A 24-year-old Santa Rosa woman was arrested again on drug possession charges Wednesday after showing up at the Santa Rosa Police Department with methamphetamine and three outstanding warrants for her arrest, police officials said.

Patricia Holmes went to the station on Sonoma Avenue at about noon to ask for a receipt to show the court that she registered as a drug offender with the Police Department as required by the terms of a court agreement, Sgt. Eric Goldschlag said.

An officer found that there were three outstanding warrants for prior drug possession cases requiring her arrest, two of which were no-bail warrants and the other for $10,000, Goldschlag said.

As Holmes was being arrested, an officer found she had brought meth and a needle to the police station, according to Goldschlag.

Holmes was booked into the Sonoma County Jail and was scheduled to appear in court Friday.


JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) –  A Region 8 woman was arrested after police said her purse contained more than cash and credit cards.
According to a court document, Cheryl L. Sutfin is charged with possession of meth with purpose to deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Jonesboro Police arrested her at a home on the 500 block of E. Johnson Avenue on Tuesday. During a search of that home, police said they methamphetamine, including 1.4 grams in a q-tip container in her purse.
Police said they also found several baggies of meth in a bedroom, which they believe was use to deliver meth and three syringes.
Three others were in the home during the search, they don’t face charges related to Sutfin’s arrest.
If convicted, she could for three to ten years in prison for possession of meth and up to six years in prison for possession of drug paraphernalia.








 WAILUKU, MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) – Sources say a former high school volleyball coach on Maui has been indicted on meth charges.4595726_G

A drug bust executed by the Maui Police Department led to the arrests of Kauila Houpo, Garrick Kanae, Chester Mahuna and Vernon Vierra back in June.

All four of them were indicted by a grand jury on Friday.

Houpo has been charged with attempted meth trafficking and another drug-related charges.

Houpo was the head girls’ volleyball coach at Baldwin High School from 2007 until last season.

“We’re always in the lime light. It doesn’t take much for any coaches doing anything in public that’s gonna be recognized by somebody in the community,” said former Baldwin High School Girls’ Basketball Coach Angel Kalehuawehe.

Kalehuawehe has been coaching basketball at the school for more than 40 years. He said he watched Houpo grow up, coached him in school and later, Houpo coached under him as the Girls’ Assistant Basketball Coach in the early 2000’s.

“He was a great person. Real understanding, good coach, he was mellow,” Kalehuawehe said.

One of Houpo’s former players says his arrest caught her off guard.

“I am surprised. I wouldn’t have thought he was like that. Especially through high school where he was such a good coach. I had him as a head coach and he assisted with basketball so I’m like when I started to see those changes…I was just very surprised,” said former player Kaira Kaya.

Kanae is a janitor for Maui County Parks and Recreation. He’s been with the county since 2007.4595759_G

Sources say he was served his arrest warrant on the job while working Tuesday afternoon at the Waiehu Golf Course.

Baldwin High School declined to comment. Maui County did not have an update on Kanae’s current employment status.








HILLSBORO — Two Montgomery County women have been arrested for allegedly cooking methamphetamine inside a rural Hillsboro church.

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Judith L. Hemken, 53, of Litchfield and Tiffany L. Burton, 26, of Hillsboro are each facing a charge of participation in manufacturing methamphetamine in a church. Hemken’s bond was set at $200,000, and Burton’s bond was set at $100,000, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.

Both were still in jail Wednesday night.

Undersheriff Rick Robbins said that a member of the Waveland Church on Waveland Road, which is south of Hillsboro, noticed activity at the church about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. The church member knew that no one was supposed to be on the property, so he stopped to investigate.

He found one woman outside the church and another in the basement with what appeared to be components of a meth lab. The two women then left the church in a vehicle, and the man called police.

As deputies were on their way to the church, they spotted the vehicle the caller had described and stopped it. The two women inside, identified as Hemken and Burton, matched the description the caller had given to police dispatchers.

Deputies and members of the South Central Illinois Drug Task Force searched the church and reportedly found a clandestine meth lab inside the building. While they were dismantling the lab, a fire started that was quickly extinguished by the officers.

No one was injured.

Robbins said he has investigated meth being produced in cemeteries before, but never at a church. He added that he also has never run across a supposed meth lab where there were only two women at the location.

