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A Madison man who received probation last year for possessing child pornography and methamphetamine was re-sentenced Thursday to 13 years in prison after repeated violations of his probation.


David P. Talbot, 35, was arrested in February, about a year into his probation, for rules violations that included possessing child and adult pornography, sending pictures of his genitals and “sexting” with another man, propositioning people for sex, repeatedly having sexual contact with others without his agent’s permission and using methamphetamine, according to a revocation summary by the state Department of Corrections.

His probation was revoked and Talbot was sentenced Thursday by Dane County Circuit Judge Nicholas McNamara to 12 years in prison and 12 years of extended supervision on each of seven counts of possessing child pornography, to be served concurrently, on top of three years that he began serving automatically after his probation was revoked on an additional child pornography conviction.

In addition, Talbot received a one-year prison sentence for possession of methamphetamine, for which he had also originally received probation.

The combined 24-year sentences on six of the child pornography convictions is a year shy of the maximum sentence for that charge under state law.

Talbot was originally charged in 2011 after a man reported to police that he had been sexually assaulted at Talbot’s apartment. The alleged assault was never charged, but police found child pornography on Talbot’s computer along with methamphetamine.

According to the DOC report:

In February, authorities searched Talbot’s apartment after it was reported to police that Talbot had sexually explicit material and was getting wireless Internet access from a neighbor. Computer equipment was seized and searches turned up pornography and evidence that Talbot had been having sexually explicit chats with others.

In an interview with police, Talbot also admitted using methamphetamine and searching for child pornography with sex partners.








A package containing several pounds of crystal methamphetamine was picked up at a Tulsa post office Friday morning, and its recipient was delivered to jail.

A postal inspector intercepted the package Thursday and, upon obtaining a federal search warrant, discovered 5.6 pounds of crystal methamphetamine in it, according to an arrest report for Scotty Wayne Harjo. sq100-453e00301b3073c9c9bc330f61517b4c

Harjo, 30, of Tulsa is one of two people who walked into the post office at 5313 E. Independence St. about 8:25 a.m. Friday and picked up the package, according to the report. They then got into a vehicle, but before they left authorities spoke with the driver, identified in the arrest report as Harjo.

Harjo admitted knowing that the package likely contained drugs, according to the arrest report. He also told authorities he was to be paid $500 for picking it up, the report says.

Harjo was booked into the Tulsa Jail on a complaint of trafficking methamphetamine with a prior controlled-drug conviction. His bail was set at $100,000.

He was convicted in September 2006 of unlawful possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, according to Tulsa County District Court records.





MEXICO, MO — Three Mexico residents were arrested after a drug raid led officers to methamphetamine, synthetic cannabis and drug paraphernalia.

Thursday afternoon, the East Central Drug Task Force served a search warrant in the 900 block of Carrico Street in Mexico.


34-year-old Kimberly McCurdy was arrested for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. 35-year-old Michael S. Toney was arrested for unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. 33-year-old Shevon M. Jackson was arrested for possession of synthetic canniboids and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.




OREM – Orem police arrested a 37-year-old woman on Thursday afternoon after receiving a report from Orem Community Hospital about a possible abuse situation concerning a 3-year-old female who tested positive for methamphetamine.


The initial call from the hospital to dispatch came in at 2 a.m. on Thursday, according to police.

“We were told that Michelle Barrett brought her 3-year-old daughter into the hospital and said that the child had hit her head while playing on a trampoline,” Orem Department of Public Safety Lt. Craig Martinez said.

“The staff performed a blood draw to determine what was wrong with the child. They were going to do a CAT scan as well. The blood draw tested positive for methamphetamine.”

Martinez said Barrett became disruptive and was asked to leave the examination room. When hospital staff obtained the results of the blood test, they contacted police. The doctor told police the child showed signs of methamphetamine impairment and that Barrett did as well.

Martinez said when police arrived, Barrett had left the hospital. Orem detectives were called, as well as the Division of Child and Family Services. The child was transported to another local hospital, and Martinez said hospital security was told to contact Orem DPS if Barrett showed up.

“The mother showed up and police went and took her to the office for an interview,” Martinez said. “She was interviewed and booked into the Utah County Jail.”

The police report stated that during the interview, Barrett admitted to using methamphetamine the previous night. She also told police her 3-year-old daughter was in the same house during that time.

