KALASIN – A 41-year-old monk who told police he took methamphetamine to slim down has been charged with using an illegal drug.

Athikanprayong Papassaro, 41, the abbot of a temple in tambon Kut Khao of Kuchinarai district, was arrested while using methamphetamine, or yaba, in his living quarters, according to a report in Spring News.

The abbot, who has been in the monkhood for 13 years, confessed that he had been taking a few yaba pills daily to lose weight since his weight ballooned to 90kg. The drug reduces a person’s appetite.

Police said they seized seven speed pills, drug equipment and several pornographic CDs from his quarters.

The man was asked to leave the monkhood and taken into custody.

Kalasin police arrest a monk who confessed that he had been taking a fill speed pills to lose weight. Several gay porn CDs were also found in his quarters

 

 

 

http://www.bangkokpost.com/breakingnews/352209/abbot-arrested-taking-yaba-to-lose-weight

 

American Canyon Police arrested a 24-year-old Vallejo Man early Saturday morning after pulling him over for allegedly tossing a cigarette out the car window and making vehicle code violations, police said.

Around 12:42 a.m., officers pulled over while he was traveling on Mini Drive on suspicion of a vehicle code violation, police said. Upon contact, officers learned Wright was on probation and conducted a search of the vehicle.

The search allegedly revealed two baggies of suspected methamphetamine, police said. He was also allegedly in possession of a shaved key, a type of burglary tool, and initially gave police a false date of birth.

Wright was arrested on suspicion of possessing methamphetamine, possession of burglary tools, false impersonation and driving without a license, according to the booking report at the Napa jail, where he was taken.

 

 

http://napavalleyregister.com/news/local/police-man-throws-cigarette-butt-out-car-window-gets-pulled/article_86be8dd0-c74c-11e2-b649-0019bb2963f4.html?comment_form=true

 

 

 

Seven people were arrested for allegedly transporting and selling methamphetamine as a result of a series of search and arrest warrants served Wednesday morning in San Luis Obispo and north Santa Barbara counties.

Numerous law enforcement agencies were involved in the operation.

Warrants were served at nine locations in Santa Maria, San Miguel, Paso Robles and Atascadero, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office.

A large amount of cash and methamphetamine was seized at several locations in the Santa Maria area.

Those arrested on suspicion of drug sales were Isidro Silva Aguilar, 39, Rosa Rodriguez De Oropeza, 45, Zacarias Compos Corona, 44, Josue Levi Martinez, 36, Victoria Magana Gutierrez, 49, Jose Juan Medina, 31, and Juan Daniel Hernandez-Saenz, 19.

Several others were taken into custody in San Luis Obispo County by Immigration and Customs Enforcement for charges not related to drug sales.

 

 

 

 

http://syvnews.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/seven-arrested-in-drug-bust/article_a93d7f0c-c68d-11e2-b2ca-0019bb2963f4.html

 

Michigan State Police troopers from the Cadillac Post were dispatched to a seasonal residence in Cleon Township, Manistee County, Sunday.

Owners of the residence discovered a suspicious item on their property they felt may be related to methamphetamine production. Troopers arrived on scene and identified the item as being a methamphetamine lab component.

 

The 7th District Methamphetamine Team responded and collected the item from the scene.

Troopers are continuing their investigation into this discovery and are asking anyone with information to call a special toll-free tip line, 1-866-METH-TIP or the MSP Cadillac Post, 231-779-6040.

Callers can remain anonymous.

 

 

 

 

http://www.ludingtondailynews.com/news/71420-meth-lab-component-found-in-manistee-county-police-ask-for-help-in-investigation?newsgroup_id=

 

My guess is that more of this will be needed!

 

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Making a former meth lab safe for reoccupation requires two basic efforts: 1) the removal of gross contamination (i.e., containers of chemicals, equipment and apparatus that could be used to make illegal drugs); and 2) the remediation of interior structures and surrounding soil, surface waters and groundwater. This course provides voluntary guidelines related to remediation.

