A hit and run car accident turned into something more when Sioux Falls Police discovered methamphetamine.

It happened 1:30 Saturday afternoon at the corner of 18th Street and Bahnson Avenue. Police responded to an accident in which a Nissan Altima hit a pole, and the driver ran.  Two passengers were arrested when meth was found in the vehicle.

While searching the trunk of the car, officers found components used to manufacture methamphetamine. The vehicle was seized and the Sioux Falls Area Drug Task Force found components for a one pot meth lab in the car.

The passengers were taken to the Minnehaha County Jail on charges of possession of controlled substance and possession with intent to distribute/ manufacturing controlled substance.

The driver that ran is believed to be Jason Craig Oldehoff.  Oldehoff is a parole absconder. Anyone with information about Mr. Oldehoff’s whereabouts is asked to contact police.

 

 

 

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Authorities arrested five people after finding a methamphetamine lab and the components for another under a trap door of a house in Whiton, according to a news release from DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris.

William Andrew Baker, 59, Whiton; Anthony Wayne Andrews, 21, Fyffe; John Russell Grandstaff, 31, Danville;, James Grant Hathcock, 34, Guntersville; and Rachel Dawn Anderson, 19, Albertville, were charged with second-degree unlawful manufacturing of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

Baker also was charged with violation of probation, resisting arrest and failure to appear. Andrews and Grandstaff also were charged with first-degree hindering prosecution. Authorities charged Anderson and Hathcock with resisting arrest and failure to comply.

Drug task force agents went to Baker’s residence on County Road 351 to serve a felony warrant. As agents started in the driveway, Baker saw them and ran into the house. The agents chased him and when they made it into the residence, they found Andrews and Grandstaff. Agents detained Andrews for a felony warrant.

Once Andrews was detained, authorities noticed drug paraphernalia lying around the house, in plain view. After an extensive search, agents found a trap door leading underneath the house. When authorities opened the door, they found Baker, Hathcock and Anderson hiding, along with a meth lab and the ingredients for another.

Baker, Andrews, Hathcock, and Anderson are in the DeKalb County Detention Center awaiting bond. Grandstaff was released on his own recognizance.

 

 

 

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A billboard designed to get people to turn in suspected meth cookers has already paid off in Blount County.

Wednesday evening, the Blount County Sheriff’s Office was investigating a tip they received about suspected meth-related activity at a house on Terry Way in Maryville.

When deputies arrived, two suspects took off on foot.  Five other people were arrested.  Deputies found 15 separate “one pot” method meth labs.  Investigators later found another related lab at a separate location.

Catherine Ann Cole, 24, of Louisville, was charged with criminal conspiracy and promoting the manufacture of methamphetamine, as well as an attachment for contempt on a previous charge. She is being held on bonds totaling $60,000.
Mitsue Anne Gilbert Eichin, of Maryville, was charged with criminal conspiracy and promoting the manufacture of methamphetamine. She is being held on bonds totaling $15,000.
Shawn Edward Tucker, 23, of Friendsville, was charged with maintaining a dwelling where controlled substances are used or sold, criminal conspiracy, promoting the manufacture of methamphetamine, as well as two violations of probation charges. He is being held on bonds totaling $72,573.79.
Sarah Diane Herrell, 34, U.S. Highway 411 South, Maryville, was charged with promoting the manufacture of methamphetamine and criminal conspiracy. She is being held on bonds totaling $15,000.
A 17-year-old female was also taken into custody and is being held at the Blount County Juvenile Detention Facility pending a detention release hearing.

Deputies are still looking for the two men who ran away when they arrived.

The tip that led to the arrests came as a result of the “Cash for Cooks” program started by the Fifth Judicial Drug Task Force, the Blount Memorial Foundation and Community Outreach.

A large billboard went up on the Hwy. 129 bypass in Alcoa, and another will go up on Cusick street later this month.

Anyone with information about suspected meth activity is asked to call the Fifth Judicial Drug Task Force at 865-977- SANO (7266).

 

 

 

 

 

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TUSCUMBIA — A routine check of excessive pseudoephedrine purchases in the area led to the arrest of two Littleville residents on accusations they were making and distributing methamphetamine, authorities said.

Curtis Burns, director of the Colbert County Drug Task Force, said a Littleville man and his live-in girlfriend are in jail after authorities found more than 100 grams of powder and liquid meth at their residence.

Anita Marie Burton    Johnny Parker Williams

Anita Marie Burton                                                     Johnny Parker Williams

 

 

Johnny Parker Williams, 52, of 1875 Durward St., Lot 16, Littleville, and Anita Marie Burton, 44, same address, are charged with first-degree manufacturing a controlled substance and trafficking methamphetamine, Burns said.

Burns said task force agents joined Littleville police and the Colbert County Sheriff’s Office searched the residence Thursday and found a used lab and meth.