Barrett also stated to police there was methamphetamine lying on her bed and that she was concerned her daughter had possibly ingested the drug, but she wasn’t sure.

Police reported a search warrant was obtained to gather blood from Barrett. Barrett admitted to police she used methamphetamine within the previous 24 hours and that she regularly injects and smokes methamphetamine.

Martinez said the child’s condition is unknown at this time.

Barrett was arrested and booked into the Utah County Jail on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine by consumption and endangerment of a child.



MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. (8/1/14) — Detectives with the McCracken County Sheriff’s Department arrested eight individuals in McCracken County over the past two days, beginning on the night of July 30, 2014, for meth related offenses.

The investigation led them to Graves County yesterday afternoon where the source of the Methamphetamine supply arrested with an approximate ½ pound of Methamphetamine.

On July 30 at approximately 8 p.m., deputies conducted a traffic stop in Lone Oak on a vehicle occupied by Betty Rogers and Eric McDowell. The vehicle was stopped for traffic infractions. During the course of the stop deputies searched the vehicle and located quantities of Methamphetamine and scales. Both Rogers and McDowell were arrested and lodged in the McCracken County Jail.

That same evening at approximately 8:47 p.m. detectives stopped another vehicle driven by William Cathey on Blandville Road. During the course of the stop, Cathey dropped a quantity of Methamphetamine on the ground and attempted to conceal it. Cathey was arrested.

As the investigation continued throughout the night, detectives obtained search warrants for two different McCracken County residences. The warrants were served during the early morning hours of July 31 at 4239 Forest Avenue and 228 Highland Church Road in McCracken County.

Detectives arrested Samuel LeFevre at his Forest Avenue residence after quantities of Methamphetamine, Marijuana, digital scales and cash were located.

During the execution of the Highland Church Road search warrant at Cathey’s residence, detectives located and arrested David Frensley and Megan Parkins. Parkins attempted to hide Methamphetamine behind a TV in the residence while officers were making entry. Frensley and Parkins were arrested. Detectives seized Methamphetamine packaged for sale, scales, marijuana and drug paraphernalia from the residence. While at the residence, Frensley’s cell phone began receiving messages from Jeri McKenzie and Anthony McIntosh, who were wanting to purchase Methamphetamine. Detectives corresponded with the couple via text message and agreed to sell them methamphetamine. The couple arrived at the residence a short time later and both were arrested.

Detectives continued their investigation and identified a Hispanic male subject as the source of the Methamphetamine supply. Detectives determined that the man lived in Tennessee, but would drive to Western Kentucky to sell large quantities of Methamphetamine. A joint investigation conducted by multiple law enforcement agencies led to the arrest of Mauricio Ramirez of Union City, Tenn. after he drove to the Mayfield, Ky. area to deliver a large quantity of Crystal Methamphetamine. He was arrested by detectives with the Kentucky State Police.

Detectives seized approximately 280 grams of Methamphetamine during the investigations. Methamphetamine normally sells for $100 a gram in western Kentucky giving the estimated street value of the seized drugs a value of $28,000.


The investigation involved detectives from McCracken County Sheriff’s Department, Marshall County Sheriff’s Department, Kentucky State Police, ATF, and Graves County Sheriff’s Department.

The investigation is continuing and more arrests are expected.

parkinsMegan M. Parkins

Arrested Megan M. Parkins, 28, of Metropolis Ill.
Charges: Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana, Paraphernalia and Tampering with physical evidence

McKenzieJeri V. McKenzie

Arrested Jeri V. McKenzie, 24, of Paducah
Charges: Solicitation to possession of Methamphetamine

Rogers Betty Rogers

Arrested Betty Rogers, 42, of Salem Ky.
Charges: Traffic infractions, Possession of Methamphetamine and Drug Paraphernalia

McDowellEric McDowell

Arrested Eric McDowell, 33, of Smithland
Charges: Possession of Methamphetamine and Drug Paraphernalia

CatheyWilliam “Brian” Cathey

Arrested William “Brian” Cathey, 44, of Paducah
Charges: Traffic infractions, Trafficking in Methamphetamine and Tampering with Physical evidence

LefevreSamuel M. Lefevre

Arrested Samuel M. Lefevre, 37, of Paducah
Charges: Possession of Methamphetamine, possession of Marijuana and drug paraphernalia

FensleyDavid E. Frensley

Arrested David E. Frensley, 45, of Highland Church Road
Charges: Trafficking in Methamphetamine, possession of Marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia


McIntoshAnthony J. McIntosh

Arrested Anthony J. McIntosh, 26, of Paducah
Charges: Solicitation to possession of Methamphetamine


RamirezMauricio Ramirez

Arrested Mauricio Ramirez, 22, of Union City, Tenn.
Charges: Trafficking Methamphetamine






Two suspected methamphetamine dealers were arrested after deputies said eight bags of narcotics fell out of a woman’s shorts.

