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Oklahoma lawmaker to propose pseudoephedrine bill

Oklahoma City, OK - Rep. Lucky Lamons on Thursday said he will introduce legislation next session to require those seeking pseudoephedrine pills to have a prescription.

His comments came following an interim study on methamphetamine labs.

Tulsa County District Attorney Tim Harris told the House Judiciary Committee that mobile methamphetamine labs are at epidemic levels in Tulsa.

Full story, Tulsa World

Hurt baby wrapped in duct tape while parents used meth    

Panama City Beach, FL - A baby with a head injury was left in pain and wrapped in duct tape overnight while his parents “tweaked” on meth, investigators with the Bay County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday.The 2-year-old was being flown to Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola on Wednesday night while investigators interviewed the parents, John Paul Huskey and Jessica Huskey, both of 5616B Beech Drive.

Capt. Jimmy Stanford said the Huskeys had both been charged with aggravated child abuse. John Paul Huskey also was charged with dealing in stolen property and the duo may face several drug charges, officials said.Capt. Faith Bell said deputies found evidence of meth, crack cocaine and marijuana use in the home.

Full story, Northwest Florida Daily News

Meth-addicted mom on trial for infant's death 

CA - An Orosi woman with a methamphetamine habit murdered her newborn baby by placing the infant in the back of a neighbor's pickup where the baby froze to death, a Tulare County prosecutor told a jury Wednesday.

And it almost happened twice before, prosecutor Janet Wise said.

Full story, The Fresno Bee

15 pounds of meth found in dashboard

CA - Border Patrol agents seized more than 15 pounds of crystal meth Tuesday during a traffic stop on Interstate 15 in Temecula, authorities said.

Agents spotted a 23-year-old woman driving north in a Ford Focus near Winchester Road about 10:15 a.m. and pulled her over, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection news release said. A drug-sniffing dog was called out after the woman "provided inconsistent answers" to an agent's questions. A search uncovered 18 bundles of crystal meth hidden in the dashboard, the release said.

The woman, who apparently is pregnant, was turned over to a multi-agency drug task force, the release said.

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