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Latest news: 05-13-09

Investigation into shooting death of man on meth

A handful of cars gathered outside a pink trailer at the Royal Palms Mobile Estate, Monday night.

It's been four days since the family buried their 26-year-old son Luis Gutierrez Navarro, who was shot by members of the Yolo County (Ca.) anti-gang unit on April 30, and now they have come together as part of the traditional nine-day rosary prayer.

Full story, Daily Democrat

Ephedrine bill passes committee

BATON ROUGE, La. - A bill to classify ephedrine and pseudoephedrine as Schedule V dangerous substances passed a House committee Tuesday.

Both drugs are key ingredients in making methamphetamine.

HB 41 by state Representative Fred Mills, D-Parks, would make it tough for people making meth to get the ingredients because sales would be monitored.

"It's a great bill," said state Representative Chris Hazel, R-Pineville. "It gives us tools to have teeth in it, so I ask for favorable passage."

Mills' bill passed out of the House committee without objection and goes to the House floor for more debate.


Bag of meth discovered at elementary school

OTTAWA, Kan. - What a parent found lying on the floor at an elementary school in Ottawa sparked a scare at the school.

The parent found a small plastic bag with crystals inside the double doors at the front of the school.

Full story, KCTV5

Three snared in major drug bust

DULUTH, Ga. - Federal agents say they have dismantled a major methamphetamine operation in the Eastern U.S.

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration said agents seized 350 pounds of crystal meth.

Authorities said four men, all Mexican nationals, were each charged with drug trafficking.

The DEA said raids were carried at two homes near Duluth on Sunday and Monday.

The agency plans to discuss the operation at a news conference Wednesday in Atlanta.


Man found asleep at home for vulnerable adults sentenced for meth

Jacob Scott Forbord, 24, of Willmar (Mn.), was sentenced Monday to 67 days in the county jail, a $1,000 fine and five years of probation on a felony charge of fifth-degree controlled substance for possessing methamphetamine while working at a home for vulnerable adults.

As part of his sentenced handed down in Kandiyohi County District Court, Forbord was also ordered to complete a chemical dependency evaluation, not use or possess al-cohol or drugs and write a letter of apology to Divine House.

Full story, Park Rapids Enterprise

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