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Latest news: 09-24-2010

3-year-old shared living quarters with meth lab

TN - The Wilson County Sheriff’s Department discovered a dilapidated school bus being used as both a residence and methamphetamine lab in Watertown, where a 3-year-old girl was living. And police believe other children used it as a residence, at least part-time, according to Wilson County Sheriff Terry Ashe. The 3-year-old girl was the only child present at the time police went to the bus. “Very poor living conditions, not the cleanest environment,’’ Ashe said. Terry Daniels will be charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of a Meth A Scheduled 1 Drug and child endangerment.

Full story, The Tennessean

Meth an 'off the menu' offering at restaurant

Lincoln, NE - An employee at a Mexican restaurant in Lincoln's

Haymarket is accused of selling more than what's on the menu. In an affidavit, an undercover Lincoln narcotics investigator says she bought thousands of dollars in methamphetamine from Alejandro Alcala since June, including two deals for $1,600 each that happened at Alcala's workplace. Another deal took place nearby, the investigator says. In all, she says, Alcala, 24, sold her about $4,800 worth of meth in heat-sealed packages. Officers searched Alcala's apartment and found $1,600 from the most recent deal, two days earlier at the restaurant. The money was in a pair of pants they believe belong to Alcala.

Full story, Journal-Star

... and you needed 3,000 matches for what?

DeFuniak Springs, FL — Two people were arrested Monday after being caught with methamphetamines during a traffic stop. Stephanie Jean King, 35, was pulled over Monday driving a blue Ford, according to a DeFuniak Springs Police Department news release. Items used to make meth, including pseudoephedrine and more than 3,000 matches, were found in the vehicle, along with finished meth. Both King and a passenger, 25-year-old Jonathan Chad Rowell were charged with possession of meth and possession of listed chemicals used to manufacture meth.

Full story, News-Herald

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