Three Rapid City men have been arrested in connection to a weekend shooting involving a methamphetamine sales dispute in Rapid City.

The investigation of the shooting began after a male subject arrived at a Rapid City hospital early morning of Aug. 8, with a gunshot wound in his abdomen, according to a Rapid City Police Department and Pennington County Sheriff’s Office release.

Further investigation determined the man had been a passenger in a Nissan Maxima involved in an earlier shooting that occurred in the 1800 block of Haines Avenue. Investigators say the shooting was a direct result of a methamphetamine sales dispute.

The driver of the Nissan Maxima fired several shots at people in a Pontiac Grand Prix, according to the release. Nobody was injured in this incident.

According to the release, the driver of the Maxima assaulted one of the people in the Grand Prix and then stole the vehicle. He then drove the car to an alley north of Central High School, left it there, and was picked up by the passenger of the Maxima.

Police say the victim accidentally shot himself while sitting in the passenger seat of the Maxima as the two fled the scene. The victim is still in the hospital and is in stable condition.

The driver of the Maxima has been identified as Fred Brassfield, 41, of Rapid City. Brassfield was arrested in Sioux Falls the night of Aug. 9 for aggravated assault, discharge of a firearm at a motor vehicle and first-degree robbery.

Paul Roubideaux, 34, and Joshua Wahle, 33, both of Rapid City are suspected of being connected to the shooting on Haines Avenue and have both been arrested on one charge of ingestion of a controlled substance. Other charges are pending.

“In less than a month, Rapid City has been the location of two highly-dangerous shootings connected to the methamphetamine epidemic,” Captain James Johns of the RCPD Criminal Investigation Division said in the release. “This investigation remains active, and we believe more charges are likely pending against these individuals as the case evolves.”

 

 

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A suspected meth lab was disassembled by police in a Warren house after an ex-con who held police at bay overnight was found Wednesday morning passed out on the floor, according to investigators.etgegeqgqeq

The incident began about 9 p.m. Tuesday when Warren police officers were called to a house on the 12700 block of Georgiana Avenue, in the area of Eight Mile and Groesbeck Highway, to respond to report of an unruly man with a gun.

As officers pulled up to the house, the suspect went inside and refused to come out, police reported.

“The individual decided he was not going to cooperate with police and barricaded himself in the house,” said Michigan State Police Lt. Mike Shaw.

While trying to talk the man out, officers were met by two area residents who said the suspect pointed a gun at them before police arrived.

Warren SWAT team responded and eventually sent its robot into the residence around 3 a.m. and police found the suspect passed out on the floor. He had been consuming alcohol, police believe.teghte4qygwqt

Officers discovered he had two handguns and a shotgun. They also found evidence of a methamphetamine lab and called for a specialized unit of the State Police which disposes of the meth equipment.

The State Police released a series of Periscope videos on their Twitter page which showed workers in protective uniforms removing several five-gallon containers with smaller bottles containing chemicals used to produce meth.

According to Shaw, officers confiscated 31 pounds of hazardous materials, one gram of methamphetamine and three “one-pot cookers.” Shaw said the materials are “very dangerous, very volatile.”

The materials were sent to the department’s Metro South Post for disposal. A hazardous materials company has been contracted to destroy the items.

The suspect was identified as Edward Nankervis, 34, who was renting a room at the house. He is expected to be formally charged Thursday with two counts of felonious assault, manufacturing methamphetamine and weapons violations.

Nankervis, who has several tattoos including one that states “FTW Detroit Highway Men M/C,” was released from prison in 2014 after being convicted of domestic violence-third offense, according to Michigan Department of Corrections records.

State records show he has served time in the past for domestic violence and delivery/manufacturing marijuana.

 

 

 

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While serving an eviction notice, DeKalb County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a man for possession of Methamphetamine in addition to multiple other charges.

38-year-old William Thomas Crane Junior of Crossville was arrested Tuesday after authorities arrived at his home.da6d9028-f856-4047-b845-f48db193b8cd-large16x9_WilliamThomasCraneJr

Crane was in possession of a large amount of Methamphetamine and Police found a firearm in the residence.

Crane also had an outstanding warrant for his arrest for a prior charge of first degree theft of Property.

Crane was arrested and charged with the warrant of theft of property 1st, trafficking in any illegal drug, unlawful possession of controlled substance and carrying brass knuckles.

Police say this is an ongoing investigation with pending charges of felon in possession of a firearm and other possible charges.

 

 

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Other charges lodged against Timothy Earl Ross, 27, of 6814 Cypress St., Lot 105, were possession of drug paraphernalia, driving under suspension, failure to use a turn signal and failure to yield. Bond on these charges totaled $2,500.

The meth charge also included with intent to distribute. No bond had been set on the felony charge.

Sheriff Dusty Gates said a patrol deputy observed a pickup truck traveling north of La. Hwy. 15 in Farmerville at a high rate of speed. As the driver approached La. Hwy. 33 he never slowed down as he turned onto South Main Street failing to yield at the yield sign.

When it was determined that Ross was not the registered owner of the pickup, he requested it to be released to an individual in Farmerville because the owner was out of town. Gates said it is policy to take inventory of such vehicles before releasing them.

It was during this inventory listing that the meth was found along with digital scales, one glass vile containing an unknown chemical, a metal spoon containing suspected meth residue, and one needle with syringe.

Gates said the unknown chemical will be tested for identification.

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COVINGTON — An Oxford man caught riding on a moped without a helmet is now facing a variety of charges, including possession of methamphetamine.

According to a report from the Newton County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy was in the area of Ga. Highway 142 and Ga. Highway 81 about 8 a.m. on Aug. 3 when she 57ab8835f0e3a_imageobserved a man riding on a moped without a helmet or shoes. She made a traffic stop in a nearby gas station.

The rider was identified as Donald Anthony Cason Jr., 40, of Oxford. A check of his name found him to have a suspended license.

The deputy placed Cason under arrest, and when a second deputy arrived, he was searched. The deputy found a white powdery substance suspected of being methamphetamine, along with a glass pipe, in Cason’s front pants pocket.

Cason was transported to the Newton County Detention Center, where he was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug-related objects, driving with a suspended license, and no motorcycle helmet.

 

 

 

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DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) – One home in the Quad Cities area was recently put on the market. However, what most people don’t know is that this home was previously used to manufacture meth not once, but twice. Home listings aren’t required to showcase this information on the initial listing, however it must be jnsryjsrhrehincluded in disclosure forms that can be asked for. Real Estate Agent, Mike Rebitzer, believes this is an important part of the home buying process that can often times be overlooked.

“Your first responsibility should be your client but then again having those disclosures in place does give the potential renter or buyer depending on the situation some insight on what happened.”

