Photos: See the fourteen people arrested in $450K meth ring bust

Meth suspects, like every other arrestee in these United States, is innocent until proven guilty, and that's the way it should be. But most of us have noticed that in booking photos, those accused of such crimes tend to look, well, rough.

That's certainly the case for the fourteen people fitted with cuffs in relation to an alleged southwestern Colorado meth ring -- an operation allegedly run by Bayfield's Joseph Fitapelli, aka "Italian Joe." Authorities say they've confiscated ten pounds of meth, around $10,000 in cash and more.

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