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  • 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...
  • Walmart Meth Lab Suspect Arrested at Taco Bell

    03/18/2015 10:56:07 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    The man suspected of leaving a backpack meth lab inside a Muncie Walmart last week was arrested Monday night. Tyler Armstrong, 25, was arrested at a Taco Bell in Muncie around 8:30 p.m. by members of the Pendleton District Meth Suppression Squad. Investigators had narrowed their search down to that neighborhood, and saw Armstrong as he walked into the restaurant. Police say Armstrong tried to resist arrest when they identified themselves, but they were able to subdue him and take him into custody. Armstrong is charged with aiding in the manufacturing of methamphetamine, dumping controlled substance waste and criminal recklessness...
  • Meth Lab Discovered Inside Walmart Bathroom

    03/13/2015 12:51:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    KFOR ^ | MARCH 13, 2015
    Police found a meth lab inside a Walmart restroom in Muncie, Indiana, on Thursday night. Employees called police around 11:30 p.m. after discovering a suspicious backpack in the men’s restroom, according to WXIN. When troopers arrived, they found an active meth lab inside the backpack. Investigators dismantled the lab and removed the chemicals from the store. Police said the men’s and women’s restrooms would have to be thoroughly decontaminated before being reopened to customers. Investigators are still working to identify the person who left the backpack inside the restroom.
  • Man Busted Selling “Energy Drinks” Containing Meth

    03/10/2015 6:28:55 AM PDT · by Abathar · 32 replies
    Stuppid.com ^ | Jan 25, 2015 | Uncredited
    Boone County resident, Jasper June, 72, was arrested today on felony charges of manufacturing and distributing homemade “energy drinks” containing the powerful stimulate methamphetamine. The Boone County drug task force raided June’s tree fort (June lives in 200 sq. ft. tree fort on his brother’s property) to find Jasper wearing only an adult diaper and reading an Arabic pornographic magazine. meth-energy-drink2 Police seized approximately 25 2 liter bottles of June’s “energy drink” found in a cinder block pump house on the property. The bottles tested positive for methamphetamine. June came under suspicion when he sold four bottles to several high...
  • Witnesses detail boy’s fall in alleged Wal-Mart getaway

    03/03/2015 1:29:44 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | March 3, 2015 | Prisca Pointdujour
    A 5-year-old boy was “screaming his lungs out” Sunday as he came “flying out of the door” of an SUV during a botched theft of a flat-screen TV from a Falmouth Wal-Mart by his mom and her boyfriend, according to police reports released yesterday. Eyewitnesses said they ran to help as the crying boy fell “out of the car onto the ground” and then got up and started to chase the SUV.
  • Marijuana is much safer than alcohol or tobacco, according to a new study

    02/25/2015 11:28:41 AM PST · by Wolfie · 109 replies
    The Verge ^ | Feb. 23, 2015
    Marijuana is much safer than alcohol or tobacco, according to a new study Marijuana is roughly 114 times less deadly than alcohol, according to recent findings published in the journal Scientific Reports. Of the seven drugs included in the study, alcohol was the deadliest at an individual level, followed by heroin, cocaine, tobacco, ecstasy, methamphetamines, and marijuana. Previous studies consistently ranked marijuana as the safest recreational drug, but it was not known that the discrepancy was this large. The researchers determined the mortality risk by comparing a lethal dose of each substance with the amount typically used. Not only was...
  • Coroner, family link Michael Hastings to drug use at time of death

    08/20/2013 5:35:57 PM PDT · by South40 · 75 replies
    LATimes ^ | 8/20/2013 | Andrew Blankstein
    Journalist Michael Hastings, who was killed in a fiery Los Angeles crash in June, died of "traumatic injuries" as a result of the accident and had traces of drugs in his system, Los Angeles coroner's officials said Tuesday. Hastings, 33, died June 18 in a single-vehicle accident. His car burst into flames and he was pronounced dead at the scene. Coroner's officials said Hastings had traces of amphetamine in his system, consistent with possible intake of methamphetamine many hours before death, as well as marijuana. Neither were considered a factor in the crash, according to toxicology reports.
  • Autopsy Shows Journalist Michael Hastings Had Meth, Pot In System At Time Of Fiery Auto Crash

