EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) – Police in Eureka Springs have made several arrests all stemming from the buying and selling of methamphetamine.

In Oct. 2012, detectives with the Eureka Springs Police Dept. arrested an individual who agreed to turn informant for police to help them purchase drugs in exchange for leniency in his burglary charge.

This arrest turned into a five month narcotics investigation which has resulted in 25 arrests for selling, manufacturing, and possessing with intent to manufacture dangerous drugs, mainly methamphetamine.

Prosecuting Attorney Tony Rogers allowed two detectives to buy drugs as part of the investigation. As drugs were purchased, suspects were positively identified and arrested. Those who were arrested were given the opportunity to purchase drugs from their suppliers.

As the investigation progressed, more suspects were identified and became cooperative informants for detectives. Meth dealers who were known to deliver in the Eureka Springs area were identified in Berryville, Holiday Island, and rural western Carroll County as well as Barry County and Taney County in Missouri.

 

 

Detectives also teamed up with Berryville police to identify and arrest four dealers in the Berryville area.

Towards the end of the investigation, detectives and an informant bought an “eight-ball” (1/8th ounce of meth) from Melia McEnaney in Berryville. Detectives followed her as she left the house and pulled her over. Detectives found the buy money and another three ounces of meth. McEnaney is charged with delivery of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

Detectives got another informant to buy meth for them. The informant called a supplier, identified as Pedro Munoz-Casillo. The informant arranged to buy three ounces of meth from Casillo who was going to drive in from Branson.

The informant was told to meet Casillo at a local self-storage. A detective rode with the informant and the detective saw the transaction of $3,000 between the informant and Casillo.

That was when detectives arrested Castillo and his accomplice Dorothy Keys. During the arrest, detectives saw Casillo drop a red bag onto the floorboard of the car he drove. Inside the bag was one pound of crystal ice meth. Detectives also found a Star 9mm semi-automatic handgun with a loaded magazine and 440 grams of K2 packaged for sale.

Street value for all of the meth recovered is $8,700 and the street value of the K2 found is over $5,800. Also two vehicles were seized at the time of the arrest, a 2004 Toyota MTX and a 2003 Volkswagon, both belonging to Castillo. Also found on Castillo and Keys was $3,906 in cash.

Bond was set for Casillo at $1,000,000 and for Keys at $500,000 on April 9.

Other persons arrested are:

Cody Middleton of Eureka Springs
Jason Helm of Berryville
Phillip Thornton of Eureka Springs
Anthony Lillig of Eureka Springs
Jordan Anderson of Eureka Springs
Jason Edmonson of Eureka Springs (arrested twice)
Britney Collette of Eureka Springs (arrested twice)
Jason Still of Eureka Springs (arrested twice)
Jackie Aday of Eureka Springs
Melia McEnaney of Harrison
Pedro Munoz-Casillo of Harrison
Dorothy Keys of Green Forest
Christy Strickland of Eureka Springs (arrested twice)
Richard Decker of Eagle Rock
Suzie Scarrow of Eureka Springs
Spencer Martin of Eureka Springs

There are three more suspects in Missouri who have not been arrested as of this date.

 

 

 

 

http://www.thv11.com/news/article/260537/2/Big-meth-bust-in-Eureka-Springs

 

Christiansburg, VA – Police in Christiansburg say a tip led them to an active meth lab.
 
45 year old Michael Lee Yelton Jr and 43 year old Elizabeth Ottersburg have been charged with manufacturing methamphetamine.
 
Yelton is also charged with having a minor present during the drug manufacturing.
 
Two juveniles were removed from the home in the 1300 block of Scott Street Sunday night.
 
Yelton and Ottersburg are being held without bond.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

DUNCAN — Members of the Oklahoma State Bureau of Narcotics arrested were able to make an arrest for two counts of distribution of methamphetamine and conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

Joy Donald Carpenter, Jr. was arrested April 9 after OBN were able to catch him selling meth with the help of a confidential informant.
According to court affidavits by OBN agent Kevin Connolly, the informant told agents that he had purchased meth from Carpenter on numerous occasions.
A meeting between Carpenter and the informant was set up for March 27 so the informant could purchase one gram from Carpenter while equipped with an audio transmitting device, an audio/video recording device and $100 of OBN funds.
The transaction went as planned and the informant turned over the devices and the purchased substances to the agents. The substance later was tested and returned positive results for methamphetamine.
The drill was repeated again April 9 with the use of the confidential informant. Connolly states in his affidavit the informant arranged to purchase one-quarter of an ounce of methamphetamine for $450. The informant was equipped with the same devices.
When the informant got to the residence, Connolly said, in his affidavit, Carpenter did not have the methamphetamine yet but went ahead and requested the money saying someone was bringing it to the residence.
After several minutes, the informant reportedly asked for the money back but it had already been given to Guadalupe Araiza and was given a small Ziplock bag containing a crystalline substance and a syringe instead. The informant did not use the substance.
The affidavit states the CI said a heated argument broke out inside the residence after which Carpenter left the residence in the passenger side of a white pickup. The informant was picked up south of the residence when he gave agents the bag of substance and the devices. The informant also said Araiza left the residence with the money before Carpenter left.
The white pickup was later stopped by agents and Araiza was located with help from the Marlow Police Department. Connolly said Araiza claimed to have won the money, which she was keeping in her shoe, at Chisholm Trail Casino but the serial numbers marked the serial numbers of the OBN funds.
Carpenter and Araiza were transported to Stephens County Jail.
Carpenter was charged with two counts of distribution of methamphetamine and conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Online court records indicate Araiza was charged with endeavoring to distribute as a supplemental.
They made their first appearance in court Thursday. Bond was set at $100,000 for Carpenter. Araiza was awarded a $50,000 bond. She will appear in court again with Carpenter on May 10 and May 29.
 
