Sandy Springs narcotics detectives seized over 67 pounds of methamphetamine, Thursday, at Colonial Grand Apartments in the 8900 block of Roswell Road.

Also seized were 2.4 kilos of cocaine and over $20,000 cash. One man, whose name is not being released, was taken into custody.

Chief Ken DeSimone commented that the seizure was the largest confiscation of methamphetamine since the department’s inception in 2006.


A search warrant was issued, Thursday, after apartment personnel conducting a pre-announced fire extinguisher inspection, saw several suspicious items in the apartment and notified police.

“It’s not a troubled area and then you go in and see 67 pounds,” said Capt. Steve Rose, SSPD spokesperson. “Part of what we look at internationally is these cartels are trying to blend. Our follow-up is to see if there is any cartel influence. It wasn’t being cooked. It was ready to be shipped.”



A 21-year-old Nogales, Sonora man was arrested Wednesday after border officers say he was caught with black tar heroin and methamphetamine as he tried to drive into Arizona.

 Border officers in Nogales find heroin, meth in spare tire

Officers at the Nogales port of entry were searching the Toyota SUV driven by Benjamin Fornes when they found about 15 pounds of heroin and nearly four pounds of methamphetamine inside a spare tire, according to a news release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

The drugs, which have an estimated street value of $260,000 and the vehicle were seized. Fornes was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.



A Topeka woman faces federal charges after police watched her pick up a 7-pound package of methamphetamine at a post office, authorities said Thursday.

Maria DeSocorro Martinez, 41, is charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, prosecutors said in a news release.

The charges stem from an incident March 18,when an agent’s affidavit said the Topeka police narcotics squad had Martinez under surveillance. The affidavit said police saw her pick up the package at the post office at 2921 S.E. Adams.

Martinez, the release said, didn’t know investigators had learned the package contained drugs and had obtained a search warrant.

If convicted, she faces a minimum sentence of 10 years in prison and a fine up to $10 million.



A Campbell County man told authorities he suffered burns to his face and damaged his mother’s home after tried to make methamphetamine, according to authorities.

Randall Scott Johnson, 38, LaFollette, was charged with initiation of the process intended to manufacture methamphetamine and arson following the March 28 fire, according to a news release from Campbell County Sheriff’s Office.

Johnson told investigators he was making meth for his personal use in an outbuilding near his mother’s mobile home when the bottle blew up. Johnson suffered a flash burn on his face, neck, arms, and hands. The fire destroyed the outbuilding and damaged the siding on the mobile home.


Johnson told authorities he was trying out a new method for manufacturing meth when the explosion happened, according to authorities.

The “Shake and Bake” method of making meth involves using household chemicals such as drain cleaner and lantern fuel in a soft drink bottle to break down pseudoephedrine, the main ingredient in some popular cold and sinus pills. The process creates toxic waste and can cause explosions and fires.

Campbell County deputies found several ingredients used in the making of meth and the receipts for those products in a garbage can. Johnson admitted he bought them.

Johnson was released March 28 on an $8,500 bond pending a 9 a.m. Friday hearing in Campbell County General Sessions Court.

BROWNSVILLE, TX — A Fitzgerald woman has been arrested for attempting to bring $1.3 million dollars of methamphetamine into the United States.

Officials with U.S. Customs and Border Protection say that on March 29th, 50-year-old Corrine Downing Gillis attempted to enter the U.S. via the Gateway International Bridge in Brownsville, Texas.


CBP officials say that the primary examination resulted in Gillis’ Ford Ranger being referred to CBP secondary for further examination. While in secondary examination, CBP officers say they discovered four statues, allegedly molded out of methamphetamine and 24 packages hidden within the Ford’s tires. CBP officers then removed four statues which held a combined total weight of approximately 19.3 kilograms (42.50 Pounds) and 24 packages from the vehicle’s tires which held a combined total weight of approximately 20.8 kilograms (45.95 pounds) of alleged methamphetamine.

