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Latest news: 05-04-09

Mother of Yankees pitcher arrested for meth

The mother of Yankees pitcher Joba Chamberlain was arrested on suspicion of selling meth to an undercover officer in Lincoln.

Jacqueline Standley was arrested Saturday night at her apartment at 1641 Prospect St. She was charged Monday with delivery of an exceptionally hazardous drug.

At 2 p.m. in a courtroom connected to the jail, Standley made her first appearance on the charge.

Full story, Lincoln Journal Star

Tennessee seeing more meth labs

Drug agents say the number of methamphetamine labs in Tennessee is on the rise for the first time in 3-4 years. First Judicial Drug Task Force director Jeff Dean says they have busted seven meth labs already in the first quarter of 2009.

Dean says manufacturers of meth are using new methods to beat stricter laws about buying ephedrine, the main ingredient in meth, by having others buy it for them.

Full story, WJHL-TV

Record number of meth labs brings high costs

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - According to Metro Police, in 2008 they busted 93 meth labs -- that's one meth lab about every four days, and police said it was a record.

"We were No. 1 in the state for meth labs, three years in a row," said Sgt. Stanley Salyards of the Louisville Metro Police Department Narcotics Unit.

Full story, WLKY-TV

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