No information was immediately available on what, if any, link the two women have to the church.

“We don’t know if they were members,” Robbins said. “There was no conversation on why they chose the church.”

Robbins did note that the church is in a “very rural” area.

Due to the alleged meth lab being in a church, the two women face enhanced prison sentences of nine to 40 years if found guilty.








GROVER – Cleveland County sheriff’s deputies found numerous one-pot meth labs Wednesday at a home in Grover, according to authorities.meth-labtrser

Authorities found multiple mini meth labs at a home at 223 Watterson Road on about an acre of property. The home was located in a residential area with a house on one side and a small wooded area on the other.

The sheriff’s office found out about the meth lab operation on Tuesday night.

Representatives from the State Bureau of Investigation and deputies were on scene all day Wednesday cleaning up the labs and gathering evidence.

As of Wednesday evening, no additional information in the case was available.

Sheriff’s office officials said more information would be released Thursday after warrants were taken out on the suspects.







A woman was arrested Monday on an allegation she was manufacturing methamphetamine in a Bellevue apartment.


Julie A. Singleton, 43, of 115-B Thomas Drive, Bellevue, was charged with illegal manufacturing of drugs, illegal possession of chemicals to manufacture drugs, deception to obtain a dangerous drug and three misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. She was arrested and transported to the Sandusky County Jail.

“Additional charges for felony possession are pending test results from the laboratory at BCI,” said Bellevue Police Chief Mark Kaufman, referring to the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

At 5:38, a woman notified police she was at a friend’s house “when she found out that the individual had a meth lab in her house,” according to the initial police report. The tipster couldn’t provide Singleton’s last name, but she knew the suspect’s first name was Julie.

Just after 9 p.m., police, BCI agents and the Sandusky County Sheriff’s Office used a search warrant at 119 Thomas Dr. Apt. F. Authorities used information in their ongoing investigation to obtain the warrant approved and signed by Judge Tom Aigler of Bellevue Municipal Court.

“Officers executed this search warrant and secured the scene. Upon searching the apartment, officers located suspected methamphetamine cooking pots and BCI deemed the area to be unsafe,” Kaufman said in a prepared statement.

Police Sgt. Tom Saleski determined there were two juveniles in the residence, police said, and contacted Sandusky County Children Services.

“The Bellevue Fire Department was contacted and responded to assist with the scene. Officers evacuated residents from their apartments that were directly touching the affected apartment, for the safety of the residents,” Kaufman said.

BCI agents took over the scene and with the assistance of firefighters, removed the suspected meth cook pots along with other items involved from the apartment.

“The suspected methamphetamine cooking pots were neutralized by BCI and gathered for evidence,” Kaufman said.







MOBILE, Alabama — Mobile police arrested three people Tuesday night after finding a methamphetamine lab was in production at a home on Reynolds Drive.

Officers responded to the home around 11:30 p.m. after receiving a call about a possible meth lab, according to Ashley Rains with the Mobile Police Department public affairs.

Rains said when officers arrived they found methamphetamine, marijuana and several ingredients used to produce methamphetamine, as well as evidence that meth had been in production.

The three people arrested on scene were Jennifer O’Neal for possession of a controlled substance and tampering with physical evidence, Lesa Sessions for possession of a controlled substance, tampering with physical evidence and second-degree unlawful possession of marijuana, and Tabatha Eady for possession of a controlled substance and tampering with physical evidence, according to Rains.

Anyone with information about the use or sale of illegal drugs or guns is asked to call Mobile Police Intel at (251) 208-7000 or text to CRIMES (274637) and include the keyword CRIME 411.







A METHAMPHETAMINE user who raped and murdered a Christchurch woman before attacking two hitch-hikers on the West Coast of New Zealand has today been sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum non-parole period of 21 years.


Aaron Rhys McDonald, 39, spat on the courtroom floor after being sentenced in the High Court at Christchurch this morning.

As well as receiving a sentence on the murder charge of 21 years in jail before he can apply for parole, he was sentenced to preventive detention on the rape charge with a minimum non-parole period of seven years, eight months.

At the start of the sentencing, Justice Christian Whata imposed widespread suppressions, including the identity of victims, the full summary of facts, and victim impact statements.

