During a drive to Kansas City, MO I remember Doug telling me about the abundance of methamphetamine labs in the Midwest, and to keep an eye out for stray bathtubs on the side of the highway – I guess that’s where the meth is made.
Bathtubs and fast food kitchens it turns out. kfvs12.com reports that a Cape Girardeau, MO Sonic restaurant was closed after there were allegations of a shift manager manufacturing methamphetamine inside the kitchen.
Dennie Bratcher, 27, faces charges of burglary and manufacturing meth in the case. According to Cape Girardeau Police Sgt. Jason Selzer, officers found Bratcher, still wearing his Sonic uniform, inside the business after responding to a burglar alarm. Bratcher apparently worked a night shift but went back to the restaurant after closing time.
According to Selzer, Bratcher told officers he planned to make the meth on the roof, but he opted for the kitchen because it was too cold outside.
Environmental Public Health Specialist Amy Morris said the incident has forced the restaurant to completely restock the store,
"We’re talking everything from sugar packets to hamburgers, to straws to the ice cream in the machines."
Morris also stressed that the store would have to be "100% safe" before the store would be allowed to reopen.
Sonic officials have offered no comment.
Missouri-born Brad Pitt (right) would be so disappointed.