Comments Off on Danielle Jones, 27, Sarah Singleton, 25, and Glenda Skains, 52, Arrested After Distributing, Delivering Methamphetamine at Bosque County Dollar General Store

VALLEY MILLS — 3 suspects were arrested for distributing methamphetamine from a Dollar General Store.

The Bosque County Sheriff’s Office had been conducting an investigation into possible drug activity at the Dollar General Store located at 1202 Texas Highway 6. During the investigation,kl;hi;ghi;ghiol narcotics were purchased from inside of the store from store employees on 2 separate occasions.

On January 5, 2016, officers executed search and arrest warrants at the store at 9:15 a.m. During this time, officers found 3.6 grams of meth inside of a vehicle along with a firearm. A suspect was taken into custody.

A short time later 2 more suspects delivered a large quantity of methamphetamine to the store and were arrested in the parking lot.

Danielle Jones, 27, Sarah Singleton, 25, and Glenda Skains, 52, have been identified as the suspects.

All 3 were transported and booked into the Bosque County Jail.

The case remains under investigation and the names of the suspects will not be released pending further investigation.



Comments Off on Jennifer Russell, Carrie Highlan, Emily Mathews, Diana Buckmaster Donald Samuelson, Joshua Buckmaster, and Martin Camp arrested in South Haven on Methamphetamine charges

SOUTH HAVEN | Seven people were arrested Tuesday after the Porter County Drug Unit discovered a meth lab in a home.568db1d1308a1_image568db1d16a228_image

Members of the Porter County Drug Unit, assisted by the Porter County Sheriff’s Department and Indiana State Police Clandestine Drug Lab Team, executed a search warrant about 2 a.m. at a home in the 300 block of Clear Creek Drive.

Drug Unit director Laurie Jolley said they received a tip about possible active methamphetamine manufacturing at the home.

A search of the home turned up a meth lab, Jolley said. Evidence to indicate other criminal activity was also gathered, she said.568db1d143018_image568db1d0b5186_image

Seven people in the home were arrested. Donald Samuelson, Joshua Buckmaster, Jennifer Russell, Carrie Highlan, Emily Mathews, Diana Buckmaster and Martin Camp have been charged, by the Porter County Prosecutor’s Office with possession of a narcotic drug, possession of methamphetamine, visiting a common nuisance and possession of a hypodermic needle.

Jolley said Samuelson and Camp face the more serious charges involving the manufacturing of methamphetamine.

Jolley said the Porter County Drug Unit encourages residents to report suspected drug activity by calling (219) 465-3629.

Due to the extremely dangerous and toxic nature of methamphetamine manufacturing the Drug Unit warns residents to avoid contact with such suspected activity and immediately report this information to your local law enforcement agency.



Comments Off on Sex offender, Robert E. Propp, 29, of McCook, convicted of groping woman; Previously convicted for attempted possession of Methamphetamine

McCOOK, Neb. — A registered sex offender who groped a local flower delivery woman was subsequently convicted on his second offense for sexual assault in Red Willow County in less than two years.

The offender, 29-year-old Robert E. Propp of 712 E. Third Street, was sentenced to 90 days in jail in late October following his most recent conviction for third degree sexual assault. The 2512980-Lconviction stemmed from an offense occurring in McCook in February of 2015. Propp was also ordered to serve 24 months probation and was given credit at sentencing for 52 days in jail already served.

According to court documents, the 26-year-old victim was attempting to deliver flowers to Propp’s mother when he grabbed her buttocks and then her crotch.

Propp was already a registered sex offender at the time of the assault and the Nebraska Sex Offender Registry indicates he has since relocated to Grand Island. The registry lists a Grand Island address for Propp as of July of 2015.

Red Willow County Court documents list his address as 712 E. Third Street and investigators indicated he was residing at the address with his mother at the time of the assault.

Propp was ordered to register as a sex offender in June of 2014 following a similar groping of a McCook woman working at The Bottle Shop. Propp was subsequently convicted of third degree sexual assault and ordered to serve 45 days in jail.

Propp has a lengthy criminal history in Red Willow County dating back to 2002 and including convictions for theft, attempted possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, drunk driving and other offenses.

The Hall County Sheriff’s Department filed a felony complaint against Propp in September alleging he failed to report a change of employment in Grand Island, as required per his status as a sex offender. Propp was subsequently arrested for the violation and is facing a Class 3A felony.

A show cause hearing is scheduled in the case at 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 23, 2016, in Hall County.


Comments Off on Domestic violence call results in locating first alleged Methamphetamine lab of the year in Athens County

Law enforcement responding to a possible domestic violence call on Tuesday afternoon located an alleged one pot methamphetamine lab at the residence.

Athens County Sheriff Rodney Smith said that his office responded to 9310 Stagecoach Road on two occasions Tuesday regarding domestic violence and a possible methamphetamine lab.

While at the residence Lt. John Morris was reportedly alerted by witnesses to a bottle in the refrigerator that was potentially a meth lab. Morris was able to identify the bottle as a 568d85be5a8e0_imagesuspected one-pot methamphetamine lab and cleared the residence.

Twelve juveniles, ranging in age from five months to 17 years of age, lived at the residence according to Smith.

Evidence of the suspected meth lab and statements from witnesses were collected, with Lt. Morris and Lt. Jimmy Heater turning the scene over to the Major Crimes Unit for processing.

Chemical samples were collected from the scene with charges expected to be presented to a future grand jury. Illegal manufacture of drugs is a second degree felony, which can be elevated to a first degree felony due to the presence of children at the residence.

The suspect in the case was not at the scene at the time, but has been identified.

