ASHER, Okla. – It began with a DHS home inspection.

A mother raced her baby girl to a metro hospital where the infant tested positive for meth.

Pottawatomie County Deputies escorted the case worker to the home late Saturday night to investigate.

An undercover deputy told us, “When they did that, the man ran out and jumped into a vehicle and ran toward the deputies at a high rate of speed.”

Authorities said David Woods crashed the stolen vehicle and tried to flee.

 

 

He was tazed and taken into custody.

David Woods has a lengthy criminal record.

Authorities said he’s been in and out of prison since 1997.

In fact, Woods was released in 2010 after serving time for another felony drug conviction.

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A search warrant uncovered a “major” drug trafficking operation at the home.

A can with traces of meth on it was found in the child’s room, explaining how the infant was exposed to dangerous drugs.

Agents found 140 grams of meth, $3,000 in cash and drug paraphernalia.

“Basically this right here was all found in that ammo can with the packaging material in the ammo can,” Woods said.

Deputies also confiscated loaded guns, ammunition and stolen property.

The baby is recovering and is now in DHS custody.

Her father, David Woods, is back behind bars and authorities said Pott. County is a little bit safer.

The undercover deputy said, “We try to keep tabs on it as good as we can. This was fortunate, to take this amount of off the street. Deputies did a good job.”

 

 

 

 

http://kfor.com/2013/06/18/5-month-old-oklahoma-baby-overdoses-on-meth/

 

SAN LUIS, AZ (CBS5) – Border patrol has arrested a man who tried to get by agents with 13 packages of methamphetamine at the San Luis port on Wednesday.

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

 

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection said officers found a non-factory compartment behind the backseat of 43-year-old David Nunez’s Toyota sedan that had 14 pounds of meth inside of it.

The drugs, valued at $225,000, were seized and Nunez was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

 

 

 

http://www.kpho.com/story/22649374/cbp-man-caught-smuggling-225k-meth-load

 

Police are investigating a meth lab in Elkhart, found as a result of an apartment fire.

It happened on Thursday around 1:30 a.m. at the Ridgewood Apartments in Elkhart. Upon arrival, the fire department found a possible Methamphetamine lab.

Police were not able to locate the individual who had been in the apartment at the time of the fire. Police determined he had fled the scene and went to an address on Independence street in Elkhart county with reason to believe he may be there. The subject was not found, but there was evidence of Methamphetamine production at this location.

The subject who was believed to have been in the apartment at the time of the fire was located in the 400 block of Jackson Place. The subject had injuries and was transported to Elkhart General Hospital.

At this time no further information is being released. The investigation is ongoing.

 

 

 

 

http://www.wndu.com/news/headlines/Meth-lab-busted-after-apartment-fire-in-Elkhart-212333941.html?ref=941

 

HUNTINGTON, Wv. – Parents closely watched their children’s game of tag around the 1000 building of Huntington’s Marcum Terrace.

During the last game of tag on Wednesday afternoon, police found ingredients and tools for making methamphetamine on the back porch of an apartment here.

“They found a bottle with a thing sticking out of it,” says neighbor, Becky Misner.

 
  

According to the police report, the woman who lives here tells police that someone had been throwing garbage on her porch.

Police took a closer look, and found that it was a mobile meth lab.

There are playgrounds throughout the sprawling Marcum Terrace, but energetic children have turned the entire housing project into their playground.

“We like to play with our friends, and we like dinosaurs,” says four-year-old Lilly, as she runs right by the porch that was a crime scene the day before.

Children are at play here all the time, so when this meth lab was found, play time was over.

“Right after that, I brought them out front, and that’s when I heard that the cops were there, and they found it all out back,” says concerned neighbor and mother of two, Carla Crabtree. “I was a little bit nervous, because my kids were just out there with it, you know?”

“Why do you need to go and make chemicals like that?” says neighbor, Gladys Jude. “I think it’s very disrespectful to the neighborhood.”

It’s also extremely dangerous.

