, Sanders said. Along with changing leadership, he said, the cartel often moves its stashes of meth to different locations to make it more difficult for police to find them.

“The Sinaloa Cartel keeps their drugs and leadership moving,” Sanders said. “It is always a moving target. If cartel members haven’t become a target of law enforcement in that three-month period, law enforcement has to re-identify the hierarchy of leadership.”

Of all the cartels in Mexico, the Sinaloa Cartel is pre-eminent because of its extensive distribution network, which spans every region in America, the U.S. Justice Department said in a 2011 report.

Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, often called the world’s most powerful drug trafficker, led the cartel until his arrest in February.

Cartels fight with each other to gain more territory in Mexico, but they often don’t let the violence spill over the border into the United States, Hytrek said. The Sinaloa Cartel has been responsible for brutal killings and beheadings in Mexico, according to national media reports.

“It’s all about power and greed down there,” Hytrek said. “Up here, all they care about is selling (drugs) and sending the money.”

The cartels often travel into Nebraska on major highways such as Interstate 80 and Interstate 29. Cartels have identified Omaha as a key distribution point because it is close to many other Midwestern states, has major highways and has a large enough population for cartel members to blend in without being detected, Sanders said.

Mexican cartels operating in Nebraska typically work only with other Hispanic family members and friends living here, because those are the people cartels feel they can trust, Hytrek said.

Some cartel members didn’t intend to get involved in drug trafficking, but they end up doing it for the money or because they owe a debt to the cartels, Hytrek said. People deported to Mexico are sometimes recruited by the cartels as soon as they arrive home.

Cartels persuade people to join by promising to help transport them back to America, Hytrek said. Or drug trafficking organizations will threaten to harm family members in Mexico to push someone to join the cartel.

“Once they are involved, the cartels kind of hold them, in a sense, hostage,” Hytrek said.

Mexican cartels have distributed meth in the state for many years, but the problem has amplified in recent years, Gilg said. Nebraska won’t be able to get rid of cartels until Mexico is able to scale back meth production, she said.

“It all starts back in Mexico. I think we are all aware of the huge amount of violence and the huge amount of corruption that has occurred in Mexico with these cartels,” Gilg said. “Until the Mexican government roots out the corruption within their own government in dealing with these cartels and is able to disrupt the culture of fear surrounding these cartels in Mexico, drug trafficking is always going to be a problem.”

Nebraska had a meth lab problem before a 2005 law limited the sale of cold medicines containing pseudoephedrine, a chemical used to make meth. Since then, in-state meth production has declined significantly.

In 2004 the DEA reported 321 meth lab incidents in Nebraska. In 2012 the DEA identified nine. People still make meth in Nebraska, Gilg said, but they don’t have the ability to make enough to distribute mass quantities.

With meth labs declining, cartels found an opening to serve more customers, and Gilg said law enforcement is taking notice. Last year, Gilg said, about 75 percent of federal drug trafficking indictments in the state involved methamphetamine.

Besides meth, the cartels smuggle marijuana, cocaine and heroin into the United States along the Southwest border between California and Texas, by vehicle and by mail.

Nebraska law enforcement officials are doing what they can to scale back trafficking of methamphetamine into the state, but their efforts alone aren’t enough.

“We have been able to disrupt and dismantle multiple organizations, take those people out of society and take away their ability to distribute methamphetamine,” Sanders said. “We have had great successes. In the same term, we are fighting a battle with an organization that has deep resources and complex organizations and are highly motivated to make money.”

Hytrek agreed and said the FBI’s goal is to diminish the power of cartels.

“We might not be able to wipe them out, but we will at least diminish their influence,” he said.

Within the past year the DEA made two major busts in the Omaha area, seizing 60 to 70 pounds each time, Sanders said. The investigation is still ongoing, so Sanders declined to comment further.

For context, a pound of meth contains more than 1,800 single hits.

In the past two months the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Nebraska has indicted Jose Barraza, a man suspected of working for a Mexican drug cartel for at least 12 years, and has obtained search warrants against three other suspected drug traffickers with Mexican ties.

According to court records:

In August, the U.S. Attorney’s Office indicted Barraza of Las Higueras, Mexico, for repeatedly transporting and distributing meth and cocaine into Nebraska since 2000. Barraza had been transporting mass quantities of both drugs from Mexico into the state every two weeks, authorities say. One of his associates estimated that one of Barraza’s vehicles could stash up to 20 pounds of meth and up to 33 pounds of cocaine.

A neighbor told investigators that Barraza frequently talked about working for a Mexico-based narcotic organization transporting drugs from Phoenix to Omaha. He also told more than one person that he received $500 per pound of meth and $1,000 per kilo of cocaine he transported.

The methamphetamine produced in mass quantities in Mexico is of high quality and less expensive than it was 10 years ago, when meth sold for $20,000 per pound, Sanders said. Today a pound of meth costs between $7,000 and $12,000.

Law enforcement took down a large Mexican meth trafficking organization last year in western Nebraska, near Ogallala and Big Springs.

Officials named 37 people connected to a Mexican cartel, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office said 14 people involved have been convicted and sentenced to prison. Law enforcement discovered the operation when an undercover officer purchased marijuana from one of the organization’s dealers.

Through longer investigations, officials learned the organization sent narcotics profits back to Mexico by wire and personal couriers. Officials seized about 2.7 pounds of meth associated with the operation.

In 2012 federal and local law enforcement agencies scored another victory when they arrested 20 people in Omaha, including major drug trafficking players with ties to Mexico cartels, Sanders said. Authorities seized 33 pounds of meth, Sanders said. Eighteen of the 20 indicted were convicted of drug crimes.

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.omaha.com/news/crime/mexican-cartel-picks-up-slack-after-nebraska-curtails-meth-trade/article_35b47e4e-1d1b-57cf-8801-cc87648fce31.html

 

A Farmerville woman was arrested after reportedly purchasing a pound of methamphetamine from undercover officers with the Ouachita Parish Metro Narcotics Unit.

Ruby Jane McMillan, 28, of 246 Jaried Road, Farmerville, asked to meet at Sonic in Sterlington to purchase a pound of methamphetamine on a recorded phone call with unit agents.

According to the arrest affidavit, an undercover agent delivered the methamphetamine to McMillan, which she claimed she provided $3,500 toward the purchase of, and arrested her once it was in her possession.

McMillan was booked at Ouachita Correctional Center on charges of possession of 28 grams but less than 200 grams of a Schedule II controlled dangerous substance and attempt and conspiracy. She was released Saturday.

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.thenewsstar.com/story/news/crime/2014/10/11/woman-purchases-pound-meth-sonic/17126147/

 

An Edgewater man accused of stalking and threatening his ex-girlfriend claimed the weapons, ammunition and drugs found in his truck were planted by deputies, officials say.

Alan Wright

Alan Wright showed up at a home on Old Samsula Road shortly before 11:30 a.m. Thursday with a gun in hand, looking for his former girlfriend, Rebecca Rugar, according to a Volusia County sheriff’s report.

