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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 countrys 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 Nixons announcement that he will back legislation to require prescriptions for pseudoephedrine-based cold medicines so the medicine cant 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 ^ | 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. Weve 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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>
  • Caught on tape: Woman goes beserk because she can't get McNuggets (Video at link)

    TOLEDO, OH - This is the newly released surveillance video of a New Years Day incident. 25-year-old Melodi Dushane drove up to the window about 6:30 a.m. with her neighbor. She ordered McNuggets but was told she could not get them because they started serving breakfast at 2:30.
  • UCF chem student cooked meth in home lab, authorities say

    07/15/2010 11:01:34 AM PDT · by greatdefender · 8 replies · 2+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | July 14, 2010 | Walter Pacheco
    The residence of a University of Central Florida student housed a cache of explosive chemicals and a drug den, deputies said. Investigators on Wednesday found jugs of corrosive acids and other chemicals inside the student's Campus Crossings apartment in east Orange County. They also seized cocaine, Ecstasy and oxycodone tablets, methamphetamine and dozens of glass beakers and flasks used to 'cook' meth a highly addictive drug. William Cecil told Orange County sheriff's deputies that he used the compounds to make amphetamine, another controlled drug. He also rattled off a tally of substances he kept under his bed that read...
  • San Bernardino County to require spaying or neutering of pit bulls

    06/30/2010 9:37:46 AM PDT · by Smogger · 42 replies · 1+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 6/25/2010 | Phil Willon
    After a rash of deadly pit bull attacks throughout the Inland Empire, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors approved a measure Tuesday requiring all pit bull owners to spay or neuter their animals or face fines. In the last five years, pit bull attacks have killed four people in the county, including a 2-year-old San Bernardino boy who was mauled in May by one of the family's two pit bulls named Taliban and a 3-year-old Apple Valley boy who died after a similar attack in January. "It's an imminent issue that we felt had to be addressed...
  • Ohio lawmakers seek to remove 'vicious' pit bull designation

    06/27/2010 3:49:07 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 7 replies
    Jun 27, 2010 Columbus, Ohio --The Ohio House of Representatives recently struck down a long-standing designation in Ohio law that pit bull are inherently vicious. The Houses attempt to remove the pit bull language that some have called discriminatory is being attached through a modification to House Bill 55, which would modify Ohios animal cruelty statutes to allow animals to be included in domestic protection orders.
  • Police will not file charges in pit bull attack ("...the dog was never aggressive in the past..."

    06/18/2010 10:45:34 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 10 replies · 217+ views
    Police will not file charges in pit bull attack Wesley G. Hughes, Staff Writer Posted: 06/18/2010 07:06:00 PM PDT SAN BERNARDINO - Police will not file charges in the case of a 4-year-old Michigan boy who was attacked and severely injured by a pit bull Wednesday morning. "Officers did not see any criminal culpability in the case," Lt. Jarrad Burguan of the San Bernardino Police said Friday. The child and his mother were visiting relatives here from Tyler, Mich. The attack occurred in the back yard in the 1500 block of Windsor. The family pet attacked the child when he...
  • DEA-Led Operation Delivers Over 2,000 Arrests

    06/14/2010 11:11:16 PM PDT · by Cindy · 9 replies · 438+ views
    Note: Photos included. NOTE The following text is a quote: DEA-Led Operation Delivers Over 2,000 Arrests FBI, ICE and Mexican Govt. also take part in Project Deliverance which leads to the seizure of $154 million and 74.1 tons of drugs, as well as the arrest of a high-priority target DEA Acting Administrator Michele Leonhart Announces Project Deliverance JUN 10 - (WASHINGTON) DEA Acting Administrator Michele M. Leonhart joined Attorney General Eric Holder to announce the arrest of 2,266 individuals on narcotics-related charges in the United States and the seizure of more than 74.1 tons of illegal drugs as part...
  • Third Man Sentenced for Distribution of Methamphetamine in North Idaho

    06/14/2010 10:41:06 PM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies · 142+ views
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Third Man Sentenced for Distribution of Methamphetamine in North Idaho Michael Ray Opland, 52, of Shoshone County, Idaho, was sentenced yesterday to 188 months in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and failure to appear, the U.S. Attorneys Office announced. U.S. District Judge Edward Lodge also ordered Opland to serve five years of supervised release following his prison term. Opland pleaded guilty to the charges in September 2009. Co-defendant Paul Dean Hartman, 44, of Coeur dAlene, Idaho, had previously been sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge Lynn B. Winmill in January 2010...
  • Crystal meth seized in Douglas (AZ)

