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POSTED May 8, 2013 9:10 p.m.

290 POUNDS OF METH SEIZED IN CERES: CERES (AP) - Officials with a Central California drug task force say they've seized hundreds of pounds of methamphetamine in a raid of a San Joaquin Valley home.

Working on an anonymous tip, agents with the Stanislaus Drug Enforcement Agency say they found 290 pounds of meth during a search of a home in Ceres Tuesday.

Agency officials say the street value of meth is about $9,000 per pound, making the drugs seized worth about $2.6 million.

Arrested in the raid were 23-year-old Victor Ramiro Torres of Ceres and 32-year-old Luis Bartolo Madriz Sandavol of Everett, Wash. Both suspects were being held on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine for sale and transportation of methamphetamine.

A spokesman for the agency says the bust is the largest methamphetamine seizure in its 40-year existence.

BOY, 14, BEATEN IN SCHOOL YARD: MODESTO  - A 14-year-old boy was brutally beaten on a schoolyard, allegedly by a group of boys who stole a football.

Now, the victim's mother worries that officers are not doing enough to find her son's attackers.

Norvelle Logan was at Tuolumune Elementary School in Modesto last Friday with a friend. They were throwing around a football when a group of teens approached them.

According to witnesses, several teens between the ages of 14 and 17 attacked Logan. They were accompanied by several young kids.

Witnesses said they beat him unconscious and then stole his friend's football. Logan's friend managed to get away and call for help. Logan's injuries were so serious, he was hospitalized. He had a concussion and even some memory loss.

Diane Logan claimed witnesses didn't stop the beating or call for help.

 

OAKDALE WOMAN GETS PRISON FOR DEATH OF CHILD: OAKDALE  - A woman convicted of child endangerment after her baby died of a methamphetamine overdose was sentenced to prison Tuesday.

Nicole Leann Smith was arrested in February after an autopsy into her 44-day-old daughter's death found high levels of meth in the infant's system. At first, the little girl's cause of death appeared to be Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), police said. However, after the autopsy, investigators said the meth got into the baby's system through Smith's breast milk.

Smith was sentenced to nine years in state prison: four years for the child endangerment causing injury or death and five years for causing the death of a child under the age of 5.

 

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