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Latest news: 06-10-2010

Meth is a big problem for rural communities

Tulsa, OK - It’s a small community, off Highway 51- a place where people come to get away from the noise, the violence, and the crime. It’s hardly city life, but still, trouble finds its way here. "It is the meth-making season," said Mannford Police Chief, Lucky Miller. For cooks, the season is year 'round. Addicts harvest the drug wherever they can.

Full story, from KOKI-TV

Grand jury indicts 17 in huge suspected ring in Longmont, Col.

CO - A Boulder District judge on Wednesday morning unsealed a Boulder County grand jury 127-count indictment of 17 people suspected of running a major cocaine and methamphetamine ring in Longmont.
Three of those people have been arrested and appeared in court Wednesday morning, when Boulder District Judge Maria Berkenkotter unsealed the indictment detailing a complex drug enterprise. Longmont Police Cmdr. Tim Lewis said the investigation and indictment are expected to make a major impact in Longmont. “This group had access to pounds and pounds of methamphetamine and kilos and kilos of cocaine here in town at all times,” he said.

Full story, The Longmont Times-Call

Four children removed from home containing $80,000 high quality meth

CA - State and county drug agents broke up a methamphetamine sales operation run out of a home this morning, according to authorities. The agents, assisted by Brentwood police, served a search warrant about 7 a.m. at a home in the 100 block of Pasco Drive, according to a news release from the Central Contra Costa County Narcotic Enforcement Team.

Once inside, they detained four adults and four children — including an infant — while they searched the home, where they found three pounds of "high quality" crystal methamphetamine packaged for sale. Agents said the find was worth more than $80,000.

Full story, San Jose Mercury News

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