As the Synthetics Strategy explains, remediation involves utilizing recognized procedures and technology-based standards to restore former meth labs to a state in which the property can be inhabited again—or, instead, identifying properties that are not yet ready for reoccupation and must undergo further treatment. Remediation always occurs after gross chemical removal, when the site is secured and is no longer subject to criminal investigation.

This Methamphetamine Laboratory Decontamination course covers what is used to make methamphetamine and highlights the contamination associated with the production (cooking) of methamphetamine and what dangers result from that production. In addition, students will learn about the most current methamphetamine production methods. Students will also be taught how to survey the laboratory, test for contaminants, and learn how to proceed with decontamination.

The Following Topics Will Be Covered:

  • Methamphetamine Background
  • Production of Methamphetamine
  • Hazards of Clandestine Labs
  • HAZCOM Plan
  • Intro to Confined Space Operations
  • Intro to Lockout/Tagout and Other Scene Hazards
  • Personal Protective Equipment & Respiratory Protection
  • Equipment & Supplies, Specialty Equipment Options
  • Pre-Decon Info Gathering & Contamination Assessment
  • Salvage/Disposal Decisions
  • Lab Sampling/Reports
  • Instant Colormetric Sampling
  • The Work Plan
  • Decon/Remediation
  • Outbuildings, Dump Sites
  • Burn Pits & Disposal
  • Waste Characterization
  • Final Report & Clearance
  • Hands-On Practice
  • Chemical Irritants – Tear Gas/OC
  • History & Use of Tear Gas
  • Chemistry and Hazards
  • Salvage/No Salvage Decisions
  • Cleanup and Neutralization

Please Note: This course includes hands-on activities.

It is recommended/necessary that students complete a 40-Hour HAZMAT/HAZWOPER technician course on their own to meet federal and state requirements.

 

 

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NAPA COUNTY, Calif. — Napa County law enforcement officers arrested a man for suspected possession of methamphetamine during a DUI stop Sunday night, police said.

During a driving under the influence patrol police stopped a vehicle on Monroe and Laurel streets in Napa shortly before 10 p.m. and arrested Francisco Javier Zapien, who showed symptoms of drug and alcohol use, police said.

Zapien’s two children were in the vehicle at the time, police said.

Zapien was booked into the Napa County Department of Corrections.

 

 

 

 

http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/local/north_bay&id=9117677

 

MADISONVILLE, Texas — Authorities in Southeast Texas say two people have been arrested on charges they were among a group of 11 involved in the sexual assault of a teenage girl.

Thirty-five-year-old Sondress Lotts and 33-year-old Earl James Tyler remained in the Madison County jail Monday after turning themselves into police over the weekend. They’re each charged with child trafficking and sexual assault of a child.

Lotts is the sole woman in the group of 11 suspects who authorities say were involved in giving the teen methamphetamine in March and then taking her to a Madisonville home where she was assaulted over several hours. Madisonville is about 40 miles northeast of College Station.

All but two of the suspects have been arrested.

Jail records did not indicate attorneys for Lotts and Tyler.

 

http://www.chron.com/news/texas/article/Police-say-11-involved-in-sex-assault-of-teen-4551253.php

A NEW Zealand woman has been charged with importing methamphetamine into Australia after the border-controlled substance was found in two suitcases at Darwin Airport.

The 41-year-old woman was to face the charges in Darwin Magistrates Court on Monday, after arrived in Darwin on a flight from Cambodia via Singapore last Thursday.

On Friday last week, two unaccompanied suitcases arrived at Darwin International Airport.

After a swab analysis of the suitcases returned a positive reading for narcotics, Customs officials opened the suitcases and found seven empty backpacks.

Further examination of the backpacks revealed an off-white crystal substance concealed within the back padding, which was later confirmed as methamphetamine.

The suitcases were handed to the AFP for further investigation and analysis, with police estimating 8.5kg of methamphetamine was hidden inside the backpacks.

AFP officers executed a search warrant at a hotel in Darwin and the woman was later located in the Darwin central business district.

After participating in a police interview, the woman was charged with importing a border controlled drug, namely methamphetamine, facing a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and/or a $340,000 fine.

