Comments Off on Houston Police Department Officer, James Daniel Norman, 34, fired after Methamphetamine found in home, his live-in boyfriend, Abelino Lemm, 27, caught selling Methamphetamine

HOUSTON — The Houston Police Department is investigating one of its own after several grams of methamphetamine were found inside the home of an accused officer and his live-in boyfriend, court documents said. Both men are facing drug-related charges and have since paid their respective bonds.

HPD confirmed James Daniel Norman, 34, has been relieved of his duties with the police force.

Officers with the HPD narcotics division met with Norman’s romantic partner, 27-year-old Abelino Lemm, at the suspects’ townhome in the Yorktown Apartment Complex of southwest Houston as a part of a buy bust operation on April 4.

Lemm unknowingly handed an undercover officer 59 grams of methamphetamine in exchange for $1,200 during the buy bust, according to court documents.

Investigators said the agent found two glass pipes on a coffee table in the suspects’ living room, a blue container with 4.42 grams of meth on a computer desk and several little bags under the desk, which suggested the men had been selling narcotics.

The police department said mail addressed to Norman was also found in the home, and the officer was taken in for questioning.

During the interview, court documents said Norman admitted to smoking meth and consuming gamma-hydroxybutyric acid — commonly referred to as GHB — earlier that day. He allegedly also told investigators about a purple container, which had more drugs, inside the home.

Officers confiscated a total 5.10 grams of confirmed methamphetamine from the house, the police report said.

Lemm was charged with delivery of a controlled substance, and Norman was hit with drug possession charges.

Lemm’s bond was set at $20,000, and Norman’s was set at $10,000.

 

 

 

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Comments Off on Autumn I. Campbell, 18, of Bath, charged with making Methamphetamine

A Bath woman is behind bars after police received a tip that someone was making meth in a house on Shannon Street in the village.

Armed with a search warrant, Bath police officers, assisted by the New York State Police special crimes unit and the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office, searched the residence in question and reported finding several ounces of methamphetamine, a meth lab and the precursors to make meth.

As a result of the search, police charged Autumn I. Campbell, 18, of Bath, with third-degree unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine and second-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, both felonies.

Campbell was arraigned in Village of Bath Court and sent to the Steuben County Jail without bail.

 

 

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Comments Off on Raids in McDowell, Burke and Catawba counties yields 20 pounds of Methamphetamine, $500K in cash – arrests of several women and men

Authorities raided homes Tuesday in McDowell, Burke and Catawba counties and seized 20 pounds of methamphetamine, $500,000 in cash and guns.

They’ve been investigating nearly a dozen suspects in these area for the past nine months.

There was also marijuana and pills in those homes.

Ten people are facing charges for trafficking the drugs across the area.

Three have not been apprehended.

Three suspects with warrants and were unable to be located:

  • Dwayne Bullock, 35, of 100 17th St. West in Newton is wanted on six counts of conspiracy to traffic heroin, three counts of conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine and one count of continuing a criminal enterprise.
  • Marqueseo Marshay “Pepe” Pearson, 37, of 129 Stephens Drive in Morganton is wanted on three counts of conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine and one count each of conspiracy to manufacture a Schedule II controlled substance and aiding and abetting continuing a criminal enterprise.
  • William Jackie Pearson, 66, of 129 Stephens Drive in Morganton is wanted on three counts of conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine and one count each of conspiracy to manufacture a Schedule II controlled substance and aiding and abetting continuing a criminal enterprise.

Those arrested Tuesday and their charges include the following:

  • Jamie Leonard Tate, 36, of 100 Stacy Farm Road in Nebo was charged with six counts of trafficking methamphetamine, three counts of conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine and one count each of conspiracy to manufacture a Schedule II controlled substance and continuing a criminal enterprise. He is in the McDowell County jail under a $5 million bond.
  • Leah Patience Davis, 37, of 100 Stacy Farm Road in Nebo was charged with six counts of trafficking methamphetamine, three counts of conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine and one count of aiding and abetting continuing a criminal enterprise. She is in the McDowell County jail under a $1 million bond.
  • Gregory Adonis Rutherford, 25, of 4475 Shade Valley Dr. and 3162 Ed Bowman St., both in Morganton were charged with three counts each of trafficking methamphetamine and conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine and one count each of conspiracy to manufacture a Schedule II controlled substance and aiding and abetting continuing a criminal enterprise.
  • Randy “Big Country” Scott, 49, of 2041 U.S. 70 West, Apt. 2 in Marion was charged with six counts of trafficking methamphetamine, three counts of conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine and one count each of conspiracy to manufacture a Schedule II controlled substance and aiding and abetting continuing a criminal enterprise. He is in the McDowell County jail under a $1 million bond.
  • Aretha Gilley Fullwood, 45, of 4186 Snow Hill Church Road in Morganton was charged with three counts each of conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine and conspiracy to traffic heroin and one count each of trafficking methamphetamine and aiding and abetting continuing a criminal enterprise. She is in the McDowell County jail under a $500,000 bond.
  • Aretha Faye Giles, 55, of 100 17th St. West in Newton was charged with three counts each of conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine and conspiracy to traffic heroin and one count of aiding and abetting continuing a criminal enterprise. She is in the McDowell County jail under a $500,000 bond.
  • Karita Shanece “China” Bullock, 28, of 2999 Shangri La Drive in Conover was charged with six counts of trafficking methamphetamine, three counts of conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine and one count of aiding and abetting continuing a criminal enterprise. She is in the McDowell County jail under a $1 million bond.

