(Stillwater, Okla.) — A Cushing man and his wife have been charged with endeavoring to manufacture methamphetamine and concealing two stolen hand-held radios on property in the 2000 block of E. Deeprock Road west of Cushing.

James Farris Shipman, 39, remains jailed on $100,000 bail. He has been given a court-appointed attorney and ordered to appear in court on Nov. 5.

His wife, Cathy D. Shipman, 37, was released after posting $20,000 bail. She has been ordered to appear in court Nov. 16 with an attorney.

Payne County Sheriff’s Deputy Dan Nack obtained a search warrant on Oct. 22 for the couple’s residence in the 2000 block of E. Deeprock Road, west of Cushing, court records show.

“Upon arriving, two teams secured the residence and camper trailers south of the residence,” Nack wrote in an affidavit.

The couple was not home at the time, but Cathy Shipman arrived moments later, the affidavit said.

“She admitted that she purchased a box of pseudoephedrine on Oct. 19, 2012. She states that she bought them and gave them to her husband for the manufacturing of meth,” the affidavit alleged.

“Cathy stated that they bought this house approximately three years ago, and access the land behind and to the sides of the house openly with permission from the oil company who owns it,” the affidavit alleged.

“In the master bedroom shared by Cathy and James were two Motorola hand-held radios (same type used by our office.) This is not a common radio easily accessible to the public,” the deputy wrote in his affidavit.

“In the kitchen was one 6-unit charging base for these radios, with two additional radios on the chargers. All possessed the initials TRI.

“Inscribed on the base of the charger was Total Radio, Inc. Contacting them and providing the serial numbers, they advised these radios were stolen,” Nack alleged in his affidavit.

“Outside the residence two campers were parked in a concealed manner at the south of the property. Walking trails were clearly visible to the woods just behind them.

“Clear driving trails were also evident from the yard to the wooded area beyond the campers. Approximately 25 yards from the south camper was one 7-gallon bucket.

“All items within this bucket were immediately recognized as items used to manufacture methamphetamine,” according to the affidavit by Nack, who is certified to handle, investigate and dismantle meth labs.

“In the southern camper, one Ruger brand model 10/22 rifle with a loaded magazine was also found. This was against the eastern wall next to a chair. On a makeshift table by this chair was a cigarette box, which contained three white pills,” the affidavit alleged.

At about 9:46 p.m., James Shipman’s truck pulled into the driveway where three deputies were standing and numerous marked patrol cars were parked, the affidavit said.

“As I approached the truck on foot, the truck backed back out on the road and sped away westbound,” Nack wrote in his affidavit.

“Following in my car, with lights activated, the truck stopped approximately one-quarter to one-half mile west,” Nack wrote in his affidavit.

Two males were in the front seat with James Shipman, who was the front right passenger, the affidavit said. James Shipman was arrested, the affidavit said.

“One one-pint jar with residue was field-tested for methamphetamine. One coffee filter with residue was field-tested,” and was positive for ephedrine, the affidavit alleged.

Three pills located in the camper were identified as a generic form of Soma, which James Shipman was charged with possessing without a prescription, court records allege.

When Cathy Shipman was interviewed the following morning, “she advised that when not in the house, Jamie spends most of his time in the back by the campers,” the affidavit alleged.

“When asked about the radios, she stated that Jamie showed up with them a few months ago, and they have been in the house since,” the affidavit alleged.

If convicted of endeavoring to manufacture methamphetamine and knowingly concealing stolen radios, the couple could each be given a life prison term plus five years, court records show.

If convicted of a misdemeanor count of possessing the generic form of Soma without a prescription, James Shipman could be incarcerated for an additional one year, court records show.








A Menifee man who was already out on bail was arrested a second time on suspicion of dealing methamphetamine.

Frank Jorquez
Frank Jorquez, 43 of Menifee, was arrested while already out on bail for a separate alleged crime

Frank Jorquez, 43, was booked in the Southwest Justice Center and held in lieu of $30,000 bail.

The Menifee Police Department’s Special Enforcement Team served a search warrant at a home in the 28000 block of Del Monte Drive around 8 a.m. Friday, according to sheriff’s Sgt. Raymond Huskey.

“During a search of the residence deputies seized methamphetamine, narcotics-related paraphernalia and evidence of narcotics sales from the residence,” the sergeant wrote in a press release.

