Police in Oklahoma arrested a woman on charges of attempting to manufacture methamphetamine inside a Tulsa Walmart on Thursday. Shopper Alisha Halfmoon, 45, allegedly grabbed ingredients from the shelves and mixed chemicals inside the store, KJRH reports.

“While speaking with some of the firefighters on the scene she made statements that that’s what she was doing; that she was attempting to obtain these chemicals and was in the process of trying to manufacture methamphetamine,” police officer David Shelby told the station. “However, she said that she was not very good at it.”
When an officer confronted Halfmoon at around 6 p.m., the suspect had allegedly just finished mixing a bottle of sulfuric acid with starter fluid, Shelby told Fox 23.

Walmart is known for its low, low prices, but Shelby said she couldn’t afford to buy the drug ingredients.

  1. LibertyLover says:

    “Dumbass of the Day Award”

    You nailed that one!

    • scandihoovian says:

      Should be “Lunatic of the Day”. These people are so out of touch with reality in most cases calling them a dumbass is doing a disservice to the fine, clippity-clop cattle of this country that were simply born a bit under the lowering bar of intelligence.

  2. orchidcup says:

    I have a son that is in prison for the second time for distributing methamphetamine.

    The Dumbass of the Decade award should go to my son.

    Methamphetamine causes permanent brain damage that is not recoverable.

    Methamphetamine users will stop at nothing to get their next fix.

    It is the worst drug of them all.

    • Dallas says:

      Sorry to hear that. It’s an awful social disease that I just don’t see a ‘cure’ for.

    • Dr Spearmint Fur says:

      Been there. The worst drug is the one that takes someone you love.

      You need to get with people who have experienced the same pain you have. Trust me.

  3. Silenus says:

    There is a difference between being “dumbass” and mentally ill and/or an abuse victim. People who have attempted to do something real about the drug problem say that drug users are often trying to self medicate to escape extremely painful memories of abuse. There is probably a genetic component to addiction as well. So maybe “dumbass” is a better fit for people who don’t take a scientific approach to problems, let alone a adopting a compassionate view.

    I love your columns Uncle Dave, but here you have it all wrong.

  4. Benjamin says:

    We don’t need to outlaw drugs. Just jail dumbasses like this one. I am sure that if we legalized drugs it would still be illegal to cook meth anywhere but a certified government-inspected lab. We’d have no more or no fewer drugged out idiots than we do now.

    Drugs do make people stupid, but they also make it obvious to everyone around that you are doing something criminal

  5. sargasso_c says:

    A huge problem, and largely ignored.

  6. smartalix says:

    That chick’s really methed up.

    (I’m surprised nobody made that pun yet, frankly.)

  7. Anonymous says:

    She probably thought she worked there! Depending on which Walmart it was, it’s probably a good bet that half the employees were also on meth and wanted her to cook up a batch. Therefore, what I want to know is how she got caught?!

  8. Grandpa says:

    I have a Son who was raped at the age of 5. We didn’t know about it until he was 22 years old. (The DA said forget it, it’s too late). He is now 42 years old and has been in and out of meth for at least the last 22 years. There’s no question that stuff damages your brain while your teeth are rotting out. She is a sick person who probably needed help many year ago and didn’t get it. Pathetic yes, a pathetic waste of life.

  9. #23- bobbo, OCCUPY DVORAK: what if "we-all" number our own posts and post seriatim ourselves? says:

    I’m all for legalizing or decriminalizing drugs===and their sales===because the anti drug laws cause more harm than they prevent.

    That said–drugs by definition are harmful when taken to excess==when they interfere with being happier in some other way. Its all about insight and recognizing your options.

    Maybe one option taken was meth and the life that brings rather than suicide for the bad things that have happened to you? Who knows. Life is all about the vagaries and luck that happens and each individuals response to it.

    We shouldn’t be about making the process harder than it already is.

  10. Kevin Roa says:


  11. deowll says:

    When you are addicted to Meth you will take very long risks trying to obtain the stuff. The know the odds are bad but like a drowning man they will still grab at any chance even when it is no chance.

    For most people the cure is death. The only method I can think of to largely end this problem is not acceptable though in the long run it would lower the death rate.

    • orchidcup says:

      You cannot lower the death rate.

      Everybody dies eventually.

      What you meant to say is it would lower the early death rate.

  12. RS says:

    Thank heavens we have anti-drug laws which prevent this from happening.

    Oh… wait.

  13. AdmFubar says:

    guns dont kill people, bullets kill people. nya nya!

    next at walmart.. crackheads in the car department

  14. Buzz Mega says:

    The formula went south when she began to distill Windex.

  15. jbellies says:

    Dumbass? Considering the alternatives, it might even have been a cunning move. Notoriety, craziness, she might even end up in a place that could help her, unlike the other possibilities.

  16. Glenn E. says:

    Just to further at to what I was saying. The US government interferes in school educational curriculum, to make sure every child in the public system learns about Darwin, Global Warming, and procreation (sex). Because they are so worried there might be a deficiency of knowledge in those areas. But there’s no such demands of the curriculum to educate against drug abuse, or labor abuse, or financial exploitation and fraud, or proper nutrition and diet. Because a lot of corporations depend on the continued ignorance of youth, in these areas. Especially involving whatever US military might claim about enlistment, to less knowledgeable. Any pre-skepticism education might screw up the recruitment numbers. And they’d have to bring back the draft. Which would endanger the wealth 1%ers’ kids too. The voluntary economic draft, works so much better.

    • orchidcup says:

      I would add that public schools have very little education concerning the Constitution.

      There are so many misconceptions about the Constitution that it is impossible to list them here.

      Until or if a student reaches the university level, and they are required to study law, they know next to nothing about the Constitution.

      And, when they do learn something of Constitutional law, they are not taught the critical or analytical skills to question a legal precedent such as Corporate Personhood.

      Corporate Personhood should be abolished. The concept should never have become legal precedent in the first place. The historical record on that is very clear.

      However, because all lawyers are limited liability corporations, they are not going to be the people that abolish the concept of Corporate Personhood.

      They are too busy enjoying the benefits of being an artificial person and a natural person at the same time.


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