NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (WKYT) - A central Kentucky Walmart is back open after police discovered a meth lab on a customer.
It started when a man walked into the bathroom of the Nicholasville Walmart on Wednesday. Employees say the man was inside long enough that they went in to check it out. They found the man passed out on the floor.
When police arrived, they checked the man. They tell WKYT that they found drug paraphernalia on him. They also checked the backpack he was wearing. Police say they found what appeared to be a working meth lab inside. At that point, officers evacuated the store.
The man, who Nicholasville Police identified as 36-year old James Prater of Lancaster, was de-contaminated and checked out by EMT's. Prater was then arrested and charged with manufacturing meth, possession of meth, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Police say they were able to isolate the contamination to the bathroom. The store was cleared for employees and customers to go back inside just before 11 Wednesday morning.
I am actually impressed that he created a working meth lab inside of a backpack...
I think I'm impressed someone went in to check it out lmao...
Lmao im glad u said it first, im impressed he could too but really who does that. Some addicts have some nerve let me tell u.
Dude, that IS pretty impressive if you think about it. :lol:
He gets an A+ for ingenuity, haha.
Only in Kentucky do people take their meth labs with them :lol:
SO's mom's friend used to have a working meth lab in the back of his car. Thankfully, he got busted. That guy needed to have a serious reality check.
Quoting bbbt:" LOL I know, I was not surprised that this happened in KY. "
I was wondering if someone posted about this lol. (happened at my walmart) They found ol' dude passed out in the bathroom...they had guys in hazmat suits & everything cleaning out the bathroom. The guy had just gotten out of jail a couple days prior for meth manufactoring.