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Latest news: 3-10-2010

Miss., three meth cooks busted signals increase in meth use

MS - The recent arrests of three suspected methamphetamine makers at a North Greenwood home is another sign that use of the highly addictive and potentially deadly drug is increasing. “It’s getting worse,” Greenwood Police Chief Henry Purnell said. “Crystal meth is a popular drug.” The Greenwood Police Department assisted the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics with the arrest of three family members Friday afternoon at a home on West Wilson Avenue.

Full story, The Greenwood Commonwealth

Meth lab found in Tenn. non-profit

TN - Columbia Police suspect that someone was cooking methamphetamine at the corporate offices of a nonprofit organization that serves the mentally disabled. On Thursday morning, employees at the Impact Centers Inc. told police that sometime during the night a fire occurred in a kitchen at the facility’s offices on Tradewinds Drive in Columbia, according to an incident report.

Full story, The Daily Herald

Wyo. mother goes into labor, tests positive for meth

WY - Investigators seized $16,000 worth of methamphetamine Monday in a bust that began when a woman tested positive for meth after giving birth at Campbell County Memorial Hospital. A 30-year-old man and 21-year-old woman have been charged with felony methamphetamine possession. The Campbell County Sheriff’s Office would not release their names because the case still is being investigated.

Full story, The Gilette News-Record

Ala. students get prevention message from author

AL - A book about methamphetamine called “Crank” has made its way among many readers through the Read It Forward program at the Gadsden Public Library. Ellen Hopkins, the author of that book, spoke Tuesday at Gadsden City and Glencoe high schools and at the Gadsden Public Library.  At Glencoe High School, Gadsden Public Library’s Tami Brooks and Etowah County District Attorney Jimmie Harp listened as Hopkins spoke. Brooks, in charge of teen/young adult services at the library, said even the most reluctant readers have liked “Crank.”

Full story, The Gadsden Times

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