“This is the first methamphetamine lab of the year and I would like to thank everyone who responded to take care of an unusual situation that involved a lab in the home with this many juveniles,” Smith stated in a news release.

Athens County Children Services and the Richland Area Volunteer Fire Department were also called to the scene.



Comments Off on 3 highest-ranking Bandidos leaders, Fay Pike, 60, of Conroe, John Xavier Portillo, 56, and Justin Cole Forster, 31, of San Antonio, arrested on federal racketeering and Methamphetamine and drug distribution charges

SAN ANTONIO – Three highest-ranking leaders of the Bandidos Outlaw Motorcycle Organization were arrested Wednesday on federal charges.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, national president Jeffrey Fay Pike, 60, of Conroe, national vice president John Xavier Portillo, 56, of San Antonio and national sergeant at arms Justin Cole Forster, 31, of San Antonio were indicted on federal racketeering and drug distribution charges.920x920ff

The suspects are accused of directing, sanctioning, approving and permitting other members of the organization to carry out racketeering acts including murder, attempted murder, assault, intimidation, extortion and drug trafficking to protect and enhance the organization’s power, territory, reputation and profits.

“Today’s arrests have struck a significant blow to the Bandidos’ criminal enterprise,” U.S. Attorney Richard L. Durbin Jr. for the Western District of Texas said.

After the arrests, the FBI and DEA agents lined the streets surrounding a home on Paula Drive and Jupe Drive on the city’s Southeast Side. It’s near Rigsby Avenue and W.W. White Road. Neighbors said the home belonged to John Portillo, but that they believe they’d seen Forster there as well. Agents scoured the house for hours on Wednesday, often walking out with bags of evidence.1024x1024vbxbx1024x1024yhjfjf

According to the indictment, beginning in 2013, the Bandidos declared it was “at war” with the Cossacks OMO. The indictment specifically alleges a number of violent acts committed by Bandidos members in furtherance of the “war.” The indictment also alleges that in 2014, Portillo received methamphetamine from Colorado-area Bandidos members and that Forster was selling ounce quantities of methamphetamine.

Pike is also charged with one count of interference with commerce by extortion.

Portillo is also charged with two substantive VICAR counts, plus one count each of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, and interference with commerce by extortion.

Forster is also charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, two counts of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, and one count of interference with commerce by extortion.

To read the federal indictment, click here.



Comments Off on Investigation of Methamphetamine ring leads to 55 indictments in Wood County

The Wood County Sheriff’s Office recently wrapped up an 11-month probe into a large methamphetamine distribution network. The multi-agency investigation resulted in 55 federal indictments of multiple defendants from Wood County. The indictments were for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and for use of firearms to further that crime.

The investigation included help from agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, along with special agents with the Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigations Department and resulted in seizure of more than a pound of methamphetamine.

“This investigation is a great example of multiple agencies working together to benefit all the citizens of Wood County. My office remains committed to using all necessary resources to make sure the street of our county remain safe,” Wood County Sheriff Jim Brown said.



Today Everett Court District Judge Anthony Howard ruled there was probable cause to hold 19-year-old Jerrica Schreib and 42-year-old Donald Coons on half-a million dollars bail each baby-B-181x300for Criminal Mistreatment in the first degree of a

According to probable cause for arrest paperwork filed by Everett Police, At 5:46 AM on December 18, 2015 a 9-1-1 call was made for the fire department to check on an unresponsive 3-month-old baby at a room in the Far West Motel on Evergreen Way in Everett. Upon their arrival firefighters called Everett Police.

According to the probable cause paperwork filed by police the baby was taken first to Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett and then airlifted to Children’s Hospital in Seattle when the baby was later pronounced deceased.

In court papers the 3-month-old baby was identified as MMS and reportedly had a suspicious, severe spiral fracture to the arm, rib fractures that varied from new to old, a large gaping gash to the chin, a laceration to her liver, pneumonia and meningitis.

The probable cause paperwork says the fractured arm happened weeks prior to moving into the Far West Motel in Everett. Police were told during two days at the motel the baby’s condition degraded to the point of her having difficulty breathing, not being able to move her head and refusing food. The couple reportedly argued over calling 9-1-1 until other children staying with the couple told them the baby might die.far-west-A-300x200

It was also written by Everett Police in the paperwork that the Children’s Hospital Child Abuse Team reported that there was no way the baby had been seen by any Doctor anywhere because they would have immediately called the police. They also stated reference her arm fracture, that the baby “Would be inconsolable every time you changed her, fed her, and dressed her. This baby was tortured; there is no way anyone didn’t know what was going on with this baby”. They also stated the laceration under her chin could not have originated as a milk rash.

You can read the entire Probable Cause document by clicking the link below. Please note it contains material that may be disturbing to the reader.

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Everett Police worked on their interviews and investigation before arresting the couple on New Year’s Day. The Prosecutor has until the end of the week to file charges or release the couple.





Baby who died tested positive for meth, Everett Police say


EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Everett Police say a 3-month old girl who died last month had tested positive for methamphetamine.Lt. Ryan Dalberg said Tuesday that the baby was tested at a hospital before she died. Court documents say the baby also had a broken arm, broken ribs, a black eye, pneumonia and meningitis.

Dalberg says investigators are trying to determine who caused her injuries and how the drugs got into her system.

The Daily Herald reports that authorities took the baby on Dec. 18 after her mother called 911 to say the girl was listless and unresponsive.

Court documents say the baby had a broken arm, ribs, a black eye, pneumonia and meningitis. She died at the hospital, documents say.

