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Posted by DD Republished from ABC News  By Tom Hays, Associated Press In this August 2013 surveillance photo provided by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Francisco Salgado and his sister Alejandra walk on New York’s Third Avenue in midtown Manhattan where authorities say they made multiple cash deposits at banks within a few blocks of each […]

A Short History of Mexican Drug Cartels

Posted: 24th October 2016 by Doc in Uncategorized

Posted by Chuck B Almada, Republished from a San Diego Union-Tribune article Written by Kristina Davis October 21, 2016   A gun decorated with gold belonging to Mexican drug lord of the Gulf Cartel, Osiel Cardenas Guillen, is displayed in the Drugs Museum at the headquarters of the Ministry of Defense in Mexico City. Contraband […]

On Friday, a man who was reportedly on methamphetamine, allegedly stabbed and killed his infant daughter, who was just 13 months old, then set the North Hollywood, California apartment he lived in on fire, before plunging the knife he used on his daughter into his own chest. The man’s daughter died from the stab wound, […]

Once methamphetamine residue is wiped clean from air ducts and vents, Peg Harper wants to return to her former ground-floor apartment in Longmont’s Cloverbasin Village. “I love that unit,” she said. “I will not give it up.” On Oct. 11, she and her husband, Gary, were forced out within five hours’ notice after Longmont code […]

Methamphetamine arrests are on the rise in the Golden Triangle. In fact, the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office’s narcotics unit is seeing meth on the street daily, according to Capt. Archie Williams, the unit’s commander. Since Sept. 1, LCSO and Columbus Police Department have arrested a combined 19 suspects for possession of meth, some with intent […]

FLOYD COUNTY, Ind. — A weekend traffic stop nets three pounds of meth and lands an Indianapolis man behind bars. Indiana State Police said they pulled over Jose Rodriguez-Palma Saturday morning on I-265 in Floyd County for traffic violations. After a K-9 searched his jeep, troopers said they found three pounds of suspected meth hidden in […]

A Winnipeg man who admitted to hooking a woman on methamphetamine and then selling her for sex to support his own drug habit has been sentenced to five years in prison. Dale Aymont is the first Manitoban to be sentenced under the federal government’s six-year-old human trafficking legislation. Aymont, 45, pleaded guilty to one count […]

Satanist is on trial for murdering policeman he met for sex on Grindr Court has heard he attempted to dissolve victim’s body in acid Prosecutor reveals bloodstained chopsticks were found at his flat Defendant claims PC was killed in a sex game which went wrong CCTV footage shows a Breaking Bad-obsessed crystal meth addict buying […]

Flophouses. Enforcers. Junkies. Prosecutors used those terms this week during Robert Matthew Wittal’s murder trial to paint an intimate picture of methamphetamine’s pervasive impact on the Flathead Valley. “You’re going to hear from people who live a different lifestyle than most of you,” said Deputy County Attorney John Donovan in his opening statements of the […]

Avoyelles Parish Sheriff’s Office narcotics investigators arrested Melissa Bonnette, 47, of Marksville on Friday on charges of selling methamphetamine at her home on Cardinal Loop near Fifth Ward. Sheriff Doug Anderson said investigators seized 1.5 ounces of suspected methamphetamine, a large quantity of Methadone and Hydrocodone pills and $3,800 cash during a search of the […]

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – The Onslow County Sheriff’s Office seized 10.6 pounds of crystal meth worth $440,000 Thursday, the largest meth seizure ever in Onslow County. Jose Angel Garcia-Ortiz of Onslow County was arrested during a traffic stop after deputies said they received tips he was selling methamphetamine and found the crystal meth in his […]

WASHINGTON CO., Ore. (KOIN) — Authorities seized a gun, nearly $200,000 in cash and 7 pounds of methamphetamine while executing a search warrant Monday. It happened at the Quatama Village Apartment Complex where 24-year-old Josue Valdovinos-Moreno was found, Washington County Sheriff’s Office said. Numerous agencies including the Oregon High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Program assisted […]

