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Headlines from Alabama 810 News
- Anniston drug bust
- Food stamp changes for elderly
- Copper theft
Anniston drug bust
An Anniston couple is facing drug and child
abuse charges after their Anniston apartment was raided by members
of the Calhoun Cleburne County Drug and Violent crime task force.
Task force officers raided the apartment at 4500 Sprague Avenue apt
82 Thursday where they found an active meth lab. 28 year old James
Patrick Landreth and 33 year old Melanie Leigh Trageser were both
arrested for unlawful manufacturing of a controlled substance and
felony child abuse. Landreth was also charged with resisting
arrest. Officers said they found a 6 year old autistic child in the
apartment while the drug lab was processing. Trageser and the child
were sitting on the sofa in the living room of the residence while
Landreth was found cowering in the shower of the bathroom wearing a
gas mask due to the chemical smoke that was present. The child was
removed from the home by DHR. Thursdays seizure was the 21st
lab seized in the past four weeks with 151 labs seized this year.
Food stamp changes for elderly
Applying for food assistance just got easier
for people 60 years and older in three Alabama counties. According
to DHR Spokesman Barry Spear, The Alabama Department of Human
Resources has introduced a simpler food-stamp application form for
older residents and the option to apply from their own homes. The
program starts in Jefferson, Clay and Calhoun counties this month
and may expand to the rest of the state later this year. Benefits
will be calculated according to normal food assistance program
rules, but seniors can skip the trip to a Food Assistance Office. If
eligible, the household will be certified for three years, instead
of the usual one year. Applicants must still provide verification of
their out-of-pocket medical expenses, citizenship status and other
information. They could be contacted by phone if there is other
information needed to determine eligibility. The change is part of a
push to increase the number of state residents receiving federal
food stamp benefits. About 546,000 Alabama residents each month
receive food stamps, but approximately 400,000 more are eligible to
participate. Anyone living in Jefferson, Clay or Calhoun counties
who is interested in getting more information, or applying for food
assistance through the new program, can call 1-800-438-2958.
Police in Gadsden are seeking the publics help
in locating a tractor trailer rig stolen Monday from a construction
site at the Gadsden Goodyear plant. Police said the trailer
contained Three large coils of power cable filled with copper and
aluminum wire. The large coils of wire had three strands of copper
wire, each almost an inch in diameter and a smaller strand of
Police say The tractor-trailer was stolen about 1 a.m. Monday
Police said the people who took the loaded truck and trailer drove
through four locked gates and across the River Trace golf course
next to the Goodyear plant. Each coil, owned by Goodyear, weighs
about 10,000 pounds. Based on that weight, the copper and aluminum
could be worth about $100,000 if sold to a recycling company.
Police are asking that Anyone with information about the thefts or
the location of the tractor trailer or the spools of electric cable
has been asked to contact the Gadsden Police Department’s detective
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