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Putnam County Student death investigation

Posted by wlpo on March 3, 2010

Students at Putnam County High School are handling the loss of one of their own. 

The sheriff’s department yesterday morning responded to a 9-1-1 for a 15 year-old girl from Hennepin found unresponsive.  Arie Boggio was later pronounced dead at St. Margaret’s Hospital.   There is an investigation into her death. 

Putnam County Schools Superintendent Jay McCracken says crisis counselors from their district and other schools were on site yesterday.  Students organized an informal candlelight service at the high school last night.

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Police allegedly find cocaine in old chairs

Posted by wlpo on March 3, 2010

It seems the people accused of hauling drugs on Interstate 80 are getting creative, allegedly hiding the drugs in furniture and hidden compartments.  But, it doesn’t seem to be working.

          Police yesterday morning arrested a man from California they say was hiding cocaine inside secret compartments in old chairs.  Jesus Ramirez of Highland was stopped for speeding near Utica.  Police say he gave permission for them to search. 

He was arrested for controlled substance trafficking and was taken to the La Salle County Jail.

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Massachusetts man indicted for drug trafficing

Posted by wlpo on March 3, 2010

A man from Massachusetts is getting an extended stay in La Salle County.  Hung Truong has been held in the county jail since police say they found over 100 pounds of marijuana hidden in a hide-a-bed couch in his U-Haul. 

          He was stopped in Peru for a minor traffic violation.   He was indicted yesterday for cannabis trafficing.  His bond has been set at $2 million.

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