The risks involved in a game of tag have suddenly become greater than skinning a knee or getting tagged.

Police have not yet made any arrests in connection to the case.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bond was denied a defendant in Jones County Superior Court last week who was arrested on drug charges with her 4-year-old grandchild in the car.

Terry Lynn Conley was arrested June 6 and charged with possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute. She was in court June 13 seeking bond.

 
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Assistant District Attorney Gregory Bushway told the court that he opposed the motion based on Conley’s criminal history. The prosecutor asked the officer who arrested her to testify at the bond hearing.

Sheriff’s Investigator Robert Reece said he received information that Conley was coming into Jones County with methamphetamine. He said he was given a description of the defendant and the address of her destination.

 
 
 
 

A MAN drove for 25 hours on a cocktail of methamphetamine, caffeine tablets and energy drinks before he shot himself in the head in the Central Australian Outback, a coronial inquest concluded.

Jason Richards, 28, made national headlines when he went missing while driving from Darwin to his home in Ballarat, Victoria, in June 2011.

Jason Richards drove for 25 hours on a cocktail of methamphetamine, coffee and energy drinks before committing suicide a coroner has found

 

His distressed family made public pleas for people to come forward with information about the father-of-two’s whereabouts.

Six weeks after he went missing Mr Richards’ decomposing body was found on a station near Glendambo in South Australia.

SA deputy coroner Anthony Schapel concluded Mr Richards killed himself after taking methamphetamines.

“To my mind his unexpected suicide is very much in keeping either with the effect of a drug-induced psychosis or with depression by reason of methamphetamine withdrawal,” he said.

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“No one forced the damned drugs down his throat he took them knowing what might happen and paid the penalty. Sorry but I have little sympathy for people who take drugs and then point the finger when it all goes wrong. Meth is not a recreation drug it’s a fore runner to death and destruction, how many times do you have to tell morons this? Sorry for his family only not his stupid actions. If he loved his wife and family that much why did he gamble and lose his life?”
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“These findings should serve as a warning to anyone contemplating using methamphetamine or amphetamine as a means of combating fatigue or remaining awake.”

Mr Richards left Darwin in his ute with a boat and trailer attached at 9pm on Sunday, June 19, 2011. He drove 2100km in 25 hours and stopped at Coober Pedy, SA, the following night where he made his last contact with his family by phone at 10.30pm.

The following day five people saw him on three occasions in the Pimba/Woomera region.

Truck driver Colin Swaeney was flagged down by Mr Richards on the Stuart Highway, 10km south of the Pimba to Roxy Downs turnoff.

Mr Swaeney said Mr Richards appeared paranoid and said: “He is in the back and he is trying to kill me.”

Police found Mr Richards’ burnt boat and trailer on a dirt road off the Pimba to Woomera road on Wednesday, June 23.

Mr Richards told his brother, David, before he left Darwin that he had been given drugs by someone while leaving a drinks function on his last day at work.

David told his father, Wayne, the person said to his brother: “It might help you on your way home (to) keep you awake and if you don’t use it all you can sell it. You’ll get $400 for it in Victoria.”

Detectives took statements verified by affidavit from staff at Mr Richard’s workplace and found no evidence that he sourced the drugs through anyone connected with the business.

 

 

 

 

http://www.ntnews.com.au/article/2013/06/21/322091_ntnews.html

 

 

According to St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert the Narcotics Division made the following arrests:

Amanda Francis, 32, 806 Kellers Lane Patterson, LA was arrested on June 20, 2013 at 5:38 pm for possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, violation of a controlled dangerous substance law (drug free zone), and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in the presence of a juvenile. Detectives with the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division received information indicating that illegal drug activity was taking place at the residence listed above. Upon arrival, detectives made contact with Francis. After receiving consent to search, detectives located a bag of methamphetamine on Francis’ person. Several items of drug paraphernalia were located in the residence. Also, there was a small child present. Francis was transported to the parish jail for booking and incarceration. No bond is set.

