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Latest news: 04-06-2010

Drug court helps recovering mom learn to be normal

IN - Janet Meredith leads the way into a room that has more than two dozen completed jigsaw puzzles on the walls. "This is how I occupied myself when I was on meth and might stay up 21 straight days without going to bed," the 31-year-old Warrick County woman said. "Sometimes I would do two big, hard puzzles on the same night. Lots of times I'd be too paranoid to go out because I was afraid of getting caught." The native of Perry County, Ind., used methamphetamine on a regular basis for almost 10 years. She's been clean for more than four months.

Full story, The Evansville Courier & Press

Infant found in meth lab, dad claims supplies used for pc repairs

FL - The parents of a 1-year-old are in the Flagler County jail on drug and child neglect charges after a methamphetamine lab was discovered in their Palm Coast home. At the request of a Department of Children & Families investigator, Flagler County sheriff's deputies responded as backup during a check of a Fanshawe Lane residence Sunday afternoon. DCF was looking into allegations the occupants of that residence were producing pornography and manufacturing methamphetamine, the police report said.

Full story, The Daytona Beach News Journal

Murder defendant uses meth psychosis as defense

CA - A psychiatrist testified that Aaron Norman Dunn was "paranoid," "delusional," even "nuts" the night four years ago that his methamphetamine-laced shooting rampage killed two men in Elk Grove. But defense attorneys face potentially large obstacles in their efforts to avert the death penalty for their 33-year-old client – his own words. On Monday, Deputy District Attorney Scott Triplett told the court that sheriff's investigators at the jail intercepted a March 27 letter in which Dunn wrote to his brother that he hopes the judge who is presiding over the case "drowns."

Full story, The Sacramento Bee

Thirty-one pounds meth seized at US/Texas border

TX - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge seized approximately $468,000 worth of methamphetamine. The drugs were discovered in a white 1996 Ford Ranger trying to enter the United States on Sunday.

Full story, from KRGV-TV

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