Dubai: A nurse has been jailed for life for possessing a tiny quantity of methamphetamine that was discovered in her underwear, which she intended to sell.

Officers seized the 0.53g of methamphetamine in the 34-year-old Filipina nurse’s, J.T., underwear during a sting operation. Her 33-year-old countryman employee, R.J., was also caught in possession of 0.46g of the same banned substance.

The Dubai Court of First Instance jailed J.T. and R.J. for life and fined each of them Dh100,000 for possessing methamphetamine for trading purposes.

The nurse and the employee denied possessing tiny quantities of methamphetamine for trading purposes.

J.T. had denied consuming methamphetamine and amphetamine.

“I did not posses any substance for trading purposes. I did not consume any banned material,” J.T. said in court.

R.J. entered a not guilty plea in court

The couple will be deported after serving their jail terms.

R.J. was cited admitting to prosecutors that he bought the methamphetamine from J.T.

Meanwhile, the nurse was quoted confessing to prosecutors that she got the methamphetamine from a person called Louis and then sold it to R.J. for Dh4,500.

A drug enforcement officer testified that an informant told them that R.J. was in possession of a mind-altering substance that he intended to sell for Dh2,500.

Sting operation

“We arranged with the informant to set an appointment with the defendant and we provided him with money to purchase the methamphetamine. We photocopied the money to use as evidence against the suspect in court. The informant met the defendant in front of a mall in Al Muraqqabat. Once the informant sealed the deal with R.J., police raided the location and arrested the Filipino employee as part of the sting operation. The police money was seized in his right hand. Upon confrontation, he immediately admitted that he sold the banned substance to the informant,” said the officer.

A policewoman testified that she arrested J.T. in Ajman in a sting operation.

“When I searched her, I found two plastic pouches that contained methamphetamine hidden in her underwear,” the policewoman told prosecutors.

The accused have appealed the ruling and are scheduled to appear before the Appeal Court later this month.





In 2012, the National Survey on Drug Use and Health reported that more than 12 million people in the United States have tried methamphetamine at least once.

Even that single exposure to the drug can be incredibly addictive because of the intense feelings of well-being it produces short-term; however, the drug has other consequences including impaired decision making, decreased need for sleep, hallucinations, and increased anxiety, aggression and violent behavior.

Not only does methamphetamine alter brain and behavior, but it also can significantly increase heart rate, blood pressure and body temperature. These systemic effects of the drug contribute to the significant increase in emergency room visits resulting from drug exposure. In fact, the number of emergency room visits as a result of methamphetamine exposure has increased to more than 100,000 per year, as reported by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

In addition to the dangerous short-term effects, methamphetamine is especially harmful because it causes long-term damage to the brain and, in particular, to the cells in the brain that produce dopamine and serotonin. These neurotransmitters are important for feelings of reward, pleasure, control of mood and emotions, as well as memory. Damage to regions of the brain where these neurotransmitters are localized has been seen to last for up to two years in those addicted to the drug and can have a significant impact on their lives.

Working in the laboratory of Dr. Bryan Yamamoto in the Department of Neurosciences at The University of Toledo Medical Center, I worked to understand how methamphetamine causes this long-term brain damage with the goal of preventing it and helping the recovery of those exposed and addicted to the drug. The research team also looked beyond what the drug is doing in the brain to examine its effects on other organs of the body to better understand why it is so damaging.

One of the organs affected by methamphetamine is the liver, which is one of the most important organs in the body because it performs many diverse tasks including removing hazardous substances from the blood, helping the body store energy and nutrients from the food we eat, and making many of the proteins that our bodies need to function normally. Laboratory rodents exposed to methamphetamine showed damage to the liver, which prompted additional research to see if that liver damage also could contribute to the damage the drug was causing in the brain.

Liver damage from other causes, such as hepatitis or alcohol exposure, is well known to contribute to brain dysfunction. One way that liver dysfunction can contribute to brain damage is through the actions of ammonia, which is a byproduct of protein metabolism and is normally processed by a healthy liver and removed from the body. When ammonia is not excreted, its levels increase in the body and can damage the brain. Results of our research demonstrate that methamphetamine does indeed increase the levels of ammonia in the blood and brain.

Having confirmed that methamphetamine exposure causes liver damage and increases ammonia in the blood and brain, research continued to examine whether these increases in ammonia were actually contributing to the long-term brain damage produced by the drug. To do this, methamphetamine-induced increases in ammonia were prevented with the drug lactulose. When the increases in ammonia were blocked, the brain damage produced by methamphetamine was prevented.

These research results showed that the liver damage and increases in ammonia produced by methamphetamine play a significant role in the long-term brain damage produced by the drug. These findings are significant because they demonstrate that brain damage produced by methamphetamine might not only be due to its direct action on the brain, but also could cause damage by first acting on other organs. Methamphetamine-induced or pre-existing liver damage and increases in ammonia could represent new targets for the treatment of the long-term brain injury produced by the drug.