Drug agents said the search was approved after checking pseudoephedrine purchases at area businesses and discovered Williams and Burton made numerous purchases and had been refused to make similar purchases at other times.

Pseudoephedrine is the key ingredient in the manufacturing of methamphetamine.

Reports indicate Williams purchased 107 boxes of medication containing pseudoephedrine and had been turned down for sales 25 other times since January 2011.

Reports indicate Burton purchased 123 boxes pseudoephedrine medication during that same period. She was not allowed to make purchases 48 times.

Alabama law states a person can legally purchase 7.6 grams of pseudoephedrine within a 30-day period.

The largest box of medication containing pseudoephedrine is 3.6 grams, officials said.

Burns said deputies found a used lab in a bedroom of the residence. That’s where they also found 55 grams of liquid methamphetamine and 72 bags that contained a gram or less of meth.

The meth has an estimated street value of more than $12,000.

Deputies also reported finding scales and chemicals needed in the meth manufacturing process.

The charges are both Class A felonies and are punishable by 10 years to life in prison without parole if convicted. Williams and Burton are in Colbert County Jail on $50,000 bail each.

 

 

 

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A 36-year-old Omaha woman was charged Thursday in federal court with five counts of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

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Jason Welch, left, and Jennifer Lovings

Jennifer Lovings already faces similar charges in Douglas County District Court stemming from a March drug bust.

 

If convicted in U.S. District Court, Lovings could be sentenced to 10 years to life in prison on each charge.

The Douglas County charges against Lovings stem from a March 8 incident in which her boyfriend, Jason Welch, was shot by an Omaha police officer.

Welch, 34, died four days after officers tried to arrest him and Lovings as part of a methamphetamine ring.

Police said Welch was in a sport utility vehicle driven by Lovings. An undercover police officer in the parking lot of a Walgreens drugstore at 51st and Center Streets opened fire as officers tried to stop the SUV.

A felony charge against Lovings of attempting to injure an officer with the SUV has been dropped. She is being held on $1 million bail.

 

 

 

 

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MUNCIE — A Muncie man on trial for methamphetamine-related charges saw his bond revoked Thursday after he appeared to lose consciousness at the beginning of the day’s testimony.

William Preston Montgomery, 48, 1814 S. Elliott St., was checked out by emergency personnel after the incident Thursday morning in Delaware Circuit Court 1. He was then taken to IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital for treatment, but was released and back at the Delaware County jail by about noon, according to Delaware County Chief Trial Deputy Prosecutor Eric Hoffman.

William Montgomery

William Montgomery

 

 

According to court documents, the jury had just been brought into the courtroom when Montgomery fell “from his chair to the floor.” The jury was immediately taken back out of the courtroom and into the jury room as emergency medical personnel responded to the scene.

Judge Marianne Vorhees was later advised “there is no medical reason (Montgomery) cannot stand trial,” according to court documents. Because Montgomery “collapsed in court, causing a delay in the proceedings,” the court ruled he was a flight risk and revoked his bond.

“(Montgomery) understands he is facing a potentially lengthy sentence, which is causing him anxiety,” according to court case records. “He may flee the jurisdiction if he posts bond in order to avoid the sentence.”

Montgomery’s trial was continued to 8:30 a.m. today in Circuit Court 1.

Montgomery was formally charged in February with three counts of dealing in meth after a Feb. 5 police raid at his home on South Elliott Street, where Muncie police Lt. Steve Cox told The Star Press an active meth lab was found.

Eight were arrested in the raid, but Montgomery was considered by detectives to be the main target of the investigation.

According to a probable cause affidavit, city police had received several complaints from neighbors accusing Montgomery of selling and manufacturing meth at his home. Acting on those complaints, members of the Muncie Police Department Narcotics Unit — using a confidential informant — twice bought meth from Montgomery at his residence, according to the report.

Because Montgomery’s home is within 1,000 feet of a daycare — 1814 S. Elliott St. is 210 feet from Wee Walkers Daycare, according to court documents — two of his dealing in meth charges were elevated to a Class A felonies carrying a standard 30-year prison terms.

In August 2011, Montgomery was sentenced to one year probation after being convicted of criminal recklessness in Delaware Circuit Court 5. That same month, he was convicted of unlawful possession of a syringe in Hendricks County, according to court records.

Montgomery also has recent local convictions for driving while suspended (three times), possession of marijuana and public intoxication.

 

 

 

 

 

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deputies were sickened late Thursday by chemicals used to manufacture methamphetamine as they arrested a bicyclist in Pine Hills, authorities said.

The deputies experienced nausea, vomiting and difficulty breathing after taking Jeremy Hughes, 29, into custody, said John Mulhall, a spokesman for Orange County Fire Rescue.