The 19-year-old mother, Jerrica Schreib, and her 42-year-old boyfriend Donald Coons were arrested Friday in Everett on investigation of criminal mistreatment of a child. Bail was set at $500,000 each.

Three older children are in state custody.

Coons’ attorney has said his client has had no criminal convictions since 2004. Schreib’s attorney has said she had no criminal history.


Comments Off on Kimberly Peele, 47, of Dickinson, implicated in Methamphetamine, sex acts with a minor, 16-year-old girl, sentenced to four years

Dickinson resident Kimberly Peele, 47, was visibly upset as she was sentenced Tuesday morning for her part in a meth-fueled sex incident involving a minor that occurred in March.

Peele was arrested after she was discovered with her husband, Richard Peele, and Dickinson resident Brendin Poirier, 26, along with a 16-year-old girl and methamphetamine, in a room 0106%20Kimberly%20Peeleat the Relax Inn in Dickinson. Assistant State’s Attorney James Hope said Richard Peele died sometime in late summer.

Police stated the juvenile later said she had partaken in sexual activity with Kimberly Peele and Poirier in the room while she was high on meth.

The Peeles were charged with the Class C felonies of possession of methamphetamine and possession of meth paraphernalia, as well as the Class A felony of delivering meth to a minor.

Poirier and Kimberly Peele each faced three counts of corruption of a minor, with Richard Peele facing one. All are Class C felonies.

“I should have acted like an adult,” Kimberly said through sobs to retired Southwest District Judge Zane Anderson. “I’m truly sorry that it ever happened.”

Anderson ordered that Peele serve four years with the North Dakota State Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation with credit for time served for the corruption of a minor charges, as well as a concurrent five years imprisonment suspended for seven years for the meth-related charges. During the latter period, she will be on supervised probation.

Peele will also have to register as a sex offender.



Comments Off on Methamphetamine Lab Discovered in Christ Town Ministries Halfway House in Quincy

A meth lab is discovered in a home for men battling addiction.

It happened New Year’s eve on South Duval Street in Quincy and police are still looking for the suspect.meth+lab43

“Police officers… they were everywhere, everywhere, everywhere.”

Neighbors say they thought it was a gas leak that brought a bevy of police, firefighters and men in hazmat suits to South Duval Street New Year’s eve, not a meth lab.

“It’s scary. It really is,” a neighbor said. “I’ve heard stories of how they blow up.”

The warehouse now houses a residential program for Christ Town Ministries – a year long program which helps men battling addiction.

Quincy’s Police Chief says a staff member discovered the drugs and called police.

“It did turn out to be the case someone was trying to manufacture meth,” Chief Glenn Sapp said.

We spoke to Laura Wells, the co-pastor of Christ Town Ministries.

“There’s probably not a family out there that has not experienced somebody in their family that has been touched by the devastating effects of drugs and alcohol,” Wells said.

Wells says about a dozen men live in the building and staff periodically searches the residence.

She stresses it is a drug rehab program that tries to get men’s lives back on track.

“It’s drug and alcohol rehab, so it’s a peril of what we do… some are not going to quit,” Wells said, “which is why we do what we do. We’ll periodically check to make sure that there is nothing there.”

Quincy’s Police Chief says they do have a suspect, but they have not arrested him and they are not releasing his name.





Comments Off on Montana Murder Suspects, Sarah Rae McKnight, 32, of Trout Creek, and Scott Austin Price, 37, of Billings, Have Ties to White Supremacy, Methamphetamine

A man and a woman –– described in court document as being involved with methamphetamine and white supremacists –– are in custody following separate murders and assaults last month in western and eastern Montana.combine_images

One of the murder victims was a 78-year-old Vietnam veteran, described as someone who would go out of his way to help less-fortunate and homeless people in Miles City, Mont. The other murder victim was a 56-year-old woman, a polio survivor, who held a minimum-wage job cleaning motel rooms in Missoula.

The suspects, Scott Austin Price, 37, of Billings, Mont., and Sarah Rae McKnight, 32, of Trout Creek, Mont., were arrested in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, on Dec. 22. They are both are now charged with killing housekeeper Lonette Marie Keehner as she cleaned a room at a Super 8 motel in Missoula, Mont.  Just moments earlier, Price is accused of seriously stabbing another woman in a nearby grocery store parking lot.

That homicide and assault occurred after Price fled Miles City, in eastern Montana, where he was identified and charged in the Dec. 14 murder of military veteran Ed Martin, the suspect’s former landlord, and in the assault-kidnapping of the victim’s wife, Helen Martin, and stealing $4,000 from the couple’s home safe.  McKnight is not charged in that case because she was elsewhere in Montana at the time, facing federal counterfeiting charges.

After both homicides, Price is accused of stealing the victims’ vehicles, court documents allege. Price became a fugitive after absconding from state parole supervision Dec. 3 in Billings, Mont., the records say.

He is now charged with homicides in Custer and Missoula counties, along with assorted other felonies, including aggravated kidnapping, assault and tampering with physical evidence. McKnight is only charged in connection with the Missoula homicide and assault.

Court documents say McKnight knew Price through ties to white supremacy groups which aren’t publicly identified. “She knew Price through her husband and, according to their presence on social media, all claimed white supremacist ties,” charging documents say.

Sarah McKnight also is known as Sarah Rae Pautz and Sarah Larson, court documents say. Documents disclose that McKnight-Larson “met up with Price” in Great Falls the previous week and was told he was “on the run” after committing a murder in Miles City.

She connected with the murder fugitive a day after the Miles City murder, apparently immediately after federal prosecutors agreed to release her from jail without bond during her Dec. 15 U.S. District Court arraignment as Sarah Rae Larson on five counts of passing counterfeit money in Montana, court records show.