Jorquez was arrested on suspicion of possessing methamphetamine for sales, being under the influence, possession of paraphernalia and committing a crime while on bail.

Anybody with information was asked to call the Perris Police Department at 951-210-1000.


BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A Boise woman has been sentenced to a treatment program for trying to inject a child with bleach during a methamphetamine-fueled fight with her boyfriend.

The Idaho Statesman reports (http://bit.ly/SbWv3K ) 39-year-old Barbara G. Stringham will spend a year in a state treatment program before a judge will decide if she should go to prison for up to 10 years or be placed on probation If she is sentenced to prison, she will have to serve three years before she can seek parole.

Boise police arrested Stringham on June 4 for felony injury to a child. She was sentenced last week.

Witnesses said Stringham tried to stab a child with a syringe containing bleach and then tried to cut a man with a knife as he took the child outside.






Authorities arrested three people, seized five pounds of methamphetamine and a loaded gun following a traffic stop late Monday night in Northeast Portland.

The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office reports that a deputy and his K-9 discovered three pounds of meth after stopping a car near Northeast 162nd Avenue and Fremont Street at about 10:45 p.m. The deputy also found a loaded 9mm Ruger handgun, the sheriff’s office said. The three occupants of the car were arrested.


Authorities arrested three people, seized five pounds of methamphetamine and a loaded gun following a traffic stop late Monday night in Northeast Portland. Oct. 30, 2012. (Multnomah County Sheriff's Office)

Authorities arrested three people, seized five pounds of methamphetamine and a loaded gun following a traffic stop late Monday night in Northeast Portland

The sheriff’s office Special Investigation Unit later found two more pounds of meth in a hotel room that was being rented by one of the suspects. The five pounds of meth has a street value of approximately $250,000.

Michael Joseph Smith, 36, Mark Edward Smith, 34, and Karen Lynn Johnson, 54, face charges including delivery and possession of meth. They are lodged in the Multnomah County Detention Center.

Additional arrests in the case are possible, the sheriff’s office disclosed.








Monday morning at 1:45 a.m. Summerville Police responded to Walgreens on North Main Street where two people attempted to use fake identification to make a purchase.

Officers detained the two and found several fake documents on one of the subjects. A key card was located that indicated they were staying at the Holiday Inn on Holiday Dr. Officers went to the hotel and located several chemicals indicative to manufacturing methamphetamine.


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Crystal L. Kowalski and Christopher M. Meehan


Police arrested the pair identified as Crystal L. Kowalski and Christopher M. Meehan.

Both have been charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and Kowalski has also been charged with identity fraud, financial transaction card fraud, possession of financial transaction card forgery device and financial number theft.







ELIZABETHTON — An arson investigator with the Carter County Sheriff’s Department blamed an early Sunday morning fire that destroyed a house in the Fitzsimmons Hill area on the manufacture of methamphetamine.

Investigator Travis Ludlow said about half of the home of Ricky and Penny Oliver, 111 Dan Cole Road, was burned in the fire. The remaining half sustained heavy water and smoke damage. Unlike other fires blamed on methamphetamine manufacturing, Ludlow said Sunday’s fire was not caused by an explosion. He said it appears that the remains of a manufacturing operation caused the fire.

“Those chemicals used in the process are still volatile,” Ludlow said.







A hotel key card found on two detained suspects led Summerville Police to a suspected methamphetamine lab at Holiday Inn Express early Monday morning.

Summerville Police detained the two suspects at Walgreens on North Main Street after they had attempted to purchase items with allegedly fake identification.




Officers went to the hotel and located several chemicals indicative to manufacturing methamphetamine, according to police. This is an active, ongoing investigation.

Officials say no one was injured and they stopped the manufacturing process before it could even begin, Count on 2 News reported.








A methamphetamine lab located at 2204 E. Market St. in Warsaw Sunday led to the arrest of one man, who was taken into custody in Atwood.

Ryan Dean Winter, 37, address unknown, was arrested Sunday at a friend’s house in Atwood after police were called to the East Market Street address in Warsaw where the female resident located the “one pot” lab in her garage.


Ryan Winter


Upon investigation, police located a workbench. Covered under tarps on the workbench were multiple items commonly used in the manufacture of methamphetamine, including coffee filters, drain cleaner, Coleman fuel, battery packs and foil. The investigation found that the boyfriend of the resident, identified as Winter, was responsible for the articles in the garage.

