Utah Jail Finds Meth Trade Inside Its Walls

It’s easy to find stories today about drug trade happening in the US. The rate of overdoses and addictions to drugs is at an all-time high. You can see it in small-scale operations in high schools, and on the larger scale in places like the border.

Now there is a story coming out of Utah about a prisoner that was in Utah Jail. Recently police officers found that he was selling meth and heroin to people inside the jail.

In Provo, Utah the officers arrested the man James Evans who is 35 years old. He had several warrants due to the fact that he broke his probation.

Once he was arrested and put in jail it only took a few days before he started getting into more trouble. He had someone gotten drugs into the jail. A fellow prisoner told the officers that they needed to talk. When they were together, the inmate shows the officer white powder that Evans had reportedly given to him.

After this information was given to the police, they had to search all of the prisoners. All of them got tested, and the police found the rest of Evans stash. He had some more meth as well as heroin in his clothing.

The drugs that he had on him were worth about a thousand dollars on the street but far more in prison. Even potato chips are like gold in the jails.

The officers noted that he brought in a lot more than they usually see; it’s often far smaller. One officer named Spencer Cannon mentioned that the value of the drugs in jail is almost 10 times as much as on the street.

It’s crazy to think that drugs are even being brought into the prisons, there is truly nowhere that is drug-free, even our schools are ridden with them.

Evans has a lot of charges riding against him. He has a few felonies and intents to distribute. He will be behind bars for a very, very long time.

This story may sound familiar to you. Sadly a lot of people know someone who has been this deeply affected by the meth crisis. You might know someone with a list of charges that outweigh the person’s accomplishments. But it can change.

We want you to know there are many people you can talk to that have been in and out of jail but eventually made a change for the better. It is not impossible. If you put your mind to it you can get rid of meth and heroin.

Police Officers Have To Seek Medical Treatment After Meth Exposure

Police Officers have a very risky job.

 

They never know what is going to happen, who will have weapons, and when they can trust someone.

Recently another story of the struggle with containing the opioid crisis comes from Massachusetts where there were a few officers that got sick after arresting a man.

Police responded to a call that was placed about a person driving crazy at around 7 pm. The police went to find out what was going on and they were met with a man named Yerger. The police noted that he was acting very wild, and had been driving with an open door.

It is not uncommon for people that are extremely intoxicated to do very strange and dangerous thing while driving. This is why police suspected that drugs were involved.

When they talked to Yerger the police said that he was showing clear signs of being under the influence. He was very anxious and kept mentioning that he thought people were watching over him or that someone was trying to frame him. He also thought that the car he was driving was a rental.  A lot of strange things were going on in his head.

This lead police to check his license and find that it was suspended. They checked the car and they’re as an odor that made them all feel sick.

Since the officers got so sick a team of men had to clear out the car from any dangerous chemicals. The chemicals were coming from meth as well as cocaine.

The man, Yerger, oddly enough works for a medical company and has children. It’s sad to see that meth can cause somebody to lose all of this. You never know what will happen until you are caught and it’s too late.

If you know someone that could benefit from living a clean and sober don’t hesitate to get them help. Yerger is a clear reminder of how drugs can ruin someone’s brain and life. You can feel paranoid and lose your family and job.

It’s not worth all the heartbreak. Help for those that need it is just a click away in most cases. Try sites like this to find education resources about help for drug addicts. It’s not too late.

Man Charged With Throwing Party For Wife, Allowing Her To Over Dose On Meth

It may seem like a crazy story, but this is a true one.

 

Meth has taken another life, but this time the spouse is claiming that it was on purpose. A man in Minnesota is in custody after he held a party where the festivities included doing meth and listening to rock music.

 

The man’s name is Duane Johnson, and he is 58. At first, the police charged him with neglect and theft but have added a murder charge since an overdose took his wife.

 

His wife Debra, 11 years older, passed away on the 25th of January this year. She had been living in an adult home. She had suffered from over 2 heart attacks and other health problems. She did request that he take her out even though doctors urged her not to go.

 

Debra said that she would much rather die at home; she didn’t want to do it in a home. It was to be like a party for death. In the last days before she died, she was no longer taking her medicine. She knew that the time had come for her, so instead she went to meth again.

