Officials say a man who already did prison time twice for manufacturing  methamphetamine was busted again Thursday night running a large meth operation on a farm in Pink Hill on Highway 11.

Lenoir County Sheriff Chris Hill says a large amount of methamphetamine was confiscated and two people have been arrested.

 

Ralph “Fast Eddie” Stroud was charged with possessing and manufacturing methamphetamine, along with possessing and distributing meth precursors, while Lisa Futrell is charged with felony possession of meth.

The sheriff says other charges are likely pending SBI lab results.

Sheriff Hill says about 6:30 p.m. Thursday deputies raided the major meth lab on a farm at 5626 Highway 11 in Pink Hill  which will take a while to clean up do to very dangerous chemicals in the barn where the meth was being cooked.

Sheriff Hill says Stroud has already been to prison twice for manufacturing methamphetamine.

Deputies say this time he was cooking in a barn that is part of a large farm. Investigators say he lives there with at least one other person. Sheriff Hill says Stroud also owns a local junkyard.

Hill says the bust came after a 4 month operation by 20 officers. The SBI, Duplin County Sheriff’s Office, Pink Hill Fire Department, Lenoir County EMS, and Lenoir County fire marshal all helped with the raid.

He says Stroud was producing ammonia from fertilizer creating harmful chemicals which could take days to cleanup.

Stroud is being held on a $200,000 bond.  The 44-year-old Futrell was released on a $5,000 bond.

 

 

 

 

 

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REDLANDS — A middle school teacher was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and being under the influence of a stimulant, according to police.

The Redlands Police Department’s narcotics team took Jennifer Krogman, 40, into custody around 3 p.m. at her home in the 1600 block of Apollo Way in Beaumont, according to Redlands police Lt. Travis Martinez.

 

Jennifer Krogman

 

 

“We received a report that she was packaging methamphetamine to be mailed,” Martinez said, adding that she was packaging a “small amount” of the controlled substance to be shipped out of state.

Krogman teaches physical education, dance and health sciences at Clement Middle School.

She was taken to Central Detention Center in San Bernardino, where she was cited and released early Thursday.

Redlands Unified School District was unable to be reached for comment Thursday evening, but the district reportedly released a statement saying once drug allegations have been confirmed, it is district policy to place the employee on paid administrative leave when she returns from summer break on Aug. 14.

Krogman is at least the second district teacher to be arrested during this summer break. About six hours before Krogman was arrested, former high school teacher Laura Whitehurst pleaded guilty to six felony counts of illegal sex acts with three minors who attended Redlands high schools.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Two Thomasville residents are facing charges after police allege they possessed methamphetamine and a counterfeit version of the substance, according to arrest warrants.

Nicole Marie Robins, 28, and Nathaniel Edward Lewis, 28, both of 219 Tower Road, have each been charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture sell and deliver methamphetamine, felony possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, felony possession with intent to sell and deliver counterfeit controlled substance and misdemeanor maintaining vehicle/dwelling/place for controlled substance. Each received a $50,000 secured bond and a court date of Sept. 25 in Thomasville.

The Thomasville Police Department alleges the man and woman possessed five individual baggies of methamphetamine and a counterfeit methamphetamine, described as a clear crystal substance identical to methamphetamine found inside aluminum foil, an arrest warrant stated. Court documents state the two people used a 1998 Dodge Durango for the purpose of keeping and selling methamphetamine. The alleged offenses occurred Wednesday.

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BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) Officials in Baldwin County arrested a man after they found the cause of a travel trailer fire was possibly caused by a meth lab explosion.

Volunteer fire units from Robertsdale, Gateswood, Rosinton and Elsanor responded to the 24000 block of Patterson Road in Robertsdale around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday for a travel trailer fire.

Once the fire was put out, officials noticed items consistent with methamphetamine production.

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Harold Robbins, who owns the trailer, was detained at the scene.

Investigators from the Baldwin County Drug Task Force responded and located several “one pot” labs outside the trailer. Robbins admitted to investigators that he and another subject were manufacturing methamphetamine inside the trailer when the lab caught on fire.

