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Latest news: 01-26-09

Former addicts share drug court triumphs

She doesn't often dress up, but on this day, as her mother and her daughter and her best friend all sat behind her in the courtroom, Tammy Wood Smith wore her finest: Black suede skirt and vest. Frilly silk blouse the color of ivory. And two-inch heels.

She clasped her hands in her lap, clutching four tissues. She waited nervously as five of her newest friends and fellow graduates received diplomas.

Full story, The Des Moines Register

Police find large meth lab

Four people are behind bars after police say they found an astronomical amount of meth.

It happened on the 1300 block of 5th road in Marshall County.

Police say there were about eight active meth labs in the mobile home.

Authorities spent the morning cleaning up the lab.

The owner of that home Chad Witten was arrested and now faces several charges, along with Chad Richard, Toni Schutz, and Cheryle Paschen.


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