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Meth In Maine?

Discussion in 'Methamphetamine' started by Nagognog2, Oct 20, 2006.

  1. Nagognog2

    Nagognog2 Iridium Member

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    Feb 1, 2005
    Portland police respond to methamphetamine chemicals
    October 20, 2006

    PORTLAND, Maine --Portland police called in a hazardous materials team Friday after somebody delivered a box of dangerous chemicals that had the makings of a methamphetamine lab.

    A local attorney arrived at the police station at about 8 a.m. with a box that had chemicals that are used to manufacture the illegal drug methamphetamine, said Police Chief Tim Burton.

    Because the chemicals can be toxic and explosive, officers inside the department took the chemicals to an outside courtyard, sealed off the area and called in the city's hazmat team, he said. A unit from the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency was also summoned.

    The lawyer told police he thought he was doing the right thing in bringing the chemicals to police, Burton said.

    "It's our understanding that the chemicals were turned over to the attorney by a client," the chief said.

    The MDEA took possession of the chemicals and was expected to turn them over to the state Department of Environmental Protection, Burton said.

    "The fact that this has occurred means the MDEA will launch an investigation to identify the origin of these chemicals and determine if there's some significant methamphetamine production going on beyond what we've been exposed to today," Burton said.
  2. Mick Mouse

    Mick Mouse Gold Member Donating Member

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    Jul 8, 2006
    55 y/o from Cayo Loco
    Well, do we applaud the client for doing the right thing, castigate the attorney for potential violation of attorney-client privlidge, of just shake our heads at the stupidity of some people? A little-known fact about attorneys in the US. They are considered "officers of the court" and as such, can be charged themselves if they fail to "alert the court of clients crimes". This is why attorneys NEVER want you to confess (to them) that you have committed a crime. Kind of makes you wish for the days of "your rights end at the tip of my nose, and I have a shot-gun to enforces that"!