Jennifer Talley, 26

Ouachita Parish sheriff’s deputies reportedly observed a vehicle with a broken headlight early Friday morning. After conducting a traffic stop, deputies reported noticing an amplified exhaust as well.

Driver Todd Boykin, 35, of 10832 Louisiana 33 in Farmerville reportedly told deputies his truck contained an unknown amount of methamphetamine.


Deputies asked passenger Jennifer Talley, 26, of 1212 Pinecrest St. in Olla to step out of the vehicle. According to the affidavit, when Talley stood up, approximately eight bags of suspected meth fell out of the “crotch area” of her shorts before she retrieved another bag from the same area.

After searching Boykin, deputies said they found a blue canister containing a suspected Valium pill.

Deputies said a search of the vehicle found another bag of suspected meth hidden inside a bag of potato chips, syringes and spoons as well as digital scales and plastic bags consistent with the sale of narcotics.

Talley and Boykin were booked into the Ouachita Correctional Center.Todd Boykin, 35

Talley was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance — Schedule II with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia and no seat belt.

Boykin was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance — Schedule II with intent to distribute, possession of a controlled dangerous substance — Schedule III, possession of drug paraphernalia, improper exhaust, non-functioning headlight and no insurance.




KNOXVILLE (WATE) – Seventeen Roane County residents were arrested last month after a federal grand jury in Knoxville returned two separate indictments accusing them of a conspiracy to manufacture 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.

Investigators say the 17 bought pseudoephedrine at pharmacies and using it to make meth in various locations around Roane County.

Those indicted include:

  • Jessica Jenkins, 25, Rockwood, Tenn.
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  • Wanda Phillips, 44, Oakdale, Tenn.
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  • Rebecca Sandifer, 35, Harriman, Tenn.
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  • Timothy Chesser, 34, Harriman, Tenn.
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  • Raymond Racey, 33, Rockwood, Tenn.
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  • Eddie Powers, 40, Harriman, Tenn.
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  • Christopher Ryan Jenkins, 27, Rockwood, Tenn.
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  • Linda Barron, 38, Rockwood, Tenn.
  • Brie Chandler, 25, Harriman, Tenn.
  • Jack Chesser, 43, Harriman, Tenn.
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  • Bobbie Jo Forrester, 20, Harriman, Tenn.
  • Regina Green, 35, Kingston, Tenn.
  • Roy Jenkins, 27, Rockwood, Tenn.
  • Jeff McFalls, 34, Kingston, Tenn.
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  • Amber Murphy, 21, Harriman, Tenn.
  • James E. Roberts, 25, Harriman, Tenn.
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  • David Trentham, 38, Harriman, Tenn.
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  • Timothy Chesser, Racey, Powers and Christopher Ryan Jenkins were also indicted for conspiring to distribute methamphetamine.
  • In a separate case, David Neal, 33, of Kingston, was indicted for conspiracy to manufacture five grams or more of methamphetamine.


Each suspect appeared in court between July 29 and July 31, pleading not guilty.

If convicted, all 17 charged in the first indictment face a minimum mandatory term of 10 years in prison and a maximum of life, a maximum fine of $10 million, and at least five years of supervised release. Neal, if convicted, will face a minimum mandatory prison term of five years and a maximum of 40 years, a $5 million fine, and at least four years of supervised release. All also face mandatory court assessments.

This indictment is the result of a multi-agency investigation including the Roane County Sheriff’s Office, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Harriman Police Department, Kingston Police Department, Rockwood Police Department, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, 9th Judicial Drug Task Force, Knox County Sheriff’s Office, Blount County Sheriff’s Office, and Tennessee Methamphetamine and Pharmaceutical Task Force. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brooklyn Sawyers will represent the United States.



