Officer: Ma’am! Stop right there! I’m going to need to see what’s in your bag.
Officer: You have a plastic container.
Officer: What’s the brake fluid for?
Woman: My car.
Officer: You have a coffee filter…
Woman: Yeah, I drink coffee…
Officer: Matches, batteries…
Woman: Ok, ok. So?
Woman: I have allergies.
Officer: Uh huh.
Woman: What’s going on here? I purchased all those items.
Officer: Well these are all the things to manufacture methamphetamine.
Woman: I am not making methamphetamine!
Officer: I’m going to have to arrest you for endeavoring to manufacture methamphetamines.
Melanie Lander: I know I have most of those items in my home—I’m sure you do, too. That does not make me a criminal. It doesn’t make you one, either. If you’ve been arrested for having normal, everyday items in your possession, give us a call. We can defend this case for you.