    08/21/2013 6:44:24 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 53 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | August 20, 2013 | The Smoking Gun
    The family of journalist Michael Hastings was trying to get him into drug rehab at the time he died in a fiery Los Angeles car wreck, according to a coroner’s report released today.
  • Obama calls for regs on drones

    01/27/2015 3:27:35 PM PST · by Libloather · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/27/15 | Justin Sink
    President Obama on Tuesday said the U.S. needs to create a “regulatory structure” for the domestic use of drones — one day after a small, unmanned quad copter was discovered on the South Lawn of the White House. “There are incredibly useful functions that these drones can play in terms of farmers who are managing crops and conservationists who want to take stock of wildlife,” Obama told CNN. He noted that companies like Amazon are experimenting with using drones to deliver packages. “But we don't really have any kind of regulatory structure at all for it,” he added. The president...
  • Drone Carrying Meth Crashes Near San Ysidro Port of Entry

    01/22/2015 12:26:19 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 53 replies
    nbcsandiego.com ^ | 1/22/2015 | Laura McVicker
    A drone carrying methamphetamine crashed in Mexico near the San Ysidro Port of Entry on Tuesday night. The unmanned aircraft hauling more than 6 pounds of crystal meth in six packages fell from the sky into the parking lot of a supermarket in Tijuana just before 10 p.m., according to Vicente Calderon, a Tijuana-based freelance journalist for NBC 7.
  • Odd Byproduct of Legal Marijuana: Homes That Blow Up

    01/17/2015 3:22:44 PM PST · by Zakeet · 48 replies
    NY Times ^ | January 17, 2015 | Jack Healy
    When Colorado legalized marijuana two years ago, nobody was quite ready for the problem of exploding houses. But that is exactly what firefighters, courts and lawmakers across the state are confronting these days: amateur marijuana alchemists who are turning their kitchens and basements into “Breaking Bad”-style laboratories, using flammable chemicals to extract potent drops of a marijuana concentrate commonly called hash oil, and sometimes accidentally blowing up their homes and lighting themselves on fire in the process.
  • Wisconsin pursuit ends when suspect loses prosthetic leg in fence

    01/15/2015 8:40:44 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 17 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 1-15-15 | Anne Jungen
    Fuselier continued into Trempealeau County at speeds that reached 80 mph until officers lost him on Gilmeister Road and found his car in a ditch, the complaint stated. Authorities from both counties followed footprints into a wooded area for more than one mile and across a creek before a deputy found Fuselier on the ground unable to get up because his prosthetic leg was stuck in a fence, according to the complaint. Police found meth and a pipe in his car.
  • Troopers: False rape accusation led to killing in Fairbanks [ Alaska ]

    01/09/2015 2:18:22 PM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    Fairbanks Daily News-Miner ^ | January 8, 2015 | Dorothy Chomicz
    A false accusation of rape allegedly caused a Barrow man to beat his cousin to death in a Fairbanks hotel room Wednesday morning, according to Alaska State Troopers. Abraham S. Stine, 39, was charged Thursday with one count of second-degree murder for beating Wesley Lord, 37, to death at the Extended Stay Hotel on Old Airport Way. His girlfriend, Dominique Natalie Vasquez, 31, also of Barrow, was charged with one count of second-degree murder for her actions during the incident. According to charging documents, Vasquez had been smoking methamphetamine and drinking alcohol with Lord and two other men — one...
  • 49 Tremendous Things That Florida Men Accomplished This Year

