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Op-Ed: Huge $1.7bn of ice bust hits Mexican cartels

A huge load of ice, the drug of choice for idiots, was headed to Australia, but got caught in a classic cop story tale . An outback cop stopped a car, found ice making stuff, police investigated, notified the US authorities, and hey presto, a mega-bust.

11-day-old girl died from meth overdose, mom charged with murder

Edmonton - In what Edmonton police spokesman Scott Pattison called “horrific”, an Edmonton, Alberta woman is in custody after it was alleged her 11-day-old daughter died of a methamphetamine overdose.

Kitty litter mistaken for meth, man spends three days in jail

Houston - A Houston man spent three days in jail before it was determined the substance found in his car was not methamphetamine but what he said it was — kitty litter.

Methamphetamine use is soaring in Queensland, Australia

Queensland - Since 2009. methamphetamine use has increased five-fold in Queensland, Australia. This is what analysis of the city's sewage suggests.

Texas letter carrier accused of delivering meth with mail

Waco - A Texas mail carrier was delivering more than just magazines and letters to locals along his route, according to charges filed by state authorities following a nearly year-long investigation.

Two Illinois women arrested for hiding meth lab in church

Hillsboro - If there's one place you wouldn't associate with meth labs, that place would be church. Perhaps this is what to women in Illinois thought when they allegedly cooked up a batch in a local church.

CA grandparents are allegedly using lethal amounts of meth

San Diego - According to government records Southern California deaths from meth have spiked among Baby Boomers. Addiction experts believe declining health and lack of support contribute to the trend.

Woman calls police, complains her meth is 'laced'

Enid - An Oklahoma woman has been jailed on felony drug charges after calling police to complain that her methamphetamine was "laced" with something.

German official says crystal meth makes him work harder

Berlin - German Member of Parliament (MP), Michael Hartmann, has admitted to using crystal meth. The police were notified by a drug dealer.

Mexican student dies after drinking meth at border crossing

San Diego - Concentrated liquid methamphetamine is an extremely deadly drug. Made from dissolving crystalized meth in water, it is often poured into fruit juice bottles for easy transport by students crossing the border out of Mexico.

The real Walter White just got arrested for dealing meth

Lockwood - For those wishing that the series "Breaking Bad" could continue, your wish has been granted, as the absolutely genuine Walter Jack White, 53, of Montana has just been arrested for “possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.”

The perfect Christmas gift for ‘Breaking Bad’ fans

Albuquerque - It began in 2008 with a pilot that drew 1.4 million viewers to AMC. "The Breaking Bad" series starred Bryan Cranston as Walter White, a 50 year old high school chemistry teacher diagnosed with terminal lung cancer.

Is it possible to erase 'bad memories'?

It remains 'science fiction' that a 'bad' memory can be erased. However, researchers have managed to selectively erase methamphetamine-related memories in mice and rats.

Vermont 2013: A good year for drug policy reform

Now that the 2013 session of the Vermont legislature has been over for almost a month and the last of the bills have been signed into law, one thing has become clear for those Vermonters who smoke marijuana or use drugs--2013 was a good year.

Life imitates TV as cancer-ridden teacher arrested for meth

Boston - Resembling the story of Walter White on the hit TV show Breaking Bad, a cancer-stricken teacher in Boston has been arrested for allegedly trafficking in methamphetamine, after a package of the substance arrived at his school.

Mom, boyfriend arrested after 2-year-old son ingests meth

Philo - A California mother and her boyfriend have been arrested and charged with child endangerment after the woman's 2-year-old son was hospitalized with dangerous levels of alcohol and methamphetamine in his blood.

Meth lab investigation turns up nothing but maple syrup

An Illinois woman was shocked to find car loads of police officers swarming her property in search of an alleged meth lab operation.

10K worth of meth found inside Valentine's Day teddy bear package

Chelsea - Police arrested a 62-year-old Massachusetts man after thousands of dollars worth of crystal meth was found inside of a Valentine's Day teddy bear package.