Tanya Connor, 31, 1428 Saturn Rd. Bayou Vista, LA was arrested on June 20, 2013 at 6:44 pm for possession of methamphetamine and violation of a controlled dangerous substance law (drug free zone). Narcotics detectives conducted traffic stop on Laganda Rd. and Hwy 182 in Bayou Vista. During the stop, detectives made contact with a passenger, identified as Connor. Connor was found to be in possession of methamphetamine. Connor was transported to the parish jail for booking and incarceration. No bond is set.

 

 

 

 

http://www.katc.com/news/st-mary-parish-narcotics-arrest-report-266719/

 

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) – A monthlong investigation led to an early morning methamphetamine lab raid and three arrests Wednesday.

Indiana State Police say Stephen Walts, 41, Royanna Duncan, 40, and Tina Cook, 38, were each taken to the Tippecanoe County Jail on meth-related charges.

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Troopers say they arrived with a search warrant at the mobile home in the 4400 block of State Road 25 North around 1 a.m. Wednesday finding an active meth lab, meth and items used to make meth.

Detectives say it’s the culmination of a a month-long investigation.

 

 

 

 

http://www.wlfi.com/dpp/news/crime/month-of-work-leads-to-meth-lab-bust

 

Tulare County Sheriff Deputies arrested two suspects Wednesday who were found to be in possession of $250,000 of methamphetamine.

Deputies pulled over a minivan on Caldwell Avenue near the on-ramp to the southbound Highway 99. Victor Manuel Aquino, 36, and Made Rosario Diaz, 33 — siblings from Kansas City, Kan. — each had two of their own small children, including one infant, in the vehicle where a narcotic dog located the substance. Deputies also found an open container of an alcoholic beverage.

Two other individuals, who deputies identified as the adult sister and brother-in-law of Aquino and Diaz, were also in the vehicle.

Aquino and Diaz were the only two suspects arrested in connection to the methamphetamine. They were booked at the Bob Wiley Detention Facility and the Main Jail. All four children were turned over to Child Protective Services.

 

 

 

http://www.visaliatimesdelta.com/article/20130619/NEWS01/306190032/Minivan-carrying-four-small-children-in-Visalia-found-with-methamphetamine-open-alcohol

 

 

SEATTLE — The man who was caught allegedly speeding down I-5 crashing into cars with his two daughters in the backseat was not only high on methamphetamine and half-naked, he was wearing a womens blouse and prosthetic breasts, according to charges filed June 17.

Johnathan Harty, 31, of Lake Stevens has been charged with vehicular assault, felony hit and run, reckless endangerment and a second count of hit and run for the incident that occurred April 20 between Boeing Field and Southcenter.

According to charges filed by the King County Prosecutor’s Office, Harty loaded his two daughters, ages 6 and 4, into the car around 11:30 p.m., telling them he was taking them to the Dollar Store to get toys.

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He was next spotted weaving in and out of traffic on I-5 while traveling at speeds of up to 100 mph, according to the charges.

Harty, who has two previous DUI convictions, reportedly hit three occupied cars, nearly causing one to flip over, before crashing his Chrysler Sebring into a barrier and coming to a stop. A passenger in one of the cars Harty allegedly hit later required 50 stitches to close a head wound suffered in the crash. She is permanently scarred.

The civilian who reached Harty’s crashed car first was unable to get him to unlock the front door, according to charges. Instead, the civilian opened the rear door to find Harty’s two distraught daughters, who both had seat-belt bruises to their necks.

According to the charges, troopers arrived and found Harty sweating heavily and obviously impaired by a drug. He allegedly told troopers he was having a dream that he was currently in a car crash. He later tested positive for methamphetamine, according to the charges.

Harty was also reportedly naked from the waist down, wearing only a womens blouse. When responders cut the blouse away, they found a pair of prosthetic breasts. There was also a nearly completely full bottle of urine and a pair of womens underwear on the floor of the car, according to the charges.

Harty is being held on $250,000 bail.