During their time together, McKnight-Larson told investigators she and Price “were regularly using methamphetamine.”





Comments Off on 22 Women and men arrested following Methamphetamine bust in Odessa; 13 pounds seized

ODESSA, TX (KWES) – State, Local and federal officials have been investigating the meth ring operation since August of last year. They have made 22 arrests so far, but say they are still looking for suspects.

Authorities believe two brothers, Moises and Jose Ramirez, were running the ring throughout the city of Odessa, northern districts of Texas, northern California and Oregon.

Tuesday morning, law enforcement made seven more arrests in connection with the ring. The investigation began when the DEA in Portland sent a tip to the Midland DEA office.

Authorities found that the operation was smuggling crystal meth and liquid meth from Mexico for distribution in the Permian Basin. They were also transporting the meth to Portland and northern California.

Since August authorities have ceased 13 pounds of methamphetamine and 10 firearms. The ring is also accused of bringing hydroponic marijuana from Oregon for distribution in the area.

“It’s not something that historically we have seen a lot here in the Midland-Odessa Area. Usually the organizations we see here are organizations whose criminal activity is exclusive to this part of Texas,” said Special Agent Will Glaspy of the U.S. DEA.

The investigation into the ring was conducted by DEA agents in Midland, El Paso, and Oregon with assistance from the Midland County Sheriff’s Office, Midland Police Department, Ector County Sheriff’s Office, DPS and Homeland Security Investigations.

The seven people arrested today along with 15 others have been charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine. They could be facing anywhere between 10 to life in federal prison.

Police say they are still searching for others involved.

The list of arrests include:

  • 51-year-old John Flores of Odessa
  • 39-year-old Julian Ruiz of Odessa
  • 49-year-old Bonnie Aguilar of Odessa
  • 35-year-old Argentina Lujan of Odessa
  • 29-year-old Raul Gardea of Odessa
  • 39-year-old Toby Eaton of Odessa
  • 37-year-old Deidra Elaine Acosta of Odessa
  • 39-year-old Mauro Delgado of Odessa
  • 41-year-old Paul Levario of Odessa
  • 19-year-old Oscar Escudero of Odessa
  • 21-year-old Manuel Perez of Odessa
  • 21-year-old Juan Daniel Vega of Odessa
  • 26-year-old Raul Robles of Odessa
  • 36-year-old Janet Perez of Cornelius, Oregon
  • 63-year-old Jose Luis Miranda Ramirez of El Paso
  • 62-year-old Mercedes Garcia De Ramirez of El Paso
  • 43-year-old Henry Andrade Sr. of El Paso
  • 30-year-old Monica Del Carmen Berumen Lopez of El Paso
  • 38-year-old Martin Llanez of Odessa
  • 26-year-old Chastity Grooms of Odessa



Comments Off on Lincoln police were searching for homicide suspect, 24-year-old Matthew Pavey, before shooting of James Carr; Known to sell several ounces of Methamphetamine a day

Lincoln police had spent the days prior to James Carr’s death looking for the man investigators now say killed him on Monday morning.

The search for 24-year-old Matthew Pavey began when police received a complaint that he had threatened his former roommate with a gun, Police Chief Jim Peschong said Tuesday afternoon.568b3bc937c15_image

“We were real concerned about this guy and were advising officers to be cautious, but we were searching for him,” Peschong said.

Police arrested Carr’s girlfriend, Tiffany Welch, Tuesday afternoon as an accessory in his death.

Just before midnight on Dec. 29, Carr, who was Pavey’s former roommate called police to say he’d been threatened by Pavey, who left before officers arrived.

The former roommate said he was staying at a friend’s house when Pavey knocked on the door and began yelling. The 25-year-old man told police that Pavey was aggressive, so he grabbed a baseball bat and walked onto the porch. He told police Pavey reached into his sweatshirt and acted as if he had a gun. When asked if he had a gun, Pavey is accused of saying, ‘Yeah, I’ll shoot your ass,’” court documents say.

Police found Pavey at 1:12 p.m. Monday, two hours after Carr was found dead of multiple gunshot wounds outside a home on the 1300 block of North 20th Street.

Investigators believe as many as seven shots were fired minutes before someone called 911. An autopsy, which was being conducted on Tuesday, will provide details on how many times Carr was hit, Peschong said.

The cause of the shooting is under investigation, Peschong said, but the 27-year-old Carr, described as a transient, had an ongoing feud with Pavey.

On Wednesday, Police Officer Katie Flood said investigators think Welch lured Carr to the scene.568ab8d45bdd8_image

Witnesses who were in the North 20th Street house with Carr on Monday morning said Pavey knocked on the door. Court documents say Carr opened the door and asked Pavey if they needed “to take it out front or out back.” Witnesses said Carr then went outside, shut the door and about 30 seconds later, they heard gunshots.

From Carr’s cellphone, police found text messages to a friend shortly before the shooting about Pavey being at the house. The friend later told police that Pavey tried to rob Carr about a week ago near 27th and Dudley streets and that Carr had confronted Pavey four days prior to the shooting.

Peschong said Pavey is well known to Lincoln officers, who had 23 contacts with the man in 2015. He said Pavey, who lists addresses of 1310 N. 25th St. and 919 G St. in court documents, is in a local gang of about 40 people.

Pavey was out on bail following his arrest on drug charges last fall. His bond was set at $7,500, and he paid 10 percent and left jail Oct. 26.

In court documents related to an October search of his G Street apartment, police quoted informants who described Pavey as “the biggest drug dealer” they knew in Lincoln and said Pavey is known to sell several ounces of methamphetamine a day.