Wright, 54, demanded Rugar’s friend, Donald Harris, tell him where she was, and when Harris refused, Wright fired a few gunshots into the ground, according to the report. Harris told deputies that after Wright learned Rugar, 27, was there, he threatened to retaliate due to Harris’ lying to him.

When deputies arrived at the residence, they found four .45-caliber shell casings in the yard, according to the report.

A search of Wright’s pickup yielded multiple firearms and rounds of ammunition, a sword in a metal sleeve, a small machete, meth, syringes and marijuana residue on a metal grinder, according to the report.

Wright said he did not possess any firearms and hadn’t fired one in the past 10 years, according to the report. He also said deputies planted the weapons, ammunition and drugs in his truck and that he was the victim of a conspiracy.

Wright is charged with aggravated stalking, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, two counts of possession of a weapon or ammunition by a convicted felon, possession of methamphetamine and possession of paraphernalia, records show.

He is being held at the Volusia County Branch Jail without bail.

Records show at the time of Thursday’s arrest, Wright was out on bail following a fleeing/eluding charge he incurred in June.

In 1986, Wright was convicted of criminally negligent homicide in Curry County, Oregon, according to the report.

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.news-journalonline.com/article/20141010/NEWS/141019892/1025?Title=Accused-Edgewater-stalker-claims-deputies-planted-meth-guns-officials-say

 

LA PLATA COUNTY, COLORADO (KRQE) – Police have issued an Amer Alert for two children they say were abducted by their 30-year-old mother. Kallisha Hughes, who lost her parental rights, took her daughters, 5-year-old Kiarah Hughes and 3-year-old Brooklyn Hughes, from their aunt, Taylor Lucero.kallisha

The car Hughes and the girls were last seen in was described as a 2003 Chevrolet Malibu with Colorado license 035PCQ. The car color is primer grey. It has red transfer paint somewhere on the car.

The children were being kept by their aunt until their father, Brandon Hughes who has legal custody, is released from jail after being arrested Friday for violation of a restraining order.

La Plata Sheriff’s Office Deputies, assisted by Durango Police Department, Southern Ute Police Department and other area agencies searched several locations in the area. Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) notified law enforcement authorities in New Mexico in case they headed in that direction. An Amber Alert was also issued Saturday afternoon.

The National Center For Missing & Endangered Children has assigned a caseworker.

Officials said Hughes was angry when taking the children, may be mentally unstable and may be under the influence of methamphetamine.

Hughes has an extensive criminal history, violent tendencies and a is a frequent methamphetamine abuser.

If you have any information, call the Colorado Bureau of Investigation at 303-239-4211 or visit http://www.cbi.state.co.us. You can also call the emergency dispatch center in La Plata County at 970-385-2900 and the operator will transfer you to the La Plata Sheriff’s Office Patrol Supervisor on duty.

 

 

 

 

http://krqe.com/2014/10/11/amber-alert-issued-for-2-colorado-children/

 

A Spartanburg woman faces numerous charges after police say she stabbed her father repeatedly using a butcher’s knife.

Jessica Diane Davis

Jessica Diane Davis, 28, of 142 Garrett St., is charged with assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature, possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine near a school.

She is being held on $30,000 bond.

A Spartanburg Police Department incident report states that the police responded Tuesday to the residence for a fight in progress and determined that Davis’ father struck her in the head with a broomstick during an argument.

Police also say Davis stabbed her father with a butcher’s knife. She began to slash and stab at him with a butcher’s knife after she was struck with the broomstick, the report states.

A bloody butcher’s knife was located in the sink, and Davis told police she had smoked methamphetamine earlier in the day and had some in her purse. An officer found a quantity of methamphetamine hidden in a makeup compartment.

On Wednesday, the father, Robert Lee King, 56, of 933 Johnson Park Drive, Chesnee, was charged with aggravated assault and battery by police for hitting Davis over the head with a broomstick.

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.goupstate.com/article/20141011/ARTICLES/141019902/1083/ARTICLES?Title=Spartanburg-woman-accused-of-stabbing-her-father

 

Police are investigating whether a man created a meth lab inside a hotel room in Dundee.

Dundee police went to the Holiday Inn after employees reported a strong chemical smell that was being emitted from a room.

Employees told police a Maumee, Ohio, man, 34, had stayed overnight. After he left, the chemical odor was quite noticeable in the towels and the room.

A man by the same name was convicted in 2011 in Ohio of manufacturing methamphetamine in another hotel room. That man served 11 months in jail.

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.monroenews.com/news/2014/oct/11/hotel-meth-lab-suspected-dundee/?police-and-fire

 

The history of the use of methamphetamine can be intertwined with the history of its chemical cousin amphetamine.

Their chemical structures are similar, although the effect of methamphetamine on the central nervous system is more pronounced.

meth1gg

Amphetamine was first synthesized in 1887, with methamphetamine being discovered in 1919. By 1943, both were widely available to treat a range of disorders, including narcolepsy, depression, obesity, alcoholism and the behavior now known as ADHD.

Following World War II, during which amphetamine was widely used to keep combat duty soldiers alert, both amphetamine and methamphetamine became more available to the public.

In 1971, Congress passed the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act, which classified amphetamine and methamphetamine as Schedule II drugs, the most restricted category for prescription drugs.

In response to an ever-increasing demand for black market stimulants, their illegal production, especially that of methamphetamine, increased dramatically.

The Drug Policy Alliance reports nearly 11 million Americans have tried meth at least once, and though the national numbers indicate there is not a rise in the use of the drug, locally, Southwest Kansas is seeing a significant rise in usage.

Big huge increase,” said Tisha Duncan, graduated sanctions supervisor for the Juvenile Corrections and Prevention Services office in Liberal.

Duncan said as recent as three or four years ago, only three or four uses per year were reported, but those numbers have significantly risen.

“Now, we’re getting anywhere from one to three a week testing positive,” she said. “We have a lot that are positive for marijuana, and we always send those off to get numbers to know what their levels are. We probably send out a good five to seven UAs a week to the lab. We have just increased.”

Duncan said JCAPS has likewise seen a drastic increase in the amount of money the agency spends on urine analysis tests.

“We were budgeted so much to send out to the lab and for UAs,” she said. “We’re probably over this year already.”

Duncan said when juveniles are on probation, they are asked if they are on medication. Most are not, but she said many still come back positive for amphetamines.

Duncan said the region has seen an outbreak of drug use, and drug use itself is the number one reasons kids get revocation.

Methamphetamine has definitely been a big increase,” she said. “Most of these kids are denying that they’re using it. They’re suspecting it’s in the marijuana, but we don’t know.”

Duncan said as of now, juveniles found using meth are written up on violations. A first offense usually means in-house sanctions such as house arrest, an increase in community service, attending drug and alcohol classes and drug and alcohol assessments.

