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Freak of Nomenclature, Narcotics Division

After an 8-month investigation, undercover detectives in Darlington, Fla., arrested a couple allegedly responsible for the manufacture and distribution of a “large supply” of crystal meth in northwest Florida and southeast Alabama. Arrested were Jason Clayborn Hughes, 40, and his girlfriend, Crystal Beth Williams, 21. (RC/Panama City News Herald) ...Hughes called Crystal Beth “uniquely qualified” for the partnership.
Story Update: In 2015, Crystal Beth was involved in another incident: she was fleeing Florida Troopers in her car, lost control, and crashed — killing her passenger, a young woman. A search found (yep!) crystal meth in her car; blood tests found meth, THC, and alcohol in Williams’ blood, and she was charged with DUI manslaughter, a felony. She pleaded no contest, and in spring 2016 was sentenced to 8 years in prison.
Original Publication Date: 27 September 2009
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 16.

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