 

 

 

 

http://www.centraltelegraph.com.au/news/woman-face-court-over-meth-stuffed-backpacks/1883362/

 

Five people are in jail for allegedly operating a methamphetamine lab in a Watertown apartment.

Police received a call around 7 p.m. Sunday tipping them off to the smell of a meth lab in use at 675 Bronson Street.

Under arrest are 37 year old Daniel Merritt, 35 year old Edgar Richardson II, 32 year old Joel Gillespie, 22 year old Shawn Exford and 31 year old Kellie Belcher.

 

 

“Patrol officers responding were able to determine that a meth lab was in progress,” said Watertown police Sgt. James Spencer.

“The New York State Police and the drug task force were called in to deal with the situation and we later arrested five people from that residence.”

All are charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful manufacturing of methamphetamine.

Police were tight-lipped about their investigation for several hours, declining to disclose why they were there or the indentity of the suspects.

All five sat in handcuffs, four in front of the house and the fifth in back being interrogated by police.
Around 9 p.m., National Grid cut power to the house because of code violations, according to Watertown Code Enforcement Supervisor Shawn McWayne, who was on scene.

Around 11 p.m., 7 News reporter Candace Dunkley witnessed police removing bags from the house.

All five were arraigned in Watertown city court Monday morning, when they were ordered to be held without bail.

 

 

http://www.wwnytv.com/news/local/5-Arrested-Following-Meth-Lab-Tip-209041621.html

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Materials used to make methamphetamine were found in a suitcase on Sunday afternoon outside of a Charleston apartment building, according to Kanawha County Metro 911 dispatchers.

The suitcase was found at about 2:20 p.m. on a sidewalk outside of Terrace Park East apartment building, at 2106 Kanawha Blvd., just two blocks from the state Capitol, dispatchers said.

Charleston police are investigating.

 

 

http://www.wvgazette.com/News/201305260064

Hong Kong (HKSAR) – Hong Kong Customs yesterday (May 25) mounted an anti-narcotics operation and arrested two men and a woman at the Hong Kong International Airport. In the operation, six kilogrammes of methamphetamine and a small amount of crack cocaine were seized.The drug seizures fetched a market value of over $4.9 million.

Customs officers yesterday intercepted three passengers who joined a tour group to New Zealand at the airport.A total of six kilogrammes of methamphetamine was found in the suitcases of one of the male passengers and the woman. The officers later searched the residence of the other male passenger in Tsuen Wan and found 123 grammes of crack cocaine and some packaging paraphernalia.

The three arrested persons, aged between 37 and 39, who claimed to be unemployed, were charged with trafficking in a dangerous drug.They will appear at the Tsuen Wan Magistrates’ Courts tomorrow (May 27).

Under the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance, the maximum penalty for drug trafficking is life imprisonment and a fine of $5 million.

http://7thspace.com/headlines/438496/customs_seizes_six_kg_of_methamphetamine_at_airport.html

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely and several deputies have arrested two men and a teenage girl on a house boat in the Elk River on charges related to the manufacture of methamphetamines.

Authorities told the Athens News-Courier newspaper the men were charged with possession of items used in the manufacture of methamphetamines.

Charles David Greenway, 28, of Athens, Tenn., and Jason Brewer, 33, of Lynnville, Tenn., were charged by Limestone authorities with possession of precursors for manufacturing methamphetamine.

Megan Hodge, 19, of Athens, Ala., was charged with possession of precursors for manufacturing methamphetamine.

Blakely said the three were arrested Saturday after deputies receive a tip that the three were hiding on the house boat.

 

 

http://www.sfgate.com/news/crime/article/2-men-woman-arrested-on-Limestone-house-boat-4549815.php

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — The remnants left from cooking a small batch of methamphetamine discovered by police this month on a boat on Hardee Avenue in Brunswick is proof to Glynn County Police Capt. Terry Wright of just how easy it has become to cook the drug and remain undetected.

As the head of the Glynn-Brunswick Narcotics Enforcement Team, Wright has seen his share of meth cook sites and knows well how much a “one pot,” or “shake and bake” cook method, has grown in popularity to produce the powerful stimulant.