Rebitzer said both clients and agents should do their research in order to prevent a situation like this from occurring.

“I always recommend to everybody not only should you check with the local police department and you can get some facts on what the crime is like in that area but I always tell them to drive by morning, noon and night as well because just because we stop by at 3 o’clock in the afternoon and everything seemed quiet and okay doesn’t necessarily mean that that’s how it plays out the entire day.”

Lieutenant Tim Lane of the Scott County Sheriff’s Office, said meth and other drugs in homes is something that he confiscates on a weekly basis.thetatheqqty

“We see that meth is being manufactured made in homes rental properties it can be manufactured in cars, motels and sometimes outside and we do come across it every so often where it’s been manufactured and we’ve made quite a few arrests for manufacture and distribution here in the last year.”

Lieutenant Lane has heard of reports of people moving into homes previously containing meth and that some of the side affects have been detrimental.

“The primary health concerns are respiratory but what people report is that the entire family is sick and I’ve even heard scenarios where the dog died in the home and they didn’t know the cause of that.”

The home for sale in the Quad Cities has been mitigated and re-tested. Iowa currently has no law put in place in regards to homes being sold after meth was apparent.

 

 

Meth Homes Being Sold in QCA

 

Twelve local and federal law enforcement agencies busted several members of a notorious gang in eastern and central Contra Costa County last week, law enforcement officials announced Wednesday.

In total, 24 suspects believed to be in the Norteno gang have been arrested for a variety of crimes, including attempted murder, human trafficking and drug sales. All were arrested in a series of raids across the county on Aug. 3.gheghedaghagh

The investigation grew from Concord police looking into an uptick in violence in the city about a year ago. It quickly expanded to encompass a wide array of regional gang activity and culminated in last week’s arrests, police said.

Concord Police Chief Guy Swanger said at a news conference in Martinez Wednesday that he guarantees all arrested were involved in violence. The Norteno gang “gets its profits from preying on our community,” Swanger said.

Officials called it one of the biggest operations in the county in years, not only because of the number of suspects involved, but also because of the broad collaboration between multiple law enforcement agencies.

Officers from the FBI, the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office, the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office, the Contra Costa County Probation Department, the California Highway Patrol, the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives were all involved, along with police from Concord, Pittsburg, Antioch, Richmond and El Cerrito.

To prevent gang members from being tipped off, the Aug. 3 raid involved between 250 and 300 police officers hitting roughly 21 East Bay locations simultaneously.

They searched houses in Antioch, Concord, Pittsburg, Bay Point and elsewhere, norteno_boatseized 18 guns, large quantities of methamphetamine and heroin, broke up two marijuana growing operations and seized a Mercedes-Benz, a Porsche and a boat believed to have been purchased through illegal gains as well as $15,000 in cash.

Among the 24 suspects, Contra Costa County Deputy District Attorney Aron DeFerrari identified the two leaders of the gang as Sean Dunne, 31, and Mariano Coronado, 28.

DeFerrari said there are an estimated 75 to 100 Norteno gang members in Contra Costa County. With last week’s arrests, he said as much as half of the gang could be behind bars now since an estimated 10 to 15 members are already in custody.

Charges have already been filed for all suspects, he said, including attempted murder, conspiracy to murder, conspiracy to commit assault with a deadly weapon, human trafficking, pimping, witness intimidation, and drug sales.

The suspects are “involved in everything from drug sales to pimping and pandering as well as some human trafficking,” DeFerrari said.

Authorities believe some of the suspects are also linked to a string of highway shootings that have drawn concern in the East Bay since late last year, but did not offer specifics. None of the charges filed after the Aug. 3 raid were related to the more than two dozen shootings.

 

 

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HONOLULU (AP) — Authorities intercepted a package mailed from California to Hawaii containing more than 4 pounds of crystal methamphetamine and four children’s coloring books.

The package led to arrests of three men and the seizure of more than $500,000.

A federal judge on Wednesday ordered one of the defendants, William Notyce, held without bail.

According to court documents, a U.S. Postal Service inspector last week located a suspicious package being mailed from Redwood City, California, to a Honolulu post office box. Authorities removed the drugs, replaced it with pseudo meth, repackaged it with the coloring books and installed a tracking device.

Notyce went to the post office and saw that the package had arrived, but left without picking it up, the documents said. The next day, Keith Matsuda picked up the parcel and gave it to Chaes Yanagihara, who drove it to an apartment building.

Notyce was the one who opened the package in an apartment and gave instructions to the others about it, Assistant U.S. Attorney Marion Percell said. Authorities believe that after he opened the package, he realized it was part of a surveillance operation and jumped over the apartment’s lanai into the neighboring unit in an attempt to avoid being caught, Percell said.

Inside the unit, authorities found $552,000 in cash, she said.

In trying to argue for Notyce’s release, defense attorney Todd Eddins said he’s a father of an infant and a 2-year-old and isn’t a flight risk.

“He’s not going anywhere,” Eddins said. “He’s not going to abandon his young children.”

A detention hearing is scheduled Monday for Yanagihara. Matsuda was previously released on bail. Their defense attorneys couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.

 

 

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (The Gazette) A woman who went into cardiac arrest in an El Paso County jail holding cell and died two days later had “massive amounts” of methamphetamine in her system, authorities said.Untitled+design+(2)1

Erica Klag’s death was an accidental drug overdose, the El Paso County Coroner ruled in an autopsy report released to The Gazette Tuesday. The high levels of drugs in her system deprived her brain tissue of oxygen, causing cardiovascular collapse and sending her into a “deep coma,” which she did not survive, the report said.

Klag, 40, had been arrested May 24 during a traffic stop in which she was a passenger in a vehicle with expired registration. Her arrest was related to a warrant for failing to appear on traffic offenses.

On the way to jail, Klag told officers she might be having a seizure, police said.

She was evaluated by medical personnel who removed “multiple plastic baggies containing unknown substance” from inside her body and the patrol vehicle she was transported in, and then medically cleared her, the autopsy report said. Another baggie was removed from her mouth during the autopsy, the report said.

Klag went into cardiac arrest as she sat in a jail holding cell and eventually entered a deep coma.

Toxicology reports show she had high levels of methamphetamine in her blood and urine.

 

 

 

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A woman who went into cardiac arrest in an El Paso County jail holding cell and died two days later had “massive amounts” of methamphetamine in her system, authorities said.

Erica Klag’s death was an accidental drug overdose, the El Paso County Coroner ruled in an autopsy report released to The Gazette Tuesday. The high levels of drugs in her system deprived her brain tissue of oxygen, causing cardiovascular collapse and sending her into a “deep coma,” which she did not survive, the report said.

Klag, 40, was arrested May 24 during a traffic stop in which she was a passenger in a vehicle with expired registration. Her arrest was related to a warrant for failing to appear on traffic offenses.