 
 
 
 
 

CENTRAL CITY, Iowa – Two Central City men were charged Tuesday with first-degree arson for an apartment fire last October which investigators say started when the two men attempted to manufacture methamphetamine.

Benjamin J. Smith, 24, and Steven M. Hotz, 31, are charged with first-degree arson, manufacturing methamphetamine in the presence of a minor, possession with intent to manufacture/deliver controlled substance (methamphetamine), possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance (marijuana) and drug tax stamp violation.

Benjamin Smith (left); Steven Hotz (right)

Both men were arrested on a warrant and are currently in jail. Smith’s bond was set at $50,000 cash and Hotz’s bond is $90,000 cash or surety.

A joint investigation by the Linn County Sheriff’s Office and the State Fire Marshal’s office determined the fire started in Hotz’s residence at 60 N. 8th St., #2, in Central City, Oct.19, 2012, and was the result of manufacturing methamphetamine.

Smith was burned in the blaze and hospitalized for burns to his body, according to a sheriff’s report.

According to a criminal complaint, Hotz and Smith were seen fleeing the duplex where others, including children, lived. Investigators found materials and devices used to make methamphetamine and more than 42.5 grams of marijuana that was intended for delivery.

 

 

 

 

http://www.kcrg.com/news/local/Two-Men-Charged-with-Arson-in-Central-City-Meth-Fire–203216641.html

 

EDMONTON - A 57-year-old Vegreville man faces drug charges after police found evidence he was cooking crystal methamphetamine.

After receiving a tip about drugs and stolen property early Sunday morning, RCMP officers searched an upstairs suite in a Vegreville house, where they found 11 grams of crystal methamphetamine and evidence the man had been making the drug in the past.

Vegreville man charged with manufacturing crystal meth

 A Vegreville man faces drug charges after police found evidence he was cooking crystal methamphetamine. RCMP officers found 11 grams of crystal methamphetamine after searching a Vegreville house. Police also found a small amount of marijuana, cash, a semi-automatic rifle and stolen electronics and tools. The gun had been stolen a few weeks earlier elsewhere in the town
 

The drug operation was small-scale and the man wasn’t actively cooking at the time, Const. Curtis Harsulla said Tuesday. All equipment had been dismantled.

It’s not the first time police there have found evidence of small cooks in town, Harsulla said.

Police also found a small amount of marijuana, cash, a semi-automatic rifle and stolen electronics and tools. The gun had been stolen a few weeks earlier elsewhere in the town.

Gordon Donald Brown faces 13 charges, including making, possessing and trafficking crystal methamphetamine, possession of a firearm while prohibited.

He makes his next court appearance May 6 in Vegreville.

 

 

 

 

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/Vegreville+charged+with+manufacturing+crystal+meth/8250006/story.html

 

St. Charles officials want to make it harder for people to reoccupy structures where police found evidence of methamphetamine production.

Letting people move into such residences before they’ve been properly cleaned is a clear public safety issue, said Bruce Evans, the city’s community development director.

Evans asked the City Council during its April 9 work session to review a draft of a proposed ordinance that would give his department the power to condemn such properties.

The department currently can declare a home unfit for human habitation if there are obvious factors that make it unsafe, such as if the foundation walls are bowing, the windows are broken out or if electrical wiring is exposed.

“Things like that we can take quick action on,” Evans said. “With meth, it’s not obvious to the human eye, so this bill would give us a tool to use. The residue from manufacturing meth becomes embedded in drywall, paint and carpet. A family could move in thinking the house is clean, a toddler could crawl across the floor, pick it up and put it in his mouth. He could get very sick.”

Evans told the council four or five meth busts have occurred at homes in St. Charles since the beginning of the year.

Evans’ bill is similar to laws passed by the St. Charles County Council in 2011 and by the Wentzville Board of Aldermen in March, but he said he would seek input from the city’s police and fire chiefs before the final version is drafted.

“When the drug task force calls us to an address, if they tell us they see clear evidence of meth manufacturing, we’ll try to find a reason to find the home uninhabitable,” he said.

