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Brian Vandenberg and KY3 News Producer | June 20, 2011
14 people face charges for a methamphetamine distribution ring in several states, including Missouri.  The following is a news release from Missouri's western district of the United States Attorney.    SPRINGFIELD, Mo . – Beth Phillips, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that 14 defendants have been indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in a drug trafficking conspiracy and for illegally possessing firearms.
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Brian Vandenberg and Edited News Release From The Webster County Sheriff's Office | July 18, 2012
Marshfield, MO - Following the tips of Webster county citizens, the Marshfield Police Dept, COMET Drug Task Force and the Webster County Sheriff's Office, made a large methamphetamine seizure in the Marshfield area.  Deputies and Officers seized at least 5 working Methamphetamine labs, many bags of finished Methamphetamine product, prescription pills and evidence of other crimes in the residence. One arrest was made in relation to the alleged crimes and more arrests are expected, pending further investigation.
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Edited news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office, Wester District of Missouri | November 28, 2011
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Beth Phillips, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that an Osceola, Mo., man pleaded guilty in federal court today to his role in a $1 million conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, as well as a conspiracy to commit identity theft. Brad D. Webster, 47, of Osceola, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge John T. Maughmer to the charges contained in a Jan. 25, 2011, federal indictment. By pleading guilty today, Webster also agreed to forfeit to the government a money judgment of $250,000, as well as two laptop computers, two digital cameras, a scanner and two printers and other equipment used to commit the offense.
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Edited News Release From The U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District Of Missouri | August 5, 2013
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Joplin, Mo., couple and their four adult sons are among 21 defendants who have been indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute large quantities of methamphetamine in Jasper County, Mo. Gerardo Hernandez Cazares, Sr., 51, his wife, Leticia Cazares, 51, a citizen of Mexico who is a permanent legal...
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Edited news release from the Southern Stone County Sheriff's Office | February 8, 2012
Galena, MO - On February 7 th , 2012, Officers from the Branson West Police Department received information about a resident in the county purchasing a suspicious amount of Pseudo-ephedrine from a store in their city.   They contacted the COMET Drug Task Force who checked on-line records database they use that tracks the sale of Pseudo-ephedrine and located where the individual had made purchases of Pseudo-ephedrine and after running a...
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by KY3 News and newsalerts@ky3.com | July 25, 2011
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- On July 22 nd of 2011 officers of the Mid-Missouri Drug Task Force and the Moniteau County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant at the residence located at 27026 Highway 87 north of California in Moniteau County Missouri. Officers had previously received information that drugs were being sold out of the residence. Officers recovered digital scales, packaging material, glass smoking pipes and approximately 80 grams of Methamphetamine. Arrested at the scene were Lisa Stice, age 44 of Jamestown, Cassie Allee, age 23 of California and Russell Martin age 45 of California.
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by the Accociated Press | April 6, 2013
SEARCY, Ark. (AP) - A man charged with capital murder for the slaying of a Bald Knob woman will face a second count because the victim was four months pregnant when she died.   Prosecutor Chris Raff added the additional capital murder count on Friday against 28-year-old Benjamin Peirce of Searcy in the death of 34-year-old Crystal Timberlake.   The Daily Citizen reports Timberlake was killed early Wednesday morning in Bald Knob and that investigators found a substantial amount of methamphetamine lab ingredients at the scene.
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edited news release | May 13, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A man from Springfield and his Rotary Club are in the running for a $10,000 prize to aid an effort to keep youngsters from getting hooked on methamphetamine. The money would come from the Safeco Insurance Community Hero contest. John Horton, a past president of Rotary Club of Springfield Southeast, is one of 16 Community Hero Award winners selected nationwide by Safeco Insurance to be in the contest.  Members of the public can vote online , with the winners' charities getting either $10,000 or $5,000.
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by Sara Forhetz, KY3 News and sforhetz@ky3.com | September 30, 2010
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--  Springfield police are mapping out the city's methamphetamine problem one home at a time.  It's a move to let potential homeowners know what they're getting into, and to let you see what your neighbors might be up to. Starting Friday morning, anyone living in Springfield, or interested in buying here can see exactly what has gone on inside a home that's potentially on their short lists to buy.  The Springfield Police...
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by Paula Dowler, KY3 News and newsalerts@ky3.com | September 12, 2011
DIXON, Mo. -- Police say they busted a mobile meth lab near Dixon on Saturday evening. One of the two people arrested was already wanted by police for allegedly dumping a methamphetamine lab two weeks ago. The Pulaski County Sheriff says officers saw a car parked in the middle of Cortez Road, and a man running from the woods back to the car. When they stopped it, police say the male driver had hypodermic syringes in one pocket and a small bag...
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Edited News Release From The U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District Of Missouri | August 5, 2013
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Joplin, Mo., couple and their four adult sons are among 21 defendants who have been indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute large quantities of methamphetamine in Jasper County, Mo. Gerardo Hernandez Cazares, Sr., 51, his wife, Leticia Cazares, 51, a citizen of Mexico who is a permanent legal...
