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US Treasury goes after meth producers 

Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Treasury Thursday froze the U.S. assets of two companies and several individuals suspected of ties to Mexican methamphetamine networks.

The U.S. Treasury has added Insumos Ecologicos de Oriente and Alimentos Selectos San Francisco as well a half dozen people linked to Productos Farmaceuticos Collins to its list of designated drug kingpins. The action freezes assets they hold in U.S. jurisdictions and prohibits U.S. citizens from doing business with them.

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Mexico drug violence claims 17 at rehab clinic

Mexico - Gunmen broke into a drug rehabilitation center and shot 17 people dead in a northern Mexican border city, an official said.

The attackers on Wednesday broke down the door of El Aliviane center in Ciudad Juarez, lined up their victims against a wall and opened fire, said Arturo Sandoval, a spokesman for the regional prosecutors' office. At least five people were injured.

Full story, CBS News

Youth drug counselor arrested for meth

Reno, NV - Reno police have arrested a counselor who works with drug-addicted teens on suspicion of stealing his employer's work van and becoming so high on methamphetamine and heroin that he was hospitalized.

David John Miele, 49, was booked Tuesday into Washoe County Jail on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance after he was hospitalized Monday.

Full story, Reno Gazette-Journal

Police make meth arrest in store parking lot   

AL - Meth continues to be a problem in south east Madison County.

For the second time in two weeks, police say a person was caught in connection to dealing and making meth in the Wal Mart parking lot on Sutton Road.

Jeff Mefford was caught red handed trying to buy ingredients to make meth. New Hope police made a trip inside a Wal Mart store in Hampton Cove and carried him out in handcuffs around lunchtime.

Full story, WAAY-TV

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