Evans’ draft spells out precise levels of contaminants that would render a structure dangerous and unsafe and would require the owner to have the structure tested, decontaminated and certified that it is free of contaminants before it could be reoccupied. The property owner would have to hire a qualified company or contractor to conduct the cleanup in compliance with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency guidelines.

Under the county’s ordinance, owners of properties where meth was manufactured have 20 days to establish a schedule for decontaminating the structure and relay that to the Division of Neighborhood Preservation. If the owners don’t comply, the county may disconnect electric service to the property to ensure it is not reoccupied until it is decontaminated.

“That puts the onus on the owner to clean up the structure to make it safe,” Evans said.

Evans said the city would need to identify companies that are qualified to decontaminate meth homes.

City Councilwoman Bridget Ohmes, Ward 10, said requiring the property owner to hire a professional company to clean up a home where meth was produced would take the liability for the cleanup away from the city.

 

 

 

 

http://www.stltoday.com/suburban-journals/stcharles/news/st-charles-considers-rules-for-reoccupying-meth-homes/article_9ef9a93b-ad00-5fcf-ba5d-af2af7efb34d.html

 

KINGMAN – A Friday morning traffic stop by Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies on Interstate 40 led to the discovery of a pound of methamphetamine and serious drug charges being filed against three men.

According to the MCSO, Sung Il Park, of Los Angeles, Seo Joon Lee, 37, of Marina Del Rey, Calif., and Hyunsoo Choi, 30 of Bellevue, Wash., were arrested for possession of dangerous drugs for transport and/or sale and possession of marijuana for transport and/or sale, felonies.

 

Left to right: Hyunsoo Choi, Sung Park and Seo Joon Lee
Left to right: Hyunsoo Choi, Sung Park and Seo Joon Lee

 

 

The MCSO deputies made the traffic stop at milepost 44 after determining the black Mercedes was traveling 85 miles per hour in a posted 75 mph zone. During the stop, deputies smelled an odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle. A search allegedly revealed numerous plastic pill containers holding marijuana, five small plastic bags containing a white crystal substance and a glass pipe with residue.

The white crystal substance field-tested positive for methamphetamine.

Park, Lee and Choi were taken into custody without incident.

The vehicle was transported to the Mohave County Maintenance Yard and searched.

According to the MCSO, deputies located a plastic bag containing a pound of methamphetamine inside a suitcase in the trunk of the vehicle.

The street value of the methamphetamine is estimated at $46,000.

 

 

 

 

http://www.kingmandailyminer.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&SubSectionID=797&ArticleID=55815

 

Law enforcement authorities announced Monday that five people were taken into custody Friday night when a methamphetamine lab was discovered at a residence in the Argo community in Walker County.

Walker County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Chuck Tidwell said the following individuals were arrested Friday around 9:30 p.m. at a residence located at 877 Mountain View Road in Argo:

 
 

•Dustin Ambrose Bonham, 23, of 150 Old Clear Creek Road, Jasper.

•Edward Eugene Smith III, 23, of 664 Macedona Loop, Jasper.

•Austin Grant Hall, 19, of 3279 Smith Lake Dam Road, Jasper.

•Rebekah Leeann Black, 24, 309 Grey Road, Jasper.

•Crystal Marie Joiner, 28, 877 Mountain View Road, Cordova.

All five have been charged with first-degree unlawful manufacturing a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and trafficking methamphetamine

Tidwell said the Sheriff’s Office received an unanimous phone call Friday evening regarding a strange odor coming from the area where these individuals were arrested.

“Several of our patrol deputies, Ray Capps, Alfred Grace and Josh Edwards and myself responded to the call, when we got there we checked out the area and decided to stop at a residence familiar to us, because we have been there before, and do what we call a ‘knock and talk,” Tidwell said. “We got there we could smell a strange odor coming from what we thought was inside the residence, but we couldn’t be sure, because they had a burn pile in the backyard that was still smoldering. We started talking with Ms. Joiner, who was the person actually living in the house, and at first she told us there was no one there, but two other people came stumbling out and she gave us consent to search.”

Tidwell said when they entered the residence they discovered two other people inside and numerous components used in the making of methamphetamine as well as a variety of other drug paraphernalia scattered throughout the house.

“We also discovered a working lab inside a closet in one of the bedrooms. We also found needles, bongs, pills, you name it, laying all over the place,” Tidwell said. “But no one wanted to lay claim to any of the stuff, so we took everyone to jail.”

Tidwell said some of the individuals arrested Friday night were repeat offenders, including Joiner, who was reportedly arrested in 2012 on the similar charges.

 

 

 

 

http://www.mountaineagle.com/view/full_story/22260424/article-Law-enforcement-authorities-announced-Monday-that-five-people-were-taken-into-custody-Friday-night-when-a-methamphetamine-lab-was-discovered-at-a-residence-in-the-Argo-community-in-Walker-County?instance=homefirstleft

 

Dorchester County deputy allegedly observes suspect handling meth-making equipment through window of home.