A Florida youth pastor has been arrested and charged with forcing four teenage boys into prostitution by telling them that they could make money modeling and threatening them if they didn’t agree to have sex with male clients he met on the internet. According to a Miami police report, Ron Cooper, who goes by the […]

RIMROCK – Detectives found over a quarter of a pound of crystal methamphetamine during a search in a home in the 3900 block of Beaver Vista Road in Rimrock, according to a news release from Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office. Around 9:30 p.m. Oct. 13, the Partners Against Narcotics Trafficking Task Force, along with personnel from […]

VICTORIA — More than $3 million worth of methamphetamine was seized in Victoria County last Friday after a DPS trooper conducted a random traffic stop and became suspicious of the driver’s behavior. One brick of crystal methamphetamine and eight containers of liquid methamphetamine made up the 40 pounds of narcotic authorities seized during the traffic […]

A father and son have been charged after evidence of methamphetamine production reportedly was found in their Sun Valley Estates home in Chestnuthill Township in June. Charges were filed Oct. 13 against Dennis Scott Smith, 51, and son Dylan Scott Smith, 21, both of Barry’s Road. However, as of Oct. 20, neither had undergone the […]

Nearly 20 men and women were arrested in the dismantling of “major meth ring,” and more arrests are expected following the culmination of a three-month investigation, Volusia County Sheriff Ben Johnson said Thursday. “This ring right here is dead,” said Johnson, who announced the arrests in a press conference that was streamed live on Facebook. […]

Six people from Kentucky were arrested by the Johnson City Police Department earlier this month on charges of promoting the production of methamphetamine after officers stopped their vehicle on the suspicion of theft from a local pharmacy. Police also discovered two of the defendants had pending meth production charges in their home state. Press Senior […]

Six men were executed, including five in a barbershop, in two separate incidents reported minutes apart Wednesday morning in another wave of violence that has hit Juárez, authorities said. With these homicides, there have now been at least 62 slayings in October, with most of them being execution-style killings. That makes October one of the deadliest months in […]

A Corbin woman arrested on a Whitley County warrant Sunday night, is facing additional charges in Knox County after Corbin Police discovered a drug pipe, bundles of plastic baggies and a baggie of crystal methamphetamine on her person, and a baggie of marijuana under her car seat. Forty-seven-year-old Dawn T. Hoskins is facing charges of […]

Cortland, N.Y. – Two men making methamphetamine blew up an apartment bathroom in Cortland on Wednesday, according to Cortland Police. Cortland police and firefighters responded to a call at 3:10 a.m. Wednesday about an explosion at 400 Jefferson Drive. The explosion caused major damage to an upstairs bathroom, police said. No one was injured in […]

FORT PAYNE, Alabama (WDEF) – Police officers from Sylvania and Powell Alabama served warrants at a home in Rainsville on Tuesday. They wanted 25 year old Justin Tyler Jackson for escape and failure to appear in court. But then the officers spotted drugs in plain sight at the home. They called deputies from the DeKalb […]

MINOT, N.D. – A Minot woman faces three felony counts of child endangerment after her three children were found with methamphetamine in their systems. Ward County Sheriff’s deputies found 26-year-old Ashley Degroat with an unresponsive female toddler on July 9, after two boys flagged the deputies down while on patrol in a Minot trailer court. […]

WILLMAR, Minn. — A Willmar man, high on methamphetamine, allegedly threatened a woman with a knife and attempted to strangle her because he believed ghosts were telling the woman to kill him. Avaran Sambrando Elizondo, 39, was charged Oct. 4 with felonies for second-degree assault, domestic assault, threats of violence and domestic assault by strangulation. […]

A Melbourne man’s methamphetamine addiction was no excuse for deciding he would try to rape a six-year-old boy at what he thought was a Los Angeles sex party organized by pedophiles, prosecutors have told a US judge. Key points: Michael Quinn used internet to ‘purchase’ six-year-old boy to sodomize, prosecutor says Prosecutor says ‘no evidence’ […]