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  • Narco-capitalism grips North Korea(Big Brother gives way to drug lords?)

    03/19/2011 7:22:19 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    Asia Times ^ | 03/18/11 | Andrei Lankov
    Narco-capitalism grips North Korea By Andrei Lankov In early March, the United States State Department made a statement that attracted surprisingly little attention worldwide, estimating that government-sponsored narcotic production in North Korea seemed to have decreased considerably. At the same time, the statement made clear that the private production of drugs was on the rise. This fits with what the present author has heard recently - often from sources inside North Korea; it seems that North Korea's drug industry is changing, and this change might have important consequences for the outside world
  • County to seek meth cleanup funds Letter to be sent to Fleischmann (Congressman, TN)

    03/09/2011 8:21:05 AM PST · by Tennessee Nana · 6 replies
    ClevelandDailyBanner ^ | March 8, 2011 | David Davies
    Bradley County Commissioners voted Monday to ask Congress to try to restore federal funding for cleanups of illegal methamphetamine operations. The vote was 14-0 to ask Commission Chair Louie Alford to write a letter to U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann asking him to try to get the funding restored. Bradley County Sheriff Jim Ruth announced two weeks earlier at a Law Enforcement Committee meeting that federal funding for meth “lab” cleanups was cut with only two days’ notice. According to reports, the department averaged two to three meth lab busts a month last year. Removal and disposal of chemicals in an...
  • Crystal Meth Use 'Rampant' in N.Korea

    03/04/2011 6:07:09 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 45 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 03/05/11
    Crystal Meth Use 'Rampant' in N.Korea North Korea's collapse will be brought about not by external pressure or the economic malaise but by widespread crystal methamphetamine abuse, say North Korean defectors who have recently arrived in the South. How serious the problem is can be gleaned from a special instruction issued by North Korean leader Kim Jong-il's son and heir Jong-un, who earlier this year ordered the security forces to round up drug users, "regardless of rank" -- implying that addiction is widespread in all strata of society. Defectors say that youngsters at an elite school in Chongjin, North Hamgyong...
  • Services Held for Children Killed in Lilburn House Fire

    02/23/2011 3:39:33 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies
    MYFOXATLANTA STAFF/myfoxatlanta ^ | 23 Feb 2011 | MYFOXATLANTA STAFF/myfoxatlanta
    DALTON, Ga. - Funeral services for three children killed in a Lilburn house fire last week were held Wednesday. The services for Jose Ivan Guevara Brito, 3, Isaac Xavier Guevara Brito, 4, and Stacy Brito Pina, 18-months-old, were held in the chapel at the Willis Funeral Home in Dalton. Internment followed at the West Hill Cemetery. The mother of the children, Neibi Brito, attended the services under police escort. Officials say Ivan Gonzalez is responsible for a deadly meth lab fire in the home that killed the three children. Brito has been charged with trafficking in methamphetimine. The fire originated...
  • China in business with drug cartels

    02/07/2011 10:42:14 AM PST · by AuntB · 6 replies
    Examiner ^ | Feb. 4, 2011 | Dave Gibson
    Last week, Mexican authorities seized over 23 tons of ethyl phenylacetate, which is used in the manufacture of methamphetamine. The drug component was discovered at the Pacific port of Manzanillo, in a shipment from China. In April 2010, Mexican officials seized 80 tons of phenylacetic acid and its derivatives shipped from Shanghai, China. Imports of ethyl phenylacetate require authorization from the country’s health ministry, so the shipments are intentionally mis-labeled before leaving China. Last year, an anonymous U.S. official told Reuters that between October and November 2010, Mexican authorities seized 818 tons of chemicals used in making crystal meth. Due...
  • Michigan farmer finds man trying to steal fertilizer in blizzard

    02/06/2011 7:13:31 PM PST · by marktwain · 23 replies
    macombdaily.com ^ | 3 February, 2011 | AP
    Police say a 70-year-old farmer ventured into a nighttime blizzard to nab a would-be fertilizer thief.
  • Scourge of the Crystal Methodists... and NOW the Bath Salters?