Dorchester County deputies busted a suspected methamphetamine lab in Pine Hill Acres at around 3 a.m. Monday after a deputy observed the suspect handling the drug manufacturing equipment through a home’s window and smelled a pungent chemical smell.

 

The 25-year-old suspect has been identified and warrants are pending. Charges are expected to include possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

According to the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office incident report, a deputy responded to the home in reference to a complaint about a chemical smell. Upon arrival, the deputy could smell the odor and approached the home. Through an unobstructed living room window, the deputy allegedly saw the suspect handling black tubing, mason jars and a lighter consistent with meth manufacturing.

Two other people were inside the home at 242 Cady Drive.

According to the incident report, the suspect claimed the other two had nothing to do with the operation.

 

 

 

 

http://summerville.patch.com/articles/meth-lab-busted-in-pine-hill-acres

 

 

A man allegedly had more than 37 pounds of methamphetamine, nearly three pounds of cocaine and a large duffel bag filled with cash as he tried to leave his East Cobb residence last Tuesday.

 

And when Marietta-Cobb-Smyrna agents found Jose Maria Gama with the items at the residence in the 3000 block of Alberta Drive, they said he failed to comply with multiple commands to show his hands, according to a Cobb County criminal warrant. Additionally, he resisted two agents who attempted to take him into custody, records show.

Gama was arrested on three charges, including two counts of trafficking in cocaine, illegal drugs, marijuana, or methamphetamine and one count of willful obstruction of a law enforcement officer.

He is in the Cobb County Adult Detention Center without bond. He also has a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement hold.

 

 

 

 

http://eastcobb.patch.com/articles/37-lbs-of-meth-found-in-east-cobb

 

Belvedere man detained on multiple charges, including kidnapping and attempted murder, allegedly assaulted a federal agent during an incident early Friday, according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Robert Lenwood Toole, 31, was charged with possession of a schedule II controlled substance; possession of a schedule IV controlled substance; possession of methamphetamine or cocaine base; kidnapping; attempted murder; manufacture and distribution of methamphetamine; resisting, assaulting, beating or wounding a police officer; and driving under suspension.

Toole

Toole was placed in the Aiken County detention center, where he remains this afternoon.

The incident happened in North Augusta about 1 a.m. Friday, according to Earl Woodham, an ATF spokesman.

Woodham said the investigation is ongoing and that details are limited at this time.

“It was the result of a traffic stop,” he said of Friday’s incident. “It’s a joint investigation. As far as ATF’s concerned, we are continuing the investigation and possibly making federal charges also.” Regarding the resisting an officer and attempted murder charges, Woodham said: “All I can say is, those charges are the result of an assault on an ATF agent.”

Woodham said the “entire incident” was the result of an investigation by the ATF RAGE Unit, which is a joint gang and violent crimes task force with the Aiken Department of Public Safety, Aiken County Sheriff’s Office, North Augusta Department of Public Safety, Richmond County Sheriff’s Office and ATF.

Lt. Tim Thornton, a spokesman for North Augusta Public Safety, said the incident happened in the parking lot of the Waffle House on West Martintown Road near Interstate 20. “We were responding to a request from ATF to assist in stopping the vehicle,” he said. “That’s basically all I can tell you. Everything else we did, we were acting on the authority of ATF agents.” The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office declined to comment on this incident.

 

http://www.aikenstandard.com/article/20130415/AIK/130419720/1083/belvedere-man-detained-on-kidnapping-attempted-murder-charges

 

 

UPDATE

Belvedere man allegedly assaulted ATF agent

A Belvedere man detained on multiple charges, including kidnapping and attempted murder, allegedly assaulted a federal agent during an incident early Friday, according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Robert Lenwood Toole, 31, was charged with possession of a schedule II controlled substance; possession of a schedule IV controlled substance; possession of methamphetamine or cocaine base; kidnapping; attempted murder; manufacture and distribution of methamphetamine; resisting, assaulting, beating or wounding a police officer; and driving under suspension.

Toole was placed in the Aiken County detention center, where he remained on Monday afternoon.

The incident happened in North Augusta about 1 a.m. Friday, according to Earl Woodham, an ATF spokesman.

Woodham said the investigation is ongoing and that details are limited at this time.

“It was the result of a traffic stop,” he said of Friday’s incident. “It’s a joint investigation. As far as ATF’s concerned, we are continuing the investigation and possibly making federal charges also.” Regarding the resisting an officer and attempted murder charges, Woodham said: “All I can say is, those charges are the result of an assault on an ATF agent.”

Woodham said the “entire incident” was the result of an investigation by the ATF RAGE Unit, which is a joint gang and violent crimes task force with the Aiken Department of Public Safety, Aiken County Sheriff’s Office, North Augusta Department of Public Safety, Richmond County Sheriff’s Office and ATF.