Laura Halpin is a medical student in her fourth year at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences and recently earned her PhD in the college’s Biomedical Science Program. For more information, email or go to​med/​grad/​biomedical.

A joint operation between the Australian Federal Police (AFP), Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS), Australian Crime Commission (ACC) and Victoria Police began on July 25.

ACBPS officers intercepted and x-rayed a consignment of 70 boxes of porcelain toilets from China at the Melbourne Container Examination Facility.

Two of the boxes did not in fact contain any toilets.image_mini

Instead they concealed a total of 17 packages of a crystalline substance, later discovered through testing to be methamphetamine, a spokesperson from Customs told Lloyd’s List Australia.

Each package weighed approximately 3kg.
The Joint Organised Crime Taskforce (JOCTF) then took over the investigation.

It was alleged in court that boxes from the consignment containing the methamphetamine were moved to a Kings Park residence belonging to the 33-year-old man’s mother.

He was arrested at Southbank following the JOCTF investigation and may face life imprisonment.

ACBPS Victoria regional commander Don Smith said the detection by ACBPS officers has dealt a significant blow to the illicit drug market.

“Customs and Border Protection officers are alert to all kinds of drug concealment techniques and are committed to working with Federal and state law enforcement partners to disrupt this criminal activity,” Mr Smith said.

The JOCTF was established to target organised crime operating in Victoria.




SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) – Investigators have arrested two women after DEA agents found a meth lab following a fire at a mobile home in Summerville.4372986_G

The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office arrested 32-year-old Kristen Mains Jones and 49-year-old Lisa Bess on Wednesday and charged them with manufacturing methampetamine.

The arrests stems from an incident at a mobile home park on Red Oak Circle where firefighters responded to a report of a fire at a mobile home.

Fire officials say they contacted DEA as the fire seemed to be suspicious in nature.

The DEA executed a search warrant and found a 1-pot method meth lab.



Police in Queens stumbled upon a canine horror house this week when they found 20 viciously banged up pit bulls locked away in cages drenched in their own feces and urine.

The gruesome discovery was made at 11pm Wednesday night when officers entered the St. Albans home of Keisha Hall, 33, and her boyfriend Addison Holder, 44, as part of an ongoing investigation related to dog-fighting, cops said.


After they walked into the house at 117-30 196 street, officers found themselves surrounded by blood-spattered walls, makeshift wooden treadmills, and other various dog training equipment.

The tightly cramped pit bulls were found inside of small cages covered with cuts and grisly injuries consistent with dog fighting, according to police.

In addition, cops discovered loads of syringes, steroids, crystal meth, and pills upon entering the canine horror house.

The despicable duo has been charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, owning and keeping an animal to fight, unauthorized profession, and the torture and refusal to feed an animal.




Was Your Home a Meth Lab?

Posted: August 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV)– There are local home in Waynesboro, Staunton, and other Valley communities featured on the ‘HouseCreep’ website.


For example, if you search ‘Waynesboro, Virginia’, one home on West Main Street will pop up. The description on the site says police found chemicals or other items which indicate the presence of either clandestine drug labs or dumpsites, in 2007. In other words, this home could have housed a meth lab at one point. There are thousands of reports like this on this site for good reason.

“Generally most people do want to know what the past history of a house has been,” said Randy Oickle, President of the Ottawa Real Estate Board.

Agents say if the information is accurate, it could also serve as a factor in negotiations. It appears, some buyers may be able to live with a few ghosts–if the price is right.





UPDATE: The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office reports the third suspect has been taken into custody. 18-year-old Gerardo Mendoza Sanchez of Phoenix, Arizona is charged with dealing meth (Level 2). Sheriff Dave Wedding confirms investigators are still looking for a maroon four-door Honda with an Arizona license plate. Residents are asked to call 911 if they see it.

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UPDATE: The Drug Enforcement Administration and Evansville-Vanderburgh County Drug Task Force have confiscated 14 pounds of crystal meth in a major narcotics bust.

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In a joint operation, authorities have charged 21-year-old Leonal Beltran of Nogales, Mexico with dealing meth (Level 2) and resisting law enforcement (Class B misdemeanor) and 60-year-old Eriberto Ortego of Phoenix, Arizona with deal meth (Level 2).

Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding says deputies are still searching for a third possible suspect. He’s described as a Hispanic male at 5’9″ and weighs about 180 pounds. Deputies say he was last seen at Hillsdale Rd. and Old State Rd. wearing a white t-shirt or blue Aeropostale t-shirt and khaki shorts. Anyone with information is asked to call 911.

Sheriff Wedding confirms investigators are still looking for a maroon four-door Honda with an Arizona license plate. Residents are asked to call 911 if they see it.

PREVIOUS: The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office is asking for your help tonight in tracking down a car possibly connected to a narcotics investigation.

Sheriff Dave Wedding tells Eyewitness News deputies were called out to Highway 41 and I-64 for suspicious circumstances involving a commercial vehicle and two passenger cars. We’re told the driver of the commercial vehicle has been detained.