CBP agents say that the alleged methamphetamine from this seizure has an estimated street value of approximately $1.3 million.

Authorities say that they have seized the narcotics and the Ford Ranger, while Gillis has been turned over to the Homeland Security Investigations agents to continue the investigation.



Mesquite Police Officers conducted a routine traffic stop on a silver, 2004 Toyota, Corolla which was traveling southbound on Interstate 15 early Tuesday morning April 2nd.

Officers conducted a consensual search of the vehicle using K-9 Noro and discovered Methamphetamine and Drug Paraphernalia.

The driver of the vehicle, Josue Tirado, 48, of Ventura, California was arrested for Trafficking Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Use of a Handheld Communication Device While Driving, Suspended Registration, and No Insurance.

The passenger, Cecilia Lopez-Guerrero, 44, of Port Hueneme, California was arrested for Trafficking Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Both Tirado and Lopez-Guerrero were taken to the Mesquite Detention Center for processing then later transported to Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas.



CALDWELL — A Caldwell man has been sentenced to seven years in prison with three years fixed after he was found guilty of possession of methamphetamine while on probation for a 2005 conviction of sexual battery of a minor.



Todd Allen Butters, 40, will go back to prison after serving at least five years for his 2005 conviction of sexual battery. Judge Juneal C. Kerrick also ordered him to pay restitution for investigative costs, and Butters must complete a Therapeutic Community Treatment Program before being released from prison.

In December 2012, Butters was arrested by the Canyon County Sheriff’s Office after a deputy said he discovered Butters with meth. At the time, the registered sex offender was also charged with unlawful possession of a handgun, but that charge was dismissed.



Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have apprehended a customs clearing and forwarding agent over exportation of 72.320kg of methamphetamine worth about 1.8 billion naira in international market. The seizure which is the single highest recorded since January was made at the cargo section of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos. A total of 36 parcels of methamphetamine hidden inside the filters were meant for export to Mozambique in a South Africa airline flight.

NDLEA commander at the Lagos airport Mr Hamza Umar while commenting on the arrest said that the mode of concealment was faultless. “If not for the training we have and the commitment of officers, it is difficult to detect the drugs because the mode of concealment is faultless. You need to go the extra mile to detect the drugs” Hamza stated.

The suspect, Mr Tony Mordi said that he was given only N228,000 naira by his client to send the consignment to Mozambique. According to Tony, “I am a licensed customs clearing and forwarding agent. One of my customers called me from Mozambique requesting that I should handle the shipment of his consignment. I was given only N228,000 naira for the shipment. I want my wife to understand and help in taking good care of our kids”.

Chairman/Chief Executive of the Agency, Ahmadu Giade who described the seizure as the single largest since January 2013 said that the Agency will prosecute any agent caught clearing narcotics. “This is the single largest seizure of methamphetamine since the year began. We have in the past arrested licensed clearing agents in connection with narcotics. This is a huge seizure considering the monetary value and it is also a threat to security. The Agency is working hard to incapacitate drug syndicates and will not hesitate to prosecute any agent found wanting in the discharge of their professional duties” Giade stated.

The agency in the past two years has uncovered 5 clandestine laboratories in Nigeria where methamphetamine is produced. The factories have been closed down and most members of cartel are being prosecuted.

The suspect who hails from Delta State is married with four children and will soon be charged to court.



A backpack filled with chemicals commonly used to make methamphetamine, a highly prized street drug, was found behind a vacant hotel in Killeen Tuesday night, police said.

The backpack was found around 10:30 p.m. by a security guard who was patrolling around the former Howard Johnson Inn, 803 E. Central Texas Expressway, said Carroll Smith, spokesperson for the Killeen Police Department.

A hazmat crew was called in to collect the meth ingredients, which can be highly volatile. The backpack was found outside, behind the hotel, and there was no sign the empty hotel had been broken into, Smith said.

Police are still investigating the case, Smith said.