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edited news release | May 13, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A man from Springfield and his Rotary Club are in the running for a $10,000 prize to aid an effort to keep youngsters from getting hooked on methamphetamine. The money would come from the Safeco Insurance Community Hero contest. John Horton, a past president of Rotary Club of Springfield Southeast, is one of 16 Community Hero Award winners selected nationwide by Safeco Insurance to be in the contest.  Members of the public can vote online , with the winners' charities getting either $10,000 or $5,000.
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by the Accociated Press | April 6, 2013
SEARCY, Ark. (AP) - A man charged with capital murder for the slaying of a Bald Knob woman will face a second count because the victim was four months pregnant when she died.   Prosecutor Chris Raff added the additional capital murder count on Friday against 28-year-old Benjamin Peirce of Searcy in the death of 34-year-old Crystal Timberlake.   The Daily Citizen reports Timberlake was killed early Wednesday morning in Bald Knob and that investigators found a substantial amount of methamphetamine lab ingredients at the scene.
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by Mike Landis, KY3 News and mlandis@ky3.com | August 10, 2012
NIXA, Mo. - Despite safe streets and a low crime rate, Police Chief James Bacon is quick to admit, “ We do have a meth problem in our community.”  That's exactly why he was pushing for a city ordinance requiring a doctor's prescription to buy cold medicines containing pseudoephedrine- a key ingredient used to make meth. “It is not going to eliminate it.  But it is going to make it that much harder for those that are making meth to get the thing they need in order to make it,” stated Bacon.
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Brian Vandenberg and Edited News Release From The Webster County Sheriff's Office | July 18, 2012
Marshfield, MO - Following the tips of Webster county citizens, the Marshfield Police Dept, COMET Drug Task Force and the Webster County Sheriff's Office, made a large methamphetamine seizure in the Marshfield area.  Deputies and Officers seized at least 5 working Methamphetamine labs, many bags of finished Methamphetamine product, prescription pills and evidence of other crimes in the residence. One arrest was made in relation to the alleged crimes and more arrests are expected, pending further investigation.
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Edited news release from the Southern Stone County Sheriff's Office | February 8, 2012
Galena, MO - On February 7 th , 2012, Officers from the Branson West Police Department received information about a resident in the county purchasing a suspicious amount of Pseudo-ephedrine from a store in their city.   They contacted the COMET Drug Task Force who checked on-line records database they use that tracks the sale of Pseudo-ephedrine and located where the individual had made purchases of Pseudo-ephedrine and after running a...
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Edited news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office, Wester District of Missouri | November 28, 2011
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Beth Phillips, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that an Osceola, Mo., man pleaded guilty in federal court today to his role in a $1 million conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, as well as a conspiracy to commit identity theft. Brad D. Webster, 47, of Osceola, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge John T. Maughmer to the charges contained in a Jan. 25, 2011, federal indictment. By pleading guilty today, Webster also agreed to forfeit to the government a money judgment of $250,000, as well as two laptop computers, two digital cameras, a scanner and two printers and other equipment used to commit the offense.
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by Paula Dowler, KY3 News and newsalerts@ky3.com | September 12, 2011
DIXON, Mo. -- Police say they busted a mobile meth lab near Dixon on Saturday evening. One of the two people arrested was already wanted by police for allegedly dumping a methamphetamine lab two weeks ago. The Pulaski County Sheriff says officers saw a car parked in the middle of Cortez Road, and a man running from the woods back to the car. When they stopped it, police say the male driver had hypodermic syringes in one pocket and a small bag...
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by Dustin Hodges, KY3 News and dhodges@ky3.com | August 30, 2011
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Missouri lawmakers are making another attempt to crackdown on synthetic drugs.  A new law went into effect on Sunday that bans the sales of all synthetic marijuana and substances marketed as bath salts. The synthetic marijuana drug known simply as K-2 has been illegal since last year.  The designers of the drug simply changed the chemical formula, however, and put out another substance that was pretty much the same but not covered by the previous law. The new law changes the wording of the previous law that banned K-2 and expands it to cover "Any Compound Containing Synthetic Cannabinoids," which are what gives users of the drug a marijuana-like sense of euphoria.  The law also includes products marketed as bath salts that police say are comparable to synthetic cocaine or methamphetamine.
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Press Release and newsalerts@ky3.com | July 28, 2011
SAINT LOUIS, Mo. -- The United States Attorney's Office announced today that three Rolla area people have been sentenced on multiple methamphetamine related charges. Donald W. Hogg, 49, Rolla, MO, was sentenced Wednesday to 65 months in prison on one felony count of conspiracy to possess with intent to manufacture methamphetamine; Melissa Sharp-Cook, 41; and Delbert J. Smith, 52, both of Rolla, MO, were sentenced Tuesday to 41 months and 30 months respectively, on one felony count each of possession of pseudoephedrine for the manufacture of methamphetamine.  All defendants appeared before United States District Judge Jean C. Hamilton.
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