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Latest news: 10-28-2009

Iowa meth seizures getting larger

IA - Narcotics officers are making methamphetamine and "ice" seizures in Iowa that officials said would have been eye-popping amounts four years ago.

But the nine pounds of ice, a purer form of methamphetamine, confiscated in Des Moines on Sept. 29 isn't even the largest meth seizure in the city this year.

Full story, The Des Moines Register


Andre Agassi's autobiography details meth use

Tennis great Andre Agassi says he used crystal meth and lied to ATP authorities when he failed a drug test in 1997 in a yet-to-be published autobiography.

The Times of London published excerpts from Agassi's upcoming book Wednesday, detailing his use of the drug and how he lied when he told tennis officials he "unwittingly" took the substance when he drank from a soda can spiked with crystal meth.

Full story, Los Angeles Times


Baby recovering after parents left nail in head

Panama City Beach, FL - An 18-month-old who took a nail to his head after his parents allegedly were on a meth-induced binge is doing well, Bay County sheriff’s investigators said Tuesday.

Investigators said the baby’s skull was fractured Sept. 28 after John Paul Huskey, 28, jumped on a chair and the chair broke apart, sending a nail into the 18-month-old’s head. But instead of calling for help to come to their Beach Drive apartment, the Huskeys wrapped their baby’s head in duct tape and continued to use meth, officials said.

Full story, Northwest Florida Daily News


Ringleader could receive more jail time for rash of explosions, fires

MI - Anyone who is familiar with methamphetamine addicts will tell you, the drug has a powerful all consuming control over its victims, making them do crazy things to get their next high.

48 year old Randy Massey will serve a minimum of 20 years, but could get up to life after setting off two meth lab explosions and two fires in one day. He had a long list of previous drug convictions.

The last occurred on March first after one of his meth labs blew up in the basement of a home on Steger Ave. in Comstock.  Not missing a beat, he moved his labs to the Days Inn near Battle Creek, setting fire to 5 rooms later in the same day.

The feds have charged Massey with being the ring leader of a group of meth addicts who worked together to gather ingredients.

From WKZO-Radio

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