Lt. Tim Thornton, a spokesman for North Augusta Public Safety, said the incident happened in the parking lot of the Waffle House on West Martintown Road near Interstate 20.

“We were responding to a request from ATF to assist in stopping the vehicle,” he said. “That’s basically all I can tell you. Everything else we did, we were acting on the authority of ATF agents.”

The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office declined to comment on this incident.

Teddy Kulmala covers the crime beat for the Aiken Standard. He is a graduate of Clemson University and hails from Williston.

 

 

 

http://www.aikenstandard.com/article/20130416/AIK0101/130419689/1004/belvedere-man-allegedly-assaulted-atf-agent

 

Two alleged meth dealers are behind bars after police find close to an 1.5 ounces of methamphetamine in their vehicle.

44-year old Lorraine Foster and 38-year old Tina Venzor were arrested early Sunday morning by the Scottsbluff Police Department after receiving a tip from the Nebraska State Patrol that the two were in town to either purchase or drop off narcotics.

During a search of the vehicle, officers found the following:

A glass pipe containing a white residue, a digital scale, 5 zip lock baggies containing crystal methamphetamine totaling 38.5 grams, and empty baggies containing an “8 ball” logo, and cash.

Both are charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, possession of methamphetamine more than one ounce, possession of drug paraphernalia, and open container.

http://www.kotanow.com/story/21980695/sbpd-arrests-2-alleged-meth-dealers-on-sunday

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Police say a suspected methamphetamine lab explosion at a Flint apartment complex has damaged the building and prompted an evacuation.

The Flint Journal reports (http://bit.ly/YZvze0 ) siding on the building was blown off about 1 a.m. Tuesday and several pieces of siding and window screens were strewn throughout the parking lot. Police say they don’t believe there are any serious injuries.

Residents were evacuated from the building.

Police found meth lab components at the site. Police say they have suspects in the case, but there’s no immediate word of any arrests.

 

 

 

http://www.sfgate.com/news/crime/article/Police-Possible-meth-lab-blast-damages-apartments-4437461.php

 

Sirens flashed as police and emergency vehicles surrounded a rundown Atlantic Avenue house where booms could be heard as police smashed windows and tossed stun grenades inside before storming the home Wednesday evening.

Inside, authorities said they found an active methamphetamine lab and a handful of people, including two adolescent children, who were spirited away to relatives.

The adults were washed by hazardous materials crews before two of them were arrested, thwarting production of the drug and capping a months-long investigation, Fernandina Beach Police said. Three others were questioned and released, police said.

Police escort Henry Joseph Lannon to jail, after raiding a meth lab at an Atlantic Avenue home Wednesday. Police hosed down four adults found at the home to wash over potentially hazardous chemicals. Police sort through chemicals found in the home after they burst in, smashing windows with stun grenades. A police SWAT truck, parked outside an Atlantic Avenue home where a meth lab was raided Wednesday. A woman held by police after the raid.

Neighbors said they long suspected drug activity at the home at 1702 Atlantic Ave., citing frequent foot and vehicle traffic and the state of disrepair the property had fallen into in recent months. The house is owned by Jenean Lannon, according to Nassau County Property Appraiser’s records.

Her son, Henry Joseph Lannon, 29, and Kama Shante Gainey, 35, were arrested and booked into Nassau County Jail on felony drug charges. Each is charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine and unlawful possession of listed chemicals. Both remain in custody on bonds of $120,000.

Police escorted a pair of women, initially held with the suspects, to a police vehicle and transported them off site. “They’re not going to be arrested,” Lt. Jack Bradley said of the couple at the scene.

Capt. Jim Norman declined to comment at the scene, citing the active nature of the investigation.

The two children, ages unknown, were removed from the residence and released to a woman who said she was a relative.

During the raid, authorities wearing breathing masks and air tanks hauled a litany of materials commonly used for “one pot” methamphetamine production – including cold medicine boxes, camping fuel canisters, drain cleaner bottles and discarded plastic bottles – from the garage and inventoried them on a tarp laid across the front lawn.

At one point, an officer carried an Army green lockbox of unknown contents, along with some pill containers to a police vehicle parked nearby. It was not clear what amount of drugs had been found during the bust.

Authorities on scene provided scarce details, but said the raid was the result of months of investigation. It was a local operation run by the Fernandina Beach Police and aided by the federal Drug Enforcement Agency and the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office.

Investigators cordoned off the scene with yellow hazard tape and washed the adults with a fire hose near the rear of the home before dressing them in hazmat jumpsuits and seating them in lawn chairs at the corner of the yard.

Dozens of spectators gathered across the street and passing motorists slowed, craning their necks, to watch the raid in progress. Sheriff Bill Leeper – who lives “within a rock’s throw” of the residence, Undersheriff George Lueders said – and City Manager Joe Gerrity also stopped by to survey the scene.

“We’re assisting,” the sheriff said.