With permission from the resident, police continued to search and also found cold packs and multiple 20-ounce pop bottles in the basement of the residence. The Indiana State Police Clandestine lab team and Warsaw Police drug enforcement officers were called to the scene for clean up. Kosciusko County Sheriff’s deputies located Winter in Atwood and arrested him on an outstanding warrant for impersonating a public servant.

Winter was transported to the Warsaw Police Department and interviewed about the items located in the garage and basement of the Market Street residence. He confessed to the manufacture of methamphetamine and was then transported to the Kosciusko County Jail and booked in on the warrant and on charges of dealing/manufacturing methamphetamine, a Class B felony; and possession of methamphetamine, a Class D felony.

The warrant for impersonating a public servant stems from an Aug. 8 incident where Winter purported himself as a deputy from the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department after confronting two subjects parked in a parking lot at night behind the residence at 2204 E. Market St.








CLARKSVILLE, TENN. — Police were chasing alleged shoplifters Sunday when they found a mobile methamphetamine lab in a Clarksville hotel, according to a news release by Clarksville Police Department Spokesman Jim Knoll.

Police responded to a shoplifting call at the 3000 block of Wilma Rudolph Boulevard Sunday after two men were observed shoplifting over $100 in merchandise, Knoll said. One of the men refused to stop for officers and fled the scene, according to Knoll.

Police tracked the man down to a hotel room on the 200 block of Holiday Drive, where they also found several pieces of drug paraphernalia and methamphetamine residue, according to Knoll.

Agents with the 19th Judicial District Drug Task Force responded to the scene and found a two-liter bottle used to cook methamphetamine, according to 19 JDDTF Spokesman Jamie Dexter.

“Thanks to the steadfast work of CPD officers, we were able to prevent the creation of more methamphetamine in this community, and were also able to put a stop to the often dangerously explosive meth cooking methods inside this local hotel,” said 19th JDDTF Director Jess Reynolds in the press release.

Scroggins was charged with intent to manufacture methamphetamine and was released on $10,000 bond, Knoll said.







Three Cape residents arrested in March for making meth inside their home with children present have been sentenced to prison.

Michelle Bishop received four years, Christopher Evens received five years and Russell Baxter, 28, received 80 months, according to a Cape Coral police news release. Evans and Baxter also received $50,000 fines.

In late March, Cape police took down the methamphetamine lab at 2122 Jacaranda Parkway West. Detectives, forensics personnel and hazmat crews dismantled the operation with the help of the Lee County bomb squad and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Code enforcement deemed the home uninhabitable due to the presence of dangerous chemicals used to make the meth. Twelve ounces of meth were recovered, according to police. Charges included manufacturing methamphetamine, manufacturing methamphetamine with children present, trafficking methamphetamine and child neglect.








COLUMBIA (WACH)- A Columbia man is in jail for several drug related charges after Columbia Police say they caught making crystal meth in his parent’s home.

Jerry Ward Galloway, 36, is charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine, Manufacturing Methamphetamine, and Possession of Marijuana.




Members of CPD’s Drug Suppression Team were tipped off to possible drug activity at a home on Lincoln Street.
Officers received written consent to a home on Lincoln Street and found methamphetamine making materials, and marijuana in plain view.

Officers also uncovered a substance that field tested positive for ‘cooked’ meth inside a trash can in the backyard.

Methamphetamine in its powder form was found in a plastic bag on Galloway’s person.

Galloway was arrested on site and later transported to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.

The United States Drug Enforcement Administration assisted CPD with this investigation.

A private contractor cleaned up the residence.







The Boone County Sheriff’s Department served a Boone County-issued search warrant for an address in Blue Acres Trailer Park on Oct. 26. The location was suspected of being used to produce methamphetamine.




“For any situation we generally get information from citizens: a neighbor, an ex-girlfriend … whoever,” Boone County detective Britt Shea said. “But with methamphetamine specifically we know what ingredients are used to make it and can track suspicious buying patterns.”

It is usually not “one big thing, but a bunch of little things” that allow the Boone County Sheriff’s Department to obtain a warrant, Shea said.

Numerous suspicious items were located inside the trailer home, including components of an active methamphetamine lab and finished methamphetamine, according to a news release issued by the sheriff’s department. One occupant of the trailer dumped parts of the lab into a toilet as deputies were entering the residence.

