Walmart: Everything for the Enterprising Meth Cook

Meth lab
A pinch of this and a dash of that…
We’re big Breaking Bad fans here at Crime HQ, and we’re fascinted by all Walt White’s bizarre antics. But it’s often said that truth is stranger than fiction, and it’s in that spirit that we offer this news story: Woman Caught Making Meth Inside South Tulsa Walmart. Yep. Right there in the store. Audacious. Enterprising. And…idiotic. Walmart, to prevent theft, is chock full of security cameras. The woman had just finished mixing sulfuric acid with starter fluid in a bottle when she was captured, and she admitted to firefighters that she’d been trying to make meth but “was not very good at it.”

Apparently, this is not entirely uncommon, as the article goes on to say that a few months ago, another man “was arrested at that same Walmart with a backpack containing what police called an active meth lab.”

Always remember, Walmart prefers to manufacture their own products for sale, and they don’t like to be undercut by anyone!


  1. Lynn Ristau

    You’d be surprised at all the different methods they’ve come up with to make meth. Labs keep getting smaller and more dangerous, now they can make it in one bottle.

    One thing that bothered me from the article was the fact an officer was burned taking the lab out. I would think Tulsa would have a hazmat team to do that. We’re trained if we find something we think is a lab to not touch it and call in hazmat. That’s good advice for civilians too, DON”T TOUCH IT! They are very dangerous. Call in your local hazmat.

  2. Saundra Peck

    As a woman married to a man who was a cop in Oklahoma, I can tell you OK is not big on training or following their own rules….they can be real “cowboys” out there!!! Hope everyone is all right, and that this was a real learning moment for all involved. Truth IS always stranger than fiction.

  3. Deborah Lacy

    Did she do it on Black Friday because she didn’t get there early enough to get any of the deals??

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