 

 

 

 

http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Charges-Half-naked-man-was-high-on-meth-while-driving-with-daughters-212364221.html

 

 

Three people are charged with possession with intent to manufacture a controlled substance following the discovery of a working meth lab inside a vehicle in Douglas County.

Twenty-three-year-old Jordan Green of Ava, 22-year-old Courtney Jean Smith of Thornfield and 30-year-old Cory Goodman of Ava also face charges of unlawful use of drug paraphernalia involving methamphetamine.

 

 

 

The Douglas County Sheriff says the South Central Drug Task Force assisted in dismantling the meth lab. The suspects are being held in the Douglas County Jail on 30-thousand-dollars bond each.

 

 

 

http://www.krzk.com/15586/charges_filed_after_meth_lab_discovered_in_vehicle___.html

 

 

JASONVILLE — A 32-year-old Jasonville woman was recently arrested for the second time in less than a month.

Shandy Jo Wilson was first arrested May 31, by members of the Greene County Drug Task Force.

Officers were working on an ongoing narcotic investigation and reported they became aware that Wilson had been to several stores that day to purchase items essential to manufacture methamphetamine.

Det. Josh Goodman of the Linton Police Department said officers confirmed Wilson had purchased three precursors used to make methamphetamine.

According to a probable cause affidavit filed in court, Wilson has a prior conviction for felony possession of methamphetamine and a history of pseudoephedrine purchases and attempted purchases.

Officers later stopped Wilson as she was walking down a sidewalk along a highway, carrying a backpack.

Wilson was placed under arrest and was found in possession of syringes and numerous items associated with methamphetamine making.

She was booked into the Greene County Jail where her bond was set at $4,000 surety, with 10 percent allowed. She bonded out by paying $400 cash and a promise to appear in Greene Circuit Court for an initial hearing of June 7, at 9:30 a.m.

The hearing was canceled because Wilson didn’t show up and a warrant was issued for her arrest for Failure to Appear.

On Tuesday, Wilson was arrested again by officer Ryan Van Horn of the Jasonville Police Department, and returned to jail.

Now, Wilson is facing an additional criminal count, Failure to Appear (a class D felony), and the court set her bond at $4,000 cash only.

 

 

 

http://www.thebraziltimes.com/story/1979934.html

 

 

St. Cloud Police stopped a man, believed to be 22-year-old Eduardo Cruz Carrizales of St. Paul on suspicion of operating a vehicle with a suspended license. The man’s identity was questioned during the stop and it was believed that he did not have a valid driver’s license and had possession of illegal substances.

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According to the Police report Carrizales was booked at the Stearns County Jail and had more than 90 grams of methamphetamine in his possession. He is currently being held at the Stearns Country Jail on felony controlled substance charges.Immigration and Naturalization Services is assisting in the investigation.

 

 

 

http://www.kvsc.org/news-detail/traffic-stop-leads-to-arrest-after-90-grams-of-meth-found-06-20-2013/4909/

 

 

TAYLORSVILLE N.C. – The Alexander County Sheriff’s Office announced on Wednesday a string of drug arrests made over the past few months.

Following an undercover investigation, Joshua Shain Steffey, 34, of Taylorsville was charged with possession of a controlled substance and probation violation. His wife, Jennifer Nichole Steffey, 33, was charged with selling and delivering a schedule IV controlled substance and possession with intent to sell and deliver a schedule IV controlled substance.

During the investigation of the Steffeys, an undercover officer bought prescription medication from the suspects at a residence on 4th Street NE, a news release from the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office said. Officers seized prescription medication from the residence after conducting a search there Friday.

Both suspects were placed under a $6,000 bond and are scheduled to appear in District Court on Monday.

A separate investigation led to three arrests at a residence at 99 Taylorsville Beach Court on March 19. Jarrett Eugene Stafford, 58, of Taylorsville; Erica Dawn Stafford, 28, of Taylorsville; and Jody Lynn Benton, 41, of Morganton were arrested after a special response team executed a search warrant at the residence. The search yielded undisclosed amounts of methamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana. Weapons were also seized during the search.