    01/25/2011 4:48:44 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 14 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | January 25, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    One-handsome Eddie Van Halen was treated for meth addiction back in 2007 Methamphetamine is commonly known as “speed” or “meth.” It is a white and odourless crystalline powder that easily dissolves in water. The drug was developed early in this century from its parent drug, amphetamine, and was used originally in nasal decongestants, bronchial inhalers and other related products. Like amphetamine, it causes increased activity, decreased appetite, and a general sense of well-being. Meth is a highly addictive substance, and is widely abused among our nation's many lost youth.  Meth addiction in just a decade has become a horrendous plague...
  • Report: Favre's sister is arrested

    01/12/2011 9:33:50 PM PST · by detective · 5 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | Jan 12, 2011
    The younger sister of legendary quarterback Brett Favre was among five people arrested in Diamondhead, Miss., after police discovered a meth lab, WLOX-TV reported Wednesday. According to the report, officers responded to the condo complex after witnessing a drug purchase nearby. Specific charges against the three men and two women have not been announced yet. The suspects were reportedly taken to a hospital for decontamination before being taken to jail. Hazmat teams entered the condo unit to dispose of the chemicals. According to TMZ, Brandi Favre has prior arrests for shoplifting and unlawful use of a weapon. Diamondhead is located...
  • Brett Favre's Sister Arrested in Meth Bust (Brandi Favre in Mississippi)

    01/12/2011 2:53:59 PM PST · by Libloather · 31 replies
    TMZ ^ | 1/12/11
    Brett Favre's Sister Arrested in Meth Bust58 minutes ago by TMZ Staff Brett Favre's younger sister was arrested in Mississippi today when narcotics agents busted a meth lab hidden in a condo. Brandi Favre was among 5 suspects rounded up on the scene ... and according to WLOX, the perps were taken to a local medical center for decontamination before being thrown behind bars. It's not the first time Brandi's had a run-in with the law -- in the past, she's been arrested for shoplifting and unlawful use of a weapon. Story developing ...
  • Meth flourishes despite tracking laws (another WOD "victory")

    01/11/2011 7:00:27 AM PST · by Notary Sojac · 41 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10 Jan 2010 | Jim Salter
    Electronic systems that track sales of the cold medicine used to make methamphetamine have failed to curb the drug trade and instead created a vast, highly lucrative market for profiteers to buy over-the-counter pills and sell them to meth producers at a huge markup. In some cases, the pill buyers are not interested in meth. They may be homeless people recruited off the street or even college kids seeking weekend beer money, authorities say. Because of booming demand created in large part by the tracking systems, they can buy a box of pills for $7 to $8 and sell it...
  • POLICE: Meth suspect falls through ER ceiling

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB Fox 41) -- Louisville Metro Police say the doctors and patients in the Southwest Hospital emergency room got a rude awakening to the dangers of drugs Tuesday night when a meth suspect allegedly came crashing through the ceiling. Police say it started when officers were called to the hospital to interview 27-year-old Nicholas D. Fultz after he showed up at the emergency room with suspicious burns. Click HERE to view his arrest report. When police asked them where the injuries came from, he told them they were alcohol burns, according to an arrest report.
  • Meth lab discovered at Moonshine Mini-Mart(NC, up in them thar hills)

    12/07/2010 6:51:54 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 32 replies
    http://www.westerncarolinian.com ^ | December 6, 2010 | Staff Reports
    The Jackson County Sheriff's Office say they have discovered an “active, working” meth lab in an office behind the counter at Moonshine Mini-Mart, which also serves as a BP gas station, on Hwy. 107 South in Cullowhee, about three miles from campus. On Saturday and Sunday, officers from the Sheriff's Department, the State Bureau of Investigation and Probation and Parole served search warrants at two homes and one business, according to a release to the media from Captain Steve Lillard with the Jackson County Sheriff's Office. “Officers located in excess of 400 grams of methamphetamine inside the store doing business...
  • Police: MVD Employees Involved in Trafficking Ring

    12/07/2010 4:50:36 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 6 replies
    MyFox Phoenix ^ | Updated: Tuesday, 07 Dec 2010, 5:12 PM MST | MyFox Phoenix
    MESA - Mesa Police seized $300,000 worth of drugs and arrested more than a dozen suspects in a bust last week. The suspects are accused of running a drug trafficking ring with the help of employees from the Motor Vehicle Department. The 4-month investigation culminated in 13 arrests. Jose Marisca is a suspected illegal immigrant accused of running a major drug trafficking ring in the valley. Court records show that agents seized hundreds of pounds of marijuana, cocaine, and meth from Marisca's home -- worth about $300,000 on the street. Jesus Rubio was also arrested. He is accused of conspiring...
  • County Commissioner Bill Farnham says 'Shoot every meth head,' but don't take away our Sudafed

