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Latest news: 02-27-09

Police find child asleep next to cooking meth

AKRON - Police knew something was wrong the moment they stepped into the house, but they didn't know a child was in harm's way until they reached the basement.

Acting on an anonymous tip, police knocked on the door of a home on Wildon Street in East Akron and immediately smelled the strong odor of cooking methamphetamine, said Lt. Rick Edwards, Akron Police.

Full story, Times Recorder

Police launch meth awareness media campaign

Engine starter fluid. A 2-liter soda bottle. Lithium batteries. All those things can be used to manufacture methamphetamine and all can be bought at the grocery store.

A common sign of meth production is finding these items tampered with in trash or along roadsides. And that might be just the clue police need to lead them to a meth lab operation.

Full story, The Courier-Journal

Bust nets meth, 6 arrests

CASPER, Wyo. - Natrona County authorities seized at least $350,000 worth of methamphetamine and arrested six Mexican nationals as part of a multi-agency drug investigation.

Officials also found nearly $42,000 in cash, a .45-caliber pistol and drug trafficking evidence during searches of 2 trailer homes in Mills on Wednesday. The arrests happened the same day at several locations.

Tim Hill of the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation says all together, authorities confiscated nearly eight pounds of meth, with a street value of at least $350,000.

Hill said the seized drugs were of high quality.


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