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  • Woman arrested in Laurel Co. for trafficking crystal meth, while wearing "I Love Crystal Meth" shirt

    11/07/2014 12:58:55 PM PST · by Thistooshallpass9 · 21 replies
    wkyt.com ^ | Nov 6, 2014
    One Laurel County suspect is creating a lot of buzz on social media. The Laurel County Sheriff's Department arrested two people, they say, were in possession of crystal meth on Tuesday. 37-year-old Deborah Asher, of Somerset, was arrested and charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, first degree and possession of methamphetamine. 57-year-old Richard Rice, of East Bernstadt, was also arrested and faces the same charges. Deputies say they conducted a drug investigation on Dolly Miller Road that led to the arrests. The Sheriff's Department shared the arrest on their Facebook page and the post has garnered more than 150...
  • Toys R Us Is Selling Crystal Meth Toys From Breaking Bad

    10/20/2014 9:53:14 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    Time ^ | 10/20/14 | Brad Tuttle
    Parents aren't happy that the toy store chain is selling drug dealer dolls, complete with bags of crystal meth and sacks of cash. Susan Schrivjer, a mom from Fort Myers, Fla., was a fan of the award-winning AMC show Breaking Bad.... Even so, she thinks it’s not such a great idea to sell action figures based on the show’s notorious crystal meth dealers Walter White and Jesse Pinkman in a store where the customer base is families with young children.
  • German politician took crystal meth to improve performance

    07/11/2014 4:57:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9:26PM BST 11 Jul 2014 | David Millward
    Michael Hartmann, a leading member of the Germany’s left of center Social Democratic Party, has admitted to taking crystal meth. […] He had hoped the drug would improve his performance at work, (his) lawyer said. […] The 51-year-old politician had previously spoken out against cannabis. …
  • Man Arrested after Harassing Couple in Car He Thought was an Alien Spaceship (video)

    06/20/2014 8:42:37 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 26 replies
    FOX 16 ^ | FOX 16
    BRYANT, AR - A Bryant man was arrested after police say he followed a couple around town harassing and threatening them because he thought the car was a spaceship and the driver was an alien. The driver of the car was nervous enough to call police and feel threatened to the point he considered the concealed carry weapon he had with him. The man arrested was James Bushart, 44. When police stopped Bushart, he was found with meth, a pipe used to smoke meth and charged with DWI and Disorderly Conduct.
  • One lump or two? How crystal meth use is so prevalent in North Korea, offering some to guests…

    01/29/2014 8:59:26 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 17:34 EST, 29 January 2014 | Daniel Miller
    North Korea is in the grip of a crystal meth epidemic with the drug being produced on an industrial scale by corrupt officials in collusion with criminal gangs and the number of addicts spiraling. Use of meth is reportedly so common in the shadowy communist state that offering some to house guests has been described as the equivalent of making them a cup of tea. […] As one of the few commodities easily available, it is used for everything from treating colds to curbing hunger pangs during times of food shortages. But few users realize the dangers or what the...
  • Outrage as Toy Company Creates 'Crystal Meth Lab' for Children with Breaking Bad Play Sets

    09/08/2013 4:37:15 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 71 replies
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 8 September 2013 | Mia De Graaf
    Outrage as toy company creates 'crystal meth lab' for children with Breaking Bad play sets • 500-part set has all the drugs paraphernalia used in hit American series • Lego refused to sanction or endorse the toy, which was made by independent company Citizen Brick • Twitter users blasted £160 toy as an inappropriate plaything Children can now build their own drug dens with a shocking new play kit inspired by TV show Breaking Bad. The sell-out £160 kit, branded 'SuperLab', lets any child or adult recreate Walter White's notorious crystal meth lab. Complete with protective masks, drug paraphernalia, figurines...
  • CA Treasurer Bill Lockyer Calls Off Divorce from Nadia Lockyer, Who's Finished with Meth Rehab

    03/15/2013 9:02:22 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 12 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 03/14/2013 | Josh Richman
    (Stephen Chikhani and Nadia Lockyer made sex tape; cuckholded treasurer Bill Locker poses with his wife) California state Treasurer Bill Lockyer's differences with his estranged wife, former Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer, might not be so irreconcilable after all. The 71-year-old mainstay of state Democratic politics this week withdrew divorce papers he had filed last July against his 41-year-old wife, whose methamphetamine addiction and extramarital affair ended her political career and could have stained his. "He and Nadia have agreed to try and work things out, to try and reconcile," said Tom Dresslar, Bill Lockyer's spokesman. "He's proud of...
  • Innocence of Muslims made by Terrorists