“We’ve also had several that have been taken back to court for revocation and have been removed from the home to be placed into more of a placement that is more of the one on one drug and alcohol treatment that we don’t have here,” she said. “We can also see if they qualify to go into the treatment facility in Olathe.”

Duncan said meth, opiates and cocaine are taken more seriously at JCAPS because of the seriousness of the effects of those drugs.

“With the marijuana, we do try to work with them because it does stay in your system for a little bit,” she said.

The violations juveniles are written up for are signed by parents, and the youth is then sent to attend a drug and alcohol class. Duncan said the last resort is going in front of a judge to decide what needs to be done.

Making meth is a relatively simple process, according to the DPA, especially when compared to many other recreational drugs, and it is that ease that make it such a popular drug.

“It’s easy to make, and it’s common stuff you can pick up from the store,” Duncan said. “They have made the laws where you can’t get certain over the counter drugs. You have to go and sign your life away just to get one packet. It’s also a cheap drug. It’s cheap to buy, and it’s easy to get.”

Duncan added she doesn’t think kids understand what happens when they are on meth.

“It’s out there, and it’s scary,” she said. “Meth can make you paranoid. It may give you energy, but there’s definitely the negative part of it. Parents need to be aware of it. They need to know the signs to watch for any of the drugs. We’ve had so many kids. We’ve even had some the age of 13 years old on it. It’s definitely out there, and kids are taking it.”

Duncan said meth usage has even risen among area adults.

“It’s definitely here, and it’s definitely a drug that can kill you,” she said.

Despite the usage, Duncan said JCAPS is limited in what they can do to someone found using meth.

“When they’re on probation, yes they have to follow the rules,” she said. “They can’t do anything illegal. They can’t do any drugs or alcohol.”

JCAPS’s case load of possession charges has declined in recent years, according to Duncan, but once youth are on probation, they can be written up on violations.

“We can take them back to court,” she said. “We can arrest and detain them. We’re able to get them detained. We send them to Garden City, and they have to have a court hearing within 48 hours. That’s pretty much all we can do before they go in front of the judge.”

Duncan said once juveniles are caught are in the custody of the state, they can have ankle monitors put on them, and they can be removed from the home and put in placements.

Duncan said JCAPS tries to get parents involved in the process. She said many of the parents are very cooperative, but some just refuse to help.

“We can put them in foster care, but our hands are kind of tied until we go in front of the court system, go in front of the judge and talking to them,” she said. “Hope that when we recommend that something needs to happen, the courts will listen to us. That’s all we can do.”

 

 

 

 

http://www.leaderandtimes.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=18501:area-seeing-more-drug-use-by-teens&catid=12:local-news&Itemid=40

 

adolf-hitlers-manic-mannerisms-may-be-attributed-his-crystal-meth-addictionThe leader of the Nazi party Adolf Hitler had a secret addiction to crystal meth, the drug which is the focus of the TV series Breaking Bad.

Referred to as “ice” or “glass”, methamphetamine can be taken orally, sniffed, smoked or injected.

In its most popular crystalline form, crystal meth resembles glass shavings or a crystal rock but is also available in pills and powder.

The drug causes a range of dangerous side-effects alongside its high, such as increased heart rate, paranoia and heart problems.

According to a Daily Mail report, the American military intelligence compiled a 47-page wartime dossier containing information that Hitler was a hypochondriac and took 74 different kinds of medication and pills, including methamphetamine.

The drug produces feelings of euphoria and was also used by the military during World War II for its stimulant effects.

Hitler hooked on drugs

Hitler is thought to have taken crystal meth before a meeting with Mussolini in 1943, in which he talked non-stop for two hours. He also had nine injections of Vitamultin, a drug which contained methamphetamine, during the final days in his bunker.

From 1942 until his death in 1945, Hitler was also given intravenous injections of methamphetamine by his personal physician Theodor Morell, dubbed the “Reichsmaster of injections” by Nazis.

In National Geographic channel’s Nazi Underworld – Hitler’s Drug Use Revealed, psychiatrist Professor Nassir Ghaemi claims: “It’s not whether Hitler was an amphetamine addict or not – it’s that Hitler had bipolar disorder and amphetamines made it worse.

“That is the issue. That has never been described before and that would explain a lot why Hitler changed in the late 1930s and the 1940s.”

It’s also claimed by the Discovery Channel that Hitler also took cocaine to clear his sinuses and received injections of bull testicle to improve his libido.

In a 178-page report, dated 12 June 1945, compiled by Dr Erwing Giesing, one of Hitler’s six physicians, the dictator inhaled cocaine to “clear his sinuses” and “soothe” his throat.

Geising also claimed that the Fuhrer “suffered from uncontrollable flatulence”.

 

 

 

 

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/adolf-hitler-was-secret-crystal-meth-addict-1469604

 

 

Hitler’s secret addiction to crystal meth: The Fuhrer took ‘Breaking Bad’ drug before ranting at Mussolini… and in his last days in the bunker

  • A 47-page dossier compiled by American Military Intelligence claims Hitler took 74 different medications including crystal meth-amphetamines
  • He was not a pervert nor homosexual and his sexual organs showed no indication of abnormality.
  • The Second World War ditty was wrong – Hitler was not monorchid

Adolf Hitler was a regular user of crystal meth – one of the most feared and addictive illegal substances on today’s black market and the drug at the heart of the hit TV series Breaking Bad – research has shown.

A 47-page wartime dossier compiled by American Military Intelligence reveals that Hitler, a notorious hypochondriac, took an astonishing 74 different medications including crystal methamphetamines.1413056198300_wps_33_Adolf_Hitler_1889_1945_Au

Manufactured by the fictional teacher-turned-drug dealer Walter White in Breaking Bad, the drug is prized by addicts for the feelings of euphoria it produces. But it was also valued by the military during the war as a drug which could help combat the effects of fatigue.

The Fuhrer is believed to have taken crystal meth before a meeting with Mussolini in the summer of 1943, when he ranted non-stop for two hours. And he had nine injections of a drug called Vitamultin, which contained meth-amphetamine, during his final days in his bunker.

The dossier also debunks one of the most enduring legends about the Fuhrer – the claim that he lost a testicle when he was injured at the Battle of the Somme. Morale-boosting ditty ‘Hitler has only got one ball’ was popular during the Second World War and his admirer Unity Mitford suggested he ‘lacked something in the manly department’.

But the American records, which feature in a Channel 4 documentary, show the dictator was not monorchid (the medical term for being born with one testicle). They also shoot down claims that Hitler was a predatory homosexual who massacred 150 supporters to hide his secret.

An entry written in November 1945, based on the Fuhrer’s medical records and interviews with doctors who treated him, including his physician Dr Theodor Morell, states: ‘He was neither a pervert nor a homosexual. His sexual organs showed no indication of abnormality.’

