Two Pakistani males who unwittingly tried to sell 335.6 grams of methamphetamine for $12,000 in the Brea Mall parking lot to two confidential, government informants have both now been sentenced for their 2010 crime. 

We told you about the fate of 30-year-old, Orange County 7-Eleven clerk Noman Saeed in February when U.S. District Court Judge Andrew J. Guilford sentenced the drug dealer to 63 months in prison.

This week, Guilford punished Mohammad Hashir Masud, Saeed’s partner in crime, with a term of 37 months in a federal prison.

Upon his return to society, Masud must undergo supervised probation for five years.

Guilford, who sealed numerous documents from public view during the length of the case, gave Masud, who was born in 1983, until noon on July 5 to surrender to prison officials.

U.S. Bureau of Prison records show that Saeed is in custody and “in transit” to a federal prison.

Saeed and Masud plotted their drug deal with individuals who secretly worked as informants for special agents at the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency, according to case records.



PRESTONSBURG – Four people charged with making meth in a Prestonsburg low income housing apartment were arraigned in Floyd County Circuit Court Monday following grand jury indictments.

Ronald Wicker, Douglas Blackburn, and Laura Tackett each plead not guilty to the charges of complicity to manufacture methamphetamine, unlawful possession of meth precursor, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

A fourth man who was also indicted following February’s drug bust at Green Acres Apartments, Harry McCoy, had failed to answer a summons for a pre-trial interview, and was taken into custody. Circuit Judge John David Caudill told McCoy that he could not arraign him until that interview took place, and said that he may be able to get to him on Tuesday.

Harry McCoy

Harry McCoy
Douglas Blackburn

Douglas Blackburn
Laura Tackett

Laura Tackett
Ronald Neil Wicker talked to his attorney Monday during his arraignment hearing in Floyd Circuit Court. Wicker is charged along with Laura Tackett, Douglas Blackburn, and Harry McCoy with complicity to manufacture methamphetamine.

Ronald Neil Wicker talked to his attorney Monday during his arraignment hearing in Floyd Circuit Court. Wicker is charged along with Laura Tackett, Douglas Blackburn, and Harry McCoy with complicity to manufacture methamphetamine


McCoy is charged with complicity to manufacture methamphetamine, unlawful possession of a meth precursor, first degree possession of a controlled substance, controlled substance not in original container, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Wicker, Blackburn, and Tackett are each scheduled to appear in court again on August 2, 2013 for a pre-trial conference.

Blackburn and Tackett are each being held on $5000 cash bond. Wicker is being held on a $10,000 cash bond. McCoy is being held without bond until he can be arraigned.

Manurfacturing methamphetamine is a Class B Felony.



SACRAMENTO, CA – Federal agents arrested a Mexican national at Sacramento International Airport Friday on suspicion of smuggling 15 pounds of methamphetamine through customs.

A Department of Homeland Security affidavit says Carlos Alberto Torres-Eurafacio was traveling from Guadalajara to Sacramento with a valid Mexican passport and a 15-day visa.

The complaint says Torres-Eurafacio was going through customs at SMF with two wooden carts. When agents ran the carts through an x-ray machine, they noticed a number of anomalies in the wood.

Agents drilled into one of the wood panels and found the drill bit coated in white powder.

According to the complaint, customs agents dismantled the cart and found methamphetamine stashed inside the carts’ wood panels.

DHS agents took over the investigation the following day and began interrogating Torres-Eurafacio.

The affidavit says Torres-Eurafacio told agents he was from Jalisco, Mexico, where he distributed mangoes and avocados.

He told agents he owed a man in Jalisco named Juan about $5,000. Juan approached him and offered to clear the debt if he delivered two packages to a person in the United States.

The complaint says agents asked if he knew what was inside the carts. Torres-Eurafacio told them he suspected it was probably narcotics, but he didn’t know how much or what kind.

