EAST DAILEY – Information from a local child led the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office to a methamphetamine lab in East Dailey Friday, police said.

“Deputies were granted a search warrant from the Randolph County Magistrate Court after a CPS (Child Protective Services) worker and a deputy interviewed the child,” Randolph County Sheriff Mark Brady said.

After obtaining the warrant, deputies located the home in East Daily and found a meth lab in a utility room, along with precursors to manufacture the drugs.

Brady said Holly Lunn Galenis, 34, and William M. Lobb Jr., 33, were both arrested and charged with operating a clandestine drug laboratory.

Brady said precursors for manufacturing methamphetamine found inside the home included batteries, tobacco pipe cutters, iodized salt, home/camp fuel, fast dry thinner, drain opener, ice packs, lye, mason jars, bottles and glass tubes.

“Deputies also recovered hand-written instructions on how to produce meth,” he said. “A search through pharmacies showed the couple bought suphedrine on two occasions in 2014.”

Brady said two children under the age of 15 in the home were taken into CPS care. He said dogs were also removed by the Randolph County dog warden.

Deputies were assisted on scene by an Elkins Police Department Cpl. Brandon Tice, who is trained to deconstruct meth labs.

“The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office will continue to seek out individuals who endanger children and our communities by distributing drugs,” Brady told The Inter-Mountain. “We will continue to investigate any and all information given to us by the public.”

 

 

 

 

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The Internet is the meet-up place for people who mix sex with methamphetamine either because they are trying to score the drug or chase a thrill that’s long gone.

The personal ads on Craigs-list Nashville use code words such as “parTy” to introduce people to meth through sex. The capital T in the middle of the word is a tipoff that someone is looking for a casual encounter while using “tina,” one of the many urban slang terms for meth.  Another is “pnp,” which stands for “party and play.”

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The come-ons begin with an offer of a line or a toke. The burnouts are inevitable.

While methamphetamine may seem like an aphrodisiac at first, causing people to lower their inhibitions, it eventually shuts down the pleasure sensors in the brain. By the time burnout occurs, a meth user may have contracted a sexually transmitted disease. The drug increases the likelihood of infections, according to multiple medical studies.

Women who used meth were 48 percent more likely to have tested positive for gonorrhea and chlamydia than those who did not, according to one study published last year in a journal called Sexually Transmitted Diseases. It analyzed data on patients who visited clinics in Los Angeles County over a two-year period.

The links between use of the drug and HIV as well as syphilis have been well documented in males, especially men who have sex with men.

While most of these studies focused on urban areas, people living in rural areas also are putting themselves at risk.

That’s the conclusion of “Risky Sex in Rural America,” a study published last year in the American Journal on Addictions. It followed 710 stimulant users in rural areas of Arkansas, Ohio and Kentucky over a three-year period. The researchers got users to answer questions by paying them $50 for completing two- to three-hour survey sessions and $10 for travel expenses.

The study determined that meth users were almost 40 percent more likely to engage in sex than if they had not used the drug.

“Rates of inconsistent condom use were alarmingly high in this study sample, and the majority of current or former stimulant users continued to use condoms inconsistently over the study period,” the article concluded.

Pleasure and anxiety

Brock Searcy, a licensed professional counselor in Nashville, said the drug spurs the release of dopamine, a pleasure chemical, and norepinephrine , an anxiety chemical, into the central nervous system.

“A little bit of anxiety can be a good thing,” he said. “It’s like the butterflies when you first meet somebody. You even need a certain amount of norepinephrine to have an orgasm.”

Cocaine and other stimulants cause similar responses, but meth lasts longer and greatly impairs judgment.

“I have definitely worked with people who have done some things on meth that they regretted,” Searcy said.

Over time, the drug inhibits the brain’s ability to produce pleasure chemicals.

“You get to the kind of situation where you are burning out pleasure neurons possibly,” he said.

“There have been situations with depression and increased anxiety. Depression will completely kill your libido.”

Slang for meth

batu, bikers’ coffee, black beauties, chalk, chicken feed, crank, dope, go-fast, go-go, crystal, glass, hirpon, ice, methlies quick, poor man’s cocaine, shabu, shards, stove top, tina, trash, tweak, uppers, ventana, vidrio, yaba and yellow baron

 

 

 

 

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Railway police have arrested 11 suspects and confiscated 7.7 kilograms of methamphetamine from a criminal ring that has been running drugs from Guangdong Province to Shanghai and neighboring provinces, local media reported Saturday.

The majority of the suspects are Shanghai natives, which police said is unusual because much of the local drug business is run by people from other parts of China, the China News Service reported.

Police also confiscated 445,000 yuan ($72,400) in cash and 260 capsules of a stimulant called magu, which is a combination of methamphetamine and caffeine.

The ring sourced the methamphetamine from Guangdong Province and sold it in Shanghai and surrounding areas at prices up to seven times what they paid for it.

Police began investigating the ring when they arrested a man surnamed Fu, 59, from Baoshan district, on November 4 at a railway station in Changzhou, Jiangsu Province, the report said. A patrol officer stopped Fu to check his identification and found he had a history of drug use.

The officer searched Fu and found 27 packages of a suspicious white substance in his bag and pockets. The substance turned out to be 198 grams of methamphetamine. Fu said he bought the drug from another dealer, according to the report.