A night earlier, Wright and the narcotics team arrested two suspects after Brunswick police discovered an active meth cook in a motor home on Player Street. Both suspects are charged with manufacturing methamphetamine.

In both cases, the batches were small and the cook sites difficult to detect by the undiscerning eye.

Cooking meth used to require special equipment and enough space to house it. Those were the days of the meth lab, Wright said.

Today, all that is needed is a bottle and the proper chemicals to make the highly addictive drug.

“Over time, they have refined what they do and it has gotten a lot smaller. Literally, it can be in something as small as a 20 ounce bottle,” Wright said.

Although identifying the smaller operations can be tough, Wright said there are several things people can look for that may be signs of someone making the drug, or of a possible meth cook site.

Someone buying large amounts of lithium batteries could have plans to use the lithium in the drug, Wright said.

The same goes for drain opener, which contains the chemical lye, another ingredient often found in meth, he said.

Two other ingredients are camping fuel and efedrine, an ingredient commonly found in decongestants. Wright said people buying large amounts of any of those products could have plans to make meth. Simply purchasing them though does not mean someone has plans to make the drug, he added.

Both the motor home and the boat incident point to something else people can look out for that may indicate someone is making meth.

“Typically we see it being made in an out building or in a boat or a motor home,” Wright said.

People who begin spending a lot of time in a motor home or a boat that rarely moves could be using them to make small batches. Out buildings or small sheds are also popular places, Wright said.

If the meth batches are large enough, they can emit a powerful odor, Wright said.

http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2013/may/26/trend-shows-small-scale-meth-labs-rise/

Two people were arrested Thursday after Greenwood County narcotics investigators discovered a meth lab at the Greenwood Motel.  Larry Benton Jr., 42, of Cross Hill, and Vanessa Minor, 28, Honea Path, were each charged with manufacturing methamphetamine in connection with the incident.

Larry Benton Jr.
Larry Benton Jr
Vanessa Minor
Vanessa Minor

Agents from the county drug enforcement task force spotted the male suspect Thursday at Walmart after receiving several complaints he was staying at the motel on Montague and cooking meth. Officers tracked him to his room at the inn and questioned the two suspects. Officers searched the room and found several items commonly used to cook meth, as well as an active “one pot” batch of meth cooking in a soda bottle.

The male suspect told officer the bottle was a meth lab and said he had been cooking it for about two hours. Agents then evacuated the motel rooms as the drug task force decontaminated the area.

 

http://www.indexjournal.com/main.asp?SectionID=4&SubSectionID=40&ArticleID=18807

The Lompoc Police Department’s Gang and Narcotics Enforcement Team seized $10,000 worth of drugs and $11,000 in cash after a narcotics search Friday night.

It happened in the 400 block of North K Street at 10:30 p.m.

 Lompoc Police find $10,000 worth of drugs and $11,000 cash after narcotics search Lompoc drug arrests

 

 

Officials say they searched several motel rooms and vehicles.

They found $7,000 worth of methamphetamine and $3,000 worth of heroin. Officials also found packaging materials, cell phones, scales, and a handgun, as well as $11,000 cash.

Officials arrested 35-year-old Guillermo Martin of Van Nuys (pictured), 43-year-old Ronald Gonzales of Lompoc, and 31-year-old Ernest Dawson of Lompoc for possession of methamphetamine and heroin for sale.

The Lompoc Police Department’s K-9 “Hank” searched the vehicles and found the hidden compartment filled with methamphetamine.

 

http://www.ksby.com/news/lompoc-police-find-10-000-worth-of-drugs-and-11-000-cash-after-narcotics-search/

A Mitchell woman has been accused of distributing fake methamphetamine in an undercover drug investigation.

Elizabeth Mauer, 31, has been charged with distribution of a controlled substance, a Class II felony, and distribution of a controlled substance, a Class III misdemeanor. Mauer was arrested on Wednesday, May 22, after allegedly selling methamphetamine and a fake substance she passed off as methamphetamine to an informant.

