Cocky meth makers' selfies lead to arrest

EFFINGHAM COUNTY, Ga. - It seems like everyone is into selfies these days, even criminals. Police say a set of suspects in Georgia actually videotaped themselves making meth.

"Let me tell you something, that [censored] right there will put a motor on your back," someone says on a videotape.

That "motor" he is talking about is meth. It was the main topic of a home video made by four people, Christopher Mosely, Melanie Sykes, Wesley and Jessica Lanier.

Investigators say it was made inside the Laniers' garage where they were manufacturing the dangerous drug.

"I don't do a lot though 'cuz I'm scared of being in a coma," one of the men said on camera.

But these weren't just cooks. The video, obtained from the Effingham County Sheriff's Drug Suppression Unit, shows Lanier taking several hits.

"That is the best you are going to get. You are high now. You aren't supposed to be high," one of the men said on camera.

And then later his wife taking her turn on the pipe. Drug suppression agents found the video on a cell phone right after they busted the lab, which was surrounded by old, buried, one-pot meth labs.

"One of the bottles in the video was used a gas generator was located in one of the buried sites. So there's no denying the person holding that bottle was involved with what was buried in the yard," said Det. Steve Blunt.

Blunt says these cooks' cockiness may have led to their downfall.

"They are quite conceited about their role in the manufacturing process. They consider themselves rock stars in their little community. So for them to film themselves doing it was surprising they were that stupid, But it doesn't surprise me that they wanted a video of them doing it," said Blunt.


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