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Latest news: 04-09-09

Meth stashed in diaper bag

Two people face charges of endangering the welfare of a minor after police allegedly found methamphetamine and pipes in a 2-year-old’s diaper bag during a traffic stop Tuesday on Interstate 5 near Wilbur.

A trooper stopped a northbound 2001 Chrysler Sebring near Milepost 132 at about 8:45 p.m. for speeding, then spotted marijuana in the vehicle, according to an Oregon State Police report. A passenger was also seen allegedly trying to hide a meth pipe.

Full story, The News-Review

Meth lab operated by teens

Four Ukiah-area teens have been arrested on suspicion of operating methamphetamine and hash oil labs on rural property owned by one of their parents, law officials said.

Two minors, a boy and a girl from Ukiah, were arrested at about 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Redwood Valley property where the small, makeshift labs were located, said Mendocino County Sheriff’s Lt. Rusty Noe.

Full story, The Press Democrat

Federal time handed down to meth dealer

SIOUX CITY - A 29-year-old Mason City woman will serve 15 years in federal prison on four charges related to the sale of methamphetamine.

Heather Douglas was sentenced Tuesday in United States District Court in Sioux City by Judge Mark Bennett.

According to the U. S. Attorney’s Office, Douglas and others conspired to distributed high-quality ice methamphetamine from July 2007 to March 2008, transporting it from Minnesota approximately 40 times.

Full story, The Globe Gazette

Mother locked kids in bedroom to go shopping for meth ingredients

A Pulaski County mother is accused of keeping her two young kids locked in the bedroom of their mobile home while she and her boyfriend shopped for materials to make meth.

Police say that back in March, Maura Warren, 19, kept the two children, ages two and three, locked up for as long as an hour and a half while she shopped for drugs with her boyfriend, Calvin Corrigall, 24. Police say an aunt of the two children found them locked up and called authorities.

Police say Warren and Corrigall were caught on surveillance video buying medication used in the manufacturing of meth at a local store.

Both Warren and Corrigall are charged with criminal abuse in the case. Corrigall turned himself in to police Thursday morning.


Father arrested in baby death

The father of a infant who died last month after being smothered in its sleep now faces child neglect charges.

The Vanderburgh County Prosecutor's Office says neglect of a dependent resulting in death is a class a felony. Darik Morell is in the Vanderburgh County Jail today.

An affidavit released in the case shows Morell often slept with his son, Darik Morell Jr., on a couch. There's no official word that Morell rolled on top of the infant, but the coroner's report says the child died of asphyxia due to co-sleeping.

Both Morell and his wife tested positive for methamphetamine, amphetamine and marijuana the night their son died. The wife has not been charged in their son's death.


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