YADKIN COUNTY, N.C. — The Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office says it has discovered one of the biggest meth labs in the county’s history. On Thursday, law enforcement officials conducted an investigation into the sell, distribution, and manufacture of methamphetamine. As part of the investigation detectives conducted a “knock and talk” by speaking with some people on Shacktown Road. While talking, the detectives discovered items used to make and sell crystal methamphetamine. They obtained a search warrant for a mobile home, a block apartment type building, and a camper. Investigators say they discovered multiple “shake and bake” meth labs. They also discovered chemicals used to make meth along with pseudoephedrine, cocaine, and marijuana with drug paraphernalia. A juvenile was inside one of the homes. They were transported to Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and later released.


The Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office arrested five people their charges are listed below:


Misty Dawn Miller, 35 of Yadkinville. Miller is charged with manufacture methamphetamine, possession of precursor chemicals, conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, felony maintain a dwelling and misdemeanor child abuse. Miller was held in the Yadkin County Detention Center under an $110,000 secure bond.


Jason Robert Ford, 33 of Yadkinville. Ford was charged with manufacture methamphetamine, possession of precursor chemicals, conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, felony maintain a dwelling. Ford was held in the Yadkin County Detention Center under a $100,000 secure bond.


Christopher Andre Gregory, 26 of Yadkinville. Gregory was charged with manufacture methamphetamine, possession of precursor chemicals, conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, felony maintain a dwelling. Gregory was held in the Yadkin County Detention Center under a $100,000 secure bond.


Christopher Ray Bullin, 26 of Yadkinville. Bullin was charged with manufacture methamphetamine, possession of precursor chemicals, conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, felony maintain a dwelling. Bullin was held in the Yadkin County Detention Center under a $100,000 secure bond.


Wilbur Donnell McGill, 50 of Yadkinville. McGill was charged with felony possession of Cocaine, a scheduled II controlled substance, and conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine. McGill was held in the Yadkin County Detention Center under a $8,000 secure bond.


Investigators say additional arrests and more charges are expected to be made.

If you have any information about anyone who is making meth or selling drugs call the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office at (336)849-7800.

A Grants Pass man who was the subject of a yearlong Medford police drug investigation was arrested Thursday while driving on Crater Lake Highway and allegedly carrying a half-pound of methamphetamine, more than 2 ounces of heroin and $11,711 in cash, police said.

Santiago Contreras-Martinez, 32, of the 100 block of N.W. Blossom Drive, Grants Pass, is lodged in the Jackson County Jail on charges of possession, manufacture and distribution of methamphetamine and possession of heroin, a Medford Police Department news release said.

His bail is set at $1.4 million, jail records show.

Contreras-Martinez was pulled over by a Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement detective at about 6 p.m. near the intersection of Crater Lake Highway and Interstate 5, the release said.

During the traffic stop, a police dog named Narc discovered a half-pound of methamphetamine, 71 grams of heroin and $11,711 in cash inside his vehicle, the release said.





Four people have been arrested on multiple charges in Whitfield County.

On Tuesday, at approximately 6:15 p.m., a Whitfield County deputy stopped a Jeep Cherokee on the Bypass just south of Cleveland Highway. During the traffic stop, the officer discovered the driver had a handgun (Glock Model 19) and over $1,800 cash in the vehicle with him. The officer determined the driver (Adrian Trinidad) had a prior felony drug conviction and it was unlawful for him to be in possession of a firearm. The driver was taken into custody. A search warrant was then executed at the suspect’s residence, at 1614 Waring Road, apartment #3.

During the search of this apartment, three additional handguns were recovered. Also found during the search were over four pounds of methamphetamine, digital scales, packaging material, and a large sum of currency ($4,226).

A Yamaha Rhino 660 reported to have been stolen in Chattanooga was also recovered at the residence. At the time the search warrant was executed two subjects were inside the apartment, Megan Wally of the residence and Miguel Velasquez of apartment #2.

Apartment #2 was then searched and officers discovered digital scales, marijuana and methamphetamine. A subject identified as John Ramos was also discovered in apartment #2. Upon checking. officers discovered there was a warrant for Ramos for selling marijuana. Ramos was located in the same room the marijuana was found. All subjects were taken into custody and transported to the Whitfield County Jail.

Adrian Melecio Trinidad, 38, of 1614 Waring Road is charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon during the commission of a felony, sale of methamphetamine, possession of tools for the commission of a crime, and possession of less than an ounce of marijuana.

