A 48-year-old University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center pathologist has been indicted on three illegal-drug counts involving methamphetamine and a date-rape drug.

Robert Brian Yost of the 600 block of Crumbaugh Road, Georgetown, was named in an indictment citing two counts of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance-more than two grams of methamphetamine and one count of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance-more than 10 doses of gamma hydroxybutyrate (GHB).










Ithaca authorities say they confiscated multiple bottles of methamphetamine found near the Green State parking garage Sunday.

According to Ithaca City Firefighters, city police officers responded to the scene around 1 p.m. Sunday, April 6 and found approximately a half-dozen clear bottles filled with an unknown substance. Officers said the substance within the bottles appeared to be reacting, emitting gas.

The New York State Police C-CERT team and the Tompkins County Sheriff were called down to assist, as well as the Ithaca Fire Department Haz Mat Team.

Technicians from the responding agencies tested the substance and confirmed it was methamphetamine, firefighters said. An outside, private commercial clean-up company was called in to safely dispose of the substance, and Bangs Ambulance stood by during the event.

The investigation is ongoing at this time and anyone with information is asked to contact the Ithaca Police Department at 607-272-3245.








Auburn, N.Y. — Auburn troopers arrested a suspect after a raid of his garage turned up methamphetamine, police said.

State police, executing a warrant, searched a garage in the town of Sempronius, located at 2287 State Route 41A.


Police arrested Richard D. Casterline, 38, and charged him with with second-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and first-degree unlawful manufacturing of methamphetamine, both felonies.

Casterline was arraigned on the charges and is being held at the Cayuga County Jail without bail.

Emergency responders from the state police and Sempronius Fire Department also responded to the garage where it is alleged that methamphetamine was produced.







LINCOLNTON, N.C. — Lincoln County’s fourth meth lab of the year has been found in a public housing unit.

The sheriff’s office says detectives used an internet tool to track pseudoephedrine purchases. They were able to identify several people who bought methamphetamine precursors.

Detectives found the suspects Tuesday afternoon at an apartment in the 200 block of Mauney Drive in Lincolnton.

Police say the people inside consented to letting deputies search the residence. They found evidence of a one pot meth lab, according to the sheriff’s office, like empty packs of pseudoephedrine and lithium batteries.

Three suspects have been arrested:

  • Kimberly Nicole Parker, 22: one felony count each of Manufacturing a Controlled Substance Schedule II, Possession/Distribute Meth Precursor, and Maintaining a Dwelling for a Controlled Substance. She also faces one misdemeanor count of Child Abuse. Bond for Parker was denied and she has a first appearance in court today.
  • Carl Lloyd Almany, III, 20: one felony count each of Manufacturing a Controlled Substance Schedule II and Possess/Distribute Meth Precursor. He is also being held without bond with a first appearance in court today.
  • Pedro Salazar Pardo, Jr., 31,: one felony count each of Manufacturing a Controlled Substance Schedule II and Possess/Distribute Meth Precursor. He is also being held without bond with a first appearance in court today.






RICHMOND — A methamphetamine lab bust at the Bel Air Motel in Richmond led to the arrest Wednesday morning of five people.

Anthony Debord, 44, Carolyn Eckler, 33, and Bobbie L. Evans, 30, all of Richmond, were charged with manufacturing methamphetamine. Douglas Pearson, 24, and Amber Dean, 21, also both of Richmond, were charged with complicity to manufacturing methamphetamine.

Carolyn EcklerAmber DeanBobbie EvansDouglas PearsonAnthony Debord

Richmond officers were sent at 12:40 a.m. to the Bel Air Motel, 1509 Lexington Road across from Arlington House, after receiving a report that meth was being made there, according to an RPD report.

When they arrived, the officers reported making contact with an occupant of one of the rooms and finding several one-step meth labs in plain view.

Officers secured the premises and detained several people believed to be involved in the manufacturing operation, the report stated. The RPD meth lab cleanup team, Richmond Fire Department and EMS units were summoned to the scene to assist. The clean up and processing of the scene continued until late morning.


