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Latest news: 12-06-2010

Meth labs making comeback in USA

Federal drug agents are reporting a resurgence of methamphetamine production in such areas as rural California and suburban Georgia—a consequence, they suspect, of meth crackdowns in Mexico. The resurgence over the past two years comes after more than a decade of falling U.S. meth production, and may signal a return to the days when toxic meth byproducts littered roadsides and polluted waterways across rural America.

Full story, Wall Street Journal

Add meth to Moonshine Mini-Mart

NC - Jackson County authorities say they discovered an “active, working” meth lab behind the counter at the Moonshine Mini-Mart on N.C. 107 in Cullowhee. On Saturday and Sunday, officers from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, the State Bureau of Investigation and Probation and Parole served search warrants at two homes and one business, according to an e-mail from Captain Steve Lillard with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office. “Officers located in excess of 400 grams of methamphetamine inside the store doing business as the Moonshine Mini-Mart, which is owned and operated by Scott and Charlotte Stough,” Lillard said in the e-mail.
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Full story, Ashville Citizen-Times

Columnist thinks Rx pseudoephedrine goes too far

Hey, why stop at requiring a prescription to buy Sudafed and other cold and allergy medications that dopers can use to make methamphetamine? Just get it over with and pass an outright ban on remedies that can feel like lifesavers to anyone with a stuffed-up head. It’s a drug war, right? And wars require sacrifice. Honk wonk! Sarcasm alert!

Full story, Kansas City Star

Pickup truck carried $1.25M meth cargo

CA - U.S. Border Patrol agents at the Calexico station made a huge methamphetamine bust on Thursday.  They estimated the value of the meth to be $1.25 million. A silver truck driven by a 33-year-old man drove to the inspection area of the Interstate 8 checkpoint on the road from Arizona to San Diego. A Border Patrol canine team alerted agents to the truck. During the search, agents discovered several packages concealed inside the truck containing meth. The driver, narcotics and vehicle were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Full story, My Fox Phoenix.com

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