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  • Man Sues Over Arrest After Cops Mistook Doughnut Glaze for Meth

    10/22/2016 4:46:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Oct 21, 2016
    A Florida man arrested last year after police mistook doughnut glaze in his car for meth is suing the city of Orlando and a drug-testing kit company. The Orlando Sentinel reports Daniel Rushing filed a lawsuit last week, claiming negligence by the city and the kit's manufacturer. Rushing was arrested on drug charges last December when Orlando police officers spotted four tiny flakes of glaze on his floorboard and thought they were pieces of crystal methamphetamine. Rushing told officers it was likely sugar from Krispy Kreme doughnuts he'd eaten, but two roadside drug tests were positive for the illegal substance....
  • What Was This German National Doing with Bombs, a Cell-Phone Detonator, Multiple Guns and Passports

    08/17/2013 9:05:39 PM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 58 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Aug. 17, 2013 | Dave Urbanski
    It started innocently enough: Andreas H. Koertel, 46, was pulled over in a traffic stop. Then things got hairy in hurry. Turns out Koertel, a German national, was in possession of meth and illegal weapons, according to the Placer County Sheriff’s Office, so he was booked into jail on multiple charges, KXTV-TV reports. Wisely the deputies called the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department to see if they could check out a property in Rio Linda where Koertel had been staying. But detectives encountered quite a bit more than they bargained for Friday. Here’s what they found, KTXL-TV reports: Several explosive materials,...
  • [Article from January 5, 2015] Meth seizures rise at U.S.-Mexico border

    09/09/2016 6:59:53 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 7 replies
    Associated Press via thonline.com ^ | From January 5, 2015 | Associated Press
    Seizures of methamphetamine soared at the US-Mexico border during fiscal year 2014, accelerating a trend that began several years ago as new laws that limited access to the drug's chemical ingredients made it harder to manufacture it in the U.S. Meth seized by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's San Diego field office accounted for nearly two-thirds -- 63 percent -- of all the meth seized at all ports of entry nationwide in the fiscal year. U.S. Customs and Border Protection figures show a 300 percent increase in meth seizures at California ports of entry from fiscal 2009 to 2014.
  • Meth Found Inside Video Game Case in Lake Charles

    09/05/2016 12:08:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    KPLC ^ | Thursday, September 1st 2016 | Jillian Corder
    When an 11-year-old purchased a game from GameStop Wednesday afternoon, he opened the case to find a baggie of drugs. The game was purchased from the GameStop location on Nelson Road in Lake Charles. According to the boy's father, there was a baggie inside. He returned the game to the store and called Lake Charles police. Det. Rebecca Reed with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office confirms the substance was meth. Dustin Varos, the manager on duty, told KPLC that if the game was shipped from another store, it was not checked before being sold again. GameStop's Director of Public Relations...
  • Little Saigon slaphouse culture blends gambling, meth

    09/04/2016 9:51:11 AM PDT · by Pelham · 6 replies
    ocregister.com ^ | Sept. 3, 2016 | CHRIS HAIRE
    LITTLE SAIGON – Las Vegas casinos employ a deceptive bargain: They offer free drinks to gamblers, knowing the booze will impair judgment and loosen wallets. The latest incarnation of underground gambling in Little Saigon takes a harsher tack – free meth. Gambling has long been endemic in the Vietnamese American community in Orange County, a thinly veiled cultural touchstone. Friends and family gather at houses to win one another’s money during the Lunar New Year. Indian tribes’ casinos set up booths at Little Saigon festivals to lure potential customers to their establishments. For years, the so-called bikini coffee shops in...
  • Mother ‘stood by and watched’ (murder of 10-year old Victoria Martens)

    08/27/2016 4:51:25 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 73 replies
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | 26 Aug 16 | Robert Browman, Elise Kaplan And Nicole Perez
    The scene Wednesday morning in apartment number 808 of the Arroyo Villas complex was like something out of a horror movie. A man and a woman had allegedly drugged a little girl, then raped, killed and dismembered her. Most would expect the girl’s mother to fight with everything she had to save her daughter. But Michelle Martens, according to her own reported account to police, is not that kind of mother. In her statement to police, it appears that Martens wanted to watch as her boyfriend, Fabian Gonzales, 31, and his cousin Jessica Kelley, 31, raped her 10-year-old daughter Victoria...
  • FBI: Militia leader arrested in Mandeville for dealing meth

