June 09, 2005

¡Estoy en fuego!

Thanks to Mike of Crime and Federalism and Ken at CrimLaw for this cautionary tale from the Darwin Awards, on how not to transport meth precursors; trousers usually make a bad containment vessel for volatile chemical reactions.

Reminds me of a hung jury I got once on a defense of unwitting possession of meth. In closing argument, the prosecutor drew himself up to his full height and declared, "I know what's in my pants."