TULSA – Seven suspected methamphetamine users are awaiting prosecution after a sting at a Green Country casino led to their arrest.

John Hunt, 68, Gene Miller, 53, Shelley Boothe, 30, Carol Fogelman, 30, Ayla Jones, 20, Charles Yahola, 24, and John Cooper, 34, were busted trying to buy large amounts of meth at The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa last week.

Casino security first responded to a smoke alarm in a seventh-floor hotel room, where 31-year-old Raven Holmes was found smoking meth, according to arrest affidavits. The documents go on to state Holmes had more than a pound of meth, scales and other drugs packaged for sale in the room.

Hard Rock officials then reportedly called for police backup, which, with the help of local, county and federal law enforcement, set up a sting that netted the seven suspects.

The suspected buyers were all arrested for charges ranging from possession of a controlled substance to endeavoring to traffic drugs.

All seven, with the exception of Cooper, are listed as Tulsa residents.

Holmes and 35-year-old Gonzalo Ponce-Arturez of Austin, Texas, were indicted on federal drug charges Monday.

According to court documents, Holmes admitted to selling large amounts of meth out of Tulsa hotels on several occasions. She claims to have sold the drugs for a man who is member of a Mexican drug cartel.

“This is a plague in our community,” said Rogers County District Attorney Janice Steidley. “With the efforts of all the law enforcement involved, we got that off the streets of Rogers County. That’s something we are quite proud of.”

Steidley’s office is expected to prosecute the suspected buyers.


DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – On Wednesday, Police arrested two men at the Sandlin Road Car Wash for having a meth lab in their car.

Decatur Police Department observed Kenneth Guthrie and Robert Kolb hiding something under the passenger seat of the vehicle. Officers discovered several items needed for a methamphetamine laboratory in the vehicle.


Kenneth Guthrie (L), Robert Kolb (R)

Kenneth Guthrie (L), Robert Kolb (R)


Investigators from the Decatur Police Departments Organized Crime Unit responded to the scene. Investigators located a one pot methamphetamine lab under the passenger’s seat of the vehicle that was in use.

Guthrie and Kolb were charged with with Unlawful Manufacture of a Controlled Substance in the First Degree. Guthrie was also charged with Tampering with Physical Evidence.

Guthrie was processed in the Decatur City Jail and will be later transported to the Morgan County in Jail in lieu of a $5,500.00 bond. Kolb was processed in the Decatur City Jail and will be later transported to the Morgan County Jail in lieu of a $5,000.00 bond.



Sheriff Jimmy Thornton’s suspicions that Sampson County is experiencing a resurgence of methamphetamine manufacturing and use took on a prophetic tone Wednesday morning with reports of the discovery of yet another lab and a dump site, all within a 24 hour period.

“It’s alarming, it really is, that we’ve got this going on,” Thornton said Wednesday. “I wish I were wrong about this latest trend we are seeing but, as you can see, it just seems to be happening more and more.”

The two latest incidents were unrelated, other than that they both added exclamation points to a seven-day period where residents have been arrested on meth-related charges and two other labs have been dismantled.

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In the first incident, which began shortly after 5 p.m. Tuesday, officers arrested three people in connection with a lab discovered at 7731 Boykin Bridge Road.

That discovery came on the heels of calls from Department of Social Services staff who had been contacted about a possible meth lab endangering children behind the Boykin Bridge Road residence.

Agents with the Sampson County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Division, DSS and probation responded to the home shortly after 5 p.m. to investigate the complaint. Upon arrival, officials discovered the components of a meth lab in a barn located behind the residence.

Taken into custody and charged were Jimmy Clifton Sanders, 39, of 205 Bob Lane, Clinton; Elizabeth Anne Finnicum, 30, of 230 Westbrook Road, Clinton; and Samuel Earl Powell, 20, of 154 Emerly Lane, Clinton.

