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Latest news: 05-14-09

Suspicion around missing child case, father charged with running meth lab

Powerless and tormented, a Campbell mother awaits the story her daughter's bones will tell.

The remains of Alycia Augusta Mesiti-Allen, 14 when she vanished in August 2006, are now in the hands of toxicologists and coroners. Since March, when cadaver-sniffing dogs found her body buried in the unkempt yard of her father's former Central Valley (Ca.) home, detectives have scoured for evidence from the girl's petite frame.

Full story, Oroville Mercury-Register

Man busted cooking meth at parents' home

KALAMAZOO, Mich. - Drug enforcement officers say they have busted a man cooking meth and they say he was doing it in his parents' house.

They searched the house Thursday night on Lowden Street in Kalamazoo. Officers found meth-making materials and some finished meth in the suspect's bedroom.

They also found remnants of a one-pot meth lab hidden under a laundry basket outside the house.

The 18-year-old admitted the lab was his and told officers he cooks meth twice a month.

He's now facing a number of charges.


Officials respond to 300 percent lab increase with documentary

Allegan County, MI - On one hand, the number of meth-related investigations in Allegan County surged in the first few months of 2009.

On the other hand, Allegan County officials say they’re continuing to see positive results from a methamphetamine diversion program launched four years ago.

Full story, Holland Sentinel

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