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SALTON CITY, Calif.Border Patrol agents arrested a woman who was caught with 15.5 lbs of methamphetamine in an ice cooler Thursday morning.

The 49-year-old suspect was stopped around 9:30 a.m. as she approached the Highway 86 checkpoint in her Buick Regal.


A canine detection team alerted agents to her car which led to a secondary inspection. While searching the Buick, agents found six vacuum-sealed packages of meth hidden within the liner of an ice cooler, according to a release.

Agents said the methamphetamine weighed 15.5 lbs and is worth an estimated $297,600.

The suspected narcotics smuggler is a United States citizen. She was taken into custody and her car and the drugs were turned over to the D.E.A. for further investigation.





BUCKHANNONA strong odor has landed three Upshur County residents in jail.  Wednesday night, Upshur County sheriff’s deputies received a report of that strong smell coming from a home in Adrian.

When deputies arrived, they found an active meth lab.  The lab was located in a back room of the home, according to Upshur County Sheriff Dave Coffman.


Corey Bender, 22; Kathy Dunham, 26 and Nicole Brannon, 37,  were all charged with operating an active meth lab, which is a felony charge.  All three are being held in the Tygart Valley Regional Jail with bail set at $50,000 each.







CALDWELL PARISH (KTVE/KARD) – Authorities say six accused drug dealers are now off the streets of Columbia.
“I feel good about this one last night, this was some of our bigger dealers in the Anding Heights area and Brownville area that we’ve been working on,” said Caldwell Parish Sheriff, Steve May.
All of the suspects are charged with distribution of meth, among other drug charges.
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“That’s all they’re concerned about is the money. Not the people out there, it’s just big money,” said May of those working in distributing methamphetamine, a powerfully addictive drug.
Sheriff May says the investigation began after receiving several calls about drug activity in the Anding Heights area.
“We’ve been working on this for four or five months, and this is knocking some of our bigger drug dealers out of the picture,” he said.
Three of the six suspects were arrested on Wednesday: 36-year-old Dedric Cloman of Columbia, 31-year-old Meshaal Griffin of Columbia and 29-year-old Marcus Green of Columbia.
Cloman faces one count of Distribution of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (Methamphetamine).
Griffin faces two counts of that same charge.
Green faces two different Distribution of a Controlled Dangerous Substance charges, one for marijuana and the other for methamphetamine.
Three other suspects were arrested on Thursday: 39-year-old Kenneth Modique of Caldwell Parish, 30-year-old Lakora Williams of Columbia and 33-year-old Antonio Harris of Caldwell Parish.
Modique faces one count of Distribution of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (Methamphetamine).
Williams faces three counts of that same charge while Harris will face four counts.
We’re told all six now reside in the Caldwell Parish Sheriff’s Office Jail.
Sheriff May said a few of the suspects have been in and out of jail.
“But hopefully now that we’ve had the arrests like this, they’ll put them away this time,” said May, adding that it takes time to build a solid case in investigations like this one.
Sheriff May says meth is a growing problem in the area.
“It’s a never ending battle,” he said. “It’s getting worse. Back 10, 15, 20 years ago it was marijuana, and that’s what we had to fight then was the marijuana. But that’s not the big drug now, it’s the meth. We can teach our kids in school [with] DARE. And the parents can teach them at home, ‘stay away from drugs, say no to drugs,’ and just hope and pray that they’ll learn the dangers of it and stay away from it when they get older.”
And this investigation, doesn’t stop here.
“it’s not going to stop. We’re going to keep on,” said Sheriff May. “You get them out of the way, there’s somebody else that’s going to take their place.”
Authorities say if you know of any drug activity to report, please call the Caldwell Parish Sheriff’s Office at 318-649-2345.

Without the help of an automatic tag reader, Harris County Sheriff’s deputies might have missed a suspected Mexican cartel mule carrying more than a pound of methamphetamine to Panama City, Fla.

That arrest led agents to six more drug ring members and almost 18 additional pounds of meth, Sheriff Mike Jolley said during a Thursday press conference.

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The bust began June 21, when a deputy’s automatic tag reader alerted him to a stolen license plate on a vehicle heading south on I-185 near Exit 19. The deputy pursued the vehicle and apprehended 29-year-old Angela C. Nash, who was found in possession of one pound of crystal meth, a pistol and $5,200 in cash. The meth was valued at $50,000.


Investigators later learned that this was Nash’s eighth trafficking trip to Panama City Beach since the beginning of June. Normally, each trip scored Nash $1,500. However, since she was training an additional worker, this trip would have earned her $3,500.

“A lot of our teenagers, a lot of our kids go to Panama City Beach every summer,” Jolley said. “The potential of some of our kids here in this county to come in contact with this dope stirred my heart. We can’t just get this drug and let it go. We’ve got to follow it back to the source, even if the source isn’t in Harris County.”