 

 

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Comments Off on Salt Lake police arrest Marylynn Hughes, 52, and Aricia Crouse, 18; accused of distributing marijuana, Methamphetamine possession

SALT LAKE CITY — Two women face several misdemeanor and felony charges after police said they discovered a large amount of marijuana in a Salt Lake City hotel room.

Marylynn Hughes, 52, and Aricia Crouse, 18, were booked into the Salt Lake County Metro Jail Saturday for distribution, possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.

According to probable cause statements, police responded to the Royal Garden Inn at 154 W 600 S on an unrelated call when an officer smelled the odor of burnt marijuana. The statements said police could see large amounts of marijuana in plain view in one of the rooms.

After obtaining a search warrant, officers determined Hughes and Crouse were distributing large amounts of marijuana, the statements said. Police said about five pounds of marijuana was seized.

“This is one of those that you sometimes just stumble into it. You can’t look the other way. The odor’s there, the smells, and then the door opens and there are all the drugs,” said Det. Greg Wilking, SLCPD.

Police said Crouse admitted to selling marijuana after she had been read her Miranda rights. Furthermore, police said Hughes admitted to possessing and using the methamphetamine and methamphetamine paraphernalia after she had been read her Miranda rights.

In the probable cause statement for Hughes, police said they also found methamphetamine and methamphetamine paraphernalia.

In Crouse’s probable cause statement, police said they found the drug DMT in Crouse’s wallet and drug paraphernalia.

Hughes faces a third-degree felony charge of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, a class B misdemeanor charge of use of possession of drug paraphernalia and a class A misdemeanor charge of possession or use of a controlled substance.

Crouse faces two third-degree felony charges of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, two class B misdemeanor charges of use or possession of drug paraphernalia and two class A misdemeanor charges of possession or use of a controlled substance.

The probable cause statement for Crouse also shows two warrants for possession of less than one ounce of marijuana/spice and two warrants for use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

 

 

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Comments Off on Destiny Lee Shetley 36, arrested for using Facebook for prostitution; Methamphetamine was found in her bra in Union County

UNION COUNTY, S.C. — An Upstate woman was arrested after an undercover officer set up a deal on Facebook Messenger for sexual favors in exchange for money, according to a report from the Union County Sheriff’s Office.

The report said the officer contacted 36-year-old Destiny Lee Shetley on Saturday and set up a meeting near City Ball Park.

Officers said Shetley walked up to the undercover officer’s car and was arrested.

During a search, a female officer found a container of a crystal-like substance believed to be methamphetamine in Shetley’s bra, deputies said. Shetley is charged with prostitution.

 

 

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Comments Off on Gregory Allen Bowers, 37, faces Methamphetamine charges in Adrian Travelodge motel explosion

An Adrian man formally was arraigned Monday on charges connected to an explosion Feb. 25 at an Adrian motel.

Gregory Allen Bowers, 37, was arraigned in Lenawee County District Court on charges of maintaining or operating a methamphetamine lab, maintaining or operating a lab that creates hazardous materials, and possession of methamphetamine. Bond was continued at $75,000 and a preliminary hearing was scheduled for April 24.

According to a police statement in the court file, Bowers was in a room at the Travelodge, 1575 W. Maumee St., when a meth cooking operation failed, causing an explosion that blew out the window and part of the wall at the front of the room and part of the back wall near the bathroom sink.

Bowers suffered burns on his body and was treated first at ProMedica Bixby Hospital then at the University of Michigan hospital’s burn unit in Ann Arbor, the statement said.

Items related to making meth were found in the room, police said.

 

 

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Comments Off on Narcotics enforcement team accuses Diana C. Martinez, 36, of Bartholomew County, of multiple counts of dealing Methamphetamine

Members of the Bartholomew County Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team arrested a local woman on three counts of dealing methamphetamine and resisting law enforcement.

Diana C. Martinez, 36, of 2935 Lamplight Drive, was arrested at 8:42 p.m. Monday after a traffic stop in the 1400 block of Parkside Drive, a press release about the arrest from JNET said.

Martinez became the focus of investigators after several people she is associated with were arrested on charges of dealing in methamphetamine, the release said.

Martinez is being held in the Bartholomew County Jail without bond, jail officials said.

