Latest news: 03-30-09
Six children found in KY meth lab
Kentucky State Police discovered six children inside a suspected meth lab.
Officers entered the home in Rockcastle county Sunday night after being called about a fight.
When they arrived on the scene, police say they could smell the strong odor of chemical substances.
This led them to discover active methamphetamine-manufacturing in the process.
Four people were arrested and six children were taken to a hospital to get checked out.
Along with KSP, the Department for Children and Families is also investigating the situation.
Six charged with meth trafficking
Six Mississippians are expected to plead guilty this week to charges they distributed more than 500 grams of methamphetamine.
The indictments charged that 12 people from Mississippi and Arizona distributed the controlled substance for years in north Mississippi and elsewhere.
The charges could net maximum life sentences for those convicted.
County sheriffs disagree about proposed reforms to drug laws
With state lawmakers poised to start voting on the budget tomorrow, the St. Lawrence County sheriff and the Oswego County sheriff say the proposed spending plan sends a dangerous message to drug dealers, users, and young people. The sheriff of Jefferson County disagrees.
In a joint release issued Monday, Oswego County Sheriff Reuel “Moe” Todd and St. Lawrence County Sheriff Kevin Wells say the reforms of the Rockefeller-era drug laws, included in the budget bill, are likely to negatively affect public safety.