Florida Man Found Passed Out in Truck in Pharmacy Parking Lot After Making Meth All Day
Forget Breaking Bad, Ray Callin Jr. was found parking bad.
Deputies in Okaloosa County received calls that a man had fallen in sleep inside a truck in a parking lot. They they discovered that the 40-year-old Callin had been sitting in the truck all day cooking meth. Which apparently just tuckered him out.
30-year old Aliceson Irwin was also found in the truck. The vehicle had been parked right outside a pharmacy.
Irwin just straight up told the deputies that the duo had been cooking meth all day. Indeed a search of the car uncovered "an active 'shake and bake' pot and remnants of an older one in the truck, along with ingredients used to make methamphetamine, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia."
"Shake and bake" of course has nothing to do with the pork chops you helped your mom make as a child. It's a method of quickly making meth that gets around laws that prevent people buying the cold medicine needed to make meth in bulk. Users put a little bit of cold medicine in something like a two litter bottle along with some other common chemicals, shake it up, and get enough meth for a few hits.
If oxygen gets into the mix, say by not tightening the cap tight enough, the whole thing can explode in a giant fireball. Obviously that didn't happen to Irwin and Callin, but obviously such things have happened in Florida before. Clifford Ellison of Lakeland died last year after a man his passenger seat caused a mini-meth explosion using the shake-and-bake method.
Irwin and Callin were both arrested and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, trafficking in methamphetamine, and possession of marijuana.
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