    08/26/2016 2:37:40 PM PDT · by BBell · 13 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 8/25/16 | Laura McKnight, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    An FBI-led SWAT team arrested the leader of a Louisiana militia Thursday morning (Aug. 25) in Mandeville on federal charges of dealing methamphetamine and possessing a firearm "in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime," according to the U.S Attorney's Office in New Orleans. James Moore, 46, of Talisheek, a small St. Tammany Parish community near the Mississippi border, reportedly came to the attention of federal authorities during an FBI Domestic Terrorism investigation. Federal investigators suspect Moore was dealing "large quantities" of methamphetamine.
  • Mom, boyfriend arrested after 10 year-old girl injected w/ meth, raped, killed, police say

    08/25/2016 10:47:18 PM PDT · by Morgana · 82 replies
    abc7.com ^ | August 25, 2016 | ap
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- On the day a girl was going to celebrate her 10th birthday, she was found dead in her family's apartment by Albuquerque police officers, her dismembered remains wrapped in a burning blanket. Details of what Gov. Susana Martinez and law enforcement officials described as an unspeakable crime emerged Thursday in a criminal complaint made public and filed against the girl's mother, her boyfriend and his cousin. The three were taken into custody late Wednesday night. Police say the girl was injected with methamphetamine, sexually assaulted, strangled and stabbed before being dismembered. They did not identify her because...
  • Mom, 2 others drugged 10-year-old before killing her (Albuquerque)

    08/25/2016 5:51:16 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 67 replies
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | 24 August 16 | Nicole Perez, Robert Browman And Elise Kaplan
    A 10-year-old Albuquerque girl was brutally slain in her family’s Northwest Albuquerque apartment early Wednesday, hours before she was to celebrate her birthday at a party complete with manicures and cake. Late Wednesday night, Albuquerque police released horrific details of the crime allegedly perpetrated by the girl’s mother, her boyfriend and another woman. APD spokesman Tanner Tixier said the trio injected the 10-year-old with methamphetamine “to make her calm down so they could do whatever they want with her.” She was sexually assaulted by her mother’s boyfriend and the other woman, and Tixier said the mom showed “no remorse.” They...
  • APD: Mom, boyfriend arrested in disturbing rape and murder of 10-year-old girl (Albuquerque, NM)

    08/25/2016 6:17:46 AM PDT · by IYAS9YAS · 42 replies
    KOB Channel 4 ^ | August 25, 2016 | Kai Porter, Caleb James and J.R. Oppenheim
    Charges have been brought against three people in connection with the horrific death of a 10-year-old girl at a westside apartment complex. Police found the slain girl inside a unit at the Arroyo Villas Apartment Complex on Irving Boulevard near Golf Course Road on Wednesday morning. Late Wednesday night, 31-year-old Fabian Gonzales and 35-year-old Michelle Martens were booked into custody. Police say they are dating. 31-year-old Jessica Kelley was hospitalized, an APD spokesperson said, and will be booked after she is released. She is Gonzalez's cousin. Police also confirmed Martens is the girl's mother. According to APD, the three tortured...
  • Meth Lab Found Underneath Walmart Parking Lot

    08/10/2016 2:23:33 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 40 replies
    ABC7 ^ | 8/9/2016
    AMHERST, N.Y. -- A suspected meth lab was uncovered in the heart of Amherst, N.Y. Police believe a culvert is how the suspect or suspects got underground, WKBW-TV reports. All of it was happening in a very busy section; the suspected meth lab was found underneath a Walmart. Covered head to toe in protective gear, members of the state police hazmat team descended into a manhole, busting what they call a suspected underground meth lab. One by one, police reeled in buckets of evidence, including pop bottles, suspected methamphedamine, spray paint cans and other meth-making materials. But perhaps the most...
  • North Korea 'feeding workers crystal meth' to speed up skyscraper project