The carts, he said, were given to him wrapped in cellophane at the Guadalajara airport. When he reached the United States, he was supposed to await instructions on bringing the carts to Portland, Oregon.

Torress-Eurafacio was booked into Sacramento County Jail on federal charges of intent to distribute over 500 grams of methamphetamine.

A joint investigation between the Greene County Drug Task Force and the Indiana State Police resulted in the arrest over the weekend of a Linton man suspected of manufacturing methamphetamine.


Michael Jordan Miller


Michael Jordan Miller, 33, was booked into the Greene County Jail during a bust that started late Saturday night and concluded in the early morning hours on Sunday.

The lead investigators, Sgt. Josh Goodman of the Linton Police Department and Trooper Richard Klun of the Indiana State Police, were assisted both during the investigation and on the scene during the bust by other officers from the Linton Police Department, the Jasonville Police Department, the Worthington Police Department and the Indiana State Police Clandestine Lab Team.

Sgt. Goodman reported that officers learned Miller and another individual had purchased precursors then went back to Miller’s residence at 790 E Street NE in Linton.

More investigation and police surveillance resulted in a request for a search warrant for the residence.

According to the police report, when the search warrant was executed, officers found numerous items related to the manufacture of methamphetamine including precursors/reagents, equipment used to manufacture methamphetamine and other ingredients used to manufacture meth. They also allegedly located a powder substance that field-tested positive for methamphetamine.

Miller was also found inside the residence during the search and was taken into custody.

Miller was being held without bond on preliminary charges of: Dealing in methamphetamine (manufacturing) in an amount over three grams — a class A felony; possession of methamphetamine as a class D felony; possession of precursors as a class D felony; and maintaining a common nuisance as a class D felony.



DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Del Rio seized five dozen toy balls filled with liquid methamphetamine Sunday after finding them in the trunk of a car arriving from Mexico.

CBP officers at the Del Rio Port of Entry inspected a 2010 Ford Mustang when it arrived from Mexico just before 6 a.m. Sunday. During the inspection process, CBP officers discovered several boxes of plastic toy balls in the trunk of the car. After a CBP canine alerted to the possible presence of contraband, a field test revealed that the balls contained liquid methamphetamine. Officers seized 60 liquid methamphetamine-filled balls weighing a total of 62.3 pounds, with an estimated value of more than $1.2 million.

Officers detained a passenger, a 41-year-old Snyder man, and turned him over to Homeland Security Investigations for federal prosecution.

“CBP officers are trained to detect all manner of illegal drugs,” said Michael Perez, CBP Port Director, Del Rio. “Their ability to recognize contraband in this unusual form kept yet another load of dangerous drugs from entering the country.”

The Office of Field Operations is the primary organization within U.S. Customs and Border Protection tasked with an anti-terrorism mission at our nation’s ports. CBP officers screen all people, vehicles and goods entering the United States, while facilitating the flow of legitimate trade and travel. Their mission also includes carrying out border-related duties, including narcotics interdiction, enforcing immigration and trade laws, and protecting the nation’s food supply and agriculture industry from pests and diseases.


PITTSBURG, Kansas — A woman was sentenced to more than 25 years in prison for her role in the methamphetamine-related murder of a Pittsburg man two years ago.

Thirty-two-year-old Amie Lee Ryburn of Pittsburg was sentenced Monday in Crawford County District Court for second-degree murder and manufacture of methamphetamine in the death of 29-year-old Ian Monaghan.

Monaghan’s body was discovered in a farm field west of Pittsburg in July 2010. He had been beaten and shot multiple times.

Investigators stopped Ryburn and Charles F. Mitchell later that night in a truck that contained a meth lab.

The Joplin Globe reports ( ) investigators seized another meth lab at a trailer park outside Pittsburg connected to the case.

Mitchell has pleaded innocent to first-degree murder. A third man was charged with obstruction.



SALTON CITY — U.S. Border Patrol agents stopped a suspected drug smuggler and seized about 10 pounds of methamphetamine from a woman who was driving with her teenage son at the Highway 86 checkpoint Sunday night.

