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.
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.
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.
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.