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Former teacher with pending court date arrested again for meth activity

ELKHART CO. - A former Elkhart teacher awaiting trial on charges of dealing in methamphetamine was arrested again in Elkhart County Wednesday on suspicion of dealing meth, police said.

Michelle M. Stancati, 35, who has a June 8 court date after she was charged in November in connection with a separate meth case, was arrested about 2:30 a.m. at a home at 22043 County Road 45 near Goshen, said Trevor Wendzonka, Elkhart County police spokesman.

Full story, WSBT-TV

Fishing violation leads to drug arrest

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Kanawha County sheriff's deputies going to arrest a Marmet man on a fishing violation instead found a drug lab this morning.

Lt. Sean Crosier of the Kanawha County Sheriff's Department said deputies went to 9803 Ohio Avenue in Marmet about 10:30 a.m. to serve a warrant on 31-year-old Terry Lee Shamblin Jr. for failing to appear in court on a fishing violation. Once at the house, deputies noticed a strong odor they thought might be associated with methamphetamine.

Inside, deputies found an active drug lab with meth in various stages of the manufacturing process, Crosier said.

Shamblin was arrested and charged with operating a clandestine laboratory, while cleanup teams were called to dismantle the lab. Shamblin was awaiting arraignment this afternoon in Kanawha Magistrate Court.

From the Charleston Gazette

British couple accused of meth chemical sales appeal extradition

A couple accused of supplying chemicals to crystal meth dealers over the internet are appealing against plans to extradite them to the United States.

US authorities allege Brian Howes and Kerry Ann Shanks sold chemicals knowing they would be used to make the drug.

Full story, BBC

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