 

 

 

 

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Comments Off on Grandmother, Samantha Kay Bailey, 50, of Gray, left purse with Methamphetamine next to doll house near two young children

Two young children in the care of their grandmother last week found a stash of methamphetamine in the grandmother’s purse near a doll house and ate some of the drug, according to newly filed court documents.

The grandmother, Samantha Kay Bailey, 50, of Gray, was asleep at the time, the documents show. It was April 9, her birthday.

Another woman, identified in the documents only as “Tammy,” told a deputy sheriff that she saw the children rummaging through the purse. Tammy said she saw drugs and a glass pipe in the purse and that she flushed the drugs down a toilet and tossed the pipe in a trash receptacle.

It’s unclear whether the woman saw the children ingest the drug, some of which was apparently crystal meth. She did not initially report the incident to police.

Instead, the children’s father stopped at the grandmother’s house  in the 300 block of Main Street in Gray to retrieve the kids, and one started having seizures shortly thereafter about noon.

The children are ages 5 and 2.

They were flown by medical helicopter to a Des Moines hospital. Tests of the children’s blood showed they had ingested meth and ecstasy.

Bailey faces two felony child-endangerment charges, each of which are punishable by up to 10 years in prison. A criminal complaint says the children nearly died.

Bailey admitted to a deputy sheriff that the meth was hers, court records show.

She posted a $20,000 bond on Friday to be released from jail.

Law officers searched Bailey’s house and camper last week and found numerous small containers of marijuana, plastic bags dusted with meth, bongs, a metal spoon and eight hypodermic needles.

 

 

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Comments Off on Ronnie D. Moore III tried to swallow Methamphetamine and marijuana that fell from his colostomy bag during arrest in Coffee County

COFFEE COUNTY, Ga. (WZTV) – The Coffee County Sheriff’s Office says a man tried to swallow bags of suspected methamphetamine and marijuana during his arrest.

Ronnie D. Moore III is charged with possession of meth with intent to distribute and misdemeanor marijuana possession.

Deputies said Moore was pulled over about 2:30 p.m. Friday and deputies learned the vehicle was uninsured. The Coffee County Drug Unit was called in when deputies smelled marijuana inside the SUV. A K9 officer confirmed the presence of marijuana.

Moore became irate when deputies were searching the vehicle, deputies said. That’s when a bag of marijuana and a bag of suspected methamphetamine fell from Moore’s colostomy bag and the suspect tried to swallow them whole, deputies said.

Officers were able to intervene and confiscate the drugs.

Moore was booked into Coffee County Jail.

 

 

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Comments Off on As opioids grip Tennessee, Hamblen County fights growing Methamphetamine problem

Tennessee’s opioid problem is no secret.

All across our 95 counties, local, state and federal agencies are working to stop abuse and addiction.

But meth also remains a menace despite grabbing fewer headlines.

According to Tennessee’s Dangerous Drugs Task Force, meth use is down across the state.

The peak came in February 2013 — back when the state was among the worst for meth abuse. That’s when seven labs a day were being reported.

But in Hamblen County, investigators say meth is still the top drug problem they face.

In March, the Hamblen County Sheriff’s office arrested Ricky Dale Munsey on drug charges. Two weeks ago he pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute more than 50 grams of meth.  Even with that plea, Munsey faces life in prison. Because the charges against Munsey are at the federal level, the Hamblen County Sheriff’s Office couldn’t comment on his case.

Undercover agents with the Hamblen County Sheriff’s Office are still hard at work making buys and tracking information to build cases against meth dealers.

Today, they say meth coming from south of the border is making their job tougher.

“When I started as a patrolman I knew there was a drug problem in Hamblen County,” explained an undercover narcotics sergeant.

He said that problem is now unreal. He’s worked six years undercover and watched addicts transition from pills to meth.

In three years, the way meth is delivered has changed.

Chief Deputy Wayne Mize explains it used to be much easier to detect meth labs.

“They would actually smell the meth cooking in the middle of the night and we’d make a meth bust and put people in jail that night. It was that easy in the past,” Mize said.

Now, he says, meth is being shipped into Tennessee from south of the border.

“A lot of the crystal meth is coming up from Mexico through Texas, to Atlanta then it comes to Knoxville and Hamblen County area,” said the undercover sergeant.

“The meth coming out of Mexico is so cheap and so good that people would rather just buy,” explained Mize.

Hamblen County law enforcement says they’re also seeing its effect inside jails – an increase in police pursuits, more violent crimes and more gun crimes.

“You’ll get home invasions, aggravated assaults and a lot of those aren’t being reported … they’re robbing each other to try and make a quick buck,” explained the undercover sergeant.

 

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Comments Off on 20 pounds of Methamphetamine seized in western North Carolina drug bust of several women and men

NEBO, NC (WSPA) – McDowell County deputies say they were investigating a Nebo man for drugs and it led to a massive drug conspiracy that spans from western North Carolina to California.