According to an arrest affidavit, an investigator with the Scotts Bluff County Sheriff’s Department had been working with other Western Nebraska Intelligence and Narcotics Group task force investigators to arrange a May 22 controlled purchase with Mauer on Wednesday.

Mauer met with the informant in the parking area of a business in the 1400 block of East Overland. At the business, the informant purchased nearly two grams of methamphetamine from Mauer for $100.

A short time later, the informant made a second arrangement to purchase 12 grams of methamphetamine from Mauer at a cost of $400. The woman gave the informant more than double the amount sought, providing 25 grams of a substance that she represented to be methamphetamine. However, preliminary testing indicated that the substance was not methamphetamine.

During the second purchase, a team of investigators made contact with Mauer at the business and she was arrested.

She remains in the Scotts Bluff County Detention Center as of press time. She had been arraigned on charges Friday morning.

 

http://www.starherald.com/news/local_news/mitchell-woman-arrested-on-drug-charges/article_8f9fd654-c4de-11e2-8acc-001a4bcf887a.html

 

A 25-year-old Carson City man faces felony drug charges after a vehicle search netted, among other things, methamphetamine that was stashed inside a toy action figure.

Officers arrested Jesse Silis-Teran at 5:35 p.m. Thursday near Humboldt and Long streets. According to the arrest report, officers patrolling the area heard a group of people yelling at each other and met with three individuals at a parked car.

Silis-Teran was the driver of the parked vehicle and was with a known local gang member at the time he was stopped. He gave officers consent to look inside the vehicle for a weapon but told officers that if they wanted to search the vehicle for anything else, they would need to get permission from his mom or dad, the arrest report states.

Officers noticed a pipe in the passenger door and a water bong in the back seat. Officers stopped the search and again asked Silis-Teran about searching the car. As officers were talking to the man, his mother arrived and, on a recorded line to dispatch, gave officers consent to search the car, the arrest report states.

Officers retrieved the multi-colored glass pipe in the passenger side door. In the back seat officers located a bottle turned into a water bong. In a black nylon case that held two bags, officers found a large digital scale and several small pipe pieces and a baggie with marijuana. Under the driver’s seat officers found a small action figure that, when opened, concealed a small spoon and a clear plastic baggie with methamphetamine residue. In the center console, officer located several plastic baggies with methamphetamine residue.

He was arrested and faces charges of possession with intent to sell, possession of a controlled substance, both felonies; and possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana, both misdemeanors. Bail: $9,364.

 

 

 

 

http://carsonnow.org/story/05/24/2013/carson-city-man-jailed-after-officers-find-meth-stashed-toy-action-figure

 

Eight accused Raton drug dealers have been arrested as a result of a two-month, multi-agency investigation into narcotics trafficking in Colfax County.

The investigation by the Region IV Narcotics Task Force culminated in charges against 10 people from Raton. Seven of them were arrested last Saturday and one was arrested Wednesday. Two other remained at large as of Thursday morning.

The law enforcement effort by the task force — working in cooperation with the Raton and Las Vegas police departments and the Colfax County Sheriff’s Office — targeted methamphetamine distribution in Raton and the surrounding area, according to a statement from the task force, which draws on members of law enforcement agencies in Colfax, Union, Mora, Harding and San Miguel counties. The investigation was prompted by the “current drug activity” taking place in the Raton area, according to Raton police, who described those charged with crimes as a result of the investigation as “individual dealers” who “more than likely know each other,” but are not an organized drug ring.

The task force’s “Operation Crystal Clear” involved a series of “hand-to-hand” drug transactions between drug dealers and undercover officers, the task force said. Some of the transactions occurred “in the vicinity of” Columbian Elementary School in north Raton, according to the task force and Raton police.

Arrested last Saturday after warrants were approved by the Eighth Judicial District Attorney’s Office were Lawrence W. Martinez, 23; Justin Martinez, 30; Sara Martinez, 33; Fernando Olguin, 36; Marty Avila, 42; Thomas Vargas, 36; and Marcelino Zambrano, 25. Arrested Wednesday night was Robert Gallegos, 29. Police on Thursday afternoon were still seeking Patricia Mastrantoni, 37, and Tim Samora, 29. Anyone with information regarding their whereabouts is asked to call Raton police at 445-2704.

