Drug Rocket Fails to Take Off
`Two accused methamphetamine traffickers apparently rigged up their car so that if cops closed in, a small rocket carrying their stash would pop up from the trunk and launch itself far from the long arm of the law.
For some reason, the rocket never achieved liftoff when Missouri State Highway Patrol (search) officers pulled over Michael Ray Sullivan, 41, and Joseph C. Seidl, 39, both of Kentucky, on June 24 in Kingdom City.
The $13,534 in cash in the 1990 Ford Thunderbird was interesting enough, Kansas City U.S. Attorney’s Office spokesman Don Ledford told the Columbia (Mo.) Daily Tribune.
Far more intriguing was what was in the trunk: three dud pipe bombs and a “hobby-style” rocket, three to four feet long, all packed with meth worth up to $145,000.’