DAYTONA BEACH — Three people were arrested after police said they found a meth lab inside the residence the trio was staying in, Daytona Beach police reports state.

When narcotics investigators entered the house at 267 Morningside Drive at 9:15 p.m. Sunday, they saw Sudafed in plain view, arrest reports state. Then a strong chemical odor led the investigators to a coffee grinder on an end table with Sudafed inside of it, as well as another container that held sludge and burnt lithium that was spotted on top of a TV, reports state.

Investigators then went through the house and found several other materials and ingredients used in the manufacturing of meth, reports state. That included batteries, liquid and solid Drano, empty packages of Sudafed, and other items, reports state. Police did not say why investigators came to the home.

Roger Aylor, 35, and Lindsey Pobst, 25, were both charged with trafficking amphetamine/methamphetamine, manufacturing methamphetamine and possession of listed chemicals, while suspect James Addison — who police said was renting a room of the house to Aylor — was charged with renting a structure/conveyance for drug traffic.

All three were being held Monday at the Volusia County Branch Jail.

Aylor and Pobst were being held on $25,000 bail, while Addison was being held on $10,000 bail.

SALTON CITY, Calif. – Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station arrested a 21-year-old man at the Highway 86 checkpoint in Salton City after they found $253,000 worth of methamphetamine stuffed inside his car’s frame.

The man was stopped at the checkpoint at about 6 a.m. Monday.

Agents said a Border Patrol canine alerted agents to the Nissan Altima and 22 cylindrical-shaped packages of meth were found stuffed inside the car’s frame near the rear wheel well.

According to the release, the narcotics weighed 25.3 lbs and are estimated to be worth $253,000 on the street.

The suspected drug smuggler is a United States citizen. He was turned over to the DEA for further investigation.

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents seized more than 445 lbs of methamphetamine in the fiscal year 2014.

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WEAU) — Seventeen people from the La Crosse area are now suspected in what’s been described as a large meth ring with a possible link to a Mexican cartel.

The West Central Metropolitan Enforcement Group said Tuesday morning that drug conspiracy charges had been filed in La Crosse County Court. After a year of investigating, the agency said it found a meth distribution network that brought hundreds of pounds of meth from the Twin Cities in Minnesota to La Crosse and the surrounding area. The investigation involved several controlled buys, surveillance, and other measures. Investigators ended up seizing high-grade meth, cash, and guns from La Crosse, Jackson, Monroe, Trempealeau and Vernon County. They also found “links” that indicate “the source of the drugs to be related to Mexican cartel activities.”

The Drug Enforcement Administration, other drug task forces, and law enforcement agencies in Wisconsin and Minnesota helped out with the case. The La Crosse County District Attorney’s Office is leading the prosecution of the case. Investigators said it is likely that more arrests are coming in the case, and have scheduled a news conference for late Tuesday morning. A news release did not identify the 17 suspects.

Aizawl: Mizoram Excise and Narcotics department officials seized 1,31,58,328 tablets of Pseudo-ephedrine and 63,613 tablets of Methamphetamine during 2013-14 and 2014-15, State Excise and Narcotics Minister R Lalzirliana informed the state Assembly today.

Mr Lalzirliana, in a written reply to a question from Dr K Beichhua of the Mizo National Front (MNF), said 1,03,39,648 tablets of Pseudo-ephedrine were seized during 2013-14, while 28,18,680 tablet were seized during 2014-15.

He said 15,613 tablets and 48,000 tablets of Methamphetamine were seized during 2013-14 and 2014-15 respectively.

The minister said 39 people were arrested in connection with cases involving Pseudo-ephedrine during 2013-14 to 2014-15, while seven persons were arrested during the same period in connection with seizure of Methamphetamine.

Crores of rupees worth Pseudo-ephedrine tablets, legally manufactured in India, were smuggled to Myanmar for clandestine manufacture of Methamphetamine in the neighboring country and the drug was smuggled back to India via the 404-km-long porous international border along Mizoram.

The Utah County Sheriff’s Office is actively searching for Denna Williams, last known to live in the Highland area, for one warrant for her arrest.

According to police reports, Williams’ home was searched in November 2014 on reports of drug possession. A white box in the garage was found to have a glass pipe and a few bags of heroin and methamphetamine. Williams, 40, was at the home at the time of the search warrant.

