Two arrested for SLO ecstasy lab

December 9, 2011

A San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s surveillance of a pair of suspected drug dealers led to the discovery Wednesday of an ecstasy lab in SLO.

After discovering ecstasy tablets in a car the suspects were traveling in, deputies arrested Marcus Anthony Frazier, 22, of Los Osos, and Melissa Anne Wilson, 25, of San Luis Obispo.

Detectives then served a search warrant on Wilson’s residence in the 1700 block of Cordova Drive where they discovered the drug lab and additional ecstasy pills. Because of chemicals present, detectives used the narcotics hazardous materials trailer to process the scene and remove the evidence.

Deputies arrested Wilson and Frazier on drug possession and manufacturing charges and booked them into the San Luis Obispo County Jail with bail set at $500,000.


35 Comments

  1. mkaney says:

    Bottom line…. this is a waste of the time and money of the court and the police department. Two more lives ruined and for WHAT?! Tell me, please, what good does it do society? This is not some addictive drug that is going to suck people into the depths of poverty and illness. All because someone else has deemed it is unacceptable for people to get intoxicated on anything whatsoever except for alcohol. Make yourself dumb on booze, and you can talk about it at work. Try to experience something that challenges your perceptions and makes your think, and you’re going to prison.

    Hitler may have lost WWII, but apparently the fascists won big time,.

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      • r0y says:

        The problem with that silly “investigation” is they only started looking post-WWII. If they had bothered to do any sort of research earlier, they would, in fact, find that many of the Nazi’s got their ideas and methods from progressives in the United States and Britain. Some of their ideas (that the Nazi’s borrowed and modified) are even attempted today, right under our very noses!

        The best “secret” they discovered is that if you do something out in the open, telling people you’re doing it, it is more easily ignored and unhindered! The king has no clothes after all!

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    • darwin_is_rolling_over says:

      ya, ok mkaney. We get it. We understand how you feel.

      And many of us support the police and them go after those silly law breakers. Afraid you will lose a close friend? or dealer perhaps?

      You are right, we should just let them peddle their dope. It would be such a waste of time if we kept them or someone they sold to from operating a vehicle while stoned. Or maybe keep a kid focused on school instead of out of body experiences.

      I say ,go PD. Any time and every time there is an opportunity to bust these knuckle heads, lets do it. I have absolutely no problem, what so ever, with my tax dollars being used to pay for the police, court or jail for them.

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  2. The Gimlet Eye says:

    Small time……get arrested.

    Big time…….get rich.

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  3. darwin_is_rolling_over says:

    Whether they were producing e or DMT really does not matter much. They were busted because they were behaving like drug dealer. The cops didnt take notice just because they were out on a stroll or doing their grocery shopping. They took notice because they were selling a substance that likes (and frankly acts) like a drug. Narcotic officers are not chemists. They don’t carry a lab around with them. They are usually tipped off because someone knows someone else is selling a substance. The cops did their jobs, plain and simple. If these kids lawyers can prove otherwise, then good for them. Then if they want to produce more of their “natural supplements”, they can get a business license, permit a production facility and pay taxes. This isn’t kids baking cookies for a bake sale. This is adults producing a substance that is arguably unsafe.

    The fact that it is natural doesn’t matter either. Cocaine is natural. Arsenic is natural. Would you argue that is is legit to produce and sell those from your house?

    The fact that it exists in your body already doesn’t matter. Testosterone exists in your body naturally, is it ok to increase your levels? Let’s say you want to build muscle?

    Here is a little fact …. the cops don’t need to make up crimes for people. There are plenty of people already committing them. These two wanted to play like drug dealers while flirting with legal technicalities. Well they win. Their prize is that they get to explain it to a judge.

    It is appalling that one day after two narcotic officers were shot while trying to shut down dealers there are people complaining about the police protecting the rest of us.

    And since when is it ok to judge a book by it’s facebook cover.