Sanders was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine; maintaining a dwelling for controlled substance; possession of drug paraphernalia; simple possession of Schedule II controlled substance; simple possession of Schedule IV controlled substance; and possession with intent to manufacture sale and deliver methamphetamine. His bond was set at $50,000.

Finnicum was charged with possession of meth precursor, possession with intent to sale and deliver Schedule II controlled substance; possession of drug paraphernalia; and simple possession of Schedule IV controlled substance. Her bond was set at $25,000.

Powell was cited for possession of Schedule II controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Information from DSS was not available at press time regarding child endangerment allegations.

Meth dump site

While SID agents were at the Boykin Bridge Road residence, other county officers were responding to yet another meth-related incident, this one on Carraway Road, the site of what was later declared a meth dumping area.

The call, Cpl. Marcus Smith said, came in as a suspicious vehicle in a field near Carraway Road, but when officers arrived, the vehicle was gone. They did, however, find meth waste and components had been dumped at the site.

No other information on the site was available, but Smith said an investigation is ongoing.

Thornton pointed to the latest incidents as clear signs that meth is back with a vengeance in Sampson County.

“In a week’s time, we’ve seen three incidents involving meth, and possibly a fourth, and then the dump site. More and more of it is cropping up. It’s not just here, it’s all across the state.”

Thornton stressed that it wasn’t just a matter of his officers being more diligent, it was just as much a matter of the drug’s prevalence in the county again.

And he stressed that what investigators are currently seeing is suspects who aren’t just manufacturing meth for sell but rather for their own use.

“That’s what we’re dealing with now. More and more of these labs are being set up so users can get the stuff. This drug is so addictive, and laws are such that it’s not able to be produced like it once was. With the purchase limits, most people can’t buy (pseudoephederine) in large quantities or don’t have others buying it in large quantities for them, so they are trying to make it themselves.

“It’s what we are finding right now, in many cases. Either way, it’s very alarming. This stuff is very, very dangerous. And, again, it’s so addictive, probably the most addictive drug out there right now. This isn’t just in Sampson, it’s everywhere. Something’s not working and we’ve got to do something about this statewide.”

And the sheriff once again urged residents to remain the eyes and ears of the community, reporting anything they see or hear that might be suspicious.

“My guys are working just as hard as they can. They’ve really had little or no break from this stuff in a week. We are doing all we can. But we need the community’s help, too. The information they have may very well be the missing piece of the puzzle. So call us, please,” Thornton stressed.



GRAND RAPIDS, MI — A Caledonia woman with three prior convictions for methamphetamine-related crimes will spend several more years behind bars after material her son brought to school tipped police off to drug activity at home.

Michelle Romeyn, also known as Michelle Oliver, this week was sentenced to six to 20 years in prison for operating a methamphetamine lab in her home on Glenn Creek Road in Caledonia. She pleaded guilty to the charge earlier this year.

In tears before Kent County Circuit Judge Donald Johnston, Romeyn spoke of concerns for her two sons who she said have now been separated and need her. Though statistics show only a small percentage of methamphetamine users overcome the addiction, she said, she wants to do everything possible to make sure she will be one of those people.


Michelle Romeyn



Johnston said he hopes so, as well. He ordered Romeyn, 39, be sent to the Woman’s Huron Valley Correctional Center in Ypsilanti for further treatment and incarceration.

A Kent County sheriff’s deputy made contact with Romeyn on Oct. 12, 2012, after her 12-year-old son brought a foil used in smoking methamphetamine to school earlier in the day. After speaking with her and obtaining written consent to search her residence, the deputy located a cooler in the garage that appeared to contain components that had been used to cook methamphetamine, records show.

A Michigan State Police clean-up unit was called to further investigate and dispose of hazardous materials. Lab tests were later positive for methamphetamine, records show.

Romeyn had previously been convicted in October 2001 of operating a methamphetamine lab in Barry County.





Laurens County deputies arrested two people after finding meth while serving an arrest warrant at a Ware Shoals house last week.


