The Mankato Free Press recently ran a story about a homeowner who was stealing electricity from a grain storage facility between Mapleton and Minnesota Lake. It seems that the nearby homeowner ran a line from their house to the facility because back in September 2006 their electricity was shut off for non-payment to the electric company.
Here is where the story gets good. When police searched the house, they found a methamphetamine lab in the house along with processed methamphetamine. The three people were arrested on felony first-degree drug manufacturing charges and felony fifth degree drug possession.
The moral of the story is â€“ if you are cooking meth in your house â€“ pay your electric bill! And by all means donâ€™t run a loose wire to a nearby facility where the police can track you down.
Chalk one up for the good guys for catching another stupid criminal .