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Latest news: 03-16-09

Mother almost crushes baby while high on drugs

TUSTIN - A mother allegedly high on drugs, packing a Taser stun gun, crushed her crying nine-month-old baby under her body and was then wrestled to the ground by a sheriff's deputy, officials said Sunday.

The 30-year-old mother, Amber Castillo, is behind bars today, and her baby was not injured after the Saturday incident at what the Orange County Sheriff's Department called a "meth house."

Full story, Contra Costa Times

Two charged in prison meth bust

FAIRBANKS - An incarcerated man and his wife were charged with smuggling methamphetamine into Fairbanks Correctional Center.

Joshua Vos and Jennifer A. Curry, both 29, were each charged with two counts of felony promotion of contraband.

Vos had been jailed since New Year's Day on charges of reckless driving and failure to stop at the direction of a peace officer, a felony.

Prison officials said they recorded conversations between Vos and Curry in which they discussed how to sneak in drugs using books. Corrections officers searched Vos' cell and found methamphetamine and several books missing their covers. Investigators said the drug had apparently been diluted and placed into the binding of the books.

Investigators also searched Curry's home last month and found methamphetamine and other drug paraphernalia.

Bail was set at $25,000 for both Vos and Curry.

From Juneau Empire

Child tested positive for meth

Jackson police arrested a second person related to the methamphetamine lab bust conducted March 7, after one of her two small children tested positive for methamphetamine.

Holly R. Climer, 23, was at her Medon residence when Metro Narcotics officers and Madison County Sheriff's Deputies discovered a meth lab, according to a news release from the Metro Narcotics Unit.

Full story, The Jackson Sun

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