After the March 29 murder in Christchurch of the 24-year old woman referred to in court today only under the name “Jane”, McDonald, a kitchenhand from Otaki, fled to the West Coast where he picked up two foreign hitch-hikers and assaulted them.

The court’s public gallery was packed with family and friends today.

Crown prosecutor Claire Boshier told the court that none of the victims or their families wanted to speak to the media.

The victims had suffered “immense personal tragedy” and media actions had only compounded their distress, she said.

“Poignant and heartfelt” victim impact statements were provided for the judge, but their details were suppressed.

Ms Boshier said the victim was “dearly loved” and had an exceptionally strong bond with her family.

She was a good person who took McDonald into her home because she wanted to help him.

But now her family would never see her again, never attend her wedding, or have her children around as part of their family.

The hitchhikers have also suffered physically and emotionally, Ms Boshier said, and the effects would be long-lasting.

The murder and rape of “Jane” was “brutal, callous and cruel” and amounted to mental and physical torture, the Crown said.

The Crown pushed for a sentence of preventive detention given his significant and ongoing to the community.

There was no doubt he would receive a lengthy period in jail before he could even apply for parole, and even then he might not get parole, the Crown admitted.

But he would still remain a risk given his “ingrained personality and character traits” which were at the root of his offending and are difficult to change.

Ms Boshier said McDonald “operates at a superficial level” and couldn’t meaningfully engage in treatment aimed to reduce his extremely high risk.

Throughout his 68 criminal convictions, he has only even shown a “minimal appreciation” that his actions has had on others.

Defence counsel Elizabeth Bulger said that McDonald, who has grown a bushy beard while in custody, was high on methamphetamine at the time.

She accepted that life imprisonment with a lengthy period of non-parole was inevitable but argued that preventive detention was not necessary.

Justice Christian Whata said there was nothing in McDonald’s childhood that could possibly foreshadow his offending.

His adult years had been blighted by drug use, in particular methamphetamine, the judge said.

Justice Whata said it was difficult to describe the level of McDonald’s depravity.








WASHINGTON, N.C.Deputies say they arrested two Aurora residents on charges related to meth.


It happened August 26 at an abandoned trailer on Dublin Run Road in Aurora.

36-year-old Michael Claude Myers and 29-year-old Tammy Rana Carawan are charged with Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Marijuana.

The two were arrested after investigators conducted surveillance on the single wide abandoned trailer. Investigators say Myers and Carawan were using the abandoned trailer to cook Methamphetamine.  When they initiated a traffic stop a the pair, they found Methamphetamine, Marijuana and known items used to manufacture methamphetamine inside the vehicle.

A search of the trailer turned up known ingredients used in the ‘ One-Pot ‘ method to make methamphetamine such as Coleman Fuel, Sodium Hydroxide, Muriatic Acid, Lithium Batteries and Ammonium Nitrate.


Myers and Carawan were placed in the Beaufort County Detention Center under no bond.







LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A mother of three was arrested for smoking meth with her 16-year-old daughter and 15-year-old neighbor.


According to a police report, officers were called to the 6300 block of Doe Run Road where they found Lisa Gilmore, 32, smoking meth in her basement.

Gilmore’s neighbor’s daughter, 15, and Gilmore’s daughter, 16, were both with her. During that time, police discovered Gilmore’s other daughters, 6 and 6-months-old, had been locked out of the house. The temperature that evening, August 25, was very high and the little girls were dehydrated.

Gilmore is being charged with wanton endangerment, unlawful transaction with a minor and possession.








A 43-year-old Bellevue woman accused of manufacturing methamphetamine was arrested Monday evening after police found cooking pots in her apartment.

Julie Singleton, of Bellevue, was charged with illegal manufacturing of drugs, illegal possession of chemicals to manufacture drugs, deception to obtain a dangerous drug and three counts possession of drug paraphernalia.

Bellevue police along with the help of the Sandusky County Sheriff’s Office and Bowling Green BCI obtained a search warrant as part of an ongoing drug investigation involving Singleton’s apartment at 119 Thomas Drive.

Police found what they suspected to be meth cooking pots and declared the area unsafe, evacuating apartment residents and removing the pots. Residents returned to their apartment shortly before midnight.

No injuries were reported.

Singleton was arrested at the scene and transported to the Sandusky County Jail.