    06/12/2010 8:31:47 AM PDT · by exbrit · 12 replies · 341+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | 6/12/10 | Unspecified
    DOUGLAS U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers stopped a drug smuggling try, seizing 39 pounds of crystal meth from a vehicle. On June 11 at about 9 a.m., CBP officers were screening traffic coming from Mexico. Officers selected a 2003 Ford Escape for inspection. The vehicle was being driven by a 32-year-old man from Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico. With the assistance of a K-9 team the CBP officers discovered that the fire wall inside the engine compartment had been altered and was being used to smuggle packages of crystal meth. The total weight of crystal meth was nearly 39 pounds...
  • Meth Report Delayed After White House Raised Diplomatic Concerns

    06/09/2010 8:47:20 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 49 replies · 68+ views
    Main Justice ^ | June 9, 2010 | Joe Palazzolo
    The Obama administration has been delaying the release of a Justice Department report that ties the growing availability of methamphetamine in the U.S. to large-scale production of the drug in Mexico.The delay, according to The New York Times, is partly a response to the increasingly delicate politics of the U.S.-Mexico border and drugs.The report, by the departments National Drug Intelligence Center, was to be handed out at a law enforcement conference in San Diego last month, but the White House officials raised concerns because that same week PresidentFelipe Caldern of Mexicowas coming to Washington for a state visit.The Mexican...
  • The Faces of Meth: Before & After

    06/05/2010 8:31:58 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 90 replies · 2,662+ views
    The Faces of Meth: Before & After
  • Snails on Meth Have Sharper Memories

    06/04/2010 9:01:42 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 55 replies · 1,125+ views
    nationalgeographic ^ | June 3, 2010 | Brian Handwerk
    Snails on speed don't get speedierbut their supercharged brains do learn better and make memories that last much longer, a new study says. Scientists gave pond snails the amphetamine crystal meth to explore the memory-related brain processes that get humans so hooked on the drug. Human meth users experience sensations of happiness and high self-esteem that help make the drug extremely addictive. Scientists suspect that such cravings may be tied to powerful "pathological memories" that make such highs difficult to forget. "We were not trying to addict the snails," said study co-author Barbara Sorg, a biochemist at Washington State University...
  • Pill Popping Pitbull needs Viagra

    05/15/2010 12:26:35 PM PDT · by MAD-AS-HELL · 13 replies · 768+ views
    NBC NY ^ | may 15 2010 | DEMARCO MORGAN
    Meet Ingrid, a pitbull perhaps taking more Viagra than any man could afford to take on Long Island. "It saved Ingrid's life. Without Viagra we wouldn't have her with us today," said Jodi Record. Ingrid has to pop the blue pills just to stay alive, according to her caregiver Record. "She takes two pills twice a day," said Record.
  • Sword-wielding man dies after being Tased in Hampton

    12/11/2009 3:27:07 PM PST · by csvset · 35 replies · 935+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | December 11, 2009 | Kristin Davis & Patrick Wilson
    A sword-wielding man died early this morning hours after being Tased twice by police. Police identified him later Friday as Hatchel Pate Adams III, 36, of the first block of Overlook Court in Hampton. According to a news release from Hampton Police, officers responded to a complaint involving an emergency custody order in the 1st block of Overlook Court about 11 p.m. Thursday. Officers tried to make contact with Adams, but he refused to come to the door, police said. They went inside after calling one of the man's relatives, who came to the scene. Adams, carrying a Samurai-style sword,...
  • Police find NE Indiana man hiding in manure pit

    04/22/2010 8:19:43 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 35 replies · 694+ views ^ | Apr 22, 2010
    Albion - Police say that officers searching for a man wanted on methamphetamine charges found him hiding neck-deep in a liquid manure pit at a northeastern Indiana farm. Noble County sheriff's deputies thought they'd lost 52-year-old Thomas Hovis Jr. until an officer spotted him in the tank beneath an outbuilding floor on the farm near Albion.
  • Michael Douglas' son gets 5-year prison sentence

    04/20/2010 3:29:06 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 40 replies · 1,593+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/20/10 | Tom Hays - ap
    NEW YORK A judge sentenced Michael Douglas' son to five years in prison Tuesday for dealing methamphetamine from a trendy Manhattan hotel, calling it his "last chance to make it." U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman announced the sentence after hearing 31-year-old Cameron Douglas ask for mercy as his Academy Award-winning father and mother, Diandra, listened behind him in a packed courtroom. "I'd like to apologize to my family and my loved ones for putting them through this nightmare of my making," Douglas said. The Hollywood scion and admitted heroin addict also was ordered to forfeit $300,000. A pre-sentence...
  • Hitler and Meth