 

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Joshua Shain Steffey

 

Jennifer Nichole Steffey

Jennifer Nichole Steffey

 

Jarrett Eugene Stafford

Jarrett Eugene Stafford

 

Erica Dawn Stafford

Erica Dawn Stafford

Jody Lynn Benton

Jody Lynn Benton

 

Franklin Chadwick Rogers

Franklin Chadwick Rogers

 

 

 

 

Jarrett Stafford was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon and maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance. His bond was set at $40,000.

Erica Stafford and Benton were each charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver a schedule II controlled substance, maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Their bonds were set at $35,000 each.

Deputies arrested Franklin Chadwick Rogers, 40, of Taylorville after a February 5 traffic stop. Deputies pulled him over on N.C. 16 South near Kerda Street. An undisclosed amount of methamphetamine and pills was found inside his vehicle, along with scales, baggies and a needle.

Rogers was charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver methamphetamine, possession of a schedule III controlled substance, possession of a schedule IV controlled substance and maintaining a vehicle for a controlled substance. His bond was set at $25,000.

 

 

 

 

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Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) – An addictive drug that was popular in the early 2000’s is making a comeback: Methamphetamine.

Fargo Police say there have already been 43 cases this year. That number is so startling because in 2011 and 2012, there were only 30-40 cases the whole year.

Deputy Chief Pat Claus says most of the drugs coming into the area are from out of state but with such a great demand there’s bound to be a supply. Claus attributes meth’s comeback to a few things including there being more “high rollers” and money in the state due to the oil boom.

Deputy Chief Pat Claus, Fargo Police Department: “I think what’s driving it back up is some of their memory might be gone about how dangerous of a drug it is and how devastating it can be. Back in the mid-2000’s that was out there. People knew what it could do and how it could affect us.”

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Fargo Police say there have already been 43 cases this year. That number is so startling because in 2011 and 2012, there were only 30-40 cases the whole year

The Lost and Found Ministry in Moorhead deals with addictions and interventions. They say it’s near impossible to get addicts into local treatment centers because they’re full to capacity with waiting lists.

 

 

 

 

http://www.wday.com/event/article/id/82429/group/homepage/

 

 

Three Lafayette residents were booked into  Tippecanoe County Jail early Wednesday after a meth lab was discovered on Indiana 25.

About 1 a.m, Indiana State Police troopers executed a search warrant at a trailer at 4410 Indiana 25 N. During the search, precursors for making meth, an active meth lab and finished methamphetamine were discovered at the residence.

Police arrested Stephen M. Walts, 41, and Royanna M. Duncan, 40, on suspicion of manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine and maintaining a common nuisance.

Also arrested was Tina S Cook, 38, who was jailed on suspicion conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine and visiting a common nuisance.

 

 

 

 

http://www.jconline.com/article/20130619/NEWS/306190032/Police-arrest-3-meth-lab-bust?nclick_check=1

 

Tulare County Sheriff Deputies arrested two suspects Wednesday who were found to be in possession of $250,000 of methamphetamine.

Deputies pulled over a minivan on Caldwell Avenue near the on-ramp to the southbound Highway 99. Victor Manuel Aquino, 36, and Made Rosario Diaz, 33 — siblings from Kansas City, Kan. — each had two of their own small children, including one infant, in the vehicle where a narcotic dog located the substance. Deputies also found an open container of an alcoholic beverage.

Two other individuals, who deputies identified as the adult sister and brother-in-law of Aquino and Diaz, were also in the vehicle.

Aquino and Diaz were the only two suspects arrested in connection to the methamphetamine. They were booked at the Bob Wiley Detention Facility and the Main Jail. All four children were turned over to Child Protective Services.

 

 

 

http://www.visaliatimesdelta.com/article/20130619/NEWS01/306190032/Minivan-carrying-four-small-children-Visalia-found-methamphetamine-open-alcohol

 

 

Salton City, Calif. – Yesterday, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station apprehended a suspected narcotics smuggler at the Highway 86 traffic checkpoint and seized 6.7 pounds of methamphetamine.