    09/25/2012 4:17:32 PM PDT · by Ben Barrack · 54 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 9/25/12 | Walid Shoebat
    There is more to the story of Nakoula Basseley Nakoula than what we are told by the media. Court documents reveal that Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, producer of the movie Innocence of Muslims, partnered in a scheme with Eiad Salameh, my first cousin, a Palestinian Muslim from Beit Sahour in the Palestinian district of Bethlehem. To prove my claim, I revealed Eiad Salameh long before this whole fiasco erupted—in 2008 and the first real reportage of Eiad and Nakoula was revealed on September 14th, 2012. Now do I have your attention? The narrative that circulates the media fails to answer crucial...
  • Agassi admits using crystal meth and lying to ATP

    10/28/2009 7:08:35 AM PDT · by mlizzy · 58 replies · 2,994+ views
    Comcast ^ | Martyn Herman and John O'Brien
    LONDON — Eight-times grand slam winner Andre Agassi has admitted using the recreational drug crystal meth and lying to men's governing body the ATP to escape a ban. In his book, serialised in The Times, the American candidly describes being introduced to the drug in 1997 by his assistant when his game was in freefall and he was having doubts about his impending marriage to actress Brooke Shields. "Slim dumps a small pile of powder on the coffee table. He cuts it, snorts it. He cuts it again. I snort some. I ease back on the couch and consider...
  • Andre Agassi: I lied to escape a ban for taking hard drugs

    10/27/2009 7:35:01 PM PDT · by Saije · 7 replies · 764+ views
    London Times ^ | 10/27/2009 | Neil Harman
    Andre Agassi makes the sensational confession today that he lied to the tennis authorities to escape a ban for taking hard drugs. The American, one of the finest players to grace the game, tested positive for the highly addictive drug, crystal methamphetamine, and then duped the Association of Tennis Professionals into believing he had taken it by accident. The admissions come in a soul-searching autobiography that is being serialised exclusively today and tomorrow in The Times. The 1992 Wimbledon champion, the winner of eight grand-slam titles, also says that he has always secretly hated playing tennis and lived in fear...
  • Meth: 'a plunge into insanity'

    10/08/2006 9:56:40 AM PDT · by keving · 24 replies · 1,467+ views
    St Pete Times ^ | October 8, 2006 | STEPHEN NOHLGREN
    Like men featured in the movie Meth, Sumlin embraced the drug because urban, gay partiers often use it as an intoxicant and aphrodisiac of choice. Now crystal meth is cutting a destructive swath through another subculture: Gay men drawn to sex with casual, multiple partners. Since the late 1990s, HIV infection has risen among white and Hispanic gay men while staying flat or dropping among other groups. "The good news is maybe about 80 percent of gay men still haven't experimented with this," Liberti says. "Those who have, their lives have spiraled down in a very serious way. It's very...
  • Sharp Rise in Americans Treated for Meth Abuse

    03/25/2006 4:58:48 AM PST · by Kjobs · 60 replies · 1,150+ views
    Fox News ^ | Mar 24 2006 | Todd Zwillich
    July 18, 2005 -- The number of Americans admitted to hospitals and clinics for treatment of methamphetamine and prescription painkiller addictions rose sharply in 2003, federal health officials said Monday. Nearly 117,000 Americans entered hospitals and clinics for treatment of methamphetamine addiction in 2003, a 10% rise from the year before. Treatments for abuse of prescription narcotics like OxyContin rose 12% to more than 48,000 in 2003, the latest year with available data, according to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Several states, including Arkansas, California, and Utah, saw their rates for admission for abuse of methamphetamine jump...
  • "Full House" Star Admits Meth Problem

    02/02/2006 7:29:15 AM PST · by Borges · 89 replies · 1,992+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 2/01/06 | Sarah Hall
    Former Full House cutie Jodie Sweetin has earned herself a spot on the lengthy list of child stars gone wrong. During an appearance on Good Morning America Wednesday, Sweetin, who played middle sister Stephanie Tanner on the hit sitcom, revealed that she is a recovering meth addict and once battled a daily drug habit. The ex-actress, 24, said she had trouble figuring out how to adjust to a regular childhood existence after Full House ended its run in 1995. "There is a certain sense of loss when a series ends," Sweetin said. "It is kind of hard to figure out...
  • Speed Bumps at the Pharmacy - How someone else’s meth habit leaves you with a runny nose