Additional charges for felony possession are pending test results, according to a statement released by the Bellevue Police Department.

The Bellevue Police Department declined to release further details Tuesday afternoon.








CORTLANDThree people are arrested in Cortland after investigators found them with meth labs in their backpacks.


On Tuesday, at about 7:50 pm, a Cortland County Sheriff’s Department Narcotics Investigator, acting on a tip, saw three people acting suspicious on Clinton Avenue, between Charles Street and Church Street.

The investigators called for backup from the Cortland City Police Department, and when they approached the three suspects, one of them took off. The suspect was found soon after hiding on a porch and was taken into custody. The other two suspects were taken into custody at the scene.

Investigators found that the suspects were carrying backpacks that had one active, one pot meth lab and another inactive, or spent one pot meth lab. They also had components used for manufacturing meth.

Neighbors in the immediate area were told to stay in their homes as environmental services removed the items from the scene.

27-year-old Holdan Hayes was arrested and charged with third degree unlawful manufacturing of methamphetamine, criminal possession of a controlled substance, obstructing governmental administration and criminal possession of a hypodermic needle.

22-year-old Nicholas Baldassare was arrested and charged with unlawful manufacturing of methamphetamine and criminal possession of a controlled substance.

23-year-old Jacquelyn Scott was arrested and charged with unlawful manufacturing of methamphetamine and criminal possession of a controlled substance.


The three did not give officers their home addresses.

The Cortland City Police Department, the Cortland City Fire Department and Fire Police, and the NYSP CCSERT assisted on the scene.







CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – A six-unit apartment complex in Clarksville was quarantined Monday after a methamphetamine lab was discovered inside one.

A neighbor told News 2 he woke up around 3 a.m. Monday morning to a lot of commotion.

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“It was crazy there were all sorts of stuff going on over there,” said Aaron Martinez. “I saw HAZMAT suits and saw them have two guys in handcuffs.”


Joseph Fox, 47, who lived in the apartment on Baltimore Drive, was arrested on charges of promotion of meth manufacture.

A second man, 28-year-old John Ketter, was also arrested on charges of initiation of the process with the intent to manufacture meth as well as unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

Both men were booked into the Montgomery County jail.

The landlord said a woman and her two children live in one of the units. They we’re displaced and now staying with the American Red Cross.

The landlord also told News 2 a woman who lives on the other end of the building, the only other resident, is currently staying with coworkers.

“It’s pretty saddening disheartening because this was their home,” said neighbor Martinez.

The landlord told News 2 he’s angry. He said he’s losing thousands of dollars in rent and now has to pay to clean the complex.

He said he brought in a certified hygienist Tuesday and it will take five to eight days to get test results back to ensure the area is clear of chemicals.

Cleaning can then begin and residents will be allowed to move back once the apartments are deemed safe.


The Montgomery County Sheriff said he has seen a spike in meth manufacturing in the last few months.

He encourages anyone who notices a strange smell or behavior to call the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office immediately so they can continue to tackle the problem.

Officials said the investigation is ongoing.






HOLLAND TOWNSHIP, MI – A 28-year-old Holland Township man arrested after allegedly shooting at his ex-girlfriend over the weekend was already set to face trial on charges of operating a meth lab, court records show.15704886-small

Juan Casillas, who has a long record of court cases in Ottawa County, pleaded not guilty to the drug charges in June, according to court records. He is set to face trial Sept. 30.

Although Casillas was released on a personal recognizance bond for the meth lab charges, he is now being held at the Ottawa County Jail on $20,000 bond for his alleged weekend encounter.

Casillas was arrested early Sunday after a 24-year-old woman reported that he had threatened her with a gun at the Value Place hotel, 2630 Van Ommen Dr., before shooting at her as she drove away.

A description of his vehicle led police to a residence in the 1200 block of 136th Avenue, where the suspect fled from police, only to be tracked down by a K-9 unit.

The unit also discovered a gun police believe was used in the shooting.

Three others were also arrested at the residence for probation violations.

Casillas was arraigned Monday on charges of felonious assault, using a firearm to commit a felony and being a felon in possession of a firearm. He was also charged with probation violation. He is scheduled for a pre-preliminary examination on Aug. 29.

