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Five children, all under 8 years old, removed from meth lab

BOISE - Boise Police busted a meth lab Tuesday and removed five children living inside the house.

Three people were taken to the Ada County Jail and the state is now looking after the five children.

Around 5:30 p.m., Boise Police officers served a search warrant at a trailer home on the 1300 block of North Arrow Lane in Boise, near Maple Grove and Fairview. 

Full story, KTVB-TV

Man arrested for smuggling 13 pounds of meth

A Mission man is behind bars after he allegedly tried to smuggle almost 13 pounds of meth into the United States.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers said they arrested 27-year-old Daniel Villarreal on Tuesday night.

Villarreal drove up to the Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridge in a GMC truck.

Customs officers found close to 13 pounds of methamphetamines hidden in his truck’s radiator during a routine inspection by a K-9 officer.

Authorities said the illegal drugs had an estimated street value of $192,000.

Villarreal remains in custody under federal drug charges.


Pesticides being sold as local meth

North county methamphetamine users are being sickened by "Black Flag meth," a dried form of Black Flag pesticide, according to the Mendocino County Sheriff's Department.

Innovative area cooks primarily have been selling the substance to methamphetamine smokers in Willits, Covelo and Laytonville, the department reports. Users report getting an initial high by smoking the pesticide before getting sick from its poison.

Concentrated pesticides can cause liver failure and other toxic side effects.

Anyone with information about the source of the toxic methamphetamine should contact the sheriff's department tip line at 467-9159.

From The Willits News

Couple set up camp, made meth

GREENWOOD - Two Greenwood residents were arrested on meth charges Sunday, authorities said.

Shari Anne Ratliff and Jamie Lynn Hill were met at a campsite by law enforcement officers attempting to serve outstanding warrants, according to a Jackson County Sheriff's Office release.

Full story, Panama City News Herald

Man charged in wife's fatal overdose

FRANKLIN COUNTY, AL - A man who once lived in the Shoals is back in Franklin County to face charges for his wife's death in 2006.

A quiet road that leads to just a handful of homes; 270 Zachary Drive. It's hard to believe three years ago this was the focal point of a death investigation.

"There was a female laying on the bed, the subject stated it was his wife," said Sheriff Larry Plott.

Full story, WAFF-TV

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