Saturday, 10 December 2011

Woman accused of cooking meth at Wal-Mart

Woman accused of cooking meth at Wal-Mart

Police say a woman gathered meth-making materials in a Wal-Mart store and tried to mix up a batch near the restrooms. Wal-Mart security reportedly called police after they saw Alisha Halfmoon, 45, acting strangely.
An in Oklahoma woman was arrested for allegedly mixing chemicals needed to make meth inside a Walmart. She reportedly told police she was too broke to buy the chemicals.

Shoppers had no idea this woman is suspected cooking meth inside this Walmart while they were inside.

Shopper Jessica Fuentes had her one-year-old son in
the store.

"People need to start thinking. If she has family she needs to think about her family," Fuentes said. "If you are broke, do something; get a job, do something better with your life. Don't do something like that. It's just wrong."

Police said once Walmart security knew what Elizabeth Halfmoon was up to they called police.

"When I saw her she had just finished mixing-she had just finished up the mixing process of some sulfuric acid with starter fluid in a bottle and was in the process of taping the cap on to the bottle," said Officer David Shelby, a spokesman for the Tulsa Police Department.

They immediately got her and the ingredients out of there before anyone got hurt.

No one was evacuated from the store.

Halfmoon denied attempting to make meth in the store, but Officer Shelby said firefighters told him differently.

"Speaking with some of the firefighters that were on the scene, she made statements to them that was what she was doing," Shelby said. "She was attempting to obtain these chemicals and was in the process of trying to manufacture methamphetamine. However, she said that she was not very good at it."

As she was mixing some of the chemicals in the store, it ate some of the paint off of one metal shelf.

Another officer who responded didn't know exactly what Halfmoon made and had to be treated at a local hospital for chemical burns on his hands.

"Something could have happened, something could have blown up in there. We would have all been screwed," said one customer.

Police said they arrested Halfmoon last month in another meth sting. She had just recently been released from jail.

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