When asked if police think Pavey is the city’s biggest drug dealer, Peschong said, “I would hesitate on going on a limb to say that.”

But Peschong said there was a “possible drug connection” between Pavey and Carr.

In the October warrant, officers said they had information that Pavey was in possession of dealer amounts of methamphetamine and stolen electronics and that he had allegedly been seen “with a piece of methamphetamine approximately the size of a pop can within the last few weeks.” When officers arrived to the G Street apartment, however, they only found meth residue and a couple pills.

Pavey was ultimately charged with three counts of possession of a controlled substance.

Since 2010, Pavey has been convicted of various charges including theft, unauthorized use of a financial device, possession of drug paraphernalia, multiple traffic violations, three counts of failure to appear, possession of marijuana and disturbing the peace.

He also has a case pending for a citation on possession of 10 to 28 grams of meth within 1,000 feet of a school and possession of a controlled substance.

Pavey was booked at the Lancaster County jail on suspicion of first-degree murder as well as use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony and terroristic threats. He is set to appear in court via video link at 2 p.m. Wednesday.

More arrests are possible following Monday’s shooting, Peschong said.

This is the first homicide of 2016 and the second killing in the last three months in Lincoln.

On Nov. 29, Ricky Randall Jr. was fatally shot inside a home near 48th and M streets. Three people were charged in connection with his death.





Lincoln police arrest Tiffany Sherry-Marie Welch, 21, in Monday homicide


Lincoln police have arrested a second person in the Monday shooting death of James Carr.

Tiffany Sherry-Marie Welch, 21, was arrested Tuesday afternoon on suspicion of accessory to murder, police said Wednesday morning.568d34647f233_image

Carr, 27, was found dead in an alley between 19th and 20th streets near Dudley Street. Police say he was shot about 11:30 a.m. by Matthew Pavey, who also is in custody.

Investigators continue to probe for a motive to the shooting, but police say Carr had an ongoing feud with Pavey, who remains jailed without bond on suspicion of first-degree murder. Police also say there was a possible drug connection between the two.

“It’s really heartbreaking to see it go like this,” said James’ brother Jason Carr on Tuesday while traveling from Miami to Lincoln.

“Especially when I had him coming back here (Miami), away from that scene once again, back to making money and changing his life in a right direction.”

James, who had struggled with methamphetamine problems and who had run-ins with Lincoln police, went to work with his 35-year-old brother in August after being released from jail, Jason Carr said.

Away from Lincoln, James Carr turned down offers to get high and acted like a big kid around his nephews, who referred to him as “Uncle Big Toe,” Jason Carr said.

He wanted people to like him, aspired to be a good dad to his three kids and laughed at everything, his brother said.

James’ struggles began when he fell in with the wrong crowd in Lincoln during his teenage years, Jason said.

Beginning in 2008, Jason Carr, who served two years in prison for a marijuana charge, tried to help his brother reform his life, he said.

Last year, they worked together for an air-duct cleaning company before James Carr returned to Lincoln and was back in trouble within two weeks, his brother said.

Change for James seemed around the corner, Jason Carr said. They had dreams of starting their own carnival games outfit and making a better life so they could see their kids more, he said.

Lincoln wasn’t where James wanted to call home permanently, but his kids kept him coming back, Jason said.

He wanted to be home with them for the holidays when he left Alabama in mid-November, his brother yelling at him, lecturing him and trying to convince him to come back to Miami to find work, Jason Carr said.

But James left anyway, telling his brother he would do everything he could to stay clean, Jason said.

James told his brother he planned to return to work Jan. 15 in West Palm Beach.

Now, his brother feels guilty he let him leave.

“I shouldn’t have let him go back” Jason Carr said.


Comments Off on Louisville Police: Daughter says she witnessed mom, Tonya McDaniel, 39, inject Methamphetamine with syringe

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — Police arrested a Louisville woman after officials say her daughter told them her mom had used illegal drugs.

Tonya McDaniel, 39, was arrested Sunday evening in the 200 block of Hiawatha Avenue, near Allmond Avenue, according to the official police report.Tonya McDaniel

Authorities say police responded to the scene after McDaniel’s daughter said she was concerned about the welfare of her younger brother.

Police say McDaniel’s daughter said, “She witnessed her mother injecting methamphetamine with a syringe.”

Authorities say two children were found inside the home.

Officials say McDaniel was found inside a run-down building in the backyard hiding in a closet.

Investigators say, “Baggies with white powder residue, two spoons with residue, multiple syringes and a box cutter with unknown residue” were found inside McDaniel’s purse during a search.

McDaniel is charged with endangering the welfare of a minor and possession of drug paraphernalia.

She is scheduled to appear in court on Monday.



Comments Off on Krinda Nivanna Lengacher, 21, of Billings, arrested for dealing Methamphetamine after controlled buys

A Billings woman was arrested for dealing meth after a sting operation last spring.

Krinda Nivanna Lengacher, 21, appeared in Yellowstone County Justice Court by video from the county jail Monday.568b27df24e8e_image

The Billings Police Department began investigating Lengacher after a confidential informant said a woman was dealing meth out of a room at the Lewis and Clark Motel in April.

The informant made a pair of controlled buys from Lengacher, using money provided by the police and while wearing a wire to record the transaction, according to court documents. The substance purchased both times tested positive as methamphetamine.

Lengacher was arrested on Jan. 1, according to the county jail roster. Documents don’t say why she wasn’t arrested earlier or how she was arrested.

Justice of the Peace David Carter set bond at $5,000 and ordered her to appear in District Court on Jan. 12. Lengacher is charged with two counts of felony criminal distribution of dangerous drugs.