Robbins said the second suspect ran off before fire units arrived on scene.

The trailer was completely destroyed.

Robbins is charged with unlawful manufacture of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.Meth Production Sparks Travel Trailer Fire.

 

 

 

 

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Police say a Dover man has been arrested after he was running a meth lab out of his car.

Frank E. Sheridan, 33, of Dover, is facing meth charges after state police say he was running a mobile lab in his car.

Frank E. Sheridan, 33, of Dover, is facing meth charges after state police say he was running a mobile lab in his car

 

Delaware State Police Master Cpl. Gary Fournier said a trooper following up on an investigation in Lincoln was informed of a possible mobile meth lab. Armed with a description of the car, the trooper found the vehicle traveling eastbound on Johnson Road at about 6:45 p.m. on Monday. After briefly losing sight of the Ford Escort in heavy traffic, he found the car again in the 800 block of Bay Road.

The trooper stopped Frank E. Sheridan, 33, and asked him about anything illegal in the car, Fournier said. Sheridan told the trooper he had two actively cooking meth bottles. Sheridan was taken into custody without incident. and police found two the bottles along with key ingredients in making the drug, Fournier said. Sheridan was charged with possession with intent to deliver meth, possession of meth and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Police say they recovered these materials from the car.

Police say they recovered these materials from the car

 

Troopers were assisted by the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and Little Creek Volunteer Fire Company during the dismantling of the portable meth lab, Fournier said.

Sheridan arraigned and committed to Vaughn Correctional Center on $30,250 secured bond.

As a precautionary measure, one lane of Bay Road northbound was closed and three surrounding home were evacuated for three hours.

 

 

 

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Materials used to make methamphetamine appear to be the cause of a fire and explosion that destroyed a home last Wednesday morning. Shortly before 5:30 a.m., a house in north Curryville caught fire. Three subsequent explosions were confirmed by reporting officers. According to Pike County Sheriff Stephen Korte, between 5:33 a.m. and 5:39 a.m. the morning of Aug. 7, the Sheriff’s Office received 12 separate 911 calls for the house fire, with callers also reporting hearing multiple explosions.
As a result of these calls, the Curryville Fire Department, with mutual aid requested from Bowling Green Fire Department, was dispatched to the home, located at 308 West Maple St. in the small town west of Bowling Green.

While investigations are still ongoing, first responders to the scene of this house fire believe the blaze started in the master bedroom.

While investigations are still ongoing, first responders to the scene of this house fire believe the blaze started in the master bedroom

 
Korte reports that Sheriff’s Deputies, as well as a Pike County Hospital ambulance also responded to the scene.
The house was occupied by two individuals, Samantha Wilson and Joe Moss, at the time of the fire. Moss was transported from the scene by Pike County Ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia. He was then transferred to a St. Louis hospital burn unit where he remains in critical condition.
Wilson was transported from the scene by Van-Far Ambulance to Pike County Hospital.
The Missouri State Fire Marshal’s office was contacted and responded to assist in the investigation. A Marshal arrived at the scene Wednesday morning and gathered evidence for a few hours before leaving.
Further investigation prompted calls for additional assistance to the Eolia Fire Protection District, with specialized hazardous material equipment, and an Officer with the East Central Drug Taskforce. Off-duty deputies certified in hazardous materials were also called in.
Curryville Fire Department Chief Colton Marti explained last week that the Fire Marshal’s investigation as to the cause of the fire and explosions is ongoing, although discoveries have been made since. Korte explained a timeline for results of the formal investigation and lab studies are currently unavailable
The Pike County Sheriff explained a multitude of products needed in the fraudulent manufacturing process of methamphetamine were located in area of the source of the fire.
“Additional items for the manufacture of methamphetamine were located on the property,” said Korte, in a formal release. “The preliminary cause of the fire is being listed as clandestine methamphetamine production.”
Witnesses to the incident report hearing three separate explosions coming from the house. One of these explosions has been attributed to a propane tank discovered by officials near the source of the blaze.
“The tank was ruptured in a manner consistent with an explosion,” Korte explained.