Two occupants of the trailer were arrested: Rusty A. Modglin, 40, and Jamie K. Davis, 28. Modglin was arrested for manufacturing a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and tampering with physical evidence. Davis was arrested for three City of Columbia warrants.

In situations such as this, there are often multiple adults in the vicinity who might not necessarily be involved with the illegal activity, Shea said.

“We can’t arrest everyone just because they were there,” Shea said. “We make an effort to figure out what belongs to whom and which person is most responsible.”

Missouri is the state with the most methamphetamine lab busts, according to a report conducted by ABC News earlier this year.

“I don’t think methamphetamine is a bigger problem in Boone County than it is in the rest of the state,” Shea said. “In fact, we’re pretty good and pretty successful at handling these cases.”

Compared to other counties in the state, the Boone County’s Sheriff Department is one of the best equipped to deal with methamphetamine cases because deputies have had a lot of training and experience, Shea said.

The sheriff’s department said it continues to think methamphetamine and the manufacturing process presents a significant risk to the citizens of Boone County and will continue to make these investigations a priority.

“Methamphetamine is an all-consuming and terribly destructive drug,” Shea said. “The manufacturing process is also very dangerous. There can be explosions, fires and chemical burns.”

The dangers of the manufacturing process pose a threat not only to those directly involved, but also to innocent people in the surrounding area, Shea said.

“A person walking past the methamphetamine lab or sitting in a car parked nearby are just as at risk as those manufacturing the substance,” Shea said.

Anonymous tips about methamphetamine activity can be submitted on the sheriff’s department’s website.








NICEVILLE — A 47-year-old man was arrested at the scene of the fatal Kelly Road home explosion Saturday evening.

Michael Joseph Ryan was inside 107 Kelly Road when a fire erupted in the bathroom, causing significant burns to the other occupant of the home, Jeremy Noah Taylor.

107 Kelly Road meth lab explosion

Authorities suspect that a meth lab sparked an explosion at this Kelly Road home in Niceville on Saturday. One man died and another was arrested.


Ryan was forcibly removed from his home as it was being engulfed with flames, according to his Niceville Police arrest report. He was then detained pending an investigation of the explosion.

Though officials have not confirmed what caused the explosion, officers refer to the crime as an “alleged methamphetamine lab” explosion in Ryan’s arrest report.

First responders arrived at the home at about 8:20 p.m. to find Taylor, who was in the bathroom when the explosion occurred, alert and conscious, according to Battalion Chief Ken Filson with the Niceville Fire Department.

He suffered severe burns on his face, neck, chest and arms, Filson said. Taylor was decontaminated at the scene and taken to Fort Walton Beach Medical Center, where he later succumbed to his injuries.

According to Filson, the fire started in the downstairs bathroom and spread to the upstairs apartment, making the home not livable.

The two-story apartment building sustained about $75,000 in damages, according to state fire marshal’s office spokeswoman Deborah Jamison.

The exact cause of the fire is still under investigation, Jamison said.

Niceville Fire, Valparaiso Fire, East Niceville Fire, North Bay Fire, Okaloosa County Drug Task Force, Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, Okaloosa County EMS and the state fire marshal’s office responded to the call.

Neighbors told officers Ryan threatened to kill them for calling police, the report states. At the time of the explosion, there were three children in the apartment above the unit.

During Ryan’s detainment, he made several attempts to leave the scene and fought with officers, injuring one.

He was charged with resisting an officer with violence, aggravated assault and resisting an officer without violence, the report states.








Imperial, California – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station seized approximately three pounds of methamphetamine at the Highway 86 checkpoint, located between Westmorland and Salton City California. In a separate incident, Calexico station agents apprehended a juvenile alien smuggler and a foot guide.

The first incident occurred on October 23, at approximately 4:00 p.m., when Border Patrol agents referred a Crucero passenger bus to secondary inspection. In secondary, a canine team alerted to the interior of the bus and passengers were asked to exit the bus for further investigation. The canine team further alerted to an overhead compartment where a duffle bag was discovered containing five packages of methamphetamine wrapped in tape. The methamphetamine had a combined weight of approximately three pounds and an estimated street value of more than $104,000. A 23-year-old United States Citizen woman was arrested as a suspect in the case. The woman and the narcotics were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for further investigation.

