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Latest news: 2-26-2010

Meth kingpin receives 160 year prison sentence

OK - A methamphetamine "king pin" pleaded guilty to five felony counts of distributing drugs in a Caddo County Court on Wednesday. Estanistao Casas-Presa, pleaded guilty before District Judge Richard G. Van Dyck, for leading role in a drug ring made up of close to 40 other defendants and more than 100 drug users. This is one of the few times the District's Attorney office has prosecuted users. “Mr. Casas was one of the most prolific drug dealers in Caddo County and deserved every bit of his lengthy prison sentence.” District Attorney Bret Burns said.

Full story, The Express Star

Utah Family sickened by meth residue sees their home on tv

UT - A Kearns mom called KSL for help, concerned that the home she and her children had been moved into was making them sick. A KSL 5 News investigation quickly discovered this home has a troubled past with meth contamination -- something her landlord never disclosed. Misty Sirstins said she knew something was wrong shortly after moving into her new house. "I honestly didn't know what was going on," she said. "For a minute there, I thought something serious, like maybe I had cancer."  Sirstins said she and her two children kept getting sick. Dark circles had appeared under their eyes, it hurt to breathe, and their eyes burned while in certain rooms.

Full story, KSL-TV

Ind. police discover infant in meth lab

IN - Child Protective Services took an 11-week-old infant into their custody after police found marijuana, meth manufacturing products and drug paraphernalia on a Tipton County home's property Wednesday night. Indiana State Police received a tip that meth was being made at a home at 416 W. Washington Street in Tipton where an infant was supposedly also living. Because manufacturing methamphetamines produces poisonous and combustible properties of chemicals, police went to the home to check on the infant.

Full story, WANE-TV

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