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Woman Busted for Cooking Meth in Oklahoma Walmart

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By Cynthia Hsu, Esq. on December 12, 2011 5:48 AM

Authorities arrested a woman who was trying to cook meth in a Walmart store this week. Oklahoma woman Elizabeth Halfmoon spent around six hours in the Tulsa store before police busted her.

Security officials called authorities after they saw her acting suspiciously.

Halfmoon said she didn't have the money to purchase the materials needed to make crystal meth. So, in her mind, it made sense to make meth in the Walmart store. Sure, that sounds about right.

Sure, she may be giving up some privacy by mixing drugs in public instead of in her own personal meth lab. But, clearly this law-abiding citizen didn't want to get busted for shoplifting the necessary ingredients, too.

After she was arrested, Halfmoon told authorities that she wasn't very good at manufacturing the illegal substance.

Clearly, she wasn't. An officer was injured after chemicals burned through the plastic bottle she used. The officer only sustained minor injuries.

Luckily, no one else was hurt. Shoppers in the Walmart were generally unaware that the Halfmoon was in the midst of concocting drugs. When police arrested her, she was in the process of mixing sulfuric acid with starter fluid in a bottle.

Halfmoon was arrested. Most likely, she won't be receiving much leniency. If convicted, judges typically look at a defendant's previous criminal record as a factor in sentencing. Police previously arrested Halfmoon just last month in a meth-related sting. She was released on December 6.

Though strange, Elizabeth Halfmoon's attempt to cook meth in a Walmart isn't even the first time the store has seen drug-related activity. Authorities arrested another man in the same store in October for carrying a backpack containing an active meth lab, reports Fox 23.

What exactly is going on at this Walmart? 

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