A group of meth-users destroyed the home they used to make the drug during a meth-induced state of destruction this week, officials say.
The New York Daily News reports that someone delivering newspapers in the Sneads, Fla. neighborhood heard screaming coming from the house on Monday morning. Police were summoned, and eventually discovered 18-year-old Madison Douglas, 21-year-old Damian Hines, and 30-year-old Matthew McDaniel screaming that they were being held hostage.
Convinced they were under attack, the hallucinating trio had hurled everything from the kitchen sink to a toilet out of the home’s window and stockpiled weapons including a 12-gauge shotgun and a .22-caliber rifle. Police eventually coaxed the group outside by assuring them that the area was secure, but that’s when they found evidence of a “shake and bake” meth lab and finished product.
Douglas, Hines, and McDaniel were hospitalized prior to being jailed and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of meth, attempt to manufacture meth, and criminal mischief.