Drugs, especially meth, make people do stupid things and criminals aren’t often known for their brains, but calling the police to complain about the quality of your meth is taking stupid to a whole new level.
But that is exactly what Lynette Rae Sampson, 54, of Enid, Oklahoma did last week. Sampson apparently called police and informed them that she had a tin container full of methamphetamine on her kitchen counter that was, apparently, concerning. The Enid Police Department was more than glad to address her concerns, and Sampson welcomed them into her home. When the responding policeman, Officer Aaron Doyle, asked to see the meth, Sampson quickly led him to the kitchen, showing him her tin box, which did, indeed, hold two bags of crystalline white powder and a hollowed-out light bulb. Sampson then informed Officer Doyle that she was concerned that her “ice” had been laced with something.
Officer Doyle field-tested the substance, and the powder and residue tested positive for methamphetamine. At that point, Sampson realized that calling the police to complain about the lack of quality in her most recent drug purchase may not have been the smartest idea. Sampson pleaded with Officer Doyle not to arrest her, but she was quickly taken into custody and booked on drug charges.
Sampson is, surprisingly, not alone in calling the police to complain about drug-related “problems.” In 2011, a South Carolina man called 911 in order to complain that his crack dealer had shorted him $40 worth of cocaine, claiming that when he asked his dealer for his “$40 in change,” the dealer had refused. He also willingly added that he had smoked his entire purchase before calling the police. And in 2013, a St. Louis woman called police to complain about the inferior quality of marijuana her dealer had supplied her.
Sampson now faces charges that include a felony count of possession of methamphetamine, as well as a misdemeanor count of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. The felony charge can carry a sentence of between two and 10 years in prison, with a fine of up to $5,000. The misdemeanor charge could carry up to a year in jail with a $1,000 fine.
Meth is an extremely addictive synthetic stimulant, with ingredients that include such toxic substances as lye and drain cleaner, that affects the central nervous system. According to The Meth Project, the damage meth does to the brain is extensive, and includes impairments to the frontal lobe, which governs such thought processes as judgement…and makes calling the police, like Lynette Rae Sampson did, to voice your concerns over the quality of your current drug stash seem like a reasonable idea.
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