Williams was arrested and booked into the Utah County Jail for two second-degree felony charges of possession of a controlled substance.

She posted bail a few weeks after her arrest, and pleaded guilty in May 2015. One of her felony charges was dismissed in July and she was sentenced to time in the work diversion program.

However, Williams did not complete her work diversion in the 90 days she was ordered to do so by the court, and a warrant for her arrest was issued Oct. 9. She has been a wanted person since.

Williams has been described as being 5-foot-4 and weighs about 150 pounds. She has blue eyes and brown hair.

Those with any information about Williams or any of the people listed below are asked to call the Utah County Sheriff’s Office at (801) 851-4034.

On Saturday, police arrested four people accused of cooking methamphetamine in the Town of Groton.

Ashlie L. Bowen, 31, Wyatt R. Bowen, 25, John C. Dean, 31, Marlin J. Washburn, 48, are all being charged with unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine in the third degree, a felony, for allegedly cooking methamphetamine in a Tompkins County apartment.

State Police say they received a complaint Saturday about people allegedly cooking meth at 1 School Street in the Town of Groton.

When they arrived, troopers say they found an active “one pot” meth lab and arrested the four people inside the apartment.

An emergency response team was called in to continue searching the residence and later found three more used up “one pot” cooking devices, lab equipment, chemicals and solvents, along with several ingredients commonly used in making meth.

Troopers say they also confiscated one ounce of methamphetamine oil and one gram of powder.

The suspects were arraigned before Groton Town Justice John J. Norman.

Ashlie L. Bowen and Wyatt R. Bowen were remanded to the Tompkins County Jail on $4,000.00 cash bail or $8,000.00 insured bond.

John C. Dean was remanded to the Tompkins County Jail on $ 3,000.00 cash bail or $6,000.00 insured bond.

Marlin J. Washburn was remanded to the Tompkins County Jail on $ 6,000.00 cash bail or $ 12,000.00 insured bond.

A man who fled from Easton Hospital in handcuffs early Friday was again in custody Saturday following a traffic stop in Bangor that led police to a suspected methamphetamine lab.

Bangor police reported officers stopped a vehicle shortly after midnight and arrested the driver, George Waldron, 40, of the first block of North Fifth Street in Bangor, and his passenger, William Jetter, of the first block of Garibaldi Avenue in Roseto, who were both wanted on

Waldon had escaped while awaiting a medical evaluation at Easton Hospital, where he was taken after struggling with officers who initially arrested him Friday morning, officials said.

When police rearrested Waldron on Saturday morning, officers obtained information during the arrest that led them to an address in the 600 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, where they discovered items that indicated methamphetamine was being manufactured there.

The Pennsylvania State Police clandestine laboratory team processed the scene and the suspected meth lab remains under investigation, police said.

Waldron and Jetter were arraigned before District Judge John Capobianco and were held at Northampton County Prison under $100,000 bail each.

In Waldron’s initial arrest, Police were called to the 300 block of North Eighth Street in Bangor on a report of a burglary. While investigating, they received information on a vehicle possibly involved in the burglary and a description of people in the vehicle.

Police said a short time later they found the vehicle on Garibaldi Avenue in Roseto and both people inside matched the description provided by a witness. Waldron was the driver, police said.

Police said Waldron was taken into custody on several warrants and DUI charges.

As Waldron was removed from a Bangor police vehicle, he struggled with officers and fled, police said. In the foot chase at 1:25 a.m., he fell and “face-planted himself on the road,” according to police radio reports. Then police recaptured him.


A 30-year-old Council Bluffs woman was arrested early Sunday in connection with a drug case after authorities came upon her broken-down vehicle on Interstate 29 in southwest Iowa.

The woman, who had an outstanding warrant out of Council Bluffs, had about 14 grams of methamphetamine on her, the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office said. She was arrested on suspicion of possession of meth and failure to have a drug tax stamp, the Sheriff’s Office said.

She was arrested around 1:55 a.m. about 15 miles north of Hamburg after Fremont County deputies discovered that the license plates on her vehicle had been reported stolen, the Sheriff’s Office said.

The Mills County Sheriff’s Office helped with the arrest and investigation, and the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office’s dog, Argo, also took part in the case.



The headlines and stories of the meth epidemic and its destruction aren’t hard to miss.

