A 56-year-old Ketchikan woman faces felony drug charges after she allegedly had methamphetamine mailed to her home.

According to the Ketchikan Police Department, local officers worked with U.S. Postal Service Inspectors to complete the delivery to Roosevelt Drive. After the package was delivered on Friday afternoon, officers arrested Teresa R. Redman, charging her with third- and fourth-degree controlled-substance misconduct.

The package allegedly contained seven grams of methamphetamine.

Redman was arraigned on the charges over the weekend. Her next hearing is set for Oct. 1.

 

 

 

http://www.krbd.org/2013/09/23/woman-allegedly-had-meth-mailed-to-her-home/

 

 

 

More than $2 million dollars worth of methamphetamine is off the streets following a bust by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers.

The seizure happened Friday, Aug. 24 at the Lincoln Juarez Bridge. Officers referred a 2005 Ford pickup truck to secondary inspection area and found 65 pounds of meth.T

he drug was seized and the driver of the truck was turned over to Homeland Security Agents for further investigation.

“During a time when technology is so vital in providing assistance in the detection of narcotics in an expeditious manner, this case brings to the forefront the importance of the basic skills that CBP officers utilize in processing travelers, in the detection of narcotics,” said Jose R. Uribe, Acting Port Director, Laredo Port of Entry.

 

 

 

http://m.lmtonline.com/articles/2013/08/28/front/news/doc521ccebf8baca110886052.txt

Detectives arrested three area residents Sept. 1 after they purchased items commonly used to make methamphetamine, the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office announced Tuesday.

Officers charged the three suspects after a vehicle stop.

 

“We have made a significant impact on preventing methamphetamine production at its core,” Sheriff Len Hagaman said. “Meth cooks can’t produce methamphetamine without pseudoephedrine. By combating the items used to manufacture methamphetamine, we have cut down on meth production.”

Officers filed charges of conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine and possession of meth precursors against: Carol Renee Main, 43, of 8529 Three Top Road, Todd; Kimberly Walker Greer, 50, of 8529 Three Top Road, Todd; and Sean Mark Stamper, 28, of 395 Phoenix Drive, Lansing.

Main also was served warrants from Ashe County for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. She was issued a $27,700 secured bond and was scheduled to appear in court Sept. 19.

Greer also faces a charge of possesssion of marijuana. She was issued a $25,000 secured bond and was scheduled to appear in court Sept. 19.

Stamper faces an additional charge for providing fictitious information to an officer and was served warrants from Ashe County for driving while license revoked. He was issued a $27,000 secured bond and was scheduled to appear Sept. 19.

 

 

 

http://www2.wataugademocrat.com/News/story/Three-arrested-on-meth-related-charges-id-012644

 

 

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. – New York State police say they’re seeing a dramatic spike in meth labs and they’re hoping you can help them get a handle on the growing problem.

State police unveiled a new hazmat truck specially equipped to handle the dangerous and volatile chemicals used to make meth.

Police are also asking the public to watch out for the warning signs. They say alert police if you notice bottles of Drano, empty cold medicine packets or used coffee filters in the apartment building or neighbor’s trash because they’re all ingredients used to cook methamphetamine.

 

“It’s so addictive that once you have one, two, maybe three uses, you’re hooked. And so that’s my advice to anybody out there thinking about trying meth. You don’t want that nightmare,” said Sgt. Chad Niles, with New York State Police.

Troopers say in the past two years alone they’ve busted nearly 30 meth labs in Clinton County.

 

 

 

 

http://www.wcax.com/story/23509482/new-york-asking-for-publics-help-in-fight-against-meth

 

 

A Philadelphia man has been charged with misdemeanor charges public lewdness, indecent exposure and drug possession after Bensalem police say witnesses saw him walking naked in a motel parking lot on July 26.

Police arrived at the Sunrise Motel on Lincoln Highway on July 26 after onlookers called in reports of a man, later identified as Donald Hatton, 56, wandering through the parking lot with no clothing.

