The curse of crystal meth

The vast majority of criminal cases on the Floyd County Circuit Court docket on Tuesdays are drug prosecutions — especially highly-addictive and body-destroying crystal methamphetamine. The dangerous drug is easy to manufacture out of common household ingredients and hooks users immediately. It also provides income for those who mix the drug. “The first experience might […]

A hell of a meth

In what has become a weekly staple of crime news in The Floyd Press, police discovered another rolling meth lab in a traffic stop.  Sheriff Shannon Zeman says the production and use of crystal methamphetamine is an “epidemic” in Floyd County.   He’s not exaggerating. I see cases involving the production and misuse of this […]

Traffic stop turns into discovery of rolling, toxic crystal meth lab

Virginia State Trooper Woody McClanahan pulled Jamie Edward Weeks over for what looked like a routine traffic stop Wednesday morning on Virginia Route 8 at the dumpster boxes near the Montgomery County line. But the stop was anything but routine. McClanahan found Weeks was using the “shake and bake” method to make crystal meth in […]

An important meeting to learn about crystal meth

The Floyd County Sheriff’s Department is hosting an informational meeting for parents and students at the Floyd County High School auditorium Thursday at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the growing problem with crystal methamphetamine. Crystal meth is easy to make, highly addictive and has one of the lowest recovery rates of any drug abuse (only 7 […]