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Latest news: 05-06-09

Crystal meth in socks brings extra charges

SPRING HILL - Deputies say a man brought two bags of crystal methamphetamine into the jail following his arrest on Tuesday.

A traffic stop was performed at Spring Hill Drive and Barclay Avenue after a deputy said he noticed the red pickup truck had a broken brake light.

The driver, Richard Nichols, was eventually arrested after it was discovered that his license was suspended and he had four prior convictions for driving on a suspended license, according to a report.

Nichols, 29, was taken to the county jail on the criminal citation charge. As the deputy filled out the paperwork, a booking officer told him two bags of meth were found in Nichols' socks, a report states.

Nichols identified it as his "ice cream." A field test indicated it was meth. Nichols was additionally charged with possession of methamphetamine and introduction of contraband into the jail.

From Tampa Bay Online

Arrests in theft that resulted in evacuation

Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office has made two arrests in connection with the April 24th ammonia leak at the Warrick County Co-op. DeWayne Rhy and Roger "Rocky" Curtis face charges of theft and criminal recklessness.

According to a police report Curtis has confessed to his part in the crime and implicated Rhy as his accomplice.

Around 10:00 p.m. on April 24th crews were called to the co-op on St. Joe Avenue after receiving reports of a chemical cloud in the area. Several businesses and homes were either told to evacuate or advised to remain inside with their windows closed. Thirteen people were treated at area hospitals.

Deputies say the two were stealing ammonia to sell to others to make meth.


Teen facing murder charge says dad's meth use precipitated death

A trial date has been set in a murder case involving a Metcalfe County teenager.

Robert Joshua Fritz, 18, 240 Neeper Road, Edmonton, is scheduled to stand trial in Metcalfe Circuit Court on Sept. 8.

Fritz is charged with first-degree murder, unlawful imprisonment, tampering with physical evidence and third-degree terroristic threatening. Fritz allegedly killed his father, Robert H. Fritz, 56, on Oct. 15 or 16, 2008, at their home.

Full story, Glasgow Daily Times

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