    01/01/2015 8:41:05 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 5 replies
    News.Mic ^ | 12/30/14 | Sophie Kleeman
    You'd be hard-pressed to find a more perfect caricature of America's wildest, bawdiest and most unintelligible impulses than Florida Man. As the Internet's most notorious citizen, Florida Man isn't a single person, let alone a single resident of Florida. He's an amalgamation of the characters who populate the ridiculous news stories that often trickle out of the Sunshine State. Florida Man is a raunchier version of the Onion's mild-mannered Area Man, a caricature, with a wink and a nod, to our fellow Americans. Florida Man is best known for his outlandish conduct, which ranges from the bizarre (carrying a meth...
  • Chinese meth bust smells a lot like ‘Breaking Bad’

    12/05/2014 6:29:27 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 27 replies
    GlobalPost ^ | December 4, 2014 | Robert Foyle Hunwick
    BEIJING — At the end of a lonely alley, the building had three rooms, no number and just one entrance. Only after midnight would the lights come on, and they’d stay on until dawn.The work inside was smelly and dangerous. Three powerful fans whirred through the night. The floor was stacked with charcoal briquettes to absorb the odor.But the men inside were settling down for a late-night snack — they hadn’t even put on their gas masks yet — when police came through the iron door.The bust that ensued would give "Breaking Bad" a run for its mythic blue meth.
  • The North Korean Walter Whites funnelling crystal meth into China

    11/30/2014 5:55:33 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 28 November 2014 | Tania Branigan
    The North Korean Walter Whites funnelling crystal meth into China Pyongyang actively produced and trafficked drugs for years, say experts, but there has been a shift towards tolerating smaller scale, privatised operations Tania Branigan in Beijing Friday 28 November 2014 11.15 GMT Just call him North Korea’s Walter White: a struggling professor who turned to making methamphetamine, or crystal meth, to supplement his modest income - and who is likely to have found ready conspirators in gangs from across the border in China. Defectors and North Koreans working illicitly abroad say a large-scale drug trade has flooded north-east China with...
  • Mexican meth increasingly supplanting at-home labs

    11/08/2014 6:27:42 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 22 replies
    SacBee ^ | 11/08/2014 | JIM SALTER
    Mexican meth increasingly supplanting at-home labs By JIM SALTER - Associated Press 11/08/2014 5:41 PM | Updated: 11/08/2014 5:41 PM ST. LOUIS — The nation's Heartland is ridding itself of the scourge of homemade methamphetamine, with lab seizures down by nearly half in many high-meth states. Any celebration is muted: Meth use remains high, but people are increasingly turning to cheaper, imported Mexican meth rather than making their own.
  • 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...
  • AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd murder plot charge dropped

    11/06/2014 9:59:34 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    BBC News ^ | 6 November 2014 | Last updated at 23:00 ET
    The drummer of hard rock group AC/DC, Phil Rudd, has had a charge of attempted to arrange a murder dropped in New Zealand. Mr. Rudd’s lawyer said the charge was dropped because of lack of evidence. Australian Mr. Rudd will still face charges—announced on Thursday—of possessing drugs and of making threats to kill. […] Mr. Rudd’s lawyer, Paul Mabey, said the “charge alleging an attempt to procure murder should never have been laid”. […] He described the drug charges as “minor” offenses and said the musician would defend the charge of making threats to kill, which carries a maximum sentence...
  • 'Religious zealot' Christian student 'decapitated 19-year-old friend because he thought he

    10/30/2014 5:31:15 PM PDT · by Morgana · 91 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 30 October 2014 | Pedro Oliveira Jr. for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: 'Religious zealot' Christian student 'decapitated 19-year-old friend because he thought he practiced witchcraft' A deeply Christian college student in Oklahoma allegedly nearly decapitated the son of a state trooper with a sword because the victim practiced witchcraft, police say. Isaiah Marin of Stillwater was charged Thursday with first-degree murder in the attack that killed 19-year-old Jacob Andrew Crockett a day earlier. The two had been playing cards with a third pal, Marin's brother, when Marin removed the 'large black sword' from its sheath and began swinging it around, court records obtained by MailOnline show. Scroll down for video
  • Bay Area cartel probe nets 22 arrests, 500 lbs. of meth