On the way to jail, Klag told officers she might be having a seizure, police said.

She was evaluated by medical personnel who removed “multiple plastic baggies containing unknown substance” from inside her body and the patrol vehicle she was transported in, and then medically cleared her, the autopsy report said. Another baggie was removed from her mouth during the autopsy, the report said.

Klag went into cardiac arrest as she sat in a jail holding cell and eventually entered a deep coma.

Toxicology reports show she had high levels of methamphetamine in her blood and urine.

Blood taken before she died registered at 19,880 nanograms of methamphetamine per mililiter. Blood later taken from her heart showed 40,070 nanograms per mililiter. Her brain had 73,660 nanograms per gram, the report said.

Coroner Robert Bux did not return calls for clarification on Klag’s toxicology results, but a 2013 report showing cut-off and toxicity levels for drugs of abuse testing said methamphetamine becomes toxic at the equivalent of about 1,000 nanograms per mililiter.

Police said at the time of Klag’s death she was minimally restrained and there was no indication of excessive use of force. Her restraints “included handcuffing, a spit sock being placed over her head due to her attempts to spit on officers, and escort holds to stop Ms. Klag from thrashing about while being walked into (the county jail),” police previously said.

 

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A woman who died Thursday after having a heart attack in the El Paso County jail had a troubled and difficult life at times, according to court documents.

Erica Klag, 40, was a passenger in a car that was stopped near South Academy Boulevard and Academy Park Loop at about 10:55 p.m. Tuesday, police said.

Officers learned that Klag had a warrant for traffic offenses and arrested her.

On her way to the El Paso County jail, Klag said she thought she was having a seizure. Police called medical personnel who evaluated Klag and medically cleared her. She did not have a seizure, police said.

In a jail holding cell that night, however, Klag went into cardiac arrest and was taken to a local hospital. On Thursday, she died.

“Today was a very [expletive] day for me,” Mike Legus wrote in a Facebook post, referring to Klag by her maiden name, Lister. “A sister of mine … has gone on.

“I’ll always remember the good times we had and how we were together as a family,” Legus wrote. “I’ll (sic) always will have love for you.”

In 2006, Klag wrote in a protection order that her ex-boyfriend badly beat her up in a Colorado Springs apartment, court documents show. In September 2008, she was accused of third-degree assault in the stabbing of a neighbor at an apartment complex in Fountain, according to her arrest affidavit. The case was later dropped.

In a Facebook post dated Jan. 31, 2014, Klag apparently wrote: “So I sit wondering if I’m really important in this life?????” Her page was sporadically updated.

On Tuesday, officers and deputies restrained Klag as she was being taken to the jail. “This included handcuffing, a spit sock being placed over her head due to her attempts to spit on officers, and escort holds to stop Ms. Klag from thrashing about while being walked into (the county jail),” police said in a news release.

Police said the officers and sheriff’s deputies who restrained Klag during her ordeal used minimal force.

Klag was found to have several small baggies of methamphetamine hidden on and in her body, police said.

The 4th Judicial District Attorney’s Office is investigating the incident.

Attempts to reach Klag’s family and friends on Friday were unsuccessful.

 

 

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A Subway restaurant employee in Utah was arrested over allegations that he put chemicals into a drink ordered by a police sergeant. Authorities said the drink tested positive for THC and methamphetamine.

Tanis Lloyd Ukena, 18, was arrested Monday after Layton, Utah, police obtained nrhjnrhjyryweyhjwersurveillance footage from a Subway restaurant that showed him allegedly adding chemicals into a police sergeant’s lemonade order, according to reports. Ukena was placed in the Davis County Jail for investigation of surreptitious administration of a substance, which is a second-degree felony.

The unidentified sergeant had stopped at the Subway for lunch. As he was driving away, he found that his drink “tasted funny,”according to KSL-TV, and that he was unable to brake properly at a stop light.

“While approaching an intersection that had a red light, he had difficulty getting his foot to move to the brake pedal,” according to a jail report. “(He) drove to the Layton Police Department, where he was observed to have signs of impairment. He was unable to process information and drifted off, and was unable to focus on questions being asked of him.”

He was able to drive safely to a police station, then was taken to a nearby hospital. Authorities told KSTU that the drink tested positive for methamphetamine and THC, the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis.

“The suspect was seen taking the sergeant’s order, filling his drink,” Layton Police Sgt. Clint Bobrowski said, according to KSTU. “The suspect left the sergeant`s drink on the counter and left the picture frame. In the video you can see him returning with something in his hand and then leaning over the sergeant`s drink for an unusual amount of time. The suspect then provide the sergeant with the drink.”

Ukena “denied putting anything into the drink,” the jail report says.

Bobrowski said the sergeant was in his police uniform and inside a police vehicle when he made the order. Though they believe he was targeted for being an officer, “we don’t know for sure,” Bobrowski said.

“I know that the community here in Utah is overwhelmingly supportive of law enforcement, and we’ve experienced that over the last couple of months. … I think this is a very isolated incident,” he said.

The officer has been released from the hospital and is resting at home, Bobrowski said, adding he should be able to return to work soon.

The owners of the Layton Subway referred questions to the chain restaurant’s corporate office, KSL-TV reported. Bobrowski said the Subway location had been “fully cooperative with our police department” and that the incident is “in no way … a reflection on the ownership of the restaurant.”

 

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LAYTON, Utah – A Layton Police sergeant is recovering after someone tried to poison him, officials confirmed Tuesday. 578i5835

Authorities said the sergeant stopped by the Subway restaurant on Highway 193 for lunch Monday.

When he took a sip of his drink he tasted chemicals and said he knew something was wrong.

The lawman said he came to a red light on his way back to the station and his body wouldn’t let him hit the brake.

He made it safely back to the station and was taken to the hospital.

Authorities said the man’s drink tested positive for marijuana, THC and methamphetamine.

Sgt. Clint Bobrowski said the surveillance video from Subway shows what happened.

“The suspect was seen taking the sergeant’s order, filling his drink,” Sgt. Bobrowski said. “The suspect left the sergeant’s drink on the counter and left the picture frame. In the video you can see him returning with something in his hand and then leaning over the sergeant’s drink for an unusual amount of time. The suspect then provided the sergeant with the drink.”

Officers arrested 18-year-old Tanis Lloyd Ukena after seeing him on the surveillance video.

Authorities said they believe this is an isolated incident.

Subway released the following statement:

We are shocked by these charges. Our thoughts are with the Sergeant and his family and we are hoping for a quick recovery. The restaurant owners are working closely with the police in their investigation and will take appropriate action.

As this is still an active police investigation, we cannot provide any further information and must refer further questions to the police.

