Posts Tagged ‘trafficking’

Mexico’s Gulf drug cartel has allegedly joined up with an unlikely ally to bring illegal drugs, including methamphetamine, over the border and into Texas. The link between the cartel and the white supremacist prison gang and organized crime group, the Aryan Brotherhood, reveals that Mexican drug trafficking organizations have expanded their business networks into the […]

Fifteen defendants from Springdale were sentenced to a combined 77 years in prison Thursday for a massive Northwest Arkansas drug trafficking scheme. Multiple state and local law enforcement agencies have been carrying out Operation La Pantera Negra over the last two years, prosecuting 31 suspects over that time frame. Authorities have seized 118 pounds of […]

BAY COUNTY, FL (CBS ATLANTA) – Two suspects arrested in Florida buying methamphetamine in Atlanta and distributing it in South Georgia and the Florida Panhandle. The Bay County Sheriff’s Office arrested Shaunder Grace, 39, and Octavius Weston, 30, of Panama City, FL after a month-long investigation.   Narcotic agents attempted to take Grace and Weston […]

PHILADELPHIA — More than two dozen people face charges in a $3.5 million crystal methamphetamine trafficking network that stretched from Mexico to Pennsylvania, prosecutors announced Wednesday. The drugs came from Mexico and were moved across the border in Texas, authorities said, with as much as a pound of drugs transported into Reading and Philadelphia every […]

GREENVILLE — Methamphetamine-related crimes are on the rise in Montcalm County, and law enforcement officials are racing to keep up with the addicts turned criminals. Montcalm County Sheriff Bill Barnwell said his officers have been working closely with the Central Michigan Enforcement Team (CMET) and the Greenville Department of Public Safety in light of an […]

One of three suspects in a large federal drug case, which allegedly smuggled methamphetamine to Guam hidden in a box of teddy bears, has confessed to her crimes in a plea agreement. Monica Leasiolagi has offered to plead guilty to conspiracy to distribute more than 500 grams of methamphetamine, or “ice,” according to District Court […]

A food service manager is expected to plead guilty Dec. 15 to dealing methamphetamine out of Vancouver’s El Rancho Viejo Family Restaurant. Ramon Lopez-Guitron, 45, appeared today in Clark County Superior Judge Daniel Stahnke’s courtroom for a scheduled guilty plea, but the plea was delayed to allow the defense time to complete paperwork. El Rancho […]

KILGORE, TX (KLTV) – The Kilgore Police Department maintains aggressive enforcement when it comes to drugs in the community they serve and the crime that always seems to follow. Lately the Department demonstrated their commitment in keeping the community of Kilgore free from crime and drugs with several arrest and drug seizures. The Kilgore Police […]

Authorities say a two-year-long drug trafficking investigation in central Iowa has culminated with nine arrests. Investigators had been tracking the sale of methamphetamine in the Marshalltown area. According to the U.S. Attorney’s office, authorities were able to search “several residences in Marshalltown and an apartment in Ankeny” as part of the investigation. Federal agents and […]

Holland — The five men and three women indicted this month in federal court on meth conspiracy charges are no strangers to the justice system. But their arrests are no guarantee that the types of petty crimes so often associated with drug production and sales will be reduced, according to area police. The arrests do […]

Calais – A Canadian man is facing federal drug smuggling charges after he tried to enter the United States at Calais, Maine, with 2,002 tablets of methamphetamine hidden in his vehicle. U.S. Customs and Border Protection says 49-year-old Charles Joseph Maillet was apprehended on Thanksgiving Day. CBP says Maillet presented a trusted traveler card, which […]

EL PASO, Texas — More than 900 pounds of drugs were seized Tuesday at the Santa Teresa port of entry. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers made three separate seizures resulting in three arrests and seized 884 pounds of marijuana and 78.6 pounds of methamphetamine. Around 10 a.m., officers were alerted by a drug-sniffing dog […]