Comments Off on James Leon Works Jr. sought after woman accuses him of kidnapping, raping her again in Hamilton County; Previously pleaded guilty to Methamphetamine possession

The man whose rape case led to the firing of a Chattanooga detective is accused of rape again — by the same alleged victim.

Fort Oglethorpe police issued warrants for James Leon Works Jr. on Thursday amid charges he kidnapped the woman inside the home of one of his family members. He is facing two counts of rape, eight counts of aggravated sodomy, one count of aggravated assault, one count of false imprisonment and one count of terroristic threats and acts.

Lt. Steve Blevins said Monday afternoon officers had not yet found

This is the second time in two years the woman has accused of Works of kidnapping and raping her. In May 2014, she said Works — a childhood friend — kept her in a Chattanooga motel room for several days.

During the investigation into that case, she said, Chattanooga detective Karl Fields tried to have sex with her. She said he pulled her into the bathroom of a Mexican restaurant while the two were supposed to be discussing her case. A man who identified himself as Fields also asked her in a text message for naked pictures — and that he was watching her from outside her home.

“Were you okay with the things that I did to you last night?” the man asked in a text message after the encounter at the Mexican restaurant. “I was wondering if I should have minimized my freakiness.”

Chattanooga police fired Fields on April 1.

That first case against Works fell apart. Cindy Schemel, a prosecutor brought in from Bradley County to handle the case, agreed to drop charges of possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a prohibited weapon, manufacturing of methamphetamine, aggravated kidnapping and rape.

In turn, Works pleaded guilty on July 7 to charges of possession of methamphetamine and assault. Works had been in jail from June 1, 2014, through July 6, 2015, according to Hamilton County court records, and his sentence on the plea deal was the time he had already spent behind bars.

Before the plea deal, the victim gave a detailed account of her assault. She told the Times Free Press in September 2014 she and Works had consensual sex several times. But in May 2014, she said, he wouldn’t let her leave their motel room.

When she tried, she said, Works choked her, kicked her, punched her, stomped on her, dragged her by her hair to the bathroom, stuck her head in the toilet and urinated on her. She said he also ran a small flame across her back, put out cigarettes on her tongue and raped her several times over the course of two days.

Schemel, however, said the charges against Works could not stick because the credibility of the victim was in question. The victim had been arrested for drug possession, and Schemel said the woman wrote letters to Works while he was in jail. She also said a videotaped sexual encounter between Works and the victim played in the defense’s favor.

“It was certainly consensual sex between the two at or around the same time [as the alleged rape],” Schemel said.

About five months after Schemel dropped most of the charges against Works, the victim showed up at the Fort Oglethorpe police station. She said Works raped her again.

Blevins said the woman’s throat was bruised and she had been bleeding from the side of her head. He also said she was injured on her chest, arms and legs.

She’s bruised up pretty much everywhere you can imagine,” Blevins said.

She told officers the latest assault occurred from Dec. 18-23. She said they began having consensual sex at the home of one of Works’ family members on Forrest Road. Blevins did not know when the two resumed their relationship.

But at some point while they were at the Forrest Road home, she said, she tried to leave. She said Works then threatened her with a handgun and a fixed-blade knife.

The woman told officers Works said police would not believe her anymore, that he would not have to go back to jail. The woman said Works raped her multiple times.

At one point, she said, Works fell asleep. She then called her mother, who picked her up outside the house. That is a similar account to how she said she escaped the first time she said Works assaulted her.

Zak Newman, who represented Works in last year’s case, said he had not heard from Works lately and did not know until Monday new warrants had been issued against his former client.




Comments Off on Two pounds of Methamphetamine discovered in traffic stop in Camden County; Naomi Sepulvado, 22, Phillip Pennington, 27, Sir Ford, 27, and Kenneth Hudson, 26, arrested

CAMDEN COUNTY – Camden County Sheriff’s deputies arrested four people after finding 2 pounds of methamphetamine, valued at $35,000.

The deputies, a part of the Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group, and Osage Beach police stopped a vehicle in the 5900 block of Osage Beach Parkway.FE1BBB90B462AB8DC2B3F94F60CE3377_250_250

Authorities discovered marijuana, firearms and drug paraphernalia in addition to the methamphetamine.

Phillip Pennington, 27, Sir Ford, 27, Kenneth Hudson, 26, and Naomi Sepulvado, 22, were arrested and transported to the Camden County Adult Detention Facility. All four are from Louisiana.

Hudson, Pennington and Ford were charged with trafficking of drugs and are being held on $200,000 bond. Sepulvado was charged unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, and two counts of possession of a controlled substance. She is held on $50,000 bond.

Their initial court date is Feb. 2.




Comments Off on Lynda Cameron, Amber Miller, Brandon Cameron, Devin Ballou, Ryan Brannon, and William Bonds arrested after Methamphetamine drug bust in Liberty County; 15-year-old juvenile arrested on charges of sexual assault of a child

KENEFICK, TX (KTRK) — A complaint from neighbors in the city of Kenefick lead to the arrest of seven people, including a 15-year-old who was wanted on charges of aggravated sexual assault of a child.

Deputies from the Liberty County Sheriff’s office made the arrests after conducting an 010416-ktrk-ambernicolemiller-01-imginvestigation on the home, located at 1473 FM 2797. On Decem010416-ktrk-lyndareneecameron-04-imgber 28, when investigators arrived to the home of Lynda Cameron, two male subjects were standing outside.

They started to yell “Cops are here” and fled to the back of the property as deputies approached, according to Cpt. Ken DeFoor. Upon entering the home, the deputies found and arrested five others inside.