    North Korea 'feeding workers crystal meth' to speed up skyscraper project By James Rothwell 10 August 2016 • 10:42am 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 much 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...
  • Fairfax City mayor arrested in connection with alleged meth-for-sex scheme

    08/05/2016 7:10:14 AM PDT · by Dr.Deth · 37 replies
    Washington comPost ^ | August 5, 2016 | Dana Hedgpeth and Justin Jouvenal
    The mayor of Fairfax City has been arrested and charged in connection with what authorities say was a methamphetamine-for-sex scheme. Richard “Scott” Silverthorne, 50, was arrested as part of an undercover operation by police, authorities announced Friday. The scheme involved offers of meth in exchange for group sexual encounters with men, police allege.
  • Report: Cops Mistake Krispy Kreme Donut Glaze for Meth, Arrest Man

    07/28/2016 5:45:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    CBS News ^ | Jul 28, 2016
    A Florida man told the Orlando Sentinel the he was arrested and brought to jail after police in Orlando mistook a few flakes of donut glaze in his car for bits of crystal methamphetamine. Daniel Rushing, 65, said in an interview with the newspaper that he had just dropped off a neighbor for chemotherapy when he was pulled over on Dec. 11, around 1 p.m. Earlier, he had eaten a Krispy Kreme donut, he said. The officer spotted "a rock like substance on the floor board where his feet were," according to a police report obtained by the Orlando Sentinel....
  • He was arrested for meth, but the crumbs in his car were Krispy Kreme doughnut glaze

    07/28/2016 12:10:43 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 78 replies
    The State ^ | JULY 28, 2016 | NELL REDMOND
    An Orlando man was charged with possession of crystal meth with a gun, but a state crime lab proved him right — it was actually glaze from Krispy Kreme doughnuts. When the man stopped by the 7-Eleven without buying anything and left with an employee in his car, cops were suspicious. Orlando police were staking out the convenience store, 938 W. Colonial Dr., after neighbors complained of drug activity, the Orlando Sentinel reported. Police saw the man in the silver Chevy leave without stopping at the stop sign and speed off going 42 miles per hour in a 30 mph...
  • What would you do if you won $3 million? This man spent it on meth

    07/27/2016 11:38:41 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 48 replies
    The State ^ | 7/27/2016 | TOM UHLER
    “When I win the lottery ...” How many of us have chanted that refrain, daydreaming about how we’d quit our jobs, grab our winnings and head to a secluded beach with the family to live in blissful paradise? Or whatever your imagination conjures life-after-hitting-the-jackpot to be. Of course it hardly ever turns out that way. We’re always hearing about lottery winners who blew it all. But Ronnie Music Jr., 45, a former maintenance supervisor in Georgia, has taken the storyline to a new depth. Music, who won $3 million in a scratch-off lottery game in Georgia last year, invested his...
  • Woman busted with meth burritos at U.S.-Mexico border, authorities say

    05/25/2016 10:47:34 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 12 replies
    WOKV ^ | May 25, 2016 | Christy Turner
    NOGALES, Ariz. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers hungry for a drug bust seized more than a pound of meth-stuffed burritos in Arizona on Friday. Authorities at the Port of Nogales said they stopped a woman for further inspection after she crossed through a pedestrian gate on May 20. The 23-year-old claimed to have a bag of burritos, but a CPB narcotics-detection canine led officers to more than $3,000 worth of meth, authorities said.
  • Dog Tests Positive for Meth, Heroin

    05/22/2016 2:09:26 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 21 replies
    Fox 5 San Diego ^ | May 21, 2016 | Fox 5 San Diego
    Dog tests positive for meth, heroin TUSTIN, Calif. – A dog picked up during an arrest in Tustin, California has tested positive for methamphetamine and heroin, authorities said. Tustin Police Lt. Robert Wright tells CNN that the dog named Bubba was found in a hotel room after officers served an arrest warrant for Joshua West, 40, on March 22 in Orange County. West was on parole for drug violations, said Wright. Police reported illegal drugs were found in the room along with used needles. The dog was turned over to Orange County Animal Care (OCAC) and transported to its facility....
  • Woman arrested with fetus in purse speaks from behind bars

    05/06/2016 7:00:56 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 4 replies
    WFAA.COM ^ | 06 MAY 2016 | WFAA.COM
    SAN ANTONIO -- A woman, desperate to be a mother, sits in jail after being caught in the park with heroin, meth, and the remains of her unborn child in her purse. Now Bernadette Rivera is speaking out from behind bars, saying she isn’t a monster, but simply wanted to give her child a proper burial. Police arrested Bernadette in Cassiano Park for drug possession shortly before midnight on April 28th. Officers found the remains of an 8-week-old fetus when they searched her purse. Bernadette says she had a miscarriage outside of the hospital on April 3 and went to...
  • President Obama just commuted the sentences of 58 people. Here are their names.