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Deputies tried to stop Hughes, who was wanted on drug and failure-to-appear charges in Escambia County, a little before 10 p.m. at Powers Drive and Silver Star Road, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Hughes pushed or hit one of the deputies and ran away but was quickly captured, investigators said.

Jeremy James Hughes, 29, was detained by deputies on an out-of-county warrant while he was carrying meth-making materials. Deputies fell ill after their exposure to the chemicals.
Jeremy James Hughes, 29, was detained by deputies on an out-of-county warrant while he was carrying meth-making materials. Deputies fell ill after their exposure to the chemicals.

As deputies searched his belongings, they found bottles containing chemicals and other supplies commonly used to make methamphetamine, sheriff’s spokeswoman Deputy Ginette Rodriguez said. Hughes told them he was carrying pseudoephedrine  and other chemicals used in meth manufacture, sheriff’s Lt. Mel Roomes said.

The deputies started to feel sick and were hosed down on site to decontaminate them. They were treated and released at Florida Hospital Orlando.

Hughes also got sick and was treated at a different hospital, Roomes said. He was arrested about 12:30 a.m. Friday.

As investigators worked to determine what the chemicals were, the clothes of the four ill deputies were collected in yellow plastic bags for analysis.

Hughes was being held without bail late Friday at the Orange County Jail on charges of battery on a law-enforcement officer and resisting arrest with violence.

He is expected to also be charged in connection with the meth-lab components, Rodriguez said.

Hughes’ criminal record includes a conviction for battery in Santa Rosa County and grand theft auto and petty theft in Escambia County.

 

 

 

 

 

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LONG VIEW N.C. – Police arrested a Newton woman on meth charges after finding her in possession of meth precursors on Thursday.

Loyane Maria Propst, 42, of 2391 N.C. 16 South was charged with felony conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine and felony possession of an immediate precursor chemical to manufacture methamphetamine.

Loyane Maria Propst

                                        Loyane Maria Propst

 

An anonymous tip informed investigators that Propst planned to meet with another individual in Long View to pick up items used to manufacture meth, a news release from the Long View Police Department said.

Investigators staged near the Dollar General on 1st Ave. SW to conduct surveillance around 4 p.m., said Sgt. J.K. Roberts. They observed Propst arrive in the Dollar General parking lot in a vehicle driven by another woman around 8:10 p.m.

In the parking lot, an individual gave Propst a bag containing what was expected to be meth precursors.

After the exchange, a Long V iew narcotics investigator pulled over the car in which Propst was riding. The driver’s 3-year-old child was also in the vehicle.

The driver of the vehicle gave police permission to search. In the trunk, police found a plastic bag containing four boxes of pseudoephedrine, a canister of camp fuel and instant cold packs.

Propst, the driver and the child were transported to the Long View Police Department. After conducting several interviews, police determined the driver of the vehicle did not know Propst was picking up meth precursors. The child was released to the custody of a grandparent and the driver was released without charge.

Propst admitted to picking up the items and said she had planned to use them to manufacture methamphetamine. She also admitted to having strong ties with persons arrested during “Baker’s Dozen” meth roundup in May.

Propst was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility without bond. She was scheduled to appear in District Court in Newton on Friday.

The driver of the vehicle and the individual who delivered the precursors to Propst remain under investigation.

 

 

 

 

 

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SACRAMENTO   A federal grand jury returned a two-count indictment today, charging San Jose residents Jose Angel Martinez Chairez, 38; Angel Avilio Martinez-Diaz, 26; Jose Maria Villareal, 24; and Sunnyvale resident Jose Luis Ramirez Verduzco, 27, with conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute and with the distribution of methamphetamine, United States Attorney Benjamin Wagner announced.

According to court documents, on July 10, a confidential informant arranged to buy 15 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine for $195,000 from Martinez- Diaz.

They arranged to meet in a parking lot in Anderson.

Martinez-Diaz initially showed the confidential informant a one-kilogram sample. Martinez-Chairez, Villareal, and Ramirez Verduzco brought the rest of the methamphetamine, to total 15 kilograms.

Upon showing the drugs, agents arrested the defendants and seized the drugs.

This case is the product of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Shasta County Interagency Narcotic Task Force. United States Attorney Richard Bender is prosecuting the case.

The defendants are scheduled to be arraigned on Friday, July 26 before U.S. Magistrate Judge Kendall Newman.

If convicted, the defendants face 10 years to life in prison. Any sentence, however, would be determined at the discretion of the court after consideration of any applicable statutory sentencing.

The charges are only allegations; the defendants are presumed innocent.

 

 

 

 

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On Thursday, July 18, the United State Postal Service and the Jackson County Drug Task Force conducted an investigation into a suspicions postal parcel that was intercepted in transit from an address in California, to 5277 Smokey Rd., Graceville, Fla.

Due to suspicious indicators observed by the United States Postal Service the parcel was suspected to contain illegal narcotics. A Jackson County Sheriff’s Office narcotics detection canine was deployed for an open air sniff of the suspect parcel. The canine alerted to the odor of narcotics emitting from the parcel.