Investigators found methamphetamine, multiple digital scales, marijuana and other drug paraphernalia inside.

Lynda Cameron was charged with the manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance and hindering apprehension of a known felon. Brandon Cameron was charged with possession of 010416-ktrk-williambonds-06-imgmarijuana. Amber Miller and William Bonds were arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance. Devin Ballou was arrested on a revocation of warrant and Ryan Brannon was arrested for resisting arrest and on a burglary warrant.

All six of the adults were taken to the Liberty County jail.

The 15-year-old was arrested on four counts of aggravated sexual assault of child warrants. He was transported to Montgomery County and released to juvenile probation for the warrants.



Comments Off on Drunk driver, Craig A. McClaren, 32, of Allentown, nearly rear-ends Pennsylvania state trooper, then tries to swallow Methamphetamine during arrest

LOWER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP — A drunken driver nearly rear-ended a state trooper’s police cruiser early Saturday in Lower Macungie Township and tried to swallow a bag of methamphetamine during his arrest, according to court records.

State police kept Craig A. McClaren, 32, of Allentown from swallowing the bag that contained 30 grams of methamphetamine, records show. Preliminary blood tests revealed he had a 0.18 percent blood-alcohol level, police said.

According to a criminal complaint:

A state trooper was monitoring traffic at 3:02 a.m. at Route 222 and Cedarbrook Road when McClaren sped past him, forcing the trooper to swerve to avoid being hit. McClaren then changed lanes without signaling and the trooper caught up and pulled him over.

The trooper said McClaren was slurring and smelled of alcohol. The trooper spotted a handgun in the passenger side compartment of the car and ordered McClaren out.

As the trooper patted down McClaren, a bag fell to the ground. McClaren picked up the bag and tried to swallow it and a struggle ensued. After about eight minutes, the trooper removed the bag from McClaren’s mouth.

McClaren, of the 1200 block of West Union Street, was charged with possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, drunken driving, tampering with or fabricating physical evidence, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.

He was also charged with summary violations of failure to carry a driver’s license, disregarding traffic lanes, following too closely, careless driving and a turn signal and seat belt violation. He was arraigned by District Judge Patricia Engler and sent to Lehigh County Jail under $100,000 bail.




Comments Off on 9-year-old Wisconsin boy recovering from gunshot wound to head last year by mother, Morgan Slaight, a recovering Methamphetamine addict

MADISON, Wis. – Criminal investigators don’t see many happy endings, but Grant County Sheriff Nate Dreckman says the recovery of a 9-year-old who suffered a gunshot wound to his head one year ago gives him hope.

Joey Slaight was shot Jan. 2, 2015, by his mother, Morgan Slaight, a recovering methamphetamine addict who also shot Joey’s 6-year-old brother, Jaxon, before she shot herself. The little brother died at the scene in Montfort, while the mother died 11 days later.

Dreckman tells the Wisconsin State Journal nothing good usually comes from such tragedies, but Joey represents hope that a person can survive and move on.

While Joey is still disabled and is at a rehab center in Oklahoma, he’s talking in sentences and he’s running, jumping, laughing, completing puzzles and playing computer games.




Comments Off on Broken Arrow Police Arrest Rodney Lee Stephens, 52, William A. Poffinbarger Jr., 52, and Jonathan Kirk Brzoski, 28, In Undercover Web Methamphetamine and drug Stings

BROKEN ARROW, Oklahoma – Broken Arrow police used the Internet to meet and arrest some alleged drug users over the New Year’s weekend.

Rodney Lee Stephens, William A. Poffinbarger Jr., and Jonathan Kirk Brzoski were all booked on complaints of delivery of a controlled substance.

Arrest reports state that police used Craigslist ads and a messaging app to meet up with the men – and in one case, an officer even identified himself as a cop before meeting the suspect.9571036_G

Poffinbarger, 52, apparently posted on Craigslist that he was searching for a girl to “skate and spin” with, a term officers say is used in connection to methamphetamine use. A police officer contacted Poffinbarger and met him at a gas station in BA Friday night.

Poffinbarger reportedly arrived at the Valero parking lot with methamphetamine, marijuana and a schnauzer in his pickup. Police say they confiscated the drugs, arrested Poffinbarger and took the schnauzer to the suspect’s ex-wife.

Rodney Stephens, also 52, reportedly advertised on the same website that he was looking for a buddy to “skate with me for hot naked man to man fun.”

He met a Broken Arrow officer and was arrested with 6 grams of methamphetamine, according to police records.

Brzoski reportedly exchanged messages with undercover police in a chatroom discussion of illegal narcotics. He called himself “Hellyea Squad” on the messaging service, according to police.

At one point in the message exchange, the 28-year-old man asked the undercover officer, “You’re not a cop right?” and the officer responded: “I’m a cop,” an arrest report states.

Brzoski drove from Yukon to an address in Broken Arrow where a drug dog positively indicated on his car, the arresting officer said.

Police say Brzoski had a gun in his vehicle as well as two small bags of crystal methamphetamine. He was booked on complaints of delivery of a controlled drug and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.



Comments Off on Sherman Charles Layne, 38, of Waynesboro, arrested after Police pursuit reaches speeds in excess of 100 mph; Methamphetamine found

A high-speed chase that started in Waynesboro on Saturday has ended near Blue Ridge Parkway.

Police arrested Sherman Charles Layne, 38, of Waynesboro after pursuing him for 112 miles in a 2001 Pontiac Sunfire at speeds in excess of 100 miles an hour for about an 635873549869233905-Laynehour through four jurisdictions, said Waynesboro Police Sgt. Brian Edwards.

