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Latest news: 04-02-09

Police: meth makers wrote receipe in Bible

ELKHART, Ind. - Police investigators say they found the recipe for making methamphetamine in an odd place: in a Bible on the last page of the Book of Revelation.

Officers in the northern Indiana city of Elkhart made discovery as they searched an apartment after arresting two people on methamphetamine possession and manufacturing charges Tuesday night. Police Lt. Ed Windbigler says the recipe was handwritten on the bottom of the page.

Because there was an active meth lab in the apartment, officers evacuated the building's other 18 residents.

It was the second time in the past six months a meth lab was discovered in the building. A meth lab exploded there in October, sending two to the hospital.

From the Chicago Tribune

Twins allegedly sold meth out of restaurant drive-through window

The twin brothers who own Rigoberto’s Restaurant in Bend will face a grand jury Thursday on charges of selling drugs out of that eatery.  Members of the public, who believed meth and marijunana were being sold through the drive-up window, tipped off investigators.   Damien and Julian Castaneda-Niño, both 23,  are being held in the Deschutes County Jail.  Law enforcement officials have forwarded reports to the health department for possible follow-up over concerns illegal drugs were being sold through a restaurant.

From KBND-Radio

Meth lab burn victim dies

A man who was in an apartment when a meth lab burst into flames earlier this week has died.

Sean Ketcher's death at a hospital Tuesday evening brings the number of deaths resulting from meth-lab fires in Tulsa this year to three.

Ketcher, 28, died from thermal injuries. The manner of his death was ruled an accident, according to the state Medical Examiner's Office.

Full story, Tulsa World

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