    10/20/2014 7:39:31 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 4 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 20, 2014 | Henry K. Lee
    Nearly two dozen suspects have been arrested in recent months, and 500 pounds of methamphetamine siezed, as a result of a Contra Costa County takedown of members of the Sinoloa drug cartel in Mexico, authorities announced Monday.
  • Like the Nazis Before Them, ISIS Soldiers Often Cranked-Up on Meth as They KILL KILL KILL

    10/07/2014 8:47:00 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 30 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 07 October 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Just when you thought the blood-drunk ISIS couldn't possibly become more repellant or damaging to this world, now 'The Islamic State' in Iraq and Syria is producing its own meth (and ecstasy) in recently-captured pharmaceutical plants in order to earn hard-currency from exports, ala North Korea...  If it wasn't worrisome enough that ISIS had taken oil fields and captured piles of gold from a Mosul bank, consider that now they're adding lucrative drug manufacture/export- making the group more economically-independent by the day. Human trafficking, sales of sex-slaves, pirating online and off all continue to widen ISIS's base of revenue and...
  • GA woman mistakenly jailed for more than a month after cops confused SpaghettiOs for meth

    09/30/2014 6:16:25 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 156 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | 9-30-14 | Lee Moran
    A Georgia woman was mistakenly jailed for one month after cops confused her SpaghettiOs for meth. Ashley Gabrielle Huff was first detained on July 2 after officers in Gainesville found a spoon with a dried substance baked onto it inside her car during a routine traffic stop. The 23-year-old, from Commerce, claimed it was residue from the canned pasta that she liked to eat in the vehicle. Police, however, believed it to be methamphetamine. Huff, who had no criminal history, was sent to Hall County Jail for two days so cops could conduct crime lab tests on the mysterious texture.
  • Former Metro teacher arrested for making meth again

    08/12/2014 8:54:22 PM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    wkrn ^ | staff
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - For the second time in three months, police have arrested a former Metro school teacher for making meth inside her west Nashville home. The condemned home on Illinois Avenue is owned by former Metro school teacher Monica Adkins. Around 11:15 p.m. Monday someone called 911 to report a fire at the residence.
  • A Crime No Man Can Commit:

    07/16/2014 12:13:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 16, 2014 | Jacob Sullum
    Given the link between alcohol consumption during pregnancy and birth defects, should expectant mothers who drink be arrested for assault? If not, it is hard to see why Mallory Loyola is in jail. Loyola, who was arrested last week after giving birth to a baby girl who tested positive for amphetamine, is the first woman to be charged under a new Tennessee law that criminalizes drug consumption by pregnant women. The law, ostensibly aimed at protecting children, is really about punishing what its chief sponsor described as "the worst of the worst": women who not only use arbitrarily proscribed intoxicants...
  • Poltergeist Under Couple’s Bed Turns Out to Be Meth Head

    07/15/2014 9:29:14 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 12 replies
    Vocativ ^ | 7/14/14 | Vocativ
    A Seattle couple returned home to discover that an intruder had trashed their apartment. It was only after the cops had left that they found the human beast hiding under their mattress with a knife It’s been a little hard for Brian O’Neill to catch some decent shut-eye ever since he and his wife discovered a monster under their bed. “Oh man, I haven’t been able to sleep very well,” the Seattle business analyst tells Vocativ. “It was like one of those really creepy movies.”
  • MP: I Took Crystal Meth to Improve Performance

    07/10/2014 1:59:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    The Local ^ | 10 Jul 2014
    A top Social Democrat politician on Wednesday admitted he took crystal meth, but said he only did it to improve his performance at work.The apartment of Michael Hartmann, the interior policy expert for the centre-left SPD (Social Democrats), was searched by police last week in a drugs probe. And on Wednesday the lawyer of the lawmaker from Mainz said his client did buy and consume a small quantity of the drug in autumn 2013. His lawyer said he used crystal meth for around a month, but was not addicted to the drug. The lawyer said Hartmann had hoped to “improve...
  • Sheriff: Toddler Tests Positive For Meth After Drinking Grandmother’s Laced Tea

