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Latest news: 10-15-2010

Police seize meth worth more than $625,000

Wailuku, HI - Maui police reported seizing crystal methamphetamine and cocaine with an estimated street value of more than $660,000 in a raid last week at a Haiku residence. A search warrant was executed at the residence at about 12:30 p.m. Oct. 7, following a monthlong investigation, police said. Two men, ages 18 and 23, and a 24-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of multiple drug offenses. Police reported confiscating 4.6 pounds of crystal methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $627,750 and 0.75 pound of cocaine with an estimated street value of $33,895. Also confiscated were plastic bags and containers that the drugs were in.

Full story, The Maui News

Mother of dead teen has history with child services

OK - Before 15-year-old Linda Tucker  died of a drug overdose during a family reunion this summer, child welfare services had fielded numerous complaints alleging her mother's inability to care for the teenager and her four siblings. Among those were allegations that Doris Sharrane Rigsby, 33, of Waukomis was using methamphetamine. Tucker died June 25 at a convenience store near Lake Carl Blackwell in Stillwater. Authorities say she had been injected with 10 times the lethal dose of methamphetamine. Prosecutors are holding her mother responsible.

Full story, The Oklahoman

Man could get life in prison for selling meth

GA - A Polk County man admits spending the majority of 2008 and 2009 buying and selling methamphetamine from an Aragon home. Tommy Morgan, 24, of Polk County, pleaded guilty on Thursday in U.S. District Court in Rome to buying and selling 500 grams of meth and to selling a firearm to an undercover officer. Morgan will receive a reduced sentence for cooperating with the U.S. government, according to the plea agreement. But he could still receive 10 years to life in prison and be ordered to pay a $4 million fine. He is scheduled to be sentenced on Dec. 7.

Full story, Rome News-Tribune

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