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On Valentine’s Day, a Heflin, LA woman was involved in a rollover crash that ultimately resulted in her arrest. According to a news article at the Minden Press-Herald, 54-year-old Pamela Doyle crashed her vehicle at the intersection of Tillman Church Rd. and Highway 371. iStock_000016880944_XXXLarge-2-300x200

A deputy with the Webster Parish Sheriff’s Dept. arrived at the scene of the accident, finding Doyle had a laceration to the head; she complained of head pain, and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. While en route to the hospital, deputies found a glass pipe with what they suspected was methamphetamine crystals on it. According to the police report, when deputies inventoried the vehicle they saw the pipe and meth in “plain view” in the passenger side floorboard.

Deputies also searched Doyle’s handbag and found a substance they suspected to be methamphetamine in a plastic baggie. They also reportedly discovered Xanax pills in her purse upon further processing.

Recently, a Danielson, CT man was arrested on numerous drug charges following an investigation that stemmed from a leather jacket found on a bar stool at The Sports Page in November of last year. According to news reports, a routine bar check was being conducted by troopers from the Quality of Life Task Force of Connecticut State Police’s Troop D when the jacket was discovered. In it was 20 grams of crack cocaine prepackaged for sale according to police. iStock_000009283153_Large-2-300x201

The discovery of the unclaimed leather jacket led to an investigation and subsequent application for an arrest warrant. The warrant was executed earlier this week; the suspect, Jude Abellard, was found at his apartment along with a substantial amount of drugs, cash, and drug paraphernalia. Troopers discovered a digital scale, packaging materials, $576 in cash, and 72 baggies of crack cocaine prepackaged for sale. News reports indicate the 42 grams of crack cocaine has an approximate street value of $4,200.

Abellard is now charged with one count of intent to sell crack cocaine, two counts of possession of crack cocaine, and operating a drug factory. As of last reports, the suspect was being held on $125,000 bond and was scheduled to appear in court on February 9.

Recently, 33-year-old Christina Deam was pulled over by a Jefferson County sheriff’s deputy in Arkansas for allegedly driving 63 mph in a 55 mph zone on U.S. 79. As a result of the traffic stop, Deam now faces drug charges. iStock_000014717444_XXXLarge-300x200

According to news reports, Deam was initially taken into custody on two misdemeanor warrants. A probable cause affidavit revealed that Deputy James Hoffman performed the traffic stop, and Deam admitted she did not have a driver’s license. A passenger in the vehicle with Deam also did not have a license; after running a records check, Hoffman found both had warrants. Deam and her passenger were arrested.

After conducting an air sniff of Deam’s car with the assistance of Hoffman’s K-9 partner in which the dog alerted on the driver’s side door, a clear plastic bag of what was believed to be cocaine was found in the door pocket. Suspected cocaine was also found in Deam’s handbag, along with a clear straw containing residue of suspected cocaine. The State Crime Lab will perform an analysis to determine if all of the materials found in the handbag and vehicle are indeed cocaine, however Deam denied any knowledge of it.

In October of last year, Rodney Gene Beumel was found asleep in his truck by Hillsdale City Police.  pills-1023897-mOfficers found Beumel after receiving reports that his truck was parked in a way that was blocking traffic.

Upon finding Beumel and his truck in an alley near the hospital, police discovered the offender had an open container of alcohol inside his vehicle.  Upon further inspection, police found Beumel had prescription pills and methamphetamine, drugs he had no prescription for.  Earlier this month, Beumel appeared in court facing criminal charges that included driving under the influence of drugs and possession of drugs.  At his arraignment, a not guilty plea was entered on Beumel’s behalf.  In all, Beumel faced four felony charges although not all of the offenses were listed in news reports.
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A months-long investigation led to police executing a search warrant at a home in drug-dealersCoolbaugh Township in PA, according to a news article at  Upon searching the home, police found loaded guns, cocaine, heroin, and marijuana throughout the home.

The Pocono Mountain Regional Police Dept. announced on Monday that five adults were arrested following the search, and an arrest warrant issued for a sixth.  A 4-year-old child was taken from the home by Monroe County Children and Youth Agency, while a 16-year-old boy was put in juvenile detention.  The ages of the adults arrested so far range from 22 to 54.  The man police are still searching for is 28-year-old Andrew Turner, who wasn’t at the residence at the time of the search.
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On Friday January 8, a Needles man was arrested by Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies after drugs were found in the vehicle of 56-year-old Stewart Randolph Daman during a traffic stop. iStock_000018174837_Full-2-300x200

According to news reports, deputies pulled Daman over at about 11:30 p.m. He was arrested on possession of drug paraphernalia, driving with a suspended license, suspicion of possession of dangerous drugs, failure to pay fines warrant for driving with a suspended license issued in 2007, and a warrant for possession of drug paraphernalia issued by Bullhead City Justice Court. Authorities performed a records check and found Daman had a suspended license as well as outstanding warrants.