Sheriff Wedding says deputies tried to pull over one of the passenger cars as it headed south on Highway 41 near Hillsdale Rd., but it fled into a subdivision. Two people inside the car got out and ran. Deputies were able to locate one of them and take him into custody. The other is still on the loose.

Tonight, the sheriff’s office is asking folks to keep an eye out for a maroon Honda with an Arizona license plate. We’re told it could have 2 to 3 passengers inside it. Sheriff Wedding says if you see that car, call 911.

None of the suspects are believed to be from Indiana.




A dark “hell” of methamphetamine addiction and mental illness claimed William Campbell, but his family feels their hands were tied as they watched his life ebb away.

“He was a really happy, loving young man, from a loving professional family. There was nothing to give us any indication this hell was going to happen,” mum Liz Campbell says.

She has shared her son’s story in the hope of garnering political interest in the thorny issue of involuntary committal – supported by lobby group Pipe Down, which launched this week.


Campbell, who grew up in Paremata, Porirua, began using marijuana to calm his social anxiety. He found love, and was able to ditch the drug.

But once the relationship fizzled, he began experimenting with harder drugs.

“By the end of that year, the William we knew had gone,” his mother says. “He was a different person. He was no longer particularly cognitively smart, he was paranoid, obsessive, depressed.”

He became a Christian, but his piety grew “obsessive” and fed a dark drug-fuelled paranoia, his mother says.

Police called in mental health assessors – but Campbell did not meet the criteria for compulsory rehab. “He said to me, ‘I know what to say to those people’ – he was very articulate.

“What we were seeing was a person who had become a monster.

“He was not someone we knew at all – and this is before the P.”

The family offered private rehab, but their sense of helplessness grew when he would not go. “Every time we tried to get him to get help, he became more hostile.”

Eventually Campbell moved out and found a partner who introduced him to methamphetamine. That was when he became psychotic, his mother says.

“We had ‘The helicopters are following me’, and ‘People with guns are after me’.”

When his meth supply dried up, he came home. But within weeks, he threatened to hurt his mother – the tipping point that got him committed.

“They saw he was a danger to himself, but also that he was psychotic and willing to attack me.”

In hospital, he made one suicide attempt and told his parents that he would try again.

“We talked to him for a long time and we listened. He was happy, he was clear, he was there. He said ‘I’ve decided, I definitely will kill myself the first opportunity I have.’

“It was the first time we had been completely and utterly certain that he was going to do it.”

He was due to be discharged the following week, so his anxious parents rang the hospital, giving warning. The next day, in August 2011, aged 26, he left on unaccompanied leave and ended his life. His mother told her story supported by Pipe Down’s David Collinge, a Wellington advertising man who took out a full-page newspaper ad this week, in a call to arms for families of people suffering from the effects of methamphetamine.

Collinge said he was motivated to act from the experience of watching three families “ripped apart by this bloody awful drug”.

He wants a law change to improve the involuntary committal process for people suffering from the effects of substance addiction.

“I watched my friends desperately try to intervene – to build that fence at the top of the cliff to save these people from themselves.

“In all three instances it wasn’t possible to do – literally impossible to build that fence.

“So they had to fall at the bottom where there is a hearse, or a police van, or an ambulance.”




SOUTH ROXANA, Ill. (AP) — A coroner says a southwestern Illinois woman whose body was found slumped in a rental van in February died of exposure to the cold.

Madison County Coroner Steve Nonn says that while methamphetamine and other drugs contributed to 42-year-old Frances Ragan’s death, the East Alton woman succumbed to hypothermia.

Authorities have said Ragan was found dead Feb. 8 in a rental van on a South Roxana store’s parking lot.

Four southwestern Illinois men later were charged with methamphetamine-related counts. Authorities allege those defendants manufactured and dealt meth, and that Ragan partook in it.



CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — A Dubuque man involved in an attempt to make methamphetamine that set fire to his apartment has been sentenced to more than seven years in federal prison.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the northern district of Iowa says 47-year-old Donald Sheldon was sentenced earlier this week after pleading guilty in April to attempting to manufacture and aiding and abetting the manufacture of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a school.

Court documents say Sheldon allowed Joshuah Tiesman to use his apartment to make meth. The meth lab exploded, starting a fire in the apartment building that caused damage to the apartment building and an adjoining building.

Tiesman is currently serving 8 years in federal prison for his involvement in the methamphetamine cook and fire.




SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Minnehaha County is starting a random drug-testing program for methamphetamine users.

The program is similar to the 24/7 sobriety program, which uses twice-daily breath tests for most participants as a bond of sentencing condition. It targets repeat drunken driving offenders or probationers who struggle with alcohol addiction.

The meth program is called HOPE. It is designed to help those people who might not qualify for existing drug programs, the Sioux Falls Argus Leader reported.

“This is a program for everybody else,” Judge Larry Long said.

