Microkhan by Brendan I. Koerner

Meth on the Go

June 17th, 2009 · 6 Comments

Despite the obvious depravity of this South Carolina couple’s operation, we can’t help but admire their efficiency:

A Greenville man and woman are facing drug charges after police said they stopped a vehicle with an active methamphetamine lab inside it at North Pleasantburg Drive and Wade Hampton Boulevard.

The arrests occurred after the two were stopped at 10:20 p.m. in a Ford Taurus about half a mile from Bob Jones University, a police incident report said.

The officer said he was given verbal consent from the driver to search the car and found items commonly used to manufacture methamphetamine, the report and warrants said.

Also in the car was 2.8 grams of methamphetamine and a Mountain Dew bottle with meth actively being cooked in the trunk of the vehicle, warrants said.

Our emphasis. We also can’t help chortle at the fact this couple was nabbed so close to BJU, where clean living is considered sacred. Perhaps they were merely getting geeked up for this campus casting call.


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  • Gramsci

    As long as they aren’t an interracial couple BJU will be sympathetic.

  • Brendan I. Koerner

    @Gramsci: LOL. Right, I was thinking of figuring out a way to crack on BJU’s disturbing racial history. But I’m feeling sort of charitable today, so I’ll take their apology at their word. (Then again, the apology statement seems to have mysteriously disappeared from the BJU website. Hmmmm…)

  • Gramsci

    In my comments here I try to uphold the site’s standard of polymathic panache, but I’m especially salty having both grown up mere miles from BJU and married interracially.

  • Jordan

    If you’re going to be breaking the law while in your car, it’s a good idea to be a really good driver. Though not perfect. Some cops will take that as an indication of being a drunk driver who is overcompensating.

  • Gramsci

    @Jordan: I remember reading that police on the East Coast would suspect cars going around 55 on major highways of carrying drugs (a propos of Jay-Z’s classic line “going 55 in a 54”), because no one hovers right at 55 or below. One would think that drug runners have adjusted to that fairly quickly, though, perhaps going 5-7 mph over.

  • Brendan I. Koerner

    A cop I know told me something similar years ago. He said they always focus their DUI hunts on a freeway’s slow lane, because that’s where the drunks think they’ll avoid detection.