Debra Bayne, 50, of 1761 Power House Road, Ware Shoals, was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, unlawful disposal of meth waste, and possession of methamphetamines in connection with the incident. Jordan Moody, 21, of 80 Smith St. Extension, Ware Shoals, faces charges of manufacturing methamphetamine, unlawful disposal of meth waste, and possession with intent to distribute meth stemming from the arrest.

Officers went to one of the suspect’s house on Power House Road early the morning of March 28 and found the man and woman at the residence. According to a Laurens County Sheriff’s Office report, officers found 1.1 grams of meth on the male suspect and a small quantity of meth in the female suspect’s home. Deputies also located a bag with several items commonly used to cook the drug.


Four Adams County residents were arrested late Monday night after a search warrant was executed by members of the West Central IL Task Force and Quincy Police Department at 1702 McKinney Street, Quincy, IL.

Larry L. Adkins, age 43, Kevin E. Adkins, age 44, Thomas L. Dickerson, age 48, and Pamela S. Gunderson, age 46, all reside at 1702 McKinney Street and were arrested at that location at the time of the search warrant.

During a search of the residence, agents recovered numerous ingredients and materials utilized in the manufacture of methamphetamine. All four subjects were lodged in the Adams County Jail on various Meth Manufacturing related charges including Aggravated Unlawful Participation in Meth Production, Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine Precursors, Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine Manufacturing Materials, and Methamphetamine Conspiracy. Some of the charges were aggravated due to an elderly female residing at that address.

Court records indicate that Gunderson was currently on bond from Morgan County for a recent arrest for Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of a Controlled Substance. Court records also indicate that Larry Adkins is currently on probation for Possession of Methamphetamine from a previous Meth Manufacturing arrest.


SOCORRO – A Socorro woman is facing felony drug charges in 7th Judicial District Court after police found her allegedly dealing methamphetamine at a local car wash.

Geri Lynn Jojola is charged with second-degree felony trafficking of methamphetamine; resisting an officer, a misdemeanor; battery upon a peace officer, a fourth-degree felony; and tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony. The case was bound over from Socorro Magistrate Court on March 27.

According to the criminal complaint filed in Magistrate Court, a detective patrolling on duty the evening of March 15 noticed Jojola’s car at a car wash, and the passenger from a red pickup appeared to be meeting with her.

The pickup passenger was later identified as Richard Guerrero, who is charged with misdemeanor assault on a peace officer for his part in the incident. Court records indicate another charge against Guerrero, conspiracy to traffic a controlled substance, was dismissed nolle prosequi by the 7th Judicial District Attorney’s office following his March 27 Magistrate Court appearance.

The criminal complaint states the detective drove in to the car wash, and as he exited his vehicle he noticed Jojola had a bindle (small drug package) in her hand. When the detective asked Jojola to hand over what she had, she allegedly put several plastic-wrapped bindles in her mouth.

The detective then grabbed Jojola’s neck to keep her from swallowing, according to the criminal complaint. He ordered her to spit out the bindles, and tried to sweep them out of her mouth with his finger. That was when Jojola allegedly bit the detective’s finger.

As the detective struggled with Jojola, he saw the red pickup leaving the vacuum stalls at the car wash. Guerrero then allegedly exited the passenger side and approached aggressively, so the detective drew his weapon and told the man to back off. Guerrero then ran away, and the detective continued to struggle with Jojola to keep her from swallowing bindles.

The detective then watched Jojola spit out a piece of a bindle, according to the criminal complaint. Eventually another officer arrived and Jojola was taken into custody, and police found pieces of bindles all over the area where the detective and Jojola struggled.

The detective found the piece he saw Jojola spit out, according to the criminal complaint. Much of the bindle’s contents could be seen pulverized into the concrete. As police tried to collect the evidence later, some had been carried away by the breeze and some was too deeply ground in the concrete to remove. The detective swabbed some for lab analysis; it later tested positive for methamphetamine.

