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Latest news: 05-22-09

Children exposed to meth

Honea Path, SC - Police say a woman who gave her baby to AnMed Health has been charged with neglect of a child because the baby tested positive for methamphetamine.

Misty Clamp, 19, gave birth Tuesday to a boy. She was being held Friday in at the Anderson County Detention Center.

Full story, Anderson Independent-Mail

22 people indicted on meth charges

Kansas City, MO - Nearly two dozen people were indicted on federal charges in Kansas City on Thursday for their alleged roles in three unrelated cases that involved more than $2 million of pseudoephedrine, a prime methamphetamine ingredient.

As part of the unsealing of the indictments, officers raided a home near Leeds Road and Blue Ridge Cutoff on Thursday where agents said they found a large amount of pseudoephedrine.

Neighbors watched as police went through the owner's belongings.

Police believe some of the 22 people indicted in federal court on Thursday are connected to James Everson, a man who is accused of hiding in a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in February of 2007 and stealing a drum of pseudoephedrine.


Meth remains county's biggest drug problem

Johnson County, TX - In Tarrant County, the drug of death is heroin. In the first four months of 2009, 21 residents succumbed to overdoses of black tar and Mexican brown varieties. That’s compared with 39 for all of 2008.

In Johnson County, the drug of heartache is as it’s been for three decades: methamphetamine.

Full story, Cleburne Times-Review

Women at retirement community arrested on drug charges

Live Oak, CA - Five women at a Live Oak retirement community, including a 63-year-old on oxygen, were arrested on drug-related charges, a law enforcement official said Friday.

After receiving information that methamphetamine was being sold from an apartment at the Senior Village and Retirement Community in the 2700 block of Date Street, drug enforcement agents went there at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and arrested the women, who range in age from 44 to 63.

Full story, Appeal-Democrat

Man arrested in smuggling of liquid meth

Naco, AZ - A California man is in custody after U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers found liquid meth in his truck's washer fluid container.

Agency spokesman Chris Leon says officers at the Naco port of entry in southeastern Arizona were performing anti-terrorism and anti-smuggling operations Wednesday when they decided to conduct a routine inspection of a 55-year-old man's pickup truck.

Officers found that the truck's washer fluid container had more than 13 pounds of a liquid form of methamphetamines with a street value of nearly $1 million.

The man was trying to enter Arizona from Mexico.

The man was arrested and turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for further investigation.

From San Jose Mercury News

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