 (FRESNO, Calif.) — A major drug bust Monday uncovered hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of methamphetamine being smuggled down Interstate 5. The California Highway Patrol seized more than 50 pounds of “liquid meth” on the highway in Coalinga at 10 a.m. A man, who CHP identified as 20-year-old Rene Diaz, was handcuffed and taken […]

SYDNEY — Australian police seized 237 millionAustralian dollars ($246 million) worth of cocaine and methamphetamine found inside a steamroller shipped from China. Australian Federal Police said Wednesday that they arrested a Canadian man and a U.S. man in Sydney after finding 350 kilograms (770 pounds) of cocaine and meth. The men were charged with importing […]

A traffic stop on Interstate 5 in Fresno County, CA by the California Highway Patrol brought attention to a new trend in drug trafficking from Mexico to the United States on Monday. CHP spokesman Matt Radke stated that the officer who conducted the stop noticed the occupants of the vehicle “acting nervously” prompting the use […]

An Upper Gwynedd and former Hatfield man, described as “a victim of his own addiction,” pleaded guilty to racketeering charges in Montgomery County court Monday, pegging him as one of three ringleaders in a methamphetamine ring across two counties in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Francesco “Frank” Messina, 43, of the 600 block of Garfield Avenue, West Point, […]

FORT SMITH, Ark. — Four people from Fort Smith have been sentenced on federal methamphetamine-related convictions. Prosecutors said Monday that 39-year-old Sheila Hayes, 35-year-old William Hayes, 24-year-old Daniel Lawson and 25-year-old Jesus Ordaz were convicted of distribution of meth. Authorities say undercover agents made multiple purchases of methamphetamine from the suspects. Sheila Hayes was sentenced […]

KEARNEY — An Overton man faces federal charges of distributing methamphetamine. David J. Hauser, 43, is charged in U.S. Federal District Court in Lincoln with conspiring with others to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine beginning on or about July 2011 through July 2012. David […]

LAREDO, TX.– The seizure occurred at the Lincoln-Juarez Bridge on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 when CBP officers encountered a 2001 Mitsubishi Diamantebeing driven by a 22-year-old U.S. citizen from Dallas, Texas. CBP officers referred the vehicle and driver to secondary for a closer inspection. That closer inspection resulted in CBP officers discovering 18 packages containing […]

SALT LAKE CITY — A Layton couple has been arrested by Mexican authorities following a high-speed chase, officials with the U.S. Marshals Service said. Jacquiline Jean Randall, 35, and Lorin Davison Fiene, 40, were arrested Monday in Mexico about 100 miles away from the U.S. border, said Deputy U.S. Marshal Bobby Arnes. Arnes said the […]

Once considered merely a rural problem, methamphetamine production has slowly encroached upon urban areas of the United States — and Savannah is no exception. In the past decade, authorities throughout Coastal Georgia have observed a continuing increase in the use, distribution and manufacturing of the synthetic narcotic. Until recently, meth-related crime had seemingly remained largely […]

The seizure of about four pounds of methamphetamine, with an estimated street value of $200,000, is the largest amount of the crystal drug ever found in Columbus County. Sheriff’s Drug Unit detectives, working with the SBI and authorities in Cumberland and Moore counties, seized the meth Tuesday by stopping a Ford Explorer on U.S. 701 […]

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – A daily methamphetamine user, Amanda Dordon – accused in a $500,000 Holland Township meth ring – wiped tears at the defense table as a federal magistrate judge read charges that carry at least 10 years in prison, and up to life. Dordon was arraigned Friday, Nov. 16, in U.S. District Court […]

A few miles west of downtown, past a terra-cotta-tiled gateway emblazoned with Bienvenidos, the smells and sights of Mexico spill onto 26th Street. The Mexican tricolor waves from brick storefronts. Vendors offer authentic churros, chorizo and tamales. Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood is home to more than 500,000 residents of Mexican descent and is known for […]

She’s a pretty soccer mom in Dallas who grew up in privilege attending the best private schools. He’s a tatted up Aryan Nations member in rural West Tennessee who has spent a third of his life in prison. If they have nothing else in common, they share a sordid history of using and selling methamphetamine. […]