 

 

 

 

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A rural Bloomfield man and woman, suspected of operating a clandestine meth lab in their home, were arrested Tuesday at their residence by the Indiana State Police.

William Dale Rollins, 57, and Amanda Dee Rieman, 30, were taken into custody and both booked into the Greene County Jail on numerous preliminary drug-related charges.

After officers conducted a search of the couple’s residence, Indiana State Police Trooper Kent Rohlfing, currently assigned to the ISP Methamphetamine Suppression Section, said that based on his experience, methamphetamine had been manufactured at the residence for a period of time. He reported finding 15 old one-pot reaction vessels outside the home on the property, as well as current items found inside the home.

 

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Amanda Dee Rieman
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William Dale Rollins
 

Trooper Rohlfing is certified by the DEA (Drug Enforcement agency) in the processing and cleanup of clandestine methamphetamine laboratories — he has participated in over 200 methamphetamine investigations.

Master Trooper Jon Patrick, Trooper Joshua Allen (also certified by the DEA and trained in clandestine methamphetamine operations) and Trooper Rohlfing arrived at the couple’s residence located at 4500 S. State Road 45 on Tuesday to locate Rieman who was wanted on a warrant issued in Monroe County for failure to appear in court in a felony theft case. They also wanted to inquire about numerous purchases of pseudoephedrine the two have made in previous months.

Rieman has allegedly made 18 pseudoephedrine purchases in 2013 and Rollins had made 21. They have allegedly attempted to make other purchases that were blocked.

Nobody was home when the troopers arrived, but then Rollins drove up, and Rieman arrived later.

Rollins confirmed that Rieman lived at the residence, with her three children, and he allegedly told the troopers he used the pseudoephedrine for his C.O.P.D. A trooper asked him for consent to search the residence but Rollins denied the request.

Rollins was asked if he had anything in his pockets and he allegedly pulled out a small handgun from a rear pocket, admitting that he did not have a handgun permit. There was a loaded magazine in the gun. He was taken into custody initially for possession of a handgun without a permit. Then he was found with items in his pockets that tested positive for methamphetamine.

ISP Troopers Tyler Dawley and Eric Russell then arrived to assist on the scene, and Rieman was arrested on the warrant. She was also found with items, that had white residue, in her car and in her purse.

Trooper Rohlfing obtained a search warrant for the residence.

When the search was executed, the troopers reported finding a long list of items consistent with the manufacture of methamphetamine – located in a bathroom, a bedroom, and in the backyard.

The Greene County Prosecutor’s Office filed criminal cases against both Rollins and Rieman on Wednesday.

When Rollins appears in Greene Superior Court for an initial hearing, he will be charged with the manufacture of methamphetamine — a class B felony, possession of methamphetamine by a defendant possessing a firearm — a class C felony, possession of two or more chemical reagents/precursors with the intent to manufacture a controlled substance — a class D felony, and maintaining a common nuisance — a class D felony.

Rieman will be charged with the manufacture of methamphetamine — a class B felony, possession of methamphetamine — a class D felony, possession of two or more chemical reagents/precursors with the intent to manufacture a controlled substance — a class D felony, maintaining a common nuisance — a class D felony, and neglect of a dependent – dependent put in a situation endangering their life or health — a class D felony.

The two are being held without bond pending their court appearances.

 

 

 

 

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Troopers from the Quincy detachment of the West Virginia State Police made several arrests Wednesday night and Thursday morning regarding methamphetamine.

Four people were arrested in Cedar Grove at 6:20 p.m. Wednesday, said Sgt. Larry O’Bryan.

Responding to a tip, officers went to 107 Williams St. where a meth lab was found in the residence of Ronald Dodrill, 34, O’Bryan said. When officers arrived on the scene, Dodrill tried to flee.

He was arrested along with Susan Williams, 36, Carrie Cremeans, 41, and James Young, 39. All are residents of Cedar Grove. All four are charged with attempting to operate a meth lab and are lodged in South Central Regional Jail, O’Bryan said.

Troopers making the arrests were C.D. Hill, S.W. Perdue, and J.D. Perry.

