Latest news: 10-26-2009
Missouri town sees decline in pseudoephedrine sales
Washington, MO - Police in Washington say they're seeing a decline in sales for a key meth ingredient just three months after putting a new law in place that requires a prescription for the drug.
Sales of products that contain pseudoephedrine are down in Washington and surrounding communities, according to police. 90 days before the law took effect, the town's five pharmacies sold a combined 4,346 boxes of medicine containing pseudoephedrine. After the law took effect, just 310 boxes were sold. That's down about 93 percent.
Sales at pharmacies in four nearby towns also dropped by just more than one percent. Investigators say it's a clear indicator that meth-makers that were sending their friends to other areas to buy pseudoephedrine are turning to other methods.
Former deputies to admit involvement in meth ring
Lubbock, TX - Two former Levelland Sheriff's Deputies and all of their current co-defendants plan to admit guilt and take a plea bargain.
Former Hockley County Chief Deputy Gordon Bohannon, and Deputy Jesse Quintanilla were arrested on July 10th, 2009 along with other defendants. They were accused of helping Bobby Froman run a methamphetamine drug ring.
Man badly burned, meth suspected
Louisville, KY - Louisville authorities say a man found badly burned was believed to have been making methamphetamine.
Major Henry Ott of the Louisville Fire Department told WAVE-TV the fire began in a bedroom and officials believe it was started by a meth lab explosion late Saturday night.
The injured man, 36-year-old John Robinson, was the only person in the house at the time of the fire. He has burns over 70 percent of his body.
Robinson was taken to University Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition on Sunday afternoon.