As addicts in our community continue to battle their own monsters, one local woman sees her former self in so many of the stories she reads. “Karen” is a Newnan native and survivor of methamphetamine addiction. In September, she celebrated her 13th year of sobriety, but the recollection of her own personal ordeal remains as vivid as ever.methyuiirir

For Karen, her teenage years were no different than many high-schoolers growing up in Newnan in the mid-’90s. Field parties, a little weed, a little drinking – it was all standard operating procedure for so many of her contemporaries. Drugs were never the center of her life, she recalls – they merely orbited that unique time when almost anything seemed possible.

However, times started changing quickly for Karen. Married and pregnant by her senior year, she eventually dropped out of school but got her GED. Life was moving fast and she was doing her best to keep up with the new changes.

She started her own business with the help of her husband and worked hard. Before long, she was a mother of two with a mortgage and a car payment. With the schedule her new life demanded, marijuana was no longer useful to Karen.

“When I started doing meth, everything else just paled in comparison,” she said. “I just wanted to be speeding all the time because I thought I was getting stuff done. I didn’t care that I was slowly killing myself.”

Locked into a co-dependent relationship with her husband, Karen said she was taking care of business to the best of her ability. Her husband had been doing meth for some period of time, but when Karen finally became an addict, the wheels were officially falling off.

“If we hadn’t done the drugs, we would probably still be married,” she said. “He always said that I was the glue that held the family together. When I began doing meth, the glue fell apart.”

Karen said that she never really knew if her family and friends knew the extent of her addiction. She shrunk away from them in an effort to remain hidden. Once her parents found out, that was the end of the line.

“My mom showed up at our house one day and told me, “I don’t care what you do with your body, but you don’t do it in front of my grandkids,’” she said. “I kicked and screamed, fought – but that was it. She left with them and that was my rock bottom.”

At the time, Karen never felt her habits were having any effect on her kids, ages 2 and 4 at the time.

“Had it kept going, I think it would have eventually been a problem for them,” she said. “When she pulled out of the driveway with them, I thought, ‘What have I done to myself? Is this drug so much fun that now my children get to be raised by my mother?'”

The loss of her children was the final straw. She prepared for the fight of her life – the fight to reclaim her identity and sanity.

She didn’t waste time. Divorcing her husband and immediately moving in with her parents, she began laying the groundwork to rebuild a life that was long neglected. She never went to drug rehab, instead attending a series of anger management sessions.

“I was mad at myself,” she said. “I wanted the American Dream and I had big plans for my life. But when I went down this road, everything just stopped.”

She cut ties to old contacts and recalled the unbearable pain of withdrawal, but the goal of regaining her children kept her going. For six months, Karen slept on a twin size bed with her 4-year-old.

“I slept like I hadn’t slept in years,” she said.

For Karen, the most difficult task of her journey was simply rebuilding the trust of her family, friends and children – a trust would take years to regain.

“There were times I would get in the car and head back to a place I knew I could score, but after a mile down the road, I’d just say to myself, ‘What am I doing?’” she recalled. “My mom will never let me see the kids again, and I’d have to go through a court appointed liaison. That’s not the life I was attempting to create for myself.”

She remembers praying to forget the names and numbers of those people and places. Recently unpacking a box from many years ago, she found a caller ID box that still contained the telltale numbers of her past.

“I threw it in the fire,” Karen said. “That was like the devil paying me a visit.”

As the meth epidemic continues to rage around the county, the wake of destruction left by the drug is well-documented. Mothers neglecting children, drug busts and jail time – Karen says she’s lucky to have come out of the fire intact. When she reads stories about the trials and tribulations of addicts, she pulls no punches.

“I should be dead or in prison,” she said. “There were so many things that could have gone differently, and for some reason, I skated by the skin of my teeth and made it.”

In the recent deaths of two infants with meth-addicted mothers, Karen said she empathizes for their current situation. However, she doesn’t feel they should be immune to punishment – far from it.

“That person who has done these awful things, they deserve what’s coming to them,” she said. “But you have to realize, they are someone’s someone. They are someone’s child, sister, or mom. I look back and see what happened to the mother of one of the dead infants and say, ‘That absolutely could have been me – it could have been any of us.’”

“I know the hell that woman has to be going through,” she added. “If my mom had never given me that hand up, I would have been in the same situation.”