-Shawn Cook, Subway Development of Utah

Layton Subway employee accused of slipping meth into police officer’s drink

 

 

BOSTON, MA — An overdose at a Theater District hotel Friday morning led police to uncover more than 100 grams of methamphetamine and arrest two men.

According to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office a 30-year-old from Everett and a Granby 23-year-old appeared Monday in Boston Municipal Court on charges of trafficking in more than 100 grams of methamphetamine. The 23-year-old was additionally arraigned on two counts of possession of a Class B substance.

Bail was set at $2,000, and the men were each ordered to submit to GPS monitoring and home confinement, and to stay away from the city of Boston, should they be released.

According to prosecutors, the two men were staying in a room at the W Hotel on Thursday night into Friday morning. Around 4:30 a.m. Friday, the Everett man allegedly overdosed on drugs and was transported to a hospital for treatment. The two were consequently evicted from their hotel room.

The Granby 23-year-old then collected their things and left, but prosecutors said hotel staff later discovered a container of crystal meth in a bag left inside a desk in the room that held a container of crystal meth. The two men returned to the hotel around the same time police were called, and officers spoke to them on the premises.

Police eventually determined the total amount of crystal meth to be 142 grams, found along with a small briefcase-style safe, a silver bowl with crystal meth residue, multiple Ziplock baggies, hypodermic needles, among other apparent drug paraphernalia.

Police arrested the two men based on these findings, additionally recovering a a suboxone strip pack and a small baggie of suspected cocaine, from the Granby man’s pockets.

The two will return to court Oct. 5.

 

 

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A Lenoir man is in hot water again after being busted twice in less than a month with a huge amount of meth in Morganton.

Garry Dean Sanders, 30, of 709 Jason Place, Lenoir, was charged with felony trafficking drugs on Saturday after officers with the Morganton Department of 57aa13aceb828_imagePublic Safety pulled over a car he was in just before 1 a.m. during a license check at the intersection of Sanford Drive and Tate Street.

A purple-colored Honda car approached officers standing by waiting to check vehicles for driver’s license and any other illegal activity, according to a press release from MDPS.

The driver, Justin Dean Ray, 24, said he did not have a license because it had been revoked. Ray was asked to pull onto Tate Street to receive a citation for driving while his license was revoked, the release said.

The two backseat passengers, Shelly Lynn Ray, 42, and Sanders were acting very strange and kept moving in the rear of the seat after several commands from officers to keep their hands visible, according to MDPS.

Officer S.J. Huffman asked Officer T. Vue to start gathering information for citations to be issued as Huffman got her K-9 partner Shrek from her patrol vehicle. Huffman walked back over to the Honda passenger car, and asked if there was anything illegal in the vehicle that they wanted to talk about, the release said.

Ray said he was unsure if there was anything illegal in the vehicle, but when Huffman asked a second time, the front seat passenger, Emily Christian McCall, 18, handed Huffman pipe used for smoking marijuana, according to the release.

Huffman conducted a sniff search and K-9 Shrek indicated a positive alert to the presence of the odor of narcotics.

Sgt. Brown got Shelley Ray and Justin Ray out of the vehicle while Huffman took McCall. Vue spoke with Sanders, who admitted he had a needle in his pocket.

Vue conducted a search of Sanders and located three small baggies of methamphetamine.  Sanders then stated that he had a pink backpack inside the vehicle but was taking it to someone else, the release said.

Sanders was placed under arrest for possession of methamphetamine and a full search of the vehicle was conducted.

Officers looked through the pink backpack and located more than 300 small zip lock bags, 861 grams of methamphetamine (which is equivalent to 1.96 pounds), digital scales and a moisture gauge, according to the release.

All of these items together show Sanders intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver methamphetamine, the release said.  Due to such a large amount of methamphetamine, NC GS 90-95(H)(3B) states anyone in possession of 400 or more grams of methamphetamine is charged with trafficking, so Sanders received a $125,000 secured bond on trafficking methamphetamine and was transported to the Burke–Catawba jail.

This is Sanders third trafficking charge within three months. On June 9, Sanders was charged with trafficking methamphetamine in Caldwell County. A month later, on July 11, Sanders was charged with trafficking methamphetamine in Burke County, as reported in a previous article in The News Herald.

A copy of the newspaper with the story on Sanders’s previous charges was found inside the vehicle, as shown on another news outlet.

The latest bust is one of the largest seizures of methamphetamine in the city of Morganton, according

 

 

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PARISH, N.Y. — The Oswego County Drug Task Force says six people were charged after a meth lab bust in Parish last week.

The Task Force says it, along with State Police, executed a search warrant at 444 c32f27cd-f2f7-46af-927a-96c2e691dbdd-large16x9_parishChapman Road in Parish at 6:50 p.m. on Aug. 3. Inside they found equipment and materials allegedly used to make methamphetamine and about three grams of “finished” methamphetamine.

As a result the following people were charged with third-degree unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine:

  • James V. McCombs, 27 years of age, of 444 Chapman Rd. Parish NY
  • Nina A. Devine, 20 years of age, of 444 Chapman Rd. Parish NY
  • Thomas E. Robinson III, 22 years of age, of 2820 Co Rt. 17 Williamstown NY
  • Krysten H. Torkildsen, 20 years of age, of 3363 Co Rt. 17 Williamstown NY
  • William H. Horning, 21 years of age, of 63 Crim Rd. Parish NY

Those five people were each arraigned and sent to the Oswego County Correctional Facility on $5,000 cash, $10,000 bond and are due back in Parish Town Court on Aug. 9 at 6 p.m.

A sixth person who lived at the home that was searched, 22-year-old Kraig McCombs, was charged with second-degree unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine based on a prior methamphetamine related conviction, according to the Task Force. He was arraigned and sent to the OCCF on $20,000 cash, $40,000 bond. He’s due back in Parish Town Court on Aug. 9 at 6 p.m. as well.

Officials say more charges may come as the investigation continues.

 

 

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VANDERBURGH CO., IN (WFIE) – Law enforcement officers execute search warrants in Evansville early Tuesday morning, to break up ring of crystal meth distribution originating in California.

The indictments were the result of a five-month investigation by the Evansville Officer of the DEA, Evansville Vanderburgh County Drug Task Force, Evansville Police Department, Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office, Warrick County Sheriff’s Office, Indiana State Police, United States Marshals Service, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, FBI, and the Vanderburgh County Prosecutor’s Office.11275911_G

From January to July, leaders of various drug trafficking organizations obtained large quantities of crystal meth, and distributed the drugs to lower-level dealers to be sold in Evansville.

During the course of the investigation, over 23 pounds of crystal meth, 10 pounds of marijuana, several thousand pills of ecstasy, 11 illegally-possessed firearms, and $10,000 were seized.11276055_G

Seventeen federally indicted in the case, and another 53 will face charges in Vanderburgh County.