The officers determined that one of the suspects had rented three rooms at the motel, including the room were the labs were discovered, according to the report.

The five suspects were decontaminated and examined at Baptist Health Richmond prior to being taken to the Madison County Detention Center.


Additional charges

One of the suspects in the meth lab operation, Anthony Debord, also was arrested on an outstanding warrant charging him with flagrant nonsupport. The warrant was issued in December and alleges that Debord owes $40,085 in child support dating back to March 1998.

Another suspect in the meth operation, Bobbi L. Evans, was arrested on an outstanding warrant charging her with passing a counterfeit bill in February. The manager of Red Roof Inn reported Feb. 4 that Evans presented a counterfeit $100 and asked for change. Evans was an employee at the hotel at the time, the report stated. The manager told police he questioned the authenticity of the bill but was assured it was valid currency.

When the bill later was taken to a bank, it was determined to be counterfeit. Evans did not return to work after the incident, the report stated.









Richmond Motel Evacuated After Meth Lab Discovered In Room

A Madison County motel was evacuated Wednesday morning after a meth lab was discovered in one of the rooms overnight.

Police say it appears a group of people rented out one motel room at the Bel Air on Lexington Road to house their meth-making operation. The group also rented out both neighboring rooms in what detectives suspect was an attempt to create a buffer between their operation and any other guests.

Firefighters were called out to the motel around 1:00 a.m. Wednesday morning on reports of a chemical smell. Once they arrived, they found seven people across three motel rooms contaminated by “hazardous materials,” firefighters said. Officials said there were several one-step meth labs in plain view inside a room.

Those people were taken to the hospital to be decontaminated, and then taken to be questioned by authorities. Meanwhile, others in the motel also had to be removed as firefighters began cleaning up the room where the meth lab had been set up.

“I don’t think they were actively cooking,” said Richmond Police Assistant Chief Bob Mott. “There were several reaction vessels that had been in there. Looks they had been cooking over a period of days at least, maybe even longer than that.”

Authorities say most of those who were decontaminated will likely be charged. No others staying at the motel were contaminated, say Richmond Police.

Anthony Debord, 44; Carolyn Eckler, 33 and Bobbi L. Evans, 30, were charged with manufacturing methamphetamine.

Douglas Pearson, 24 and Amber Dean, 21, were charged with complicity to manufacturing methamphetamine.








AUBURNDALE | An Auburndale man was arrested Tuesday after detectives found 1 kilogram, or 2.2 pounds, of methamphetamine in the bushes outside of his home.

John Matthew, 53, of 2262 Lake Ariana Blvd., was charged with trafficking in methamphetamine and other charges.

John Matthew

Detectives assigned to the Polk County High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force were watching Matthew’s home when they saw him trying to reach something in the bushes, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Detectives approached Matthew and found methamphetamine behind the bushes. He was also carrying a digital scale, baggies with methamphetamine residue in them and a drug ledger.

They also found other drug-related objects in his house.

Matthew has 10 previous arrests in Polk County on 31 charges.








Two Alamogordo residents face child abuse charges after police allege the suspects left their methamphetamine out where four children had access to it, according to Otero County Magistrate Court records.

According to court records obtained by the Daily News, Amanda Nye, 30, and Dustin Bolden, 29, are each charged with one count of third-degree felony child abuse, one count of fourth-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and one count of special penalty misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

Bolden is also charged with misdemeanor battery on a household member for allegedly battering Nye, court records show.

Police responded to a residence in the 1600 block of Aspen on April 3 in reference to a physical domestic dispute in progress, according to court records.

Once on scene, police allegedly found methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia on the ground outside the residence, which Bolden allegedly said had been inside the home within reach of four young children, court records indicate.

Police allege Bolden attempted to pull Nye through a window during the domestic dispute, according to court records.

Nye was jailed at the Otero County Detention Center in lieu of a $21,000 no-10 percent bond pending her appearance in court. Bolden was also jailed at OCDC on a $22,000 no-10 percent bond pending his appearance in court, according to court records.

The children were released to a family member, Alamogordo Police Department Sgt. Tracy Corbett said.