Three Arrested for Methamphetamine
February 11, 2012
Francisco A. Seludo was in the news in November of 2011, after an investigation by the Southeast Alaska Cities against Drugs task force (SEACAD), and the Ketchikan Police Department, in cooperation with the United States Postal Inspector's Office (USPI). The investigation revealed Seludo took possession of a parcell from the post office on Tongass Highway. which was sent to him from Las Vegas, Nevada. SEACAD obtained a search warrant for the parcell with assistance from the USPI. After contacting Seludo, the parcell was opened and approximately two ounces of methamphetamine were located inside. Seludo was arrested for Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance III and remanded to the Ketchikan Correctional Center at that time.
On Tuesday, Ketchikan police officers conducted a traffic stop and contacted Jeremiah Perez, 34 years of age of Ketchikan Alaska. Officers obtained and executed a search warrant. Perez was found to be in possession of approximately 3 grams of Methamphetamine. He was arrested for Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance Third Degree and transported to the Ketchikan Correctional Center where he was held without bail.
Then on Wednesday, the Ketchikan Police Department executed a search warrant at a Jackson Street address and sized approximately 30 grams of Methamphetamine. Herman A. Seludo, Jr., 33 years of age of Ketchikan Alaska, was charged with Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance in the Fourth Degree, and Violation of Conditions of Release. Seludo was transported to the Ketchikan Correctional Center where he was held without bail. Herman A. Seludo, Jr. was on conditions of release for a charge of Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree (Methamphetamine) from December of 2010.
The street names for methamphetamine are speed, meth, chalk, ice, crystal, glass. The National Institute on Drug Abuse describes 'street' methamphetamine as a white, odorless, bitter-tasting crystalline powder that easily dissolves in water or alcohol and is taken orally, intranasally (snorting the powder), by needle injection, or by smoking.
Long-term methamphetamine abuse has many negative health consequences, including extreme weight loss, severe dental problems (“meth mouth”), anxiety, confusion, insomnia, mood disturbances, and violent behavior. Chronic methamphetamine abusers can also display a number of psychotic features, including paranoia, visual and auditory hallucinations, and delusions (for example, the sensation of insects crawling under the skin).
Repeated methamphetamine abuse can also lead to addiction -- a chronic, relapsing disease characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use, which is accompanied by chemical and molecular changes in the brain. Some of these changes persist long after methamphetamine abuse is stopped. Reversal of some of the changes, however, may be observed after sustained periods of abstinence.
Edited by Mary Kauffman, SitNews
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