When officers approached Hatton, he went back into his room, police say. After police instructed him to come back outside, Hatton told the officer, “I did a stupid thing,” according to the affidavit.

An investigation of the motel room turned up three syringes with residue, two small plastic bags containing powdered substance and another small plastic bag with white residue, according to police.

Analysis from the Bucks County Crime Lab revealed the substances to be .03 grams of heroin, .02 grams of methamphetamine and the syringe held methamphetamine residue, the report says.

Hatton’s preliminary hearing before District Judge Joseph Falcone has been scheduled for Oct. 24 at 2:45 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

http://levittown.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/naked-man-walked-around-hotel-parking-lot-police-say

 

 

 

 

 

 NEENAH – Two people are behind bars and more than $100,000 worth of methamphetamine is off the streets after a traffic stop in Neenah.

It happened around 10:45 Sunday night on Doctors Drive, near W. Peckham and S. Commercial streets.

Police say an officer noticed a car with its headlights turning off as it headed down the street. The officer pulled the vehicle over.

During the stop, police say the officer’s K9 indicated there were illegal drugs in the car.

A search of the vehicle uncovered three baggies containing a large quantity of meth, about $2,000 of cash, and a stolen handgun.

Search warrants for two residences uncovered more meth. In total about 13 ounces were seized, which is one of the largest single seizures in Northeast Wisconsin.

Police say two people, ages 29 and 31 years old, were booked into the Winnebago County Jail. Charges are being requested for possession with intent to deliver meth and possession of a firearm.

 

 

 

 

http://www.fox11online.com/news/local/fox-cities/large-meth-bust-in-neenah

 

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. (KSDK) – NewsChannel 5 is giving you an inside look at what gives Missouri a dubious title year after year. It’s not one to be proud of: methamphetamine capital of the United States. And one county in particular stands out.

“We’re boots on the ground. We’re the people actually out here combating it, fighting it,” said Corporal Chris Hoffman, head of the Jefferson County Drug Task Force.

They never know what the day will bring but it all starts like this.

“We have some very new intel information,” Hoffman told the task force.

The head of the task force calls a briefing to discuss the busy day ahead.

“The weatherman at Channel 5 says it’s gonna be about 97degrees today.”

No matter the heat, safety comes first. Hoffman and his team of undercover officers are trying to put a dent in a growing problem. Last year, the Show Me State led the country in meth busts. And it was a record year in Jefferson County.

“That’s why we get the moniker of the ‘Meth Lab Capital of the World’ is because we do actively combat it,” Hoffman said. “We are very proactive, as far as going out and hunting these people down.”

And today, just like every day, they’re hitting the road to clean up the streets.

After two unsuccessful stops, it’s on to the third. This time, someone answers the door of an Imperial home, and bingo.

“The smell is so bad in the house that we had to extract everybody from the house,” Hoffman said. “And then myself and two other detectives are going to have to put APR masks on so we can go in safely and remove it and process the lab.”

Investigators say they find meth lab materials in the home, in a vehicle, and in the woods out back. Four people are arrested, including one man who could not stop twitching.

“It’s just all the tell tale signs of a tweaker, of a hardcore meth addict,” Hoffman said.

Officers say they found the drug-making materials within reach of children.

“Four children had been staying there over the past week. Any child located in a home where a meth lab is discovered is against the law, obviously. So DFS was contacted,” said Hoffman.

This is the hardest part of the job.

“It upsets me. There’s other words I want to use because I’m a dad. It upsets me,” he said.

As for the four people who were arrested at the meth bust in Imperial, they were all released within 24 hours after the bust. It’s common for charges in these cases to take months. Lab reports are the hold up.
The drug task force often arrests the same person more than once while they’re awaiting charges for the first meth lab.

We’ll have more on the meth war in Jefferson County Wednesday on Today in St. Louis, including how a proposed change in state law could make a big difference in the fight against meth.

 

 

 

 

http://www.ksdk.com/news/article/399325/3/Fighting-the-war-on-meth-in-Jefferson-County