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According to Assistant United States Attorney Lauren Wheatley, who is prosecuting this case for the government, most of the federal defendants face sentences of 10 years to life, if convicted.

According to unsealed federal records, Tavares Clay and Michael Lockridge were leaders and supervisors of the conspiracy to distribute and possess methamphetamine.  Clay and Lockridge would obtain large quantities of meth from their source of supply in California.  After acquiring the drugs, Clay and Lockridge would transport it to Evansville or use Jayshon Clay, Rick Davis, and Artisha Howard as couriers.  The mid-level distributors were Cederick Baker, Joshua Wilson, Kenneth Ware Jr., and Brandi Addison.  Low-level distributors in the organization were Lamario Denton.  The defendants used cell phones to facilitate the trafficking sometimes using code language, and text messages.  Various residences and properties were used by the defendants to store meth.  Among the locations used were properties located at 1912 Washington Apt B, 601 North 10th, 1812 South Elliot, and 1152 South Weinbach.

The federal indictments are:

  • Tavares Clay, 34, Las Vegas, NV
  • Michael Lockridge, 30, Evansville, IN
  • Cederick Baker, 40, Evansville, IN
  • Joshua Wilson, 24, Evansville, IN
  • Kenneth Ware Jr., 30, Evansville, IN
  • Lamario Denton, 29, Evansville, IN
  • Brandi Addison, 31, Evansville, IN
  • Jayshon Clay, 21, San Bernadino, CA
  • Rick Davis, 28, Inglewood, CA
  • Artisha Howard, 35, Los Angeles, CA
  • Terrance Walker, 40, Evansville, IN
  • Adrian Davison, 42, Evansville, IN
  • Rashad Robinson, 40, Evansville, IN
  • Joshua Jacobs, 29, Evansville, IN
  • Tanner McCoy, 36, Evansville, IN
  • James Mitchell, 36, Evansville, IN
  • Eugene Maxwell, 26, Evansville, IN

The 53 people being charged in Vanderburgh County are:

  1. Zachary Lee Addison, 33, Evansville, Conspiracy to Commit Dealing in Methamphetamine, Level 4 felony
  2. Darren Elphanso Armstead, 46, Evansville, Dealing in Methamphetamine, Level 2 felony
  3. Maria Michelle Barnhart, 34, Mount Vernon, Conspiracy to Commit Possession of Methamphetamine, Level 6 felony
  4. Kyle Edward Beal, 31, Evansville, Conspiracy to Commit Possession of Methamphetamine, Level 6 felony
  5. Katreal Ormond Benaugh, 21, Evansville, Dealing Cocaine, Level 4 felony
  6. Marcus Dewayne Beverly, 31, Evansville, Dealing in a Narcotic Drug, Level 3 felony
  7. Terry Lynn Bilder Jr., 38, Evansville, Conspiracy to Commit Possession of Methamphetamine, Level 6 felony
  8. Joe Lovell Blair, 43, Evansville, Dealing in a Narcotic Drug, Level 3 felony
  9. Tajon Duwayne Blair, 29, Evansville, Conspiracy to Commit Dealing in Methamphetamine, Level 4 felony
  10. Phillip Thomas Boyd, 32, Evansville, Conspiracy to Commit Possession of Narcotic Drug, Level 6 felony
  11. Clarence Earl Brigham, 58, Evansville, Dealing in a Narcotic Drug, Level 5 felony
  12. Angela Dawn Bristow, 38, Evansville, Conspiracy to Commit Possession of Methamphetamine, Level 6 felony
  13. Raymond Kevin Broyles, 44, Evansville, Conspiracy to Commit Possession of Methamphetamine, Level 5 felony
  14. Casondria Leann Carter, 31, Wadesville, Conspiracy to Commit Possession of Methamphetamine, Level 6 felony
  15. Lisa Lynn Clark, 40, Evansville, Conspiracy to Commit Dealing in Methamphetamine, Level 5 felony
  16. Becky Maria Edwards, 31, Mount Vernon, Conspiracy to Commit Dealing in Methamphetamine, Level 4 felony
  17. Shawn Dewitt Foster, 44, Evansville, Conspiracy to Commit Dealing in a Narcotic Drug, Level 4 felony; Conspiracy to Commit Possession of a Narcotic Drug, Level 5 felony
  18. Desmontz Letrey Fullilove, 23, Evansville, Dealing in Cocaine, Level 4 felony
  19. Samantha Jo Gilkey, 39, Evansville, Conspiracy to Commit Dealing in Methamphetamine, Level 2 felony; Conspiracy to Commit Possession of a Narcotic Drug, Level 6 felony
  20. Elarkian Fitzgerald Hardison, 28, Evansville, Conspiracy to Commit Dealing in a Narcotic Drug, Level 5 felony
  21. Thomas Gary Haskins, 60, Evansville, Dealing in a Narcotic Drug, Level 3 felony
  22. Nicholas Patrick Heard, 36, Evansville, Conspiracy to Commit Possession of Narcotic Drug, Level 6 felony
  23. Antwan Kentrell Henry, 42, Evansville, Conspiracy to Commit Dealing in a Narcotic Drug, Level 5 felony
  24. Noel Newton Henry, 40, Evansville, Conspiracy to Commit Dealing in a Narcotic Drug, Level 4 felony
  25. Kandace Jean Hooper, 41, Evansville, Conspiracy to Commit Dealing in Methamphetamine, Level 2 felony; Conspiracy to Commit Dealing in a Narcotic Drug, Level 2 felony
  26. Michael Wayne Houchin, 31, Evansville, Conspiracy to Commit Possession of Methamphetamine, Level 6 felony
  27. Jamie O’Neil Jones, 24, Evansville, Aiding, Inducing or Causing Dealing in Methamphetamine, Level 3 felony; Dealing in Methamphetamine, Level 4 felony
  28. Quentin Montrel Jones, 25, Evansville, Dealing in Methamphetamine, Level 2 felony
  29. Justin Charles Kempf, 30, Evansville, Conspiracy to Commit Dealing in Methamphetamine, Level 5 felony
  30. Melissa Ray Kirk, 24, Evansville, Conspiracy to Commit Dealing in Methamphetamine, Level 2 felony
  31. Melony Jo Klingelhoefer, 51, Evansville, Dealing in Methamphetamine, Level 4 felony
  32. Cieairra Monique Lipscombe, 22, Evansville, Aiding, Inducing or Causing Dealing in Methamphetamine, Level 2 felony
  33. Nicholas Joseph Mattingly, 35, Evansville, Conspiracy to Commit Dealing in Methamphetamine, Level 5 felony
  34. Eugene Berry Maxwell, 26, Evansville, Dealing in Cocaine, Level 3 felony
  35. James Latroy Mitchell, 36, Evansville, Dealing in a Narcotic Drug, Level 3 felony; Dealing in Cocaine, Level 5 felony
  36. Brandon Demar Nutt, 33, Newburgh, Dealing in Methamphetamine, Level 2 felony
  37. Heather Dawn Orange, 35, Richland, Conspiracy to Commit Possession of Methamphetamine, Level 6 felony
  38. Eric Edward Rickard, 36, Evansville, Conspiracy to Commit Dealing in Methamphetamine, Level 2 felony
  39. Randy Alan Shaffer, 29, Chandler, Conspiracy to Commit Dealing in Methamphetamine, Level 2 felony
  40. Marcus Treyan Sherman, 25, Evansville, Dealing in Methamphetamine, Level 3 felony
  41. Sandy Louis Stone, 49, Evansville, Conspiracy to Commit Dealing in Methamphetamine, Level 2 felony
  42. Kevin Wayne Storey Sr., 48, Evansville, Conspiracy to Commit Possession of Methamphetamine, Level 5 felony
  43. Bret Alan Swiertz, 48, Evansville, Conspiracy to Commit Dealing in Methamphetamine, Level 4 felony
  44. Archie Dale Turner, 51, Henderson, Kentucky, Conspiracy to Commit Dealing in a Narcotic Drug, Level 5 felony; Conspiracy to Commit Dealing in Methamphetamine, Level 5 felony
  45. Vincent Edward Vandyke, 51, Newburgh, Conspiracy to Commit Dealing in Methamphetamine, Level 2 felony
  46. Brittney Nicole Whitledge, 25, Evansville, Conspiracy to Commit Dealing in a Narcotic Drug, Level 5 felony
  47. Terri Latrease Jackson, 31, Evansville, Aiding, Inducing or Causing Dealing in Methamphetamine, Level 2 felony
  48. Marcus Fox, 38, Memphis, Tennessee, Dealing in Methamphetamine, Level 2 felony
  49. Jessica M. Fox, 27, Memphis, Tennessee, Dealing in Methamphetamine, Level 2 felony
  50. Hector Villeda Rugama, 20, Compton, California, Dealing in Methamphetamine, Level 2 felony
  51. Monay Steverson, 25, Evansville, Dealing in Methamphetamine, Level 2 felony
  52. Miles Ramirez, 27, Henderson, Kentucky, Dealing in Methamphetamine (in Henderson County)
  53. Timothy Hawes Jr., 42, Evansville, Possession of Methamphetamine, Level 6 felony

