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Latest news: 03-09-09

Task force reports decrease in South Dakota meth busts

South Dakota meth arrests and drug and lab seizures are down significantly five years after the Statewide Methamphetamine Task Force began, but the highly addictive concoction remains a problem largely because most of it now comes from Mexico, according to group members who have submitted their final report.

The task force, which has filed its final report, helped the state begin “to turn the corner,” but importation of the drug requires a continued emphasis on interdiction, especially on the reservations, said Gov. Mike Rounds.

Full story, The Daily Republic

Man pleads guilty to sex abuse

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A man from Kanawha County pleaded guilty to sexual abuse charges Monday.

Christopher Lee Proctor pleaded guilty to first degree sexual abuse and sexual abuse by a parent or guardian.

According to court records, the incident happened back in February 2008. The victim was just three years old at the time.

During the hearing Monday, Proctor told the judge he was high on meth with the crime took place.

Proctor is set for sentencing on May 19 at 1:00 p.m.


Children lived in home where meth lab was discovered

A Medon man is in police custody after police found a methamphetamine lab in a home where small children live.

Metro Narcotics officers discovered the lab about 10:30 p.m. Saturday after responding to a call in the 700 block of Bowman Road in Medon, according to a news release from the Metro Narcotics Unit.

Full story, The Jackson Sun

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