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Latest news: 04-07-2010

Comfort provided for children rescued from meth labs

MI - It seems like a daily occurrence, another meth lab bust in West Michigan, and far too often, officers find kids inside the homes with the labs. On Tuesday, police took a two-year-old girl from a Battle Creek motel where officers say a woman was cooking meth. The kids are the innocent victims in all this, all too often forced to watch as police haul away their parents. Now, a group in Calhoun County has come up with a way to help those kids. The Substance Abuse Council in Calhoun County is dealing with an explosion in the number of meth labs. From 14 labs found in 2008, that number almost tripled to 39 in 2009.

Full story, from WWMT-TV

10 pounds meth seized from men after search of car, home

FL - Investigators have arrested two men with 10 pounds of methamphetamine, the Lakeland Police Department said. David Flores, 37, and Raul Magana-Herrera, 48, were arrested outside a Haines City mobile home. The men were pulled over after leaving the mobile home on Friday. Inside the car, investigators found two pounds of methamphetamine. Detectives searched the mobile home and found eight pounds of methamphetamine and guns.

Full story, from Tampa Bay Online

80 needles, some filled with meth, found along with 2 labs

IN - A Kosciusko County man was being held without bond after he was found hiding in a house with active methamphetamine labs and dozens of syringes, the sheriff's department said. When a Winona Lake and county Drug Task Force officers went to 1324 E. County Road 225 S., where they had been told Mark A. Holbrook would be, they report smelling the strong odor associated with meth production. Holbrook, who was wanted on two felony charges of failure to appear, was found hiding in a back bedroom, police said.

Full story, The Journal Gazette

Meth lab explosion destroys homes of three families

NH - A three-alarm fire that began during the morning raid of an alleged Central Street methamphetamine lab Tuesday left at least three families homeless and a number of others temporarily displaced. In a raid that Franklin Police Chief David Goldstein said was organized Monday night, city police, along with Tilton police and a number of state and federal drug officials stormed the second-floor apartment of Jeremy Clough, 32, and his girlfriend Rebecca Field, 33, after Tilton police received a tip about the alleged operation.

Full story, From The Fosters Daily Journal

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