The complaint states some of the bindles appeared bloody — possibly from the detective’s finger, which bled profusely from being bitten. Jojola denied swallowing anything, but was taken to the hospital for a medical clearance.

Other officers stopped the red pickup and arrested both occupants. The driver spoke freely to police, according to the criminal complaint, saying he had picked up Guerrero, who told him to go to the car wash so they could get some methamphetamine. The driver provided a written statement and allowed a search of his pickup, then was released.

Officers learned Guerrero was on probation, and the Adult Probation Office issued an arrest order for him when notified of the incident.

Jojola and Guerrero were both booked into the Socorro County Detention Center.

Jojola is facing four other charges in District Court stemming from a separate arrest in February — two counts of trafficking a controlled substance, child abuse and tampering with evidence. Socorro Police Department blotters state Jojola was pulled over the afternoon of Feb. 7 for possibly having narcotics, and police obtained a search warrant for her vehicle. Jojola allegedly disposed of drugs in the SPD parking lot, but police found them and logged them into evidence.



ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Drug agents say they are concerned by growing evidence of methamphetamine in South Georgia, and the danger that poses to communities.

Albany Dougherty Drug Unit agents busted two meth labs in Albany Tuesday afternoon.

The operations weren’t connected, but drug agents say the cases show them the number of meth labs in South Georgia is growing.

One of these meth labs was discovered in a car, the other in a motel room. Both had lots of dangerous chemicals that could be deadly for people close by if something went wrong.

All the equipment needed to make meth found in a Ford Ranger pick up truck during a traffic stop on Radium Springs Road about 1:30 Tuesday afternoon. 38 year old Wyatt Lastinger was one of three people in the truck, who took off running and fought Dougherty County Police until he was tased. Drug agents say the chemicals could turn a minor wreck into a disaster.

Wyatt Lastinger

Wyatt Lastinger


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Brenda Waller

James Adam

James Adam

Randall Bedford

Randall Bedford

Desiree Bane

Desiree Bane

A.D.D.U. Commander Major Bill Berry said “The hazard of a mobile lab is just unbelievable. Because you have a rolling time bomb possible.”

About 4 o’clock, Georgia Probation Officers called in Drug Agents about a reported meth lab in Superior Creek Lodge on North Slappey. Raiding room 256 they found all these supplies for cooking meth, including large cans of camp stove fluid, starter fluid, and ether. Three people inside the room were arrested.

Berry said “If that spilled or the top was left open. And somebody started smoking or there was some kind of flash, or something happened.”

Drug agents say both mobile meth labs are relatively small operations, but know there are many more out there with meth becoming more widely used in South Georgia.

Berry said “Pain pills are getting very expensive and other drugs are also getting expensive. You turn around and spend a couple of hundred dollars and you can make $500 off of it. That’s an easy profit, if you don’t blow yourself up.”

And more of these mobile meth labs in motel rooms or cars on the road could make them a real danger to everyone in the community. That’s why drug agents say finding these mobile meth labs is so important.

This is the first time in nearly ten years that Albany Dougherty Drug Agents have found two meth labs in the same day. Agents say it concerns them, because it probably means the number of meth labs in the area is increasing. Drug agents say these meth labs were small.

Both used the one bottle cooking style.



Yuma, Arizona – A Mexican national, with legal U.S. permanent resident status, was arrested by a Yuma Border Patrol Sector canine team while attempting to smuggle an estimated $630,000 worth of methamphetamine, yesterday afternoon.

The 35-year-old male was sent to secondary inspection at the I-8 checkpoint near Spot road when a canine alerted to his green Mazda truck. Upon further inspection, agents discovered approximately 11 pounds of methamphetamine behind the dashboard of the vehicle.

The man and the narcotics were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Agency.

The Border Patrol’s Yuma Sector effectively combats smuggling organizations attempting to transport contraband through southwestern Arizona. Citizens can help the Border Patrol and U.S. Customs and Border Protection by calling 1-866-999-8727 toll-free to report suspicious activity. Callers can remain anonymous.


