Michigan man caught with meth uses fake name, arrested anyway because that person had active warrants
CLAM LAKE TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A Michigan man who was caught with methamphetamine gave police a fake name, but the person whose name he used had active felony warrants, so he was arrested anyway, according to officials. A 29-year-old Cadillac woman was in the driver’s seat and a 30-year-old Lawton man was in the front passenger seat, police said. The fake name the man used belonged to someone who had an active warrant out for his arrest, so they took the Lawton man into custody, officials said. AdDuring the arrest, troopers found about 27 grams of meth inside the man’s pants, according to police. (Michigan State Police)Several pop cans and lottery tickets were found on the ground outside the vehicle, police said.
Officials seize 21 kilograms of suspected methamphetamine at Ambassador Bridge
WINDSOR, Ontario – Around 21 kilograms of suspected methamphetamine was seized by officials at the Ambassador Bridge on Sept. 22. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) made the discovery. They said the meth was found with a Brampton resident and is estimated to be worth about $2.7 million. During the examination, border services officers discovered a duffel bag filled with packages of suspected methamphetamine. Jaspreet Singh, 29, of Brampton, Ontario is charged with Importation of Scheduled I substance and Possession for the purpose of trafficking.
Warren police operation seizes 75 guns, $107,000 in drug money
WARREN, Mich. – Police in Warren responded to a recent uptick in crime with Operation SNAG, which helped get guns, drugs and criminals off the streets. City officials held a press conference Thursday to discuss SNAG, which stands for Saving Neighborhoods Against Guns. It includes a police task force getting deep into areas where there have been shootings and armed robberies. Police said more than two dozen guns seized are at a crime lab being tested. Warren mayor Jim Fouts commended the Warren Police Department for Operation SNAG and said the task force saved lives.
Its very dangerous: DEA warns of candy-like meth circulating in Midwestern region
DETROIT The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) said meth disguised as candy, or child vitamins, is creeping its way into the Midwestern region. This is the first time that weve really seen this, said DEA Special Agent in Charge of Detroit Field Division, Keith Martin. In the last couple months, weve seen these meth pills that look like candy, or some people say they look like Flintstone vitamins, but theyre actually meth pills, Martin said. We do know that the cartels are using the same routes that theyve used for the last hundred years, theyre using the same transportation routes, Martin said. Its dangerous for adults, and its definitely dangerous for children, Martin said.
Northern Michigan man charged with possession of meth
MONTMORENCY COUNTY, Mich. – A Northern Michigan man was arrested by state police for possession of methamphetamine, officials said. Michigan State Police troopers conducted a traffic stop around 8 p.m. Feb. 23 on M-32 near Hall Road in Avery Township, officials said. There were four people in the car, including Marcus Allen Mackay, 36, of Grayling, Michigan. Mackay was arrested for possession of meth, according to authorities. Mackay was arraigned at 88th District Court in Montmorency County and charged with possession of methamphetamine, a felony with a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $15,000 fine.
3 Detroit residents arrested after meth, fentanyl sold to undercover officials
WOLVERINE, Mich. – Three Detroit residents were arrested earlier this week after methamphetamine and fentanyl were sold to undercover officials. Hariston is charged with conspiracy to deliver methamphetamine and conspiracy to deliver fentanyl. Bennett is charged with conspiracy to deliver methamphetamine, delivery of methamphetamine, conspiracy to deliver fentanyl and delivery of fentanyl. McAfee is charged with conspiracy to deliver methamphetamine and conspiracy to deliver fentanyl. He also received a habitual offender -- fourth offense notice, which carries a possible life sentence.
‘Mighty Ducks’ actor Shaun Weiss accused of breaking into man’s garage while high on meth
Shaun Weiss played Greg Goldberg in the Disney comedy franchise about a hockey team. A homeowner called police Sunday morning to report an unknown person in his garage, according to a statement from the Marysville Police Department. Officers arrived to find Weiss allegedly had shattered a car window and was sitting in the vehicle, the statement said. Weiss, 41, was still in custody with bail set at $25,000 after being reduced from $52,500, according to inmate records. Weiss was arrested in August 2018 for public intoxication and released without charges, according to the Oroville Public Safety Department's Facebook page.
South Dakota declared war on meth. But critics say state policies doom any hope of change
For all the ridicule South Dakota is receiving for its new antidrug slogan Meth. South Dakota is the only state that classifies ingestion of illegal substances as a felony, a hard-line approach that has widely been shown to make it harder to break the cycle of addiction. Like much of the United States, South Dakota embraced a get-tough policy on drugs starting in the 1980s and saw its prison population skyrocket. In a nod to the shifting winds, South Dakota lawmakers in 2013 passed reforms aimed at decreasing the prison population by promoting probation and other alternatives for those incarcerated for nonviolent offenses. AdvertisementThe Pennington County sheriff, Kevin Thom, told the Associated Press in September that recategorizing drug-taking as a misdemeanor on its own wouldnt reduce the number of drug users.latimes.com
South Dakotas governor defends Meth. Were on it campaign
SIOUX FALLS, SD South Dakota sparked online guffaws Monday by rolling out an anti-drug campaign featuring people saying, Meth, Im on it, and the governor said the backlash proves the effort to raise awareness is working. A press release for the campaign said it uses impactful, even shocking images of South Dakotans to try to communicate that meth should be tackled by everyone. Somebody get me some meth.Another Twitter user posted: Surprising anti-meth campaign in South Dakota. Kristi Noem defended the campaign, posting, Hey Twitter, the whole point of this ad campaign is to raise awareness. The ad campaign includes a website, billboards and TV ads that will run through May.