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Latest news: 12-15-08

Former addict gives back

Ogden - Stacey Rice's friendly Southern accent and kind, patient demeanor make it almost impossible to believe her past. The Alabama transplant who proudly hangs her children's paper snowmen on the kitchen cupboards can't be the same mother who pawned her son's PlayStation for drug money, telling him she needed to pay a bill.

She can't be the same mother who used to hide her methamphetamine pipe in the medicine cabinet so her young children couldn't reach it.

Full story, The Salt Lake Tribune

Meth lab found in city-owned building

FORT DODGE, Iowa - Authorities in Fort Dodge say they discovered a methamphetamine lab in a downtown Fort Dodge building owned by the city.

Police located the lab just before 4 p.m. on Thursday.

Officials say the city bought the building and an adjacent house in August as part of a downtown revitalization effort.

Full story, Chicago Tribune

Family arrested for meth-dealing

Salem, OR - Six family members have been arrested in connection with a drug-dealing business that sold meth, police said. Together, they face 20 charges.

Three children, ages 8, 9 and 12, were taken into protective custody by the Department of Human Services, Salem police Lt. Jim Anglemier said.

Full story, Statesman Journal

Fire alarm reveals student housing meth lab

Harnett County, NC - Two men are under arrest following the discovery of a meth lab in student housing near Campbell University.

Harnett County Sheriff Larry Rollins said information about the incident was not released until the SBI's crime lab confirmed the liquid found inside the still-working lab was methamphetamine.

Sheriff Rollins said the men, Victor Wesley Evans Jr., 31, of Benson and Michael Stephen Cole, 29, of Siler City, were not Campbell students, but lived nearby at the time. He said students at the Buies Creek university were not endangered by the operation.

Full story, Dunn Daily Record

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