Neighbor Eddie Williams said when he got home about 5:30 p.m., he saw one officer standing outside the home and another posted at the door, but “didn’t really think much of it.”

   
 

“And then all of a sudden, the SWAT team comes from around the side of the building and starts throwing in impact (grenades), busting out the windows and busting down the door to get inside. It was just like in ‘Cops,’” Williams said.

Williams added that it was a relief to have the drug activity out of his neighborhood. “These things usually end in one of two ways: the users

wise up and get clean or it ends like this,” he said, gesturing to the house surrounded by police.

Neighbor Kathryn Rushing said the condition of the house and the behavior of the residents had become fodder for chatter on the social media website Facebook. “You know, like, ‘What’s up with the crazy house on Atlantic Avenue?’ People were asking questions and talking about it,” she said.

A girl who stayed at the house was frequently seen outside the house and often went to neighbors’ homes, hers included, Rushing said. She said neighbors had also seen a gaunt, sickly-looking man leave the residence one day, sparking speculation that something was awry at the home.

 
 

Lannon has a police record. He pleaded guilty in March 2010 to possession of cocaine, two counts of possession of a controlled substance and three counts of violation of probation, was adjudicated guilty and sentenced to jail time.

In 2008, he was sentenced to jail time on a charge of grand theft. He was not prosecuted on charges of possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis in 2003, robbery in 2008 and dealing in stolen property in 2010.

His court record also shows arrests over the years for numerous traffic infractions, such as no seatbelt, reckless driving and speeding.

A cursory search of local court records revealed that Gainey was previously convicted of listed chemical with intent to manufacture a controlled substance in January 2012.

She was also convicted of uttering forged bills in January 2011. Gainey was also convicted of possession of controlled substance and possession of cocaine and dealing in stolen property in August 2010.

A charge of possession of controlled substance without prescription against her was not prosecuted in July 2010, according to court records.

 

 

 

 

http://www.fbnewsleader.com/articles/2013/04/15/news/00newsmethlab.txt

 

ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — Not that there’s really such a thing as good methamphetamine, but there’s a warning about some extra bad stuff making its way around the Twin Cities.

It comes after at least a dozen people ended up in the hospital over the past few days after taking it. Ramsey County deputies said that usually only about one person a day ends up at the emergency room here because of drug use.

So they knew something was really wrong when at least 12 people showed up within 24 hours late last week, who were all very sick after doing methamphetamine.

Officials with the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office said they’ve never seen anything like this before. They think the bad meth is likely coming from Mexico. People who have gone to the emergency room after taking the tainted meth have had high fevers, high anxiety and extreme hallucinations. Deputies say one woman even jumped off the second floor of a building thinking she could fly.

“The fear for the public safety of people if you’ve all of a sudden, one of your loved ones is taking some meth and going to be combative and weird in your house, you have to be aware that this may be the problem and call for medical help. That’s what we’re there for,” said Randy Gustafson with the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office.

The sheriff’s office wants to stress their concern isn’t about arresting people who end up at the hospital after taking the bad meth. They just want to make sure people are getting the treatment they need.

They do not know what’s causing the users to get so sick, but deputies were able to get a sample of the meth from one of the users. They’ll be testing it to see exactly what’s in it, but results are expected to take some time.

 

 

 

 

http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2013/04/15/tainted-meth-has-at-least-12-hospitalized/

 

Five capsules of methamphetamine were found in the backpack of a 16-year-old Wesley Chapel High School student Friday, according to the Pasco Sheriff’s Office.

The girl, whose identity is being withheld because of her age, was searched about 1:30 p.m. Friday while on the campus of the school located at 30651 Wells Rd. During the search, five capsules filled with a white crystalline substance were found. The student identified the substance as “Molly,” which is slang for methamphetamine, deputies said.

After the capsules tested positive for methamphetamine, the student was arrested and taken to the Juvenile Assessment Center in Land O’ Lakes. She was charged with possession of methamphetamine.

 

 

 

 

http://tbo.com/pasco-county/deputies-wesley-chapel-high-student-caught-with-meth-b82478635z1

 

Two juveniles were taken from the home, according to the Christiansburg Police Department.
 
CHRISTIANSBURG, Va.— Two people have been arrested after the Christiansburg Police Department says it discovered an active methamphetamine lab on Sunday evening.

Acting on a tip, investigators say they found the lab in the 1300 block of Scott Street around 11 p.m. Sunday.Michael Lee Yelton, 45, and Blanche Ottersburg, 43, have been charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, and possession of precursors to methamphetamine.

Yelton was also charged with allowing a minor to be present during the manufacture of methamphetamine.