Around 8 p.m., a 43-year-female driver and her 16-year-old son approached the checkpoint between Westmorland and Salton City, according to a press release.

A canine detection team alerted to the 1998 Toyota Camry as it approached the primary inspection lane, and the vehicle was referred to secondary where agents found 10 packages of methamphetamine hidden in a non-factory compartment under the back seat.

The methamphetamine had a total weight of 10.4 pounds and an estimated street value of more than $332,000. The driver, a Mexican citizen with a visa, was taken into custody without incident and turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration along with the car and drugs.


Calls to police resulted in the arrests of three people after components for making methamphetamine were found in two Barberton houses.

Howard E. Henshaw, 45, of E. State Street, was arrested April 26 after his wife reported discovering what she believed to be meth lab items in her husband’s “man cave.”

Stacey Shipe, 39, and Matthew Shipe, 29, both of Harding Avenue, were arrested April 28 after a tip there was supposed to be a meth lab in the basement of the house.

Henshaw and the Shipes were each charged with illegal manufacture of drugs (methamphetamine).

The Summit County Drug Unit responded to a meth dump site in a ditch in the area of state Route 619 and Eastern Road in New Franklin, April 26. The drug unit was also called out April 28 for a suspected meth lab in the 900 block of W. Turkeyfoot Lake Road in New Franklin and charges are pending on a suspect.

The sheriff’s office was called to the Avon Trailer Park in Green, April 29, where components of a meth lab were found a vehicle from which smoke could be seen coming from the trunk. Jesse L. Atkinson, 34, of Stow, and Brian M. Cross, 39, of Uniontown, were charged with assembly of chemicals used to manufacture a controlled substance.



NOGALES, AZ (CBS5) – Federal authorities seized $969,000 in heroin and methamphetamine in two separate failed attempts over the weekend to smuggle narcotics across the border.

(Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

(Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

Lucio Leonardo Valle-Bustamante, 37, was arrested after a U.S. Customs and Border Protection drug-detection K-9 alerted officers to more than 61 pounds of methamphetamine.

Officers located 48 packages of the drug hidden throughout Valle’s vehicle when he attempted to enter through the Mariposa Port in Nogales. The estimated value of the seizure was nearly $951,000.

Loribeth Torres, 34, was arrested Saturday night after a service K-9 alerted to more than a pound of heroin in her clothing.

Torres was attempting to cross the U.S. border through pedestrian lanes at the Dennis DeConcini Port. The drugs were valued at nearly $17,000. Officers seized the vehicle and drugs.

Valle and Torres were referred to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.



Interlachen, FL: On Thursday, April 25, 2013, deputies with the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office responded to an undisclosed location in the Interlachen area in reference to illegal drug activity.

The investigation revealed that the suspect, Matthew Willis was making and/or manufacturing Methamphetamine. Deputies located the remnants of over 80 batches of Methamphetamine, which had been produced on site.

Matthew Willis


Willis, who is a registered criminal, was taken into custody without incident and charged with (5) counts of Possession of Drugs and (1) count of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Willis was transported to the Putnam County Jail and has been given a bond in the amount of $6,020.00.

The hazardous remnants were collected and disposed of.

Sheriff Jeff Hardy stated “We had received several complaints about illegal drug activity within a specific geographic location. We took the complaints seriously, and ultimately we were able to apprehend the suspect”.



The Chipley Police Department received information Wednesday of possible drug activity being conducted in a home that a methamphetamine lab had been dismantled in just eight days prior.



Virginia, MN ( — Numerous narcotics investigations conducted over the past few months on the Iron Range have resulted in charges against nine people.

The ages of the nine suspects range from 19 to 56-years-old. Charges include everything from possession of meth to exposing a child to methamphetamine.











Here are the individuals charged:

Timson Ray Carrier Jr, of Eveleth, charged with two felony counts of 2nd degree sales of a controlled substance in a park zone (heroin), and three felony counts of 3rd degree sales of a controlled substance (heroin) .