Hitler fell under the spell of Dr Morell, who ran a clinic in Berlin, in 1936. He gave him medication called Mutaflor to cure stomach cramps, and Hitler became a devotee. Morell then prescribed the barbiturate Brom-Nervacit, the morphine-based drug Eukodal, bulls’ semen, to give him a testosterone boost, and Pervitin, a pill containing crystal meth.

Morell also gave him two artificial stimulants, Coramine and Cardiazol. To counteract the effect of the stimulants, Morell gave Hitler more sedatives. By the end of 1943, the Fuhrer was dependent on a destructive mix of uppers and downers.

Bill Panagopoulos, an American collector who discovered the dossier, said: ‘Morell was a quack and a fraud and a snake oil salesman.

‘He should not have been practicing medicine anywhere outside a veterinary clinic.’

He added: ‘Some [of the drugs] were innocuous, some not so innocuous, some poisonous. Did he develop a dependence on any of these drugs? Which of these drugs, if any, were addictive? And did he become addicted to them? I’d be interested to know what the combination of these medications would do to someone who’s otherwise in good health.’

 

 

 

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2789396/hitler-s-secret-addiction-crystal-meth-fuhrer-took-breaking-bad-drug-ranting-mussolini-days-bunker.html

 

 

Evansville police officers find meth in a porta potty near Fall Festival.

According to an EPD incident report; someone found a small plastic zip lock bag filled with a rock like substance. Inside a porta potty behind West Branch Library.

Officers took the substance back to Police Headquarters where it tested positive for methamphetamine.

We’re told there are no suspects at this time.

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.tristatehomepage.com/story/d/story/meth-found-in-porta-potty-near-fall-festival/16870/HeI857J7A0yICfjuMjeoyA

 

GRAND BAY, Ala. (WALA) – A mother who was arrested Friday night after sheriff’s officials found an active meth lab in her home, while her children were present, is speaking out against allegations that she could have traded one of her children for drugs.

Rosalee Woods, also known as Rosalee Anderson, 24, said she was not at home when sheriff’s officials found the active meth lab, and claims her roommate, Erica Dueitt, 27, who was also arrested Friday, was responsible for the lab. Anderson’s husband, 30-year-old Terry Anderson, was also arrested in the case, but Rosalee told FOX10 he’s innocent.

Mobile County Sheriff’s officials said deputies assisted the Alabama Department of Human Resources (DHR) in a home visit to Anderson’s residence after DHR had opened a case based on allegations that a parent at the home had traded one of their children for meth. Officials said the allegations allude to the trade being for sexual favors. When officials got to the home, they found an active “shake and bake” meth lab, and seven young children inside.

Anderson claimed “it takes a sick person to do something like that,” and said she never traded her child for drugs. Rather, she said she took the child to a grandmother’s house.

“That’s the one that they’re saying was being traded was the three-year-old, and he was going to his grandmother’s house, not being traded for no drugs, that would be the last thing I would’ve done is trade my kid for no drugs,” said Anderson.

She also said she was not at home when DHR and sheriff’s officials found the meth lab, and she knew nothing of the drugs.

“I understand that it is an investigation, because it was found at my home, but when I left my home, none of that material was in my home, they said they found a bottle in the house or something, and I don’t know nothing about that bottle, it was not there, it was not present in my home when I walked out of it,” said Anderson.

But, sheriff’s officials told FOX10 News they have evidence that could disprove that. Sgt. Joe Mahoney with the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office showed FOX10 alleged purchase history records, where Rosalee Anderson bought pseudoephedrine 14 times, six of those times over the last year.

Investigators said she was blocked from buying it three times in the last year, because she had bought too much.

As for her husband, Terry, officials said he bought pseudoephedrine medications 16 times, and was blocked once. Roommate Erica Dueitt allegedly purchased the pseudoephedrine 54 times and was blocked 36 times.

All three purchased the pseudoephedrine medications on October 1 at three different pharmacies in Grand Bay, just two days before the home was busted Friday, October 3.

What’s more, sheriff’s detectives say Rosalee Anderson actually confessed to cooking meth while her children were present.

“In this case, Mrs. Anderson was interviewed at the scene when investigators were there, according to the investigators, Mrs. Anderson admitted to yes, she had been manufacturing methamphetamines, while seven children were present in the house, that she is a daily user of methamphetamine, that she had smoked meth earlier that morning, and that she basically has exceeded the federal levels to where she can legally purchase the pseudoephedrine right now,” said Sgt. Mahoney.

FOX10 asked Sgt. Mahoney if narcotics detectives believe she traded one of her children for pseudoephedrine if she was not legally able to buy it in a store. This was his response:

“We certainly hope that’s not true, and that’s the initial complaint that we received,” explained Sgt. Mahoney, “Rest assured that it will be investigated to the fullest possible extent that it can, and be prosecuted from there.”

Investigators said all children have been accounted for, and turned over to relatives.

The allegations remain under investigation.

 

 

 

 

 

http://fox10tv.com/2014/10/10/grand-bay-mom-i-never-traded-my-child-for-meth/

 

Former Bandera Computers owner Nathan Hay was arrested Monday afternoon on three counts of sexual abuse of a minor. He was picked up in downtown Bandera on warrants after the alleged juvenile victim cried out during a counseling session.

Hay’s multiple arrests began on March 24 when he was apprehended after midnight riding down Main Street in what authorities called a mobile meth lab. A minor was driving the vehicle while Hay slept in the back seat. Investigators seized all the components of a meth lab, as well as more than 400 grams of methamphetamine oil.

Hay was charged with manufacturing or delivery of a controlled substance and possession of certain chemicals to manufacture methamphetamine. He was released on $30,000 and $20,000 bonds.

Hay was arrested again on April 3 on a warrant for endangering a child under 15 and was released on an unknown bond amount.

According to Chief Deputy Matt King, Justice of the Peace Lynn Holt issued arrest warrants for sexual assault of a child, continuous sexual abuse of a child and prohibited sexual contact after the juvenile discussed Hay with her counselor.

As of press time, Hay was not magistrated for his most recent charges and bail had not been determined.

 

 

 

http://www.banderabulletin.com/news/article_60b9b390-4f03-11e4-8d6a-a7a3fa144e06.html

 

thomas-price-the-breaking-bad-head-teacher-caught-up-in-meth-and-sex-scandal-he-resigned-before-he-was-sacked-from-private-school-after-arrestA ‘Breaking Bad’ head teacher has been arrested surrounded with methamphetamine and in the company of unconscious 21 year old woman, Brittney Hall .

The respected head teacher, who also was a noted piano instructor, was found by Police officers in Sacramento was the head of a private school, a hundred miles away when officers broke into his hotel room and found him in a sordid condition.

The school was due to suspend the teacher while the investigation continues but he resigned before the school had a chance to talk to him.

“The news of arrest is so bizarre as to defy logical explanation. And I have none,” David Golden, chairman of Branson’s board of trustees, said in a statement on the Branson School website, the LA times reported.

