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Man pleads guilty to possessing more than 24 pounds of meth

Topeka, KS - A 47-year-old California man has pleaded guilty in Kansas to possession with intent to deliver more than 24 pounds of methamphetamine.

Miguel Bugarin of Pacoima (pah-KOY'-mah), Calif., entered the plea Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Topeka. He faces 10 years to life in prison at sentencing, set for April 9.

Bugarin was arrested last June in the Topeka area when a Shawnee County deputy stopped him for failing to signal a lane change on Interstate 70. Prosecutors said the deputy found 20 bundles of meth in a hidden compartment in his vehicle.


Two injured in meth lab explosion

Gulf Shores, AL - An apartment building in Gulf Shores had to be evacuated late Tuesday night after police say a Methamphetamine Lab exploded.

It happened at the Colony Club apartments at Drake's Landing, 6194 State Highway 59, shortly after 10 p.m. Tuesday. Gulf Shores Police say two people in the apartment were injured.

Investigators say Grant Bieber, 29, of gulf shores, was flown to the University of South Alabama Medical Center. He is being treated at the burn center. Jacqueline Cagle, 24, of Birmingham suffered minor injuries. She was arrested and charged with manufacturing meth.

Gulf Shores Police are still investigating, and more arrests are possible.

Several residents had to be evacuated from the complex as a safety precaution


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