    04/13/2010 5:21:35 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 1 replies · 575+ views ^ | 04/13/2010 | Kip Davis
    Over the years as the drug Meth surfaced and gained the reputation of being the most addictive and most deadly, I heard many myths about it and how it stemmed from the reign of one of the worlds most famous tyrants - Adolph Hitler. For many years, I was in charge of our community service department. Most of the men and women who were working off their fines were involved with Meth. As long as they were away from it, they were fine, but they would tell you in a heart beat that once they were out, they would go...
  • Neighborhood Feud Over Loose Pitbulls

    03/29/2010 4:46:44 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 14 replies · 484+ views
    MCALLEN -- Loose pit bulls are sparking a feud between neighbors in a McAllen neighborhood. Some neighbors are afraid to step out of their own homes, and they want the pit bulls gone, but the pit bulls owner said her pets are friendly. They only look intimidating.
  • Dog (Pit Bull) that attacked police cars must attend classes

    03/26/2010 7:06:25 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 25 replies · 705+ views
    Assoc. Press ^ | 03/26/2010
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- A pit bull mix in Tennessee has been sentenced to obedience training after his dogged attack on a local police car. Winston didn't bite anybody, but he mauled a Chattanooga police car in what might have been a confused attempt to take a bite out of crime. The persistent pooch managed to tear off a section of the front bumper and damage the tires. The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports that a judge ruled that Winston had been a very bad dog. He was sentenced to obedience and canine good citizen classes, and he'll have to wear...
  • Great-grandma mauled by Lynn family pit bull

    03/18/2010 8:09:08 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 10 replies · 342+ views
    Last modified: Thursday, March 18, 2010 3:19 PM EDT Great-grandma mauled by Lynn family pit bull By David Liscio / The Daily Item LYNN - A Lynn great-grandmother seriously mauled by her extended family's pit bull Wednesday remains under medical watch while the city's animal control officers search for the owner in hopes of learning whether the dog has been vaccinated against rabies. Margaret Murphy, 76, of Eastern Avenue, drove her car to 26 Mall St. shortly after 3 p.m. to visit her 10-year-old great grandson, Antonio, who lives with his grandmother, Carmen Santana Carrasquillo, and mother Isabelle Santana, in...
  • Pit Bull Attacks Pregnant Marietta Woman

    03/13/2010 9:51:13 AM PST · by Chet 99 · 21 replies · 617+ views
    MARIETTA, Ga. -- A Marietta woman was treated and released from the hospital after being bitten by a pit bull. CBS Atlanta News spoke to the victim, Brittney Wrenn, over the phone. Wrenn, who is seven months pregnant, said she is doing well and so is her baby. She told CBS Atlanta News that she fought off the dog, kicking it, all while trying to block and protect her stomach. Her sister-in-law, Rachel Wrenn, said the pit bull is too dangerous for the neighborhood. Rachel came home moments after Brittney was attacked. Rachel described what led up to the attack,...
  • Another 80's child star self-destructs, Corey Haim found dead

    03/10/2010 8:33:12 AM PST · by RGirard · 22 replies · 1,672+ views ^ | March 10, 2010 | Rne Girard
    38 year old child movie star Corey Haim was found dead today in his apartment, known for movies like 1986's feel good movie Lucas, also starring Winona Ryder and Charlie Sheen, and 1987's Horror/thriller The Lost Boys and with Keifer Sutherland and lifelong friend Corey Feldman ...
  • Meth Bust Nets Former Tennessee Police Chief

    03/05/2010 3:20:15 PM PST · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 2 replies · 408+ views
    WRCB TV ^ | 03/05/2010 | WRCB
    WINCHESTER, Tenn. (AP) - Investigators in five south Tennessee counties have arrested more than 50 people on methamphetamine charges in a sweep that has placed six children in state care. Winchester police chief Dennis Young said Thursday the arrests were continuing in Franklin, Coffee, Warren, Grundy and Moore counties and are part of a six-month investigation that has already led to charges in north Alabama.
  • Syringes found in Alexandria were filled with meth users' blood to be used for second high

    02/20/2010 8:04:49 PM PST · by tfbcowinafog · 31 replies · 1,524+ views
    The TownTalk | 2/19/2010 | Abbey Brown
    link only users fill syringes with blood immediately after drug use, store blood for 2nd high later.
  • Woman smuggles meth into Elko (Nevada) jail

    02/10/2010 12:56:20 PM PST · by JennysCool · 16 replies · 820+ views
    ELKO An Elko woman was charged with level two trafficking Tuesday after almost 23 grams of methamphetamine was found concealed in her vagina. Elko police Lt. Richard Genseal said an officer pulled over Betty Jean Freed, 38, at 11:45 p.m. Monday on the 400 block of Fifth Street for a traffic violation. During a consented search of her car, Genseal said officers saw Freed take a glass pipe that was sitting out and attempt to hide it. Freed was allowed to stay in her vehicle during the search because she is physically disabled. At that point, Freed was arrested...
  • &#8216;Nazi speed&#8217; being smuggled here in ever-larger amounts