Officers say that the fifty four year old teacher was arrested and charged with five counts of drug possession in an echo of the hit TV series ‘Breaking Bad’ where character Walter White found himself immersed in the world of methamphetamine.

The woman, Brittney Hall, has also been charged in connection with the drug finds, the Los Angeles Times report.

The disgraced teacher had been a head at three previous school and had worked at the Branson school since 2006.

“”We are hiring extra support in this area to protect students, faculty and administration from unwanted attention from strangers, from media or from former employees”, the school said in a statement.

The ‘Breaking Bad’ teacher is due in court again in later November, according to the L.A. Times.

 

 

 

 

http://www.sundayworld.com/top-stories/crime-desk/donal-macintyre-s-crime-cafe/breaking-bad-head-teacher-arrested-with-methamphetamine-and-young-woman

 

POCATELLO — In separate cases, two Pocatello women were arrested and charged with methamphetamine-related crimes this past weekend.

Pocatello Police Lt. Jim McCoy said Vongmani Oudomsack, 31, was charged with manufacturing/trafficking and possession of meth Saturday.

McCoy said officers responded to a report of a disturbance on North Lincoln just after 4:30 am Saturday. Oudomsack, who was apparently involved in the disturbance, had an outstanding warrant for her arrest.

She was taken into custody and transported to the Bannock County Jail, where an officer discovered a glass pipe and about 6 grams of methamphetamine concealed in her clothing.

In a separate incident Saturday, Pia Lene Adamson was arrested in the 800 block of West Center Street and charged with possession of methamphetamine.

According to police reports, officers spotted Adamson walking on West Center. The officer knew there was an outstanding warrant for Adamson’s arrest.

When she was taken into custody, law enforcement officials found a used syringe that tested positive for meth in her purse.

While methamphetamine arrests consistently make the newspaper, McCoy said meth use is becoming a generational drug.

Older addicts are using meth. But heroin is quickly becoming the drug of choice for younger users.

 “That seems to be the national trend and it appears that we’re following suit here,” McCoy said. “I wouldn’t say the number of people using meth has decreased, but it’s leveled off.”

Bannock County Sheriff Lorin Nielsen said his officers are reporting similar trends.

Nielsen said some substances, such as alcohol, can lead to violence. Other drugs like meth, might cause paranoia. But all forms of substance abuse impair thinking and judgment.

“When your judgment is impaired, you tend to do stupid things,” Nielsen said.

 

 

 

 

http://www.idahostatejournal.com/news/local/two-women-accused-of-meth-related-offenses/article_d9abf060-5129-11e4-a094-07820f32fa0f.html

 

A 17-year-old girl acted as a “pimp” for a wealthy Auckland businessman – finding and enticing girls as young as 15 to have sex with him in return for drugs and cash, prosecutors say.

The pair allegedly preyed on methamphetamine-addicted teenagers, the 17-year-old sourcing the girls and delivering them to the man’s multimillion-dollar inner-Auckland property.

The man, 56, and the girl, now aged 20, are on trial in the Auckland District Court over events alleged to have taken place from October 2010 to December 2011.

The Crown says as well as inducing 15-year-old girls to provide “commercial sexual services” in return for methamphetamine, the pair conspired to drug one of the teenagers with the date-rape drug GHB.

A text from the girl read: “She [the alleged victim] is very hard for me to tolerate lol. Let’s spike her please.”

Prosecutor Jo Murdoch said in one instance, associates of the man located a girl who owed him money and brought her to the man’s inner-city residence.

He put her “in a device” and she was forced to perform oral sex on the businessman as a punishment.

Both accused have name suppression.

Murdoch said text messages from the girl said: “I don’t work ever. I’ve always been the pimp.”

Another text said: “I’ve got a girl to sell.”

Talking about her boyfriend, she said: “He hates that I was hanging around with meth maggots and pimping underage girls.”

The stupefying charges related to texts in which the girl suggested spiking the girls’ drinks with “waz” – the date-rape drug GHB.

The businessman is accused of sexually assaulting one of the teenagers after she was drugged.

The Crown said the 17-year-old eventually went to police.

She told them she procured girls as young as 14 for the man who liked them “the younger, the better”.

The girl’s defense counsel, Lorraine Smith, said her client was addicted to methamphetamine at the time and she was as much a victim as any of the girls who would give evidence.

The girl sold sex to get the drug and no-one was compelled to do anything, Smith said.

The businessman’s lawyer, Mark Ryan, said his client had had sex with the girls but it was not a court of “morals”.

He had paid cash for the sex and he “completely rejected” the methamphetamine allegations.

His defense would be one of “due diligence” – that he made reasonable inquiries to be assured the girls were 18, Ryan said.

The man faces 23 charges including disabling or stupefying, supplying Class A and Class B drugs, indecent assault, sexual violation, abduction, inducing or compelling a person to provide commercial sexual services and four counts of receiving commercial sexual services from a person under 18 years old.

The girl faces two charges each of inducing someone to provide commercial sexual services and assisting persons under 18 to provide those services.

She also faces one charge of conspiring to disable or stupefy.

The trial before Judge Russell Collins and a jury continues this week.

 

 

 

 

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/10606894/Text-to-high-flier-I-ve-got-a-girl-to-sell

 

In a drug-induced rampage of weirdness, George Jacobson allegedly broke into people’s houses and demanded home-cooked meals, clothes, guns and rides to McDonalds, then asked them not to call the police.

A young and hapless meth addict faces 14 criminal charges—including robbery, burglary, kidnapping, theft of a firearm, criminal trespassing and vehicle prowling—after a bad dose of acid unleashed his demons on an unsuspecting town in Washington state. During a wild week-long rampage, George Jacobson, 23, allegedly managed to terrorize at least six people in the town of Roy, where he broke into two houses, stole two guns and a car, and compelled his victims to make him home-cooked meals and drive him to McDonald’s.

Court documents obtained by Vocativ offer a vivid snapshot of the carnage as Jacobson bumbled through a drug-induced odyssey that he at one point described as a “spiritual journey.” Calls and emails to each of the victims went unanswered, except for one woman who says she is still too spooked to talk to the press.

The epic spree began on Sept. 26 when Sherman Deach discovered Jacobson clutching a single black boot inside his barn. When Deach demanded to know what hell he was doing, Jacobson silently dropped to his knees and threw his hands in the air.

The perplexed homeowner then threatened to sic his dogs on the young man, and Jacobson bolted.Meth-Acid-Rampage-Washington-009cc183459794

But it didn’t take long for the drug-addled suspect to find himself in another pickle. Within a half hour, Jacobson had managed to break into a neighboring house, take a handgun from the back bedroom and find himself face-to-face with the terrified homeowner, Nikki Foster, in her kitchen.

According to court records, Jacobson appeared to be in a huff. “The suspect’s emotions were up and down and did not make sense,” reads the account. As he waved the gun in Foster’s direction, he couldn’t stop talking about her mean neighbor and his mean dogs.

