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Latest news: 12-3-2009

Teens arrested for selling meth, other drugs

Fairfield, CT - Two teenage boys from Fairfield are accused of running a drug factory out of a house -- a house in which one teen lives with his father and younger brother, according to news reports.

Fairfield and Bridgeport police raided the Bibbins Avenue house on Monday afternoon and found quite a drug operation, police said – a large tank of nitrous oxide, more than one pound of marijuana, several methamphetamine pills, three digital scales, several cell phones, many drug related paraphernalia, and just over $800.00.

Full story, The News-Times

Man sentenced to 30 years in methamphetamine trafficking

KN - A Kansas City, Kan., man has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for drug trafficking.

Carlos Beltran-Aguilar, 22, was sentenced on one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, one count of  possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, and one count of maintaining a residence at 1118 N. 50th Street in KCK for the sole purpose of drug trafficking.

The home was searched earlier this year and $18,000 in cash, a 9 mm handgun and methamphetamine resources were found.

Beltran-Aguilar and co-defendant Jose Torres-Garcia were picked up near Mound City, where police discovered two pounds of the drug concealed in a box of detergent.

From the Kansas City Kansan

Meth found in woman's purse at courthouse security checkpoint

Fort Payne, AL - A Jackson County woman arrested earlier this week after DeKalb County courthouse security officers found methamphetamine in her purse has been released from the County Jail here on a $9,000 bond.

Sheriff Jimmy Harris said Lori Shannon Burton, 31, of Section was charged with possession of a controlled substance.

Burton was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after security officers on Tuesday found a glass pipe that had been detected in her purse by an X-ray machine.

The X-ray machine is mainly used by the officers to check visitors for firearms as they walk through the courthouse entrance.

From The Huntsville Times

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