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Latest news: 01-09-09

Dealer who used teen to sell meth receives 20 years

Patricio Alcorta had an enterprising apprentice one cohort called a “junior hustler.”

The sidekick was a go-getter, the sort of motivated salesman who would line up sales even before the goods arrived.

But there was a problem: Alcorta’s assistant was a 17-year-old boy, and their trade was peddling methamphetamines.

Full story, In-Forum News


Ark. funeral home no haven for meth lab

WALNUT RIDGE, Ark. - A funeral home might be a place for eternal rest, but police say an Arkansas man saw an opportunity to build a methamphetamine lab undisturbed by the living.  There was just one problem—the funeral home was across the street from the sheriff’s office.

Officers say Robert Lee Lewis left the light on in the basement of the Higginbotham Funeral Home in Walnut Ridge on Dec. 3. Officers noticed the light on after hours and walked into the funeral home through an open door.  Inside, police say they found all the components necessary to build a meth lab. Officers arrested the former funeral home employee when he returned.

The 43-year-old faces several drug charges and is free on $2,500 bond pending a Jan. 21 court hearing.  A telephone number for Lewis could not be found Thursday night.

From the Erie Times-News


Meth use rises during troubled economy

KOSCIUSKO COUNTY, Ind., (WANE) - It's relatively cheap to make and delivers a high unlike any other drug. Meth is a growing problem, one that police say is growing worse with the economy.

Police continue to crack down with meth arrests, but still people are thinking of new and more dangerous ways to make and distribute the drug.

Full story, WLFI-TV

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