    07/01/2014 11:14:56 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | July 1, 2014 10:17 AM
    A 51-year-old woman faced felony child endangerment charges Tuesday after her 2-year-old granddaughter accidentally drank tea she allegedly laced with methamphetamine. Cynthia Watson, of Oregon, was arrested Sunday for endangerment and possession of methamphetamine, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said. The investigation into Watson began Monday when deputies were called out to a home in the 31000 block of Pine Street in Garner Valley. Deputies learned the child’s mother was trying to put the 2-year-old girl to bed Saturday night, but she would not fall asleep. “Her daughter was talking rapidly, scratching her skin, could not sit still and was...
  • 'I'm gonna flip this bus!': passenger who was on meth attacks Greyhound driver causing 70mph crash

    06/21/2014 4:04:53 PM PDT · by equalator · 15 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 6-20-2014 | Staff
    He jumped onto the dashboard and grabbed the wheel from the driver nearly causing the bus to swerve into oncoming traffic as he screamed, 'I'm gonna flip this bus!' While he was being pummeled, the driver called for passengers to 'get this guy off me.' The camera footage shows the bus careening off the highway, still traveling at 70 miles an hour as it heads into the dirt before hitting something. Passengers went flying with 24 people hurt leaving seven with broken bones.
  • Liquid Meth Floods Through CA Borders

    06/16/2014 6:02:09 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 13 replies
    Breitbart California ^ | June 16,2014 | MICHELLE MOONS
    As the U.S.-Mexico border has been inundated with children crossing alone and ending up detained in U.S. facilities, liquid methamphetamines are also flowing across the border. The liquid form allows smugglers to disguise the substance in beverage and repurposed plastic containers until reaching a meth house where it is cooked down to crystal form to be sold. An Associated Press report quoted John Donnelly, once in charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's Fresno office, who said of the Central Valley, “We're the source point for Seattle, Portland, Alaska and as far east as the Carolinas." The Central Valley is...
  • Man Used Retirement Village To House Meth Operation

    06/16/2014 1:44:30 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 16 2014 | Emma Colton
    A senior citizen living in a California retirement village has been accused of using his apartment as a meth lab. Robert Short, 64, was pulled over Saturday night for a routine traffic check when officers found four ounces of meth in his car — an amount consistent with someone who deals, according to ABC30. Investigators were prompted to search Short’s retirement complex and found a meth lab and distribution operation. “It’s shocking. I would never guess that anything like that would go on at a senior citizen village,” neighbor Robin Schramek told ABC30. According to neighbors who live in the...
  • Las Vegas Police Shooters ID’d: Married, Meth-Using Neo-Nazi Socialists

    06/09/2014 6:54:30 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 66 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 6-9-2014 | Jim Hoft
    The Las Vegas police shooters were identified as two Neo-Nazi socialists. Neighbors said “Jared” and “Amanda” had talked about killing police officers then going underground until the time was right to come out and kill some more. They were also meth-heads. The conspiracy nuts were drug addicts. The Las Vegas Review Journal reported: The shooters were a married couple thought to be in their late 20s who were new to the Las Vegas Valley, according to a law enforcement official close to the investigation. Police are looking into their links to the white supremacy movement and found swastika symbols during...
  • Video: Okla. Suspects Swap Meth Mouth-to-Mouth in Back of Cruiser

    05/14/2014 5:41:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    PoliceOne ^ | May 14, 2014 | Tim Hudson
    Suspects took the baggies and "exchanged a kiss" to pass the drugs from one to anotherTwo local men were being held on bond after an incident in which they attempted to destroy evidence in the back of a police car. Arrested in the incident was Derek Nicholas Bock, 33, on charges of possession of amphetamine, failure to yield from stop sign and destroying evidence, and Timothy Wayne Povlick, 35, on charges of failure to appear, possession of amphetamine and destroying evidence. According to the case's probable cause affidavit, around 2:16 a.m. on April 25 Bartlesville Police Department officers stopped a...
  • Peter Lucas: 'Golden Boy' lost it all to 'meth'