Ricky Leroy Knaffla,of Iron, charged with one felony count of 5th degree possession of meth and a gross misdemeanor charge of driving after cancellation

Bradley Keith Smith, of Aurora, charged with one felony count of 3rd degree sales of a controlled substance (heroin).

Ashley Marie Hansen and Ryan Jeffrey Shoen, both of Chisholm, charged with 5th degree possession of meth, felony count of exposing a child to methamphetamine paraphernalia, misdemeanor count of posession of drug paraphernalia.

Zeb David Pickar, of Eveleth, charged with one felony count of 3rd degree sales of methamphetamine.

Bart John Ziebarth, charged with two felony counts of 2nd degree posession of meth, and 4th degree possession of prescription medications

Alicia Nicole Cooper, of Virginia, charged with one felony count of 3rd degree sale of heroin.

Jonathan Morin, of Mt. Iron, charged with two felony counts of 5th degree sales of a controlled substance (marijuana) and possession of a controlled substance (also marijuana).

The investigation was conducted by the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office and the Boundary Waters Drug Task Force.



A trio of co-defendants are accused of having a methamphetamine lab in a Norwalk apartment.

Three men are charged with brutally attacking their respective victims.

Those are some of the 14 indictments a Huron County grand jury handed down Friday. Eight of the cases were drug-related. Two suspects are charged with burglary. A story about all of the indictments was published in Saturday’s Norwalk Reflector.


The meth case is in connection with a March 29 fire at a Bouscay Avenue apartment. Norwalk police officers arrived about 4:55 p.m. and when officers entered the apartment, they “found an active meth lab,” authorities said.

Police have said Paul D. Prince, 33, of Mansfield, when fleeing the upstairs bedroom, admitted to knocking over some of the meth-related byproducts, which started the fire, which was contained to the bedroom. The contents in the room were a total loss.

Prince and James J. Arthur II, 29, of 4968 Ohio 61, New Haven, are charged with one count each of manufacture of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine and possession of criminal tools.

A third accomplice, Allen E. Mobberly, 32, of 37H Bouscay Ave., is charged with endangering children and permitting drug abuse.

Chief Dave Light has said a boy complained of a “burning sensation” in his lungs after he played in the apartment. Authorities also identified Mobberly as the father of a boy who was there when the fire started and “the person who had control of the apartment where the methamphetamine was being manufactured.”

A woman who happened to be in the apartment during the meth lab raid also was indicted Friday, but not in connection with meth.

Samantha J. Reed, 20, of 15 Fruen St., was charged with trafficking in heroin.

“She just happened to be there,” said Detective Sgt. Seth Fry, who assisted Detective Sgt. Jim Fulton with the heroin investigation. “She admitted to using the meth that was cooked at the location.”



WATAUGA COUNTY, NC (WBTV) – A Boone man was arrested after three meth labs were found in his vehicle during a traffic stop, according to the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office.

On April 18, a vehicle search was conducted at the scene by deputies, but was halted when they located what appeared to be a methamphetamine laboratory.

Narcotics detectives responded to the scene and began processing the evidence. During the course of the search, multiple “Shake and Bake” methamphetamine laboratories were found, along with an active HCL gas generator containing an unknown liquid, which officials say was producing a white cloud of smoke from the bottle.


Because of the violent nature of the liquid, the decision was made to stop the search until the State Bureau of Investigation’s Clandestine Laboratory Response Team could respond the following morning.

The following day, detectives, along with the Clan Lab Response Team, continued to process the multiple methamphetamine labs and neutralize the hazardous chemicals. In total, deputies say 3 methamphetamine labs and the HCL gas generator were located during the search of the vehicle.

Ian Clemment Corneck, 26, was arrested on warrants for 6 counts of attempting to exceed pseudoephedrine limits.