The investigation started in July 2016 at the home of Jamie Leonard Tate, 36, on Stacy Farm Road.

Deputies say Tate and Dwayne Bullock of Newton were conspiring with several people to traffic and distributed hundreds of pounds of meth and marijuana. They say the men also sold cocaine and heroin.

Deputies started raids on April 18 in McDowell, Burke and Catawba counties. They seized 20 pounds of meth and an estimated $500,000 in cash.

Deputies also found half a pound of marijuana, up to four ounces of fentanyl and other pills, as well as firearm, cell phones and vehicles.

The following people were charged:

  • Jamie Leonard Tate, 36, of Stacy Farm Road in Nebo, six counts of trafficking methamphetamine, three counts of conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine and one count each of conspiracy to manufacture a Schedule II controlled substance and continuing a criminal enterprise. He is in the McDowell County jail under a $5 million bond.
  • Leah Patience Davis, 37, of Stacy Farm Road in Nebo, six counts of trafficking methamphetamine, three counts of conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine and one count of aiding and abetting continuing a criminal enterprise. She is in the McDowell County jail under a $1 million bond.
  • Gregory Adonis Rutherford, 25, of Shade Valley Drive and 3162 Ed Bowman St., both in Morganton, three counts each of trafficking methamphetamine and conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine and one count each of conspiracy to manufacture a Schedule II controlled substance and aiding and abetting continuing a criminal enterprise. He is in the McDowell County jail under a $1 million bond.
  • Randy “Big Country” Scott, 49, of U.S. 70 West, Apt. 2 in Marion, six counts of trafficking methamphetamine, three counts of conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine and one count each of conspiracy to manufacture a Schedule II controlled substance and aiding and abetting continuing a criminal enterprise. He is in the McDowell County jail under a $1 million bond.
  • Aretha Gilley Fullwood, 45, of Snow Hill Church Road in Morganton, three counts each of conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine and conspiracy to traffic heroin and one count each of trafficking methamphetamine and aiding and abetting continuing a criminal enterprise. She is in the McDowell County jail under a $500,000 bond.
  • Aretha Faye Giles, 55, of 17th St. West in Newton, three counts each of conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine and conspiracy to traffic heroin and one count of aiding and abetting continuing a criminal enterprise. She is in the McDowell County jail under a $500,000 bond.
  • Karita Shanece “China” Bullock, 28, of 2999 Shangri La Drive in Conover, six counts of trafficking methamphetamine, three counts of conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine and one count of aiding and abetting continuing a criminal enterprise. She is in the McDowell County jail under a $1 million bond.

Deputies are searching for three more suspects.

Dwayne Bullock, 35, of 17th St. West in Newton, wanted on six counts of conspiracy to traffic heroin, three counts of conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine and one count of continuing a criminal enterprise.

Marqueseo Marshay “Pepe” Pearson, 37, of Stephens Drive in Morganton, wanted on three counts of conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine and one count each of conspiracy to manufacture a Schedule II controlled substance and aiding and abetting continuing a criminal enterprise.

William Jackie Pearson, 66, of Stephens Drive in Morganton, wanted on three counts of conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine and one count each of conspiracy to manufacture a Schedule II controlled substance and aiding and abetting continuing a criminal enterprise.

Deputies say more arrests are pending.

Anyone with information concerning the whereabouts of Dwayne Bullock, Marqueseo Pearson or Jackie Pearson is asked to call the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office at 828-652-2235, the McDowell County 911 communications center at 828-652-4000 or McDowell County Crimestoppers at 65-CRIME (652-7463). Now, you can also text your tips to Crimestoppers. Text MCDOWELLTIPS and your information to 274637 (CRIMES). With Crimestoppers, your identity remains anonymous, and you could receive a cash reward.

 

 

 

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Comments Off on Alexis Marie Delorme, 23, Stepheny Michelle Verhoeven, 28, and Brandi Jo Flaten, 26, charged in Grand Forks Methamphetamine investigation

Two Grand Forks women have been arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking after authorities tied them to a large methamphetamine seizure in March.

Last month, authorities found 5.5 ounces of methamphetamine executing a search warrant at the home of 23-year-old Alexis Marie Delorme after intercepting her during an alleged drug deal outside the Italian Moon restaurant on South Washington Street.

Now, officers with the Grand Forks Narcotics Task Force say that the methamphetamine belonged to another woman, 28-year-old Stepheny Michelle Verhoeven, according to affidavits filed in Northeast Central District Court.

Task Force officers say they learned Verhoeven would be making a methamphetamine sale in Grand Forks on April 12. They intercepted another woman, 26-year-old Brandi Jo Flaten, at the Simonson Travel Center on Gateway Drive in possession of 3.5 grams of methamphetamine and unsanctioned prescription drugs, according to court documents. Authorities believe Flaten was selling drugs on Verhoeven’s behalf.