A sheriff’s deputy, with assistance from an official with the Unified Drug Enforcement Strike Team, recovered 80.5 grams of methamphetamine from an Ocklawaha residence Tuesday.

The homeowner told Deputy Billy Burleson that when she arrived at her home in the 18000 block of Southeast 96th Place, she found a front window shattered. Inside, she found a plastic bottle with a hose coming from the lid and a hard material on the bottom, and four Ziploc bags containing a clear liquid, and called 911.

The deputy called the drug unit and an agent arrived and was given permission to search the home. The search revealed several other bottles officials said were used to cook meth.

No arrest was made and the investigation is on-going, officials said Wednesday.




EPHRATA – A man accused of leading police on a chase through Moses Lake has a history of drug possession.

Prosecutors charged 53-year-old Edward McIntosh with possession with the intent to manufacture or deliver methamphetamine near a bus stop, unlawful possession of a firearm in the second degree, attempting to elude a pursuing police vehicle and possession of stolen property in the third degree.

Grant County Superior Court Judge Evan Sperline issued a $10,000 warrant for McIntosh on April 2.

Members of the Inter-agency Narcotics Enforcement Team (INET) began investigating McIntosh’s alleged drug sales after receiving a December 2012 tip he was selling methamphetamine and cocaine. He was reportedly using a Columbia Avenue and a Dusty Street residence, according to an INET report.

Police used informants to allegedly purchase methamphetamine from McIntosh at least four times. The final time came the day before officers arrived at the Dusty Street residence with a search warrant. A sheriff’s deputy reportedly spotted McIntosh driving away from the home, and attempted to stop him when he driving on Frontage Road.

McIntosh allegedly didn’t stop leading police on a chase through Moses Lake, until he reached the intersection of Peninsula Drive and Marigold Street.

When officers searched the Dusty Street residence, they reportedly found 65 items which appeared to be stolen, some still in the original boxes, according to the police report. The items included at least five laptops, two televisions and numerous car stereos and cellphones. Officers also reported finding methamphetamine, marijuana and other drugs in the residence.

The report didn’t indicate how much methamphetamine or other drugs were found.

McIntosh allegedly had a .45 caliber handgun in the trunk of the car he was driving and $1,000 on him.



MESQUITE, Nev. — Mesquite Police Officers made a drug arrest after stopping a 2001 Chrysler, Town and Country traveling southbound on Interstate 15 for a routine traffic violation during the early morning hours of March 31.

Officers conducted a search of the vehicle and located methamphetamine, several items of drug paraphernalia, and hypodermic devices.

Alexander Laing, 19, of Mesquite was arrested for possession of Methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of hypodermic device. (Mesquite Police)

Alexander Laing

Alexander Laing, 19, of Mesquite was arrested for possession of Methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of hypodermic device. Kory Mcghie, 20, of Cedar City, Utah was issued a citation for possession of marijuana less than one ounce and possession of hypodermic device and released on scene.

Laing was taken to the Mesquite Detention Center for processing and later transported to the Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas.



A 31-year-old Allen County woman has been charged with six felonies and a misdemeanor related to making methamphetamine.

Jodi M. Shawver, of the 14400 block of Yellow River Road, was arrested last week after a raid on her home. A Fort Wayne Police investigator noticed in October that a man reportedly in the same household with Shawver had purchased large amounts of pseudoephedrine several times in the preceding months and had been blocked from purchasing drugs containing that precursor to meth on several occasions.

This year, he and other officers began keeping a closer eye on her residence and reportedly saw several indications that meth might be manufactured there. They also learned that she had purchased psuedoephedrine 38 times since Jan. 1 and had been blocked from purchasing it four times, according to court documents.

When police searched her home March 27, they reported finding roughly 3 grams of meth, as well as equipment, supplies and litter that are commonly associated with production of meth.

