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Latest news: 7-17-2009

Meth worth $1.3M caught at border

CA - U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents have seized 125 pounds of powder and crystal methamphetamine at the Calexico border crossing worth an estimated $1.3 million, agency officials said today.

A 24-year-old Mexican national allegedly drove an empty refrigerator tractor-trailer to the border from Mexico on Wednesday. With the help of a drug-sniffing dog, agents found a compartment in the truck's cooling unit containing 26 packages of methamphetamine.

The driver was arrested and the drug load seized, officials said.

From the Los Angeles Times

Meth suspects end police standoff

LA - A couple in Concordia Parish was arrested after a stand-off with police, who were trying to arrest them in connection with a methamphetamine lab.

Jamie Lynn Courtney Calhoun, 41, of 242 Lower Woodville Road., Natchez, Miss., and Gerald Scott Forman, 45, of 211 Ellard Road, Jonesville, both were arrested and charged with operation of a clandestine lab, resisting an officer, possession of meth, improper supervision of a juvenile, cruelty to a juvenile, child endangerment, possession of drug paraphernalia and obstruction of justice.

Full story, The Town Talk

Distribution of meth along interstate intercepted

Colorado Springs, CO - A major methamphetamine bust along I-25 in New Mexico uncovers $70,000 worth of the drug that was supposed to be dropped off to distributors in Colorado Springs and near Denver.

New Mexico State Police tell NEWSCHANNEL 13 they pulled over a Lexus 300 that was weaving through lanes northbound on I-25, near the town of Glorieta. Police searched the vehicle and found five pounds of the drug hidden in the car.

Full story, KRDO-TV

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