Suspected meth lab revealed to be maple syrup homebrew hobby

The Benson family's maple "meth lab." Photo: WFVS-TV.

A Missouri Illinois couple who enjoy making their own maple syrup were reported to the cops as likely meth cooks.

"I think my neighbors on their way to church see the buckets and stuff and think we've got a meth lab operation going on here," said Laura Benson.

"I just want to put their minds at ease, and let them know it's maple syrup. And that they're all welcome for pancakes if they want to come on over."

(HT: @kitchenmage)