Springfield police find teen, meth la...

Springfield police find teen, meth lab in stolen truck

There are 6 comments on the Springfield News-Leader story from Nov 13, 2012, titled Springfield police find teen, meth lab in stolen truck. In it, Springfield News-Leader reports that:

Police say a Springfield teen was arrested last week in a stolen vehicle as he gathered ingredients to cook meth.

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Kansas City, KS

#2 Nov 13, 2012
He's young and dumb, all people make mistakes. Hopefully he can get some good drug rehabilitation and find new friends. Inprisoning so many people based on drug charges is a waste of tax dollars

Ridgedale, MO

#3 Nov 14, 2012
According to the story:

"Pruneau has been charged with three felonies related to the meth lab components."

Wow. In the story, they listed all the items they found on him - cold compresses, lithium batteries, Drano, coffee filters and rubber gloves. All of these items are legal and sold in any Walmart in the country. Hell, I have most of them in my home right now, plus sinus medicine.

Does that mean the police will soon be kicking in my door and arresting me for possessing these "dangerous" meth lab components?

Or maybe they'll be arresting some Walmart store managers next, and bringing felony charges against them for not only possessing, but also selling these "dangerous" meth lab components.

It's time to get a grip on reality. People who want to get high are going to find something to shoot, drop, snort, smoke, rub into their bellies or whatever.

The rest of us shouldn't have to jump through 10 hoops of bullshit or live in fear of arrest by the police just because some people use everday items to make drugs.

Just remember, the same law that allows them to arrest this kid for possessing those items can be used to arrest you for possessing the very same things.

Kansas City, KS

#4 Nov 14, 2012
Well a big problem for the teen is he admitted he was going to make meth after he got the pseudo fed.
Didn't anyone teach this kid anything. You never sayANYTHING to the police, as "everything can and will be used against you"

Just stay quiet. Jeez

Ridgedale, MO

#5 Nov 14, 2012
Taxpayer wrote:
Well a big problem for the teen is he admitted he was going to make meth after he got the pseudo fed.
Yes, but according to the story he was not charged with the intent to manufacture meth, he was charged with possessing components of a meth lab.

And every one of those components are legal products sold at every supermarket in the nation.

I suspect that many, many homes, mine included, contain every one of those products. Does that mean I'm subject to felony charges simply for simultaneously possessing certain legal products? Where's the sanity?

Burlington, IA

#7 Nov 16, 2012
Big White Daddy wrote:
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Did you learn that while you were sitting in a jail yourself?
No sir, that's basic knowledge sir. Why would you ever incriminate yourself? Makes zero sense to talk with anyone but an attorney in this kids situation.

Since: Oct 12

United States

#9 Nov 28, 2012
You NEVER, under any circumstances, consent to a search of your vehicle. Likewise, you NEVER say a word, give a written statement or even respond to a question about the time of day without your lawyer in the room. Last, you NEVER submit to a polygraph. You have rights and it is up to you to make sure they are protected. As for most, not all but most, LEO’s they seem to forget that part of the oath they swear is to protect the rights of the citizenry. This is especially true in small half-horse towns like Nixa.

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