In April, a Montana Highway Patrol trooper pulled over a Ford Escape at the Manhattan exit of Interstate 90.

The vehicle, which had been part of an ongoing investigation, had three occupants. The trooper said the men acted nervous in recalling the details of their trip back to Bozeman from Spokane, Washington.562171b696db4_image

One of the men told the trooper that they had left for Washington at 3:30 a.m. the previous day “with the intention of doing some sightseeing on the trip,” an affidavit alleges.

The trooper asked why they left in the middle of the night if they wanted to sightsee.

“The defendant did not answer,” the affidavit says.

The Escape was eventually impounded and searched. Investigators found 27 grams of methamphetamine, along with a digital scale and other drug paraphernalia. The three occupants were charged with felony drug distribution charges.

In September, on U.S. Highway 191, a trooper pulled over a vehicle that was suspected of transporting drugs. The man and the woman, also nervous in the their encounters with law enforcement, the trooper noted, claimed they were “just out for a drive.”

Through subsequent investigation, court documents say the two admitted they were coming back from a trip to California. A later search of their car yielded more than 2 pounds of methamphetamine. The two occupants were also charged with felony drug counts.

Cases like these two are becoming increasingly frequent as methamphetamine has made a comeback in the Treasure State in recent years.

“It is very, very much on the rise,” said Jake Wagner, commander of the Missouri River Drug Task Force.



VALLEJO (KRON/BCN) — An undercover investigation conducted by the Napa Special Investigations Bureau led detectives to a marijuana growing operation in Vallejo last Friday, where they also found a loaded handgun and three-quarters of a pound of methamphetamine.

During the investigation detectives heard that one or more residents of the home were trafficking meth in Solano and Napa counties, and they obtained a search warrant for the home of convicted felon George Lee, 56, according to detectives.An undercover investigation conducted by the Napa Special Investigations

While searching the home, detectives allegedly found a backyard marijuana grow, one pound of marijuana, a loaded Kel-Tec .32 caliber pistol and three-quarters of a pound of crystal methamphetamine.

That’s enough to get roughly 3,600 people high, according to police.

Lee was arrested on suspicion of drug and weapons violations.

Marie Lee wasn’t home at the time of the search, but she was later found and interviewed by investigators, who are turning their case over to the Solano County District Attorney’s office for the potential filing of unspecified criminal charges.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact the Napa Special Investigations Bureau at (707) 253-4458.



CHOCTAW BEACH — Walton County Sheriff’s deputies recently drew a round of applause from the neighbors of Walton County residents Jimmy Ray Thomas and Kayla M. Ailey.

The ovation came as deputies were escorting the pair out of their Choctaw Kayla M. AileyBeach home to cart them off to jail on charges of producing and distributing methamphetamine.

“The entire neighborhood knew what this man was doing and they wanted him behind bars,” Sheriff Mike Adkinson said in a news release.

Adkinson verbally applauded his own narcotics officers who, he said “put together an air tight case” against Thomas.

“No one is untouchable,” said Adkinson.

The probation officers entered Thomas’ Juniper Drive home on Oct. 1 and found “a glass pyrex dish with a white powder on it,” according to an arrest report.

Officers recognized the powder as meth residue and contacted the Walton County Sheriff’s Office, which obtained a search warrant.

Deputies searching the premises found meth, marijuana and the pseudoephedrine used to make meth, the arrest report said.

Thomas, 46, and Ailey, 24, were charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, trafficking in methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia, the news release said.


MUNCIE – Two Anderson women were arrested on methamphetamine-related charges Thursday after police were called to a disturbance at a southside motel.

City officers said they arrived at the Red Carpet Inn, 3400 S. Madison St., about 11:20 a.m. after receiving a complaint that a woman – later identfied as Alaina Joy Willis, 22 – was causing problems in a guest’s room.635806052907625848-Alaina-Willis

Authorities said they approached Willis in the parking lot, where she was standing next to a van driven by Tabitha Nicole Carson, 20.

Carson was arrested, initially for resisting law enforcement, after she struggled with police and refused to surrender her cellphone, an affidavit said.

Investigators said they found many items used in the production of meth – including sulfuric acident, lye and lithium batteries – in Carson’s van, along with six bags containing a white substance later determined to be meth. Also recovered was a box of .380-caliber ammunition.

