Things Not to Do in a Car: Operate a meth lab
In our increasingly cheery ongoing series, we have this instalment brought to us by two entrepreneurial drug chefs who were either trying to save money on rent or implement a “we’ll bring the dope to you!” delivery service.
Either way, it backfired.
The two men were allegedly operating a meth lab out of a 2000 GMC Jimmy, which was loaded with the volatile chemical and liquid ingredients used for making the drug as well as the equipment used to mix them.
Police made the discovery during a stop near a shopping mall in Mansfield, N.J., according to the New Jersey Star-Ledger.
Daniel McCart, 27, and Charles Wilcox, 46, were both arrested and charged with drug offences — including a first-degree count each of maintaining a drug manufacturing facility, police said.
The car was impounded and the investigation grew beyond the police to include the Warren County Haz-Mat Team, the New Jersey State Police Haz-Mat Unit, the Mansfield Fire and Rescue, the Washington Borough Fire and Rescue, and the federal Drug Enforcement Administration’s Clandestine Lab Unit.
McCart and Wilcox are being held on $200,000 bail. If convicted, they could face a 20-year sentence.