“What do you want?” Foster finally asked.

Food and a glass of water, Jacobson barked. Foster complied, but told the suspect that he couldn’t just go around breaking into people’s homes. He told her that he was on a “spiritual journey” and that he had “jewels.” To prove it, he pulled out his black boot and dumped a number of items out of the footwear. He told Foster that she was nice and reminded her not to call the cops.

Eventually, she convinced Jacobson to go see her husband, Thomas, who was out working on the couple’s property. Thomas Foster told his wife to go back inside, then drove Jacobson to the end of the driveway and warned him not to come back. Only later did the husband discover that his gun was missing.

For the next few days, Jacobson’s whereabouts remained unknown, though he later told authorities he had wandered between the towns of McKenna and Rainier, about a 14-mile journey each way. But on Oct. 3, he returned to Roy with a freshly shaved head looking to stir up more trouble.

First, an employee at the Brighton Creek Conference Center caught Jacobson sifting through his vehicle. Spooked, Jacobson ran off, leaving a stash of stolen knives behind in the man’s car. Jacobson turned up about 10 minutes later in the home of Sally Andrews, who lives near the conference center on 42nd Avenue South. The 66-year-old woman quickly noticed that the strange man in her house was holding both her wallet and her breath mints, which had been inside her car parked outside.

“Don’t scream!” Jacobson told Andrews, according to court documents, and promised he wouldn’t hurt her. Andrews says she then went for her wallet, but got knocked to the floor. She eventually ran into the backyard to let her dog loose on the intruder, but it was too late. He had already hopped in her Honda Accord and driven off.

Cops later found Andrews’ vehicle in a ditch with no driver. Around the same time, Robert Sheets found Jacobson inside his 95th Avenue Court South home. Wearing nothing but a pair of red shorts—with a gun belonging to Sheets poking out from a towel wrapped around his hand—the suspect demanded a fresh pair of clothes. He got them. Then Jacobson told Sheets he wanted a ride home to Rainier, about 8 miles away. The men got into Sheets’ truck.Meth-Acid-Rampage-Washington-0102272489265

During the short drive, Jacobson got thirsty and insisted they make a quick stop at McDonald’s. The two got soft drinks at the drive-thru, then Sheets dropped off the suspect in Rainier. Cops picked Jacobson up soon after.

With a fresh scar in the middle of his forehead, and appearing painfully high, Jacobson asked police how many charges he was facing. He admitted that he usually uses meth, but had taken acid about a week before and had been blacking out ever since.

Jacobson added that he did remember taking somebody’s car. And he recalled that a nice man had taken him to McDonald’s. He remains locked up in the Pierce County Jail in lieu of a $1 million bond.

 

 

 

 

https://www.vocativ.com/underworld/drugs/meth-fiend-acid-terrorizes-town-week-epic-bad-trip/?page=all

 

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)- The affidavit against a Topeka murder suspect alleges he bought and took a mix of methamphetamine and Ecstasy. Twenty-three year-old Trevor Adkins was naked and bloodied when police arrested him late last month.Trevor-Adkins

Adkins is accused of killing his girlfriend, Lacie Atchison, in the home they shared, 912 SW 34th Street, on Sept. 24th. He is charged with murder, battery, and child endangerment.

Witnesses told police Adkins was arguing with Atchison and they heard her screaming. Atchison died of stab wounds.

The affidavit said Adkins said he stabbed her in the kitchen until she was down and then he took her outside to the front porch.

The couple have a 2-year-old daughter.

 

 

 

 

http://www.wibw.com/home/headlines/Affidavit-Released-In-Man-Found-Naked-Murder–278844801.html

 

NEW HARMONY, IN (WFIE) – The Posey County Sheriff tells 14NEWS three employees of the New Harmony Inn, including an assistant manager, are facing meth-related charges.

5115208_G5113865_G

Sheriff Greg Oeth says Anthony Knight, Joshua Egbert and Misty Egbert were arrested Friday as the result of an investigation that began in July.

The sheriff says it started after the county’s drug task force got a tip that meth was being brought into New Harmony from southern Illinois.

Information that trickled in led them to the New Harmony Inn.

Officials started working undercover, with the help of a confidential informant.

Records show over the course of several months, that informant bought meth from both Anthony Knight of Grayville and Joshua Egbert of Carmi, sometimes near or on the Inn’s property.

According to an affidavit, during one of the drug deals, Joshua’s wife Misty Egbert was there, watching it happen.

Sheriff Oeth says these arrests aren’t surprising because meth has been an issue since the 1990s.

However, the sheriff says this case is unusual because the three suspects worked together at a place that’s well-known in the community.

5115172_G5115188_G

“This in no way has any connection with the fine reputation that this establishment has. This was just some decisions that were made on some individual’s parts, and some decisions and actions that they took solely upon themselves,” Sheriff Oeth says. “Methamphetamine cuts across all lines, all geographic boundaries, all cultures, all ethnic groups.”

Knight and Joshua Egbert are both facing charges for dealing meth, while Misty Egbert faces conspiracy charges.

The sheriff says they don’t believe any other inn employees were involved. He says it’s likely the owners and other workers are shocked by the arrests.

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.14news.com/story/26759062/three-new-harmony-inn-employees-arrested-on-meth-charges

 

 

 

 

Three New Harmony Inn Employees, including an assistant manager, Arrested On Methamphetamine Charges

(NEW HARMONY) – The Posey County Sheriff arrested three employees of the New Harmony Inn, including an assistant manager. All are facing meth-related charges.

WFIE reports, Sheriff Greg Oeth says Anthony Knight, Joshua Egbert and Misty Egbert were arrested Friday as the result of an investigation that began in July.

The sheriff says it started after the county’s drug task force got a tip that meth was being brought into New Harmony from southern Illinois.

Information that trickled in led them to the New Harmony Inn.

Officials started working undercover, with the help of a confidential informant.

Records show over the course of several months, that informant bought meth from both Anthony Knight of Grayville and Joshua Egbert of Carmi, sometimes near or on the Inn’s property.

According to an affidavit, during one of the drug deals, Joshua’s wife Misty Egbert was there, watching it happen.

Sheriff Oeth says these arrests aren’t surprising because meth has been an issue since the 1990s.

However, the sheriff says this case is unusual because the three suspects worked together at a place that’s well-known in the community.

“This in no way has any connection with the fine reputation that this establishment has. This was just some decisions that were made on some individual’s parts, and some decisions and actions that they took solely upon themselves,” Sheriff Oeth says. “Methamphetamine cuts across all lines, all geographic boundaries, all cultures, all ethnic groups.”

Knight and Joshua Egbert are both facing charges for dealing meth, while Misty Egbert faces conspiracy charges.

The sheriff says they don’t believe any other inn employees were involved. He says it’s likely the owners and other workers are shocked by the arrests.