Megan Rose Wally, 23, of 1614 Waring Road was charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of methamphetamine, possession of tools for the commission of a crime, and possession of less than an ounce of marijuana.

Miguel Angel Velasquez, 19, of 1614 Waring Road #2 is charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of tools for the commission of a crime, and possession of less than one ounce of marijuana.

John Carlos Ramos, 21, of 1307 Jackson Road, is charged with possession of less than one ounce of marijuana, and selling marijuana.





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Three Fresno women, including a mother and her daughter, were indicted by a federal grand jury on four counts related to methamphetamine trafficking, U.S. Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner said Thursday.

Marisela Rico-Tzintzun, 38, her daughter Vanessa Garcia, 23, and Brenda Ruiz-Tovar, 26, all of Fresno, are alleged to have begun selling methamphetamine together last year. Nearly two pounds of methamphetamine were found in Rico-Tzintzun’s home on July 17, Department of Justice officials said.


BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) – A toxic nightmare for a Baton Rouge home owner could soon be coming to an end. After living in the house for three years, Charmel Brown and her family discovered their rental house was once home to a meth lab.

Crews began the process of removing all traces of meth on Thursday to get the home’s red flag removed from the state list.


The owner of the home also had no idea the house was once a meth lab.

The history of the home was revealed when a neighbor brought it up in conversation to the renters. In her real estate class, Charmel says they were discussing disclosure laws and decided to ask her landlord if the house she was renting was ever a meth lab.

“I immediately Googled it and found that indeed it had been a meth lab prior to me purchasing it,” said Adam Albarado, the owner of the house.

Ablarado said when he bought the house in 2011 it was in foreclosure. He said the transaction showed no red flags.

Three years later, the house is listed as a meth lab on the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) website. The houses on the list are not removed until they are professionally cleaned.

The agency that makes the meth bust is responsible for reporting the address to the DEQ. The bust at the house happened on July 13, 2009.

According to DEQ records, the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office did not notify the state until April 9, 2012, nearly three years later.

Louisiana has a law that states the seller must disclose to a purchaser that a house was once a meth lab. However, there is no penalty for not doing it.

Albarado said had the sheriff office reported the incident to the state sooner it may have prevented a lot of headaches.

Albarado had hazardous chemical testers, Xtreme Cleaners, examine the house. On Saturday, he learned the results were positive. Traces of meth were still in the home.

Albarado is left with a house with no tenants and must pay $7,000 to get the house remediated. Even if the house is cleaned, the Browns will not be moving back in.

“The next step is to talk to the sheriff’s office and DEQ to see if any of them will accept responsibility for this,” Albarado said.

The sheriff’s office said the deputy who responded to the meth lab on Colonel Allen Court was working as part of a Drug Enforcement Administration task force, and therefore filed the paperwork with DEA.




Broken Arrow, Okla. — We’ve learned a chase started on Wednesday when a suspect became spooked by an officer.

Broken Arrow police say an officer discovered a man sitting in his car at the Country Lane housing addition.  The officer attempted to speak with Angel Murphy, but instead, the suspect sped off down the road.


A chase then ensued.

During the chase, Murphy ran a stop sign and knocked over a mailbox.  He was also seen throwing something out of his window.

Eventually, Murphy pulled into the Rhema Student housing complex, where he slammed into a vehicle.

Police say he got out of his car and tried to run on foot, but he didn’t get very far.  A K-9 officer found him hiding behind an air conditioning unit.

It turned out, the car he was driving was stolen.

Officers then went to the location where he had thrown something out of his window.  Police say they found an active, fuming one-pot meth lab.

KINGSPORT — A Sullivan County man is facing felony drug charges after a methamphetamine lab, which he allegedly was operating out of his grandmother’s home, was found.

Richard Little, 28, Potato Hill Road, Kingsport, is currently being sought on warrants by the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office.

SCSO Public Information Officer Leslie Earhart said officers were dispatched to a residence on the 4000 block of Potato Hill Road after receiving a tip that a possible meth lab was located there.


After identifying the suspect as Little, deputies spoke to the owner of the residence, who was identified as Little’s grandmother.

The grandmother reportedly told police that her grandson was living in the basement of her home before giving them permission to search the premises.