    05/05/2016 1:41:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    WaPo ^ | 5/5/16 | Sari Horwitz
    President Obama commuted the sentences of 58 inmates Thursday as part of his ongoing initiative to release federal prisoners who have received severe mandatory sentences for non-violent drug offenses. With this latest round of commutations, Obama has granted clemency to a total 306 inmates, 110 of whom were serving life sentences. Obama has said he will continue granting commutations during his final months in office to inmates who meet certain criteria set out by the Justice Department. Since the Obama administration launched its high-profile clemency initiative two years ago, thousands of inmates have applied. More than 9,000 petitions are pending....
  • ‘He started crying like a little baby’: 11-year-old brags about shooting suspected home invader

    05/01/2016 8:55:53 AM PDT · by 5150 FREEPER · 54 replies
    Washington Pest ^ | 5/1/16 | Peter Holley
    Chris Gaither was home alone “petting the dogs” on Wednesday morning when he heard a noise upstairs. The 11-year-old boy from Talladega, Ala., told NBC affiliate WVTM-TV that he was scared, so he grabbed a knife and steadied himself. Chris said that a man appeared on the stairwell, but when confronted, he ran back up upstairs. When the man reappeared moments later, the boy told WVTM-TV, the individual was holding a gun. “When he was coming down the stairs, that’s when he told me he was going to kill me, f-you and all that,” Chris said. Instead of running, Chris...
  • Sheriff: 4 men assaulted 9-year-old while mother smoked meth

    04/04/2016 10:15:00 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 35 replies
    WaPo ^ | 04/04/2016 | Michelle L. Price | AP
    The Uintah County Sheriff’s Office says the men have been arrested. It identified them as 36-year-old Larson RonDeau, 20-year-old Josiah RonDeau, 29-year-old Jerry Flatlip and 26-year-old Randall Flatlip. Charges have been filed against Larson RonDeau. County Attorney G. Mark Thomas says he expects charges to be filed against the other three in the next few days. None of the men has a listed phone number or appears to have an attorney to comment on his behalf.
  • Violence Surges in Chicago Even as Policing Debate Rages On

    03/29/2016 7:51:50 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 19 replies
    MSN ^ | 3/29/2016
    Late at night this month, the pastor’s phone beeped with a text message from an anguished parishioner. Andre Taylor, the church member’s great-nephew, had been shot and killed. “Dre had just turned 16,” the message on the Rev. Ira Acree’s phone read. “I think that it’s time to call for action and solicit help, have the National Guard to take over and patrol the Chicago streets.” Four days earlier, another text had appeared. A different parishioner’s granddaughter, Daysha Wright, a 21-year-old nursing student, had been shot to death in a car, leaving a 2-year-old son. At his desk at Greater...
  • Rob Ford, Toronto ex-mayor, dies aged 46 from cancer

    03/23/2016 12:43:51 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 8 replies
    BBC News ^ | 3/22/2016 | BBC
    Former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has died at the age of 46 after fighting cancer, his family has said. Mr. Ford, who battled drug and alcohol addiction, was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in 2014. He gained international notoriety after admitting smoking crack cocaine in 2013, but he was loved by his supporters. "A dedicated man of the people, Councillor Ford spent his life serving the citizens of Toronto," his family said in a statement. He could not run for re-election as mayor in 2014 due to his cancer diagnosis, but won a city council seat in a...
  • Rand Paul on Daily Show: Gov't Shouldn't Tell You What To "Smoke, Drink, and Eat"

