"Breaking Bad" knows no economic limits

momj47(7A)April 20, 2014

I guess it's not just those inconvenient stereotypical poor people..........

Ohio police have arrested the owner of a luxurious lakeside home in which the makings of a sophisticated methamphetamine lab were discovered Wednesday night.
Inside the home, police found equipment and chemicals for a 'thionyl/chloride method' lab, the first of its kind to be found in Ohio.

According to ABC News, Dutta's property in the affluent lakeside area was purchased for $1,125,000 last year.

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demifloyd(8)

This is news?

I do not recall anyone saying that wealthy people did not use or deal drugs.

The larger question is, was his house payment paid for by with taxpayer dollars?

    Bookmark   April 20, 2014 at 9:46AM
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momj47(7A)

No, that's not the larger question is it?

Really now.

    Bookmark   April 20, 2014 at 9:50AM
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demifloyd(8)

Actually, I didn't see a question.

Just an unfounded accusation by you that people stereotype poor people as cooking meth and by inference, that people do not consider that wealthier people cook meth.

Unless you want to name which people do actually stereotype poor people as being the only ones that cook meth.

Something else for you to consider Mom, is how that person got "wealthy."

Probably by cooking meth.

It's a shame extrapolation isn't done in cognitive thinking and used primarily in mischaracterizing posters.

    Bookmark   April 20, 2014 at 10:06AM
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markjames

Our first local meth lab bust happened in a trailer park.

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    Bookmark   April 20, 2014 at 10:18AM
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rosie(Deep South, USA 7A/B)

A local Ohio neighborhood precinct being that smart, or a special investigations unit?

All criminals and low-income people know neighborhoods are stereotyped the same as people. Just as border crossing guards tend to search new vehicles far less often than old ones, police tend to stop cars in low-income neighborhoods all the time and in affluent neighborhoods virtually never, and police tend to search low-income neighborhoods for drugs, and seldom more affluent ones. Never smart, but that's the way it is. Poor druggies go to jail, affluent druggies go to the hot tub.

Although lots of little kitchen meth labs run by amateurs have famously sprung up, there's huge money in meth and not everyone is an amateur by many means. Now, if YOU were a smart criminal, where would you locate your meth lab and what kind of car would you drive?

    Bookmark   April 20, 2014 at 10:43AM
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momj47(7A)

You were the one who referred to "the larger question", so you must see a question.

I think the larger issue is stereotypes, not who paid for his house. And the even larger issue is crime - it seems to pay, no matter what economic class you are in.

There are people on this forum who attack people rather than ideas, and whose ideas seem to reflect the latest rant on Faux News.

    Bookmark   April 20, 2014 at 11:32AM
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jodik_gw

On the one hand...

Damn right, it's news! (Or it sure could be!) It proves the point continually made here, in thread after thread... that the poor, public aid recipients, and those who live in public housing or trailers ARE NOT the sum of their stereotype... not the only social class that could possibly be responsible for manufacturing and distribution of methamphetamine!

(Oops! Who reported that? That wasn't supposed to hit the airwaves! It shines the affluent in a very bad light!)

On the other hand...

Seems a paltry amount of evidence, looking at photos provided and judging by the wording in each of the three news stories, which do not quite match... to suggest that this was going to be a full fledged lab producing a higher tech meth.

How are three handguns... and several shotguns... with ammo... related to the issue? A lot of people own more than one handgun, and more than one shotgun... and the ammo to use them. So what?

The evidence is sketchy, some of it circumstantial... the tale very incomplete, looking at all three reported news stories.

"He did not know if Dutta has a scientific background or what sort of work he does but said he owns a business of some sort.

Cavanaugh said his office began receiving "complaints" about "suspicious activity" at Dutta's home in August 2013. He was unsure if Dutta was attempting to manufacture meth for personal use or to sell."

So.. the local police don't know a whole lot.

No mention if the man is a prior felon... no idea if the guns are legal... only one reporter suggests equipment was found along with the chemicals, I believe. What exactly IS enough equipment and chemicals in such a case? Stories made to sound as though there was a complete lab, but there isn't. They didn't find a lab... they found the potential for a lab.

In any case, Dutta pleaded not guilty on April 17, sounding rather like there may be more circumstantial evidence than anything else.

"Suspicious activity" and "complaints" are vague ways of saying the police wanted a look inside the place based on some notion they had of the man, sporting an obvious ethnicity and name to match, living alone in a very expensive home he bought last year.

We'll have to wait and see.

But the bottom line is this... you just never know where drugs and the manufacture of such things will turn up... maybe coming soon to a neighborhood near you.

    Bookmark   April 20, 2014 at 2:25PM
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Brushworks Spectacular Finishes(5)

That house isn't a mansion by any means.

Let's not assume he's affluent. We may find out he's a tenant sponsored by a crime boss.

We'll see.

    Bookmark   April 20, 2014 at 2:45PM
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