Upon searching the vehicle deputies found two plastic bags that after field testing proved to be methamphetamine. A glass pipe with burnt residue was also found in the vehicle. When questioned, Daman claimed he did not know the drugs were in the vehicle, and that they could belong to his brother. He was taken into custody without incident, and booked into the Mohave County Jail.

On December 28, three men were arrested in York County, PA after being stopped by authorities as they drove from California to a home in West Manheim Township in two pickup trucks for the purpose of delivering drugs. According to news reports, those arrested include Tyler Long, Ryan Falsone, and Christopher Heath, a California sheriff’s deputy. Medical-Marijuana-MI-Voters-Say-Yes-MDCH-Says-Not-Yet-Pic-300x225

The three men were stopped in the Hanover area, not a routine traffic stop. According to York County District Attorney Tom Kearney, police had been operating on intelligence they had received, and were prepared to make the stop. They knew prior who they were going to stop, and the reason for the stop – $2 million in marijuana the men were transporting for delivery. News reports indicate police seized 247 pounds of marijuana during the traffic stop.

Upon his arrest, 37-year-old Heath of Bangor was in possession of his service weapon and badge. Heath, along with Falsone and Long have been charged with possession with intent to deliver marijuana, delivery of marijuana, and criminal conspiracy to deliver marijuana. Each of the three posted a $1 million bail.

On Christmas Eve, Thomasville, GA police pulled a vehicle over at approximately 6:30 p.m. for drugs2having no tag lights.  According to a news article at the Times Enterprise, upon stopping the pickup truck the officer noticed a strong odor of what he suspected to be burned marijuana.  At this point, police searched the vehicle and its occupants.

What essentially began as a traffic stop turned into something much larger, as a passenger of the vehicle was found to have a Schedule I narcotic drug on her person.  According to Kevin Lee, commander of the Thomas County/Thomasville Narcotics/Vice Division, the drug found in a plastic bag in the crotch area of the pants worn by the passenger was believed to be a synthetic substance such as molly or flakka.  The woman who had the drug on her person was 36-year-old Jamie Lynn Gordon.  She was charged with possession of a Schedule I controlled substance.
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Recently, 42-year-old Cleopatra Price lost her job as a child-welfare case manager with Impower, an organization subcontracted by Brevard Family Partnership when she was arrested for allegedly trafficking methamphetamine and heroin. iStock_000013484355_XXXLarge-270x300

In a December 21 news article at Florida Today, Dept. of Children and Families spokeswoman Kristi Gray stated that Price worked directly with families in some kind of capacity, a position of trust. Gray went on to say this type of charge is “absolutely unacceptable.” In her position as child-welfare case manager, Price oversaw 17 cases involving children and families.

Following a series of undercover drug buys of cocaine and heroin which Price was allegedly involved in, Brevard County sheriff’s deputies carried out a search warrant at her home. Removed from her $39,000 per year position, Price was charged with possession of meth with intent to sell, trafficking 30.5 grams of cocaine, and trafficking 56 grams of heroin. Authorities also claim to have discovered marijuana, Oxycodone pills, and three stolen handguns in Price’s dresser drawer. Her live-in boyfriend, Raybean Phillips, was also arrested and charged with various drug offenses.

Recently, a 20-year-old Mason, OH man was arrested after a pizza delivery driver from LaRosa’s Pizza provided the tip police needed to arrest the man for passing counterfeit $50 bills around town. When police arrived at the suspect’s doorstep, they found more than they bargained for. iStock_000000349200_Large-2-300x200

According to a news report at WLWT5, the pizza delivery driver was given a $50 bill in payment for the pizza. When the note looked suspect to the driver, he drove straight back to the LaRosa’s location, where store officials called police. Police had been aware that fake $50 bills were used at various businesses in the area, and they had a surveillance video of the suspect at a Marathon gas station. When police found the pizza delivery was made to the same address where the suspect on the Marathon gas station video lived, they obtained a search warrant for the condo.

Upon searching the home of 20-year-old Devon Jicarr Cardwell, police found not only counterfeit $20 and $50 bills in the floor vents of one of the rooms, they also found marijuana packaged for sale and three guns. All of these items were in a single room within the condo; Cardwell was not allowed to own or possess firearms because he was a convicted felon. He was charged with drug trafficking, having weapons under disability, and forgery.

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