    01/14/2016 2:42:24 PM PST · by 5150 FREEPER · 24 replies
    Reason ^ | 1/14/16 | Nick Gillespie
    Rand Paul may not be in tonight's Republican debate but he did a media blitz of sorts yesterday, including hits on MSNBC, Fox, and CNN and ending with an extended interview on The Daily Show. Watch the two-parter below as the Kentucy senator swill bourbon with host Trevor Noah and says the federal government shouldn't be "able to tell you what you "smoke, eat, and drink."
  • Naked woman goes on rampage through Waffle House

    01/14/2016 2:14:53 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 142 replies
    fox ^ | 01/14/2016
    KENNESAW, Ga. -- A woman is facing several charges after going on a rampage at a Waffle House restaurant in Kennesaw, Ga., all while completely naked. The incident happened Jan. 8 around 10:30 p.m. at the location on George Busbee Parkway. According to police, the woman, identified as Jennifer Nicholson, stripped off her clothes, punched a woman in the face and then threw a plate at a window. She also threw several platters at patrons of the restaurant.
  • Runaway food hog: Woman scarfs down chicken, sushi during bizarre Walmart joyride (on meth)

    12/28/2015 11:47:59 AM PST · by simpson96 · 38 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | 12/28/2015 | Staff
    LECANTO, Fla. - A woman is accused of shooting up meth and riding a motorized cart through a Walmart while eating chicken and drinking wine.WFLA reported that 20-year-old Josseleen Elida Lopez faces charges after the incident reported at a Walmart in Lecanto, Fla. on Tuesday.The suspect allegedly shot up meth and then ate sushi, cinnamon rolls, rotisserie chicken and drank wine while driving a motorized shopping cart at a Walmart.The Citrus County Sheriff's Office has arrested the suspect on charges of shoplifting and drug paraphernalia.She's accused of consuming about $32 worth of food and wine at the store. Authorities said...
  • Asia’s Meth Wars: Speed and brutality in Myanmar’s borderlands

    11/14/2015 5:51:14 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 10 replies
    GlobalPost ^ | November 12, 2015 | Patrick Winn and Mark Oltmanns
    MYITKYINA, Myanmar — Methamphetamine has become Asia's drug of choice. From Bangkok to Manila, these little pink pills are destroying countless lives across the region. Most of it is produced here, in the lawless borderlands of Myanmar. GlobalPost traveled to the heart of the meth trade, Myanmar's northern frontier, where narco-militias crank out speed pills with impunity. Our investigation there uncovered a startling truth: The government of Myanmar, recently emerging from decades of global isolation, supports and profits from this billion-dollar business. In the borderlands, meth is so cheap and pervasive that the region suffers from one of the highest...
  • Homeless emergency declared in Hawaii

    10/18/2015 12:29:44 PM PDT · by PROCON · 64 replies
    CNN ^ | Oct. 17, 2015 | Greg Botelho
    (CNN)—Hawaii is a place many go to kick back, relax and enjoy the good life. But for others, it's a land of struggle. That's why its governor on Friday signed an emergency proclamation to tackle homelessness in the state, saying the measure will help turn around the lives of young and old. "Homelessness remains a serious issue in every county throughout the state," Gov. David Ige said in a press release.Hawaii has an estimated 7,620 homeless people, said the governor's spokeswoman Cindy McMillan, citing a 2015 statewide count. This may not seem like much compared with other places -- to...
  • American prisons to free 6,000 drug traffickers in biggest-ever inmate release

    10/07/2015 6:49:35 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 31 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 07 Oct 2015 | Harriet Alexander
    American prisons to free 6,000 drug traffickers in biggest-ever inmate release October 30 will see 6,000 drug dealers freed from American jails as the country struggles to cope with the world's largest prison population By Harriet Alexander, New York 07 Oct 2015 Six thousand drug traffickers are to be freed from American prisons at the end of this month, in the country's largest-ever mass release of prisoners. The men and women will be freed as part of a plan to reduce overcrowding. America is the world's biggest jailer, and a quarter of the whole world's prison population is in the...
  • Midwest meth-making down, but Mexican imports fill the void