Jimmy CD Cushing

Jimmy CD Cushing

With the indicators on the package and the canine alert on the parcel, Investigators traveled to 5277 Smokey Rd. near Graceville to further the investigation.

At the address, investigators made contact with resident there who was identified as Jimmy CD Cushing. Once making contact with Cushing, the parcel was opened and found to contain nearly one pound of “crystal methamphetamine/ICE.”

During the ensuing investigation at Cushing’s residence, it was determined that the suspect parcel that was intercepted on July 18 was the second suspect parcel that had been delivered to Cushing’s residence. The first package was not intercepted and had been successfully delivered to Cushing’s residence. That package is believed to have also contained nearly one pound of methamphetamine.

It was also discovered that Cushing was only partly involved in the importation of methamphetamine into the area. Once the methamphetamine was received by Cushing at his residence, the methamphetamine was to be passed along to another individual for further distribution.

The methamphetamine intercepted, if sold in user amounts, has a local street value in excess of $40,000. The first parcel would also have been valued in excess of $40,000, totaling more than $80,000 worth of methamphetamine that the organization has imported and attempted to import into Jackson County and surrounding areas.

During a search of Cushing’s residence, remnants of the first parcel package was located, as was a “user amount” of methamphetamine and a .22 caliber rifle. Cushing is a convicted felon who is prohibited for possessing a firearm.

Cushing was placed under arrest for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. He was transported to and housed in the Jackson County jail to await his first appearance in court for those charges.

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On Thursday, July 18, 2013, the United State Postal Service and the Jackson County Drug Task Force conducted an investigation into a suspicions postal parcel that was intercepted in transit from an address in California, to 5277 Smokey Road, Graceville, Florida.

Due to suspicious indicators observed by the United States Postal Service the parcel was suspected to contain illegal narcotics. A Jackson County Sheriff’s Office narcotics detection canine was deployed for an open air sniff of the suspect parcel. The canine alerted to the odor of narcotics emitting from the parcel.

With the indicators on the package and the canine alert on the parcel, Investigators traveled to 5277 Smokey Road near Graceville to further the investigation.

At the address, Investigators made contact with resident there who was identified as Jimmy CD Cushing. Once making contact with Cushing, the parcel was opened and found to contain nearly one (1) pound of crystal methamphetamine/ICE.

During the ensuing investigation at Cushing’s residence, it was determined that the suspect parcel that was intercepted on July 18th was the second suspect parcel that had been delivered to Cushing’s residence. The first package was not intercepted and had been successfully delivered to Cushing’s residence. That package is believed to have also contained nearly one (1) pound of methamphetamine.

It was also discovered that Cushing was only partly involved in the importation of methamphetamine into the area. Once the methamphetamine was received by Cushing at his residence, the methamphetamine was to be passed along to another individual for further distribution.

The methamphetamine intercepted, if sold in user amounts, has a local street value in excess of $40,000. The first parcel would also have been valued in excess of $40,000 totaling over $80,000 worth of methamphetamine that the organization has imported and attempted to import into Jackson County and surrounding areas.

During a search of Cushing’s residence remnants of the first parcel package was located as was a user amount of methamphetamine and a .22 caliber rifle. Cushing is a convicted felon who is prohibited for possessing a firearm.

Cushing was placed under arrest for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. Cushing was transported to and housed in the Jackson County Jail to await first appearance on his charges.

 

 

 

 

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A woman arrested for an alleged road rage attack with a baseball bat is now accused of making methamphetamine.

A bystander captured cell phone video after, he said, two vehicles nearly collided in the parking lot of a bank in Silvis, Illinois in June 2012.   His video shows a confrontation between some people involved in the near-miss, and one of those people appeared to swing a baseball bat at another person.

Maralee West, of Silvis, was criminally charged in connection with the alleged attack.  Dana Laughery, who said West was her wife, said she regretted what happened.

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Maralee West

West was sentenced to two years of probation after she pleaded guilty to one felony count of aggravated battery.

Now, West is facing new charges in Rock Island County.

Silvis Police said they joined QCMEG investigators and Illinois State Police in busting West for allegedly making methamphetamine.

Police said they found evidence of meth-making materials, meth manufacturing evidence and methamphetamine in West’s apartment in the 1900 block of 16th Street when they served a warrant there Thursday, July 18, 2013.

Police arrested Maralee West during the bust, charging her with five felony counts related to possession and manufacturing of methamphetamine.

West was held in the Rock Island County Jail in lieu of $250,000 bond.

Court records show West had three prior convictions for misdemeanor battery before the baseball bat attack.  She is also on the sex offender registry for a relationship she reportedly had with a 16-year-old when she was 22 years old.