The Clan Lab Response Team also assisted in processing 4 additional methamphetamine lab dump sites that narcotics detectives had seized which were located in the Zionville and Meat Camp areas.

“The volatile and unpredictable nature of these methamphetamine laboratories is extremely hazardous to our officers who encounter these chemicals on a fairly regular basis. Law enforcement officers across the state are working hard with state legislators to enact tougher laws pertaining to the control of pseudoephedrine and to make pseudoephedrine a prescription only medication. Pseudoephedrine is the key component in manufacturing methamphetamine, without it, meth cannot be produced,” Sgt. Jason Zaragoza said of the bust.

In addition to the 6 counts of attempting to exceed pseudoephedrine limits that Corneck was arrested on, he was also charged with manufacture methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine precursors, maintaining a vehicle CS, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was taken to the Watauga County Detention Facility and placed under a $105,000 secured bond. He is scheduled to appear in District Court in Boone on May 30.



CONYERS — A man who was carrying two guns and a knife was arrested on drug charges after a deputy found him asleep in his vehicle at a gas station on Ga. Highway 20 South Thursday night.

A deputy with the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office on patrol in the area found Chris Warren Hamilton, 27, of 11663 Hazelbrand Road, Covington, asleep inside a Dodge Ram pickup truck at the Valero gas station after business hours on April 25. According to the deputy’s report, Hamilton had what appeared to be a 9 mm pistol in his lap.

The deputy awakened the suspect and further investigation revealed that he had a Taurus .380 concealed in a holster on his right ankle and a foldout pocket knife in his right pocket. The deputy reported that Hamilton was “very distant and incoherent” and seemed not to know where he was or how he got there.

Two glass pipes were found on the suspect, as well as a small amount of suspected marijuana, according to the incident report. A search of his vehicle revealed a small plastic bag containing suspected crystal methamphetamine.

Hamilton was taken to the Rockdale County Jail and charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana less than 1 ounce, possession of a firearm or knife during commission of or attempt to commit certain felonies, and possession and use of drug-related objects.



A Lufkin man convicted of arson in a methamphetamine cooking fire that gutted his parent’s mobile home was sentenced Monday to two years in state jail.

Jason Nash, 37, appeared before state District Judge Paul White Monday morning for sentencing a week and a half after having his bond revoked for admitting to his probation officer that he used meth.



A suspicious activity and burglary call to a Kenswick residence in Humble led deputies to uncover one of the largest methamphetamine seizures ever.

Harris County Pct. 4 deputies responded on April 22 to a burglary/suspicious activity call in the Kenswick subdivision on Bolton Bridge, according to Capt. Wally Wieghat. When deputies went next door to the adjacent home to ask residents if they had observed any suspicious activity concerning the burglary, they found the back door wide open.

Weighat explained that when the deputies looked inside the residence, they saw massive amounts of methamphetamine being prepared for distribution.

Seeing the drugs in plain sight was enough evidence for deputies to obtain a search warrant for the residence late that evening.

“It was a lot of methamphetamine,” said Wieghat. “We think it was being cut up in the residence for distribution.”

Deputies seized 31.98 lbs. of refined methamphetamine, 3.8 lbs. of unrefined methamphetamines and 35 milliliters of liquid methamphetamine. The drugs were seized and processed on Monday night and into Tuesday morning, according to Wieghat.

Deputies also discovered and seized approximately 10 guns that were located in the attic and throughout the residence. Some of the weapons discovered included a Thompson machine gun, handguns and rifles.

No arrests have yet been made and the investigation continues. Wieghat noted that community vigilance in watching for suspicious activity can have positive results.

“This is exactly why we nee the community to be involved,” he said. “Community awareness is what led to this residence and this find. If they see suspicious activity and they report it, it can pay off. We took a lot of dangerous narcotics off the streets.”

Wieghat said that the estimated street value of the drugs was $3 million.

“It’s the largest methamphetamine bust I’ve been involved in for the past 23 years,” he said. “It’s a considerable amount.”

