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Latest news: 12-30-2009

Agents seize $850,000 worth of meth at border

Niland, CA - Agents working at the Indio Border Patrol checkpoint station on Highway 111 seized more than 26 pounds of methamphetamine, last night.

Canine units signaled something was wrong when a red luxury sedan entered the checkpoint, prompting agents to conduct a more thorough exam.

A scan of the car using a large-scale imaging system revealed 12 vacuum-sealed bags of what turned out to be meth hidden under the spare tire in the trunk.

The driver of the vehicle was turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

In the few months since the fiscal year began on Oct. 1, 2009, the El Centro Sector has already surpassed last fiscal year's total amount seized of heroin, methamphetamine, and cocaine.


Police arrest two after meth lab found next to home daycare

Fort Payne, AL - Fort Payne Police arrested a man and woman on Tuesday after finding a methamphetamine lab inside a vehicle. The vehicle was next to a home daycare and a city park.

Larry Dean Black, 60, and Wendy Liles, 32, were both charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance. Both live in Fort Payne.

Police also charged Liles with third degree escape because she briefly got away from them.

The DeKalb County Drug Task Force and Fort Payne Police Department teamed up to make the arrests at 606 7th Street in Fort Payne. It's at the corner of Turner Avenue, next to Spring Grove Park. Police say they found six one-pot meth labs.

Black and Liles are both being held at the DeKalb County Detention Center.


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