Drug Rocket Fails to Launch

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The Missouri State Highway Patrol pulled over two men in a 1990 Ford Thunderbird on June 24, and discovered over thirteen thousand dollars in cash riding along with them. (This beign FOX News, the article did not concern itself with the reason for the stop and search of the car in the first place, and so I cannot relay that to you.)

The officers reported that a search of the trunk revealed three pipe bombs and a large rocket, about four feet long, packed with methamphetamine and rigged to be launched from inside the car. Apparently, a complex system of ropes and pulleys lifted the rocket into launch position when the trunk was opened, and the rocket could then be launched from inside the car using the cigarette lighter. Authorities suggested that the device was intended to foil a search by launching the drugs off into space, or the air, anyway, if the trunk were opened by police.

Surprisingly, it didn’t work.

FOXNews.com, forwarded by Steve Soden