Photos: Top Twelve Craziest Meth Busts In Missouri, The Meth Capital Of The U.S.

In case you missed it, Missouri is, yet again, number one in the nation for meth lab busts, new data shows. This is not much of a surprise to law enforcement officials in the state who deal with this every day -- especially those in Jefferson County, which has the second highest concentration of meth labs in the country.

In honor of Missouri's prestigious title, we thought we'd take a look back at some of the top craziest meth-related crimes in the state in recent memory.

And with methamphetamine, there's a lot of competition -- and very few happy endings. Check out our list below.

12. Mobile Meth Lab, Uncovered By Eight-Year-Old

When your guests are making "loud boom" noises in the woods -- it might be time to get suspicious.

And an observant eight-your-old child in East Carondelet became especially suspicious when he discovered a duffle bag in the treeline -- which turned out to be home to a mobile meth lab.

The discovery prompted several arrests of folks staying with the eight-year-old's family.

See also: -How to Make Meth The Shake and Bake Way -Madison County Meth Lab: "He Heard a Loud Pop...And Found [His] Home Was On Fire" -Missouri Meth Lab Seizures Hit New Record; State Leads Nation Again

11. Shake-and-Bake Run-and-Gun

Investigators in Steele, Missouri last year were watching a house suspected of being a covert drug operation -- when a car pulled away, prompting a pursuit.

A short while later, the car stopped in the middle of the road and the driver, logically, decided to run on foot. Officers, however, tackled him and uncovered a plastic one-liter bottle from his jacket.

What was the device exactly?

A "fully active, boiling shake-and-bake methamphetamine lab." Obviously.

Continue for more Missouri meth busts.

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