Latest news: 10-20-2009
Agencies partner up for anti-meth outreach week
CO - Colorado ranks No. 8 in the country in terms of methamphetamine use, according to the Colorado Meth Project, and it’s estimated the drug costs the state $1.4 billion a year, including more than $73,000 per dependent user.
This is some of the information the Colorado Meth Project, along with the local organizations, Communities Overcoming Methamphetamine Abuse and the Boys & Girls Club of Craig, hope to raise awareness to next week, during “Not Even Once” Week.
Children found with meth in their systems
TX - A southeast Angelina County couple suspected of cooking meth at their home were arrested after young children living at the house tested positive for the drug.
Sharon Burch, 33, and Joseph Cobb, 39, have been charged with two counts of endangering a child — a state jail felony. The two were arrested Friday afternoon on a Sheriff's Office warrant. Both have bonded out of Angelina County Jail, each on a $50,000 bond, according to jail records.
Man accused in cafe fire, student death in court today
Osage County, MO - The man accused of starting the fire that killed a Linn College student and burned down a popular restaurant is scheduled to appear in court today.
Online court records show John Tharp will appear in Osage County Court for a preliminary hearing.
The Osage County prosecutor has charged him and Lisa Willer with second-degree murder and first-degree arson.
The prosecutor says Tharp and Willer were cooking methamphetamine in their apartment when the fire started.
Twenty-year-old Dan Mittenburg's body was found in an apartment above Judy's Cafe in Linn's Town Square.