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Latest news: 6-23-2009

Texas precursor tracking showing early signs of success

Vernon, TX - A new anti-drug program is starting up in Wilbarger County, according to 46th District Attorney Staley Heatly. Heatly said his office and the Texas Department of Public Safety Narcotics Division are working together on the program, which is designed to catch people involved in the manufacture of methamphetamine.

“We worked closely with DPS Narcotics Agent Mark Ball of Wichita Falls to review the pseudoephedrine logs in Wilbarger and other nearby counties. Through information gathered from pharmacy registries we have indicted several individuals for possession of pseudoephedrine with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine,” Heatly said.

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Woman deposited check and meth at bank

Twin Falls, ID - After trying to deposit methamphetamine along with a check at a local bank, Tracie Walker of Twin Falls, may face prison after her entrance into drug court was denied. Walker, 48, pleaded guilty on May 27 to one count of possession of a controlled substance after reaching a plea agreement.

According to court records, on Jan. 31 Walker deposited a small plastic bag containing 0.2 grams of methamphetamine stuck to the back of a check while making a deposit at Magic Valley Bank on Main Avenue.

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Police bust home with meth lab and children inside

Branson West, MO - Branson West police and the Stone County Sheriff's department removed three children, ages 4 to 11,from a home where officers found an active meth lab.

A hotline call tipped officers off to activity at a home on Flag Street in Branson West. Officers found an active methamphetamine lab there and placed the children into state custody.

Deputies arrested four men and three women for manufacturing a controlled substance and endangering the welfare of a child.


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