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Drug Bust Nets Large Quantity of Cocaine

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How much cocaine is considered too much cocaine in a drug bust? Well, the answer is simple. Any amount of cocaine is too much.

The drug bust netted cocaine from two houses. Apparently, the Bolingbrook, Indiana police brought down a large operation.

Arrested was Julio Soler, 35. He was arrested as the result of five months of investigation. What resulted was the seizure of a kilo of cocaine, which values at around $116,000. There were individuals in the home with Soler, but they were not arrested.

There were also two cars seized during the raid.

Soler is a forklift operator and has been formally charged with five counts of delivery and manufacture of a controlled substance.

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Drugs in drinking water affecting 46 million

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In March 2008, it was reported that approximately 41 million people were exposed to drugs in drinking water. Now that number is up to 46 million.

This is not your usual case of individuals ingesting drugs. This is due to the fact that sewer treatment plants and water treatment plants are not equipped to filter out the drugs that people excrete in their bodily waste.

Anything from anti-convulsants, hormones, cholesterol medication, and nicotine derivatives are being found in some cities around the U.S. Colorado Springs has reported that tests even revealed a tranquilizer.

As for the risks, it is unclear. Tests are still ongoing, but some tests have found that some of these drugs are harmful to fish, frogs, and other aquatic life.

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Albany Woman Faces Slew of Drug Charges

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On September 9, 2008, a woman was arrested on drug charges in downtown Columbus by the Columbus State University Police.

University Police Chief Rus Drew has stated that the woman, Shannon Dixon, 21, was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine, trafficking in ecstasy, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug-related items.

Dixon was arrested after an officer patrolling near the Coca Cola Space Science Center saw two women standing around a car parked in the museum lot. When the officer approached the women, a bag of marijuana was spotted on the dashboard of the car. That gave the officer probably cause to commence a search on the vehicle. That is when the remaining items were found.

After a background check, it was found that the other woman was already wanted on burglary and theft.

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Chillicothe, Ohio Grand Jury Hears 30 Drug Cases

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The Chillicothe, Ohio Grand Jury was busy lately as they had to hear 30 drug cases on the same day. Three of those individuals were involved in a drug bust that had occurred on Hirn Street back in April.

Amongst the cases was one involving Vincent Branson, 28, Kyle Barfield, 52, and Heather Tennant, 29, They were busted in April when the U.S. 23 Pipeline Major Crimes Task Force executed a search warrant for the Hirn Street residence. The warrant was issued because Branson was seen dropping a baggie of a white substance. He also had a second baggie in his possession.

Found inside the home was cocaine, marijuana, and $2,271 in cash. The drugs that Tennant was in possession of was in her purse. If they are all found guilty, Tennant may receive six months to a year, Branson up to eight years, and Barfield up to five years.