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Latest news: 03-03-09

Resident in retirement home hid meth in cane

LIVE OAK, Calif. - Drug agents have arrested a Live Oak retirement village resident they said was smuggling methamphetamine in his hollowed-out cane.

The commander of the Yuba-Sutter Narcotic Enforcement Team said 58-year-old Jose Anguiano was selling the meth in Yuba City.

Commander Mike Hudson said authorities found three hollow canes when they searched Anguiano's apartment, and 10 packages of meth in his pockets.


Sentencing over for 20 involved in meth ring

Local law enforcement authorities say a two-year effort to crack down on a local drug- trafficking organization is now complete, having adjudicated 20 people responsible for laundering around $385,000 and distributing large amounts of methamphetamine in New Braunfels and the surrounding areas.

Officials from the New Braunfels Police Department said the organization, led by Marcos Campos Jr. and Floyd Campos, had been selling an estimated 10 to 15 pounds of methamphetamine each week in New Braunfels after receiving drug shipments from Mexico and having them transported here from Dallas.

Full story, The Herald-Zeitung

Bill to establish electronic database goes to House

Iowans' names and addresses would be logged in an electronic database each time they purchase cold medicine that contains pseudoephedrine, under a bill the Iowa Senate passed 44-6 Monday.

The bill, which now goes to the House, is an effort to help law enforcement hamper methamphetamine cooking, said Sen. Steve Sodders, D-State Center.

Full story, Des Moines Register

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