Flaten told Task Force officers she was delivering the drugs for someone else, according to an affidavit.

Authorities arrested Verhoeven in the 500 block of North Fifth Street on April 12.

Verhoeven has been charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, a Class AA felony, and delivery of methamphetamine, a Class A felony. Flaten has been charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, a Class A felony, and possession of a controlled substance, a Class C felony. Both women made initial court appearances Monday.

Delorme has been charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver and possession of heroin with intent to deliver, both Class A felonies. She was also charged with possession of a controlled substance, a Class C felony, and three misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.

It is unclear if any of Delorme’s charges will be dropped now that authorities indicate the majority of the methamphetamine belonged to Verhoeven. All of her charges remain active in the court system. Her next appearance is scheduled for May 3.

 

 

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Comments Off on Leslie V. Clark, 34, of Bushnell, arrested on Methamphetamine charges

MCDONOUGH COUNTY, Ill. (WGEM) – A Bushnell, Illinois, woman was arrested on meth charges Sunday, according to the McDonough County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff Rick VanBrooker said Leslie V. Clark, 34, was stopped for speeding Sunday at 10:30 p.m. During the stop, authorities said the sheriff’s office canine, Kenzo, alerted police of the presence of drugs.

VanBrooker said deputies found four grams of meth packed for delivery, hidden inside a Pringles can in Clark’s purse. He said they also found digital scales and $637 in her purse.

Clark was charged with possession of methamphetamine under five grams, possession of methamphetamine with the intent to deliver under five grams and an outstanding warrant charging her with delivery of methamphetamine.

VanBrooker said Clark was the first to be arrested as part of operation “Icemelt.” He said the operation, which began three months ago, is “aimed at curbing the flow of methamphetamine (Ice) into McDonough County.”

 

 

 

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Comments Off on Abigail Valles, 29, and Rafael De La Cruz, 30, of Laredo, charged with trafficking 30 pounds of Methamphetamine, ties to the Sinaloa Mexican drug cartel

Rafael De La Cruz, 30, and wife Abigail Valles, 29, of Laredo, Texas, are currently facing narcotics trafficking charges.

Saturday afternoon, investigators with the Newnan Police Department received a call of a suspicious vehicle in the Walmart parking lot on 1025 Bullsboro Drive. Due to the increasing car break-ins reported in the area, police approached the car and spoke to the driver, identified as Cruz.

According to police, Cruz appeared nervous and gave consent to search his car. In the back seat, investigators discovered a black duffel bag containing 24 Lipton Green Tea bottles that appeared to contain liquid methamphetamine, according to the police report.

Police said Cruz and Valles had driven from Laredo to deliver the suspected methamphetamine to an individual in Sandy Springs for $5,000. Valles admitted they had been caught three times in the past for drug trafficking, including a few weeks ago at the border in Laredo, the report said.

Cruz reportedly told police he was looking for a dumpster to drop the methamphetamine in because he had a bad feeling about getting caught. He stated the drugs originated with the Sinaloa Cartel in Mexico.

Both Cruz and Valles were arrested and transported to the Coweta County Jail where they are currently being held without bail.

 

 

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Comments Off on Traverse City woman, 31, accused of assault, possession of Methamphetamine

TRAVERSE CITY — A Traverse City woman was jailed after authorities said she assaulted her roommate, a friend, a paramedic and a nurse.

Traverse City police officers responded to a 911 call about a domestic assault at an Eighth Street home. A 45-year-old man told central dispatchers Friday at 7:22 p.m. that his roommate, 31, was “freaked out” and throwing things, said Traverse City police Capt. Jim Bussell.

The woman threw a cordless drill at the man, a stereo at a woman and a big-screen TV, plates and glasses. She also is suspected of putting a 4- to 5-foot hole in the home’s wall. The roommate estimated she caused more than $1,000 of damage.

Officers suspected she was under the influence of alcohol and methamphetamine, Bussell said. She was in possession of suspected marijuana and methamphetamine.

The woman attempted to bite a paramedic who transported her to Munson Medical Center, Bussell said. She was jailed after her hospitalization. Officers reported her blood-alcohol content was 0.22 percent.

Officers will request she be charged with five counts of felonious assault, possession of a controlled substance, malicious destruction of property and two counts of resisting arrest.

 

 

 

 

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Comments Off on Indiana State Police troopers find 15 one-pot Methamphetamine labs and syringes in ditches in Delaware County

DELAWARE COUNTY, Ind. –Indiana State Police troopers found 15 one-pot meth labs and used syringes in ditches throughout Delaware County last week.

They were located last Friday when ISP Meth Suppression Troopers from the Pendleton District held their annual “Ditch Walk.”

During the Ditch Walk, troopers walk along country roads in Delaware County recovering dangerous meth trash. They do this every year in the spring as the warm temperatures bring more people outside for hiking, biking, and other activities.