    04/08/2014 12:17:46 PM PDT · by luke1825 · 45 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 4/7/2014 | Peter Lucas
    Of the thousands of people I have known or covered in the Massachusetts Legislature over the years, Steve Doran of Lexington would be the last I would have expected to wind up in prison. Last week Doran, 58, a former 14-year member of the House of Representatives, was sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to drug charges. At one time, Doran had it all -- a lovely wife, four daughters, an extended family, a fine home, a solid reputation, good friends and an upwardly mobile political career. He threw it all away. What happened
  • New Details Suggest Alternate Story of Mother Shot by Border Patrol Agent

    03/07/2014 9:19:57 AM PST · by Altariel · 8 replies
    Attorney Eugene Iredale, who represents the Alvarado family, said although the methamphetamine found in Tachiquin-Alvarado’s system was a significant amount, it may have been the result of diet medications or supplements. Iredale also acknowledged that Alvarado did have a “substance-abuse problem,” which could account for the drug finding. But Iredale said the new information about the 10 bullets, which caused 14 separate wounds, is more important. He said details about the angle of travel of those bullets reveals that the agent shot Alvarado while standing in front of her car, not while he was being carried along on the hood...
  • Montana mom charged after child tests positive for meth

    02/07/2014 9:56:04 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    KTVQ.com ^ | February 3, 2014 | MTN News
    GREAT FALLS - A woman has been charged after authorities said one of her children tested positive for methamphetamine. Jessica McKinley, 26, has been charged with one felony count of criminal possession of dangerous drugs, and misdemeanor counts of endangering the welfare of a child and criminal possession of drug paraphernalia. Police were called to McKinley's home on Jan. 26 after receiving a report of drug activity. Court documents state that McKinley was there with two of her five children and consented to a search of the home. Police officers stated in an affidavit that McKinley was "acting strange" and...
  • San Diego No Longer ‘Meth Capital’ of U.S.

    02/05/2014 11:28:47 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Tuesday, Feb 4, 2014 | Monica Garske
    Though San Diego is no longer considered the "math capital," the drug continues to be a huge problem in the region, health officials and county leaders said TuesdayThough the use of methamphetamine continues to pose a major problem in San Diego, county health officials and leaders say the city is no longer considered the “meth capital” of the United States, according to the latest statistics. “San Diego County may no longer be the meth capital, but meth continues to take its deadly toll. The statistics are very disturbing,” County of San Diego Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Dianne Jacobs said Tuesday...
  • Marijuana AND Crystal Meth Legal in North Korea?

    02/03/2014 3:44:56 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 21 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 03 February 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Reports from the trickle of western visitors to North Korea consistently indicate that cannabis is actually widely tolerated in the Hermit Kingdom- in fact, it's not even considered a drug there. Travelers speak of pot growing wildly by the side of the road, sold, rolled, and smoked openly- right in the heart of the most repressive Stalinist regime on Earth... A recent visitor to the capitol Pyongyang said he went and purchased a substantial 'shopping bag' of the wacky tabacky at an open-stall vegetable market (at a rock-bottom price), no problem. There is simply exists no taboo around pot smoking in the DPRK- foreign businessmen say...
  • Philippines Probing Drug Link to Mexican Cartel

    12/27/2013 4:54:21 PM PST · by Theoria
    AP ^ | 27 Dec 2013 | AP
    The Philippine government is investigating how a Mexican drug cartel may have entered the country after police seized a large cache of high-grade crystal methamphetamine intended for the local market, officials said Friday. "Good information sharing" among Filipino law enforcers led to the Christmas Day raid on an alleged drug warehouse inside a ranch in Lipa City south of Manila, said Abigal Valte, a spokeswoman for President Benigno Aquino III. Police seized 84 kilograms (185 pounds) of crystal meth, known locally as "shabu," worth around 420 million pesos ($9.4 million). National police chief Alan Purisima said a Chinese-Filipino who was...
  • Arkansas Grid Attack Suspect Is Indicted