 

http://www.fox19.com/story/32723489/meth-take-down-authorities-dismantle-key-groups-of-meth-pipeline-into-Evansville

 

MORGANTON, N.C. — A police dog is getting credit for one of the biggest meth busts ever in Morganton.

Officers said K9 officer “Shrek” uncovered 300 Ziploc bags inside a book bag MORGANTON%20METH%20BUST_20160809113752329_5627905_ver1_0_640_360during a checkpoint Saturday night.

Authorities told Channel 9 that the bags held nearly two pounds of meth in them.

Officers arrested and charged the passenger in the car, Gary Sanders.

 

 

http://www.wsoctv.com/news/local/k9-officer-shrek-sniffs-out-300-bags-of-meth-in-morganton/419928836

 

KINGMAN – The Kingman Police Department arrested Kevin Rosales, 20 of Dumas, Texas, on Saturday at 9:50 p.m. on felony charges of possession of dangerous drugs, possession of dangerous drugs for sale and transportation of Meth_bust__RBK_t715dangerous drugs for sale.

Rosales was the driver of a maroon-colored 2008 Honda Ridgeline that was stopped in the 700 block of W. Beale St. for a traffic offense. During the stop the officer and a KPD narcotic K-9 allegedly located approximately 12 pounds of methamphetamine in a hidden compartment in the vehicle.

Rosales was arrested and the vehicle and drugs were seized.

Rosales, who denied knowledge of the methamphetamine, was booked into the Mohave County Adult Detention.

 

 

 

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North Korean workers are being given a methamphetamine-based drug in the hope it will speed up a major construction project, according to reports.

Project managers in the city’s capital of Pyongyang are said to be under so muchDawn_breaks_over_Pyongyang_North_Korea_as_buildings_poke_through_the_midst_and_the_Juch-large_trans++jQ4k6DEh0vjj_xEKkcO5JBnDecY0BxZ5n382O2KMWYo pressure to finish the job on time that they have resorted to openly providing builders with the drug.

Nicknamed “ice,” it is a form of the powerful stimulant methamphetamine, which is also known as crystal meth.

When snorted or inhaled, crystal meth gives users a sense of euphoria, increased energy levels and a suppressed appetite. The effects can last up to 12 hours.

Hundreds of thousands of North Korean citizens have been roped in to finish the project, which consists of a 70-floor skyscraper and more than 60 apartment blocks.

It was approved earlier this year by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in defiance of tough sanctions placed on the hermit state over its nuclear weapons tests.

“Project managers are now openly providing drugs to construction workers so that they will work faster,” a construction source in Pyongyang told Radio Free Asia.

“[They] are undergoing terrible sufferings in their work.”

Human rights workers in Asia said the working conditions amounted to slave labor and urged the UN to take further action against Kim Jong-un.

Phil Robertson, Asia director for Human Rights Watch, said: “It’s going to be hard to verify that this is happening, but if it is confirmed then we utterly condemned it.

“The real issue here is slave labor, and our immediate reaction to this was that if they want faster workers why not actually pay them, instead of resorting to giving them drugs?

“The North Korean government wants to finish these buildings to somehow prove that they are a developed country. But this kind of forced labour has been unilaterally condemned by the international community.”

Mr Robertson added: “It is a throwback to the Second World War when governments regularly resorted to forcing labour of their citizens.”

North Korea has been producing methamphetamine to increase its funds since the 1970s.

It was  was initially sold as a medicine, but quickly became a hugely popular drug.

It is produced in state-run facilities by underpaid chemists and sold both domestically and internationally.

As the production and sale of opium declined in the early 2000s, methamphetamine became even more widespread.

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/08/10/north-korea-feeding-workers-crystal-meth-to-speed-up-skyscraper/

 

Myanmar has seen a surge in the smuggling of cold remedies containing pseudoephedrine from India with is fueling the country’s methamphetamine epidemic.

People in Kachin state in Myanmar use ya-ba… the street name for methamphetamine. Already the world’s second-largest producer of opium and wrgwgrggrqgits derivative heroin- Myanmar is now facing a meth epidemic. Drug authorities say part of the problem is this… the country’s porous 80 mile border with India where cold-remedies containing pseudoephedrine have been flooding in.