Meanwhile, at 3:20 a.m. Thursday, a South Charleston woman was arrested in Kanawha City during a routine traffic stop when officers discovered the car she was driving had a license plate registered to a different vehicle.

Leighanna Dolin, 34, of Heavenly Drive in South Charleston, was driving a gold Kia with a plate registered to a Chevrolet Blazer, O’Bryan said. A strong meth odor coming from her car led to a search of the vehicle and the discovery of a bag of meth as well as a mobile lab and meth-making materials, he said.

Troopers making the arrest were J.R. Powers and R.S. Minor.

Dolin is lodged in South Central Regional Jail.

 

 

 

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Two Thomasville residents are facing charges after police allege they possessed methamphetamine and a counterfeit version of the substance, according to arrest warrants.

Nicole Marie Robins, 28, and Nathaniel Edward Lewis, 28, both of 219 Tower Road, have each been charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture sell and deliver methamphetamine, felony possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, felony possession with intent to sell and deliver counterfeit controlled substance and misdemeanor maintaining vehicle/dwelling/place for controlled substance. Each received a $50,000 secured bond and a court date of Sept. 25 in Thomasville.

The Thomasville Police Department alleges the man and woman possessed five individual baggies of methamphetamine and a counterfeit methamphetamine, described as a clear crystal substance identical to methamphetamine found inside aluminum foil, an arrest warrant stated. Court documents state the two people used a 1998 Dodge Durango for the purpose of keeping and selling methamphetamine. The alleged offenses occurred Wednesday.

 

 

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HARTSELLE, Ala. (WAAY) – Five people were arrested early Wednesday morning after deputies said a traffic stop turned up methamphetamine and pills.

William “Bugs” McCutcheon, 60, Donna Kay Ramsey, 37, Nina Rena Frazier, 29, Sabrina Wright, 41, and Michael Goodwin, 38, all of Hartselle, were charged with possession of meth and hydrocodone after a traffic stop in Hartselle in the early morning hours.

Sabrina Wright

Sabrina Wright

Nina Rena Frazier

Nina Rena Frazier

William McCutcheon

William McCutcheon

Donna Kay Ramsey

Donna Kay Ramsey

Michael Goodwin

Michael Goodwin

 

 

Morgan County Sheriff Ana Franklin said deputies found a baggie of methamphetamine and several hydrocodone pills hidden in a flashlight.

In addition to the drug charges, Franklin said Frazier was charged with tampering with evidence for trying to crush a hydrocodone pill in the back seat of a patrol car.

Frazier and Wright face bond revocation for previous arrests, Franklin said. McCutcheon also is facing parole violation.

 

 

 

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Lincoln County Sheriff’s narcotics investigators said they have encountered methamphetamine more frequently over the last six months, with the most recent encounter taking place this week during a traffic stop along U.S. 321.
Deputies said they located three ounces of crystal methamphetamine, also known as “ice,” around noon Tuesday inside a green Toyota Corolla traveling north near the highway’s Lincoln-Catawba line.

Deputies said they seized three ounces of crystal methamphetamine which were concealed within a stuffed animal, pictured above, on Tuesday
 
 

The drug’s weight meets the federal threshold for trafficking and is considered a “significant seizure,” deputies said.
The driver, 36-year-old Rigoberto Gomez-Contino, of Hendersonville, was charged in the incident. The man told officers he was headed to a friend’s house that afternoon.
During a search of the vehicle, officers said they found the illegal substance stuffed inside a blue teddy bear that had been buckled into a car seat in the back seat.
The drug was separated into three separate plastic baggies.
Catawba County Sheriff’s deputies assisted Lincoln investigators in the search and arrest.
The suspect’s vehicle has since been taken to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office impound lot and the meth sent to a state lab headed by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), where the substance’s purity will be determined.
Depending on how the drug is packaged and sold, investigators said it’s worth between $6,000 and $12,000.
Gomez-Contino faces multiple felony charges in the incident including one count each of maintaining a dwelling/vehicle for a controlled substance, trafficking methamphetamine and possession with intent to manufacture a schedule II controlled substance, according to the jail site.
He is currently being held without bond with a first court appearance set for today.