    11/23/2005 9:22:34 PM PST · by JTN · 72 replies · 3,244+ views
    Reason magazine ^ | November 23, 2005 | Jacob Sullum
    At my local drugstore, shelves of cold and allergy medicine have been replaced by merchandise cards hanging from metal rods. If I want to buy one of these remedies, I have to take the corresponding card to the pharmacist's counter, wait in line, show my ID, and sign a register. This procedure, required by an "emergency order" from Virginia Gov. Mark Warner, is supposed to prevent me from using the pseudoephedrine in products such as Sudafed and Dayquil to cook up a batch of methamphetamine in my garage. If you're not lucky enough to live in a state with similar...
  • Drug agents dismantle crystal meth factory: ‘Impressive’ Southie lab called Northeast’s largest

    11/17/2005 5:39:18 PM PST · by wagglebee · 29 replies · 1,162+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 11/17/05 | Jessica Fargen and Laura Crimaldi
    Agents began dismantling a massive Southie drug factory yesterday where MIT graduate Kevin McCormick was found dead after an apparent wild weekend sex romp gone wrong. Police say they found hundreds of chemicals used to concoct club and date-rape drugs such as crystal methamphetamine and “Special K.” “This is probably the largest (meth) lab we’ve seen in the Northeast in the past 10 years,” said an investigating agent from the Drug Enforcement Administration who refused to give his name. “This is not a small lab. This is not a mom and pop lab.” Investigators found chemicals used to manufacture crystal...
  • Former S. Side mosque official pleads guilty to meth charges

    09/04/2005 4:46:45 AM PDT · by Prince Charles · 4 replies · 482+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 9-4-2005 | NATASHA KORECKI
    Former S. Side mosque official pleads guilty to meth charges September 4, 2005 BY NATASHA KORECKI, Federal Courts Reporter The onetime treasurer of a Chicago mosque with ties to two people accused of funding terrorism admitted he delivered drugs to an undercover federal agent. Tariq Isa, 57, of Cicero pleaded guilty Friday to conspiracy to distribute and attempted distribution of pseudoephedrine, knowing it was intended to be used to make methamphetamine. Isa is the third member of the Al Qassam Mosque, also known as the Chicago Islamic Center, on the South Side, to face federal charges. Two other former mosque...
  • UCSD “Night Owl” Research Study Looks For Possible Genetic Causes

    11/18/2004 3:09:29 AM PST · by snarks_when_bored · 16 replies · 881+ views
    University of California, San Diego ^ | November 15, 2004 | Sue Pondrom
    They’re criticized by their parents because they stay up too late and can’t get up for school. They’re considered lazy by co-workers and supervisors who watch them stumble in late for work. Called “night owls” for their unusual wake and sleep patterns, these individuals either adjust by finding jobs with flexible hours, or they become depressed and at odds with family members. According to sleep expert Daniel Kripke, M.D., a professor of psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine, night owls can’t help it. They suffer from a lifelong biochemical malfunction within their body’s...
  • 'Crystal Meth' Use Boosts STD Rates Among Gay Men

    03/13/2004 9:02:37 AM PST · by Libloather · 32 replies · 475+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/11/04 | Randy Dotinga
    'Crystal Meth' Use Boosts STD Rates Among Gay Men Thu Mar 11, 11:47 PM ET By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 11 (HealthDayNews) -- Crystal methamphetamine -- or "speed" -- seems to be a driving factor behind higher rates of sexually transmitted disease among gay and bisexual men. In one study from San Francisco, gay men who visited a health clinic were twice as likely to be infected with the AIDS virus if they had recently used the illegal drug. And they were nearly five times as likely to be diagnosed with syphilis. Armed with the new statistics, federal...
  • Cannabis 'worse than tobacco'

    07/10/2002 7:15:32 AM PDT · by SheLion · 106 replies · 6,685+ views
    BBC News ^ | 10 July 2002
    Cannabis poses a greater threat to health than tobacco, lung experts have warned. The warning comes on the day that Home Secretary David Blunkett is due to make a Commons statement about the future of government drug policy. Many young people are simply not aware that smoking cannabis may put them at increased risk of respiratory cancers and infections . Dame Helena Shovelton: The Home Affairs Select Committee has recommended that cannabis is downgraded from a class B drug to class C. This would mean that possession would lead to a caution, rather than arrest. The British Lung Foundation is...