Both women were preliminarily charged with possession of meth and possession of precursors, and were being held Friday in the Delawae County jail. Along with the resisting charge, Carson was also charged with maintaining a common nuisance.

Willis told police she had communicated earlier in the day via Facebook with a man who reported he was at the motel.


The Henderson County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 46-year-old Malakoff woman at a Log Cabin-area residence on Thursday for drug offenses.

Christina Leann Reynolds was booked into the Henderson County Jail for delivery of a controlled substance (1 gram to 4 grams). The charge is a second-degree felony.

She was also charged with possession of marijuana, under 2 ounces, a class B misdemeanor. Bond on Reynolds was set at $10,000.

According to HCSO reports, on Thursday, Henderson County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Investigators Kendell Wellman and Kay Langford received information that Reynolds was distributing methamphetamine at her residence on County Road 1411 in the Log Cabin area. Wellman obtained a narcotics search warrant from 173rd District Judge Dan Moore on the residence.

HCSO reports said officers executed the warrant at 1:30 p.m. Once inside the residence, investigators encountered Reynolds. She was found to be in possession of a quantity of suspected marijuana and methamphetamine. Items used for the packaging and distribution of narcotics were also found inside the residence. Reynolds was placed under arrest and transported to the Henderson County jail.

Officers involved in executing the warrant were, Wellman, Langford, Sheriff Ray Nutt, Chief Dep. Botie Hillhouse, Capt. Charlie Severn, Lt. David Faught, Investigators Brad Gray, Cayce Hampton, Wick Gabbard, Billy Valentine, Josh Rickman, Deputies Brad Beddingfield and Spencer Gray, and Henderson County Constable Precinct 5 Brad Miers.



A 48-year-old Hermiston man with a history of arrests is now facing felony rape and drug charges.

Morrow County Sheriff Ken Matlack said a deputy arrested Willie Lee McLemore, 48, at about 2:22 a.m. Tuesday in Irrigon and charged him with first-degree rape.

He said the sheriff’s office received a 9-1-1 call at 12:58 a.m. from a woman who said McLemore was visiting her residence and she awoke to him attempting to sexually assault her.

At 1:03 a.m., Matlack said, a deputy arrived at the residence in Green Acres Park for recreational vehicles, 80542 Paterson Ferry Road, and interviewed the woman. The deputy arrested McLemore and lodged him in the Umatilla County Jail in Pendleton on the rape charge with bail listed at $250,000, he said.

While at the jail, Hermiston police charged McLemore with drug and other charges from an incident earlier this month, chief Jason Edmiston said.

At about 5:10 p.m. Oct. 5, Edmiston said, McLemore was driving his red Ford pickup eastbound on East Ridgeway Avenue when he attempted to make a right turn onto Northeast Seventh Street, lost control of the vehicle and struck the curb and a parked motorcycle.

McLemore fled the scene on foot, Edmiston said, but a passenger in the pickup, Robyn Lynn Zook, remained at the scene until police arrived. Zook, 34, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for a misdemeanor failure to appear charge.

An inventory of the vehicle led to the discovery of a prescription bottle with 11 aluminum packages of methamphetamine, two plastic bags of methamphetamine, a digital scale and a Sand Station registration form containing McLemore’s name, Edmiston said. The vehicle was impounded with a police hold.

Edmiston said an officer checked in with McLemore’s probation officer Oct. 7, who informed him McLemore had five outstanding warrants for his arrest. McLemore, however, remained on the lam until he was arrested in Irrigon.

A Hermiston officer interviewed McLemore at the jail, Edmiston said, and charged him with possession of methamphetamine, manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance, reckless driving, driving uninsured, driving while license suspended or revoked and hit and run.

Edmiston said McLemore has been arrested 25 times and cited 127 times over the years for “anything and everything,” including assault, harassment, drugs, burglary and trespassing.

“Mr. McLemore is a known frequent flier, chronic offender over the years from petty crimes to what now appears to be a sex crime,” he said.

McLemore has been charged by the Hermiston, Umatilla and Stanfield police departments and the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office, Edmiston said, and was also involved in a sex crime investigation by Stanfield Police Department in 2011.



An investigation that began in June has resulted in Etowah County authorities arresting five people and seizing about a pound-and-a-half of methamphetamine they say was being distributed by members of a family.