 

 

 

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Lab bust part of ongoing narcotics investigation

FERGUSON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — One man is facing charges as police continued their investigation into a possible methamphetamine lab discovered in a Centre County home.

Court paperwork filed Wednesday morning said law enforcement officials arrested David Brady, 31, of State College, for allegedly operating a suspected meth lab in a Ferguson Township home.

Agents with the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Bureau of Narcotics Investigation and other law enforcement agencies were at the home at 103 Cherry Ridge Road in the Park Forest section of the township Tuesday evening working to remove evidence.

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane said the suspected lab is part of an ongoing cooperative investigation in Centre and surrounding counties that works to identify individuals who purchase large quantities of meth-related ingredients, especially cold medications containing pseudoephedrine.

In the criminal complaint filed against Brady, police said a tip led them to initiate the investigation at the home.

Police said the homeowner, Hartley Kinsey, called police Monday after discovering possible drug-making materials in and around his home and noticed a strong chemical smell.

Police said when they arrived at the home, lithium batteries were found cut open and laying in the front yard, drain cleaner and other unknown substances were found in the home’s garage, and cold medications were found in the kitchen. A search warrant on the property was executed Tuesday.

According to the criminal complaint, Brady said he admitted to trying to cook meth Monday night, but he said he didn’t know how to make the drug and the mixture caught fire.

Police said Brady said he threw the mixture into the yard and put the fire out. Brady also dumped leftover chemical mixture along a wood line along Valley Vista Drive.

State College residents who notice anything unusual along the road were encouraged to immediately notify law enforcement. The Attorney General’s Bureau of Narcotics Investigation in State College can be reached at 1-800-255-9564 and the Ferguson Township Police Department can be notified by calling 814-237-1172.

Police said Brady told them he was forced to make the drug because a man named “Keith” threatened to harm Brady’s wife and child if the drug wasn’t made.

Kinsey told 6 News Tuesday night he allowed Brady, who was a friend of his son, to stay at the home because Brady needed a place to stay.

“Besides being extremely dangerous and putting everyone in my house at risk, that makes me furious beyond belief,” Kinsey said. “The fact that you extend hospitality and have that hospitality returned by doing something crazy, it’s flat out dangerous.”

Brady was arraigned by an on-call magistrate Monday night and released on $25,000 unsecured bail. He is facing charges of possession of liquefied ammonia gas; precursors and chemicals, possession of drug paraphernalia, illegal dumping of methamphetamine waste and attempt to manufacture methamphetamine.

A preliminary hearing was set for Aug. 21.

Kane thanked the Ferguson Township Police Department, Centre County District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller, the State College Police Department and the Department of Environmental Protection for their assistance with the investigation.

 

 

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CASSOPOLIS, MI — Two men and two women were arrested Tuesday on a variety of drug charges after search warrants of their Cass County homes turned up methamphetamine and the supplies used to manufacture it, investigators said.

Narcotics investigators searched two homes.

According to a news release from the Cass County Drug Enforcement Team, narcotics investigators searched two homes, one in 69000 block of Cassopolis Road in Mason Township and one in the 67000 block of Calvin Center Road in Calvin Township.

At the Cassopolis Road address, John Pillow, 41, and Bonita King, 42, were arrested, lodged at the Cass County Jail on multiple methamphetamine-related charges and arraigned in 4th District Court on Aug. 14, 2013.

Pillow was charged with conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, conspiracy to deliver methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine and maintaining a drug house; his bond was set at $40,000. King was charged with possession of methamphetamine; her bond was set at $15,000.

At the Calvin Center Road address, Basil Rowe, 45, and Kristina May, 42, were arrested on multiple methamphetamine-related charges, lodged at the Cass County Jail and also arraigned in the 4th District Court on Aug. 14.

Rowe was charged with operating and maintaining a methamphetamine lab, operating and maintaining a methamphetamine lab producing hazardous waste, manufacturing methamphetamine, conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine and maintaining a drug house; his bond was set at $60,000 .

May was charged with possession of methamphetamine and maintaining a drug house; her bond was set at $20,000.