Authorities allegedly found three bottles used to make “one pot” style meth labs, as well as several gas generator bottles. Other components used to manufacture meth were also reportedly discovered.

“The one-pot method is not nearly as noticeable as the old cooking method once was,” Earhart said. “It was clear from her reaction the grandmother had no idea it was happening in her basement.”

As a result of the find, the Tennessee Methamphetamine Task Force was dispatched to the home to neutralize and dispose of the meth lab and related components.

Authorities could not located Little at the time the lab was found. He is currently being sought on warrants.

Little’s grandmother was checked by Sullivan County EMS at the scene and her home had to be quarantined as a result of the lab’s discovery.

The grandmother is reportedly considered a victim in the case and is not suspected of wrongdoing. Earhart said the grandmother will have to pay at least $10,000 to have her home cleaned up before she will be allowed to move back in, and that is a requirement of the state.

Anyone who has any information is asked to call the SCSO at 423-279-7500.





Michel Emond was running from Interpol for two years when police in Costa Rica took him into custody this week. The 36-year-old Quebec native was wanted on drug charges; and, based on his marketing techniques, we imagine there’s also been some violation of National Hockey League trademarks.

Emond is wanted here on charges that he ran a meth lab in the basement of his house in Laval. Notably, the tablets his operation is accused of producing were shaped like the Canadiens hockey team logo.

Yes, Montreal Canadiens meth, something whose existence we haven’t considered since the Scott Gomez/Ryan McDonagh trade.

And here we thought the only thing with a Canadiens logo getting smoked was Douglas Murray …

The branding of mind-altering narcotics in Canada with the Canadiens logo seems to be a trend. From the North Bay Nipissing News from February, our source for all high-profile drug arrests near Nipissing:

The suspect was found to be in possession of 66 grams of magic mushrooms, 15 grams of cocaine, 257 grams of marijuana, 3.8 grams of powered ecstasy, 10 ecstasy pills stamped with the Montreal Canadiens logo, 8.5 methamphetamine pills with an ice logo, and three methamphetamine pills in the shape of legos. Police also confiscated a digital scale, the suspect’s cell phone and a quantity of cash.

The parking lot bust was followed by a search of the suspect’s home where police found 236 methamphetamine pills with the ice logo, 46 methamphetamine lego pills, and 267 MDMA Montreal Canadien pills.

Well that sounds Hab-it forming.

Obviously, these dealers know what they’re doing in going with the Canadiens’ logo. Who would want to take Edmonton Oilers MDMA, and be perpetually waiting for it to kick in? Or Ottawa Senators meth, which costs half of what it did three years ago and is about one-fourth as effective? Or Toronto Maple Leafs mushrooms, a fungus growing in Ontario since 1967?

Now, when will the NHL owners get behind the official branding of illegal narcotics? Because if you thought outdoor games and television contracts pumped money into HRR, well …



GRAYSON COUNTY, TexasMeth crimes has been a big issue in Grayson County for some time now, according to the Grayson Co. Sheriff’s Office, but since last year the number of indictments for meth crimes has jumped substantially.

In 2013, a grand jury indicted 174 meth crimes. But only halfway into 2014, the grand jury has indicted 183 meth crimes.

“It’s a safe bet that at least 50 percent or more of the felony cases I deal with are meth or meth-related,” Britton Brooks, assistant district attorney, said.

By meth-related, Brooks is referring to crimes that are tied to meth, like robbery, burglary and theft.

Those crimes, he said, are often commit to finance the drug user’s habit.

Which is likely what fueled an incident that happened just weeks ago in a Sherman neighborhood.

Three men, 61-year-old Larry Thacker, 48-year-old Kenneth Moss, and 59-year-old Robert Riles were arrested on suspicion of repeatedly burglarizing an abandoned home.

Officers reportedly found a stolen property from the home on the men.

At the Grayson Co. Sheriff’s Office, Sgt. David Russell says he’s not sure why meth is the drug of choice in the area, but it could be attributed to it’s low cost.

After several meth lab busts, the drug isn’t produced in the county as heavily as it once was.

“But now we’re getting what I believe to be a big influx from Mexico,” Russell said.

Russell said if the United States can secure the border, it will likely help curb the problem here.

“We’ll overcome it, but it may take a while,” he said.




Hillsboro, WIFour people are in custody and eight children are safe after they were rescued from a suspected methamphetamine making operation in Hillsboro in Vernon County.