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HILLSDALE, MI – A 35-year-old Hillsdale woman was arrested after a routine traffic stop ended with state police finding a mobile methamphetamine lab and two children inside the vehicle.

About 9:30 p.m. Thursday, July 18, Michigan State Police troopers with the Jonesville Detachment stopped the vehicle on Carlton Street for a traffic violation, MSP Sgt. Greg Jones said. During the traffic stop, the troopers noticed the vehicle was being used to produce methamphetamine.

Hillsdale city firefighters were called to the scene because troopers feared the mobile lab could explode due to the volatile substances used to produce methamphetamine, Jones said.

The woman and the two children were evacuated from the vehicle, and a methamphetamine response team was called to the scene. The team dismantled the device, which consists of a pot to cook the methamphetamine, in the vehicle, Jones said.

The woman was arrested and lodged in the Hillsdale County Jail on charges of operating a vehicle under the influence of a controlled substance, manufacturing methamphetamine and child endangerment, Jones said. Child Protective Services was called.

The Michigan State Police urges residents who suspect someone is making methamphetamine to contact local law enforcement.

“It’s not only toxic, but highly volatile,” Jones said, adding it can not only affect the location of the methamphetamine lab, but close by areas depending how the byproduct is being disposed.

The troopers were assisted by the Michigan State Methamphetamine Response Team, Hillsdale Police and the Hillsdale Fire Department.

 

 

 

 

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Authorities have released the names of four people arrested Thursday night in Blount County in connection with at least 15 alleged methamphetamine labs found in one mobile home on Terry Way in West Blount County.

According to a Blount County Sheriff’s Office news release from spokeswoman Marian O’Briant, each person was being held at the Blount County Jail and has a 9 a.m. Wednesday General Sessions Court hearing.

— Catherine Ann Cole, 24, Mentor Road, Louisville, was charged with criminal conspiracy and promoting the manufacture of methamphetamine, as well as an attachment for contempt on a previous charge. She was held on bonds totaling $60,000, officials said.

— Mitsue Anne Gilbert Eichin, 32, St. Ives Boulevard, Maryville, was charged with criminal conspiracy and promoting the manufacture of methamphetamine. She was held on bonds totaling $15,000, authorities said.

— Shawn Edward Tucker, 23, Terry Way, Friendsville, was charged with maintaining a dwelling where controlled substances are used or sold, criminal conspiracy, promoting the manufacture of methamphetamine, as well as two violations of probation charges. He was held on bonds totaling $72,573.79, officials said.

— Sarah Diane Herrell, 34, U.S. Highway 411 South, Maryville, was charged with promoting the manufacture of methamphetamine and criminal conspiracy. She was held on bonds totaling $15,000, authorities said.

A 17-year-old female who was also taken into custody is being held at the Blount County Juvenile Detention Facility pending a detention release hearing.  Two individuals are still at large, O’Briant said.

Authorities said that on Thursday evening, deputies responded to 135 Terry Way in Friendsville on a tip regarding meth activity at the residence. Several individuals were at the residence, and while two men who are still at large fled on foot, the rest of the individuals were taken into custody, officials said.

According to the news release, Fifth Judicial Drug Task Force investigators located 15 separate “one pot” method meth labs at the trailer, including one in the active stages of process. As they were wrapping up the investigation, they located a 16th meth lab at another location, officials said.

The labs were neutralized, and the Tennessee Methamphetamine Task Force was called to dispose of the hazardous waste.

O’Briant said this meth bust was the result of the “cash for cooks” program in which the Fifth Judicial Drug Task Force is now offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of meth cooks in Blount County. The Drug Task Force started this program earlier this year along with the Blount Memorial Foundation and Community Outreach to help combat the increase in meth-related crimes in Blount County, officials said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Fifth Judicial Drug Task Force at 865-977- SANO (7266).

The Fifth Judicial Drug Task Force is comprised of deputies and officers with the Blount County Sheriff’s Office, Maryville Police Department, and Alcoa Police Department.

 

 

 

 

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FAIRFIELD, CA – A 22-year-old Vallejo woman says crystal meth is the reason she abandoned her baby in a gas station restroom Saturday.

Joia Hukill spoke exclusively with News10 in the Solano County Jail, saying she “forgot” her baby in the bathroom when she went in to smoke meth.

Hukill said she was already high when surveillance cameras caught her pushing a stroller into the bathroom.

A few minutes later, cameras catch her walking out, without the stroller.

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“If I was clean, it wouldn’t have happened,” Hukill said.

She was arrested Saturday night after her friend told her she was on the news.

“So she said, ‘Do you want me to call to turn you in?'” said Hukill. “And I said, ‘I guess, I don’t care,’ so they picked me up.”

Hukill says she doesn’t remember taking her son into the bathroom.

“I couldn’t feel,” she said. “When you’re smoking dope or slamming dope, you don’t feel.”