Ex-Catholic Priest in Connecticut charged in Federal drug case

Bridgeport - A former secretary to Cardinal Eagan is accused of selling meth, following a investigation that saw a drug ring infiltrated by an undercover police officer.

Half-siblings charged with incest, exposing baby to meth

Lake Stevens - A Washington couple who are also half-siblings have been arrested and charged with incest and child endangerment for allegedly smoking methamphetamine in their car and exposing a 1-year-old child to second-hand meth smoke.

Calaveras County Deputy not guilty in suspect death

Arnold - California's 'Public Safety Realignment' law will release thousands of prisoners from California prisons. Kevin Duey was one of them, his case points out the failure of the legislature to protect the citizens.

Naked man covered in Crisco arrested in Illinois

Rock Island - A naked middle-aged man wandering around downtown Rock Island, Illinois covered in Crisco cooking spray was arrested on Monday.

Man accused of smuggling meth disguised as Snickers candy bars

Los Angeles - A California man allegedly tried to smuggle over four pounds of methamphetamine out of the U.S. into Japan by disguising it in chocolate coating and Snickers candy bar wrappers.

Texas mother shocked her 4-year-old son tested positive for meth

A Texas mother was shocked to learn her 4-year-old had been exposed to meth. After her son made comments leading her to be suspicious, she had him tested and the tests came back positive.

Homeowners get sick, learn homes were once meth labs

Suquamish - Homeowners learning their homes were once used as meth labs is an increasingly large problem. Officials shut down the meth labs and the homes often end up back on the market with no proper cleaning done.

Alleged shoplifter found with mobile meth lab in Walmart store

This past week a Walmart store outside St. Louis, Mo. was evacuated after police found a mobile meth lab in a woman's purse. Police had stopped the woman as a suspect in a shoplifting incident.

Suspected meth dealer accidentally sends police text message

An alleged drug dealer made a major gaffe last Tuesday when he texted an "errant" text message to a police officer. He was reportedly trying to make a sale.

Op-Ed: California's prisoner release continues to fail

AB 109 is an abject and utter failure, it provides for the release of prisoners from State prisons and returns them to their respective county of origin. It has failed again

'Shake and bake' meth lab found in Walmart bathroom

Boaz - A meth lab has been discovered in a women's bathroom in a Walmart located in Alabama. A member of Walmart's cleaning crew found an empty package of pseudoephedrine pills and a plastic water bottle filled with residue.

Investigation of iPad theft leads to huge meth bust in California

San Jose - Last week, as authorities investigated an iPad theft, their case led to a discovery of a massive amount of methamphetamine inside of a San Jose, Calif. apartment.
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An anti-meth sign posted on a tank of anhydrous ammonia  a common farm fertilizer used in making met...
An anti-meth sign posted on a tank of anhydrous ammonia, a common farm fertilizer used in making methamphetamine. According to Wikipedia, in 2005, the state of Iowa gave out thousands of locks in order to prevent criminals from accessing farmers' tanks.
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Trash left from an illegal Methamphetamine lab  central Iowa. Authorities were contacted for cleanup...
Trash left from an illegal Methamphetamine lab, central Iowa. Authorities were contacted for cleanup.
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Aerial view of the San Ysidro (Interstate 5) border crossing between San Diego California and Tijuan...
Aerial view of the San Ysidro (Interstate 5) border crossing between San Diego California and Tijuana Mexico. The NRHP-listed U.S. Inspection Station/U.S. Custom House is at top-left.
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Drugs recovered from elderly Australian couple who were duped into being drug mules
Drugs recovered from elderly Australian couple who were duped into being drug mules
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A school teacher was arrested for trafficking in methamphetamine.
A school teacher was arrested for trafficking in methamphetamine.
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Ross Lebeau  24 spent three days in jail before his  meth  was analyzed and found to be kitty litter
Ross Lebeau, 24 spent three days in jail before his "meth" was analyzed and found to be kitty litter
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Meth is much less expensive than many forms of medical care.
Meth is much less expensive than many forms of medical care.
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