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Her days were spent in classrooms studying the complexities of medical science. After dark, she was living a secret double life as a drug dealer and sex escort. When Australian police stopped a vehicle in Sydney’s west, it unexpectedly triggered a bust in which a stash of drugs was found at the home of 19-year-old […]

In a four month period, two women separately reported to New Orleans police they were raped by a meth dealer they met at Louis Armstrong Park who appeared pictured in a Facebook profile under the name “Swinga Justtohard,” the man’s arrest warrant says. Justin Wiley, 28, was booked Wednesday (June 15) on a new charge […]

Concord police said they arrested a city man Thursday after a methamphetamine cooking session went awry at his South Main Street apartment. Witnesses said they spotted 26-year-old Edward Hill yelling and throwing burning items out of a second-floor window at 206 S. Main St. about 7 p.m., Lt. Tim O’Malley said. Hill was charged with […]

CLEVELAND, Ohio — A Cleveland man was hospitalized and later charged with arson and drug trafficking after the methamphetamine he was cooking in an Old Brooklyn attic exploded burning his legs and feet, according to court records. Kevin Hufford, 23, was indicted Wednesday and is charged with drug manufacturing, chemical possession with intent to manufacture […]

SANTA MONICA (CN) – The founder of a Los Angeles addiction treatment center gave his clients drugs and alcohol and molested them, two women claim in a sexual battery lawsuit. Stephanie Nicole Johnston and Jennifer Irick sued Christopher Bathum and Community Recovery Inc., on April 6 in Superior Court.  “Bathum has created an illegal enterprise […]

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) A Roanoke man admitted Friday to running a prostitution business and trafficking drugs. Brandon Thomas, 25, pleaded guilty to counts involving drug and sex trafficking, and a gun charge. Thomas admitted that he ran a prostitution business involving several women out of hotels in Roanoke and Charlottesville. He posted advertisements on a […]

A Jamestown man was jailed Thursday accused of throwing a bottle containing ingredients for making methamphetamine from a car into a yard in Meadville in May. Shawn Paul Powell, 43, was arraigned Thursday before Magisterial District Judge Sam Pendolino on charges of a second degree felony count of operating a methamphetamine lab, a felony count […]

A group of methamphetamine-dealing gang members armed with rifles, shotguns and at least one rocket launcher was taken down in a pre-dawn operation Thursday morning in the Coachella Valley, officials said. Participating in what was dubbed Operation Desert Impact, agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement […]

PIERRE, S.D. –   Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that two additional inmates from the South Dakota Women’s Prison, who were charged in November 2015 for methamphetamine use, were sentenced today by Circuit Court Judge John Brown.  Cassandra Louise Bernard, 36, and Mary Frances Sierra, 27, were both sentenced. Bernard, who pled guilty to Ingestion […]

Three people were arrested in a methamphetamine bust in Waseca. The South Central Drug Investigation Unit, state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and Waseca Police Department cooperated on the bust, which occurred June 15. Agents arranged a drug buy of 6 pounds at $12,000 per pound, according to the criminal complaint. An undercover officer met with […]

CALEXICO, Calif. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers arrested a man wanted for rape after they found 119 pounds of methamphetamine hidden inside the car he was driving. CBP officers say the driver, a 41-year-old Salvadorian man, drove up to the Calexico east port of entry in a red Ford F-150 truck. Officers […]

Meth in the News – June 17, 2016

Posted: 17th June 2016 by Doc in Uncategorized

Meth in the News Professor Nicholas E Goeders When I started to write this Meth in the News column this week, I thought that I would once again explain why I ask for people who are using methamphetamine now – or have ever used meth – to contact me. But I also thought that everyone […]

CITRUS COUNTY, FL (WFLA) – An early morning drug bust at an Inverness house yielded two arrests, according to Citrus Country Sheriff’s Office. Three children were in the house at the time of the arrests. According to the CCSO post on their Facebook page, detectives with the Tactical Impact Unit, Community Crimes Unit, and Patrol […]

FAITH, N.C. — A father said that he is angry at the person who dumped meth-making materials that burned his 6-year-old son. Stephen Pueschel, 6, found a backpack in his yard Thursday. He didn’t realize it contained the precursors of a meth lab. He suffered burns on his eye and face. “He came running towards […]

BILLINGS – A Roundup man with an alleged methamphetamine addiction is accused of raping a teenage girl over the course of several years. Kenneth Wayne Jones, 41, is charged with a felony sex crime for the rape of a girl for two years starting when she was 14. Jones was set to make his initial […]

A parolee and two women face felony charges after police allegedly found methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia during a parole search at a motel room. Misty L. Jones, 29, of Van Buren was arrested on suspicion of felony possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia, as well as on a felony warrant, according to a […]

Two St. Cloud parents face charges after their infant child tested positive for meth, according to court documents filed in Stearns County District Court. James Trebtoske and Jamie Wade face child endangerment charges after their daughter tested positive for meth last November. According to criminal complaints, police had been investigating Trebtoske and Wade since December. […]

COVINGTON – A brother and sister are facing drug and kidnapping charges after woman said they held her against her will in a home in Covington. According to reports, deputies from the Newton County Sheriff’s Office entered a home on Woodfield Road on June 1 with a search warrant. Inside they found three people. One […]

ADA, Okla. — An Ada man was arrested with 2 1/2 pounds of methamphetamine and a 3 1/2 foot long alligator. Branden Ashley Rowell, 34, was arrested this past Thursday by the District 22 Drug Task Force out of Pontotoc County. Rowell is still in jail on a $1 million bond. A court affidavit states […]

After its baseball coach opted to take the Walter White route, Fort Campbell High School, a small school for military children straddling the border of Tennessee and Kentucky, will most likely soon have an opening for head coach of its program. Lance Loeffler, a 41-year-old substitute teacher at Fort Campbell Middle School and head coach […]

A traffic infraction led to the arrest of a Cotton Valley woman who reportedly had a small amount of methamphetamine in her purse. Minden Police Capt. Julie Harmon says the traffic stop was conducted Sunday at the intersection of Homer Road and Highway 531 for proper equipment required. “She was acting nervously, and she advised […]

ATHENS — A woman arrested on a burglary warrant is accused of bringing methamphetamine into the Limestone County Jail when she was booked in Sunday evening, authorities said. Tracey Jean Lamb, 2930 Drake Ave., Huntsville, is charged with third-degree burglary, possession of a controlled substance, second-degree promoting prison contraband and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. […]

ROCKLAND, Maine — A 33-year-old Rockland man could face up to life in prison after federal prosecutors say he was involved in drug trafficking with ties to the Mexican Mafia. Derek VanDoren was arrested Tuesday in Rockland by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He made his initial appearance Wednesday in U.S. District Court in […]

OKLAHOMA CITY —Police said they found 9 pounds of meth in a car thanks to a special team of officers. To put it into perspective, an ounce of meth is about the size of an apple. So 9 pounds looks like about 150 apples. An officer with central Oklahoma metro interdiction team pulled the people […]

Border Patrol agents seized about 50 pounds of methamphetamine Saturday after a vehicle was stopped while attempting to smuggle the drugs into the U.S. through Nogales, officials said. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Dennis DeConcini Port of Entry stopped the vehicle of a woman identified as a officials said. They began a […]