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Border Patrol agents in neaer El Centro seize methamphetamine at traffic checkpoint

The incident occurred at approximately noon, when a 42-year-old male driver approached the Border Patrol checkpoint. A canine detection team alerted to a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado as it approached the primary inspection lane. The vehicle was referred to secondary inspection where agents discovered one black package of methamphetamine concealed within a non-factory battery compartment underneath the rear passenger seat.

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Meth seizure near el Centro, Calif. leads to arrest of driver

 

The methamphetamine had a weight of 6.7 pounds and an estimated value of more than $214,000. The driver, a United States citizen, was taken into custody. The subject, vehicle, and contraband were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for further investigation.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation’s borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/newsroom/news_releases/local/06192013_2.xml

Parts of River Road were blocked Wednesday morning while Columbus Police investigated two discarded soda bottles that were used to create methamphetamine.

Capt. Gil Slouchick said members of the Special Operations Unit Meth Team were working on rendering the scene safe at about 11:30 a.m. after two bottles used to make meth were found on River Road. The bottles were found between Mobley Road and Bradley Park Drive by an inmate who was working with a prison detail crew.

 Two bottles used to make methamphetamine  were found by an inmate on prison detail Wednesday morning on River Road just south of Mobley Road.

 

 

“Once they render everything safe, (the Meth Team) will call the GBI’s clean up crew to come out there and take everything away,” Slouchick said.

Police have named no suspects at this time. The bottles were most likely thrown out of a car window after the individuals completed the meth making process, Slouchick said.

LEWISTON, ID – A Lewiston man wanted for disappearing during his trial for methamphetamine distribution was arrested Monday evening near Genesee.

A narcotics detective for Idaho State Police said 40-year-old Brian Pratt had a warrant out for several months, but thanks to tips from local residents they were able to make a traffic stop and arrest him on US 95.

Pratt was on trial in March for selling methamphetamine and carrying a pound of meth before disappearing.  He’s being held in the Nez Perce County Jail without bail.

 

 

 

 

http://www.klewtv.com/news/local/Tips-from-local-resident-lead-to-arrest-of-meth-dealer-212147641.html

 

 

Four Ravalli County men were charged Monday with operating a methamphetamine ring that allegedly transported quantities of the drug into the Bitterroot Valley from Idaho.

Bond for the two Hamilton men described as the ring leaders, Donald R. Benton, 28, and Michael J. Gray, 30, was set at $100,000 by Ravalli County Justice of the Peace Jim Bailey.

Chase S. Wheaton, 20, and Keith W. Conway Jr., 21, face felony counts associated with distributing the drug.

The case stemmed from an undercover operation that began in March 2012 after Ravalli County sheriff’s detective Jase Basnaw received reports that Kyla Dahl, 24, was obtaining and selling meth in the county, according to court records.

Dahl was recently sentenced to 20 years in the Montana Department of Corrections, with 15 years suspended, on seven felony drug charges following a plea bargain agreement.

Court documents said information gathered in Dahl’s case led investigators to the men charged this week.

In February, the sheriff’s department executed a search warrant on the home of Gray and Dahl. Officers found drugs and paraphernalia during the search.

Data from cell phones recovered at the couple’s home revealed that Benton, Gray, Dahl and Wheaton were allegedly making trips to Idaho to obtain methamphetamine that was later sold in Ravalli County, court documents said.

On April 1, as part of a plea deal, Dahl provided a statement to detectives that the men were involved in a drug ring that would obtain up to four ounces of methamphetamine at a time from Idaho for distribution in the Bitterroot, according to court documents.

On June 14, court records said, Benton told officers that he would pick up the drug in Idaho and then distribute it to Gray, Wheaton, Dahl and others. Benton allegedly admitted that he was the head of the organization until Gray took over in February.

Benton was charged with felony counts of criminal distribution of dangerous drugs, criminal possession of dangerous drugs with intent to distribute, and use or possession of property subject to criminal forfeiture.