 

 

 

 

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A Cave Spring woman remained in jail Wednesday night without bond after she allegedly had drugs at a local gas station.
 
Amanda Beth Giles

Amanda Beth Giles

According to Floyd County Jail reports:

 
 Amanda Beth Giles, 29, of 7252 Cave Spring Highway, was charged with felony counts of possession of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, and sale of methamphetamine at the Citgo Quik Stop, 1928 Shorter Ave., on July 18-19, 2012.
 
 

 

A man prosecutors said was planning to sell methamphetamine was charged in Yellowstone County Justice Court on Wednesday.

Roger Eugene Wood, 50, was charged with felony possession with intent to distribute drugs and misdemeanor counts of possession of drugs and paraphernalia.

Roger Eugene Wood
The felony charge comes with a prison sentence between two and 20 years and a fine of no more than $50,000. The misdemeanor charges each come with sentences of up to six months in jail with a possible fine of up to $500.

While investigating James Myran for probation violation at 933 ½ North 23rd Street last October, officers learned that Wood, who had an active felony warrant out for his arrest, would be returning to the residence, charging documents said.

U.S. Marshals and probation officers arrested Wood when he returned and found on him a black electronic scale, two plastic straws, and a green coin purse, the documents said.

Inside the coin purse, officers found numerous baggies, including “baggies inside of baggies” that contained methamphetamine, the complaint affidavit said. Officers also reported finding a marijuana pipe and a bag of material that tested positive for THC, the active ingredient in marijuana.

Judge Larry D. Herman ordered Wood to appear in Yellowstone County District Court on Aug. 22, and set the suspects bail at $10,000.

 

 

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Del Rio, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents working in Eagle Pass seized more than 7 pounds of methamphetamine, with an estimated value of more than $100,000.

On Tuesday, agents from the Eagle Pass South Station were conducting immigration checkpoint operations on Highway 57 when they encountered a commercial travel van, containing several passengers, en route to San Antonio. When agents asked the passengers to exit the van they observed a handbag, under one of their seats, which was unclaimed. A search of the handbag revealed five cellophane-wrapped bundles.

Agents determined that the handbag belonged to passenger Martha Alicia Lopez-Menchaca, 51, a Mexican national and lawful permanent resident in the United States. The bundles contained a total of 7.27 pounds of methamphetamine worth an estimated $109,050. The case was turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for federal prosecution of felony drug possession.

The Del Rio Border Patrol Sector is part of the South Texas Campaign, which leverages federal, state and local resources to combat transnational criminal organizations. For Fiscal Year 2013, the Del Rio Sector has seized over 31,500 pounds of illegal narcotics worth an estimated $26.6 million dollars.

 

 

 

 

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El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a suspected narcotics smuggler this morning after finding more than 34 pounds of methamphetamine hidden in the bed of the jeep he was driving.

Around 7:30 a.m., a Border Patrol Canine Detection Team alerted to a red 1995 Jeep Wrangler driven by a 25-year-old man at the Highway 86 checkpoint, according to a press release.

The driver was referred to secondary for further inspection, and agents then found 16 packages of methamphetamine hidden inside a large compartment built into Jeep’s rear bed.

Methamphetamine Seizure

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a suspected narcotics smuggler this morning after finding more than 34 pounds of methamphetamine hidden in the bed of the Jeep he was driving.

 

 

The methamphetamine had a combined weight of 34.6 pounds with an estimated street value of $1,089,920.

The suspect is a U.S. lawfully admitted permanent resident card holder and was taken into custody. He was turned over to the Drug Enforcement Agency along with the vehicle and narcotics for further investigation.

 

 

 

 

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Andrade, Calif. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Andrade port of entry over the weekend discovered 26 pounds of methamphetamine concealed inside the rear bumper of a vehicle.

On Saturday, August 10, at about 7:05 p.m., a CBP officer encountered a 34-year-old male U.S. citizen driving a blue 1995 Ford Thunderbird. During the inspection, the officer noticed the driver was nervous and referred him and the vehicle for a more in-depth examination.

CBP officers searched the vehicle and discovered 25 wrapped packages of methamphetamine concealed inside the rear bumper. The street value of the narcotic is estimated at approximately $390,000.

