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July 2014

Incarcerated Roseburg Teen Writes Powerful, Award-Winning Poem About Perils of Meth

Nobody knows better than Aaron Martin how methamphetamine can ruin a life — because it messed up his. Seduced by the drug at 16, the 20-year-old from Roseburg is now a year away from finishing a 46-month sentence with the Oregon Youth Authority at the Rogue Valley Youth Correctional Facility in Grants Pass. He's written a powerful poem about his experience with meth — so gripping it recently won the top prize among more than 400 entries in Words Unlocked, a national poetry contest for youths in detention — and his words leave no doubt about the depths that follow the highs for a habitual user.

Source: The Oregonian, Published: 7/6/2014 12:00:00 AM

June 2014

Authorities Seized More Than 450 Pounds of Methamphetamine in San Bernardino County

Authorities say they’ve seized more than 450 pounds of methamphetamine in San Bernardino County and arrested two men. They seized 206 pounds of crystal methamphetamine along with 250 gallons of liquid methamphetamine that authorities say could produce 1,250 pounds of crystal meth.

Source: The Washington Times, Published: 6/3/2014 12:00:00 AM

Methamphetamine Smuggling Attempt at Border Lands Two Young Men in Custody

Two young men entering the United States from Mexico through San Ysidro Port of Entry early Monday were arrested after federal agents allegedly found 126 pounds of liquid and crystallized methamphetamine inside the gas tank of the vehicle in which they were traveling, according to authorities.

Source: KUSI News, San Diego, California, Published: 6/2/2014 12:00:00 AM

May 2014

Bicycle is an Unusual Mode of Transport for Portable Meth Lab

Police in McDowell County say a man riding a bicycle was carrying a backpack containing a portable meth lab. Dennis Eugene Baker Jr., 31, of War, is charged with operating a meth lab and unlawful possession of a controlled substance, said Chief Deputy Roger Deel of the McDowell County Sheriff’s Department. “We had an anonymous call saying a gentleman was on a bicycle with a backpack carrying a portable meth lab,” Deel said. “We ended up locating him in Shaft Hollow in the Caretta area. He was on a bicycle and had a backpack and all of the components, and actually had a live meth lab cooking in the backpack.”

Source: The Register Herald, Published: 5/30/2014 12:00:00 AM