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Latest news: 03-06-09

Man tries to buy items for meth lab with shopping list

Police credit a Waukesha hardware store employee for tipping them off about a man who appeared to be buying equipment to set up a methamphetamine lab.  According to police, the employee was exactly right.

Police Captain Mark Stigler says the Ace Hardware worker called yesterday because of the items a customer was buying.

Stigler says the 21-year-old Waukesha man was arrested at the store while carrying a Web site printout listing what's needed to build a lab to make the illegal drug. More items were found in his car and apartment.  He was booked and released pending formal charges.


Multiple drug operations in home

LAGRANGE COUNTY, Ind. - A Hudson man is behind bars for maintaining multiple drug operations in the presence of his wheelchair-confined grandmother.

On Thursday morning, police searched 29-year-old Joshua D. McCann's home at 10120 E. 600 S. in LaGrange County.  They found 56 marijuana plants along with growing equipment and paraphernalia.   Police also found an active meth lab, an inactive mushroom growing operation, stolen electronic equipment, three handguns and $1,650 in cash.

Police say McCann lived at the home with his grandmother. Her physical limitations allowed McCann to maintain his drug operations.

McCann is preliminarily charged with six felonies counts related to drugs, theft and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.


County's meth problem not letting up

The No. 1 rule at Tranquility Village, a live-in drug treatment center in Atwater, is no using.


It says so on the walls of almost every room there.

Paul Johnson with the Merced Multi-Agency Narcotics Task Force with two kilos of meth and bundles of money that was found in this vehicle on May 30, 2008.

Full story, Merced Sun-Star

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