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Etowah County Drug Enforcement Unit Commander Rob Savage announced today the results of “Operation Beamer,” which began following a tip from a traffic stop made by a young patrol officer this summer. Arrests were made over the last 10 days. In the process, investigators say they took a high grade brand of meth off the streets valued at as much as $70,000.

“This was the same family, working together in concerted effort,” Savage said.

The five people arrested were:

  • Jeffrey Beam, charged with three counts of trafficking.
  • Jamie Beam, charged with two counts of trafficking.
  • Justin Beam, one count of trafficking.
  • Justin Lowe, one count of trafficking, two counts of drug possession.
  • John Nelson, two counts of trafficking.

Authorities are also looking for two others – Matthew Beam, wanted on one count of trafficking, and Kenneth Humphries, wanted on distribution charges.

Etowah Drug Enforcement Unit Commander Rob Savage and District Attorney Jody Willoughby announced a coordinated operation that seized about a pound-and-a-half of methamphetamine

Most of the members of the group were related either by blood or marriage, Savage said. The drug activity was situated in the Alabama City and Mill Village areas of Gadsden and involved wholesale distribution of methamphetamine produced in Mexico.

Working in the operation were the DEU, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Etowah County Sheriff’s Office, the Etowah County District Attorney’s Office, and police departments in Gadsden, Southside, Attalla and Rainbow City.

“We think this will slow the flow into our area,” District Attorney Jody Willoughby said. “We think this is a knockout, and we will likely see more knockouts in the future.”

Savage said the operation also highlights a “disturbing trend” in north Alabama involving methamphetamine. In recent months, drug enforcement officials have noted the resurgence of heroin, and had noticed a rise in price for meth. As recently as a year ago, methamphetamine was going for as much as $2,000 an ounce as it was less available, he said.

Now, the price is now in the $900 to $1,200 an ounce price range, meaning that a larger supply of methamphetamine is making its way back into the region.



30 people were arrested on Thursday by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office as a result of a year-long methamphetamine investigation.

On October 15, the Washington County Westside Interagency Narcotics Team, with the cooperation of federal, state and local agencies, executed 18 search warrants around the metropolitan area.

The investigation began more than a year ago, according to police. Investigators learned a drug trafficking organization that was transporting methamphetamine from Washington County to Mexico.

Police then found that the drug-trafficking organization was widespread, affecting more than five counties. 12 search warrants were served on Thursday, along two more that were served on Friday and four others that were served previously.

While serving the warrants, officials seized more than 26 lbs. of methamphetamine, 19 firearms, approximately $90,000 in cash and cocaine.

Police also found what they said was a large cockfighting operation at a property on SW Farmington Road. During a search of the property on Thursday, investigators found more than 1,600 chickens, most of which were used for cockfighting.

There was also a vast amount of stolen property found at various locations, including guns and a $3,000 bicycle.

66 people were investigated as part of the probe, leading to the arrest of 30 individuals.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office worked with 20 other law enforcement organizations as part of the probe, including the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the U.S. Marshals Service, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the FBI, the Portland Police Bureau and the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office, among others.


JACKSBORO, Tn. (WATE) – A woman in Tennessee was charged with aggravated child abuse and neglect after her baby was found in the woods.

Virginia Cora-Lee Seal, 25, admitted to Campbell County deputies she was high on Virginia Cora-Lee Sealmethamphetamine. She said she took her child into the woods and give the child to a man in a blue fireman’s jacket with her dad’s voice.

The baby was found Friday morning near the woods in Tennessee. Deputies said child appeared to be around 2 years old and had fresh cuts and bruises.

Kristen Dutton contacted law enforcement after she found the child with a pink blanket. She said her co-worker Jessica Miller had spotted the child near one of the Wagging Tails Pet Resort dog lots where they both worked. Eric Collin, who lives nearby, also told deputies he woke up to the child crying at around 8:30 a.m. Friday.

The child was taken to receive medical treatment by the Department of Child Services. During that time, deputies received a call from dispatch that a city employee said the child was possibly his grandchild.

At 335 Ridenour Lane, deputies were flagged down by Seal who said she was high when she took her child into the woods, but said she was not high at the time she flagged them down. She said she hoped the fireman she gave her baby to was her dad.