People could be ordered into the HOPE program for theft or domestic violence charges as well, as long as it’s clear that drug addiction is driving the criminal behavior, Long said.

“The idea behind it is that if you can get someone off the drugs, they’ll stop burglarizing the pharmacy, he’ll quit beating his wife, or he’ll quit forging checks or whatever else they’re doing to feed their addiction,” he said.

Participants are required to call in every morning to find out whether they’ll be tested for drugs that day. If the caller is late checking in, misses a test on a scheduled day or tests positive, he or she will immediately go to jail and appear before a judge the following day.

The program has already been tested in a rural setting in Walworth County, where Judge Scott Myren said he’s seen success.

Walworth County started with 18 participants and discharged three people. One was sent to the South Dakota State Penitentiary for repeated failures, but other participants stayed clean, with occasional relapses, Myren said.

“Most of them are people I would have immediately have sent to prison, if not for this program,” the judge said.

One benefit is that the HOPE program helps him determine how much treatment an offender needs to change his or her behavior, Myren said.

“It’s helped to determine which ones are capable of changing on their own and which ones are actually addicts who can’t,” he said. “It lets us target our resources where they’re most needed.”

Minnehaha County will begin with 20 participants, but could add as many as needed, Long said.





CORTLANDVILLE, N.Y. — Cortland County sheriff’s deputies used a “stop stick” to apprehend four suspects who were fleeing Tompkins County with mobile meth labs, police said.

At 2:16 a.m. Saturday, Tompkins County sheriff’s deputies called Cortland County sheriff’s deputies for help stopping a vehicle driving along Route 392 into Virgil, which is in Cortland County.

As the vehicle escaped police, its occupants threw items out the windows. One item struck the front grill of a Tompkins County police car, causing minor damage.

Cortland County deputies set up a “stop stick” at the intersection of Route 11, where the vehicle was headed.

As the vehicle drove over the stop stick, the tires deflated and it left the road, coming to rest at a small tree in the front yard of a home on Hoxie Gorge Road in Cortlandville.

An occupant of the vehicle immediately got out and ran. Police tracked him down on Interstate 81 east of the crash soon after he fled. Three other occupants were apprehended where the vehicle crashed.

One of them was injured by the air bag deployment and was treated on scene by TLC Ambulance for cuts on the face.

Officers collected the objects the occupants threw out the windows and determined they were “one pots,” devices used to make methamphetamine. Two devices were found along Route 392 between Owego Hill Road and Virgil. More items were found inside the vehicle.

Clean-up crews were called to stabilize the scene. No officers were injured during the incident.

All four suspects are being held by Tompkins County Sheriff’s deputies. Cortland County sheriff’s investigators are withholding the names of the suspects until pending arrests are made and the investigation is complete.

Deputies expect to charged the suspects with unlawful disposal of methamphetamine laboratory equipment, a felony, and other charges.




RICHLAND, Mo. (July 31, 2014) — A Richland woman, Cristie L. Heath, 35, was among more than a dozen people arrested this week in Laclede County on drug-related charges as part of an ongoing investigation announced today by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Heath has been charged with possession of methamphetamine and her bond has been set at $25,000.

According to state troopers, “Over the course of approximately 12 months, overt and covert operatives with LANEG and the Missouri State Highway Patrol were able to conduct a series of narcotic investigations involving the possession, distribution/sales of methamphetamine, marijuana, morphine, and prescription medications” involving “nearly 13 loosely affiliated individuals in and around Laclede County. Warrants for each defendant (multiple counts on many) were obtained through the Laclede County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office prior to this mass arrest operation.”

Others arrested, along with their charges and bond amounts, were:

  • Bradley T. Barker, 31, Lebanon, possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of marijuana; bond $25,000
  • John Graybill, 60, Lebanon, possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, possession of methamphetamine, misdemeanor possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia; bond $50,000.
  • Leonard M. Couch, 55, Lebanon, possession of methamphetamine; bond $50,000.
  • Natisha L. Dame, 35, Lebanon, possession of methamphetamine; bond $50,000.
  • James M. Terry, 50, Lebanon, felony warrant for possession of morphine and possession of a controlled substance (morphine), misdemeanor possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia; bond $25,000.
  • Jennifer A. Hentschel, 48, Lebanon, possession of methamphetamine; bond $25,000.
  • Kevin R. Bennett, 52, Lebanon, possession of methamphetamine; bond $25,000.
  • Tami J. Richardson, 40, Lebanon, possession of methamphetamine; bond $25,000.
  • Shannon Behre, 36, Lebanon, possession of methamphetamine; bond $25,000.
  • Michael L. Tindle, 32, Branson, possession of morphine and maintaining a public nuisance; bond $50,000.

More arrests may be coming. According to troopers, “this operation is active and arrest teams are still seeking others who have been indicted.”