This year troopers found a variety of meth trash ranging from drink bottles with white residue, to bottles with toxic liquids, as well as used and discarded syringes. They also found around 15 discarded “one pot” meth labs.

Pendleton District Meth Suppression Trooper Rich Clay is reminding the public to be careful when venturing outside. “Things to watch for are discarded backpacks or gym bags; liquid filled plastic drink bottles with white residue; a large amount of discarded coffee filters; discarded liquid drain opener bottles or camp fuel cans.  If you encounter any of these items, don’t disturb them. Call us and let us check it out.”

If you have information about illegal drug use, call the Pendleton Post at 1-800-527-4752 or the Indiana State Police Drug Tip Line at 1-800-453-4756.  Tips can be made anonymously.

You can find a listing of houses contaminated by meth in Indiana here.

 

 

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Comments Off on Kyle Laws, 27, of Mitchell, Arrested after Wandering into Home At 2:13 a.m., with Methamphetamine

(MITCHELL) – A Mitchell woman was arrested after she wandered into another person’s home Wednesday morning and Mitchell Police found her with meth.

27-year-old Kyle Laws was charged with possession of meth, possession of a Schedule II controlled substance, possession of a Schedule V controlled substance and residential entry.

At 2:13 a.m., a woman called the Lawrence County Police Department to report an intoxicated woman, whom she did not know, came into her home in the 200 block of North Sixth Street. A Mitchell Police Department officer responded.

When the officer approached the woman, she told them she thought she was at a different person’s home.

During a search of Laws police found meth and she was arrested. She is being held at the Lawrence County Jail on a $7,500 surety or $755 cash bond.

 

 

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Comments Off on Charles Huff, 34, of Perry County, arrested after hiding Methamphetamine lab under child’s seat – with 2-year-old sitting in it

A rolling meth lab was discovered Friday in Perry County during a traffic stop.

Sheriff’s Sergeant David Briggs pulled over 34-year-old Charles Huff for an equipment violation when canine officer Argo found illegal drugs inside the car.

During a probable cause search of the car, Briggs found three one-pot meth labs. One of the meth labs was hidden under the seat of a 2-year-old child, who was taken to Fairfield Medical Center as a precaution because of exposure to hazardous chemicals.

Huff was arrested on felony charges of illegal drug manufacturing, illegal possession of chemicals to produce drugs and child endangering. He is at the Southeast Ohio Regional Jail and the child was given to relatives by Perry County Children’s Services.

The discovery of the lab also caused the evacuation of Sideliners Bar and Grill as a precaution due to the hazardous chemicals and the volatile state that the labs were found in. But, the bar had no connection to the meth lab.

 

 

 

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Comments Off on Carlos Garcia, 36, of Watsonville, who shot his 8-year-old daughter and killed himself, was on Methamphetamine, cannabis and methadone

CAPITOLA – The man who killed himself and his 8-year-old daughter in an SUV behind Capitola Mall last month had a mixture of cannabis, painkillers and stimulants in his system, a Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office spokesman said.

Crime scene investigators survey the Capitola Mall parking lot Sunday, where a man killed himself and his 7-year-old daughter. 

Carlos Garcia, 36, of Watsonville used a pistol to shoot his daughter, Elizabeth Yaxtel Garcia Tapia, and himself shortly after 3:15 p.m. March 19 in a parked Kia Soul, Capitola police said.

Garcia, who had been shopping at the mall with his wife and daughter, started to make suicidal threats while under the influence of methadone, methamphetamine and cannabis, according to toxicology results released Friday.

Sgt. Chris Clark, the sheriff’s office spokesman, said the drug amounts varied in Garcia’s system with methadone being most prevalent but still a trace amount. The toxicology report shows Garcia had 15 nanograms per milliliter of methadone in his system, Clark said.

Methadone, which is similar to morphine, is prescribed to treat heroin addiction, according to National Institutes of Health.

Elizabeth’s death was Santa Cruz County’s first homicide of 2017. There were seven homicides in 2016 and seven homicides in 2015 in Santa Cruz County.

A gofundme.com campaign raised nearly $25,000 for the child’s funeral expenses and family support. A separate gofundme.com campaign was launched by Principal Vicki Hallof of Mintie White Elementary School, where Elizabeth was a second-grader. The school’s campaign raised $7,100.

Elizabeth is survived by two siblings, her mother and many members of her extended family, Hallof said.

The Capitola Police Department is performing most of the criminal investigation with assistance by the sheriff’s office and Santa Cruz County District Attorney’s Office.

The shooting disrupted a sunny afternoon at the crowded mall. At the parking area behind the mall, Capitola police collected a handgun and were preparing to review mall surveillance, police said.

Suicide Prevention Service’s suicide crisis line is free, multilingual, confidential and available 24 hours a day. It can be reached at 877-663-5433.

 

 

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Officials say a California man who killed his 8-year-old daughter and then himself in a mall parking lot last month had a mixture of methamphetamine, opioids and marijuana in his system.