The driver, a resident of Yuma, Arizona, was arrested and turned over to the custody of Homeland Security Investigation (HSI) agents for further processing. He was later transported to the Imperial County Jail where he currently awaits arraignment in federal court for the alleged narcotic smuggling attempt.

CBP seized the vehicle and the narcotic.

 

 

 

 

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OWLEY COUNTY, Kan. — Oil field thefts are on the rise and it’s costing companies big money in Cowley County, Kansas. 

Sgt. Bruce Hafenstein of the Cowley County Sheriff’s Department says thieves are taking their chances on striking gold from brass and copper found in oilfields.

Thieves can cash in pieces of brass or copper for $30, but the damage they cause can cost up to $10,000.

“The damage is much more than just the cost of valve and the fittings. The clean up hiring people to go back out and install it all back its just a lot of money,” explains Randy Cates of Cates Supplies.

Sgt. Bruce Hafenstein of the Cowley County Sheriff’s Department says thieves are taking their chances on striking gold off brass and copper found in oilfields, sort of.

Randy Cates, President of Cates Supplies says thieves can cash in pieces of brass or copper for $30, but the damage they cause can cost up to $10,000.

“The damage is much more than just the cost of valve and the fittings. The clean up hiring people to go back out and install it all back its just a lot of money,” said Cates. “They’re [Oil Producers] upset I mean, it gets old some of them are getting hit back to back after they fix get hit again. “

Sgt. Hafenstein believes the thieves are stealing to pay for methamphetamine.

“It’s a easy take and an easy sell,” said Sgt. Hafenstein. ”If you have a well that’s pumping two barrels a day; and then you take the pump, take the fittings, and the pumper. He has to redo that, he’s lost four days of production. If it was pumping two barrels to start with it takes him a month just to pay off that he fixed.”

Since oil and salt water pumps are an easy target for these gold diggers, oil producers are now color coding their equipment to track any stolen items back to the owner. The Southern Kansas Producers have created an organization that is raising $5000 in reward money per crime.

Anyone that sees suspicious activity near oil and salt water lots are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 620-442-7777.

 

 

 

http://kfor.com/2013/08/13/police-say-meth-is-behind-metal-thefts-disabling-remote-oil-wells/

 

Police say a Mesa man who was arrested on Friday for attacking his girlfriend was drunk and high on meth.

William Twitchell, 41, was arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault, assault and criminal damage after he allegedly attacked his girlfriend in their home in the 400 block of West Third Place, police said.

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William Twitchell, 41, was arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault, assault and criminal damage

 
 
 

Twitchell‘s girlfriend told police that he got angry with her and pulled her to the ground, where he began slamming her head into the floor and slapping her in the face, according to a court document. Twitchell began to choke the woman, who said she coughed up blood after the incident.

Twitchell left the scene but returned after police arrived, though he refused to answer any questions about the incident, the document states.

 

 

 

 

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MARSHALL COUNTY, KY (KFVS) – Marshall County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man accused of manufacturing meth.

James Butler, 58, is charged with driving on suspended operator’s license, fleeing and evading police, manufacturing methamphetamine 1st offense, possession of controlled substance 1st degree 2nd offense, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of firearm by a convicted felon.

 

(Source: Marshall County Sheriff's Office)
 
 

Detectives received info that Butler was accused of manufacturing meth.

Police searched Butler’s home at 10 Etheridge Lane in Benton and discovered an active methamphetamine lab.

Detectives also found meth and a firearm at the home.

Butler was taken to the Marshall County Jail.

They spent several hours cleaning up the active meth lab with the assistance of Olive/Fairdealing Fire Department and East Marshall Fire Department.

 

 

 

 

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Police accuse four people of trafficking methamphetamine.

Belmont police charged all four of them Thursday, and three of the four also face pending marijuana charges.

Details of the case were not immediately available, but police say the four possessed between 200 grams and 400 grams of methamphetamine.

Each faces two methamphetamine trafficking charges in addition to two additional charges related to its manufacture.

