Woman arrested allegedly trying to make meth in Walmart
BY JARREL WADE World Staff Writer
Friday, December 09, 2011
12/22/11 at 8:02 AM
A woman was arrested in a Tulsa Walmart late Thursday afternoon while allegedly attempting to make meth from items she had gathered in the store, police said.
Walmart security watched the woman, who was acting suspiciously and made her way to the back of the store near restrooms, where she began mixing ingredients, Tulsa police Cpl. Scott Anderson said.
Police arrested Alisha Halfmoon, 45, about 6 p.m. after Walmart security personnel called 911 to the store near 81st Street and Lewis Avenue, jail records show.
Halfmoon was booked without bond on complaint of endeavoring to manufacture, records show.
"From what they told us, it was pretty strange," Anderson said.
One officer may have been burned by sulfuric acid that had resulted from a chemical reaction in the box of items taken from the scene, Anderson said. Officer Richard Urban told officers he felt a burning sensation on his hand through his leather glove as he was carrying evidence from the scene, Anderson said. Urban removed his glove and washed off the substance, leaving no visible injury, Anderson said.
The evidence collected at the scene included lithium and chemical drain cleaner, but no pseudoephedrine, Anderson said.
"She maybe didn't know how to do it," he said.
Halfmoon was released from jail Tuesday for a Nov. 6 arrest that led to charges of obtaining controlled drugs by forged script and possession of controlled drugs, jail records show.
She was released on a deferred sentence, according to jail records.
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