Edwards said the police pursuit started on South Delphene Avenue near Interstate 64 in Waynesboro at 3:01 p.m. An officer was attempting to stop Layne for reckless driving.

“He was driving very erratically before the officer tried to stop him,” Edwards said.

Several law enforcement agencies assisted in the pursuit including Augusta County Sheriff’s Office, Virginia State Police, and Parkway Police.

Twelve officers were involved in the police pursuit and eventual apprehension of Layne, who has a revoked driver’s license. He abandoned the vehicle he was driving and took off on foot and was in custody at 4:05 p.m., Edwards said.

“They determined he went through Swannanoa Golf Course and then onto private property where he struck a boulder and kept going until his vehicle was inoperable,” he said.

Possible charges against Layne include capital murder after police say he tried to ram police vehicles. Layne was taken to August Health for an evaluation after being taken into custody.

“We believe he likely ingested methamphetamine,” Edwards said. “They did find methamphetamine on him, but they believe there was more. We don’t know if he ingested it before or after the pursuit.”

Edwards said police pursuits in excess of 100 miles an hour are dangerous and do not happen often. He said the police department does not comment on it’s pursuit policy except that all pursuits are taken on a case-by-case basis and a pursuit can be terminated at any time.

“None of our officers were injured and I don’t know about damages to police cars, but an hour long pursuit over the terrain we covered is likely to cause wear and tear to a vehicle,” he said.



Comments Off on Tonawanda Police: Dawn Weevie, 32, carrying bag of Methamphetamine arrested near Ying’s K Cafe restaurant

TOWN OF TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) — Town of Tonawanda Police say a woman suspected of possessing methamphetamine was arrested in the area of Ying’s K Cafe.

The restaurant is located at the corner of Decatur Road and Niagara Falls Boulevard. Police arrested Dawn Weevie, 32, around 6:45 Friday morning.0101%20Weevie_1451676951800_29262535_ver1_0_640_480

The Tonawanda woman was charged with felony criminal possession of a controlled substance after police say they found her carrying a large bag of meth that she had cooked. Weevie had been cooking in her home several houses away, according to police.

Authorities say they found four ounces of meth in her possession.

She is being held at the Town of Tonawanda Police headquarters pending arraignment.

Ying’s K Cafe owner, Kate Li, says she didn’t know the parking lot was a crime scene until her friend called her.thehehqweh

“It’s pretty scary because the first thing on my mind was ‘Wow what’s happening in the area?’” said Li. “We don’t know anything about what happened. The police department was telling us we could go back to doing business at 4 p.m. Everything should be clear there, should be nothing to worry about at my business or the building, everything is fine here.”



Comments Off on SAN BERNARDINO: Bullet-resistant vest, two guns, Methamphetamine confiscated; Paulino Uzueta, 27, and Michael Cerda, 29, arrested

A bullet-resistant vest, two guns and methamphetamine were confiscated in two separate incidents on New Year’s Eve in San Bernardino, police said.

The first incident began about 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 31, when officers spotted and tried to talk to Paulino Uzueta, 27, a suspected gang member, in the 1200 block of West King Street, said San Bernardino police Lt. Travis Walker.

Uzueta ran from officers but was quickly captured. Officers searched the location he ran from and found a Kevlar vest, a loaded gun and meth, the lieutenant said.

He was booked into Central Detention Center on suspicion of being a felon in possession of drugs for sale. Bail was set at $50,000, jail logs show.

The second incident happened a short time later about 8:15 p.m. in the 1300 block of West Belleview Street. Officers went to the home to follow-up on a search warrant they served there on Wednesday, Dec. 30, in connection with a stolen vehicle investigation, Walker said.

They found Michael Cerda, 29, a parolee-at-large at the home along with two other known gang members. Officers found a revolver and some methamphetamine at the location. Three suspects were arrested.

Cerda was booked on suspicion of being in a gang and being a felon in possession of drugs, jail logs show. Bail was set at $100,000.

The other two suspects’ names were not released.



Comments Off on Whitney S. Mendenhall, 25, and Anthony C. Newingham, 25, both of Jacksonville, accused of having Methamphetamine-related materials in apartment

Two Jacksonville residents were being held Friday in the Morgan County Jail after police said they found methamphetamine production materials in an apartment in which there was also a child present.

Whitney S. Mendenhall, 25, and Anthony C. Newingham, 25, both of 815 Hardin St., Apt. 53, were arrested about 1:34 p.m. Thursday.

Police said they found meth and meth-making materials inside their apartment.

Both were charged with aggravated participation in methamphetamine manufacturing, possession of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine-manufacturing materials, use of property for methamphetamine manufacturing and methamphetamine-related child endangerment.


Comments Off on Coos County Sheriff’s Deputies arrest Amie Culley, 42, and John Rooke, 46, for Methamphetamine following shoplifting investigation

LAKESIDE — The Coos County Sheriff’s Office allegedly found methamphetamine when making an arrest of a Lakeside man and woman suspected of serial shoplifting at the Lakeside McKay’s Market.5687478370b25_image

Deputies were dispatched to McKay’s Market at 2:14 p.m. Tuesday, where they reviewed video evidence allegedly depicting John Rooke, 46, and Amie Culley, 42, shoplifting groceries on three occasions.

“During the investigation, deputies discovered Mrs. Culley was unlawfully in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia,” according to a Sheriff’s Office statement.

Police learned Rooke also had an outstanding warrant for his arrest out of Douglas County.

Police cited Culley for third-degree theft and possession of methamphetamine and released her. Officers took Rooke into custody, and he was taken to Coos County jail.