Many people enjoy the show "Breaking Bad" because it shows the human face of drug-related crimes, even serious ones such as large-scale methamphetamine production. While not glossing over the serious repercussions of the protagonist's career shift, creator Vince Gilligan shows how self-made drug lord Walter White is motivated by desperation, and a desire to provide for his family at a time of serious illness. Not everyone who turns to a life of methamphetamine manufacturing, or any drug-related crimes, is in it solely for the money or even the access to drugs. The events that lead anyone up to a serious drug conviction are usually complicated. When anyone charged with drug crimes finds they are in over their heads, they often wish they had the chance to turn back time.
These regrets may have been going through the mind of a 36-year-old woman when she was arrested at a traffic stop in Salisbury. The deputies involved in the traffic stop discovered an active "one pot," or "shake and bake" mobile methamphetamine laboratory in her car. They also found many stolen IDs, which they suspect were being implemented to obtain pseudoephedrine, a restricted antihistamine drug, for its manufacture.