Once deputies apprehended Nash, they instructed her to call her lookout — 31-year-old Andrea McInally of Southport, Fla. — who was riding ahead in search of law enforcement. Nash told McInally she was having car issues and needed McInally to pick her and the drugs up. When McInally returned to the gas station where deputies laid in wait, she was arrested and charged with criminal conspiracy to commit a felony.


Nash was charged with trafficking meth, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Both women were taken to Harris County Jail, where they were interviewed by Harris County deputies, the Columbus Drug Enforcement Agency and the Metro Narcotics Task Force. They were released days later on a $100,000 bond.

Those interviews led deputies to three additional drug ring members in Greenville, Ga., on June 26. Posing as meth customers, Drug Enforcement Agency agents and Harris County deputies purchased 4.4 pounds of crystal meth at Christopher, Tiffany and Harlan Jackson’s Kodiak Lane home for a partial payment of $5,000. The street value of that package was valued at $200,000.

Days later, agents swarmed the 100 block residence around 5 a.m. to apprehend the distributors. Investigators found two pounds of meth, valued at $100,000 and $8,020 in cash. The property, which operated as a private used car lot as well as a residence, was also seized, along with 17 vehicles.

Before investigators were able to enter the home, one of the residents managed to flush a pound of meth. Pieces of the hastily disposed drug were found scattered on the floor and toilet seat, Jolley said.


Deputies from the Meriwether and Troup County sheriff’s offices assisted Harris County and DEA investigators during the raid.

Christopher, 38, and Tiffany, 36, are married, Jolley said. Harlan, 39, is Christopher’s brother. All three suspects were taken to the Meriwether County Jail.

Again, deputies devised a plan to entrap additional members of the drug ring. Investigators told the Jacksons to call 33-year-old Elmer V. Ochoa, of Lawrenceville, and 29-year-old Jose M. Lopez, of Crescent City, Fla., who were asked to come to the Kodiak Lane home with 11 pounds of meth. That shipment was valued at $500,000.

Ochoa and Lopez were charged with meth trafficking. They were taken to the Meriwether County Jail.

“We believe the operation is part of the Mexican mafia,” Jolley said. “The two individuals who came out of Atlanta come from Mexico, even though one had an address from Lawrenceville and another in Florida.”

In total, 18.7 pounds of crystal meth were seized, with a street value of $850,000. Four of the seven members arrested were charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

Additionally, 19 vehicles and $13,240 in cash were seized, along with two pistols.

Jolley said DEA agents are interviewing the Jacksons to see whether additional distributors were involved in the scheme.

“There may have been other mules that picked up and dropped off in other locations,” Jolley said. “But I think we took a major trafficker out of the loop. I think (Meriwether County Sheriff Chuck Smith) is very pleased with the outcome of this.”

The profits from the seized cars, property and cash will be distributed among the involved agencies once the assets have been sold, Jolley said. Those profits can then be used by law enforcement for new vehicles, mobile license plate readers and other equipment that will assist agents in taking down additional traffickers.

“We took motorcycles, four-wheelers, big screen TVs. We came back yesterday for the washer and dryers,” Jolley said. “They’re in it for the money, and we’re taking the money. The only way to hurt them is through the economic death penalty, because they’re not going to jail forever.”

Jolley said he hoped the bust would send a message to others interested in entering the drug dealing business that their actions would not go unnoticed.

“It might be great for a month or two, or a year or two,” Jolley said. “But whatever you make, you’re going to lose plus go to jail. So get your job so you don’t have your door kicked in at 5 a.m.”





Gregory Price assumed his preschool-aged daughter was asleep when he stepped quietly into her room late one night four years ago.

“She told me he came to see her while he thought she was sleeping and he told her he loved her and told her everything was going to be OK,” Elsie Kelly recalled her granddaughter telling her.


It would prove to be one of the last times the young girl would hear her father’s voice.

Price, a 33-year-old former Ottawa resident, disappeared in mid-December 2010. In spring 2012, his body was found stuffed in a refrigerator along a tree line in a field near the intersection of 103rd Street and Kill Creek Road, near De Soto.

Details about Price’s death surfaced June 23 in U.S. District Court, Kansas City, Kansas, during the sentencing of Tracy Rockers, 24, Greeley, on drug trafficking charges. Rockers admitted she was present Dec. 17, 2010, at a Eudora residence when drug traffickers killed Price for failing to pay a drug debt of $400 and disposed of his body by hiding it in a refrigerator.

But a news release about the sentencing from U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom’s office didn’t tell the whole story, Kelly said of the court proceedings for more than a dozen people who were convicted of federal drug trafficking charges in the sale and distribution of methamphetamine.

“It was a two-year [investigation] of drugs,” Kelly said. “That’s what this was all about — that’s all [the prosecutors] cared about. It was not about Gregory’s death. It was all about them trying to bust all these meth heads.”

Kelly is upset no one was charged with her son’s death and the real reason he was killed by drug traffickers has gone untold, she said.