    12/06/2010 9:07:02 PM PST · by darrellmaurina · 38 replies
    Pulaski County Daily News ^ | 12/6/2010 | Darrell Todd Maurina
    PULASKI COUNTY, Mo. (Dec. 6, 2010) — Eastern District Commissioner Bill Farnham read a news brief on his desk Monday morning from the Missouri Association of County Clerks and got mad. The cause? A news brief about Gov. Jay Nixon’s announcement that he will back legislation to require prescriptions for pseudoephedrine-based cold medicines so the medicine can’t be used as the key ingredient in methamphetamine. “Why should you have to pay $100 for a doctor visit to get $6 worth of cold medicine all because of a bunch of meth heads?” Farnham asked. “I think they ought to just shoot...
  • Tennessee Law enforcement pushes for prescription only cold medicine

    11/18/2010 2:33:25 AM PST · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 23 replies
    WKRN ^ | 11/17/2010 | WKRN
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – State lawmakers could soon consider making some over-the-counter cold medication prescription only to help cut down on the number of meth labs. "I think law enforcement's duty is to protect people. If there is any way we can help keep meth from the hands of people, that's something we're going to support," said Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Kristin Helm. According to the TBI, 2010 will be a record year for meth labs in the state. Pseudoephedrine, a decongestant used in cold and sinus medicines, is the single ingredient that must be included in the methamphetamine cooking...
  • How to Kill the Meth Monster

    11/16/2010 9:00:05 PM PST · by dr_who · 104 replies · 1+ views
    nytimes.com ^ | ROB BOVETT | ROB BOVETT
    THE latest bad news from the world of methamphetamine is that makers of the drug have perfected a one-pot recipe that enables them to manufacture their highly addictive product while on the move, often in their car. The materials they need — a two-liter soda bottle, a few cold pills and some household chemicals — are easily obtained and easily discarded, often in a trash bag dumped along the highway. There is, however, a simple way to end this mobile industry — and, indeed, most methamphetamine production. We’ve tried it in Oregon, and have seen how well it works. Just...
  • Mom allegedly kills baby in washer

    11/07/2010 2:07:30 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 35 replies · 3+ views
    QMI Agency ^ | November 7, 2010
    A mother of three suspected of using crystal meth was charged with second-degree manslaughter after police found her 10-day-old baby dead inside a washing machine. Twenty-six-year-old Lyndsey Fiddler from Bartlesville, Okla. put her daughter Maggie May into the washing machine along with a load of laundry. The Daily Mail reports that the baby went through an entire 40-minute spin cycle before being discovered. Local news site News OK reports that Fiddler's aunt, Rhoda Coshatt, who lived in the same house, said Fiddler took the baby out of the living room to feed her but returned later without the baby and...
  • Feds indict 61 in multi-agency drug probe focusing on Los Angeles-area gangs

    10/21/2010 3:51:11 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 3 replies
    ICE ^ | October 21, 2010
    LOS ANGELES - More than 800 federal and local law enforcement officers fanned out across the Southland Thursday morning in a massive takedown capping a three-year, multi-agency investigation that targeted major methamphetamine and cocaine suppliers to some of the most violent street gangs based in Los Angeles, Long Beach, and La Puente. As of mid-morning, 40 of the suspects facing federal charges in the case were in custody. A total of 21 are still being sought. Additionally, one other individual was detained on a state parole violation. Besides the arrests, the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office filed a civil "abatement"...
  • 3 children rescued from 'drug den' in Delaware County

    09/13/2010 10:54:01 PM PDT · by UncleHambone · 19 replies
    fox59.com ^ | September 13, 2010 | Fox 59 News Staff
    Police rescued three children from what they call a "drug den" in Delaware County. The kids range in age from one to four. Police rescued three children from what they call a "drug den" in Delaware County. The kids range in age from one to four. They were found in a home in Gaston where investigators believe methamphetamine was being made. Now their mother, Stephanie Reel, and four other people, including Charles Williams, are under arrest for drug-related crimes. The kids were taken to the hospital to be checked out for possible exposure to meth.
  • 4-year-old Brooklyn girl weighing only 15 pounds found dead, tied to crib

    09/02/2010 12:05:14 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 52 replies · 1+ views
    nypost.com ^ | Sept. 2, 2010 | JAMIE SCHRAM, DAVID K. LI and DAN MANGAN
    <p>A 4-year-old Brooklyn girl who weighed only a shocking 15 pounds was found dead this morning, with her arms and legs tied to a crib with twine, The Post has learned.</p> <p>Cops are now questioning the mother of the severely malnourished little girl, Marchella Pierce, at the 81st Precinct station house in Bedford-Stuyvesant, law enforcement sources said.</p>