 

 Shi Chuop

Shi Chuop

Those charged include:

Ronnie Earl Chastaine, 52, of 209 W. Second St. , Lowell . He had a $200,000 bond added to an existing $350,000 bond related to marijuana charges.

Tyler Anthony Crossley, 20, of 11016 Southfield Drive , Charlotte . He had a $150,000 bond added to an existing $150,000 bond related to marijuana charges.

David Emery Gubanez Jr., 29, of 15 Flowers Court,Belmont. He had a $200,000 bond added to an existing $350,000 bond related to marijuana charges.

And Shi Chuop, 19, of 205 Blue Herron Way , Belmont . She was assigned a $125,000 bond and did not have an existing charge related to marijuana.

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.gastongazette.com/spotlight/four-face-meth-trafficking-charges-1.186072?page=0

 

SEWELL MOUNTAIN – Update: Dennis Brooks, Jr. and Shannon Phillips both of Sewell Mountain were taken into custody and charged with operating a clandestine drug lab with child endangerment.

They’re currently being held in Southern Regional Jail.

This incident remains under investigation by both the Central West Virginia Task Force and the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office.

Members of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office and the Central West Virginia Task Force busted a clandestine Meth Lab Tuesday night in the Sewell Mountain Area.

The discovery was made after following up on a tip of an operating meth lab at a residence on U.S. Route 60 just East of Rainelle.

The suspects were actively engaged in the process of manufacturing meth at the time the lab was discovered according to Captain Sizemore with the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department.

Fire department personnel and specially-trained clandestine lab technicians were on the scene.

Stick with 59 News on-air and online as new details become available.

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.wvnstv.com/story/23130314/meth-bust-in-fayette-county

 

Police in Calhoun broke up a methamphetamine distribution operation run by a convicted felon who possessed a notebook containing the names of at least 12 police officers, their wives and some of their children.

Jason Wayne Harper, 42, of 251 Zodie Sims Road, faces four counts of distribution of methamphetamine, one count of possession of methamphetamine, one count of possession of cocaine and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

According to an affidavit, a member of the Metro Narcotics Unit purchased 133.6 grams — just over 4 1/2 ounces — of methamphetamine early Tuesday after making three smaller controlled buys totaling less than an ounce starting July 18.

Jason Wayne Harper

Jason Wayne Harper

After his arrest, police discovered Harper was carrying a pouch containing 46 individually bagged grams of suspected meth. Police also recovered $7,500 that Harper said was used in the most recent drug buy, the affidavit said.

A search of the residence turned up a glass vial with suspected powdered cocaine, a small amount of suspected marijuana, a shotgun, a pistol, an assault rifle, a short-barrel rifle and assorted ammunition, the affidavit said. Police also seized what Harper said was $50,000 to $60,000 in cash.

Police found the notebook that featured the personal information of at least a dozen officers and immediate family members.

Harper was convicted in 1995 for possession of cocaine and in 1996 for possession of a list of schedule III drugs.

http://www.thenewsstar.com/article/20130813/NEWS01/308130031?nclick_check=1

IOWA CITY, Iowa — An Iowa City man is accused of having meth and meth-making ingredients in his home.

On February 5, the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant at 316 Mosswood Lane, the home of 42-year-old Gus D. Ollinger. Police said a number of items commonly used to make meth, including lithium strips and pseudoephedrine, were seized from the home.

 
In late July, lab results from the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation confirmed that a substance seized from the home was meth.

Police also found marijuana in Ollinger’s residence, according to criminal complaints.

Ollinger was arrested this week and faces one count of possession of meth, a class B felony; possession of lithium, a class D felony; possession of pseudoephedrine, a class D felony; possession of marijuana, a serious misdemeanor; and keeping a drug house, an aggravated misdemeanor.

Ollinger is currently in custody in the Muscatine County Jail on a domestic abuse charge. The class B felony alone carries a potential sentence of 25 years in prison.

 

 

 

 

http://www.kcrg.com/news/crime/Meth-Ingredients-Seized-From-Iowa-City-Home-219422681.html

 

 

 

 

http://www.norwalkreflector.com/article/3298916