While investigating Fu, police discovered an inter-provincial drug trafficking network. The ring transported the drugs on long-distance buses from Guangdong to Shanghai, where they would be distributed to different levels of middlemen and drug dealers, the report said.

The ring bought the methamphetamine for 80 yuan per gram and sold it for 500 yuan to 550 yuan per gram in Shanghai and Jiangsu Province.

One suspect, surnamed Wu, a Guangdong native who was responsible for transporting the drugs, rented an apartment in Huangpu district to serve as a warehouse, the report said. To protect himself from police, Wu used a counterfeit passport to sign the lease and didn’t use the apartment as a residence.

Police arrested Wu on December 12. They found a pistol, six bullets and a large amount of methamphetamine in the rented apartment. They also arrested two Shanghai natives, surnamed Shi and Yang, who distributed the drugs to dealers in Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces. When they searched Shi and Yang’s apartments, police found drugs stashed all over, including under the mattresses, in the refrigerators and inside the bedside tables.

The two men met in prison 19 years ago while Shi was serving time for drug trafficking and Yang was in for robbery.

 

 

 

 

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Hong Kong (HKSAR) – Hong Kong Customs yesterday (March 2) seized 26 kilograms of methamphetamine in an anti-narcotics operation in Tin Shui Wai. The market value of the drug was about $11 million. A male suspect was arrested.

Customs officers yesterday afternoon intercepted a man in Tin Shui Wai and found 26kg of methamphetamine in 26 packets placed inside a recycle bag and a backpack.

The arrestee, aged 28 and claiming to be unemployed, was charged with one count of trafficking in a dangerous drug and will appear at the Tuen Mun Magistrates’ Courts tomorrow (March 4).

Under the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance, drug trafficking is a serious offence.

The maximum penalty is life imprisonment and a fine of $5 million.

 

 

 

 

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A  plague is sweeping Tennessee.

They call it crank, ice, tweak, Okie coke, shards or tina.

Its common name: meth.

This drug has become a menace here, one that has eluded easy remedy despite success in other states in regulating its key ingredient: the over-the-counter decongestant pseudoephedrine.

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It touches — directly or indirectly — every person in this state.

Tennessee is the buckle of the Meth Belt, which stretches roughly from Oklahoma to South Carolina. For the better part of the past decade, Tennessee has been in the top three methamphetamine states in the nation, along with Missouri and Indiana.

It is a story told daily in the the vacant stares of the longtime addicts, in the odd tics they pick up as the disease ravages their brains, in the scars and skin grafts that illustrate how dangerous it is to make the drug — and the burnt-out homes that remind just how dangerous it is to live near.

It is told in dollars and cents and statistics, whether it is the $1.6 billion  Tennesseans pay every year to fight and clean up the meth epidemic or the 722 children placed into state custody in 2010 and 2011 all because of meth. It is told in the shrugs of neighbors who have grown accustomed to living near the toxic waste dumps left behind by meth labs.

It is told in broken promises, broken families and broken lives.

This is Tennessee’s story.

 

 

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EDMOND, Oklahoma - An Edmond postal worker is arrested, accused of trafficking drugs for friends through the mail.

Police searched his home Friday morning, and found marijuana, meth and more than $2,000 inside. According to Edmond police, this all came to light after postal inspectors noticed suspicious activity.

News 9′s Evan Anderson actually sat down with the suspect, Art Ladd, and his wife last August. That’s when their son was shot and killed in a northwest OKC motel.

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“It’s hard to forget, but you have to forgive,” said Art Ladd, during a News 9 interview Aug. 16, 2013.

Ladd’s son, Blayke Ladd, was an Edmond Memorial Basketball standout. He was gunned down in a Lincoln Blvd. motel. Ladd and his wife Donna told us their faith is what has given them the strength to forgive their son’s killer.

“Am I angry, yes,” said Ladd. “Will I get over it? I believe so with God’s help.”

Now, allegations of drug trafficking through the US Postal Service come as a shock to many who knew Ladd. He was a letter carrier out of the MLK postal station in Oklahoma City.

“We had information that he had drugs inside the home,” said Edmond PD spokesperson, Jenny Monroe.

Edmond PD narcotics teams conducted an investigation into the drug allegations after postal inspectors asked for their help. According to them, enough evidence was found to get a warrant to search his home.

“They had suspected that he was package profiling, which would mean putting together the pieces of packages,” said Monroe.

Investigators say Ladd actually admitted to intercepting packages for friends who were selling drugs. He also admitted that he brought some of those drugs to his Edmond home.

“We did find marijuana in a back bedroom, and meth, and some paraphernalia and stuff,” said Monroe.

A little over 25 grams of meth was found and nearly three pounds of marijuana. $2,811 in cash was also found under a bedroom mattress.

The Edmond Police Department has been involved in the investigation since early January. Ladd was booked into the Oklahoma County jail Friday evening.

 

 

 

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The Oneida County Sheriff’s Office and the Bear River Drug Task Force arrested two individuals after serving a search warrant at a residence in Malad on Thursday morning, Feb. 27.

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Lance Pendergrass and Karen England, also known as Karen Baty, were both charged with possession of a controlled substance after methamphetamines were found in the home. Both Pendergrass and England resided in the home, located at at 471 North 100 West.

Because the narcotics were discovered within reach of a young boy when the warrant was served, England was also charged with felony injury to a child.

Pendergrass and England were transported and held at the Bannock County Jail.

 

 

 

 

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