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Posted at 6:46 AM ET, 12/28/2010

Cab passenger carried $450K in drugs: Report

By Washington Post Editors

An Illinois cabdriver's fare who was taken to a police station because he was passed out turned out to have nearly $450,000 in drugs on him, according to this report:

The cabdriver said he tried to rouse the man for about 10 minutes before driving to the police station. Police searched the man's bag and found bottles of a "clear, crystalline substance" connected by wires to a "power source," which together apparently amounted to a miniature methamphetamine lab, according to a police report.

Read the full story on the Chicago Tribune web site.

By Washington Post Editors  | December 28, 2010; 6:46 AM ET
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t's not a damn "mini meth lab" people, what the hell is wrong with everyone? The Narcoleptic in the cab was making GHB to treat his medical condition. GHB as the sodium salt, known as sodium oxybate, is sold by Jazz Pharmaceuticals under the name Xyrem to treat cataplexy and excessive daytime sleepiness in patients with narcolepsy. You can get a prescription for it, but the stupid pharmeceutical companies in the USA charge you a billion dollars for it when any half-wit college student can build a minature contraption to produce this naturally occuring substance themselves. It's in all the food you eat. The kid just forgot to take his medicine before he passed out in the cab. Maybe it was the long phone conversation that distracted him. Maybe he actually just had a wakeful state "sleep paralysis" attack, ie. Cataplexy state, so may have actually been awake.

Twice as stupid are the people posting here all angry that he doesn't buy a car and drive himself everywhere. Because he's probably either a narcoleptic or Cataplexy patient. He'll fall asleep at the wheel or go limp. Jeez people. Cataplexy patients often wake up in the city Morgue because everyone thought they were dead. You can hardly blame him for making GHB.

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