Police in Santa Cruz County found both bodies with fatal gunshot wounds in a car outside Capitola Mall on March 19.

The girl’s mother had called authorities after becoming concerned that the man was “potentially suicidal.”

A coroner’s report released Friday says 36-year-old Carlos Garcia was under the influence of methamphetamine, methadone, and cannabis.

A handgun was recovered at the scene. Police are reviewing mall surveillance video as part of the ongoing investigation.

 

 

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Comments Off on Raven Symone Wiggins, 25 of Rome, Found with Methamphetamine, Lies to Police

Raven Symone Wiggins, 25 of Rome, was arrested Saturday after Fred’s on Redmond Circle after police found her to be in possession of methamphetamine.

Reports stated that the drug was found in her left front pocket.  Reports went on to say that while being interviewed by police she allegedly gave them a false name.

Wiggins is charged with felony possession of methamphetamine and  giving false name to an officer.

 

 

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Comments Off on A tractor trailer pulled over in Woodbridge Twp. had more than 29 kilograms of Methamphetamine hidden inside

A tractor trailer pulled over in Woodbridge Twp. in October had over 29 kilograms of methamphetamine hidden inside, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office. The truck driver, a California man, pleaded guilty last Monday, April 10 to intending to sell the drug.

On Oct. 28, 2016, police stopped the tractor trailer in Middlesex County; the U.S. Attorney did not specify where in the county. Officers recovered approximately 29 kilograms of methamphetamine and $73,500 in cash from a concealed compartment located inside the cab of the trailer. Tomas Lopez Beltran, 45, of South Gate, California, admitted last week he intended to distribute the methamphetamine and cash to an individual in Georgia. He pleaded guilty in U.S. federal court last week.

The count of intending to distribute that much of a drug carries a minimum potential penalty of 10 years.

 

 

 

 

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Comments Off on Keeping tabs on the scourge of Methamphetamine in Australia

THE Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission recently released the first report from the National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program. This fascinating area of research uses analytical chemistry, population data and information about the human metabolic system to estimate the per capita consumption of illicit drugs, tobacco and alcohol.

Wastewater analysis cannot provide information about individuals – how drugs affect their health, family, jobs and so forth. But compared with traditional survey methods for studying drug use, wastewater analysis is fast, accurate and it can capture information on huge populations. It is an excellent new tool that complements existing methods.

The engine rooms of wastewater analysis in this country are laboratories at the University of South Australian and the University of Queensland. The University of Tasmania has collaborated with the Queensland laboratory since 2009.

Of all the drugs covered in the NWDMP report, probably the greatest interest lies in methamphetamine. This drug has notoriety, especially in the form of crystalline methamphetamine – “ice” – because of strong links between heavy use of this drug and psychotic episodes, heart attacks, strokes, violence and criminal behavior.

Where methamphetamine is concerned, the big picture for Australia is not positive. One of the problems for law enforcement agencies is that the ingredients needed to make methamphetamine – called precursor chemicals – do not need to be imported into Australia. This distinguishes methamphetamine from drugs such as cocaine, heroin and ecstasy. That said, clearly methamphetamine is smuggled into this country. This week police agencies announced the seizure in Melbourne of 903kg of methamphetamine hidden in floorboards imported from China. Police estimated the value of this haul to be about $900 million.

Methamphetamine is the second-most commonly used illicit drug in Australia after cannabis. A single dose of methamphetamine costs $50 to $80 so the main beneficiaries of the methamphetamine market are organised crime groups. Various sources show that methamphetamine consumption in Australia is considerably higher than in most European countries and comparable to consumption rates in parts of Asia and the US.

The methamphetamine market has increased in Australia since wastewater monitoring began in 2009.

Our team found that the amount of methamphetamine consumed in South-East Queensland increased five-fold in urban sites between 2009 and 2015. The South Australian team observed very similar trends in Adelaide over the same period. Importantly, we cannot tell exactly what this means in terms of the numbers of people who regularly use methamphetamine – and who therefore are at greatest risk of adverse effects in terms of health and wellbeing.

What is the situation in Tasmania?

The University of Tasmania co-funded the first Tasmanian pilot study in 2014 and 2015. The results – awaiting publication – suggest that methamphetamine consumption was possibly the lowest in the country.

The NWDMP broadly confirms that result. It shows that Hobart, which has the largest population of all the Tasmanian sites (about 200,000 people in the catchments of the participating wastewater treatment plants), had the lowest average consumption rate of all Australian capital cities along with Canberra. Consumption rates in two regional areas were below national averages.

This is good news. We think the result may be due to multiple factors, including the activities of Tasmania Police, the difficulty Bass Strait poses for drug traffickers, and Tasmania’s relatively dispersed population – which probably inhibits large-scale trafficking for rapid profits. Consistent with this view is evidence that the purity of methamphetamine doses tends to be lower in Tasmania than in other states.