During the course of the drug round-up, officers also arrested the following three individuals from Lebanon as a result of a traffic stop:

  • Stacy L. Dismang, 41, felony possession of methamphetamine, felony possession of drug precursors, felony possession of drug paraphernalia, felony resisting arrest by fleeing, careless and imprudent driving, no valid driver’s license, failed to register a motor vehicle and no vehicle insurance.
  • Kelly L. Vandergrift, 35, felony possession of methamphetamine, three counts of felony possession of drug precursors, felony possession of drug paraphernalia, felony resisting arrest by fleeing.
  • Donald R. Spradling, 30, felony possession of methamphetamine, felony possession of drug precursors, felony possession of drug paraphernalia and felony resisting arrest by fleeing.

Other agencies assisting included the Laclede County Sheriff’s Department and Lebanon Police Department, Missouri State Highway Patrol, and the Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group, or LANEG.



FARGO, North Dakota — One of two sisters from Minnesota accused of dealing large quantities of methamphetamine in North Dakota says she will also plead guilty in the case.

Jennifer and Jacqueline Weiss, of Zimmerman, Minnesota, are charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of meth. Jacqueline Weiss pleaded guilty in May.

The attorney for Jennifer Weiss filed notice earlier this week that she wants to change her plea to guilty. A plea hearing has not been set.

Authorities say the sisters were arrested Dec. 13 after travelling to Grand Forks to make a drug deal. Police say they found 420 grams of meth in 15 baggies that were hidden in an electric heater one of the women brought into a hotel.




A Madison man who received probation last year for possessing child pornography and methamphetamine was re-sentenced Thursday to 13 years in prison after repeated violations of his probation.


David P. Talbot, 35, was arrested in February, about a year into his probation, for rules violations that included possessing child and adult pornography, sending pictures of his genitals and “sexting” with another man, propositioning people for sex, repeatedly having sexual contact with others without his agent’s permission and using methamphetamine, according to a revocation summary by the state Department of Corrections.

His probation was revoked and Talbot was sentenced Thursday by Dane County Circuit Judge Nicholas McNamara to 12 years in prison and 12 years of extended supervision on each of seven counts of possessing child pornography, to be served concurrently, on top of three years that he began serving automatically after his probation was revoked on an additional child pornography conviction.

In addition, Talbot received a one-year prison sentence for possession of methamphetamine, for which he had also originally received probation.

The combined 24-year sentences on six of the child pornography convictions is a year shy of the maximum sentence for that charge under state law.

Talbot was originally charged in 2011 after a man reported to police that he had been sexually assaulted at Talbot’s apartment. The alleged assault was never charged, but police found child pornography on Talbot’s computer along with methamphetamine.

According to the DOC report:

In February, authorities searched Talbot’s apartment after it was reported to police that Talbot had sexually explicit material and was getting wireless Internet access from a neighbor. Computer equipment was seized and searches turned up pornography and evidence that Talbot had been having sexually explicit chats with others.

In an interview with police, Talbot also admitted using methamphetamine and searching for child pornography with sex partners.








A package containing several pounds of crystal methamphetamine was picked up at a Tulsa post office Friday morning, and its recipient was delivered to jail.

A postal inspector intercepted the package Thursday and, upon obtaining a federal search warrant, discovered 5.6 pounds of crystal methamphetamine in it, according to an arrest report for Scotty Wayne Harjo. sq100-453e00301b3073c9c9bc330f61517b4c

Harjo, 30, of Tulsa is one of two people who walked into the post office at 5313 E. Independence St. about 8:25 a.m. Friday and picked up the package, according to the report. They then got into a vehicle, but before they left authorities spoke with the driver, identified in the arrest report as Harjo.

Harjo admitted knowing that the package likely contained drugs, according to the arrest report. He also told authorities he was to be paid $500 for picking it up, the report says.

Harjo was booked into the Tulsa Jail on a complaint of trafficking methamphetamine with a prior controlled-drug conviction. His bail was set at $100,000.

He was convicted in September 2006 of unlawful possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, according to Tulsa County District Court records.





MEXICO, MO — Three Mexico residents were arrested after a drug raid led officers to methamphetamine, synthetic cannabis and drug paraphernalia.

Thursday afternoon, the East Central Drug Task Force served a search warrant in the 900 block of Carrico Street in Mexico.


34-year-old Kimberly McCurdy was arrested for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. 35-year-old Michael S. Toney was arrested for unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. 33-year-old Shevon M. Jackson was arrested for possession of synthetic canniboids and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.




OREM — Orem police arrested a 37-year-old woman on Thursday afternoon after receiving a report from Orem Community Hospital about a possible abuse situation concerning a 3-year-old female who tested positive for methamphetamine.


The initial call from the hospital to dispatch came in at 2 a.m. on Thursday, according to police.

“We were told that Michelle Barrett brought her 3-year-old daughter into the hospital and said that the child had hit her head while playing on a trampoline,” Orem Department of Public Safety Lt. Craig Martinez said.

“The staff performed a blood draw to determine what was wrong with the child. They were going to do a CAT scan as well. The blood draw tested positive for methamphetamine.”