On Dec. 17, 2010, several drug traffickers confronted Price at a residence in Eudora about $400 they said he owed them, according to court documents. When Price refused to pay, the traffickers decided to take him to a rural farm where they intended to kill him, according to court testimony. They grabbed Price and attempted to pull him out the front door, but he resisted. Then they threw him into a door, causing him to collapse and begin “making gurgling noises,” according to court testimony.

Rockers watched Price while the traffickers installed a camper shell on the back of a pickup they would use to transport his body, the federal prosecutor said in a news release. At some point, while lying on the floor, Price died, and traffickers put Price’s body inside a refrigerator and took it to the rural location near De Soto, the release said.

Johnson County Sheriff’s Office deputies, responding to a tip, discovered Price’s body April 19, 2012, along a tree line near 103rd Street and Kill Creek Road. A fingerprint match helped to identify the remains, which were badly deteriorated, according to media reports.

Kelly, who sat through several of the court proceedings including Rockers’ sentencing hearing June 23, questioned Monday why prosecutors didn’t tell media about the real reason drug traffickers took her son from his motel room in Independence, Missouri, in the dead of winter without even allowing him to put on his shoes and killed him at the house in Eudora.


Several witnesses testified about a phone call to one of the drug traffickers saying Price had raped a girl in a motel room, Kelly said, which is what truly had angered the drug traffickers who killed her son.

The supposed rape victim was a friend of some of the traffickers, she said.

“So one of the guys went to the motel where he was staying and took him to a house in Eudora,” Kelly said. “The testimony said Gregory didn’t want to get out of this guy’s truck, so the guy convinced [Rockers] to go out and talk him into coming inside the house. Inside, [several drug traffickers] had guns and Tasers and stuff and they kept on asking him why he had done this to the girl. And Gregory kept saying, ‘I didn’t do it. I didn’t do anything wrong.’”

Kelly freely admitted that her son was involved in the drug trafficking ring — “They wanted him to sell their drugs” — and that he owed them $400.

“[Witnesses] testified that, yes, the [drug traffickers] were mad about the fact he had ripped them off for $400 worth of drugs, but that wasn’t the main issue,” Kelly said. “The main issue was the fact that he was supposed to have done this to this girl and that’s what they were so mad about it. That’s what Tracy Rockers testified. They had called Steven Hohn [a Gardner man and the reported leader of the drug ring who received a 30-year sentence in federal prison]. He came there and they started putting a camper shell on a truck. They were going to take him out and kill him that night.”

But the plan went awry, witnesses testified.

“When they went over to the couch and grabbed a hold of Gregory on both sides to drag him out of the house, they knocked his head into the door and he fell to the floor,” Kelly said. “He was gurgling and [Rockers, a nurse] said he was in trouble. She went over and took his vital signs and said something was wrong. But none of them did anything to help him. They just let him die there on the floor.

“I’ve been a registered nurse for 17 years,” Kelly, formerly of Ottawa, said. “I couldn’t sit there and watch somebody die, even if they owed me money.”

Kelly, wiping away tears, said it was painful to listen to the rest of the testimony.

“They took a refrigerator and set it down [horizontally] on the floor and hollowed it out and put his body in the refrigerator,” Kelly said. “Gregory had long legs, and they said his legs wouldn’t fit in the freezer [portion of the refrigerator] so they made them fit. That was the part that really got to me.”

Five of the convicted traffickers were at the home when her son died, Kelly said. After stuffing Price’s body in the refrigerator, they closed the door and sat on it to pose for a photograph. The photograph was displayed in the courtroom during the trial proceedings.

“The picture taken inside the house in Eudora showed all of them sitting on [the refrigerator] with guns in their hands and smirks on their faces,” Kelly said. “The picture of them sitting there told the whole story for me. They didn’t have any regard for life whatsoever. They knew Gregory had [three] kids, but that didn’t matter to them.”


Kelly is angry that the federal prosecutors didn’t charge any of the traffickers present that day with her son’s killing.

An email response from the U.S. Attorney’s office said that wasn’t accurate.

“The homicide was one of the factors the federal judge took into account at sentencing,” the email said.

No other charges would be filed in the case, the email said.

But that answer didn’t satisfy Kelly, who said she had lost all faith in the judicial system. Kelly believes the traffickers present at the time of her son’s death should have been brought up on homicide charges in addition to the drug charges — rather than prosecutors seeking additional prison time tacked onto the drug charges for her son’s death, she said.

A request for the U.S. Attorney’s office to identify which drug traffickers were in line for the sentence enhancement went unanswered. The three convicted drug traffickers receiving the longest federal prison sentences were: Hohn, 34, Gardner, 30 years; Michael C. Redifer, 37, no address, 30 years, and Michael C. Quick, 33, Eudora, 20 years. Rockers received a sentence of 162 months (13.5 years) for her involvement in the drug ring.

