Cops: Woman Shoplifted Ingredients and Cooked Meth Inside Walmart
The chemical concoction was found inside a soda bottle in the woman's purse after a Walmart employee confronted her about stealing cosmetics from the store.
Later the store's security and police discovered a 20-ounce bottle containing the drug. The Walmart was then evacuated. No one was injured.
A Walmart spokesperson said it was against company policy to cook meth on Walmart property.
A Walmart spokes-idiot emphasized Walmart would cheerfully refund the cost of any ingredients paid for by the customer prior to their use in making the meth.
The trend of cooking small quantities of meth for personal use--referred to as "one-pot" batches-- is on the rise, the paper reports.
"There are lots of one-pot cooks," St. Louis County police Lt. Mark Cox told the paper. "But taking it into Walmart is very unusual."