 

 

http://www.wdbj7.com/news/wdbj7-two-charged-with-making-methamphetamine-in-christiansburg-20130415,0,1355129.story

 

 

Meth lab found in Bath search

Posted: April 16, 2013 in Uncategorized
Bath, NY — A Bath man is facing drug charges after authorities allegedly found a small methamphetamine cooking operation in his motel room.
Roy D. Hyer, 36, was charged Friday with fifthdegree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony, according to the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies say they executed a search warrant at the room Hyer was living in at the Holland American Country Inn on State Route 415 just outside the village of Bath, near Lake Salubria.
During the raid, deputies say an undisclosed quantity of methamphetamine was found, along with two large plastic bottles and several ingredients that had allegedly been used in the production of meth.
Hyer was arraigned before Judge Chauncey Watches in Bath Town Court and sent to the Steuben County Jail on $10,000 bail. Additional charges are pending.
The New York State Police’s Community Narcotics Enforcement Team and the Steuben County District Attorney’s Office assisted with the investigation.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

NEWARK — A 45-year-old “Dominican national” was arrested after Essex County Sheriff’s officers seized a large quantity of methamphetamine and “crack” cocaine from his Newark apartment last week, police said.

Fray Ovando, 45, was charged with multiple drug offenses after detectives executed a search warrant at his North 5th Street residence and recovered a kilo of crack and 237 grams of crystal meth, according to Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura.

Methamphetamine is a popular drug in the Southwest and in outlaw biker gang lore, and is rarely found in the Garden State.

“The recovery of methamphetamine in this area is indeed rare,” Fontoura said. “I’ve been in this business for a long time and our Bureau of Narcotics is the second oldest such unit in New Jersey. This may be only the second or third time we’ve come across the hardcore narcotic in three decades.”

Ovando appeared in court this morning, and Fontoura said he has already contacted the U.S. Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and expects the 45-year-old to be deported.

He remains at the Essex County Correctional Facility in lieu of $300,000 bond.

 

 

 

 

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EPHRATA- Methamphetamine was found in the vehicle a Moses Lake man used during a car chase that ended in a crash at the intersection of Broadway and Alder Street Sunday afternoon.

Burnette A. Saloy, 54, was charged with three counts of hit and run which caused injuries and one count each of vehicular assault, attempting to elude, methamphetamine possession, third degree theft and resisting arrest.

After Saloy was apprehended by police officers he was transported to Moses Lake Police Department for questioning. Saloy reportedly admitted to fleeing from the officers because he didn’t want to be caught with the stolen items. Saloy was transported to Grant County Jail after police finished questioning him.

Police officers obtained a warrant Sunday to search the vehicle Saloy was driving during the chase. The stolen alcohol, food and toilet paper from Safeway were found in the trunk.

According to the police report, drug paraphernalia with white powdery residue as well as a digital scale was found inside the car. Methamphetamine was also found under the floorboards of the car.

 

 

 

 

http://www.columbiabasinherald.com/news/crime-fire/article_d75ad6b8-a3b6-11e2-8c3d-001a4bcf887a.html

 

A Fairmont man is in jail after being found lying in a ditch near Anderson Park with a pocketful of methamphetamine.
David Kimmet, 42, is charged with possession of a controlled substance in the third and fifth degree. He is being held in the Jackson County Jail on a $70,000 bond.
Kimmet was arrested April 8 after sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a person lying in the ditch near Anderson Park in Jackson County’s Minneota Township. Upon waking Kimmet, deputies found him to be disoriented and confused.
Jackson County Sheriff Roger Hawkinson said Kimmet was unable to tell anyone how he had gotten to Anderson Park.
Prior to transporting Kimmet to Jackson where his wife was going to pick him up, a deputy asked him to empty his pockets. As he was doing so, the deputy saw a small baggie containing approximately 1.5 grams of methamphetamine.
The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by Minnesota State Conservation Officer Mike Gruhlke and the Lakefield Ambulance Service.

 

 

 

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NORTH VERNON – A late morning traffic stop in Jennings County led to the arrest of a Jefferson County woman on drug charges.

Stacy Chapman, 27, of Madison, was arrested Friday on charges of possession of methamphetamine, a Class D felony. She was also cited for having a false and fictitious vehicle registration.

At approximately 11:30 a.m. Friday, North Vernon Police Department Patrolman Todd Beam spotted a vehicle on South State Street bearing a license plate that belonged to another vehicle, according to North Vernon Police spokesman Justin Black.

After Beam pulled over the vehicle a few blocks south of Walnut Street and spoke with Chapman, he called for assistance from K-9 officer Sgt. Andrew Richmond and his dog, Heros, Black said.

During a walk-around, the dog alerted both Beam and Richmond to the presence of narcotics inside, Black said. A subsequent search revealed a small amount of methamphetamine in the area where Chapman was sitting in the driver’s seat.

 

 

 

http://www.therepublic.com/view/local_story/Traffic-stop-leads-to-meth-arr_1366033709

 

A three month long criminal investigation by the Meth Enforcement Team from the Indiana State Police Peru Post resulted in the arrests of four Rochester residents on 12 felony and two misdemeanor charges.