Felonious assault carries a maximum penalty of up to four years in prison and a $2,000 fine, while felony firearm carries a two year sentence and possessing a firearm as a felon holds up to five years and a $5,000 fine.








VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) – Two are in custody after a meth investigation in Vigo County by Indiana State Police.

Indiana State Police Sgt. Joe Watts reports the investigation happened at 4692 Sumnyside Street in northern Vigo County just before 1 p.m. While serving a search warrant, ISP Troopers found evidence of recent methamphetamine production but they did not find an active lab. Watts also reports traces of methamphetamine were found.

Rodney A. Christenberry, 34 of Terre Haute, and Crystal D. Thomas, 35 of Terre Haute, were arrested for manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, maintaining a common nuisance, possession of precursors and dumping controlled waste.

Five dogs were also removed from the home and taken to the Terre Haute Humane Shelter.







A bus driver who lit a pipe of synthetic marijuana before ploughing into the side of a house also had methamphetamine and morphine in his system, a court has heard.

Security camera footage tendered to the court shows Shaun Murphy behind the wheel of an empty bus, steering with his belly, as he stuffs synthetic marijuana into a pipe before appearing to fall asleep.

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His head then rocks back before the bus ploughs into a house.

The 57-year-old driver was on his way from Glendenning to Penrith when he lost control at Glenmore Park earlier this year.

Miraculously no one was injured. Inside, a family of five was lucky to escape.

Murphy pleaded guilty in court today to two serious counts, driving in a dangerous manner and driving under the influence of illicit drugs.

Synthetic marijuana is not illegal, but blood tests, taken in hospital when he was treated for head injuries, revealed he also had morphine and methamphetamine in his system.

Neighbours said they felt sorry for Murphy after the crash, imagining he had suffered from an ailment which caused him to lose control of the bus.

But today when asked their feelings, they were less forgiving knowing he had been high on drugs.

Murphy had nothing to say today when approached by 9NEWS outside court.

He will be back in court tomorrow when he is expected to be sentenced.


Hannibal Police Department’s Operation Hydra nets 26 drug-related arrests during August 2014.

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1.Bransen M. Miller, 22 of New London: Dist/Del/Manf/Produce a controlled substance (Methamphetamine).  $100,000 cash only.

2.Michael S. Powell ,36 of Hannibal: Dist/Del/Manf/Produce a controlled substance (Methamphetamine).  $100,000 cash only.(Ralls, Marion)

3.Shyrone R Martin, 35 of Hannibal: Dist/Del/Manf/Produce a controlled substance (Marijuana).  $50,000 Cash or surety.(Ralls County)

4.Jesse R. Copeland, 33 of Hannibal: Dist/Del/Manf/Produce a controlled substance (Methamphetamine).  $100,000 cash only.

5.Angela N. Ledbetter, 28 of New London: Dist/Del/Manf/Produce a controlled substance (Methamphetamine).  $100,000 cash only.

6.William L. Schierbaum, 44 of Hannibal: Dist/Del/Manf/Produce a controlled substance (Methamphetamine).  $100,000 cash only.

7.Katie M Mickels, 29 of Hannibal: Dist/Del/Manf/Produce a controlled substance (Heroin).  $100,000 cash only.

8.Kailie N Engels, 22 of Hannibal: Dist/Del/Manf/Produce a controlled substance (Methamphetamine).  $100,000 cash only.

9.Matthew W. Culp, 29 of Hannibal: Dist/Del/Manf/Produce a controlled substance (Methamphetamine).  $100,000 cash only.

10.Charles E. Elliott, 27 of Hannibal: Dist/Del/Manf/Produce a controlled substance (Methamphetamine).  $100,000 cash only.

11.Lisa M. Walden, 44 of Hannibal: Dist/Del/Manf/Produce a controlled substance (Prescription Medication) $100,000 cash or surety.

12.Christina M Genovese, 28 of Hannibal: Dist/Del/Manf/Produce a controlled substance (Heroin).  $100,000 cash only.

13.Cindy L. Holman, 28 of Hannibal: Dist/Del/Manf/Produce a controlled substance (Methamphetamine).  $100,000 cash only.

14.Mark J. Stephens, 23 of Hannibal: Dist/Del/Manf/Produce a controlled substance (Heroin).  $100,000 cash only.