    Nonsense.

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    • Cindy says:

      Actually, I was curious and read a bit more about DMT. It is highly illegal to extract the drug and it is considered far more dangerous than ecstacy. People have very bad hallucinogenic experiences on DMT.

      I think, it’s actually probable that these two kids told the police that what they had was ecstacy because the DMT is a far more serious offense (or so I’m reading). If that is the case, we can’t blame the PD for believing that they were dealing with an ecstacy lab. If the LE had been told it was DMT, I should think they would have reported it as DMT to begin with.

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  4. mkaney says:

    Guess what?! They were not manufacturing ecstasy, they were manufacturing DMT. DMT occurs naturally in the body, and it’s a classed as a schedule I drug, which means you’re all under arrest.

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    • mkaney says:

      “Detectives said the drug was not a hazard in the sense of its flammability or environmental harm, but it was a concern because the drug lab was in a confined space.” – KSBY

      UTTER nonsense. The Sheriff department hyping it up, big surprise.

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    • Cindy says:

      mkaney, YOU”RE RIGHT. I looked up the drug and it is existent through out nature. It is extracted from plants like grass or herbs. All that is necessary is the legal herb (many kinds) and some water and a ph control like baking soda! What a bunch of jerks the cops are.

      P.S. The scientific name of the DMT is called Dimethyltryptamine. I never heard of DMT so I looked it up. What a curious drug. Apparently everyone has close to the same experience (*trip*) and they report being launched into another dimension where they see the equivalent of what I would call aliens! The reptilian kind, the short grays and all that! I wonder if this could be the answer to all the abduction reports? If this drug is so easily extracted, maybe people could get high from accidentally ingesting something that a dog pee-peed on (alkaline urine) deposited in a culinary herb garden during the winter!

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      • eradicate ignorance says:

        Ok, what do I need to feed my dog to get these “special” plants to grow?

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        • Cindy says:

          LOL, I’m just saying that I found it ironic, actually fascinating, that according to professional researchers, people who use DMT seem to report very similar experiences. These seem to evolve around not a claim that they were hallucinating but they (the users) actually believe that their psyche pasted into another dimension where they experienced benevolent in most cases but for others frightening, alien beings and laboratories!

          I couldn’t help but readily put that information together with the many reports of Alien Abductions and the fact that DMT is a naturally occurring substance that is easily extracted through the process of combining some water, the right PH and a freezing component !!

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          • Cindy says:

            sorry correction:

            “believe that their psyche pasted into another dimension”

            That would be “passed” into another dimension.

            Humm, on second thought, I suppose it could have been a cut and paste ordeal for the time they were high ;)

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            • cheseburger says:

              The only other demension most of these people know about is,,,

              “The Days of our lives” LOL.

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    • MaryMalone says:

      I’m too tired to turn myself in tonight.

      Can I just turn myself in tomorrow after coffee? Then I’ll tell the booking agent “Karen Velie sent me.” =)

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  5. mkaney says:

    This is typical SLO Police B.S.. The DEA found EIGHT labs in the ENTIRE country last year. There is NO WAY that two kids were running an ecstasy lab in some house in SLO. It is really disturbing to me that they are able to get away with this type of nonsense, and that the public actually eats it up. It costs tens of thousands of dollars to set up an ecstasy lab and a skilled chemist. At the most these kids were pressing it into pills. There was no manufacturing going on in that house, I can promise you that. The police are hyped up morons looking for a reason to use their bio suits. This nonsense just really pisses me off and you can be sure they’re going to try and milk this nonincident for everything its worth. The police are increasingly become the thieves and liars we need to worry about

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  6. Cindy says:

    These two are not the typical criminal types. I looked at their face book pages as someone posted the links at the Tribune. This girl is about as clean cut as it gets for a 25 year old and they appear to be boyfriend/girlfriend. The only indication that there is any drug use is the fact that she likes “RAVES”. Those parties last all night and it’s common to use ecstacy at them. Apart from that, if you look at her favorite TV, she is an animal lover (animal planet, dog whisperer). As to music she loves the Beatles and Robert Plant and her favorite games are PacMan and Super Mario to name a few in the same genre!
    She say’s about herself: “I’m articulate, smart, and motivated to do something with my life. I try to always be fair and kind”….