Thursday night, at approximately 8:20 p.m., officers from the Indiana State Police Peru Post Meth Enforcement Team, the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department, and the Rochester Police Department executed a search warrant at 311 Fulton Avenue, Rochester, IN. During their search, officers allegedly found an active methamphetamine lab, items commonly associated with the manufacturing of methamphetamine, methamphetamine, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia. The homeowners, Blanford Tolbert, 37 and Summer Tolbert, 32, were incarcerated in the Fulton County Jail to face three felony charges each for maintaining a common nuisance, conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, and neglect of a dependant. Their bond is set at $75,000.

Blanford Tolbert

Blanford Tolbert

Summer Tolbert

Summer Tolbert

Calvin Bridges

Calvin Bridges

Emily Thompson

Emily Thompson

 

Also arrested at the residence were Emily Thompson, 22, and Calvin Bridges, 32, both from Rochester, IN. Thompson was incarcerated in the Fulton County Jail on two felony charges for conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine and reckless possession of drug paraphernalia. She also faces two misdemeanor charges for possession of marijuana under 30 grams and visiting a common nuisance. Bridges was incarcerated on four felony charges for manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of pre-cursors, possession of methamphetamine, and maintaining a common nuisance. He also had an active felony warrant for failure to appear in court for driving after having been deemed a habitual traffic violator. He is being held without bond. Thompson has a bond of $75,000.

When officers executed the warrant they found four of the Tolbert’s minor children at the residence. All four were placed into the care of the Fulton County Division of the Indiana Department of Child Services. The Tolbert’s have two additional children who were visiting friends at the time the warrant was served. They have also been placed into the care of the Fulton County Division of the Indiana Department of Child Services. The six children ranged in age from five years to 17 years.

The Tolbert’s home is located approximately 870 feet from Riddle Elementary School.

Citizens are encouraged to call their local law enforcement agencies with any information about the possession, distribution, or manufacturing of methamphetamine. Information can also be reported anonymously by calling the Indiana State Police Methamphetamine Tip Line at 1-800-453-4756.

 

 

 

 

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MYSTIC — A couple is facing charges after police found meth-making ingredients during a search.

At approximately 9:15 a.m. Friday, members of the South Central Iowa Drug Task Force, Appanoose County Sheriff’s Office, Centerville Police Department and Wayne County Sheriff’s Office executed a narcotic search warrant at 301 N. Second St., Mystic. During the execution of the search warrant officers discovered items used in the hidden manufacture of methamphetamine.

As a result, Gary Molloy Black, 40, of Mystic, and Donna Marie West, 33, of Mystic, were arrested.

Black is charged with allegedly conspiring to manufacture more than five grams of methamphetamine, a class “B” felony, and four counts of child endangerment, aggravated misdemeanors.

West is charged with allegedly providing lithium for the manufacturing of methamphetamine, a class “D” Felony, and four counts of child endangerment, aggravated misdemeanors.

Black is being held in the custody of the Appanoose County Sheriff on a bond of $108,000. West is being held in the custody of the Appanoose County Sheriff on a bond of $13,000.

 

 

 

 

http://ottumwacourier.com/local/x63034317/Pair-busted-for-meth-in-Mystic

 

A wanted man believed to be armed and high on methamphetamine is on the loose in Waikato, police say.

Steven Robert Nichol, 31, should not be approached, police said.

Armed offender 'high' and on the loose  (Source: Supplied)

 Steven Robert Nichol
 

A number of arrest warrants have been issued for Nichol in relation to burglary charges. Police are appealing for the Otorohanga man to hand himself in.

“Those warrants relate to the burglary of a Maihihi farm last Tuesday and the theft of a Holden Rodeo 4×4 utility from that property,” said Western Waikato Area Commander, Inspector Paul Carpenter.

Police also believe Nichol is in possession of a firearm.

Carpenter said Nichol is a known methamphetamine user and manufacturer. Police information also suggests he has recently increased his drug usage.

“Quantities of chemicals, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia have been located at properties linked to Nichol during the course of our search for him and we believe he is well aware of our interest in locating him,” he said.

“Nichol has good knowledge of the farming area between Te Awamutu and Rotorua and may be using back roads as he seeks to actively avoid us.

“Our biggest concern is that he or someone else may be hurt as he seeks to avoid authorities and we would ask that he considers handing himself in or at least contact police.”

Carpenter said because of threats made by Nichol and the fact that he is armed, anyone who recognises him should not approach him but instead ring 111 immediately.

Nichol is described as a male Caucasian of medium to solid build, about 196cm tall with blue eyes, and short light-brown or blonde hair.

The stolen vehicle he is believed travelling in is a 2007 Holden Rodeo 4×4 well-side utility, registration number ECT274. It is coloured black with tinted windows and no canopy and has a chrome nudge bar at the front.

Anyone who knows of Nichol’s whereabouts, or who sees the stolen Holden Rodeo, is asked to contact Detective Wayne Cooper of the Te Kuiti CIB on 07 858 6200.

 

 

 

 

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