Deputies transported Seal to the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office for booking. While they were telling her of her charges she said she was high on methamphetamine.


CUMMING — A 24-year-old woman who was originally arrested for possession of methamphetamine added to her charges after deputies discovered she had smuggled some $700 worth of the drug into the new Forsyth County Jail.Ramey_Kimberly

According to the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, a narcotics detective found through a post-booking investigation that Kimberley Doris Ramey had hidden about 7 grams, or 70 doses, of the drug in her private area.

The area is not part of a routine search and was why the drugs were not discovered the day before when she was process and booked, according to the sheriff’s office.

After a traffic stop Oct. 1, Ramey was arrested for possession of meth and use of drug-related objects, for which her bond was set at $11,715.

However, the north Forsyth woman remains in custody because her bond was surrendered for the charge of crossing guard lines with a controlled substance.

On Oct. 2, she also was charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute.

Ramey had no prior arrests in the county.

Officials with the sheriff’s office said they could not recall a similar incident occurring at the old detention center or the new jail, which opened last month in downtown Cumming.


 • CBP officers at the Mariposa Port of Entry referred a 15-year-old Nogales girl for further inspection when she tried to enter the country through a pedestrian lane. After a drug-sniffing dogPortrait of 12 year old Alexa Gonzalez who was hand cuffed, arrested, and booked for doodling on a desk at JHS 190 on Monday 2/1/10.   Original Filename: DSC_2820.jpgalerted to the presence of drugs under her clothing, officers found just more than a pound of methamphetamine worth more than $3,100.

• At about the same time and same crossing, CBP officers referred a 16-year-old female pedestrian for further inspection. A drug-sniffing dog alerted to the presence of drugs beneath her clothing, and officers found nearly a pound of meth worth just more than $2,900.



A 21-year-old man has appeared in court after authorities intercepted a shipment of drugs that could be used to make millions of dollars of methamphetamine.

Customs Investigations manager Maurice O’Brien said 14.6 kilograms of ephedrine was 1444959596936discovered in a courier package, which had come from Malaysia, at the Air Cargo Inspections Facility in Auckland last month.

The ephedrine could be used to make methamphetamine with a street value of up to $7 million, O’Brien said.

Investigators tracked the package to a property in Yaldhurst, Canterbury, and arrested a 21-year-old man, on Thursday.

Jiaxuan Li, 21, a cook, appeared in Christchurch District Court on Friday charged with the importation and possession for supply of a class B controlled drug, namely ephedrine.

He was released on bail and scheduled to reappear in the court on November 5.

The court heard that Li, who speaks Mandarin and requires an interpreter, was in New Zealand on a four year visa.

Lawyer Tony Garrett said there was a strong possibility his client would defend the charges.

O’Brien said the drug bust was a “major win” for the people of Canterbuy.

“The cost of the social harm of this amount of methamphetamine to the community could be as much as $3 million.”


OCEANSIDE — A SWAT team found two dozen adults and three children living in a squalid Oceanside home where methamphetamine was seized this week, police said.

A 27-year-old man and a 39-year-old woman were arrested, each on charges of felony child endangerment and possessing meth for sale.

The raid took place about 5 a.m. Tuesday at a house on Penkea Drive off Hoover Street.

Oceanside police Lt. Leonard Cosby said the people streamed out of the 1,500-square-foot house when SWAT arrived.

“Apparently it was like a mass exodus,” he said. “They knew that there were additional people living in the house, maybe 10 or so. But they did not expect to have 24 people out of there.”

Officers found two ounces of meth packaged for sales, Cosby said.

He said the living conditions were unsanitary, prompting officers to call in county child protective services and city code enforcement. The three children were taken into protective custody.


HILLSDALE — Three men were arrested Tuesday in Hillsdale for a variety of methamphetamine-centric charges.jonesadaqKratzer

Dylan Jones and Jarin Kratzer, both 18, and Brandon Todd, 29, of Hillsdale were charged with conspiracy to manufacture meth and maintaining a drug lab. In addition, Todd and Jones were charged with possession of marijuana.

It’s alleged that Jones and Kratzer bought meth components — including salt, acid, filters, batteries, lye, cold packs and pseudoephedrine — for Todd to cobble together into a finished methamphetamine product at his home on Manning Street.

But when the owner of the house Todd was living in found out, he contacted the authorities.

