April 24, 2014
WALNUT RIDGE, Ark. (AP) - A funeral home might be a place for
eternal rest, but police say an Arkansas man saw an opportunity to
build a methamphetamine lab undisturbed by the living.
There was just one problem - the funeral home was across the
street from the sheriff's office.
Officers say Robert Lee Lewis left the light on in the basement
of the Higginbotham Funeral Home in Walnut Ridge on Dec. 3.
Officers noticed the light on after hours and walked into the
funeral home through an open door.
Inside, police say they found all the components necessary to
build a meth lab. Officers arrested the former funeral home
employee when he returned.
The 43-year-old faces several drug charges and is free on $2,500
bond pending a Jan. 21 court hearing.
A telephone number for Lewis could not be found Thursday night.