 

Duane said that before she passed, they had a great time. They had relations, and the drugs allowed them to rock along to their favorite metal music.

 

When the police questioned him, he said that he didn’t give her the drugs, but he didn’t take them away either. It may be hard to prove that he was the cause of her death. Police can charge him with the over 40 guns they found in his house though.

 

Duane will probably be facing over 20 years in jail and 30 years for the murder. That is a long time for a party.

 

If you know someone that is facing tough times, don’t let him or her turn to meth. They may think that it is the only way, but we want you to know that it’s not. There is more than you can do. You do not have to let them turn to drugs.

 

You can find a lot of resources online about how to quit drug addiction and find sober replacements and new coping skills. We will never know if Duane made up the party idea or if it really happened. All we know is that meth was the killer.

Fresno Sees Its Biggest Drug Bust Ever From Cartel

At the police station in Fresno, you can see that there are a lot of people in trouble for a recent drug bust. The police FDA recently had a drug bust involving meth that was over 50 pounds and was found in Dinuba.

There has not been a larger amount of drugs found by the police in Fresno. Chief Dyer stated that he has never seen anything like it. There was meth, a lot of meths, and there was also a few pounds of cocaine. The police have found that the drugs were in relation to a cartel that was likely in Michoacán. Dyer and members of the DEA told the news about the drug bust after the held a news conference a few days ago.

The men that got arrested for the drug trafficking crime are in there 20’s and 30’s, which is very sad. There lives will be forever affected by this meth. The men were Francisco Gonzalez who was 24. Then there was also Alfonso Ortega who was just under 40, and lastly a man named Ponce Galvan who was 25 years old.

The three men were brought into the jail recently after they got pulled over and the police found drugs. They had K-9s come to search the car with them. Places cleverly in the steering wheel there was over 10 pounds of meth. These men were all found linked to a location set in Dinuba. The police then checked the area and proceeded to find even more meth and more drugs. They also found a large amount of ammunition and guns. All of which were illegal.

 

After questioning they all admitted to being part of the cartel and dealing the drugs for them.  There was another case recently were another 40 pounds of meth were found. That is over 100 pounds of meth that are coming into our cities.

 

If you are someone that is using drugs, it’s important that you protect yourself from the things that meth can do to you. These men will be in jail for a very long time selling something that can potentially kill people.

 

You can get help if you need it. There are always resources for you, and you are not alone even if it feels like it. You can get the help you need.

 

Cases Related To Meth Are On The Rise

For a long time in our nation fentanyl deaths have been the highest rating deaths, and now meth is catching back up. It’s scary to see another drug make a popular come back before opioids are gone.

 

Just when we think we are learning how to solve one epidemic, another one strikes us. In Adams County, Illinois, over half of the cases that they deal with are for felony meth arrests. If you think about it that is a pretty scary statistic.

 

There are that many drugs are going around the county that 1 in 2 arrests if over deadly drugs. You probably remember the popular show documenting meth labs in vans in the US, but those are starting to go away. Now a lot of the meth is from a dealer outside.

 

Meth production went down because you can no longer buy the ingredients as easy. The main thing that went into making meth is a chemical called anhydrous, you can easily find it outside too.

 

Sheriff Brian in Adams County says that there is a crisis going on as it comes to meth. There is so much meth that it is number one in all offenses. More so than murder and theft. That is a crazy statistic.

 

The new type of meth is called ICE, it’s a more pleasant high and that is causing meth to come back in higher numbers. A large amount is coming from over the border.  There are cases related to meth every single day in the county.

 

One detective says that there were over 150 arrests filed for meth currently. The problem is that the jails are being crowded with these people and when they get out they go right back to doing the same thing.

 

There are not many treatment places, so not many people can get treatment, they just continue until they get caught and go to jail. They are starting to think that they are going to have to bring in something more serious like the feds.

 

Meth is scary, if you know someone that is dealing with it this time around, please get them help. You can check out websites like this one or find resources all over the web.

 

Remember that you are not alone, meth is a drug that has claimed so many lives, but yours doesn’t have to be one of them.