Pseudoephedrine is a key ingredient of meth. It’s also an over the counter decongestant readily available in India’s ill-regulated pharmaceuticals sector. Sometimes hidden in rice sacks or packed into luggage carried by bus passengers, Burmese authorities have seen a cold-remedy smuggling surge over the past five years.

Indian narcotic officials say the smuggling has dropped. Officials from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime say both countries need to step up intelligence sharing.

“There’s a lot of activity here indicating many types of smuggling are taking place, many types of trafficking, so it’s definitely a border where cooperation needs to take place, where there needs to be concerted effort put to kind of dampen that transnational organised crime.”

Along the highway near the Indian border, men fix one of the many bridges that link the countries. Indian and Burmese authorities hope upgrading the roads will improve trade, but experts fear it will also encourage drug trafficking and especially the smuggling of cold remedies containing pseudoephedrine.

 

http://www.reuters.com/video/2016/08/09/unregulated-border-drives-meth-epidemic?videoId=369520829

 

PHOENIX – ABC15 is learning more information about the tragic death of a 22-month-old girl in Phoenix.

Phoenix police report that on April 13, Natalie Renee Russell, 30, left a 120-knxv%20Natalie%20Renne%20Russell_1470161706227_43566307_ver1_0_640_480milligram bottle of liquid methadone within reach of her children. They say that her young daughter, Adalynn, was found by her mother unresponsive and not breathing. The bottle of methadone was nearby and empty.

Police report that instead of seeking medical attention, Russell did internet searches for information about methadone. A witness reportedly told police that Russell told them she was going to give her daughter some methamphetamine to counter the effects of the methadone.

This witness says they saw Russell give Adalynn the methamphetamine. The girl was pronounced dead the next day by the Phoenix Fire Department.

The Maricopa County Medical Examiner’s Office says the autopsy showed that the child was found to have “toxic levels of methadone and methamphetamine in her body.”

ABC15 has now learned the Arizona Department of Child Safety had six cases involving the Russell family.

DCS received the following reports:

On March 2, 2007, a report was received alleging neglect to one of Adalynn’s older siblings by their mother, Natalie Russell. The allegation was unsubstantiated. The family participated in in-home services and the case was closed.

On July 7, 2011, a report was received alleging neglect to one of Adalynn’s older siblings by their mother, Natalie Russell. The allegation was unsubstantiated. The Department offered services to the family and the case was closed.

On December 3, 2014, a report was received alleging neglect to Adalynn and one of her older siblings by their mother, Natalie Russell and each of their fathers. The children were removed from the home and the Department filed a dependency petition with the Maricopa County Juvenile Court. The allegations were substantiated. The Department was providing services to the family when the following three subsequent reports were received.

On January 7, 2015, a report was received alleging neglect to Adalynn and a sibling by their mother, Natalie Russell, Adalynn’s father and the kinship placement provider. The allegations were unsubstantiated and the Department continued providing services to the family.

On August 8, 2015, a report was received alleging neglect to a sibling by the mother, Natalie Russell and the father. The allegations were substantiated as to the father and unsubstantiated as to mother, Natalie Russell. The Department continued providing services to the family.

On February 4, 2016, a report was received alleging neglect to Adalynn by her mother, Natalie Russell. The allegation was unsubstantiated and the case was closed.

The child was found dead on April 14, 2016.

The preliminary DCS report indicates the fatality was the result of abuse or neglect on July 26, 2016, the day Natalie Russell was arrested.

 

 

 

http://www.abc15.com/news/region-phoenix-metro/central-phoenix/natalie-russell-update-dcs-investigated-phoenix-mom-six-times-before-murder

 

Mother, Natalie Renee Russell, 30, of Phoenix, accused of killing her 22-month-old daughter by giving her Methamphetamine to counteract methadone

Edmonson County law enforcement arrested a Grayson County teenager Saturday after receiving a call about a pickup truck dragging a dog with a rope while on the road.

Calvin Dennis, 19, of Leitchfield, was arrested and charged with torture of a dog or cat with serious physical injury or death, first-degree possession of a controlled calvin-dennissubstance (methamphetamine), operating a motor vehicle while under the influence and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to Hart County Jail online records.

Dennis is jailed under a $5,000 cash bond.

According to reports published online for The Edmonson Voice, the Edmonson County Sheriff’s Office was informed about a 1999 Ford F-250 pickup truck dragging the dog while traveling through Oakland, where an off-duty Bowling Green Police Department officer attempted unsuccessfully to stop the vehicle. No one from the sheriff’s office was available for comment Monday morning.

An officer from the Smiths Grove Police Department joined the search for the vehicle, and law enforcement stopped Dennis at the Chalybeate Fire Department.

Reports said Dennis claimed the dog, which died, was in the truck bed and had fallen out, with the leash getting wrapped around the axle, but law enforcement found the rope had been tied to the hitch of the truck.

Authorities reportedly found suspected methamphetamine in the truck.

 

 

http://www.bgdailynews.com/news/for_the_record/man-charged-with-animal-torture-after-dog-dragged-to-death/article_c879f495-5f12-57b6-bf88-5e7723b6b069.html

 

Edmonson County Sheriff’s Deputy Jordan Jones was unsure of what he might find when he received a call of a 1999 Ford F250 pickup truck traveling on the highway that was dragging a dog with a rope. He said what he found was “sickening.”

Jones said the call came in from an off-duty Bowling Green Police officer that got behind the Ford truck in Oakland who attempted to stop it. The off-duty officer said that because he was not in a police vehicle, he couldn’t get the driver to pull over, the truck sped away and the officer lost sight.

The officer was able to contact a Smiths Grove Police officer who then joined the search for the vehicle and the officers said they were able to locate the pickup truck by following the trail of blood coming from the dragged dog.

The officers were able to stop the man, Calvin Dennis (19) of Leitchfield, at the Chalybeate Fire Department where Deputy Jones met them.

Deputy Jones reported the man first said that the dog was in the bed of the truck and must have fallen out, with the leash getting wrapped around the axle without the man knowing, but Jones said the dog’s rope was tied to the hitch of the truck and soon Dennis changed his story.

According to the deputy, Dennis said he had gotten into an altercation with another male and admitted to taking a pain pill. Dennis said he was angry and took off in the truck, apparently forgetting he had tied his dog to the hitch earlier in the day.

Photos of the deceased German Shepherd/Boxer mix were far too graphic to publish.

Jones said after administering field sobriety tests, it was determined that Dennis was under the influence of more than just a pain pill. Suspected meth was found in the driver’s side door of the truck along with what appeared to be a piece of a glass pipe used to snort the drug.

Jones said Dennis then admitted to snorting meth earlier.

