Latest news: 6-24-2009
UN report lists Canada as top producer of meth
Canada - Canadian herb isn't the only product our drug lords are known for around the world.
According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime's 2009 World Drug Report, which was released this morning in Washington, Canada has become a major player on the world market for amphetamine-type stimulants (ATS), such as methamphetamine and Ecstasy.
Nearly 50 members of meth ring facing charges
Jackson, MS - Authorities broke up a methamphetamine distribution ring based in Mississippi that had connections to at least three other states, arresting dozens of suspects on Tuesday.
The ring characterized as the state's largest was based in Rankin County in central Mississippi and distributed up to 50 pounds of Mexican meth per month throughout Mississippi, said Joel Reece, a Drug Enforcement Administration agent. The ring also had connections to Alabama, Florida and Texas, according to authorities and court records.
Meth lab operated out of children's foster home
Antwerp Township, MI - A foster care mother, in charge of two children, is accused of running a methamphetamine lab at her home.
Detectives from the Van Buren County Sheriff's Department's Narcotics Unit were notified by the Lawton Police Department of possible meth production at the woman's Antwerp Township home.
ID made on burned body at site of meth lab
Oak Ridge, TN - The body found inside a trailer destroyed by fire on Farmers Hollow Road has been positively identified as 54-year-old John Austin Lowe.
Anderson County Sheriff's Department Chief Deputy Mark Lucas said late Tuesday afternoon that an autopsy had confirmed the body was that of Lowe, as relatives of the man had said.