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Latest news: 12-28-2009

Database could improve Indiana's lab seizure record

IN - Indiana’s methamphetamine problem continued to flummox law enforcement this year, as state police seized more meth labs in 2009 than ever.

The agency’s meth unit hopes the launch early next year of a long-discussed database to track methamphetamine-related information will drive down the blight. The effectiveness of similar programs in other states is still being evaluated, however.

Full story, The Journal Gazette

Atlanta county is hub of drug cartel activity

Gwinnett County, GA - If metro Atlanta is a battleground in the war against drug trafficking in the United States, then Gwinnett County is on the front lines.

That’s no secret to police or the residents who live there. A bountiful supply of rental homes and the state’s largest Latino population have made the county a magnet for Mexican drug cartel operatives looking to blend into their surroundings.

Full story, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Police find 25 meth labs in single home

IN - A Noble County man was arrested after 25 methamphetamine labs were found in his apartment, Kendallville police said.

Police were called just before 8:30 p.m. Tuesday to a single-vehicle crash in the 700 block of Dowling Street in Kendallville. The driver of the vehicle ran and was seen by witnesses entering an apartment at 669 Dowling St., police said.

Full story, The Journal Gazette

Meth lab found, infant living in the home

Cross Lanes, WV - They usually are responsible for protecting children, but Sunday night three adults were arrested for allegedly exposing a baby to meth.

Police say Melissa Asbury,33, Anthony Raines,26, and James Briscoe,38, were found in a home with a meth lab.

Police found the meth lab in the attic of the home on Crystal Drive in Cross Lanes. A 2-month-old baby was living inside the residence.

Asbury, Raines and Briscoe have been charged with exposing a child to a meth lab, conspiracy to operate a meth lab and operation of a meth lab.


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