Calvin Dennis was charged with:

  • Operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, first offense
  • Possession of controlled substance, first degree (meth)
  • Drug Paraphernalia Buy-Possess
  • Torture Dog/Cat with serial physical injury or death

Deputy Jones has led the effort to add a K9 unit to the Edmonson County Sheriff’s Office and will be the handler of the K9 when the purchase is made. Various community campaigns are currently in the works to add “Tango,” a 15 month-old German Shepherd to the office.

“This was a sickening case to work,” Deputy Jones said. “It was simply a horrible thing to see. This is just one awful thing that can happen when someone decides to drive under the influence. This defenseless animal had to suffer a great deal for absolutely no reason.”

Dennis was transported to the Hart County Jail.

http://www.edmonsonvoice.com/-news/leitchfield-teen-charged-with-animal-cruelty-for-dragging-dog-to-death-behind-truck-also-faces-meth-charges

WASHBURN, Maine — A husband and wife have been arrested in connection with an alleged methamphetamine operation in Aroostook County, according to the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency.

Darin Cunningham, 36, and his wife, Kaylie, 31, both of Washburn, are facing a

Two have been arrested in connection with a methamphetamine operation in Washburn.

Two have been arrested in connection with a methamphetamine operation in Washburn.

charge of aggravated operation of a methamphetamine lab, MDEA Commander Peter Arno said.

The alleged meth manufacturing operation was dismantled Thursday, according to Arno.

Members of the MDEA’s Aroostook Task Force and Washburn police have been investigating the alleged manufacturing and sale of the drug in town over the last several weeks.

Arno said the investigation included several undercover purchases from the duo out of their Main Street residence.

A search warrant executed Thursday turned up what Arno called a significant amount of evidence consistent with meth manufacturing. Just before the execution of the warrant, Darin Cunningham was spotted by drug agents driving along the South Wade Road.

As authorities tried to stop him, he was observed tossing what was determined to be meth-making material out the window, Arno said. Cunningham was taken into custody while his wife was arrested at home.

The charge was aggravated because of the residence being fewer than 1,000 feet from a school zone. Both were taken to the Aroostook County Jail, where bail was set at $10,000 cash or $100,000 surety. A referral also was made to Department of Health and Human Services because of a child, whose age was not disclosed, living at the residence. The child was not home at the time of the search warrant.

More charges are possible, as the case remains under investigation.

 

 

https://bangordailynews.com/2016/08/08/news/aroostook/washburn-couple-face-aggravated-methamphetamine-charge/

 

Washington City police arrested a trio of suspects early Monday after one of them allegedly called into a gas station and scared a clerk into believing they were planning a robbery.636062710100799148-Kaila-Loop

The suspects, Jerry Michael Davies, 42, Raymond Wilson, 34, and Kaila M. Loop, 27, were each charged with attempted robbery, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Loop and Davies are listed as residents of Las Vegas, and Wilson is listed as a resident of Grand Junction, Colorado, were all booked into the Purgatory Correctional Facility after officers pulled them over inside a vehicle and allegedly found drugs and a methamphetamine pipe.

Officers also found a cell phone hidden under a seat and a detached battery — apparently a cell phone that had been used to call in to the Harts Food & Gas store on Green Springs Drive — said Ed Kantor, public information officer with the WCPD.

 

 

http://www.thespectrum.com/story/news/2016/08/08/police-three-arrested-after-phoning-ahead-robbery/88402040/

 

RICHMOND COUNTY, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) — A woman has been arrested accused of trafficking methamphetamine.mugmccladdiekishabackground

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division said they arrested Kisha McCladdie at the Augusta Manor apartments on Aug. 6 on charges including trafficking methamphetamine.

The arrest stemmed from an ongoing methamphetamine investigation.

Approximately seven pounds of crystal meth, valuing one hundred fifty thousand dollars, was seized, according to the Richmond County Sheriff’s Department.

The Sheriff’s Office expects more arrests to follow as this investigation continues.

 

 

http://www.wrdw.com/content/news/Woman-arrested-accused-of-trafficking-methamphetamine-389523361.html

 

A woman found panhandling in the Wal-Mart parking lot was charged Saturday by Greeneville police with possession of Schedule II drugs and tampering with evidence.

A records check also showed that Melissa E. King, 35, of 259 Britton Ave., had an active arrest warrant for failure to appear, Officer Dustin Winter said in a report.

Officers found “a pregnant woman panhandling at the edge of the parking lot at Wal-Mart” and a warrants check was done, the report said.

Before taking King to the Greene County Detention Center, the patrol car back seat was checked. After arrival at the jail, the seat was checked again and two small plastic bags containing nearly one gram of suspected methamphetamine was found, the report said.

King was held on no bond pending a first appearance today in General Sessions Court.

 

 

 

http://www.greenevillesun.com/news/local_news/pregnant-woman-arrested-on-meth-charges-more/article_4bf6b718-0d82-5d39-93e5-618a19f0fbce.html

 

AMHERST, N.Y. (WKBW) – Multiple different agencies are investigating an apparent meth lab was discovered underground near the Walmart on Sheridan Drive at Bailey Avenue.

Key points:

  • Police believe the suspects were entering the underground area through an open culvert that is on the side of the Walmart.
  • Police say there is no way to determine when the lab was used, and there are currently no suspects

Crews responded to the site just before 3 pm Monday afternoon after an Amherst Police officer on a routine patrol investigated a culvert on Sheridan Drive.

Amherst Police Captain Scott Chamberlain said officers regularly “look into areas where people could be up to no good.”y-yi5yiw4]yw]

Members of the New York State Police Contaminated Crime Scene Evidence Recovery Team (CCERT) were called to the scene. This group deals specifically with dangerous chemical situations, most commonly meth labs. They conducted a hazmat search of the apparent lab.

7 Eyewitness News was on scene as those hazmat crews pulled out a can of spray paint, various chemicals and what authorities suspect is actual methamphetamine.

Chamberlain said there is no way for authorities to tell how often the lab was used, or when it was last used.

There is not any danger to the local air quality or water supply. Police say based on the evidence found, there was no reason to evacuate the Walmart or the parking lot.

“How could that possibly be? I am absolutely shocked,” said one Walmart shopper.

“Who would think there would be a meth lab in a Walmart parking lot,” said another shocked customer. “It’s crazy, just crazy.”

Police believe the suspects were entering the underground area through an open culvert that is on the side of the Walmart. The culvert is high, and is easily walkable.

Right now there are no suspects, but authorities say they are going to take a look at Walmart’s surveillance video for suspicious activity.

Amherst Police say they plan to work with the appropriate authorities to make sure the culvert is no longer accessible to the public.

 

 

http://www.wkbw.com/news/heavy-police-presence-near-amherst-walmart