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Latest news: 08-05-2011

Feds seize more than 16 pounds of meth in raid

WA - Authorities seized more than 16 pounds of methamphetamine following a search of multiple Vancouver locations, including a downtown restaurant. Among the places searched was El Parral Mexican Restaurant at Seventh and Main streets. Arrested on federal charges were Ricardo Estrada, 43, of Vancouver and Francisco Cervantes, 47, of Vancouver. The two made a first appearance Thursday in U.S. District Court in Tacoma.

Full Story, The Columbian

Sheriff under house arrest for covering up meth deals

LA - A federal magistrate has approved house arrest for Winn Parish Sheriff A.D. "Bodie" Little, who is accused of helping his girlfriend cover up her alleged methamphetamine deals. Magistrate Mark Hornsby set Little's bond at $100,000 and said he must wear an ankle monitoring bracelet, submit to alcohol and drug testing, take a leave of absence from the sheriff's office and stay out of its administration.

Full Story, The Advertiser

Man busted with portable meth lab in Walmart

GA - A Newnan man is being held at the Fayette County jail on bonds totaling more than $23,000 after police charged him with having a portable methamphetamine lab in his backpack at a Peachtree City Walmart. WSB-TV reports that police investigators were called to the store Tuesday after receiving a report of a suspicious person. Police say they began talking to 40-year-old Steve McLeroy at the store and searched his backpack.

Full Story, Flordia-Times Union

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