Gray faces felony counts of criminal distribution of dangerous drugs and criminal possession of dangerous drugs with intent to distribute.

Wheaton was charged with felony criminal distribution of dangerous drugs on or near school property and criminal possession of dangerous drugs with the intent to distribute.

Conway faces a felony count of accountability for criminal distribution of dangerous drugs on or near school property. Conway was the driver of a vehicle that transported Wheaton to an alleged drug deal with a confidential informant on June 12.

 

 

 

 

http://www.ravallirepublic.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/article_49ff48fe-d885-11e2-998b-001a4bcf887a.html

 

An Athens man is being held in the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail under a $25,000 bond after being charged with manufacturing methamphetamine in the vicinity of a juvenile.

The Athens County Sheriff’s Office discovered an active methamphetamine lab Tuesday in The Plains near Route 682 and Porter Lane.

Clayton Ator, 37, was arrested on the charge of manufacturing meth in the vicinity of a juvenile after detectives found a lab while visiting Ator’s house on an unrelated investigation. The juvenile was allegedly inside the home at the time of the offense.

Clayton Ator

Clayton Ator

 

 

Det. Jack Taylor went to the residence after receiving information about a copper theft and copper allegedly being burned, according to Sheriff Patrick Kelly. The investigation into the copper theft is ongoing.

When Taylor got out of his vehicle at Ator’s residence, he saw smoke rising from the back of a shed at the residence, Kelly wrote on the his Facebook page.

“There were approximately seven bottles that were cooking,” Kelly told The Messenger Wednesday.

Kelly estimated that one bottle could contain about 3 grams of meth and that the street value of the drugs could be as much as $3,000.

When Taylor asked Ator what was smoking, Ator allegedly walked toward the smoke. Taylor secured the scene once he found the lab and obtained a search warrant. The Athens County Narcotics Enforcement Team dismantled and neutralized the lab, with assistance from The Plains Volunteer Fire Department.

The agencies were on scene for about two hours neutralizing the lab, according to The Plains Fire Chief Randy Williams.

Desloge) A first degree arson charge is facing a Saint Francois County man after a fire destroyed his home back on April 21st.

Investigators believe 48-year-old Robert Stewart of Desloge was cooking methamphetamine in the basement of his home with a modified fire extinguisher and other items used in making meth.

A neighbor says he saw Stewart and another person run away as smoke began billowing from the home.

Stewart’s bond has been set at 200-thousand dollars.

 

 

 

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SPRINGFIELD, ILL.The former Adams County probation officer and head of the county’s drug court is scheduled for an August trial.

John Grotts, 59, of Ursa faces up to 20 years in federal prison is convicted in the August 26 arrested related to a methamphetamine investigation.

Grotts is accused of possession meth making materials and marijuana at his home in the 200 block of Walker in Ursa.

A woman who lived at the home with Grotts is also charged in the case.

Grotts’ trial is scheduled for August 6. A pre-trial hearing is scheduled for July 16.

 

http://www.connecttristates.com/news/story.aspx?id=911726

RALEIGH, N.C. — The North Carolina Highway Patrol said it found jars of liquid methamphetamine during a traffic stop around Wednesday in Raleigh.

WTVD reported that the incident happened around 12 p.m. along Interstate 40 at the Airport Boulevard exit.

The North Carolina Highway Patrol said it found jars of liquid methamphetamine during a traffic stop around Wednesday in Raleigh. (Credit: WTVD)

The North Carolina Highway Patrol said it found jars of liquid methamphetamine during a traffic stop around Wednesday in Raleigh

 

Officers reportedly treated the incident as a hazardous material situation and called in the SBI to investigate.

Pictures from WTVD chopper showed the car stopped on the shoulder of the highway with officers searching inside.

One lane of I-40 West was closed while the investigators did their work. There was no immediate word on charges.

 

 

 

 

http://myfox8.com/2013/06/19/large-amount-of-meth-found-near-raleigh-airport/