But the NWDMP report also raises concerns for our State too.

First, although many parts of Tasmania have levels of consumption that are low by national standards, they are still high by international standards. Secondly, two of the regional Tasmanian sites – which cannot be named for a raft of reasons – were well above the national average. These sites, like several others across the country, show that methamphetamine use can be very localised. This also means that the negative effects of methamphetamine use can be concentrated in particular communities.

This brings us to a critical point. We see wastewater analysis having an important future role in monitoring drug use in regional areas in Tasmania and Australia.

Surveys in large cities have produced useful data on drug use trends for many years now. But for practical reasons it is extremely difficult for surveys to study drug consumption in country towns. These communities have fallen in a “data shadow” in the absence of reliable measures of drug consumption.

Wastewater analysis of sewerage treatment plants in regional areas may provide this missing information that will be of value to health agencies, NGOs and law enforcement agencies.

Wastewater analysis promises to help Tasmania to assess how well it is tackling methamphetamine use and identify those communities most in need of assistance.

 

 

 

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Comments Off on Fairfield Township Police stop 29-year-old woman with no pants or panties on Butler County street

A half-naked woman stopped by police on a Fairfield Twp. street told officers she had been asleep for two days after using heroin and meth.

Photos show the woman, who is not wearing pants or underwear, talking to a Fairfield Twp. police officer through an open cruiser window. The photos were posted to social media by passersby shortly after the incident.

“She thought she was dreaming until I stopped her,” Officer Mark Sons wrote in a police report about the incident that happened Thursday afternoon.

Sons was patrolling near Grand Boulevard at about 1:30 p.m. when he saw the 29-year-old woman “walking down Tuley Road without her pants.”

The woman said she had been asleep for two days after using heroin and meth, according to the police report. The woman added she had been with a man and did not know what was happening or why she did not have on pants.

Sons could tell she was having some sort of medical or mental issue and called for the life squad, according to Sgt. Jim Souhrada.

“She also told him she was bipolar and had not taken her medications for sometime,” Souhrada said.

A concerned resident came out with a pair of shorts for the woman as another officer arrived with a blanket.

Paramedics evaluated the woman, who refused further treatment or transportation to the hospital.

A syringe was located near the area where she was seen walking, but officers could not say if the woman had been in possession of it.

The woman was transported by Sons to the home of her uncle, who said he would look after her.

 

 

 

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Comments Off on Shoplifter with Methamphetamine in her bra, Castle Kameron Gately, 23, of Dallas, lured boys, ages 5 and 6, to Wal-Mart with candy

A Dallas woman was arrested after police say she lured two children away from their homes with candy and the promise of more treats Tuesday.

Castle Kameron Gately, 23, was initially arrested on a shoplifting charge after she was seen stealing with the children at a Wal-Mart at 6185 Retail Road in northeast Dallas, police records show.

Loss-prevention workers questioned the boys, ages 5 and 6, and it quickly became clear they didn’t belong to Gately and didn’t even know her, according to a police report.

The boys said they had followed her to the Wal-Mart because she promised to buy them “whatever they wanted,” according to her arrest warrant affidavit.

The two friends said they had been playing outside their apartment complex when Gately approached them and said she’d buy them food and water if they came with her.

A witness told police he saw Gately “luring the children with a chocolate bar” so he followed her to the Wal-Mart, about a mile away from the children’s homes.

When police searched Gately, who they said is homeless, they found a clear bag containing crystal methamphetamine tucked into her bra.

The two children were safely returned to their mothers, who had both called 911 to report them missing.

Gately faces two charges of unlawful restraint of a minor, one count of substance possession and one count of property theft under $30,000.

She is being held in the Dallas County Jail on $150,000 bail.

 

 

 

 

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Comments Off on Christy Bonath, 46, of Luzerne, arrested for operating Methamphetamine lab

LUZERNE — A borough woman was arrested Friday night for allegedly running a meth lab out of her home.

Christy Bonath, 46, was charged with operating a methamphetamine lab, possession of and manufacturing of meth, as well as other drug-related charges, recklessly endangering another person and corruption of minors.

According to the criminal complaint, officers served a search warrant to Bonath’s residence at 410 Walnut St. and found “several items indicative to the manufacturing of methamphetamine.”

Bonath and a man were taken into custody and transported to the Luzerne Borough police station for questioning. Police also found a male juvenile at the residence and contacted a family member, who took custody of the juvenile.

After questioning Bonath and the male, police determined the male was not involved in the incident.

Bonath was taken to the Luzerne County Correctional Facility and was arraigned overnight.

Police secured the residence and contacted the Pennsylvania State Police Clandestine Laboratory Response Team, members of which arrived at approximately 8:10 p.m. The response team conducted a comprehensive search of the residence and located several items which were photographed and taken to the crime lab for testing, police said.

The residence was then tagged as having hazardous materials on the property. Such properties are typically condemned as unfit for human habitation.

 

 

 

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