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.wbiw.com/state/archive/2014/10/three-new-harmony-inn-employees-arrested-on-meth-charges.php

 

BILLINGS – A 73-year-old Hysham man has been sentenced to five years in federal prison for selling methamphetamine.

D698C322C8D7E2FA7DD98504DA4D5CDD_787_442

U.S. District Judge Susan P. Watters on Thursday also ordered Thomas Edward Van Haele to serve five years of supervision once he is released from custody. Van Haele earlier pleaded guilty to two counts of distributing methamphetamine.

According to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the federal Drug Enforcement Administration in Billings had been investigating Van Haele for the distribution of methamphetamine in the Billings area since May of 2012.

On June 13, 2012, an undercover agent purchased methamphetamine from Van Haele in the Lee’s Saloon parking lot in Billings.

The methamphetamine was sent to the DEA Laboratory for testing, and the results indicate that the amount was 9.5 grams of pure methamphetamine.

On June 15, 2012, a second undercover purchase was made from Van Haele at the same location. This methamphetamine was sent to the DEA Laboratory for testing and the results indicate that the amount was 11.3 grams of pure methamphetamine.

The press release states that the term pure methamphetamine refers to the purity contained in the transacted amount which is usually “cut” with inert ingredients that make the actual product less pure but more profitable as drugs are generally sold based on quantity not quality.

Parole has been abolished in the federal system so Van Haele will be required to serve the entire sentence although federal prisoners are given some days off their sentence for complying with prison rules and not committing any infractions or causing disruption inside the prison.

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.kbzk.com/news/elderly-man-sentenced-for-selling-meth-in-billings/

 

CLARKSTON, WA – A 26-year-old woman from Clarkston remains in jail on multiple drug counts.

Cammie Dahl was arrested Wednesday afternoon by the Quad-Cities Drug Task Force. With the use of an undercover informant, Dahl is now accused of dealing methamphetamine and prescription narcotics.

After being booked into the Asotin County Jail on delivery charges, officers found another 18 grams of methamphetamine as well as oxycodone in her bra.

Dahl is expected to face charges related to drug trafficking and possession. She also could even be facing charges of introducing contraband into a jail facility.

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.klewtv.com/news/local/Quad-Cities-Drug-Task-Force-arrest-woman-on-meth-and–278847231.html

 

COVENTRY TOWNSHIP, Ohio — A Minnesota sex offender is accused of running 25 methamphetamine-making operations out of an East Pace Avenue home.

Phillipe Fritzke, 46, is charged with first-degree felony manufacturing meth. He also faces charges in Minnesota for failing to register his address as a sex offender and assault, according to the Summit County Sheriff’s Office.

A Summit County sheriff deputy found a car that was registered to someone who had an active warrant near the home on East Pace Avenue, according to the sheriff’s office.

The deputy knocked on the door and Fritzke answered, sheriff’s said. The deputy asked to search the home because of an ammonia-like smell consistent with meth labs, sheriff’s deputies said.

The deputy found a meth lab in the basement and 25 more meth making operations inside the residents, according to the sheriff’s office.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.cleveland.com/akron/index.ssf/2014/10/minnesota_sex_offender_charged.html

 

DES MOINES, Iowa — Last year, then Monona County Auditor Brooke Kuhlmann made news by becoming the only county auditor in Iowa ever arrested for possession of methamphetamine.

Now she’s making news again. This time she’s accused of using taxpayer money for personal expenses during her tenure as county auditor.

A new report from the Office of the Iowa State Auditor details how allegedly Kuhlmann used county credit cards for everything from casino visits to purchases at the iTunes store.Brooke-Kuhlmann-225x300

The report identified more than $7,000 in inappropriate personal use of county credit cards. There were also more than $1,000 in late fees on those card because Kuhlmann did not make payments on time, the auditor said in the report.

According to the report, Kuhlmann was responsible for a total of $8,217 in appropriate purchases and late fees.

As auditor, Kuhlmann was the one responsible for monitoring the county’s spending for any irregularities.

County officials discovered the improper credit card use following Kuhlmann’s arrest for possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia in July 2013.

“Up until then, everything seemed fine,” Monona County Board of Supervisors Chairman Tim Jessen told Iowa Watchdog. “There was no sign of anything going wrong.”

As the report documents, Kuhlmann’s alleged misuse of credit cards began in March 2012, more than a year before her drug arrest.

“Maybe we were naïve in counting on one person to look after the accounts,” Jessen said.

Whether the people of Monona County — population 9,243 — were naive, counting on a single person to monitor accounts is common in governments throughout rural Iowa. It’s a situation that frequently results in the misappropriation of funds

“It is a common situation,” Chief Deputy Auditor of the State of Iowa Warren Jenkins told Iowa Watchdog during an interview on official misconduct in rural Iowa. “In these smaller localities, there’s often a belief that they know an individual well and that leads to too much trust being placed on the individual.”

That was the case in Monona County.

Prior to her arrest, the most notable thing about Kuhlmann was her youth.

Kuhlmann was only 23 years old when she was first elected auditor in 2008. She was re-elected in 2012.

“She struck everyone as a very impressive person,” Jessen said. “That’s why what happened took everybody by surprise.”

Jessen and the other county supervisors got another surprise when they learned how hard it is to remove an elected official from office in Iowa.

Because Kuhlmann was only charged with misdemeanors following her arrest, her drug bust had no effect on her eligibility to serve as county auditor.

“Since it wasn’t a felony, it didn’t disqualify her. So we couldn’t remove her for that and we didn’t try. It was her dereliction of duty that was the more important factor,” Jessen said.

Following her arrest, Kuhlmann stopped showing up for work almost entirely.

It was during this time that a review of the files of the auditor’s office first revealed the misuse of credit cards. The county Board of Supervisors then requested the state auditor’s office conduct an investigation.

But because Kuhlmann did occasionally go to her office, removing her as auditor for dereliction of duty wasn’t easy.

Under Iowa law, an officeholder must be absent from work for 60 consecutive days before a county board can declare that office vacant.

Kuhlmann’s occasional appearances at the office prevented that from happening.

“It was a very tenuous and stressful time,” Jessen said.

In November, the Board of Supervisors instructed the county attorney to petition the district court to remove Kuhlmann from office.

On Dec, 11, Kuhlmann resigned before the court ruled on the county’s petition.

Later that month, Kuhlmann pleaded guilty to the drug charges against her. She was sentenced to two days in jail.

Iowa Watchdog was unable to contact Kuhlmann to get her response to the auditor’s report.

The audit report does note the county has been repaid by “a member of Kuhlmann’s family” for all the expenses related to the credit cards.

“Monona County taxpayers are not out any money. Everything has been repaid,” Jessen confirmed.

The state auditor’s office filed a copy of its report with the Monona County Attorney’s office. Iowa Watchdog attempted to contact County Attorney Michael Jensen to learn if Kuhlmann would face any charges for her alleged misuse of county credit cards, but Jensen did not respond to messages left with a secretary.

