Cops: Woman Spent Six Hours in a Wal-Mart Making Meth
MSNBC.com, Dec. 9, 2011
TULSA – Tulsa police arrested a 45-year-old woman they said mixed chemicals together to make methamphetamine inside a Wal-Mart store.
“She didn’t have the money to make the purchases of the chemicals that were needed so she was taking what was needed in the bottle,” Tulsa Police Officer David Shelby told FOX23.com.
Police said the suspect, Elizabeth Alisha Greta Halfmoon, had been in the store since noon on Thursday, taking chemicals from bottles and mixing them in order to make meth. She had been in the store for six hours, according to police.
Security officials called police once they spotted Halfmoon acting suspiciously.
Shelby said it was the first time he had seen anyone actually attempt to mix and make the drug in a store.
“When firefighters were on the scene she made statements to them that is what she was doing, she was attempting to obtain these chemicals and was in the process of trying to manufacture meth. However, she said she was not very good at it,” Shelby told the TV station.
One police officer received minor injuries when the chemicals in the bottle burned his hand. Nobody else was injured.
Shoppers expressed shock and outrage at the incident.
“Something could have happened, something could have blown up in there,” shopper Jonathan Tary told a television reporter.
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