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Latest news: 02-19-09

Girl drinks acid used to make meth

WEAVER, Ala. - A girl is in a Birmingham hospital after police said she mistakenly drank hydrochloric acid used to make methamphetamine.

Weaver police said 11-year-old Kristen Michelle Kelley was taken to Children's Hospital following Friday's incident.

Officers executed a search warrant Tuesday at a trailer and found six meth labs on the property. Police said the operation was run by the girl's cousin. The man, whose name was withheld, fled before officers arrived.  Police said the girl's parents will not face charges.

Family members said if Kristen survives, she likely will need medical care for the rest of her life.  Her condition was unavailable.


Meth lab found after police standoff comes to an end

A four-hour police standoff in Pinson on Wednesday ended in the arrest of two men and the discovery of a methamphetamine lab.

The standoff began when officers from Metro Narcotics and the Madison County Sheriff's Office Tactical Unit went to arrest Joel Coughlin, of the 400 block of Wilde Road, about 10:30 a.m., according to a news release from the Metro Narcotics Unit.

Full story, Jackson Sun

Woman gave meth to daughter during sex abuse

FARMINGTON - A former Aztec resident convicted of repeatedly forcing a teen family member to perform oral sex on her adult boyfriend while giving drugs to the 13-year-old was sentenced Wednesday to serve 15 years in prison.

Lisa Stevens, 40, faced up to 39 years in prison following her October conviction of two counts of second-degree accessory to criminal sexual penetration of a minor, two counts of third-degree child abuse and two counts of fourth-degree contributing to the delinquency of a minor. A jury convicted the woman of the felony crimes after a half-hour of deliberations.

Full story, Farmington Daily Times

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