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Latest news: 9-23-2009

Drug cartels making city most violent in the the world

Ciudad Juárez, Mexico - The border town of Ciudad Juárez is the front line in the Mexican government's war against the drug cartels. Even hardened locals are shocked by the current homicide rate in what is being called the world's most violent city.

The sun is beating down as Elizabeth Padilla is laid to rest in the Garden of Eternity cemetery. She lies under a pane of glass. Her pretty face has been made up one last time.

Full story, Spiegel Online International

Jailed man found with meth inside cell    

SD - A Sioux Falls man jailed last week for drug possession faces felony charges after detectives found methamphetamine he had smuggled into jail.

Daniel Levi Brown, 19, was arrested and jailed Sept. 16 for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, driving with a revoked license and for failure to appear on previous charges.

Acting on a tip, detectives with the Minnehaha County Sheriff's Office searched Monday and found methamphetamine on him and inside his cell, Deputy Sheriff Michelle Boyd said.

In addition to the charges from last week, Brown now is charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of unauthorized articles in jail.

He faces two years in prison on both counts.

From the Argus Leader

Driver, high on drugs, crashes into bus   

KY - A London woman who reportedly collided with the rear of a Laurel County school bus carrying 53 North Laurel High students was jailed Tuesday morning.

According to the Laurel Detention Center’s booking office, Lisa Johnson, 40, of London, was charged with second- degree wanton endangerment, driving under the influence of drugs and possessing methamphetamine.

Full story, The Times-Tribune

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