Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Couple fears poltergeist, police find rampaging meth head

It wasn’t a case of paranormal activity, though you could’ve fooled the both police and the Seattle couple who called 911 Wednesday night after coming home to find that someone, or something, had turned their condo upside down in a weird and creepy way.

Slideshow: Meth madness

Methamphetamine, aka meth, crystal or crank is hyper-addictive by any name. It seems there is no limit to what users will do to get it, nor to the extreme behaviors its use can cause. A survey of some high-profile meth cases.

The New Meth? Texas Teens Brought and Did Liquid Meth in School

There’s a new kind of methamphetamine available — liquid meth — and six eight graders in Texas City brought it to school and got high. We were all appalled at the changing faces of those who have been users of the highly addictive drug for a while, and we’ve all laughed at addicts caught cooking meth in their pants, but liquid meth may just remove all the social stigma associated with taking the drug.

Man Sentenced for Spiking Office Coffee Pot with Meth

This Montana man spiked the coffee pot at his office with methamphetamine after a coworker suggested he get a drug test.

Mayhem, Murder, Destitution: The Road of Meth Leads Nowhere Good

Many of the most shocking arrest reports tend to have a common thread: meth. The drug has been a factor in a bloody naked rampage, as well as a tragic murder-suicide that claimed two small children. Most addicts, however, never make the headlines, instead quietly wasting away, surviving from one hit to the next.

Joseph Banis, Jeffrey Mundt and the Murder of James Carroll

When a meth-and-gay-sex binge turned violent it left one man dead. The men he’d allegedly been selling drugs to buried him in their wine cellar — but they each insist it was the other one who committed the murder.

Chastity DuFour Allegedly Beats Toddler Blind

Chastity DuFour is accused of abusing her boyfriend’s son, 3, while he was in her care. The toddler was admitted to Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital on May 29 after suffering a seizure, and wound up in the ICU covered from head to toe with bruises, partially blinded, with retinal hemorrhaging and brain damage.

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