Martinez said Barrett became disruptive and was asked to leave the examination room. When hospital staff obtained the results of the blood test, they contacted police. The doctor told police the child showed signs of methamphetamine impairment and that Barrett did as well.

Martinez said when police arrived, Barrett had left the hospital. Orem detectives were called, as well as the Division of Child and Family Services. The child was transported to another local hospital, and Martinez said hospital security was told to contact Orem DPS if Barrett showed up.

“The mother showed up and police went and took her to the office for an interview,” Martinez said. “She was interviewed and booked into the Utah County Jail.”

The police report stated that during the interview, Barrett admitted to using methamphetamine the previous night. She also told police her 3-year-old daughter was in the same house during that time.

Barrett also stated to police there was methamphetamine lying on her bed and that she was concerned her daughter had possibly ingested the drug, but she wasn’t sure.

Police reported a search warrant was obtained to gather blood from Barrett. Barrett admitted to police she used methamphetamine within the previous 24 hours and that she regularly injects and smokes methamphetamine.

Martinez said the child’s condition is unknown at this time.

Barrett was arrested and booked into the Utah County Jail on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine by consumption and endangerment of a child.



MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. (8/1/14) — Detectives with the McCracken County Sheriff’s Department arrested eight individuals in McCracken County over the past two days, beginning on the night of July 30, 2014, for meth related offenses.

The investigation led them to Graves County yesterday afternoon where the source of the Methamphetamine supply arrested with an approximate ½ pound of Methamphetamine.

On July 30 at approximately 8 p.m., deputies conducted a traffic stop in Lone Oak on a vehicle occupied by Betty Rogers and Eric McDowell. The vehicle was stopped for traffic infractions. During the course of the stop deputies searched the vehicle and located quantities of Methamphetamine and scales. Both Rogers and McDowell were arrested and lodged in the McCracken County Jail.

That same evening at approximately 8:47 p.m. detectives stopped another vehicle driven by William Cathey on Blandville Road. During the course of the stop, Cathey dropped a quantity of Methamphetamine on the ground and attempted to conceal it. Cathey was arrested.

As the investigation continued throughout the night, detectives obtained search warrants for two different McCracken County residences. The warrants were served during the early morning hours of July 31 at 4239 Forest Avenue and 228 Highland Church Road in McCracken County.

Detectives arrested Samuel LeFevre at his Forest Avenue residence after quantities of Methamphetamine, Marijuana, digital scales and cash were located.

During the execution of the Highland Church Road search warrant at Cathey’s residence, detectives located and arrested David Frensley and Megan Parkins. Parkins attempted to hide Methamphetamine behind a TV in the residence while officers were making entry. Frensley and Parkins were arrested. Detectives seized Methamphetamine packaged for sale, scales, marijuana and drug paraphernalia from the residence. While at the residence, Frensley’s cell phone began receiving messages from Jeri McKenzie and Anthony McIntosh, who were wanting to purchase Methamphetamine. Detectives corresponded with the couple via text message and agreed to sell them methamphetamine. The couple arrived at the residence a short time later and both were arrested.

Detectives continued their investigation and identified a Hispanic male subject as the source of the Methamphetamine supply. Detectives determined that the man lived in Tennessee, but would drive to Western Kentucky to sell large quantities of Methamphetamine. A joint investigation conducted by multiple law enforcement agencies led to the arrest of Mauricio Ramirez of Union City, Tenn. after he drove to the Mayfield, Ky. area to deliver a large quantity of Crystal Methamphetamine. He was arrested by detectives with the Kentucky State Police.

Detectives seized approximately 280 grams of Methamphetamine during the investigations. Methamphetamine normally sells for $100 a gram in western Kentucky giving the estimated street value of the seized drugs a value of $28,000.


The investigation involved detectives from McCracken County Sheriff’s Department, Marshall County Sheriff’s Department, Kentucky State Police, ATF, and Graves County Sheriff’s Department.

The investigation is continuing and more arrests are expected.

parkinsMegan M. Parkins

Arrested Megan M. Parkins, 28, of Metropolis Ill.
Charges: Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana, Paraphernalia and Tampering with physical evidence

McKenzieJeri V. McKenzie

Arrested Jeri V. McKenzie, 24, of Paducah
Charges: Solicitation to possession of Methamphetamine

Rogers Betty Rogers

Arrested Betty Rogers, 42, of Salem Ky.
Charges: Traffic infractions, Possession of Methamphetamine and Drug Paraphernalia

McDowellEric McDowell

Arrested Eric McDowell, 33, of Smithland
Charges: Possession of Methamphetamine and Drug Paraphernalia

CatheyWilliam “Brian” Cathey

Arrested William “Brian” Cathey, 44, of Paducah
Charges: Traffic infractions, Trafficking in Methamphetamine and Tampering with Physical evidence

LefevreSamuel M. Lefevre

Arrested Samuel M. Lefevre, 37, of Paducah
Charges: Possession of Methamphetamine, possession of Marijuana and drug paraphernalia

FensleyDavid E. Frensley

Arrested David E. Frensley, 45, of Highland Church Road
Charges: Trafficking in Methamphetamine, possession of Marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia


McIntoshAnthony J. McIntosh

Arrested Anthony J. McIntosh, 26, of Paducah
Charges: Solicitation to possession of Methamphetamine


RamirezMauricio Ramirez

Arrested Mauricio Ramirez, 22, of Union City, Tenn.
Charges: Trafficking Methamphetamine






Two suspected methamphetamine dealers were arrested after deputies said eight bags of narcotics fell out of a woman’s shorts.

