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Latest news: 04-14-09

Police making locations of former labs available to public

At a public works meeting at city hall this Tuesday morning, Tulsa Police presented their efforts to make the locations of busted meth labs more accessible to Tulsa residents.

Back in March, a meth lab sparked a fire at the Royal Arms Apartments that claimed two lives. As of now, the information about where this meth lab happened is not easily available from the Tulsa Police Department.

The Tulsa Police do have a section of their website that tracks meth labs, but it's two years out of date.

Full story, KRJH-TV

Federal indictments against a dozen in distribution ring

Kansas City, MO - Matt J. Whitworth, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that 12 defendants from the St. Joseph, Mo., area, have been indicted by a federal grand jury for distributing large quantities of methamphetamine in Buchanan County, Mo.

Gilberto Lara-Ruiz, also known as “Hill,” 29, a citizen of Mexico, was charged with being the leader of a continuing criminal enterprise that distributed at least 10 kilograms of methamphetamine from Jan. 1, 2005, to Dec. 27, 2006. If convicted as charged, Lara-Ruiz could be subject to a mandatory sentence of life in federal prison without parole.

Full story, Kansas City infoZine

Suspect eats meth

Clovis Police say a burglary suspect ate a handful of meth shortly before his arrest Monday afternoon.  Martin Lopez, 27, is one of two suspects in a car burglary.  They tried to get away from officers.  Lopez broke into a home and that's where police say he ate a handful of meth before officers caught up with him.  He was booked by proxy at Community Regional Medical Center.  No word yet on his condition.


Former teacher and husband face up to 20 years

The Michigan Court of Appeals has ordered meth charges reinstated against a former Bronson math teacher, Beth Ann McCollough, 35,  and her husband, and Jerry McCollough, 36, in turn reversing a decision by the Branch County Circuit Court to suppress and exclude the evidence against them.

Both will face a 20-year felony charge of possession of a meth lab.

Full story, The Daily Reporter

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