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March 2015

Arizona Woman Thankful Stranger Killed Her Son During Attack

A Phoenix woman who said her son was high on drugs when he attacked her Sunday night thanked the stranger who fatally shot the man during the attack. She told the station that her son popped his head into her car window to give her a kiss, but he instead started slashing at her throat and grabbing her.

Source: Fox News, Published: 3/26/2015 12:00:00 AM

December 2014

In the Never-Ending Battle Against Illegal Drugs in the Lake Area, a Prominent Drug Enforcement Group has Mixed News:

A new task force has formed in response to a growing problem of heroin use in Connersville. The task force started November 4. Several agencies are involved, including Indiana State Police, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department and the Connersville Police Department. The task force has arrested 24 people in the past month. Those people have been charged with a number of drug offenses. Since September, 41 people have overdosed on heroin in Connersville. Of those 41 people, eight of them have died. Because of the alarming trend, the task force was formed.

Source: Fox59, Indianapolis, IN, Published: 12/4/2014 12:00:00 AM

November 2014

Hercules Parent Finds Bag Of Methamphetamine Among Daughter’s Halloween Candy

A parent in Hercules made a startling discovery Monday when he found a small bag of methamphetamine among his daughter’s Halloween candy, a police sergeant said. Police said the father reported finding the drugs this morning while going through the bag of candy collected by his 8-year-old daughter while trick-or-treating on Halloween night.

Source: CBS, San Francisco Bay Area, KPIX, Published: 11/3/2014 12:00:00 AM

Should Pseudoephedrine be a Prescription Drug?

Despite a new law to limit the amount of pseudoephedrine Tennesseans can buy without a prescription, the manufacturing of methamphetamine continues to be a daunting problem in this state. The only effective way to tackle the problem, law enforcement officials say, is require a prescription to buy any pseudoephedrine (the main ingredient in meth) in this state. Meth production takes a large bite out of tax dollars going to law enforcement. There is the cost cleaning up the very toxic meth labs. And there are the medical and dental costs of those jailed for making meth. (Washington County Sheriff Ed Graybeal told the Press earlier this year his office is now paying $1,000 more a month for a dentist to deal with cases of “meth mouth” at the jail.)

Source: Johnson City Press, Johnson City, TN, Published: 11/3/2014 12:00:00 AM

October 2014

Task Force Seizes Nearly a Quarter of a Million in Crystal Methamphetamine

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer, Butler Township Police Chief John Cresie, and Miami Township Police Chief Ronald Hess announced Wednesday the arrest of a Chicago resident following the seizure of nearly a quarter of a million dollars worth of crystal methamphetamine. Investigators with the Miami Valley Bulk Cash Smuggling Task Force arrested Rene Nevarez-Reyes, 22, following a traffic stop in Montgomery County on Sunday. Approximately five kilograms of crystal methamphetamine was located in his vehicle.

Source: The Daily Advocate, Greenville, OH, Published: 10/29/2014 12:00:00 AM

Dumpster Diver Lands on Discarded Methamphetamine Lab

An indigent man collecting returnable bottles happened upon components of a methamphetamine lab in a dumpster, the Traverse Narcotics Team said Tuesday, Oct. 28. The clerk at a Cadillac party store noticed the man returning pop bottles that contained “odd substances” and had tubing attached. Detectives determined that six of the bottles were used as hydrochloric-acid generators and another as a “reactionary vessel” for a one-pot meth lab.

Source: Michigan Live.com, Published: 10/28/2014 12:00:00 AM

Former Drug Task Force Supervisor is Sentenced

A judge has sentenced a former Jefferson County drug task force supervisor to eight months in jail for stealing from the team's undercover buy fund. A jury found Timothy Madson guilty of misconduct in office in July. According to the criminal complaint and a state Department of Justice news release, Madson wrote more than $20,000 in checks to himself from the buy fund between 2006 and 2011, claiming he was reimbursing himself for expenses that turned out to be bogus.

Source: Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee, WI, Published: 10/22/2014 12:00:00 AM

Nervous Pair Prompts Police Search on I-15; 9 Pounds of Meth Found

A traffic stop on I-15 resulted in arrests for a pair of travelers who were allegedly transporting illegal or unlawfully obtained items that included identification documents and credit cards as well as nine pounds of methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $200,000. A Utah Highway Patrol officer observed a vehicle traveling northbound on I-15 near milepost 45 Wednesday with a broken brake light and numerous items hanging from and obstructing the driver’s view of the rearview mirror.

Source: Salt Lake City, Fox13, Published: 10/18/2014 12:00:00 AM