The Solano County District Attorney’s Office is still determining what charges Hukill will face.

Child Protective Services took the 16-month-old child, a boy, and Hukill says her new baby, a 3-week-old, is with another relative.

When asked if this was a wake-up call for her to stop abusing drugs, Hukill responded, “I’m not going to promise something I can’t. I can’t promise you that I’m always going to be clean, ’cause I don’t know.”

 

 

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(WBIR-Harriman, Tn) Roane County officials arrested a man they say fled deputies, leaving his two small children behind at a home with a meth lab inside.

The Roane County Sheriff’s Office says deputies went to the home on Harrison Lane in Ten Mile Wednesday to serve an outstanding warrant on 39-year-old John Hughes.

Hughes fled when he saw the officers.

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They also arrested a woman at the home, 40-year-old Kristi Price.

Roane County officials say this is the second home Hughes has lived in that has had to be quarantined because of meth.  He’s facing several charges.

D.C.S. was also at the scene.  An ambulance transported Hughes’ children to Roane Medical Center for evaluation.

 

 

 

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A Midland man who was found in possession of methamphetamine outside of a  local bar on Tuesday claimed his doctor prescribed it to treat post-traumatic  stress disorder, according to court documents.

Keith Allen Green, 29, is being held on a $15,000 bond for a second-degree  felony charge of possession of a controlled substance between 4 and 200  grams.

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Keith Allen Green

 

A Midland police officer who was working off-duty security at Rockin’ Rodeo  at about 11:54 p.m. Tuesday observed a vehicle in the parking lot with foggy  windows. He found two men trying to conceal a container on top of the middle  console, according to court documents.

The driver, Green, gave the officer the container and explained that he had  been in the military for several years and was diagnosed with PTSD. He said his  doctor prescribed the drug in the container to treat his disorder.

The container had a white powdery substance with small crystals, which the  officer identified as meth. The officer also found another container of meth in  the vehicle’s driver door compartment, according to the arrest report.

The affidavit does not indicate if the other man in the vehicle was arrested,  nor does it provide the exact amount of the drug obtained by police.

If convicted, Green faces up to 20 years in prison.

 

 

 

 

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Three people are facing charges after deputies say they busted a meth lab on their Lenoir County property.

The Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division executed a search warrant at 4313 Outlaw Bridge Road in Seven Springs, near the Wayne County line on Wednesday.  The search revealed a meth lab behind the home and the seizure of between one and two grams of methamphetamine, methamphetamine precursors, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.  Deputies say they arrested three adults, but there were also three children living at the residence.  They are now in the custody of the Department of Social Services.

 

“It is a sad state of affairs when you have caregivers making meth around children,” said Lenoir County Sheriff Chris Hill in a press release.  “Apparently these people care nothing for themselves or the children.  It amazes me the length addicts will go when under the spell of this dangerous narcotic.”

Two people who live at the home were arrested: 30-year-old Winfred Hansley and 22-year-old Molly Braxton.  The two are charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, possessing methamphetamine and maintaining a dwelling for controlled substances.  Their bonds were set at $60,000 each.

A third suspect was arrested.  Jamie Albritton, 27, of Bland Howell Road in Kinston is charged with possession of methamphetamine.  Albritton’s bond was set at $5,000.

The SBI helped clean up and decontaminate the meth lab.

 

 

 

 

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Courtesy YCSOA Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office deputy found 16 pounds of meth in a hidden compartment in a wheel well during a traffic stop Tuesday on northbound I-17.
Courtesy YCSO A Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office deputy found 16 pounds of meth in a hidden compartment in a wheel well during a traffic stop Tuesday on northbound I-17.

A Yavapai County Sheriff’s deputy arrested two men Tuesday after he found 16 pounds of methamphetamine valued at $150,000 in a hidden compartment in a their car’s wheel well after a traffic stop on northbound I-17. At 9 a.m., a Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office K9 deputy stopped a blue 2005 Toyota Corolla on north I-17 for equipment and moving violations. When the deputy spoke with the driver Darren Keller, 23, and passenger Jose Ramirez, 22, both of Colorado they said they were heading home from Phoenix, YCSO Spokesman Dwight D’Evelyn said. After the deputy spoke with Keller about the traffic violations, he asked if there were any drugs in the vehicle, Keller said there were no drugs in the car and consented to a search, D’Evelyn said. While checking the front passenger side of the vehicle, the deputy detected an odor of marijuana and traced its source to a bag of marijuana in a passenger seat pocket, D’Evelyn said. Neither Keller nor Ramirez had medical marijuana cards. The deputy deployed his K9 for an exterior sniff of the vehicle and when the dog was near the rear driver’s side of the vehicle, the deputy saw the K9 alert to the wheel well and eventually scratch this area, D’Evelyn said. The deputy took a closer look in the wheel well and saw a spot covered with fresh body putty and paint. “When the putty was removed, it revealed a metal cover which, when detached, exposed a compartment that extended to the opposite wheel well,” D’Evelyn said. “The compartment was found to contain nine wrapped packages of methamphetamine with a total weight of 16 pounds. A conservative wholesale price for this load is well in excess of $150,000.” The deputy also seized nearly $3,500 in cash. Both Keller and Ramirez said they did not know the methamphetamine was in the car, D’Evelyn said. Keller and Ramirez were booked at the Yavapai County Jail on felony charges including transportation of a dangerous drug for sales and possession of dangerous drugs for sale. Both remain in custody on $100,000 bonds, D’Evelyn said.