Each of the defendants faces charges of trafficking a controlled substance, with the drug being methamphetamine in all instances but one. One defendant faces a trafficking charge involving cocaine. Some defendants also face charges of attempting to commit a felony and conspiracy.

The arrests “will strike a significant blow” to the drug dealers involved and “will have an immediate, positive impact in local neighborhoods where the abuses of these drugs take a tremendous toll,” the task force statement said.

 

 

http://ratonrange.com/undercover-work-nets-drug-arrests-task-force-targeted-methamphetamine-traf-p5012-1.htm

 

 

 

 

 

Hidalgo, Texas— U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Hidalgo International Bridge seized alleged methamphetamine valued at approximately $485,000 and arrested a man from Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico in connection with the failed smuggling attempt.

The seizure/arrest occurred on Tuesday morning, May 21 when CBP officers working at the Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridge encountered a black 2006 Nissan Sentra driven by a 32-year-old male United States citizen who resides in Reynosa. The driver and lone occupant who arrived from Reynosa presented a U.S. birth certificate to a CBP officer who proceeded to refer him to secondary for further inspection. In the process of the secondary inspection and with the use of a non-intrusive imaging system, officers discovered packages of suspected narcotics concealed within the vehicle. Officers removed and seized a total of 32 packages weighing approximately 14.68 kilograms (32.36 pounds) of alleged methamphetamine and seized the vehicle as well.

CBP arrested the adult male and subsequently released him to the custody of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agents for further investigation.

“Once again our frontline officers have intercepted a significant amount of hard narcotics through exceptional teamwork and the utilization of all available tools and resources,” said Efrain Solis Jr., port director, Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas.

http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/newsroom/news_releases/local/05222013_5.xml

A MATHS teacher with cancer has been caught trafficking methamphetamine at a Boston school, in what appears to be a real-life version of the hit TV series, Breaking Bad.

Police have charged Stephen Doran, 57, after he allegedly had a package containing around half a kilogram of the drug sent to him at Match Charter Middle School in suburban Boston, where he had been working as a maths tutor.

Real life Walter White, Stephen Doran

Real life ‘Walter White’, maths teacher Stephen Doran has cancer and has been caught trafficking meth

Doran had been undergoing months of chemotherapy for stage III cancer.

The hit TV show Breaking Bad’s central character, Walter White, played by Emmy award-winning actor Bryan Cranston, is a school teacher who starts trafficking drugs after being diagnosed with stage III lung cancer.

Walter White cooks and sells meth to pay for medical bills and to support his family after his death.

Police say Stephen Doran left his school at around 12.30pm on Tuesday and was driving in his car when Massachusetts state troopers pulled him over.

In the car, they found a package with two heat-sealed bags containing 480 grams of a crystalline substance believed to be methamphetamine.

When police searched his home, they found evidence consistent with a drug dealing operation, including $10,000 in cash, a digital scale and 38 additional grams of the drug.

They charged Doran with trafficking methamphetamine and violating the state’s drug laws in a school zone.

Doran was ordered to remain on home confinement with a GPS device attached to him.

He is allowed to leave his house for medical appointments if he posts $10,000 bail.

A spokesman from Doran’s school, Mike Larsson, told CBS television he had “no knowledge, nor any reason to believe, that any staff, teachers, or students were involved in this matter or were in danger in any way”.

 
 
 
 

 

The West Central Illinois Task Force and the Adams County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant late Wednesday afternoon at 518 Van Buren Street in Quincy.  Police say that, during the search, they seized a shake and bake methamphetamine laboratory, methamphetamine, and cannabis.  

