Shake & bake meth arrest in Franklin; why not in Saline?Posted by Jack Howser on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013 @ 11:23 am.
FRANKLIN CO.---Here's a story from The Southern Illinoisan about a meth lab arrest in Franklin County.
West Frankfort police chief Jeff Tharp advised that Kristena J. Grant was burned by a "flash explosion" from a shake-&-bake meth lab going on at a residence on East Fourth Street in his town. She was taken to Herrin Hospital and subsequently to a hospital in St. Louis for treatment of her burns, which were qualified as "non-life-threatening."
Remember the shake-&-bake victim from last November, Mary Beth Hutchison?
Allow me to refresh your memory:
But that's not Mary Beth's mug from HER shake-&-bake arrest; that's from a POT BUST TWO WEEKS LATER.
So Franklin County authorities, for all their flaws, are going after Grant despite her injuries. Good for them. In the meantime, Hutchison was hemmed up for pot, and as of this morning, entered a guilty plea to Possession of Cannabis less than 2.5 grams and was placed on pay-or-appear status ($895.16 in fines and fees, which she'll never be able to pay per our prediction.)
Just thought we'd point out the disparity, and show you what a shake-&-bake injury looks like in color, as we had to run it in black and white in this month's issue.
If we're able to obtain a photo of Ms. Grant, we'll pop that on here as well.
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