“I thought some of the charges were going to be for him, but I feel like none of them were,” Kelly said. “They said if we got 12 jurors in there and heard about all of his involvement with the drugs, that none of them would have convicted [the drug traffickers] of his murder. Well, I’m never going to have that chance. I understand charges can’t be filed again since all of this has been done. So basically Gregory died for nothing.”

Kelly also is disillusioned by the investigation, though she said she is grateful to the detectives who found her son’s body. Kelly received a phone call 18 months before her son’s body was found from one of the meth users who told her about her son’s death, she said. But when Kelly took that information to investigators, they seemed to brush her off, she said.

“She knew way too many details,” Kelly said of the caller. “It turns out she did know something.”

Kelly last saw her son Dec. 15, 2010, two days before he was killed, at the motel in Independence. She said her son moved away because of threats the drug traffickers had made against him and his family when he told them he wanted out.

“Gregory told my husband that when he went to [one of the drug traffickers] and said he wanted out, the [drug trafficker] told him he would kill him and put him in a refrigerator and no one would ever find his body,” Kelly said. “Gregory left [in early December 2010] because he was trying to keep us safe. His daughter [who still lived in the area at the time] was his life.”

Kelly also moved away from the Ottawa area to an undisclosed location. “I didn’t want those thugs hanging around.”


Price called his mother two days before he was killed, she said.

“I went on the 15th of December because he called and told me he hadn’t ate for three days,” Kelly said. “I took him down to McDonald’s and got him some food and took him back to the motel. He gave me a hug and told me he loved me and that everything was going to be OK. That was the last time I saw him. I wish I would have talked him in to coming back home with me. That thought crosses my mind every day.”

Sgt. Steve Lemons, with the Ottawa Police Department, put Kelly in connection with a detective in Independence, Missouri, Kelly said when she reported her son was missing.

“Officer Lemons was the only one that helped me — I’m grateful to him,” Kelly said. “The [Independence] detective said he would help me but his words [about my son] were, ‘He’s a drug addict. They take off for months at a time to keep out of trouble.’ And that was the end of that.”

But Kelly knew better, she said.

“When he didn’t call me or his little girl’s momma for a week and he didn’t come back for Christmas, I knew [he was dead],” Kelly said. “I think he was using the $400 [he owed the traffickers] to buy his little girl Christmas presents.”

Kelly wanted to bury her son and purchase a tombstone so his daughter would have a place to visit him in the future, but her $3,600 request to the victim’s advocate office in Topeka was turned down.

“They denied me because he was involved in a drug conspiracy,” Kelly said.

During the trial, testimony revealed that the woman who supposedly had been raped by Price said the incident never happened. Kelly said in her heart she knew the allegation was not true. And she didn’t want people to think her son was killed over drug money.

“Yeah he made mistakes, everybody does,” Kelly said. “He may have did some things that weren’t right, but he didn’t deserve to die. Not for $400 and for something he didn’t do. He was a good man, he was a good son and a good father — he just didn’t make good choices.”

Last Christmas, Price’s young daughter came to visit Kelly and saw the urn with her dad’s ashes next to his photograph.

“She said, ‘Grandma, how is Daddy in that box? He’s got long legs,’” Kelly said. “Then she sat down over there on the couch and was real quiet. And then she said, ‘Grandma, I miss my Daddy, and that’s why I’m just looking at him right now.’”






WILLINGBORO — A township woman was arrested Tuesday on charges that she manufactured and sold methamphetamine from her home on Gabriel Lane, police said Thursday.

Marion Roberts, 54, was charged after officers from the township force, the New Jersey State Police and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration recovered an undisclosed amount of methamphetamine and heroin during the raid, police said.


Officers also recovered evidence of a previous methamphetamine manufacturing operation.

Roberts was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drugs with the intent to distribute, possession of drugs with the intent to distribute near a school, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

She was placed in the Burlington County Minimum Security Facility, in Pemberton Township, on $25,000 bail.

A second suspect, Jason Page, 38, also of Willingboro, was arrested at the house. Page was charged with possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia and sent to the Burlington County Jail in Mount Holly in lieu of $5,000 bail.

The raid was the result of a two-month investigation into suspected narcotics sales from the residence, police said.




MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. (WAAY) – A man arrested less than a week ago on meth manufacturing charges now faces an additional charge of possessing child pornography.


Clifton Leroy Goodwin, 53, of Falkville, was charged Tuesday and had a $200,000 bond added to his $507,500 bond for manufacturing and trafficking meth.

Goodwin and Charles Ray Key, 39, were arrested over the weekend at a Hartselle home, where Morgan County drug agents said they found a meth lab.

Morgan County Sheriff Ana Franklin said child pornography was found in Goodwin’s home on Wilhite Road when authorities searched there.




A drug overdose led police to a meth lab in Monroe Township June 25.

