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Latest news: 7-14-2009

Former meth labs sicken new tenants nationwide

With meth lab seizures on the rise nationally for the first time since 2003, the problem of meth contamination, which can permeate drywall, carpets, insulation and air ducts, causing respiratory ailments and other health problems, is popping up across the country.

Federal data on meth lab seizures suggest that there are tens of thousands of contaminated residences in the United States. The victims include low-income elderly people whose homes are surreptitiously used by relatives or in-laws to make meth, and landlords whose tenants leave them with a toxic mess.

Full story, New York Times


Meth among most common drugs during traffic stops

A new National Highway Transportation Safety Administration study finds that nearly one in six drivers tested were using illegal drugs while driving.

These surveys utilized a stratified random sample of weekend nighttime drivers in the contiguous 48 States.The most commonly detected drugs were Marijuana (THC) at 8.6%, Cocaine at 3.9%, and Methamphetamine at 1.3% of nighttime drivers.

The most commonly detected drugs were Marijuana (THC) at 8.6%, Cocaine at 3.9%, and Methamphetamine at 1.3% of nighttime drivers.

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Sixty-five warrants issued in meth sweep

OK  - After a 9-month investigation sparked by complaints from farmers, drug enforcement officials are raiding houses and rounding up suspected methamphetamine buyers and sellers in rural Caddo County this morning.

Armed with 40 arrest warrants for suspected dealers and manufacturers, 25 warrants for meth buyers, and an additional seven search warrants, the District 6 Drug Task Force along with Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics agents are attempting to curb the growing meth trade in the Anadarko area this morning.

Full story, NewsOK.com

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