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Latest news: 04-16-2010

Narcotics agents seize 25 pounds meth in Winton, Calif.

CA - A massive methamphetamine operation was busted Thursday in Winton by state agents who reported a seizure of 25 pounds of crystal methamphetamine. The bust was the culmination of a two-day undercover operation by the California Department of Justice Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement's Mountain and Valley Marijuana Investigation Team (MAVMIT). The team served three search warrants in Winton, the largest of which was at a residence at 7426 Peridot Avenue in Winton, according to Michelle Gregory, Department of Justice special agent and public information officer.

Full story, The Merced Sun-Star

Man busted while smoking meth near 4-month-old baby

OR - Two children were taken into protective custody and two people were arrested Wednesday after investigators serving a search warrant at a Gresham home found drug paraphernalia and a firearm, the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office reported. When deputies arrived at the home in the 2500 block Southwest Willowbrook Avenue they found Morgan James Young, 30, smoking a pipe filled with what appeared to be drugs in the presence of a four-month-old baby. A subsequent search turned up heroin, methamphetamine, scales, packaging material, cash and a firearm, all within reach of the children, said Lt. Mary Lindstrand, a sheriff's spokeswoman.

Full story, The Oregonian

Montana Meth Project the largest public art contest in history

MT - The Montana Meth Project's "Not Even Once" mantra is about to sweep the state once again as the colossal public art contest gets under way. Elected officials and community leaders converged at Missoula's Big Sky High School on Thursday morning to kick off the "Paint the State" contest, announcing its second running to more than 1,000 students, teachers and parents. The contest is sponsored by the Montana Meth Project and calls on youth ages 13 to 18 to use their imagination and create attention-grabbing art installations that will be on display during the summer months, adorning sidewalks, silos, barns, hay bales and even the sides of livestock.

Full story, The Missoulian

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