According to Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg, deputies were called to the Monroe Township Fire Station at 1963 Laurel Lindale Road in New Richmond to assist with an unresponsive woman, 59, who was brought into the station by her boyfriend.

The woman’s boyfriend, Harry Donell, 48, said that he and the woman were abusing illegal drugs at their home at 1928 Clermontsville Laurel Road. Police believe the woman had overdosed as a result of the drugs.


The woman was transported to Mercy Clermont Hospital and remains in critical condition.

The investigative division of the sheriff’s office responded to assist police and a search warrant was executed for 1928 Clermontsville Laurel Road.

During the search investigators with the sheriff’s office and members of the Clermont County Narcotics Unit found chemicals and equipment used to manufacture methamphetamine.

In addition, police found 1,000 grams, or 2.2 pounds, of materials that contained meth. The estimated street value of the drugs was $160,000.

Police also learned that before the investigative units responded, two men had fled on foot from the home.

One of the men, Sebastian Kidd, 19, of New Richmond, was found. He took investigators to a ditch along the road where he had discarded a bag that also contained materials to manufacture meth.

Donell and Kidd were both arrested and taken to Clermont County Jail.

Donell was charged with one count of illegal assembly of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, a third-degree felony.

Kidd was charged with one count of tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony.

Donell and Kidd remain incarcerated at Clermont County Jail. They are both scheduled to appear at Clermont County Municipal Court at 3 p.m. July 2 in front of Judge Anthony Brock.

Rodenberg said the investigation is being reviewed by the Clermont County Prosecutor’s Office and will be presented to the Clermont County Grand Jury where additional charges will be considered.



MACCLENNY, Fla. — Five men are facing federal charges of conspiracy to sell more than 50 grams of pure meth.  During Operation Summer Ice, U.S. Attorney of the Middle District of Florida, A. Lee Bentley says the men face charges for conspiring to sell pure meth in Baker, Duval, and Nassau counties in Florida and in Bacon County, Georgia.

“This methamphetamine has been a problem for nearly two decades now,” said Bentley.


Investigators say a source in Georgia led them to Chase Lee who was working with Archie Crook of Baker County. Officials say Crook partnered with Robert Hartzog, Garrett Follis, and Anthony Fisher to sell meth. Chad Cook with the Drug Enforcement Administration says an apartment complex in Baker County was a connecting point for the meth he says isn’t local.

“In this case the defendants were distributing meth that was up to 98 percent pure which typically means the meth was manufactured in Mexico and then brought into the United States for distribution,” said Cook.

Randy Crews with the Baker County Sheriff’s Office says over the course of a year several pounds of pure crystal meth was being distributed by the group.  Crews says three of the men admitted to selling between 15-20 pounds of meth which has a street value estimated between $600,000-$800,000.

Sheriff Joey Dobson hopes this arrest and the 10-year minimum mandatory federal prison sentence will serve as a warning to others.

“Once You start this in Baker or Clay or Nassau or Duval or anywhere else, we will find you and we will come get you,” said Dobson.

Bentley says Crook, Hartsog and Folice pleaded guilty and will be sentenced this fall.  Lee and Fisher will be tried in Jacksonville later this year.

Investigators say this is still an open investigation and more arrests could come.





A Bartlesville man and woman are behind bars after Drug Task Force officers reportedly raided a local meth lab that one officer described as the biggest he had ever witnessed.


Authorities arrested 42-year-old Steven Wayne Conditt and 28-year-old Dawn Renee Cole on a slew of production of methamphetamine and drug-related charges.

According to the case’s probable cause affidavit, filed by Bartlesville Police Department investigator Steven Silver, around 10:45 p.m. Monday, 11th Judicial Drug Task Force officers served a “no knock” search warrant on a residence in the 100 block of southeast Comanche. Police say that, even before they entered the home, they could “smell an odor of chemicals” coming from the reported meth lab. Entry to the home was gained using a “door ram” and both Conditt and Cole were found to be inside.

Conditt reportedly told police that he is “addicted to methamphetamine and has a bad problem” with the drug. He further agreed to show authorities where the drugs were, leading them to “numerous clear 2-liter bottles.”

When asked who cooks the methamphetamine, Conditt reportedly stated, “We both do.”

A search of the residence turned up numerous precursors to the manufacture of methamphetamine, including pseudoephedrine, empty packs of lithium batteries, Coleman fuel, drain cleaner, sulfuric acid and empty ice packs, along with numerous items of drug paraphernalia. Police also say they found “a total of 66 2-liter-type bottles that contained remnants of methamphetamine labs that had been previously used.”

According to Silver, it is believed that Conditt and Cole were heavily involved in the production of methamphetamine and, in his experience, “This is the largest methamphetamine lab I have ever observed.”

Following his arrest, Conditt told authorities that he has been manufacturing meth for two years and had been using the drug for years prior.

Bond was set in the matter at $150,000 for Conditt and $100,000 for Cole.