    09/13/2015 11:50:51 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 4 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 13, 2015 | im Salter
    The manufacture of methamphetamine is sharply down in certain Midwestern states that have had the most trouble with the drug over the years, but it remains as popular as ever with users due to an influx of cheap Mexican imports, according to experts.
  • Cop Tried to Cook Meth at Government Science Lab — Here’s His Lawyer’s Explanation (Exploded)

    08/19/2015 7:03:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 19 | Dan Morse
    A former police supervisor at a federal laboratory complex in Maryland has been charged with trying to make meth at the complex, where an explosion erupted last month during what his attorney described as an attempt by the officer to learn more about the drug. “He was conducting an unauthorized training experiment, which failed,” said Steven VanGrack, an attorney for the officer, Christopher Bartley. The latest twists in the case — the charge by federal authorities, the response by the officer — were revealed Tuesday. VanGrack said he expects his client to plead guilty by the end of the week....
  • Coast Guard announces record drug seizures

    08/10/2015 11:36:55 PM PDT · by familyop · 6 replies
    The San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | Aug. 10, 2015 | Gretel C. Kovach and Lyndsay Winkley
    Over the last 10 months, the U.S. Coast Guard and partners from the Navy, federal law enforcement and allied nations worked together to apprehend 215 suspected smugglers in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and more than 119,000 pounds of cocaine. The drugs have an estimated street value of about $1.8 billion...The impact of the seizures will be felt far from U.S. streets, however. "The cultivation, trafficking and distribution of narcotics fuels violence and instability throughout the Western Hemisphere, leaving a path of destruction directly to the door step of the U.S. We must continue to make progress in our effort to...
  • RESEARCHERS FOUND WAY TO ERASE MEMORIES OF METH IN MICE-MAJOR STEPPING STONE FOR TREATING ADDICTION

    08/09/2015 3:16:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Popular Science ^ | August 7, 2015 | Claire Maldarelli
    The major hurdle in treating addiction is enabling a person to not return to the abused drug or substance. This has proved extremely difficult for researchers and patients alike, as even with the best rehabilitation therapy and the most supportive friends and families, many addicts of psychostimulant drugs--methamphetamine, cocaine, and MDMA--relapse soon after therapy ends, often because the memory of the drug’s effect is too strong for that person to resist. But researchers are the University of Florida have come up with a way to in essence, “erase” the memory of the drug’s effect from the brain and thus help...
  • Man on Meth Claims to Be Tarzan, Tries to Enter Monkey Exhibit: Cops

    08/07/2015 10:31:01 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 6, 2015
    A man who claimed to be Tarzan has been arrested after he allegedly climbed a tree and tried to get into the monkey exhibit at a Southern California zoo. A zookeeper called 911 Tuesday morning to report that a shirtless man plastered in mud had climbed about 20 feet into a tree at the bird exhibit at the Santa Ana Zoo
  • Man throws chainsaws at deputy during East Texas chase

    08/04/2015 8:32:04 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 18 replies
    knoe.com ^ | 7-3-15 | unattributed
    Police in Lufkin say an East Texas man is in custody after he was involved in an hour-long chase that involved eight law enforcement agencies, covered three counties and included chainsaws being tossed at an officer by the fleeing driver. Authorities say 27-year-old Richard Kay finally was caught after troopers shot out two of his tires and the radiator of his pickup truck. The chase where speeds reached 100 mph started late Sunday afternoon in Lufkin when police tried to pull Kay over for speeding. Police says that at one point he threw chainsaws, believed to have been stolen in...
  • N. Korea: Drug diet fad emerges among elite

    08/03/2015 3:41:51 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 30 replies
    Daily NK ^ | 2015-08-03 | Kang Mi Jin
    Drug diet fad emerges among elite Kang Mi Jin | 2015-08-03 17:48 The repressed appetite and heightened sense of stimulation offered by crystal methamphetamine, otherwise known as crystal meth, has made it an increasingly popular option for dieting among the wives of Party cadres and trade workers in North Korea. The growing practice has led to mounting concerns about substance abuse problems within the country, Daily NK has learned. “More wives of cadres and traders these days are purchasing methamphetamine,” a source from Yanggang Province told Daily NK. “Those who are already addicted use them for pleasure, and there has...
  • Suspected Meth Lab Explodes In U.S. Government Building

