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Latest news: 05-13-2010

High tech lab found, complete with camera's and fans

WV - A Clendenin couple was arrested after State Police found a meth lab, complete with video surveillance equipment and a ventilation system, in an outbuilding on their property. Troopers received a tip about drug activity occurring at the home on Soft Wind Lane and went there on Monday. They spoke with homeowners Tara and Dale Hershberger before searching the couple's house and outbuilding, according to a complaint filed in Kanawha Magistrate Court.

Full story, The Charleston Daily Mail

CHP officer behind bars on meth, weapons charges

CA - An Auburn California Highway Patrol officer is under arrest on methamphetamine-possession, weapons-possession and driving-under-the-influence charges. Officer Ruben Cesar Salgado was booked into North Auburn’s Placer County Jail after being arrested in a Rocklin shopping center parking lot Tuesday afternoon. Salgado, 37, was being held on $200,000 bail on a charge of possession of a controlled substance. Salgado is facing several other allegations and is scheduled to be arraigned in Placer County superior court today on nine counts – including possession of a controlled narcotic, possession of drugs while armed and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Full story, The Auburn Journal

Film an opportunity to raise awareness about meth endangered children

MO - Ties to the Ozarks and a dark reality run deep in "Winter's Bone," a film having its Springfield premiere at a Friday fundraiser at MSU. The movie follows 17-year-old Ree Dolly as she faces down family and hardship in the wake of abandonment after her father puts the family home up for bail and skips town. Searching for the absent parent, Ree shows the drive and determination of any hero of the great Westerns. Deep in hostile territory, dominated by the methamphetamine trade, she must persevere and survive to protect her family.

Full story, The News-Leader

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