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Latest news: 02-02-09

Children removed from meth lab while parents arrested

Lawton - A meth lab in a Lawton house in the 2800 block of 23rd Street is out of commission, and a husband and wife are in jail.  A search warrant was served on Friday morning on Shane and Katrina Scott, who were arrested and arraigned Monday afternoon on felony charges.  The work for includes the arrests, with a lot of hard work needed to accomplish the cleanup.

Detectives say this was the first meth warrant served this year, and this particular lab was as dangerous as any they have found.  The house was in disarray, and living conditions were horrible.  "There was dog and mouse feces all over the place," said Lawton Police Special Operations Lieutenant Todd Palmer.  "The house was in total disarray - old spoiled food in the cabinets and around the kitchen."

Full story, KSWO-TV

Guilty verdict for meth-fueled driver who killed 2 while fleeing police

YAKIMA, Wash. - Two mothers said Monday's guilty verdict against the driver who killed their sons in a 2006 crash may finally bring some measure of closure.

"It's not going to bring them back, but I feel good," said Sally Mendoza Treviño, whose 19-year-old son, Edgar, died when Blake Young -- high on meth -- slammed into his car while running a red light trying to flee police. "The jury, they did do justice."

Full story, Yakima Herald

Company claims new method IDs pseudoephedrine in drug mixtures

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 2, 2009 - Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, introduces a new application note that demonstrates a fast and reliable UHPLC/MS method to effectively separate and identify pseudoephedrine, ephedrine, amphetamine, methamphetamine and 3,4-MDMA. The application note details UHPLC/MS methodology and instrumentation for high throughput separation and identification of components in illicit drug samples using the Accela UHPLC system and MSQ Plus single quadrupole mass spectrometer.

Full press release, PharmaLive

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