Cops Find Meth Lab ... in Retirement Community
Neighbors say 64-year-old kept to himself
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Jun 16, 2014 2:09 PM CDT
Updated Jun 16, 2014 2:25 PM CDT

(Newser) – Ah, retirement, the golden years when you can relax, play some golf, and cook a little meth. At least, that's allegedly what it's been like for 64-year-old Robert Short. Police pulled over the senior citizen for a routine traffic stop on Saturday night, only to discover that he was on supervised release for selling meth in the past. They searched his car and found four ounces of meth, "which is a lot of meth," they tell KFSN-TV.

Police then searched his home in the California League-Fresno Village retirement community, where they allegedly found materials for a meth lab, a half a pound of meth, heroin, and scales and baggies to distribute the drugs. "Just shocking someone that age would do that, but actually a perfect place to do it, right? Retirement village, who would suspect it going on there?" one police sergeant muses. Neighbors said they were shocked, but added that Short tended to keep to himself.

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Jun 20, 2014 11:55 AM CDT
Hey, Hey, Hey! Senior Citizens are just trying to find ways to supplement their Social Security checks!!! It's just like my Gramps use to say "Everyone needs to have a hobby!"
Jun 17, 2014 9:00 AM CDT
How can you live on that retirement check? The guy came up with creative way to support it, although he was screwing some other peoples life's.
Jun 17, 2014 7:58 AM CDT
Not surprising. The meth lab in the apt. below mine is run by 50+ y/o career drug addicts/drug dealers and a convicted murderer from the early '70's. They can barely walk but can spend half the day and night making crystal meth every day for over 4 years. Two are cachexic and one bloated and frequently cyanotic. These zombies make meth feverishly every day as if their lives depended on it. They work for a drug cartel and have little to show for their efforts except their increasing decrepitude. They must be the most expendable, bottom of the barrel of these slaves. "Law enforcement" doesn't give a damn what these mindless druggies do to other people and make no effort to stop them. The best case scenario is for them to drop dead before they destroy the building. Many letters and phone calls to NYPD, DEA & local politicians were ignored, now 4.5 years later, they've done nothing about it in all that time. Meth labs are proliferating in NYC but are consistently ignored. Why? Likely a very strong real estate lobby. The real estate lobby gives more to local politicians than even Wall St.. Meth labs bring down property values, so they are consistently ignored.