Kansas City, MO (KCTV) — The Missouri State Highway Patrol is trying to figure out how an instructional video of theirs on how to make methamphetamine was leaked to the public.
Capt. John J. Hotz, division director of Missouri State Highway Patrol public information, said the almost seven-minute video was produced in 2002. In it, a sergeant goes through the exact ingredients needed to make meth as well as visually showing the process from start to finish.
Many people on the YouTube page where the video was posted showed questioned the need for the tutorial and why it was created by the agency.
“As a resident of Missouri, I don’t know how to feel about this with the knowledge that the highway patrol is making meth…,” one person wrote.
“Here is exactly how to make meth, but don’t because it’s illegal. LOL.,” someone else wrote.
Hotz said the video was designed as an educational tool for law enforcement only and was never meant to be shown to the public.
He said its main purpose was as an officer safety video so, when law enforcement comes in contact with a meth lab, they know how to safely dismantle it without causing an explosion or harm to themselves.
Hotz said they don’t know how the video got onto the Internet recently and began circulating, but they are investigating.