15.Billie F. Brown, 24 of Hannibal: Dist/Del/Manf/Produce a controlled substance (Methamphetamine).  $100,000 cash only.

16.Christine E. Bealmear, 26 of Hannibal: Dist/Del/Manf/Produce a controlled substance (Marijuana).  $50,000 Cash or surety.

17.Jerad E. Whitley, 35 of Hannibal: Dist/Del/Manf/Produce a controlled substance (Heroin).  $100,000 cash only.

18.Travis A. Hobbs, 22 of Hannibal: Dist/Del/Manf/Produce a controlled substance (Heroin).  $100,000 cash only.

19.Nakeenan F. Washington, 29 of Hannibal: Dist/Del/Manf/Produce a controlled substance (Methamphetamine).  $100,000 cash only.

20.Austin D. Porter, 31 of Hannibal: Dist/Del/Manf/Produce a controlled substance (Methamphetamine).  $100,000 cash only.

21.James P. Holman, 37 of Hannibal: Dist/Del/Manf/Produce a controlled substance (Methamphetamine).  $100,000 cash only.

22.Danielle N. Chalfant, 32 of Hannibal: Possession of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine). $25,000 Cash or Surety.








TRENTON, JONES COUNTYJones County deputies busted a suspected meth lab and made three arrests.


Sheriff Danny Heath said husband and wife, Johnnie and Paula Owens, were arrested at their home on Old Kinston Trenton Road in Trenton.

Deputies also arrested John Stocks, Jr., of Snow Hill.

All three face drug charges, including Felony Possession with Intent to Manufacture, Sell and Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), Felony Possession of Schedule II Controlled Substance Schedule II Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), Felony Conspire to Sell and Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), Felony Maintain Vehicle/Dwelling/Place  Schedule II Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Each is being held on a $100,000 bond.

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. A six-unit apartment complex on Baltimore Drive was quarantined Monday after agents of the 19th Judicial District Drug Task Force found a methamphetamine lab in one of the units.


Two men were arrested and booked into Montgomery County Jail:

Joseph Fox, 47, who gave a 1611 Baltimore Drive Apt. 5 address, was charged with promotion of meth manufacture.

John Ketter, 28, who gave a 612 Madison St. Apt. 7 address, was charged with initiation of the process with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine and unlawful drug paraphernalia. His bond was set at $51,000.

Clarksville Fire Rescue and Montgomery County EMS assisted the agency, according to a news release from MCSO spokesman Jamie Dexter.

This investigation is ongoing.









10:16 a.m. An elderly woman reported that over the last two years overwhelming odors have been drifting into her condo.


The smells have ranged from acetone to “sickenly sweet kerosene.”

In the same two years, the resident said she has become increasingly ill with pulmonary problems, gout in her legs, burning in mucous membranes, numbness in her extremities and other maladies.

After hearing of the problem, a neighbor researched the possible causes and found the smells the resident has experienced are identical to odors of a meth lab or cooking crack. The resident is now staying with the neighbor until police resolve the problem.








The Oklahoma Department of Labor is investigating the Collinsville police chief.


Chief Jimmy Richey is accused of forcing an untrained officer to go into a home with an active meth lab without a respirator or safety equipment.

Collinsville’s City Manager Pam Polk confirmed a DOL agent started his investigation last week. Polk said he came to her to explain what will take place.

This is the second investigation for the same accusation against Chief Richey.

“Disheartening is a good word. If people would just come to me [it would help]. Lots of things get distorted, turned around, whatever,” Polk said.

The incident in question occurred on July 31.

Ron Lyons said he watched the clean up from his living room window. He described police, firefighters and paramedics lining his street.

Lyons said Owasso police were dressed in black Hazmat suits.

“We were watching them bring containers out that looked like two liter bottles. They would bring them out, I don’t exactly know what they were doing with them. They set them on a pedestal, walk around a little bit and take it.”

A high-ranking police union member text 2NEWS Reporter Liz Bryant: “Chief under investigation again by OSHA for reckless mishandling meth labs … filed by Police Union for criminal misconduct and reckless endangerment with meth labs.”

The DOL confirmed another complaint in which agents investigated. Polk said in the previous complaint the agency found nothing wrong.

So why do the complaints keep being filed?