The second incident occurred at approximately 8:00 p.m., when Calexico Border Patrol agents thwarted the smuggling attempt of five illegal aliens from Mexico. The incident occurred near the Highline Canal, which is located east of the Calexico port of entry. Agents observed five individuals climbing over the fence into the United States and then swimming across the All American Canal. The individuals were then observed boarding a sedan. Agents followed the vehicle, a 1996 Plymouth Neon, and successfully deployed a Controlled Tire Deflation Device to stop the vehicle. The driver, a 17-year-old Mexican citizen juvenile and the foot guide, a 36-year-old Mexican citizen man attempted to flee from the vehicle, but were immediately apprehended.

The juvenile driver will be turned over to the Mexican Consulate and subsequently returned to Mexico. The foot guide will be held pending further investigation.






U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Laredo Port of Entry intercepted 24 pounds of crystal methamphetamines within a vehicle on Monday night.

The seizure occurred at the Lincoln-Juarez Bridge on Monday, October 22, 2012 when CBP officers encountered a 2004 Ford Expedition being driven by a 35-year-old Mexican citizen from Pacueco Penjamo, Mexico.


CBP officers referred the vehicle and driver to secondary for a closer inspection. That closer inspection resulted in CBP officers discovering 17 packages containing 24 pounds of alleged crystal methamphetamines concealed within the vehicle. The estimated street value of the crystal methamphetamine is $360,000.

CBP officers seized the methamphetamines, the Ford Expedition, and arrested the female driver. CBP officers turned the woman over to Homeland Security Investigations agents for further investigation.

Police discovered sex toys, crystal methamphetamine and a man clad in a jock strap hiding in the bushes during a routine patrol of Nay Aug Park on Friday night.

Scranton police found Jim Trunzo, 51, of Dunmore, hiding in the bushes in a dimly lit section of Nay Aug wearing only boots and a jock strap with the words “nasty pig” written on the front, acting Sgt. Joseph Harris said.

When questioned by police, Mr. Trunzo said there was a small amount of crystal meth in his van, which was parked a short distance away.

Police found the drugs, plus a number of sex toys and an air mattress in the back of the van, Sgt. Harris said.

Mr. Trunzo was charged with open lewdness, defiant trespass, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, Sgt. Harris said.

Arraignment and bail information were not available late Friday night.







A Columbia man was arrested yesterday afternoon when sheriff’s deputies allegedly discovered a methamphetamine lab in his residence at Blue Acres Trailer Park.



Boone County Sheriff’s Department deputies at 5:45 p.m. served a search warrant at 4001 S. Ponderosa St., Lot 94, where they suspected meth was being produced, according to a sheriff’s department news release. Deputies discovered finished meth and collected numerous items as evidence of an active meth lab, the release said.

Deputies believe Rusty A. Modglin, 40, was able to dump a portion of the lab in a toilet as deputies entered the residence. He was arrested on suspicion of manufacturing a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and tampering with physical evidence.

A second subject, Jamie K. Davis, 28, was arrested on suspicion of three outstanding city warrants for failure to appear in court.






CRYSTAL RIVER —  Citrus deputies arrested three Crystal River residents saying they made a “big” methamphetamine bust in a quiet neighborhood.

Amy Lutes, Anthony Lolly and Marc Carroll face felony drug charges.

Citrus deputies arrested three Crystal River residents saying they made a "big" methamphetamine bust in a quiet neighborhood.

Citrus deputies arrested three Crystal River residents saying they made a “big” methamphetamine bust in a quiet neighborhood


According to Bay News 9’s partner newspaper, the Citrus Chronicle, deputies and Fire Rescue’s Hazmat Unit responded to the Wacker Street home to handle the chemicals, Coleman fuel cans, syringes, and ammonia.

Authorities started watching the house for illegal drug activity two months ago.

The purchase of a key ingredient, ephedrine, normally tips off law enforcement.

The Sheriff’s Office says they are second in the state in the number of meth labs shut down.

HazMat crews are there to make sure accidental chemical inhalation or potential fires don’t occur.







A Mentone teen was charged with possession of methamphetamine but four other juveniles were released to their parents with no charges pending.

At about 9:28 p.m. Thursday, Warsaw Police initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle that had a headlight out. The 1999 black Toyota Corolla was stopped on West Lake Street in Warsaw.