    07/24/2015 12:44:12 PM PDT · by Wolfie · 51 replies
    Popular Science. ^ | July 23, 2015
    Suspected Meth Lab Explodes In U.S. Government Building Yesterday, Congress requested more information about a July 18 explosion in one of the buildings operated by the National Institute of Standards and Technology outside Washington, D.C. There’s reason for Congress to raise an eyebrow; based on evidence collected at the scene, investigators suspect that the room was being used to develop illegal methamphetamines. The explosion occurred in NIST Building 236, far from the majority of the labs, so it didn’t damage any research endeavors. It happened in a room that had been emptied of equipment, as one experiment had recently ended...
  • Meth entrepreneur tells Arresting Officers: ‘I make meth Work for Me’

    07/21/2015 2:04:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    WTKR ^ | JULY 21, 2015 | Doris Taylor
    An accused drug dealer told his arresting officers that the very thing that got him thrown in jail is actually working out really well for him. “I make meth work for me,” is the statement 27-year-old Stephen Jackson made to police as he was getting arrested on narcotics charges according to thesmokinggun.com. Jackson was found with individual bags of meth that he planned to sell, police say. He also had scales, a syringe and a glass pipe with residue.
  • 'Breaking Bad' Actor Runs for Bernalillo County Commision Seat

    07/21/2015 1:44:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    KOB4 ^ | 7/21
    "Breaking Bad" actor Steven Michael Quezada is jumping in a heated race for county commissioner in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Quezada, who played DEA agent Steven Gomez in the hit AMC-TV series, told The Associated Press on Monday that he will make a formal announcement on Tuesday that he's seeking the Bernalillo County Commission seat. The 52-year-old actor and comedian says he's joining in the race because he feels someone like him can make a difference in the district which includes the historic Hispanic South Valley and an area where developers are seeking to build new homes. At least three others...
  • EX-COCAINE USER OBAMA JUST PARDONED A BUNCH OF COKE DEALERS

    07/13/2015 5:49:56 PM PDT · by george76 · 37 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | July 13, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Cocaine, it's a hell of a drug. Obama just set this guy free. And a whole bunch of his friends. Cocaine, it's a hell of a drug. And Obama, who wrote of using it in the past, still seems to have a soft spot for its dealers even though he no longer imbibes. His "pardons" mainly focus on cocaine dealers. Of his 46 pardons, 41 involved cocaine. Despite the lefty obsession with racial inequality in crack cocaine sentencing, only a minority of the pardons involved crack cocaine. Crack was not Obama's drug of choice. But just to be fair, he...
  • Man, Nephew Win Meth Lab in Auction for Storage Unit

    07/12/2015 8:07:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    A man and his nephew in California got a little more than they expected when they won an auction for an abandoned storage unit. At Cubesmart in Rancho Cordova, units are auctioned when renters default on them for longer than 45 days, according to NBC affiliate KCRA. Some people buy these units and resell them for a profit. The two men won one of the units with an $80 bid, according to the station. However, it contained a box full of hazardous, old-fashioned equipment used to make meth. Narcotics officers told the station that the material was so toxic, hazmat...
  • DEA: Liquid Meth No. 1 Drug Smuggled Across the Border

    07/08/2015 8:52:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    KSAT ^ | 7/8 | Jessie Degollado
    Report: 350 percent increase in seizuresEasier to smuggle and harder to detect, methamphetamine in liquid form is now the No. 1 drug entering the Southwest border, according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. “The Mexican cartels have figured out a very effective way to massively produce very low cost, inexpensive methamphetamine year-round,” said Wendell Campbell, spokesperson for the DEA’s Houston division. He said the price has dropped by 50 percent, from $21,000 per kilo in 2010 to $10,000 last year. He said the agency has seen a 350 percent increase in seizures over the past few years. Campbell said the...
  • Employee 'admits' murdering couple... 'while high on meth' [Maricopa, Arizona]

