Walmart breaks bad: active meth lab found inside Missouri store


46 Responses to “Walmart breaks bad: active meth lab found inside Missouri store”

  1. Antinous / Moderator says:

    Sounds like American entrepreneurial spirit to me. 

    • bo1n6bo1n6 says:

      and a healthy dose of ‘GET ‘ER DONE!’

    • jimh says:

      Yes, one imagines Sam Walton would be simultaneously impressed and horrified.

    • Culturedropout says:

       You’re going to burn in hell, Antinous.  Save me a good spot, okay?

    • jhertzli says:

      Speaking as a Libertarian wingnut … I entirely agree!

      Wait a moment … Is the left for or against this drug this week? I’m not sure if I should applaud or say “legalize it AND criticize it” …

  2. franko says:

    i used to live right across the highway from where this wal-mart is. when i saw the news, i thought, “huh – wonder where in missouri it is?” (thinking rural, or something). when i saw the map i did a double-take. i texted an old high-school friend about it, and he said he was just in that store earlier today, since he lives just down the street from where i used to live. crazy world — that takes all kinds of crazy and all kinds of balls to run an meth lab inside an active store!

  3. bloopeeriod says:

    The “Lab” in this case will turn out to be a mundane two litre plastic pop bottle. 
    Why is it that the people who report on these things often sound so woefully out of touch they seem like they might be high themselves? Hysteria much?

    • Funk Daddy says:

      Looks like she kept all the separate active ingredients in the trunk of her car, except what she went inside the Wally’s to steal.

      But, that’s storage, the place the mixing and reactions take place is the lab, which was her purse, which means the usage is technically, figuratively and literally correct. Lab is a broad term for a place for testing, experimentation and practice. In this case, practice. In a bottle in her purse the reactions take place.

      Just like if I had a couple seedlings in my pocket in a starter cup and intended to grow them in my car to bud. Stupid, inefficient due to scale, impractical, really fucking stupid, but technically my car would be a grow op, unless they caught me with the plants still in my pants.

      It’s not sensationalism when it’s actually accurate, and especially when it is widespread, and this practice is by reports becoming popular among street level losers.

  4. jerwin says:

    How to make Meth the Shake and Bake Way It sounds dangerous, but it’s small and portable.

  5. randyman says:

    Oh, right – a “portable meth lab.” And I’ve got a centrifuge for enriching uranium in my shorts.

    That’s like calling some Mentos and a bottle of Coke an “improvised explosive device.” What utter tripe.

  6. niktemadur says:

    “Red State” drug in a “Red State” company.  What’s not to like?

  7. Blame Heisneberg

  8. Do they still make “Shake ‘n Bake”.

    • Xeni Jardin says:

      I think not! That stuff was gross. We ate it, like, every day. 

      • danimagoo says:

        Not only do they still make it, they sell it at Walmart.

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  11. Art says:

    Mr. White would disapprove of their lab standards. 

  12. sigdrifa says:

    There goes to show again, fact is stranger than fiction. I don’t think that even the CSI writers would have come up with that one, and hey, they have come up with some pretty weird shit.

  13. People are gonna get high as sure as they’re gonna breath.

    Most people stick to mid-weight, gateway drugs, like alcohol.

  14. Kerouac says:

    The real tragedy is how Walmart has destroyed Main Street America’s ability to host your portable meth lab.  Mom-and-Pop meth lab sites across the country are shutting down, unable to compete with Walmart’s one-stop shoplifting experience and its predatory pricing tactics on ephedrine-based products.  This has to stop, people!

  15. My Baby Momma is from that part of the Greater STL, so I’ve been down there a bunch of times to take my daughter for a visit. There are entire towns that literally stink of people cooking meth, you can actually smell it when you drive through. I didn’t recognize what the smell was, but it’s incredibly distinctive. Once someone explained to me what it was I was sort of blown away.  Meth is that widespread in MO. It’s scary, we don’t have that in NYC.

  16. perch says:

    I just looked up how to do this and it’s a bit more complicated than they make it out to be. And I thought the cop was just being an over-protective nincompoop when talking about the explosion aspect, but no, he was actually pretty spot-on, there.

    I also love how the recipe uses drain cleaner, sulfuric acid, and lithium sourced from batteries.

    Personally, I prefer that my drugs are synthesized using reagents which are definitely not just peeled-apart batteries. How can that be legit?

  17. chris jimson says:

    Sometimes you just can’t wait. . . .

  18. I’m holding out for artisanal  meth sourced from organically grown Ma huang and small-batch potato vodka. Plus, I know a guy in eastern Germany who’s salvaged some cave-aged lithium from a Stasi-era “mental hospital” where political prisoners were subjected to chemical restraints.

    How can people possibly shop at Wal-Mart?

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