According to Hillsdale County Prosecutor Neal Brady, Todd’s brother called police “because Brandon had overstayed his welcome” and because he had recently “brought in a duffel bag full of meth materials.”

Brady said that Jones and Kratzer helped to purchase the materials and ingredients, anticipating the making of a meth cook “somewhere” — but, at the time of the arrests, no meth had been manufactured at the Manning Street home.

Jones is currently on probation for his 2015 convictions of firearm larceny and breaking and entering a vehicle. Kratzer is also on probation for a 2015 larceny charge. Each of the conspiracy and maintaining charges could earn the defendants 20 years apiece, while the marijuana charges could add as much as a year to Jones and Todd’s consequences.

The three co-defendants were arraigned Wednesday and held on $75,000 bond each with 10 percent allowed.


A Bloomfield man accused of driving under the influence of methamphetamine and causing a crash that killed a Spencer man in mid-September, is facing felony charges in two counties.

Shawn Kenneth Toon, age 31 at the time of the crash on Tuesday, September 15, was airlifted from the scene to IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.2459130-L

Scott Wilding, 46, from Spencer, died on the crash scene as a result of his injuries.

The crash occurred on US 231, north of State Road 46, in the Spencer area, just before 5:30 p.m.

The ISP reported Wilding was driving a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck northbound from Spencer/SR 46 when he was hit by a southbound 1999 Ford Ranger truck driven by Toon. According to the ISP, Toon’s truck crossed over the center line for unknown reasons. After the crash, both lanes of US 231 were closed for a time in the area of Knowels Drive.

Personnel from the Spencer Police Department, the Owen County Fire Department and the Owen County Coroner’s Office responded to the scene along with the Indiana State Police.

The investigation launched by ISP has led to criminal cases filed against Toon in both Greene and Owen counties.

In the Owen County case, ISP Trooper Randall VanArsdale prepared a probable cause affidavit reporting that following the crash, the Greene County Sheriff’s Department started receiving information about Toon possibly having methamphetamine with him during the crash. That led to a search warrant being issued for Toon’s truck which had been towed to a local impound lot. The warrant was executed and officers reported finding a large amount of U.S. currency, multiple baggies of methamphetamine, controlled substances, and other equipment and paraphernalia.

When Toon was interviewed, he allegedly admitted that had been smoking methamphetamine during a drive between Indianapolis toward Bloomfield, then said he must have blacked out at the time of the crash.

In the Owen County case, Toon is facing the following counts: Operating a vehicle with a Schedule II controlled substance in blood causing death, a Level 5 Felony; dealing in methamphetamine, a Level 5 Felony; possession of methamphetamine, a Level 6 Felony; and possession of paraphernalia, a Class A Misdemeanor.

In the Greene County case, ISP Trooper Richard Klun prepared a probable cause affidavit reporting that he was assisting Trooper VanArsdale with the above interview with Toon, conducted at the Owen County Sheriff’s Department, when Toon advised that he had methamphetamine and a smoking device in the microwave at his residence located at 883 East Scotland-Newberry Road, Bloomfield. Klun noted that Toon gave consent for the trooper to search his home, which was unlocked. Klun and Trooper Zach Parker then traveled to Toon’s house where they located the substance and smoking device.

In the Greene County case, Toon is facing the following counts: Possession of methamphetamine, a Level 6 Felony; maintaining a common nuisance, a Level 6 Felony; and possession of paraphernalia, a Class C Misdemeanor.


East Helena police say a 43-year-old woman arrested on a warrant admitted to having methamphetamine in her bra.

Michelle Anne Bockmiller faces a felony charge of possession of dangerous drugs.

“Bockmiller uttered, unsolicited, that she did have ‘meth’ (methamphetamine) concealed in her bra. She further stated that, ‘It’s not mine though,'” the arresting officer wrote.

Court documents do not note to whom the drugs allegedly belonged.

The East Helena officer saw Bockmiller, who was wanted on a warrant, at a gas station on West Main Street at about 1 a.m. Monday. It was after the officer took her into custody and denied her request to use the restroom that Bockmiller blurted out about her undergarments, charging documents say.

Once at the jail, officers found a small wrapper containing a white, powdery substance in Bockmiller’s bra, the documents note.

Bockmiller is being held in lieu of $5,000 bond.