    07/02/2015 3:54:03 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 46 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | Thursday, July 2, 2015 | Reporter
    An Arizona man charged with killing a married couple who went missing more than a week ago 'essentially confessed' to shooting them dead during a suspected drug deal gone wrong and then burying the bodies in his backyard, authorities revealed this afternoon. Jose Valenzuela, 38, of Maricopa, was arrested early Thursday morning on two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Michael and Tina Careccia. The couple, who have five children between the two of them, were last seen alive leaving their Maricopa home on the morning of June 22. Mr Careccia's 17-year-old son reported them missing that night...
  • Program Offers Meth Pipes to Drug Users For Free in Seattle

    05/18/2015 3:25:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    KOMO ^ | May 17, 2015
    Volunteers behind a needle exchange in Seattle are now handing out meth pipes to drug users for free. The program is offered 5 days per week off an alley next to a church in Seattle's University District. It was launched by a group called The People's Harm Reduction Alliance about 2 months ago. The demand for the free meth pipes has been growing ever since, the alliance's executive director said. "People kept coming to our program and saying that they were getting syringes because they didn't have access to a pipe," said Shilo Murphy. About 25-30 meth pipes are handed...
  • Australian Man Jailed for Beating 9 Puppies to Death in a Meth-Induced Frenzy

    05/04/2015 11:41:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Time ^ | May 4, 2015 | Sabrina Toppa
    The court was told that the culprit had not slept for three days A 25-year-old Australian man, Nathan Thompson — who brutally bludgeoned to death nine puppies in March while high on meth — has been sentenced to 18 months in jail by a court in the eastern state of New South Wales. Thompson will serve at least a year of his sentence, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reports. He is also banned for life from owning animals.
  • GOP Senator's Aide Admitted Trading Drugs for Sex: Report (Meth & Thad Cochran)

    04/26/2015 10:24:41 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 24, 2015
    A staffer for Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) admitted to distributing methamphetamine and another drug in exchange for sexual favors, according to a report in The Washington Post. Customs and Border Patrol officers in Cincinnati found a package of gamma-Butyrolactone (GBL) addressed to Fred Wesley Pagan, according to a court document. Homeland Security agents searched his house in the Brightwood neighborhood of Washington D.C., on Thursday and found a substance that tested positive for meth in plastic bags, the court document states. The Post reports Pagan is a long-time employee of Cochran and currently serves as his office manager. Pagan allegedly...
  • Mexican Cartels Try to Create a Market for Meth in New York City

    04/25/2015 11:12:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 83 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 4/21/15 | VICTORIA BEKIEMPIS
    Law enforcement agencies have long wondered why methamphetamine, which ravaged so many American communities from the 1990s until the mid-2000s, didn’t take hold in New York City. Because the New York City metropolitan area is the largest illegal drug market in the country, and because demand has been so high elsewhere in the U.S., the city’s law enforcement for decades “has always been anticipating a meth outbreak,” explains James Hunt, special agent in charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New York Division. “We’ve just never seen it take off to the same degree,” Hunt tells Newsweek. Try Newsweek for only...
  • 'Breaking Bad'-style meth found inside car near the Holland Tunnel

    04/12/2015 3:47:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    AM NY ^ | Alison Fox
    More than two dozen kilos of "Breaking Bad"-style blue-tinted methamphetamine was found inside a man's car near the Holland Tunnel, authorities said on Thursday. Mario Hernandez, 33, was pulled over in his Hyundai Sonata by the corner of King and Hudson streets at about 5 p.m. on Wednesday, police said. The car had New Jersey plates. He was found with 25 kilos of the drug inside the trunk, a spokeswoman with the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor, and charged with both second-degree and third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. The blue meth was hidden inside stone tile boxes,...
  • Police: Woman hides forged checks under seat in patrol car

    03/19/2015 11:31:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    Standard Examiner ^ | THURSDAY , MARCH 19, 2015
    A 26-year-old North Ogden woman tried to hide 12 stolen checks under the seat of a patrol car, according to court documents. Kerri Roean Tennant was arrested by a Utah Highway Patrol trooper early Wednesday morning. At the time of her arrest, Tennant had given officers a false name, according to the probable cause statement filed in 2nd District Court in Ogden. She was later identified and troopers learned she had a warrant issued for her arrest out of Morgan County. Troopers found methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and an altered Utah driver’s license on Tennant, according to the document. A second...