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Latest news: 01-15-09

Within days of giving birth, teen arrested for using meth

WILLOWS — A Glenn County teenager has been arrested on a charge of willful cruelty to her unborn child after allegedly using methamphetamine supplied to her by an adult male, also arrested.

On Tuesday Glenn County sheriff's deputy Cale Smith received information that the man and two minors were using methamphetamine at a location northeast of Willows.

He spotted the suspects walking on Wood Street about 8 p.m. One of them, a 17-year-old girl, said she was pregnant and due to give birth within a few days. A second girl, 15, was with the group.

Full story, Contra Costa Times

TN: Meth among county's top problem drugs of 2008

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. — American soldiers are fighting for freedom and other causes in far-away lands, but here at home, law enforcement officers are fighting their own war -- the war on drugs.

"We are winning some battles, but we're never going to win the war," said Oak Ridge Police Capt. Mike Uher.

Anderson County was like most other counties across America in 2008 when it came to drug trafficking and drug use. Locally, officers are finding crack cocaine, powder cocaine, methamphetamine, all types of prescription medications, some heroin and the ever-popular marijuana.

Full story, The Oak Ridger

Two small children removed from home with meth lab

YOUNGSTOWN - Two small children found living in a home where adults were cooking meth on Wednesday were turned over to the Department of Children and Families before being released to the care of a family member.

The Bay County Sheriff's Office Special Investigations Division located a clandestine meth lab at 4742 Magnolia Ave. in Youngstown on Wednesday about 5:30 p.m., according to a news release. Investigators had been tipped that the occupants of the home were cooking methamphetamine, and they found the remains of a several meth cooks that had taken place at the home. Investigators also found a small amount of meth in finished or powder form.

Full story, Panama City News Herald

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