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Latest news: 7-15-2009

Drug, alcohol treatment out of reach for many

Nearly half of people surveyed say they could not afford drug or alcohol treatment for a family member if it were needed. The survey, by the University of Maryland's Center for Substance Abuse Research, indicated even one-quarter of those making more than $100,000 per year feel they cannot afford treatment. Fully two-thirds of people in the under-$50,000 income category say they could not afford teatment for family members.

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IN: Four meth lab busts in 24 hours

Indiana State Police say a methamphetamine lab at a Lakeville business was one of four they were asked to help clean up since Tuesday morning. The Meth Suppression Unit was called just before 10 p.m. Tuesday to an industrial building.

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Cops watch as suspect tries to set up meth lab

NE: Narcotics officers arrested a man Tuesday morning after they watched him steal anhydrous ammonia and then try to set up a methamphetamine lab, said Lancaster County investigators.

Kelly Grime, 49, faces charges of theft and manufacturing a controlled substance. Narcotics investigators said they saw someone drop off Grime at a grain elevator near Emerald, Neb. Investigators said Grime took the ammonia and then went to a nearby tree line, trying to set up the meth lab.

From KETV, Omaha

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