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Latest news: 01-07-09

Couple gave meth to teens, neglected baby

High on methamphetamine, a Redding couple gave the drug to three teens and neglected a 10-month-old girl during a sleepless, stimulant-fueled weekend inside their apartment, police said.

Jessica Ann Herrington, 19, and Larry William Bonds, 22, on Tuesday were offered a maximum of four years, four months in prison if they agreed to plead guilty to one count each of child abuse and selling drugs from their apartment, Shasta County Deputy District Emily Mees said.

Full story, the Record-Searchlight

Coalition sees youth meth use drop 50%

Navajo County Coalition Against Drug Abuse was gratified with results of the 2008 Arizona Youth Survey that indicates a 50 percent decline in teen use of methamphetamine over the past two years.

The coalition has been funded by the state for three years to directly tackle the meth abuse issue Further encouraging was the fact that less than 1 percent of teens used meth in the 30 days preceding the 2008 Arizona Criminal Justice Commission survey.

Full story, the White Mountain Independent

Drug deal in jail parking lot leads to series of arrests

An alleged drug deal in the White County Jail parking lot has led to several arrests.

Tuesday, the White County Sheriff's Department Narcotics Unit was tipped off that a woman sitting in a dark-colored Dodge truck was allegedly trying to sell methamphetamine in the parking lot of the White County Law Enforcement Center.

Full story, KTHV Channel 11 News

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