The community is asked to call the Harris County Pct. 4 Constable’s Office with any information about the investigation or the residents of the home at 281-446-1196.


KNOX COUNTY — Two parents who face charges of first-degree manufacturing methamphetamine and first-degree wanton endangerment were indicted by a grand jury in Knox County Circuit Court Friday.

Steven A. Campbell, 29, and Wannetta A. Campbell, 29, both of Hobart Lane in Gray, were arrested by the Kentucky State Police March 30.

During their preliminary hearings earlier this month, state troopers testified that troopers and deputies went to the residence after receiving calls from neighbors reporting children, who reside with the Campbells, were out in the neighborhood “asking people for food.”

The trooper explained that when he got to the home, he made first contact with Wannetta Campbell, who agreed to allow the trooper in the home. The trooper said he followed her to a back bedroom, where Steven Campbell was discovered “passed out on a futon” with a child next to him — and “an active meth lab on the coffee table.”

Once he was questioned, the trooper said Steven Campbell admitted to making meth “for the past three months.”

The trooper also said Wannetta Campbell “said she knew it was going on,” and that she admitted to smoking meth.

He added the home itself was “unlivable” for the kids, stating there was a mattress on the living room floor and old food was laying around.

The trooper testified that all the children in the home were removed from the residence.

During the trooper’s testimony, Wannetta Campbell continuously made physical motions denying what was said.

During their hearing Friday, they received a four-count indictment. The first count charges the couple with their first offense of manufacturing methamphetamine after allegedly knowingly and unlawfully having in their possession chemicals and/or equipment used to make meth with the intent of doing so.

The second, third and fourth counts indict them on three charges of fourth-degree controlled substance endangerment to a child after allegedly permitting three children to be present while meth was being manufactured.

Both Campbells remain jailed in the Knox County Detention Center under $25,000 cash bonds each.



A Portsmouth couple faces charges after the husband was discovered cooking meth within 100 feet of a child. John P. Riddle, 38, and Angel L. Riddle, 32, of 1810 Kendall Ave. Apartment E, were arrested on Friday afternoon.

John Riddle was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine within 100 feet of the vicinity of a child, a felony of the first degree; illegal possession or assembly of chemicals for the manufacture of methamphetamine, a third degree felony; endangering children, a third degree felony, and possession of drugs, a felony of the fifth degree. Angel Riddle is charged with endangering children, and a fourth degree misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Portsmouth Police Chief Robert Ware and Scioto County Sheriff Marty V. Donini said around 2:41 p.m. Friday, officers from the Portsmouth Police Department responded to the complaint of individuals allegedly cooking methamphetamine inside an apartment located at 1810 Kendall Ave. Apt. E Portsmouth, Ohio. After obtaining consent to search the residence, officers found materials used to manufacture methamphetamine as well as evidence of methamphetamine actually being manufactured.

Officers from the Southern Ohio Drug Task Force were summoned to the apartment to process and dismantle the methamphetamine lab. With the assistance of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation Clandestine Lab Unit and the Portsmouth Fire Department, Task Force personnel recovered an active “one pot” methamphetamine lab, a hydrogen chloride gas generator, packages of pseudoephedrine, Coleman fuel, ether, acid, lye, ammonium nitrate and coffee filters.

The Riddles were placed in the Scioto County Jail and were arraigned on Monday, April 29, 2013 at 9 a.m. John Riddle is currently being held on an $87,500 bond, while Angel Riddle is being held on a $7,750 bond.

The case against both will be forwarded to the Scioto County Prosecutor’s Office to be presented to a Scioto County grand jury.

In making the announcement, Ware commended the actions taken by the patrolmen who discovered the methamphetamine lab and made the arrests.

Ware and Donini also thanked the Portsmouth Fire Department and the Ohio BCI Clan Lab Unit for their assistance and said anyone wishing to leave drug information for the Southern Ohio Drug Task Force may contact the Task Force tip line at 740-354-5656 or e-mail All information will be kept confidential and anonymous.


CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Two men charged in connection with a Goose Creek methamphetamine lab explosion that killed three people have pleaded guilty to federal charges.

Gerald McCabe and Shonni Abernathy pleaded guilty in Charleston on Monday to conspiring to manufacture 50 grams or more of methamphetamine and manufacturing methamphetamine.

Three people died in the May 31 fire, including Abernathy’s 19-year-old daughter, Morgan, and a cousin she was babysitting, 4-year-old Sammy Garbe. Sixty-nine-year-old military veteran Joseph Raeth, died in a neighboring apartment unit.

Investigators found chemicals and other materials in the rubble. Affidavits say Abernathy and McCabe had been making meth the morning of the fire.

Both men could face life in prison when they’re sentenced later.


Twenty people have been charged in a 3-month drug operation in Cherokee County.

Sheriff Steve Mueller announced that 17 of those suspects had been arrested as of Friday on various drug charges, including the distribution of marijuana, methamphetamine, crack cocaine and prescription drugs, according to a written statement. The 20 suspects have been charged with 35 offenses.

Mueller said officers conducted undercover drug buys in areas where residents had complained of drug sales. The FBI Gang Task Force assisted the sheriff’s office with the suspect round up, to help identify potential gang members and associates, Mueller said.

Mueller warned of another drug operation already in the works.

“Investigators are interviewing each arrested suspect and we hope to gather even more information and intelligence to help us identify other drug dealers in the community,” Mueller said in the written statement. “If you are a drug dealer, you should wonder if you are going to be in the next round up because our officers will be coming after you.”

Drug arrests have increased since 2011, Mueller said, with 267 made in 2011 and 374 last year.

Those charged as of Friday were:

Marlo Terrell Parker, 18, of 508 5th St., Gaffney, two counts of possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine.

Andrew Kelly Herron, 32, of 397 Mullinax Circle, Blacksburg, distribution of cocaine.

April Lavette Wilson, 47, of 299 Brugg St., Apt. 264, Blacksburg, distribution of cocaine, possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine within proximity of a school.

Earl Gray Martin, 75, 189 Coyle Road, Gaffney, distribution of suboxone, distribution of hydrocodone

Christian Lee Blackwell, 18, of 206 E. Clairborne St., Apt. 5-C, Blacksburg, possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

Larry Dean Jenkins, 44, of 402 W. Lime St., Lot 10, Blacksburg, possession with intent to distribute marijuana

Calvon Tremain Studyvance, 19, of 223 Vermont Drive, Gaffney, distribution of crack cocaine.

Joshua Derrick Smith, 30, of 130 Peeler Creek Road, Gaffney, possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, third or subsequent offense.

Kenneth Wayne Gordon Jr., 22, of 236 Ross St., Gaffney, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession with intent to distribute marijuana within proximity to a school.

Jacob Wayne Gordon, 25, of 232 Ross St., Gaffney, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession with intent to distribute marijuana within proximity of a school.

Marvin Upchurch, 72, of 305 Magnolia St., Gaffney, distribution of clonazepam.

Wendy Lynn Millen, 32, of 1106 E. O’Neal St., Gaffney, distribution of alprazolam.

Edward Scott Dover, 41, of 404 Chatham Ave., Gaffney, distribution of methamphetamine, distribution of methamphetamine within proximity of a school.

Charles James Reynolds III, 35, of 607 S. Rutherford St., Blacksburg, distribution of cocaine.

Jesse Dewayne Jones, 43, of 271 Chestnut Ridge Road, Gaffney, possession with intent to distribute amphetamine, possession with intent to distribute amphetamine within proximity of a school.

Corey Youlady Haney, 22, of 2951 Cowpens-Pacolet Highway, Cowpens, possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine.

JaTorryce Borshun Thompson, 21, of 210 Jackson St., Gaffney, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, third or subsequent offense; possession with intent to distribute marijuana within proximity of a school; two counts of possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, third or subsequent offense.


