MEHLVILLE (KMOX) - A woman was caught cooking meth in her purse using a 20-ounce soda bottle inside of the Walmart store on Telegraph Road at I-255.
The store was immediately evacuated, out of fear for customers’ safety.
St. Louis County Police Lt. Mark Cox said if the meth concoction had spilled or leaked, it would have quickly circulated through the store’s ventilation system, contaminating the building and sickening lots of people.She was apparently caught doing this dangerous and illegal act when arrested for shoplifting.
One of the criticisms of making various drugs illegal is that encourages criminal acts, because prohibition encourages operating outside the law. But there are reminders like this that sometimes, the problem is that particular drugs reel in people weak on concepts like logic.
UPDATE: A reader points to a similar incident in another Wal-Mart. Perhaps the People of Wal-Mart book needs a companion volume? Meth Cookers of Wal-Mart?