Jennifer Talley, 26

Ouachita Parish sheriff’s deputies reportedly observed a vehicle with a broken headlight early Friday morning. After conducting a traffic stop, deputies reported noticing an amplified exhaust as well.

Driver Todd Boykin, 35, of 10832 Louisiana 33 in Farmerville reportedly told deputies his truck contained an unknown amount of methamphetamine.


Deputies asked passenger Jennifer Talley, 26, of 1212 Pinecrest St. in Olla to step out of the vehicle. According to the affidavit, when Talley stood up, approximately eight bags of suspected meth fell out of the “crotch area” of her shorts before she retrieved another bag from the same area.

After searching Boykin, deputies said they found a blue canister containing a suspected Valium pill.

Deputies said a search of the vehicle found another bag of suspected meth hidden inside a bag of potato chips, syringes and spoons as well as digital scales and plastic bags consistent with the sale of narcotics.

Talley and Boykin were booked into the Ouachita Correctional Center.Todd Boykin, 35

Talley was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance — Schedule II with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia and no seat belt.

Boykin was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance — Schedule II with intent to distribute, possession of a controlled dangerous substance — Schedule III, possession of drug paraphernalia, improper exhaust, non-functioning headlight and no insurance.




KNOXVILLE (WATE) – Seventeen Roane County residents were arrested last month after a federal grand jury in Knoxville returned two separate indictments accusing them of a conspiracy to manufacture 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.

Investigators say the 17 bought pseudoephedrine at pharmacies and using it to make meth in various locations around Roane County.

Those indicted include:

  • Jessica Jenkins, 25, Rockwood, Tenn.
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  • Wanda Phillips, 44, Oakdale, Tenn.
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  • Rebecca Sandifer, 35, Harriman, Tenn.
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  • Timothy Chesser, 34, Harriman, Tenn.
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  • Raymond Racey, 33, Rockwood, Tenn.
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  • Eddie Powers, 40, Harriman, Tenn.
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  • Christopher Ryan Jenkins, 27, Rockwood, Tenn.
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  • Linda Barron, 38, Rockwood, Tenn.
  • Brie Chandler, 25, Harriman, Tenn.
  • Jack Chesser, 43, Harriman, Tenn.
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  • Bobbie Jo Forrester, 20, Harriman, Tenn.
  • Regina Green, 35, Kingston, Tenn.
  • Roy Jenkins, 27, Rockwood, Tenn.
  • Jeff McFalls, 34, Kingston, Tenn.
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  • Amber Murphy, 21, Harriman, Tenn.
  • James E. Roberts, 25, Harriman, Tenn.
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  • David Trentham, 38, Harriman, Tenn.
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  • Timothy Chesser, Racey, Powers and Christopher Ryan Jenkins were also indicted for conspiring to distribute methamphetamine.
  • In a separate case, David Neal, 33, of Kingston, was indicted for conspiracy to manufacture five grams or more of methamphetamine.


Each suspect appeared in court between July 29 and July 31, pleading not guilty.

If convicted, all 17 charged in the first indictment face a minimum mandatory term of 10 years in prison and a maximum of life, a maximum fine of $10 million, and at least five years of supervised release. Neal, if convicted, will face a minimum mandatory prison term of five years and a maximum of 40 years, a $5 million fine, and at least four years of supervised release. All also face mandatory court assessments.

This indictment is the result of a multi-agency investigation including the Roane County Sheriff’s Office, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Harriman Police Department, Kingston Police Department, Rockwood Police Department, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, 9th Judicial Drug Task Force, Knox County Sheriff’s Office, Blount County Sheriff’s Office, and Tennessee Methamphetamine and Pharmaceutical Task Force. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brooklyn Sawyers will represent the United States.



YADKIN COUNTY, N.C. — The Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office says it has discovered one of the biggest meth labs in the county’s history. On Thursday, law enforcement officials conducted an investigation into the sell, distribution, and manufacture of methamphetamine. As part of the investigation detectives conducted a “knock and talk” by speaking with some people on Shacktown Road. While talking, the detectives discovered items used to make and sell crystal methamphetamine. They obtained a search warrant for a mobile home, a block apartment type building, and a camper. Investigators say they discovered multiple “shake and bake” meth labs. They also discovered chemicals used to make meth along with pseudoephedrine, cocaine, and marijuana with drug paraphernalia. A juvenile was inside one of the homes. They were transported to Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and later released.


The Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office arrested five people their charges are listed below:


Misty Dawn Miller, 35 of Yadkinville. Miller is charged with manufacture methamphetamine, possession of precursor chemicals, conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, felony maintain a dwelling and misdemeanor child abuse. Miller was held in the Yadkin County Detention Center under an $110,000 secure bond.


Jason Robert Ford, 33 of Yadkinville. Ford was charged with manufacture methamphetamine, possession of precursor chemicals, conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, felony maintain a dwelling. Ford was held in the Yadkin County Detention Center under a $100,000 secure bond.


Christopher Andre Gregory, 26 of Yadkinville. Gregory was charged with manufacture methamphetamine, possession of precursor chemicals, conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, felony maintain a dwelling. Gregory was held in the Yadkin County Detention Center under a $100,000 secure bond.


Christopher Ray Bullin, 26 of Yadkinville. Bullin was charged with manufacture methamphetamine, possession of precursor chemicals, conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, felony maintain a dwelling. Bullin was held in the Yadkin County Detention Center under a $100,000 secure bond.


Wilbur Donnell McGill, 50 of Yadkinville. McGill was charged with felony possession of Cocaine, a scheduled II controlled substance, and conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine. McGill was held in the Yadkin County Detention Center under a $8,000 secure bond.


Investigators say additional arrests and more charges are expected to be made.

If you have any information about anyone who is making meth or selling drugs call the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office at (336)849-7800.

A Grants Pass man who was the subject of a yearlong Medford police drug investigation was arrested Thursday while driving on Crater Lake Highway and allegedly carrying a half-pound of methamphetamine, more than 2 ounces of heroin and $11,711 in cash, police said.

Santiago Contreras-Martinez, 32, of the 100 block of N.W. Blossom Drive, Grants Pass, is lodged in the Jackson County Jail on charges of possession, manufacture and distribution of methamphetamine and possession of heroin, a Medford Police Department news release said.

His bail is set at $1.4 million, jail records show.

Contreras-Martinez was pulled over by a Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement detective at about 6 p.m. near the intersection of Crater Lake Highway and Interstate 5, the release said.

During the traffic stop, a police dog named Narc discovered a half-pound of methamphetamine, 71 grams of heroin and $11,711 in cash inside his vehicle, the release said.





Four people have been arrested on multiple charges in Whitfield County.

On Tuesday, at approximately 6:15 p.m., a Whitfield County deputy stopped a Jeep Cherokee on the Bypass just south of Cleveland Highway. During the traffic stop, the officer discovered the driver had a handgun (Glock Model 19) and over $1,800 cash in the vehicle with him. The officer determined the driver (Adrian Trinidad) had a prior felony drug conviction and it was unlawful for him to be in possession of a firearm. The driver was taken into custody. A search warrant was then executed at the suspect’s residence, at 1614 Waring Road, apartment #3.

During the search of this apartment, three additional handguns were recovered. Also found during the search were over four pounds of methamphetamine, digital scales, packaging material, and a large sum of currency ($4,226).

A Yamaha Rhino 660 reported to have been stolen in Chattanooga was also recovered at the residence. At the time the search warrant was executed two subjects were inside the apartment, Megan Wally of the residence and Miguel Velasquez of apartment #2.

Apartment #2 was then searched and officers discovered digital scales, marijuana and methamphetamine. A subject identified as John Ramos was also discovered in apartment #2. Upon checking. officers discovered there was a warrant for Ramos for selling marijuana. Ramos was located in the same room the marijuana was found. All subjects were taken into custody and transported to the Whitfield County Jail.

Adrian Melecio Trinidad, 38, of 1614 Waring Road is charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon during the commission of a felony, sale of methamphetamine, possession of tools for the commission of a crime, and possession of less than an ounce of marijuana.

Megan Rose Wally, 23, of 1614 Waring Road was charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of methamphetamine, possession of tools for the commission of a crime, and possession of less than an ounce of marijuana.

Miguel Angel Velasquez, 19, of 1614 Waring Road #2 is charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of tools for the commission of a crime, and possession of less than one ounce of marijuana.

John Carlos Ramos, 21, of 1307 Jackson Road, is charged with possession of less than one ounce of marijuana, and selling marijuana.





Bid ID: 11720

The contract award will be for one (1) year with an option for the Cherokee Nation to renew the contract annually for up to two (2) additional years. Contract award and renewals will be subject to availability of funds and satisfactory delivery of services. The contract will contain a cancellation clause in favor of the Cherokee Nation. The Cherokee Nation reserves the right to award to more than one firm. The Cherokee Nation will make this RFP and the successful bidder’s proposal a part of any contract awarded under this RFP. All correspondence and questions regarding this Request for Proposal and requests for additional information must be directed to Rebecca Mitchell, C.P.M., Director of Acquisition Management, Cherokee Nation, at

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