A meth bust in Princeton back on June 27th left tenants living in the same apartment without a home.

The family of 5 was told that because their neighbor was cooking meth just on the other side of their walls, the whole building would have to be condemned.
59 News spoke to the father who had to move his family out in 3 hours.


“The red cross put us in a hotel for 3 days but the thing is I feel like for a situation like this they should have something better,” Reggie Simpson said.

The home is in Princeton and Simpson says he didn’t really know his neighbor.

Kathy Wolfe owns a café right across the street and this meth bust came as no surprise to her and her customers.

They would sit on the deck and ask us when the drug dealing would stop across the street because it wouldn’t take but a few minutes to see all the cars coming and going to know that drug dealing was going on,” Wolfe said.

Simpson says none of this has been easy and he feels helpless. He will also continue his search for a new place to call home.



Traffic stop leads to meth lab search in Princeton home

PRINCETONTwo people are facing charges tonight after a traffic stop leads to the search for a meth lab at a home in Princeton Friday morning (6/27).  Crews dressed in Hazmat suits searched the apartment on Ingleside Road.


The whole situation began with neighbors noticing suspicious activity at the apartment.  They called the police, who then watched the suspects load items into the vehicle and initiated a traffic stop on Ingleside Road.  Police noticed meth making materials in the car during the stop, which sparked the search of the home.  Crews found evidence that the meth was made in the apartment.
Patrick Jenkins is charged with operating a meth lab. He’s in Princeton Community Hospital tonight.

The apartment is in a building that houses another apartment. The building is now condemned, and its not clear what will happen to the other family.



A 28-year-old Cabot woman is facing shoplifting, drug and traffic charges after she stole from a Wal-Mart, fled at high speed and during a police pursuit threw methamphetamine from the car and caused a traffic accident, the Lonoke County sheriff’s office said.


The Cabot Police Department received a report about 1 p.m. Tuesday of a shoplifter leaving the Wal-Mart store at 304 S. Rockwood Drive in an older-model Mustang convertible, Lt. James Kulesa of the Lonoke County sheriff’s office said in a statement.

Ashley Michelle Leslie drove the Mustang back and forth along Rockwood Drive, first leading deputies south and then turning and heading back north, Kulesa said. Deputies and Cabot officers pursued her as she again turned south and threw two plastic bags from her car, according to the statement. The Mustang then headed east onto Main Street toward the intersection with Arkansas 367, where she hit a vehicle, which in turn hit another vehicle, authorities said.

Leslie was taken to a hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries; the other two drivers involved in the wreck suffered only minor injuries and did not require trips to the hospital, Kulesa said.

The two plastic bags thrown along North Rockwood Drive contained about 7 grams of methamphetamine in ice form, deputies said. Leslie will face charges related to shoplifting, controlled substances and fleeing, along with “numerous traffic violations,” Kulesa said. A parolee, Leslie also was wanted in Lonoke County on a failure to appear warrant, Kulesa said.



A Macclenny drug ring that supplied “pure” methamphetamine was dismantled by federal and local authorities and five people were arrested, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday.

Law enforcement seized about 205 grams of meth in Baker County that was deemed to be 73.3 percent pure.

Archie Crook, 35, of Nassau County and 27-year-old Baker County residents Robert Hartzog and Garrett Follis pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine.

Ashley Chase Lee, 31, of Alma, Ga., and Anthony Fisher, 35, of Baker County are charged with the same count as Hartzog, Follis and Crook, but haven’t pleaded guilty, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. There trial is set for September.

All face a minimum sentence of 10 years in prison.



BOISE – A Boise man admitted his role in a plan to bring methamphetamine to Idaho in federal court Tuesday.

Jason James Martin, 32, pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute methamphetamine. Prosecutors say he traveled to California in February with another man to buy two pounds of meth. He was arrested after a traffic stop as the pair returned to Idaho to sell the drugs.

Martin’s co-defendant, Martin Adam Hernandez, pleaded guilty June 26 to the same charge.

Both men could face up to 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine. Sentencing has been set for Sept. 17.




STOCKTON – Authorities made one arrest and seized more than $200,000 worth of methamphetamine Wednesday during a raid on a home in rural south Stockton, the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office said.

The San Joaquin County Metro Narcotics Task Force and members of the Sheriff’s Office SWAT team served a search warrant at a home in the 3800 block of Marfargoa Road, just east of Highway 99 and north of Arch Road, officials said.

Agents confiscated $7,000 in cash, 25 pounds of processed crystal methamphetamine and two gallons of methamphetamine in solution, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Gabriel Amador Carrillo, 39, of Stockton was arrested on suspicion of manufacturing a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance for sale, authorities said.

The two people arrested June 25 after a search of a town of Stiles home turned up a meth lab have been charged in Oconto County Circuit Court.

William J. Longsine, 49, and Abigail R. Santee, 25 each face seven felony counts of related to methamphetamine manufacture. Longsine was also charged with maintaining a drug trafficking place.