Jacob Walerko


During the traffic stop, police identified the occupants of the car and requested a police K9 after noting several of the occupants were known to be involved with drug use.

The K9 alerted to the presence of illegal drugs and a search of the car found a baggy containing a white powdery substance inside a pill crusher. A field test identified the substance as methamphetamine. A small amount of marijuana shake was also found.

The driver, Jacob R. Walerko, 19, of Mentone, admitted the pill crusher and the contents were his. He was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine, a Class D felony.

The four juveniles, one male and three females, were all released to parents or guardians.

During the investigation, a Warsaw Police officer was accidentally exposed to the methamphetamine and was transported to Kosciusko Community Hospital as a precaution after complaining of a tight chest. He was treated at KCH and released.


Three people were busted on Thursday by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Department’s Tactical Impact Unit in Hernando.

The execution of a search warrant at 622 E. Wacker St. led to the arrests of Marc Anthony Carroll, 34, and Amy Ray Lutes, 29, who are listed as living at the address, and Anthony Ryan Lolly, 25, of 4996 N. Tallahassee Road in Crystal River.


FROM LEFT: Marc Anthony Carroll, Amy Ray Lutes and Anthony Ryan Lolly


According to the arrest report, the search yielded a syringe in Lolly’s right-front pocket that field tested positive for methamphetamine. Found in his left pocket was a cigarette pack with a pack of rolling papers and a marijuana cigarette.

All defendants were read their rights and agreed to speak with deputies.

Carroll was asked if there were any active meth cooks or hazardous materials inside the residence. He said there were chemicals and some older cooks, but nothing that was active. At that time, fire/hazmat began air quality checks and ventilation of the residence. While that occurred, all three defendants were questioned.

All toxic waste and chemicals in reference to the methamphetamine manufacture from the residence and the rear yard of the home.

A further search of the residence, led to the discovery of multiple syringes. One of the syringes was loaded with one gram of liquid, which tested positive for methamphetamine. Also, the glass vile that defendant carroll described, was located and did contain 2 to 3 grams of methamphetamine.

All three suspects were arrested and taken to the Citrus County jail and booked.

Lolly was charged with possession of a controlled substance, sale of a controlled substance, conspiracy, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of chemicals with the intent of manufacturing a controlled substance.

Lutes and Carroll were each charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell or manufacture, conspiracy to commit an illegal offense, and possession of drug paraphernalia and chemicals used to manufacture a controlled substance.

Bond for Carroll and Lutes was set at $165,500 each, and Lolly’s bond was set at $166.000.








A man is in custody after RCMP busted a drug lab in a village south of Edmonton Tuesday.

Mounties zeroed in on a home in the Village of Galahad, Alberta, 150 kilometres north of Red Deer.

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A man is in custody after RCMP busted a drug lab in a village south of Edmonton Tuesday. Mounties zeroed in on a home in the Village of Galahad, Alberta, 150 kilometres north of Red Deer. Inside the home they found roughly 100 litres of Benzaldehyde — chemicals used in the production of illegal synthetic drugs like methamphetamine



Inside the home they found roughly 100 litres of Benzaldehyde — chemicals used in the production of illegal synthetic drugs like methamphetamine.

“These labs pose a significant risk to public safety as they often contain a wide range of volatile chemicals,” said Mounties in a release, adding that RCMP drug teams had to wear full safety suits with oxygen to be able to enter the property safely.

“If mishandled, they can cause a reaction that produces very dangerous chemical and vapours.”

The home is now considered to be safe, but investigators say teams are still working to dismantle the drug lab.

Mounties from Edmonton, Calgary, Killam aided in the investigation, as well as Canadian Border Services Agents.

Jaren Feser, 28, who lives and owns the residence, has been charged with chemicals for the purpose of producing methamphetamine, and possession of proceeds of crime less than $5,000.







TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A father in Wagoner County is accused of causing injuries to his son when a shake-and-bake methamphetamine lab blew up while the 5-year-old boy was riding on the handlebars of his father’s bicycle.

Wagoner County deputies said Thursday that 38-year-old Stanley Wayne Rice was on suicide watch at the jail, where he’s being held on $100,000 bond for a child abuse complaint.

