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Latest news: 6-26-2009

Meth users suffer paranoia, unstable moods

IA - Methamphetamine users often become paranoid and have difficulty managing their moods, a medical specialist said Thursday.

Mark D. Becker, who is charged with killing Aplington-Parkersburg High School football coach Ed Thomas on Wednesday, had admitted being a meth user, according to court records.

Full story, The Des Moines Register

Meth charges against mother and daughter

Kalamazoo, MI - Police said they will seek charges against a mother and daughter following a methamphetamine bust Thursday in Kalamazoo's Vine neighborhood.

Officers from the Kalamazoo Valley Enforcement Team searched an apartment in the 400 block of Davis Street at about 3:30 p.m. and found various meth lab components and finished product, a news release said.

Full story, Kalamazoo Gazette

Arizona fears effects of big Mexican meth bust

Maricopa County, AZ - One of the largest drug busts ever in Mexico could have repercussions for Arizona, says Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Lt. Bailey.

The Maricopa County Meth Task Force has already seen a slight increase in home methamphetamine labs compared to the past few years.

Full story, The Independent

NASCAR driver Mayfield denies taking methamphetamine

Charlotte, NC - Jeremy Mayfield denied ever taking methamphetamines, doesn't know how he failed a random drug test and said his indefinite suspension from NASCAR has ruined his driving career.

Mayfield's denial comes in an affidavit that was among several hundred pages of documents filed by his attorneys in U.S. District Court. He's been suspended since May 9 for failing a random drug test conducted eight days earlier at Richmond.

Full story, News & Record

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