A Colorado man who was arrested for allegedly running a meth lab told police that he was actually doing something positive by attempting to create a “healthy meth substance” containing acai berries. Colorado Daily reports that 49-year-old Craig William Rogers of Longmont was taken into custody after a tip-off led authorities to discover the lab he was said to be running out of his garage. Unfortunately, not even his inclusion of the infamous superfood could help him.
- Rogers is facing numerous charges. Following his arrest, Rogers was charged with controlled substance possession, possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawful distribution, manufacturing, dispensing of a controlled substance, according to court records. He was released on $15,000 bond after an initial court appearance.
- He pretty much admitted everything right away. After receiving the anonymous tip-off, police began surveillance on Rogers’ house and eventually pulled him over when he was driving in his black pickup truck to apprehend him. It was at this point that he freely told officers that not only did he have meth in his car, but he had a whole lab of the “healthy meth substance” back at home.
- Police found a “berry-like substance” at the lab itself. Longmont police Deputy Chief Jeff Satur said that despite Rogers’ claim otherwise, there’s no actual way to make meth “healthy” in any way. “No amount of meth is safe, whether it has a berry in it or not,” he explained. “It’s a highly addictive, life-destroying drug.”
- The relevant authorities were called in for safety reasons. Police say that Rogers theoretically could have made up to an ounce of meth a day, though it’s unclear how much he did actually manufacture. They also called in the Boulder County Hazmat Authority, which includes members of the Boulder Fire Department, Longmont Fire Department, Mountain View Fire Protection District, Lafayette Fire Department, Louisville Fire Protection District and the Boulder Rural Fire Protection District, to dismantle and secure the lab itself.