facebook twitter RSS
HOT TOPICS: Alcoholism  Addiction  AA  Cocaine  Heroin

Don't Mix Meth With Minors

Couple busted for trying to disguise meth lab as a day care center. Really?

Image: 

On-the-job training.
Photo via thinkstockphotos

By Dirk Hanson

04/13/11

| Share

Hey, here's a neat idea: Why not open a methamphetamine lab in a quaint suburban house—and disguise the operation as a childcare facility! You could place a cute sign on the front lawn calling it, oh, we don’t know, Kit Kat’s Place, in Morganton, North Carolina. And maybe you would even get away with it, unlike the couple recently busted after drug agents traced a large purchase of pseudoephedrine, a precursor compound used to make meth, to an address that turned out to be Kit Kat’s Place, which advertised itself as as the most caring child-care facility in town. As luck would have it, there were no children in the home when a team of  investigative officers wearing Hazmat suits carted away the alleged meth lab last week. The couple’s own four children were taken to the Burke County Department of Social Services. THe speedy duo is currently awaitng trial in the Burke County Jail.

Rehabilitation Directories

Most Popular
Sober Living
Down for the Count: The Discipline of Moderation

Many newcomers to Moderation Management come to find there's a whole lot more counting than they thought. But it's worth it.

The Rehab Review
Cliffside Malibu
 
 
 
 

The “beach-house-relaxed” Cliffside Malibu claims to provide an oasis for recovering addicts and alcoholics. And that’s just what you'll get—if you’ve got the cash.

Morningside Recovery
 
 
 
 

For a “rehab near the beach” experience that isn’t quite as costly as similar SoCal competitors, head to this Newport Beach treatment facility.

AToN Center
 
 
 
 

Whether you’re interested in the 12 Steps, SMART Recovery, or holistic treatments, this luxurious, appealing and commendable 4.5 star (our system doesn't yet show the 1/2 star) San Diego rehab has a program for you. 

Reflections
 
 
 
 

This exclusive Northern California rehab is all about client choice—as well as golf outings, Buddhist field trips and keeping up with the office.

Capo By The Sea
 
 
 
 

Capo By The Sea offers an executive rehab program complete with medical detox and a focus on dual-diagnosis issues, as well as an outpatient option in an environment that exudes the kind of beach house optimism one would expect from an Orange County recovery outfit.

Journey Malibu
 
 
 
 

Want many of the luxury amenities A-listers have come to expect—including an enormous backyard with a pool and patio, an herb garden, a volleyball net and a spectacular vista of the Santa Monica mountains—with a recovery program to match?

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab
 
 
 
 
 

What you need to know when choosing an addiction treatment center.

the fix tv