They made initial appearances on July 1. Judge Michael T. Judge set Longsine’s bond at $100,000 and Santee’s bond at $50,000.

According to the criminal complaint, the search by the Division of Criminal Investigation agents, Oconto County Sheriff’s deputies and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration turned up 65 packages of meth, at approximately a quarter gram each.

The search also found methamphetamine cooking vessels, meth paraphernalia, waste and precursors for making the drug.

Longsine told agents he started making the drug this spring, after learning how to manufacture it over the past year. He also said he didn’t sell the drug, but provided to friends if they visited and wanted some. He also said he used it six or seven days a week, but wasn’t addicted and could stop at anytime.

Santee said she wasn’t involved in cooking the meth but would help Longsine separate and package it, in addition to using it.

Both defendants were scheduled for adjourned initial appearances on July 10.




Dubai: Prosecutors are seeking the death sentence for a man who has been accused of possessing methamphetamine to sell, and also providing his girlfriend with the mind-altering substance, which they took at home together.

Acting on a tip-off, drug enforcement officers arrested the 35-year-old Filipino, O.A., outside his Satwa home in April. He was found to be in possession of 4.75g of methamphetamine which was hidden in his pockets. He was also charged with consuming the drug himself.

When a drug enforcement team raided his house, they also found his Filipina girlfriend, C., under the influence of methamphetamine.

The Filipino on Wednesday denied possessing banned substances for trading purposes before the Dubai Court of First Instance.

“I did not sell drugs. I did not possess it for trading purposes, but I had it for consumption purposes,” O.A. said

“Did you provide the woman, C., with the mind-altering substance?” asked presiding judge Maher Salama Al Mahdi.

“No, I did not. She lives with me and she consumed the same substance that I consumed. But I did not give it to her,” he replied.

“After obtaining permission from the prosecutors, an anti-narcotics police team headed to the location. We spotted A.O. standing at the entrance of the building where he stayed. We searched him and found methamphetamine hidden in his pockets. He had on him two plastic pouches and a small nylon bag. Then we took him up to his residence where we found the woman [C.] to be under the influence of methamphetamine. More banned substances were also seized in his bedroom. Upon confrontation, the defendant admitted that he and C. consumed methamphetamine few hours before their arrest. Meanwhile the woman claimed that A.O. provided her with the substance,” an anti-narcotics police captain told prosecutors.

The suspect was cited admitting to the investigating prosecutor that a Korean man had provided him with the methamphetamine to sell to a man called Christian for Dh10,000. The Filipino was quoted admitting that he was promised Dh1,000.

According to prosecution records, C is to stand trial soon before the Dubai Misdemeanours Court for taking methamphetamine.

Presiding judge Al Mahdi said the court will appoint a lawyer to defend A.O. when it reconvenes on July 9.




PROVO, Utah (AP) — Provo Police have arrested a 46-year-old woman accused of attempting to buy methamphetamine from an off-duty police officer and claiming the purchase was a birthday gift for her sister.

A police report shows Heather Rodriguez was arrested Monday evening after she approached the off-duty officer and displayed a glass pipe.

Authorities say she then told police she was trying to buy methamphetamine for her sister’s birthday.

Records say she also told police the pipe was not hers but she was holding it for a friend.

The Daily Herald reports ( Rodriguez was arrested and booked into the Utah County Jail on several drug charges.





woman said meth was a birthday gift

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Police in Provo, Utah, have arrested a 46-year-old woman accused of attempting to buy methamphetamine from an off-duty police officer and claiming the purchase was a birthday gift for her sister.

A police report shows Heather Rodriguez was arrested Monday evening after she approached the off-duty officer and displayed a glass pipe.

Authorities say she then told police she was trying to buy methamphetamine for her sister’s birthday.

Records say she also told police the pipe was not hers and she was holding it for a friend.

The Daily Herald reports ( Rodriguez was arrested and booked into the Utah County Jail on several drug charges. Officials at the jail did not know if she had an attorney.






PHOENIX (CBS5) – A Phoenix mother faces four counts of child abuse after she allegedly smoked methamphetamine while her 6-year-old son was in the bed next to her awake, police said.


Misty Lynn Echavarria, 34, was arrested Saturday night in the 2100 block of North Central Avenue.

Echavarria told police that she smoked meth three to four times with four other men in the room, according to a court document.

She said she eventually left her son on the bed and in the care of one of the men and went to fix a computer, court paperwork stated.

Echavarria said that when she went back to the house to retrieve her son, the youngster told her he had been sexually assaulted by the man left in his care, the court document said.




An East Ridge woman faces several charges including aggravated arson.


On June 17, East Ridge Police were answering an alleged robbery call on Ringgold Road. When officers noticed an SUV speeding out of the parking lot of the Knights Inn and heading down Ringgold Road. Officers chased the suspects Rebecca Marshall and Edward Venable where they eventually crashed and were taken into custody.

