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Latest news: 8-7-2009

Country's 'biggest meth cook' given life sentence 

Williamsburg, KY - The United States Attorney’s Office, the Drug Enforcement Administration and Kentucky State Police jointly announced this week that 44-year-old Paul Linville Bargo of Williamsburg was sentenced to life in prison for various methamphetamine charges.

It’s only the second time this decade that the U.S. Attorney’s office (Eastern District of Kentucky) prosecuted a methamphetamine case that resulted in a life sentence for the defendant.

Full story, The Times-Tribune

Meth labs rising as cooks adapt to restrictions

MS - Drug dealers and producers are getting smarter, says the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics. The agency is seeing a rise lately in methamphetamine labs and in the numbers of cocaine investigations, reports WLBT.

Just this week a husband and wife in Warren County were sentenced for manufacturing meth in their home around their two young children. Last week in Flowood behind a business meth was found in a dumpster. From January to July of this year 223 meth labs were found in the state. In 2008, 149.

Full story, Jackson Free Press

Actor Michael Douglas' son was major meth dealer   

NY - Michael Douglas' son, Cameron, was recently busted at a Manhattan hotel and arrested on the charge of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. The drug in question was the synthetic stimulant methamphetamine, also known as crystal meth. According to the feds, Cameron is a big-time meth dealer who has sold heaps of the drug in New York since 2006.

Full story, The Cleveland Leader

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