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Police discover two small children in meth lab house

A meth lab bust in Indian River County (Fl.) puts two people behind bars and two children in the care of the state.

The alleged meth lab bust was in Roseland, just north of Sebastian. Sebastian police told CBS 12 they arrested Paul Wolff and Mitchell Platt. They say Wolff lived in the home with his wife, and their two small children.

Wolff and Platt have been charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, additional charges are pending.

No word yet on how long the alleged meth lab was up and running but so far officials have seized several grams of meth.

Police say that during interview process, Wolff said he cooked every day, sometimes twice a day. The only time he wasn't cooking meth was when we went to see his probation officer because then he had to take a drug test.


Accusations against man include murder, drug-induced captivity

Trial resumes today for a young man suspected of abducting and torturing a Palm Springs (Ca.) woman; he admitted to killing a man he believed was hiding her after she escaped, a prosecutor told jurors Monday, but the defendant's lawyer contends her client lied and took credit for the crimes to inflate his reputation.

Cesar Ardas Santamariamuniz, 21, of Palm Springs, is charged with first-degree murder in the Jan. 2, 2007, death of Jordan Dane ``J.D.'' Ketchersid, whose body was found on Chuckawalla Road near Vaquero Road in Palm Springs.

Full story, The Desert Sun

Florida man gets life for meth

DOTHAN, Ala. - A Houston County judge has sentenced a Florida man to life in prison for trafficking and manufacturing methamphetamine.

32-year-old Todd Will Herring of Sneads, Fla., was sentenced Monday in Dothan.

Court records showed Herring pleaded guilty Thursday. He was arrested in a March 2008 drug sting at a Dothan motel.

Two women were also arrested in the operation.

Herring also faces additional charges for sodomizing a fellow inmate at the county jail.

From The Miami Herald

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