Officers from the County Sheriff’s Department along with the Department of Criminal Investigation, and the West Central Metropolitan Enforcement Group (M.E.G.) raided two homes in Hillsboro Thursday around 11 a.m.

After months of investigating, local drug enforcement officials finally busted two separate active meth labs. “This is a big deal,” said Vernon County Sheriff John Spears.

“One of the most dangerous we’ve seen,” said Tom Johnson, Investigative Coordinator with the M.E.G. Unit.


In both houses officers found evidence that the people living there were cooking what’s called red phosphorous meth, that can produce deadly gas.

Along with the drug labs, officers arrested two women, one at each residence, and later arrested a man believed to be involved in Reedsburg. Officers also arrested an 18 year-old woman, the daughter of two of the other suspects.

Officials won’t release names of those arrested until Friday. They will likely face charges of manufacturing and possessing meth and child endangerment.

These people are not chemists, they’re users and dealers and have issues, said Sheriff Spears.

Officers also rescued eight children from the homes, ranging in age from 10 months to 17 years.  The had rashes and showed signs of exposure to the dangerous chemicals used in the meth making operation.

“The hardest part for everybody is the children, they’re young…that’s the hardest part to think people would expose their own children to these type of living conditions and dangerous chemicals manufacturing and that stuff that’s involved with these drugs,” added Sheriff Spears.

There were also grandparents living at one of the homes, who officers say had no clue what was going on in their basement.

Officers estimate they found more than several grams of meth during the bust and that one of the homes may have to be demolished because of all the chemicals.

Johnson said, “In the scheme of things in meth labs…this is one of the more dangerous methods to manufacture methamphetamine.”




A 28-year-old Bryan woman tried to swallow a baggie filled with methamphetamine during a traffic stop Wednesday, police said.

As officers approached her car in the 2800 block of Second Street just before midnight, they noticed Jennifer Lynn Landon had something in her mouth before she took a drink from a yellow cup and began to choke, police said in the arrest report.


Landon pulled an orange bag out of her mouth and threw it to side before being handcuffed, according to the court document. Inside the bag, officers said they found 0.6 grams of meth along with another 2.4 grams in a syringe that was in her purse.

She was charged with possession of 3 grams of methamphetamine and tampering with evidence, which are state jail felonies punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

Landon remained behind bars Wednesday in lieu of $16,000 bail.



A 56-year-old woman is behind bars after she bought more pseudoephedrine than allowed by state law. Police say she intended to give it to someone else to make methamphetamine.


The criminal complaint says Karen Karamanian went to several different pharmacies throughout the metro to obtain nearly 50 grams of pseudoephedrine. State law restricts the maximum amount a person can purchase to 3.6 grams per day and no more than 9 grams in the last 30 days.

A detective reviewing the New Mexico Methamphetamine Special Information System discovered Karamanian had purchased over the pseudoephedrine limit several times over the past year.

Karamanian allowed detectives to come inside her home, where they found a digital scale with a white powdery residue and a bag of white crystalline substance, which they believed was meth.

She was arrested and charged with three counts of unlawfully obtaining a controlled substance and criminal solicitation.



A woman has been booked on child neglect and drug charges after a warrant was served on her Omaha home. Two men were also cited.

Officers who issued the warrant near North 33rd Avenue and Erskine Street around 9:20 p.m. on July 12th found marijuana, methamphetamine, drug equipment and packaging, a rifle and a revolver within view and reach of three children, ages 4, 7 and 16.


Thirty-eight-year-old Melissa Gatus faces charges of child neglect and possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver.

Thirty-eight-year-old Sean Fleming of Omaha was cited for possession of marijuana, less than an ounce, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Thirty-seven-year-old Joe Grimaldo of Omaha was cited for possession of marijuana, less than an ounce.

The children were released to the custody of their father, who did not live at the house.




NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) — Two men from Mexico are in custody for allegedly trying to smuggle methamphetamine into southern Arizona.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing say 64-year-old Jorge Humberto Lopez-Ramos was arrested Tuesday and 31-year-old Christian Ortiz was arrested Monday.

Both men live in Nogales, Sonora.

Lopez-Ramos’ pickup truck was stopped at the Nogales Port of Entry.