Two children lived in the home with her. Two other adults, whose names were mentioned prominently in the account of the investigation, were not present at the Yellow River Road residence when police searched it.

She is charged with dealing in methamphetamine, a Class B felony; neglect of a dependent, a Class C felony; possession of methamphetamine, possession or reagents or precursors to make methamphetamine and dumping controlled substance waste, all Class D felonies; and possession of paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor.


Close to 5 ounces of methamphetamine are off the streets of Scottsbluff after the WING Drug Task Force arrests a major player in the drug ring.

Last night, police arrested 33-year old Daniel Junior Bravo and 27-year old Leticia Desman on charges of distribution of a controlled substance (methamphetamine).

An informant with WINg met with Bravo at Shari’s Restaurant to conduct the deal. During the encounter, Desman gave Bravo a fanny pack containing 4.9 ounces of meth.



The informant arranged to meet Bravo at the Comfort Inn in Scottsbluff to pay him approximately $4,000. The meeting was controlled by WING Investigators, and once the informant handed Bravo the money, he was taken into custody without incident.

WING Commander Dana Korell says Bravo is believed to be responsible for bringing many pounds of meth into the area over the years, and traditionally had women act as drug mules so he didn’t handle the drugs.

“Based on what ATF is telling us and what California is telling us, the man involved is a pretty substantial player in the methamphetamine business,” Korrell said.


Detectives have a man in custody in connection with two methamphetamine labs that were discovered in the Portland metro area Tuesday.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office reports that the investigation began Tuesday afternoon, when a deputy stumbled onto a suspicious 1976 Chevrolet van parked on Southwest 97th Avenue and McMillan Street in the Raleigh Hills neighborhood.

Detectives have a man in custody in connection with two methamphetamine labs that were discovered in the Portland metro area Tuesday. 54-year-old Dan Miller faces several drug-related charges. April 3, 2013. (Washington County Jail)

Detectives have a man in custody in connection with two methamphetamine labs that were discovered in the Portland metro area Tuesday. 54-year-old Dan Miller faces several drug-related charges. April 3, 2013.

A K-9 search of the van revealed glassware and chemicals used to make meth. The area was closed for six hours while the sheriff’s office Clandestine Laboratory Enforcement Team (CLET) removed the chemicals, which if mixed together, can produce dangerous gasses.

At about 10 p.m. Tuesday, detectives with the Westside Interagency Narcotics Team (WINT) raided a residence at 23 N. Baldwin St. in Portland based on evidence obtained from the van. According to the sheriff’s office, WINT found a second meth lab, and also arrested 54-year-old Dan Miller, a resident of the home.

Miller faces charges of unlawful possession and unlawful delivery of a controlled substance, and attempt to commit manufacturing of a controlled substance. More charges are possible.

He is being held in the Washington County Jail on $30,000 bail.



KIRKSVILLE, MO. — Early Tuesday morning, Kirksville police officers conducting extra patrol of the boat ramp near Hazel Creek located a parked van. Officers made contact with the occupants of the van and both occupants attempted to hide inside the van. Officers found items outside of the van believed to have been used in making methamphetamine. They could also see numerous items used to manufacture meth in plain view inside of the van .

After a search of the van, officers located several containers of suspected methamphetamine along with numerous items used in the manufacturing process.



Stewart W. Bunch, 26, Kirksville, and Brandi N. Molett, 26, Kirksville, were arrested and charged with manufacturing and possession of a controlled substance. They are both being held in the Adair County Jail on $75,000 cash only bond.

“This does not appear to be the first time that the process had been completed due to the amount of suspected methamphetamine that was recovered and the amount of other evidence that was found,” said Detective Steve Feeney.

This was the third methamphetamine bust by the Kirksville Police Department in the last three days.

The city owns Hazel Creek and much of the surrounding property and Kirksville police patrol that area.

Anyone with information about drug activity is encouraged to contact the Kirksville Police Department at (660) 785-6945, or anonymously at (660) 627-BUST.