 

 

 

 

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Blount County authorities discovered 16 separate single-pot methamphetamine labs and took five people, including one juvenile, into custody when they acted on a tip about a mobile home.

The Blount County Sheriff’s Office received the tip about 9 p.m. Wednesday in reference to the residence on Terry Way.

Two people ran from the trailer just as officers arrived, while five others were taken into custody at the scene, according to a BCSO news release Thursday.

Investigators with the Fifth Judicial Drug Task Force arrived and seized 15 “one pot” methamphetamine labs inside, including one that was in the active stages of processing its ingredients.

A 16th meth lab also was discovered inside a nearby vacant trailer.

The Tennessee Methamphetamine Task Force was called to dispose of the materials.

The five suspects, including a 17-year-old girl, were not identified, pending formal charges. They were decontaminated at the scene by the Blount County Fire Department. The two other suspects remain at-large.

The bust was the result of the task force’s “cash for cooks” tip program launched this year to combat the increase in meth-related crimes, according to BCSO.

Anyone with information on meth-related activity in Blount County may call 865-977-7266.

 

 

 

 

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ST. GEORGE – A Washington man was arrested for felony drug distribution Tuesday by the Washington County Drug Task Force.

St. George Police Lt. Mark Brklacich said Craig Hanlin, 43, of Washington had been pulled over on a traffic stop and was arrested. The vehicle Hanlin was driving was searched and an alleged “distributable amount” of methamphetamine was discovered along with drug paraphernalia, Brklacich said.

According to the probable cause statement, Detective Lynn Koester, the arresting officer, recognized and observed Hanlin at the Maverik gas station on Hilton Drive. Hanlin was recently arrested on drug-related charges by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. He is also currently involved in a court case connected to the arrests and was on pretrial release.

Koester ran Hamlin’s information through dispatch and it was discovered his driver’s license was no longer valid. The detective followed Hanlin’s vehicle and pulled him over. Koester made contact with Hanlin who verified his identity and that his license was not current. Hanlin was then arrested and searched. According to Koester’s report, drug paraphernalia was located on Hanlin and had a smell of burnt marijuana on it, and that Hanlin had a pocket knife on him.

The car Hanlin was driving was a rental vehicle with three other occupants in it. The others were not detained and were advised they were free to leave. The rental company that owned the car was contacted and gave consent for task force detectives to search it. They found a plastic bag alleged to contain a distributable amount of methamphetamine. A search of the trunk produced backpacks containing possible drug paraphernalia and digital scales that had “a white crystal powder residue on them which is indicative of drug sales,” Koester wrote.

Hanlin was booked into the Purgatory Correctional Facility and has been charged with second-degree felony drug distribution and various drug-related misdemeanors. Bail has been set at $100,000.

Ed. Note:  Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – The former president of a Bakersfield parents’ association plead no contest to one charge Wednesday.

Dereck West was arrested on April 29 when deputies searched his car and found a glass pipe and straw, officials said. Officials said West had a used glass pipe and and baggies that contained methamphetamine on his person.

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Dereck West

 

West plead no contest to conspiring to commit a crime.

The former Panama-Buena Vista Union School District parent council president stepped down from his position as president amid the allegations.

West had over 4 grams of methamphetamine, a used glass pipe, a glass stem and a plastic straw in his possession during his arrest, according to the arrest record.

 

 

 

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DOTHAN, AL – On July 15, 2013 the Dothan Police Department arrested Raymond Martin and Kiely Sutton after officers discovered items associated with manufacturing methamphetamine in their hotel room.

Investigators say patrol officers performed a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Martin for erratic driving in the parking-lot of the Best Value Inn. During the traffic stop, Martin was found to be in possession of the drug “Crystal Meth”. Through further investigation, the officers were advised Martin was staying at the Best Value Inn with his wife Kiely Sutton. Contact was made with Sutton at the room and while there, officers discovered materials used to make crystal meth.

Martin and Sutton’s arrest now bring this case to a close.

• Raymond William Martin, white male, 44 years of age, of Barrington Road was arrested and charged with first degree manufacturing of Methamphetamine. A bond amount has been set at $60,000.