    02/02/2010 3:14:19 AM PST · by myknowledge · 6 replies · 565+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | February 2, 2010 | Yaakov Lappin
    Police seize 5,000 amphetamine-based ‘Yaba’ pills, often referred to as "Hitler's drug," at Ben-Gurion airport; “It allows Thais to work for two days straight,” senior police source explains. A dangerous and addictive drug that was originally developed by Nazi scientists to boost the endurance of Axis soldiers, and which causes users to become aggressive and violent, is being smuggled into Israel from Thailand in ever-larger amounts, The Jerusalem Post has learned. In Thailand, the methamphetamine-based drug is known as “Yaba” (crazy medicine), and in the West, it is often referred to as “Nazi Speed” or “Hitler’s drug.”
  • Man cooked meth at Sonic Drive-In

    12/11/2009 11:07:15 AM PST · by fungoking · 18 replies · 1,069+ views
    KC Star ^ | 12/11/09
    Cape Girardeau -- An employee of a Sonic restaurant in southeast Missouri is accused of cooking methamphetamine at the restaurant. The Southeast Missourian reported on its Web site Thursday that 22-year-old Dennis Bratcher is charged with second-degree burglary and attempt to manufacture a controlled substance. There was no telephone listing for Bratcher in the Cape Girardeau area. Police were called at 1:57 a.m. Thursday to a burglary in process at the restaurant. A probable cause statement says police found Bratcher cooking a batch of meth. Bratcher is a shift manager at the restaurant.
  • Agassi says he used crystal meth in '97

    10/27/2009 8:28:07 PM PDT · by Justaham · 9 replies · 585+ views
    ESPN ^ | 10-27-09
    Andre Agassi used crystal meth while he was playing professional tennis, according to a new autobiography to be released next month. The Times of London plans to serialize the book and released details on Tuesday which describe how Agassi came to use the drug and how he avoided discipline by the ATP. In 1997, Agassi was struggling with his game and with his decision to marry actress Brooke Shields. His assistant, identified as Slim, introduced him to the drug, according to the excerpt.
  • Missouri Guardsmen make meth to learn how to identify meth labs

    10/02/2009 9:37:26 AM PDT · by darrellmaurina · 345+ views
    Pulaski County Daily News ^ | 10/1/2009 | Matthew J. Wilson/Missouri National Guard Public Affairs
    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (Oct. 1, 2009) Four Missouri National Guardsmen in the 7th Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team based at Fort Leonard Wood recently participated in clandestine lab training at the Missouri Highway Patrol headquarters. The four men, 1st Lt. Nathan Looper of Lynchburg, 1st Lt. Matthew Marks and 1st Lt. Richard Sambolin of Waynesville, and Staff Sgt. Jason Allabaugh of Chadwick, took the course as part of their training, along with law enforcement officials from across the state. The class was primarily geared toward the detection and cleanup of methamphetamine labs. Now we can look...
  • St. Petersburg woman critically injured by dog she rescued [Pit Bull Alert]

    09/20/2009 6:14:00 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 47 replies · 1,302+ views
    ST. PETERSBURG Four years ago, Robert Jacks and his wife, Patricia Thiel, rescued a stray dog. The Labrador-pit bullterrier mix was about 2 years old and had wandered onto the golf course where Jacks works. It was afraid of people. They couple figured it had been abused. The two dog lovers named it Jake and worked to rehabilitate it. It became part of the family and often would sleep on the couple's bed. But on Thursday afternoon, something went wrong. Authorities say Jake fiercely attacked Thiel, a 39-year-old nurse at All Children's Hospital, shortly after 2 p.m., in their...
  • Garridos' neighbours reveal 'Creepy Phil's' drug-fuelled orgies with the hillbillies

    08/31/2009 3:57:53 AM PDT · by dennisw · 128 replies · 4,469+ views ^ | 1:28 AM on 31st August 2009 | Andrew Malone
    At the heart of this inquiry lies the nature of the community where Garrido chose to make his home after serving just 11 years of a 50-year sentence for a previous sex attack. For contrary to initial reports, this is far from being mainstream, middle-class, suburban America. Together with his new wife, Nancy, whom he had met while she was visiting her uncle in jail, Garrido settled in a crime-ridden backwater where nobody pries into anyone else's business - unless they are willing to pay the price. 'The people here are like hillbillies,' says one local film-maker. 'They are all...