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Latest news: 04-12-2010

Bikers raise money for meth exposed officers

UT - 300 motorcycle riders hit the road to raise money for the Heroes Health Project and the Utah Meth Cops Project, programs giving treatment to officers who have fallen victim to meth contamination while working to keep it out of their communities. For the Ride for a Hero fundraiser, riders took a ride around Utah Lake to show their outpouring of support for those men and women.  "They've busted more than 500 meth labs in the 80's and 90's and now their sick," said Toni Jorgensen, of the Meth Cop Project.  "We need to help them with the detox."

Full story, From KTVX-TV

Meth's impact on N.H. taking it's toll

NH - Easy to produce, volatile and intensely addictive, methamphetamine showed just how destructive it can be when a lab where it was produced caught fire during a raid on a Franklin apartment house by federal agents. The fire, the first of its kind in New Hampshire, sent a dozen people to the hospital and caused chaos in Franklin's downtown. More than 100 emergency workers responded, fighting fire for hours and setting up a decontamination tent in the middle of the city's main street. Two people were arrested, and both face up to 30 years in prison. Seven people are homeless because of the fire, and three children of one of the suspects are in the care of state.

Full story, The Concord Monitor

Three children under five found in meth lab

OH - Jim Morris was never quite sure what to think of his new neighbors. They kept to themselves for the most part since moving in nearly six months ago, but Morris said he had a bad feeling about them. The 85-year-old retired Butler County sheriff’s deputy said he suspected something was awry when they erected a privacy fence between their two-story white farmhouse and an adjacent garage. possessing meth.

Full story, The Oxford Press

Officer serves warrant, apprehends meth cook

TN - A White County deputy, who was serving a warrant Apr. 7, discovered a large stash of meth-making components, as well as a small amount of finished meth, at a residence on Will Thompson Road, in the southwestern portion of the county. According to a report by Deputy Jacob Groce, a warrant had been issued for Judy Renee Jones, 37, of Sparta, which he was attempting to serve. The report states Groce arrived at the residence and found Jones sitting in a vehicle.

Full story, The Sparta Expositer

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