Police Seize Portable Meth Lab at Walmart

Jun 7, 2012 Full story: Patch.com 18

St. Louis County Police arrested a 32-year-old female from Arnold for shoplifting at Walmart Thursday evening and during a search, officers found a portable meth lab in her purse.A The Mehlville Fire Protection District and meth lab unit responded and seized the lab without incident, but police believe there may be another portable lab inside her ... (more)

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“Funny lady”

Since: Sep 11

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#1 Jun 8, 2012
Wow this couldn't get any scarier. So these meth head morons can now carry portable meth labs in a side bottle?!?!?!? Wow, just wow.

These imbeciles could blow up completely innocent people over their stupid addiction. Disgusting
lester

Saint Louis, MO

#2 Jun 11, 2012
Only in Jeff Co. Keep it classy
hoosier hater

Hillsboro, MO

#3 Jun 11, 2012
actually if you read the story, this happened in St.Louis County, not Jeff Co. The suspect was from Jeff Co.

Jefferson County and its cities, as well as all its surrounding counties, excluding St. Louis county, actually had the common sense to make these pseudo pills prescription only, therefore making all these piece of s**t meth heads go to St. Louis county to get their stuff. hopefully one day, St. Louis county can realized its not safe having these people walking around their stores and get this prescription only law.

Wrong You Are

Arlington Heights, IL

#4 Jun 11, 2012
Sure, you are one of those who wants to punish the law abiding citizen for the crimes of a few. Read some real literature instead of the propoganda being put out. Making pseudo ephedrine prescription only doesn't do a thing to lessen meth production or abuse. Check out http://cascadepolicy.org/news/2012/02/22/cold...
not really

Hillsboro, MO

#5 Jun 12, 2012
I happen to work in the field of drugs, and have personally talked to probably 100 or so meth cooks, and in each and every one of those talks, I have asked them how making pseudo prescription only would effect the way they do business, and everyone of them said they would either have to clean their act up, get a different drug, or find another way to purchase meth. but they all said they wouldn't be able to cook it anymore.
And that is what this law is intended to do, cut the production of meth down. We realize meth is still going to be available due to our corrupt neighbor to the south (Mexico).

But the actual small meth labs being produced in our neighborhoods are going to decrease dramatically.

Its very simple, pseudo is the only ingredient you have to have to make meth. All the other things are interchangeable.
Wrong You Are

Arlington Heights, IL

#6 Jun 12, 2012
P2P
guest

Park Hills, MO

#7 Jun 13, 2012
not really wrote:
I happen to work in the field of drugs, and have personally talked to probably 100 or so meth cooks, and in each and every one of those talks, I have asked them how making pseudo prescription only would effect the way they do business, and everyone of them said they would either have to clean their act up, get a different drug, or find another way to purchase meth. but they all said they wouldn't be able to cook it anymore.
And that is what this law is intended to do, cut the production of meth down. We realize meth is still going to be available due to our corrupt neighbor to the south (Mexico).

But the actual small meth labs being produced in our neighborhoods are going to decrease dramatically.

Its very simple, pseudo is the only ingredient you have to have to make meth. All the other things are interchangeable.
It has cut down on "mom and pop" productions, thereby allowing a more open market for the larger cartel operations that get pure pseudo from Mexico. It has not slowed the trade at all, it's still readily available, the cooks are just better trained and have better distribution networks. But it does cut down on the number of basement labs, at the same time it makes it easier for our children to come in contact with the drug. Catch 22.
here we go again

Hillsboro, MO

#8 Jun 13, 2012
Wrong You Are wrote:
P2P
The phenyl-2-propanone method P2P is not used today, largely because its main precursor chemical, phenyl acetic acid, has been strictly regulated and is hard to obtain; it takes longer to produce methamphetamine and it produces a less pure and less potent form of the drug, a form with worse side effects.

Perhaps the same would happen if pseudophedrine is made a prescription.
here we go again

Hillsboro, MO

#9 Jun 13, 2012
guest wrote:
<quoted text>
It has cut down on "mom and pop" productions, thereby allowing a more open market for the larger cartel operations that get pure pseudo from Mexico. It has not slowed the trade at all, it's still readily available, the cooks are just better trained and have better distribution networks. But it does cut down on the number of basement labs, at the same time it makes it easier for our children to come in contact with the drug. Catch 22.
There are two main types of clandestine methamphetamine labs. One is the “super” lab—a large, highly organized lab that can manufacture 10 or more pounds of methamphetamine per production cycle (the so called Cartel operations). Super labs are concentrated in southern California and Mexico. The other type is small-scale labs, often referred to as “mom and pop”. These labs can manufacture only 1 to 4 ounces of methamphetamine per production cycle. Their operators typically produce enough drugs for their own and close associates’ use, and just enough extra to sell to others to finance the purchase of production chemicals.
90 percent of all labs are of the small-scale type and account for far more explosions, fires, uncontrolled hazardous waste dumping, and child endangerment. This is largely because less-skilled cooks operate the small labs, using more-primitive equipment and facilities. Many small-lab cooks are parents and methamphetamine abusers themselves, and their drug dependency leads them to neglect their children’s welfare. So, if the challenge is to reduce explosions, fires, environmental damage, and child endangerment, then the small labs are of greater concern.
and how do you help get rid of small labs? Make pseudoephedrine a prescription.
guest

