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Latest news: 7-23-2009

British Columbia considers mandatory jail time for drug crimes

Vancouver, Canada - Federal Justice Minister Rob Nicholson was in Vancouver yesterday to drum up support for a bill that would impose mandatory sentences for drug producers and traffickers.

“Illicit drug production is the No. 1 source of income for gangs and organized crime,” said Nicholson after touring a mock grow-op at the fire department’s training facility. The fake pot plants were green plastic bags sitting on bamboo stems.

Full story, Metro Vancouver

Welfare check on baby results in meth lab bust

Jasper County, TX - Concern for the welfare of a baby led sheriff's deputies in Jasper County to come across a methamphetamine lab.

We are told by a sheriff's office spokesperson that a deputy discovered the lab when he showed up at a home on FM 252 a few miles south of Jasper Wednesday night in response to a call regarding a small child that was believed to be badly sunburned.

A hazmat team from Beaumont was dispatched to help with the cleanup. No arrests have been made but a number of folks from inside the home have been questioned by authorities.


Kids find meth lab while playing in woods

Marshall County, AL - An afternoon of 4-wheeling leads to a dangerous discovery for some boys in Marshall County. They found a meth lab in the woods near their home.

A 10-year-old boy and his nine-year-old cousin were riding their 4-wheelers, through the woods around their Marshall County home.

Full story, WAFF-TV

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