The Tulsa World reports ( http://is.gd/wAfImG ) that witnesses told authorities the boy was on the handlebars when a bottle he was carrying inside of a plastic bag exploded. The boy was burned on the left side of his face.

Officials say the witness called the boy’s mother after seeing the explosion on Oct. 18 or 19. The mother found him on Oct. 21 and took him to a hospital.






Three Quincy women were arrested Thursday on drug charges during searches at two different locations.

A search warrant at 1421 Lisa Drive was executed by officers of the West Central Illinois Task Force and the Adams County Sheriff’s Department. Deputies reported they found meth, drug paraphernalia and pseudoephedrine packaging.

Bonny G. Blackborby

Bonny G. Blackborby


Renee L. Cook

Renee L. Cook

Patricia S. Ahern

Patricia S. Ahern

Arrested on suspicion of unlawful possession of methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine precursors were Bonny G. Blackborby, 54, and Renee L. Cook, 45, both of 1421 Lisa Drive. Both were lodged in the Adams County Jail.

During a search at 1034 N. Second, Task Force agents reported they found numerous items used in shake and bake methamphetamine manufacturing process.

Patricia S. Ahern, 44, of 1034 N. Second, was arrested on a Class X charge of aggravated participation in methamphetamine production. The charge was “aggravated” due to a person over 60 years of age and a person under the age of 18 being in the residence. Ahern, who was free on bond on a separate charge of aggravated methamphetamine charge, is now again lodged in the Adams County Jail.

The Department of Children and Family services was notified of the child being present during the search. A separate investigation will be initiated regarding the child, police said.

Officers with the Quincy Police Department assisted at the 1034 N. Second search.







AN American poker player will likely celebrate her 28th birthday behind bars after she was charged for trying to smuggle more than two kilograms of methamphetamine into the country.

Californian woman Jennifer Mills-Winkler, 28, was arrested by Australian Federal Police at Brisbane International Airport on Sunday.

Jennifer Mills-Winkler

Californian woman Jennifer Mills-Winkler was arrested by Australian Federal Police at Brisbane International Airport and charged with importing drugs


She was charged with importing a border-controlled substance and with possession of a commercial quantity of an unlawfully imported drug yesterday afternoon.

But it’s understood the woman claims the suitcase where the methamphetamine was found by customs officials doesn’t belong to her.

Ms Mills-Winkler was represented by the duty lawyer at Brisbane Magistrates Court, who made no application for bail.

The Taiwanese-born defendant appeared small and diminutive in the dock, wearing over-sized watch house browns.

She had been due to celebrate her 29th birthday on November 2 but will likely do so while on remand for the drug offences.

Ms Mills-Winkler listed “poker player” as her official occupation on documents filed in the court.

Magistrate Alan Taylor remanded Ms Mills-Winkler in custody to reappear on November 23.








Two students from the University of Alabama Birmingham found traces of methamphetamine on $1 bills. It was the first time that meth contamination has been identified on currency since they began testing for their research in 2008.

In an article published on UAB website, Jessi Mann, a UAB senior participating in the National Science Foundation’s Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program, and Brandon Fultz, a senior chemistry major, tested a total of four sets of twenty $1 bills from Jefferson County.

The bills were collected from a variety of sources: two sets came from a home-improvement store in the northern part of the county; one set from a fast-food restaurant in downtown Birmingham; and the last from a home-improvement store in the western part of the county.

The highest instance of meth contamination was detected on the bills from the home-improvement store in north Jefferson County, with 17 out of the 20 bills. The lowest instance of contamination was found in downtown Birmingham, with 2 out of the 20 bills.

According to Randy Christian, chief deputy in the Jefferson County Alabama Sheriff’s Office, the students’ finding was “not surprising at all,” saying it reflects the arrests made within the county.

“The majority of meth-related arrests seem to occur in northern and western Jefferson County, while central and southern parts see fewer of these types of arrests. Meth possession appears to be more prevalent in more rural parts of the county. This is likely due to the secrecy involved in the manufacturing process and the demographics of the users,” Christian said.

For Mann, Fultz, and Elizabeth Gardner, Ph.D., a justice sciences assistant professor, their theory is that the contamination came directly from the meth, but Gardner is also saying she thinks “the contamination on currency is coming from sweat.”

In 2009, UAB students found 65 percent of $1 bills in Birmingham had traces of cocaine. Their new finding will be published in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s Microgram Journal later this year.