A former Government employee in Northland has been granted further name suppression on charges of selling cannabis and supplying methamphetamine.

The man, who cannot be named or his specific occupation identified, appeared in Whangarei District Court today on a charge of supplying the Class A drug methamphetamine and another of selling cannabis to a person over the age of 18.

In court the man’s lawyer asked for continued name suppression while police did not oppose interim suppression continuing, at this stage.

Judge Greg Davis continued interim name suppression, including name, address, occupation and any other details that may identify the man, until 5pm on May 17.



ADAMS COUNTY, ILL. — An Adams County probation officer was arrested on charges involving possession of methamphetamine. The Adams County Sheriff’s Department and West Central Illinois Drug Task Force searched Adams County probation officer John Grotts’ home in Ursa on Friday.

Grotts was also assigned as an Adams County Drug Court program liaison.

The search lead to drugs found at the residence and the arrest of 35-year-old Devin Lawton, a graduate of Grotts’ drug court program. Lawton was in the program because of a previous methamphetamine related offense.


Thirty-five-year-old Devin Lawton, a graduate of Grotts’ drug court program



According to the Adams County Sheriff’s Department, Lawton was currently living at Grotts’ residence.

Grotts was charged with possession of less than five grams of methamphetamine and unlawful use of property to violate the Methamphetamine Control Act.

Lawton was arrested on an outstanding warrant for illegal possession of methamphetamine precursors. Grotts will appear in court on May 21 for his charges.

The investigation is continuing and we will keep you updated as information becomes available to us. A press conference with more information will be held on Monday at 10:30 a.m.



Sparta police busted a suspected meth lab early Saturday morning.

Police received a report of a strong chemical smell at 514 Hill St. Responding officers encountered the fumes at 6:22 a.m. and evacuated the house.

They were met by the homeowner, who told officers that his son was staying with him. The son was not home at the time.

Hazardous materials used to manufacture methamphetamine were removed from the house. The La Crosse Regional Hazardous Materials Response Unit and Department of Criminal Investigations Meth Lab Team were also at the scene. The investigation is ongoing.



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• Remove and replace internally insulated ductwork two feet from the opening                 -_______________________________________________________________

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• Scrub ceiling, walls, floors and other non-porous materials three times

  List areas and items ______________________________________________




   List detergent used__________________________________________________


• Remaining stained non-porous materials

    Items rewashed   ________________________________________________


    Items painted   _________________________________________________



    Paint product used _______________________________________________

    Location(s) ______________________________________________________


    Items discarded ___________________________________________________





• Resilient floor coverings (vinyl)

  Cleaned ______ List detergent used ________________________________

     Location(s) __________________________________________________

  Discarded (list areas) ____________________________________________

  Covered in place ____________ Type covering ______________________



• Ceramic or stone tile surfaces

  Cleaned _________List detergent used _______________________________


  Discarded ______List items________________________________________

  Re-glazed ______ Product name ___________________________________

     Location(s) ___________________________________________________

  Grout epoxy-based stained _____Product name__________________________

    Location(s) ________________________________________________


• Wooden materials

   Cleaned _____  List detergent used ___________________________________

     List wooden items cleaned________________________________________


     Location(s) of wooden items_________________________________________

  Discarded ____ List items____________________________________________

  Sealed with non-water based coating____ Product name ___________________

   Items sealed _____________________________________________________

   Location(s) _____________________________________________________


• List appliances removed ______________________________________________



  • Address of waste disposal facility ________________________________________


• Date ventilation initiated after decontamination completed: ____/____/______



Decontamination activity conducted by _______________________________

 Signature _________________________________


Date local health department notified of completion of decontamination and provided cleanup activity documentation: ____/____/______



Retain a copy of receipt(s) for:

    disposal of all items, repairs, purchases of furnishings/appliances/building materials


Retain documentation for three years.