Polk answered “I don’t know. I really don’t know. Unless it is just someone thinking they saw something they didn’t or understanding the procedures.”

Chief Richey told 2NEWS on the phone “you don’t want to know my opinion about this.”

He said he expects to be exonerated and assured that he always calls in specialized officers from Owasso or Tulsa County to handle meth labs; that is procedure.

Nine officers make up Collinsville’s Police Department. The anonymous complaints are made to the police union and given to the DOL.

The police union is pursuing criminal charges against the Chief. A union member said the Chief threatens retaliation for allegations coming out.








EAGLE PASS, TexasA suspect in a drug smuggling ring is in custody in Oklahoma, according to agents with the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics.KOCO-img-Meth-smuggling-extradition-8-25

Agents worked for nearly a year to bring down an operation pumping crystal meth from Mexico to Garvin County. At the height of the investigation one of their main suspects disappeared. He resurfaced last week in Eagle Pass, officials said.

“This was a significant supplier in a very large methamphetamine investigation,” said Mark Woodward of the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics.

Agents are withholding the suspect’s name in hopes he will cooperate with their investigation, Woodward said.

“If you can get the people higher up in these organizations, it can literally cause an organization to crumble,” Woodward said.

In December, drug agents raided homes in the small town of Lindsay, Okla., looking for 23 people involved in a large-scale crystal meth ring. Most of the wanted men and women were caught, but a man at the top of the supply chain got away, officials said.

“Ultimately, we found out that he’d gone back into Mexico,” Woodward said.

Agents assumed he was gone for good. Last week, the suspect tried to get back into the U.S. at the Eagle Pass border crossing, officials said. Border agents ran his name through the system and found out he was wanted.

Agents flew to Texas on Friday to bring the man back to Oklahoma where he will stand trial.

“We want it to send a message to the cartels that we are going to aggressively go after them, and Oklahoma should not be seen as a safe haven,” Woodward said.









A two-month investigation by the Union Parish sheriff’s Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs netted one Monroe resident suspected of being a major distributor of methamphetamine in Union and Ouachita parishes.

BNDD agents in the undercover operation arrested two other suspects on Aug. 19 in the parking lot of a Farmerville restaurant.

Dymarcus Leon Grayson, 37, of 4108 Pippen St., Monroe, was booked into the Union Parish Detention Center for conspiracy to distribute meth and possession with intent to distribute meth. As an expected major player in the meth market, Grayson’s bond was set at $100,000 according to Union Parish Sheriff Dusty Gates.

The other two suspects, both of West Monroe, are Shelia E. Taylor, 35, of 163 Bar Lane, and Taylor Simone Jacobs, 29, of 1616 Arkansas St. Taylor was booked on four counts distribution of meth, possession of meth with intent to distribute and conspiracy to distribute meth. Her bond was set at $60,000.

Three of the four charges against Taylor were made on warrants. On three occasions during the investigation, the undercover agents made buys from the suspect.

Jacobs was booked for conspiracy to distribute meth. His bond was set at $10,000.

Gates said the investigation is continuing.









Cristian Rojas, 19, 800 block of Grand Avenue, Aurora, was charged with felony possession of methamphetamine, resisting a peace officer and obstruction of identification at 11:39 a.m. Thursday after he was found sleeping in a vehicle.

Police were called to the 700 block of Oak Avenue for reports of a suspicious person. They said they found Rojas asleep in the passenger side of the vehicle.

Rojas allegedly gave officers a fake name, and attempted to run from police after they located drugs on him during a search.

Police said eight pills, filled with methamphetamine, were found in Rojas’ possession.








Three people have been arrested after police stopped an SUV during a safety checkpoint in Johnson County, Kentucky.

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The driver, Elija Jones, told police that he was on methamphetamines and was driving on a suspended license, according to a release from the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office.

Jones, according to the release, gave deputies permission to search the vehicle and they found syringes and methamphetamine. A search of Jones’ person revealed two bags of methamphetamine and one bag of heroin.

Two passengers in the car were determined to be under the influence. A search of the passengers turned up more syringes.

Both Lindsey McIntire and Nathan Ross will face public intoxication and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Jones is facing charges of driving under the influence, possession of methamphetamine, trafficking methamphetamine and possession of heroin.