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Latest news: 3-12-2010

Teens in Ga. say meth is easy to get

GA - A third of Georgia teens see little to no risk in trying methamphetamine, and a fifth of them say it's easy to get. The alarming statistics come from a new statewide survey released this week by the Georgia Meth Project, a public education campaign aimed at preventing first-time use. The 2010 Georgia Meth Use & Attitudes Survey examined the attitudes and behaviors of teens, young adults, who are just out of high school, and parents. It was conducted over a period of several months among samples of 2,432 teens, 314 young adults and 400 parents of teens.

Full story, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Nebr. state patrol seize $20,000 of meth from airbag compartment

NE - A million-dollar bond has been set for a New Mexico man who was within miles of making a methamphetamine delivery in Grand Island. Daniel A. Gonzales, 44, of Albuquerque, N.M., was charged in Hall County Court on Thursday with possession of more than 140 grams of meth with the intent to distribute. He was alone in the car. Hall County Judge Philip Martin set Gonzales' bond at 10 percent of $1 million at the request of Deputy Hall County Attorney Marty Klein.

Full story, The Grand Island Independent

Man receives 20 years in federal prison for meth plot

IL - A Hamilton County man has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to charges he conspired with several others to manufacture methamphetamine. James G. Humphries, 36, of Broughton was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court in East St. Louis. In a stipulation of facts filed in the case, Humphries admitted to providing methamphetamine to "pill shoppers" who traveled around Southern Illinois to purchase boxes of pseudoephedrine cold tablets — a key ingredient in the manufacture of meth.

Full story, The Evansville Courier & Press

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