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Latest news: 12-22-2009

Missouri city passes pseudoephedrine ordinance

Poplar Bluff, MO - Meth makers in Poplar Bluff are now going to have to look somewhere else to stock up on pseudoephedrine.

Monday night the Poplar Bluff City Council approved an ordinance that makes pseudoephedrine available only by prescription.

Full story, KFVS-TV

Mom gave daughter pseudoephedrine to sell at school

Fairbanks, AK - A Fort Wainwright woman has been accused of giving a prescription drug to her daughter so the teen could sell it at her high school.

Erica Durham, 40, has been charged with three felony counts of drugs misconduct, including first-degree drugs misconduct.

Full story, Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Montana attorney general points to success of Meth Project

MT - Montana's successful attack against methamphetamine reveals an important lesson for future attempts to address public problems. In crafting the Montana Meth Project, The Siebel Foundation applied private sector principles too often absent in the administration of federal grant dollars.

Full story, Great Falls Tribune

Ex-deputy pleads guilty in meth ring

Lubbock, TX - A former West Texas chief deputy sheriff has pleaded guilty to his part in a methamphetamine trafficking ring. Gordon Clark Bohannon pleaded guilty Monday to a conspiracy count in federal court in Lubbock. Under terms of his plea deal, the 53-year-old former Hockley County chief deputy faces 10 years in prison and no fine.

Bohannon and 27 others were named in a July indictment that alleged that a motorcycle gang took cash to Modesto, Calif., bought methamphetamine in bulk, then took it to Levelland, about 30 miles west of Lubbock, for distribution. The U.S. Justice Department says Bohannon and fellow Hockley County deputy Jose Jesus Quintanilla, 39, provided the gang with information that hindered efforts to shut down the ring. Quintanilla pleaded guilty last month to a count of misprision of a felony and awaits sentencing.

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