Investigators discovered the original scene in a room at the hotel. Hotel staff told police that the room’s occupants refused to open the door after a smoke detector sounded and that they smell smoke and chemicals.





DECATUR, AL (WAFF) – A passenger involved in a Decatur traffic stop was arrested on drug charges Monday.

Kristen Deeann Nix was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped by officers. She was found to be in possession of marijuana. During her arrest, officers said Nix tried to hide an amount of methamphetamine in the backseat of the patrol car.


Nix was charged with second-degree possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance, and tampering with physical evidence.

She will be transferred to the Morgan County Jail in lieu of $3,500 bond.




LOVINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A trial date has been set for a New Mexico man charged with beating a woman to death in front of a child and forcing someone to record the beating with a cell phone.

The Hobbs News-Sun reports ( that Timmithy Stover will face a jury trial Aug. 26 for the death of 28-year-old Candiace Boone.

Authorities say the 27-year-old Hobbs resident beat to death his live-girlfriend Boone in March 2013 and forced two others to bind her with duct tape while he beat her.

Officials say a child saw most of the beating.

The Lea County Sheriff’s Office said Stover told deputies he injected Boone with methamphetamine prior to an argument.

Stover faces a number of charges including second-degree murder, trafficking methamphetamine, and child abuse.





MADISON COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) – Madison County road crews out to clean up litter from roadways, are running into meth labs. They’re picking up bottles used for the “shake and bake” or “one pot” method of cooking methamphetamine.


One of the problem areas is highway 25, in the southern part of Madison County.

Deputy Jailer Shawn Moody supervises the inmates that clean up around the county. He says since March, the number of discovered meth labs increased from one or two a week, to 15 a week.

Moody says people aren’t just littering with the bottles. They are stashing them near mile markers or mailboxes while the meth cooks, and then coming back when it’s done.

“I could go back every week, do a pick up again. Same material again, same location,” said Moody.

Police are monitoring the problem areas and other “go to” spots for meth makers.

If you see anything that looks like meth making materials, contact police.





TULSA, Okla. — Three different chemicals, possible used for making meth, were found in an East Tulsa home Tuesday evening.

This discovery led to a more than three hour evacuation of homes, near S. 29th St. and S. Mingo Road.

The unidentified substances were found in a refrigerator in the garage of the home.

Tulsa Police were serving a narcotics-related search warrant when they discovered the hazardous chemicals. HAZMAT was called into clean up the scene and analyze a potentially dangerous substance around 6:30 p.m., Tuesday.

Melissa Guthrie was preparing to mow her lawn when officers evacuated houses across the street and told her to seek shelter inside her home with her three children for her safety.

“It’s nerve-wracking to know that something could just blow up right there,” Guthrie told FOX23.

Guthrie’s husband had to wait outside of the evacuated area like other residents who lived nearby but weren’t home at the time of the chemicals discovered.

“This isn’t the first time they’ve been to the house,” she said. “They’ve been out here before for the same reason earlier this year.”

Fire crews sectioned off an area did not allow residents, some just getting home from work, to go to their homes while the substances were being studied and tested.

The evacuations and closed streets were lifted around 9:45 p.m.

Tulsa Police’s Bomb Squad transporated the substance out of the house, and the incident was then over.

“We took a test on some of the chemicals and were able to analyze them. We found most of them to be benign, but one did have flammable properties. So we’re in the process of removing that now,” said Sgt. Jacob Thompson, Tulsa Police Department.

Tulsa Police arrested one person in relation to the chemicals found. The other residents at the house were allowed to stay and are believed not to be connected to the meth lab right now, TPD said.




A traffic stop yielded about 2.2 pounds of methamphetamine and a federal trafficking charge Monday evening. The stop was made on U.S. Highway 231 North at around 5 p.m. and was a joint effort of the Troy Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration.


After receiving information from the DEA, officers located Calen Odell Chacone, 23, of Newton, Ala., and observed his vehicle until they were given probable cause to stop and conduct a search with one of the City’s K-9 units.

“Troy Police Department Narcotics investigators attached to the 12th Judicial Drug Task Force had a Troy Police Department K-9 conduct an open air search of the vehicle, at which time the K-9 alerted to the presents of narcotics,” said Lt. Bryan Weed.

Chacon was charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. He was transported to Montgomery where he is being held without bail pending a detention hearing in the Federal Court of the Middle District of Alabama.

Weed said 2.2 pounds is a very large amount of meth to find on someone. The meth amounted to nearly 1,000 grams, which is more than 35 times the amount needed for a trafficking charge.

“In state court, 28 grams is trafficking. This was a kilo of meth,” he said.

Chief Jimmy Ennis said the task force has been a great help in the ongoing fight against drug trafficking.

“We greatly appreciate the hard work of the Troy Police Department’s Narcotics Investigators and agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration,” he said.





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