• Kiely Sutton, white female, 21 years of age, of Ross Clark Circle was arrested and charged with first degree manufacturing of Methamphetamine. A bond amount has been set at $60,000.

All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

 

 

 

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LAKEWOOD, Ohio – A man who allegedly jumped from a window Wednesday is  recovering in the hospital from severe burns after a reported methamphetamine  explosion at his home, according to police.

Officers said they responded to a call around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday reporting  that a man was on fire and had jumped out of a window at 2026 Quail Ave.

When crews arrived, officers said they found equipment used to manufacture  methamphetamine.

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Amanda Bentkalowycz, 24, and Jeffery Mehnert, 33

 

 

The Lakewood Narcotics Unit was called in to confiscate the items.

Police said the 26-year-old victim, whose name was not released, suffered severe burns to his body and was transported to MetroHealth Medical Center. An update on his condition was not released

Police said two other adults who were inside of the home were arrested and  booked into the Lakewood jail.

Amanda Bentkalowycz, 24, and Jeffery Mehnert, 33, were charged with  aggravated arson, drug abuse, drug trafficking and illegal manufacturing of  drugs.

They are expected to be arraigned Thursday morning.

 

 

 

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ROCK HILL — An alleged Charlotte gang member who improperly changed lanes while riding his motorcycle was charged with drug and weapon charges after York County drug agents say they found a loaded gun and methamphetamine hidden in his flashlight.

At about 3:15 p.m. Tuesday, agents with York County’s highway interdiction team stopped Brandon Hellman, 29, who they said improperly changed lanes while riding his 2007 Harley-Davidson between Cherry and Celriver roads in Rock Hill, according to a sheriff’s report.

Hellman was wearing a jacket bearing the insignia of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club, which for years acted as rivals to the Hells Angels, said Marvin Brown, commander of the county’s multijurisdictional drug enforcement unit.

Brown said Hellman had hidden 8 grams of methamphetamine in a flashlight and was carrying a pistol loaded with 15 bullets. Police seized the flashlight, two hunting knives and two cellphones.

Hellman also was operating the motorcycle without a valid motorcycle driver’s license, police said. He was charged with possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, unlawful carrying of a pistol and for having no S.C. motorcycle driver’s license.

He was released Wednesday on bond of more than $6,200, according to court records. He could not be immediately reached for comment.

Hellman has no past criminal history in South Carolina, according to records with the State Law Enforcement Division.

But, his North Carolina criminal history spans more than a decade with a one-year probationary sentence for possession of marijuana in 2001, according to court documents. A year later, he paid fines for carrying a concealed weapon.

A few months later, he was charged with driving after consuming alcohol while under 21. He was charged again with the same offense in 2004. Several traffic convictions followed in subsequent years before Hellman was found guilty of driving while his license was revoked.

Since 2001, more than 20 charges filed against Hellman in North Carolina have been dismissed without leave by the state district attorney, court records show. Those charges ranged from traffic and driving violations, such as driving a car with an expired license tag, to resisting police, possession of a handgun by a minor and felony conspiracy.

The investigation that prosecutors touted as having vanquished the Rock Hill chapter of the Hells Angels motorcycle club –the “Rock Hell Nomads” – developed after police received complaints about a growing turf war between the Hells Angels and the Outlaws in York County.

Several years ago, York County drug agents and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms raided a clubhouse belonging to the Outlaws on East Main Street, Brown said. Since then, most of them have left the county for Charlotte, he said.

Local drug agents recently found an active meth lab hidden in a child’s toy box at a Dickson apartment. Two children were decontaminated of meth and the byproducts at the scene.

Agents were looking for a fugitive July 3 in the vicinity of 105 Suggs St. when they received a tip the suspect was hiding in a nearby apartment. Authorities eventually arrested the fugitive July 9 at another location.

The drug agents arrested Caitlin Decaney, 24, and Katy Daniels, 23, both of Dickson, after searching the apartment, smelling meth and finding an active one-pot meth lab, commonly referred to as the shake-and-bake method.

Decaney consented to a search of her apartment at 105 Suggs St. for the wanted fugitive. An agent immediately encountered an “overwhelming” and “distinct” odor of methamphetamine manufacturing.

Investigators found the active meth lab in a child’s toy box inside the apartment. Decaney’s 4-year-old son and Daniels’ 2-year-old daughter were in the apartment.

The Tennessee Meth Task Force removed the meth lab and byproducts, and quarantined the apartment. The adults and children were decontaminated at the scene, and taken to Horizon Medical Center for evaluation.

Authorities also notified the Department of Children’s Services, which removed both children from their mothers’ custody.

Decaney and Daniels were charged with initiating the manufacture of meth and aggravated child abuse.

Judge Durwood Moore bound their cases to a grand jury after preliminary hearings July 12 in Dickson County General Sessions Court.

Decaney and Daniels remained jailed in lieu of $100,000 bond.

 

 

 

 

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