Task Force agents arrested Terry W. Hodges, 21, of the residence on charges of Unlawful Participation in Methamphetamine Production, Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Deliver, Unlawful Possession of Cannabis, 10-30 grams and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Also arrested at the time of the warrant was Jarred T. Cosgrove, 21, John J. Cosgrove, 25, and Jonathan R. Motley, 20, all of Quincy, for Unlawful Possession of Cannabis, 10-30 grams, and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.   All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

 

 

 

http://quincyjournal.com/four-quincy-men-arrested-on-drug-charges1368793324.html

 

MIAMI, Okla. — A former Ottawa County sheriff’s detective will be sentenced in August after being found guilty of selling methamphetamine near a school.

Troy Leroy Wilmoth, 46, of Miami pleaded no contest May 17 in Ottawa County District Court to two counts of delivery of a controlled dangerous substance within 2,000 feet of a school. He also pleaded guilty to manufacturing methamphetamine within 2,000 feet of a school, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of methamphetamine and marijuana, and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

Associate Judge Robert Reavis found Wilmoth guilty and ordered a pre-sentencing investigation. He will be sentenced on Aug. 7, records show.

The former detective sold a half-gram of methamphetamine for $40 to an undercover narcotics agent, according to an arrest affidavit. Five hours later, the undercover agent bought a gram of methamphetamine for $120 from Wilmoth, the affidavit states.

During a search of Wilmoth’s house, agents found a working methamphetamine lab, an unloaded 9 mm semi-automatic pistol, marijuana and drug paraphernalia, the affidavit states.

 

 

 

http://www.tulsaworld.com/article.aspx/Former_Ottawa_County_detective_found_guilty_of_making/20130524_12_0_MIAMIO22920?subj=298

 

 

PORTALES, NEW MEXICO — A multi-agency effort in Portales has resulted in the arrest of several suspects in connection with drug trafficking.

Police officers and deputies from the Portales Police Department, Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office, Region V Drug Task Force, the ENMU Police Department and the Portales office of the State of New Mexico Adult probation and Parole are involved.

Seventeen warrants were issued for Portales residents.

After a briefing about 9 mountain time, the officers were dispersed and they gradually returned with suspects.

Portales Police Chief Doug Jones says methamphetamine has been a problem in the city. “Methamphetamine seems to be the primary drug of use. It’s been extensive. We hope the arrests this morning will put a large dent in the distribution of that drug and heroin.”

The investigation has lasted four months and is not complete.

Prosecutors say, if convicted, the suspects could receive up to nine years in prison on each count.

Ninth District Attorney Matt Chandler says, “If there’s a second offense…if the individual has had a prior conviction in drug trafficking, then they get a mandatory 18 year prison sentence. So we’re going to strive for the maximum.”

http://www.connectamarillo.com/news/story.aspx?id=901831

Yesterday at approximately 9:40 am, members of the Barren-Edmonson Drug Task Force, Probation and Parole, and the Barren County Sheriff’s Department went to 1275 Old Edmonton Rd on a drug complaint. Officers made contact with 47-year-old Jeff Perkins of Glasgow. Officers noticed a strong chemical odor coming from the residence upon entry and everyone was evacuated from the residence. Mr. Perkins gave consent to search the residence. Officers discovered seven shake and bake methamphetamine labs and three HCL generators. According to the evidence, Mr. Perkins was in the middle of a methamphetamine cook when officers arrived. Numerous chemicals and equipment used to manufacture meth was found inside of the residence. Mr. Perkins was arrested and charged with Manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance 1st degree, and parole violation and was lodged in the Barren County Jail. A Notice of Meth Contamination was placed on the residence.

http://www.wcluradio.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=18496:meth-lab-bust-on-old-edmonton-road-yesterday&catid=34:news&Itemid=53

Investigating a pickup abandoned in a pasture and stuck in mud uncovered a methamphetamine lab and brought about the arrest of suspects in burglaries in Hempstead and Nevada counties.

A Ford F-150 was confiscated after it was stuck in a pasture in Hempstead County. The pickup is suspected of being used by a man and a woman who were arrested for manufacturing methamphetamine and residential burglary.

Barry Leon Richardson, 58, and Ursula Schlemmer, 46, were arrested Wednesday morning in a pasture.

 

http://www.texarkanagazette.com/news/2013/05/24/investigation-into-abandoned-pickup-unco-565761.php