Latest news: 1-21-2010
Guilty pleas in $40 million meth plot
Kansas City, MO - infoZine - Beth Phillips, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that two more defendants pleaded guilty in federal court to their roles in a criminal conspiracy that involved at least 1,000 pounds of pseudoephedrine taken from the Sanofi-Aventis U.S., LLC pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in Kansas City, Mo., leading to the manufacture of more than $40 million worth of methamphetamine.
Nine plead guilty in Mississippi's largest meth bust
Hattiesburg, MS - In Hattiesburg, nine more people entered guilty pleas to federal charges connected with the largest alleged methamphetamine ring ever busted in Mississippi Tuesday.
Reputed leader, Christopher Stewart, of Walthall County is also known as "Batman". He was among those who pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court. Sentencing is set for April 20th.
At least three others had already pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges.
Dozens of people were arrested last summer as part of an alleged multimillion dollar distribution network with ties to Alabama, Florida and Texas.
Investigators said the group distributed more than 50-pounds of Mexican meth a month.
Undercover bust yields 43 pounds of meth
Delano, CA - Deputies located 43 pounds of methamphetamine and arrested four men during an undercover sting operation in Delano.
On Wednesday around 1:20 p.m., deputies assigned to the Kern County Sheriff's Office Major Violators Unit conducted a drug investigation in the parking lot of a business located near Highway 99 and Woolomes Road in Delano.
Man injured by meth lab blaze
FL - A fire in the garage of an Oak Hill home that burned a man over 60 percent of his body earlier this week was the result of a methamphetamine lab going awry, a State Fire Marshal investigator said today.
DeLand landscaper John Pepper, 49, remained in critical condition at Tampa Medical Center’s burn unit where he is being treated for second- and third-degree burns.