Park Hills, MO

#10 Jun 13, 2012
here we go again wrote:
<quoted text>There are two main types of clandestine methamphetamine labs. One is the “super” lab—a large, highly organized lab that can manufacture 10 or more pounds of methamphetamine per production cycle (the so called Cartel operations). Super labs are concentrated in southern California and Mexico. The other type is small-scale labs, often referred to as “mom and pop”. These labs can manufacture only 1 to 4 ounces of methamphetamine per production cycle. Their operators typically produce enough drugs for their own and close associates’ use, and just enough extra to sell to others to finance the purchase of production chemicals.
90 percent of all labs are of the small-scale type and account for far more explosions, fires, uncontrolled hazardous waste dumping, and child endangerment. This is largely because less-skilled cooks operate the small labs, using more-primitive equipment and facilities. Many small-lab cooks are parents and methamphetamine abusers themselves, and their drug dependency leads them to neglect their childrenÂ’s welfare. So, if the challenge is to reduce explosions, fires, environmental damage, and child endangerment, then the small labs are of greater concern.
and how do you help get rid of small labs? Make pseudoephedrine a prescription.
I didn't disagree with making it Rx only. Just pointing out that much like weed, we can spend all the time and effort and throw all the $$$$$$$$$ we want at it, there will always be a ready supply, and a ready market. I look at it like this, drug heads are bigger job creators than many businesses, we have to hire task force personnel, more coast guard, not to mention a drug Czar. Lmao! We should give them tax breaks for creating jobs and saving our economy one hit at a time! That's a joke by the way.
Mr Obvious

Saint Louis, MO

#11 Jun 14, 2012
I'd like to point out that no matter if you agree with the law or not this didn't happen in Arnold! Thanks to those who passed this law in Arnold keeping my family and those families who shop in Arnold safe!
Get Some Facts

Arnold, MO

#12 Jun 14, 2012
The families and people who shop in Arnold are no safer than they were before the law was passed. There are still meth lab incidents happening in Arnold, they haven't slowed down. People who can't afford to go the the doctor are suffering because they can't get what they need to alleviate their allergies.

Cooks are going to cook and users are going to use, meth will be around ten years from now, but then they will be getting it from the cartels and you will really be dealing with some problems. You are already, you just keep your head in the sand though, until it is too late.

Heroine is the biggest problem right now, guess where that comes from? It's killing kids and adults trying it for the first time.
No Scam

Arnold, MO

#13 Jun 14, 2012
Thanks Doris. Your opinion and objection is now documented. The Arnold council took the right step to stop this crap in our city.
Wow - Oversimplify Much

Saint Louis, MO

#14 Jun 15, 2012
Yeah, make pseudoephedrine by prescription only, then the drug dealers/users wont be able to get their hands on it any more and they'll have to quit cooking! Just like they can't get their hands on stuff like Oxycontin, Vicodin, Percocet... oh, wait.

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#15 Jun 15, 2012
lester wrote:
Only in Jeff Co. Keep it classy
this was not JEFFCO but St. Louis County.....Oakville.#1 as far as shoplifters go. Over one million is losses in 2011.
Here we go again

Hillsboro, MO

#17 Jun 15, 2012
guest wrote:
<quoted text>
I didn't disagree with making it Rx only. Just pointing out that much like weed, we can spend all the time and effort and throw all the $$$$$$$$$ we want at it, there will always be a ready supply, and a ready market. I look at it like this, drug heads are bigger job creators than many businesses, we have to hire task force personnel, more coast guard, not to mention a drug Czar. Lmao! We should give them tax breaks for creating jobs and saving our economy one hit at a time! That's a joke by the way.
I wasn't trying to say you disagreed! Just trying to help educate! Methamphetamine and drugs will always be apart of our society - there is no doubt about that. What we can control & elimate are the labs that are putting innocent people in danger!
Here we go again

Hillsboro, MO

#18 Jun 15, 2012
Get Some Facts wrote:
The families and people who shop in Arnold are no safer than they were before the law was passed. There are still meth lab incidents happening in Arnold, they haven't slowed down. People who can't afford to go the the doctor are suffering because they can't get what they need to alleviate their allergies.
Cooks are going to cook and users are going to use, meth will be around ten years from now, but then they will be getting it from the cartels and you will really be dealing with some problems. You are already, you just keep your head in the sand though, until it is too late.
Heroine is the biggest problem right now, guess where that comes from? It's killing kids and adults trying it for the first time.
Again - the purpose of the law is to eliminate and/or reduce meth labs, not reduce meth. No one beleives that is ever going to happen. Research shows that the majority of the pseudoephedrine users shouldnt be using it to begin with - such as - those with high blood pressure & children.
I have not done any research as to this fact - but I am willing to bet that the mom & pop meth LABS affect more people then the pseudoephedrine law does. Sure, not everyone comes into contact with a meth lab directly, but did you now that it costs from $2,500 to $10,000 to clean up a meth lab? and only trained, certified individuals are allowed to do it per the guidelines. That's tax payers money!
No Scam

Arnold, MO

#19 Jun 21, 2012
Does anyone have any doubt that that classy looking Arnold lady (photo in Arnold Patch) would have had her bottle lab in her purse in the Arnold Walmart if she could have gotten her sniffle tabs there? I wonder what her before-meth photo looks like.

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