A CBP narcotic dog alerted officers to the vehicle’s driver-side door, where they reported finding 27 ½ pounds of methamphetamine worth an estimated $82,500.

CBP officers at the Mariposa crossing searched Ortiz’s truck and reportedly found 39 pounds of meth hidden in the seats. The drugs had an estimated value of nearly $118,000.

The vehicles and drugs were seized and both men were turned over to federal authorities.



It’s one of those good news, bad news tales.
The City of Greenwood now has the ways and means of addressing some of the most hazardous situations, meth lab cleanup. Equipped with a trained crew and a $400,000 HAZMAT response truck, the city’s fire department is ready for a variety of emergency situations, from chemical spills to train derailments to gas leaks. Its response list includes meth lab duty, the hazardous task of cleaning up those places where the drug is manufactured once law enforcement has done its duty and broken up the meth manufacturing operation. And sadly, it seems, the meth cleanup muscle will get the most flexing.
Don’t get us wrong. We’re not hoping for derailments, chemical spills and gas leaks. Rather, we are taking note of the fact it seems meth busts are occurring nearly once a week within Greenwood County. That is the bad news in this tale. Meth is a tremendous scourge on our society. It is one of the most destructive drugs out there. Certainly it destroys the lives of the users, but meth is particularly menacing in that it has such great potential to destroy the manufacturers and nearby innocent people.
While the places meth is created are referred to as “labs,” there is nothing about them closely resembling a scientific laboratory setting. Kitchens, outbuildings, crawl spaces and even vehicles are turned into makeshift labs in which the manufacturer blends household chemicals and over-the-counter medicines into a poisonous concoction. Things can and all too often do go wrong during the manufacturing process, everything from accidental spills that release harmful fumes to explosions.
In many cases, meth labs are being operated in homes where children are present and exposed to the harmful chemicals — chemicals that can affect the central nervous system and cause death. It is not unusual to find labs operating in neighborhoods and even apartment complexes where neighbors also can be affected as a result of exposure to the chemicals or, in some cases, explosions. And what meth does to the user is something straight out of science fiction. If you have never seen before-and-after photos of a meth user, take a break from Facebook and other Internet sites and do a little exploration.
We know law enforcement in Greenwood County is pouring efforts into closing down meth labs, and we commend the efforts. We know the officers, as well as the cleanup crews, are putting themselves at great risk in what seems to be a never-ending battle against meth. Frankly, we’d be OK if law enforcement’s drug war would concentrate troops more on the meth battlefield and less on the sidelines where recreational pot users make for easier targets.
Yes, we are glad Greenwood was able to secure the HAZMAT response truck. It helps keep the responders safe and properly equipped. We just wish there were not such a need in our area. Wishing won’t change the situation, however, and so we fully endorse law enforcement’s diligence on that battlefield.


West Virginia State Police have arrested a Philippi man accused of stabbing a woman after she allegedly threw his box of money and meth into the woods.


State Police were dispatched by Braxton County 911 to Milroy Road in Ireland for a stabbing. A woman told police that her boyfriend, John Edward Hull, 44, stabbed her in the arm after an argument. The woman said she had a gray box that belonged to Hull that contained keys and money, and she had thrown it into the woods, according to a criminal complaint filed by Senior Trooper G.H. Jones. Troopers noticed the woman had multiple bruises on her face.  The woman told troopers Hull had punched her, grabbed her by the throat, and choked her. After troopers located Hull, they said he denied hitting the woman, but said they had been fighting about friends he recently invited to his residence. He also told troopers the woman stabbed herself, said the criminal complaint.

When officers located the box in the woods, they found it had $1,155 in cash, along with 3.9 grams of meth inside, according to a criminal complaint.

Hull is charged with two counts of felony malicious wounding.  He is being held in Central Regional Jail in lieu of $200,000 bail.



WATERLOO | A Waterloo woman was arrested after police allegedly found items used to make methamphetamine in her vehicle Monday.

According to court records, officers stopped the vehicle in the area of Hammond Avenue and South Street at about 9:45 p.m. They found Coleman fuel, drain cleaner, coffee filters and a jar with tubing and sludge.

Officers allege the driver had been buying pseudoephedrine cold medicine and selling it to others to make meth.

The driver, Morgan Lea Myers, 24, of 1834 Ellington Road, was arrested for conspiracy to manufacture meth. Her bond was set at $50,000.