    12/15/2013 2:40:43 AM PST · by Cindy · 6 replies
    ELECTRIC CO-OP TODAY ^ | December 10, 2013 | Victoria A. Rocha
    SNIPPET: "A federal grand jury has issued an eight-count indictment against a central Arkansas man accused of damaging electric cooperative and other power facilities. Jason Woodring, 37, was indicted on charges relating to sabotage of high-voltage power lines and power stations earlier this year in several cities. Among them: a terrorist attack against a railroad carrier and destruction of energy facilities, including a 115,000-volt transmission line owned by First Electric Cooperative in Jacksonville. Woodring faces up to 20 years in prison on the energy facility destruction charges, and life in prison if convicted on the terrorism charge. According to an...
  • CDC: 221 sickened by synthetic pot in Colorado

    12/12/2013 11:15:03 PM PST · by Zakeet · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 12, 2013
    Synthetic marijuana is believed to have sickened 221 people in Colorado during a monthlong outbreak this year, according to a federal report released Thursday. The report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is based on a joint investigation with state health officials launched after Colorado hospitals started seeing an increase in emergency room visits by people who had used synthetic pot in late August.
  • Deputies Discover Nine Meth Labs at Boyd County Home

    11/30/2013 6:40:12 AM PST · by Morgana · 16 replies
    WSAZ ^ | Brad Myers
    BOYD COUNTY, Ky (WSAZ) -- For the second time in mere months, Boyd County Sheriff's deputies were back at a home along Martin V Drive in Cannonsburg. "This has been going on here for about seven months," Boyd County Sheriff's Sgt. Rob Donta said. "We've had a lot of complaints by the neighbors." After a months-long undercover investigation, deputies arrested Jeffrey Hurn. "Last night, we bought oxycodone pills off of him, and arrested him for trafficking a controlled substance," Donta said. After searching the property, deputies found nine meth labs. It was a discovery that didn't exactly surprise investigators. WSAZ.com...
  • Father-of-two, 25, sentenced to life for stealing a POWER TOOL: (Louisiana)

    11/14/2013 3:17:52 PM PST · by dennisw · 82 replies
    dailymail ^ | 14 November 2013 | By Louise Boyle
    Patrick W. Matthews was jailed in 2009 at the age of 22, for stealing a $750 welding machine in Lousiana He was convicted under Habitual Offender Law - because he robbed a fruit stand as a teenager with a drug problem 3,278 people are incarcerated in the U.S. for minor offenses and 65% of inmates are black, according to ACLU The family of a young father have revealed their heartache as he serves a life sentence - for stealing a power tool. Patrick W. Matthews was jailed in 2009 at the age of 22, for stealing a $750 welding machine,...
  • Police smell meth, raid home, kill 80-year-old man, find no meth

    10/16/2013 6:56:43 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 93 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/16/2013 | Robby Soave
    Los Angeles County deputies raided the home of Eugene Mallory and Tonya Pate. Authorities claim they had probable cause to search the premises because they could smell chemicals used to make methamphetamine while standing outside the house. Police suspected Mallory of being involved in an illegal meth ring. Mallory was asleep in bed when police entered his home. Pate said her husband has bad eyesight, and couldn’t tell that the men entering the house were police officers without his glasses. The deputies claim that Mallory pointed a gun at them, requiring them to take defensive measures. They shot him six...
  • Suit: Man Detained When Police Think Candy Is Meth

    10/22/2013 3:17:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    UPI ^ | Oct. 21, 2013
    A New York man's lawsuit alleges he and a friend were detained by police who mistook Jolly Rancher candies for crystal meth. Kenneth Smith, a lawyer for Love Olatunjiojo, 25, filed a federal lawsuit Oct. 15 alleging false arrest, illegal search and seizure and false imprisonment after his client and a friend were detained for 24 hours in June, the New York Daily News reported Monday. Smith said Olatunjiojo and his friend purchased a handful of Jolly Rancher hard candies at the It'Sugar candy emporium in June and they were stopped a few blocks away by officer Jermaine Taylor. Taylor,...