Monona County has made changes in how its credit cards are used.

“We now have more openness and have introduced checks into the system to make sure nothing like this happens again,” Jessen said.

“It’s been a real eye-opening situation.”

 

 

 

 

http://watchdog.org/176550/monona-credit-cards/

 

Two men are facing felony drug charges after a sting by the BCA and DEA in the mall’s parking lot.

A staged drug deal at the Albertville Premium Outlets has led law enforcement agencies to taking down two major methamphetamine dealers in the northwest suburbs, including one supplier who could face up to 39 years in prison for his role in meth distribution.

According to a criminal complaint filed in Wright County District Court earlier this month, an undercover drug deal at the mall Thursday, Oct.2 led DEA and BCA agents, assisted by Wright County deputies, to the arrest of Jose Ivan Hernandez, 29, of Minneapolis.

Police had been tailing Hernandez for some time, stating he had been involved in a discussion with an undercover investigator the prior week, agreeing to deliver one pound of methamphetamine for an agreed on amount of money. The complaint states the transaction was scheduled to happen on Oct. 2.

WrightCoSheriff2At approximately 6;45 p.m., the undercover agent and Hernandez met at the Outlets, with Hernandez entering the undercover agent’s vehicle and producing a Rubbermaid container. Hernandez indicated the container held shards of meth (glass), weighing about 18 ounces.

The investigator gave a signal, the complaint states, and fellow officers arrested Hernandez on scene. During questioning, Hernandez cooperated with the lead investigator, and identified his supplier as Homero Parra Pacheco, Brooklyn Park. Hernandez was expected to return to Pacheo’s apartment with the cash from the Albertville transaction.

Hernandez then led police to Pacheo’s residence. Investigators questioned both men, and in the course of the questioning, one officer asked to use Hernandez’s cell phone to see with whom he had been discussing the ongoing meth deal. Pacheo’s phone rang.

Pacheo also admitted his fingerprints might be on the package of methamphetamine delivered to the Albertville drop.

Police arrested both men on felony counts of first degree sale of meth -10 grams or more. The punishment of the offense, if convicted, is a 30-year prison sentence and/or $1 million fine.

 

 

 

 

http://northwrightcounty.today/2014/10/drug-bust-albertville-outlet-mall-leads-meth-arrests/

 

 

PAW PAW, MI — A Van Buren County man was arrested while trying to escape through a lower level window during a methamphetamine bust at his home Thursday.

16050303-small

Van Buren County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Stephen Figg Jr., 21, of Paw Paw, on outstanding warrants but will be pursuing methamphetamine-related charges, after finding an active meth lab in a barn on the property.

Narcotics detectives executed a search warrant at the home in the 36000 block of 60th Avenue in Paw Paw Township at about 3 p.m. Thursday, according to a news release. When officers entered the home, they found a 44-year-old woman in a bedroom.

Police then found Figg trying to crawl out a basement window in an effort to escape, according to the news release. During the search, police found an active one-pot meth lab, along with components used to produce the drug. Also found in the home were finished methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

Police are seeking charges of operating a meth lab, possession of meth and maintaining a drug house against both suspects.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2014/10/suspect_arrested_while_trying.html

 

Doctors at Yangon Mental Hospital say they are seeing a rise in the number patients in their 20s who are addicted to drugs or alcohol, and this along with anecdotal and other evidence indicates that alcohol and drug addiction use is surging among those in their 20s as well as among teenagers.

The warning was made at seminar in Nay Pyi Taw last month during which public health experts and officials sought to draft new guidelines and strategies to control the distribution, advertising and consumption of alcohol.

“Now, even teenagers have started drinking [alcohol] and some will become addicts in their 20s. It’s the same with drugs,” said Dr Win Aung Myint, a mental health specialist at the hospital. “This is why we are seeing a rise in mental illness,” he added.

The seminar was told that as much as 70 per cent of the alcohol consumed by youths was illegally distilled.

Win Aung Myint also said methamphetamine had replaced heroin as the greatest threat. Instead of injected heroin, youths are now smoking methamphetamine pills, which are easier to obtain and more popular than heroin because they do not have to be injected and their effect is more appealing, he said. “Heroin makes users drowsy while methamphetamine makes them feel more energetic, so young people are choosing methamphetamine pills,” he explained.

The price of the pills differs based on their type, but the average street price in Yangon is about Ks 5,000 (US$5) per pill, researchers say. The drug can make users aggressive and has been blamed for a rise in fighting among youths, increased theft and other social ills, the researchers said. Prolonged use of the drug can cause psychosis, health experts say.

According to arrest and treatment records, about 10 per cent of methamphetamine users are women, according to Dr Hla Htay, project manager of the National Drug Abuse Control Programme.

Myanmar lacks nationwide data on alcohol consumption. However, according a 2008 rapid assessment by the World Health Organisation and the Ministry of Health in Yangon, Taunggyi and Mawlamyine 19-24 per cent of drinkers surveyed were “problem users”, last month’s seminar was told.

The warnings come as global beer and liquor manufacturers expand their presence in what one international analyst described as “one of the last remaining virgin markets for growth”. Jeremy Cunnington, an alcoholic-drinks analyst at Euromonitor, was also quoted in local media as saying that for global manufacturers there were “very few opportunities to expand and grow” and that “Myanmar is one of those opportunities”.

Heineken’s global external communications chief, John Clarke, agreed. He said in an e-mail that per capita beer consumption in Myanmar was about three litres a year, compared with 36 in China, 30 in Vietnam, 26 in Thailand and 15 in Cambodia. “There is significant room for growth in the market,” he added.

Public health experts in Myanmar, however, say the lack of enforced regulations on advertising, distribution and sale of alcohol can leave youths vulnerable to the industrial drive now underway to increase sales of beer and alcohol in the country.

 

 

 

 

http://www.elevenmyanmar.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7784:alcohol-and-drug-use-surging-among-teens-doctors-warn&catid=44:national&Itemid=384

 

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – An Albany man has pleaded guilty to trafficking meth a year after he was arrested for throwing large chunks of methamphetamine while running from a police officer.5107137_G

36-year-old Kenley Grissom was sentenced to 17 years in prison, and banned from Dougherty and Lee Counties for 30 years on probation.

Grissom pleaded guilty to trafficking meth, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, and DUI.

Prosecutors said on October 14, 2013, Grissom crashed his car on Beattie Road. When a police officer drove up, Grissom ran down the road, throwing crystal ice meth.

According to a report, Grissom was described as “hallucinating, irrational, and ridiculous.”

5107141_G

Drug agents found more than a pound of meth, with a street value of $40,000, making it one of the largest meth seizures in Albany at that time.

They also found cocaine and pills. Grissom was out of jail on bond at the time after he was arrested on drug and bank robbery charges.

 

 

 

 

http://www.walb.com/story/26755965/ridiculous-meth-thrower-pleads-guilty-to-trafficking