Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Weird Crime Wednesday: Your pants--a terrible place to hide a portable meth lab

(photo @ sodahead.com)

Okmulgee County, Oklahoma

In the early morning hours of April 27, 2012, Davis Williams was riding in a car that had just been pulled over by the Oklahoma State Patrol for speeding.  For a passenger in a car that has been stopped by police, there are three distinct options to chose from:

1. Be quiet and stay out of it.
2. Attempt to help your friend in some completely stupid and useless way.
3. Make a smart ass remark that will no doubt come back to karmically haunt you.

For Davis Williams, however, things would go in a completely different direction. Once the officer began asking the driver some standard traffic stop questions, he noticed a strong chemical odor that seemed to be originating from the passenger side of the car.

                                          myteespot.com
"Call for back up."


When the officer asked Williams about the putrid smell, he decided against blaming a Chinese or Mexican themed eating establishment and instead made a run for it.

Once the officer caught up to him, a struggle ensued that was abruptly ended when something in Williams' pants exploded.  That something turned out to be a portable meth lab, which simply consists of a plastic bottle, the required chemicals to create meth (which the user simply shakes to create it), and a lifetime of very bad decisions.
                                                                   gizmodo.com
Actual photo of the portable meth lab, which at one 
point was simply a distributor of diet cola refreshment.

Williams was really in no place to continue struggling, so he surrendered and was promptly arrested.  

Giving yourself up to the police, however, does not prohibit someone from being filmed by a local news station as they sit on the side of the road while their crotch burns from recently exploded meth ingredients.










Davis Williams was arrested and booked into the Okmulgee County jail on a charge of manufacturing a dangerous and controlled substance.  There was no mention of any "resisting arrest" charge, but that's probably because the officer was too busy trying not to laugh while describing what had just occurred.

The driver of the SUV was not arrested.  Williams is currently in jail awaiting trial...and for quite a bit of sensitive body hair to grow back.

Davis Williams' mug shot via Okmulgee County Sheriff's Office
Meth: Not even once...and definitely not in your pants.