    I didn’t have time to look at the guy but people who did say he is about the same character as she is. I would say they need a diversion program and a chance to start a-new. The 500K bail is ridiculous. I hope “we the people” (our dumb ass court system) doesn’t destroy their lives without giving them another chance now that these two have had a wake up call.

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    • mkaney says:

      Clearly, the only real criminals in this picture are the police who, motivated by money, are lying to public about what was in that house. it is pretty these kids were broke as can be and their main motivation was simply having fun. Whether one thinks this was a stupid way to go about, isn’t that relevant to me. Motivation and intent are what are relevant to me in this case. The police are the con, the public is their mark.

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  7. hotdog says:

    Shows up our ridiculous laws. Sandusky, the coach accused of 52 counts of child abuse had a $250,000 bail. These two kids get hammered with double the cost for making some happy drugs.

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    • racket says:

      I have long asserted that the punishment is often the court system, which is wrong wrong wrong.

      What I mean is that these kids have been “punished” with high bail before being convicted of any wrongdoing. If they are heinous or a flight risk, then bail needs to be high. If they are being made an example, then that needs to happen after they’ve been convicted, not before.

      (That said, I am all for making an example out of drug dealers. Drugs are not a victimless crime when dopers steal my shit. Or when my grandkids get hooked on the stuff.)

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      • mkaney says:

        I totally agree that we have put the car before the horse in punishment. For example, if you are caught driving without a license, they will seize your car for 30 days, before you have had any opportunity to see a judge and whether or not you are convicted. The same applies to asset forfeiture in federal drug cases. But quite honestly, you’re accepting that the information you have been provided on drug users is accurate. That is, that drug use makes thieves out of people who otherwise aren’t. That is simply not born out by the facts, only the handpicked correlational statistics that law enforcement cherry picks.

        Think of it like how one perceives homosexuals. There are many homosexuals that don’t exhibit gay mannerisms. But for a long time the vast majority of people did not comprehend this because they blend in more. You perceive this about drug users because these are the type that people take notice of. Think about it for a minute. There are millions of users of legal forms of the drugs that are found on the streets, from vicodin to adderall. Do you generally consider these people to exhibit extraordinary criminal behavior? Clearly than, there is something other than the drug at work here…. for example, the inability of people with felony drug convictions to find jobs and housing..

        People should be held responsible for what they do, not for what they might do. If you hold people responsible for their propensity to commit crime, then it would only make sense to make examples out of poor and unemployed people.

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        • racket says:

          I agree almost wholeheartedly with almost all of that. (Truth told, I was a little tongue-in-cheeky with the doper/stealer part of my post.)

          Let’s examine your last paragraph a little more, though. “People should be held responsible for what they do, not for what they might do.” I get crossed up on this notion when it comes to, say, drunk driving. Getting drunk drivers off the road is a very sensible way to reduce accidents. But, the law is based on the propensity of drunks to kill/maim. They are arrested before they committing any crime other than increasing their propensity to be involved in an accident.

          (Note: I am not arguing any similarity in causality between drunks/wrecks and drugs/theft.)

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          • mkaney says:

            Fair argument. Recently, my views on drunk driving laws have changed significantly though, for two reasons. First, I did the research. Accidents attributed to alcohol (as a percentage of all accidents) has not decreased AT ALL during all the time that drunk driving laws have been in effect and gradually ramped. In fact, they have INCREASED. That doesn’t seem like very effective use of time to me. In fact, it seems to be a complete waste of time especially when the police claim they are stretched thin,.

            The second reason was just a rational argument I read … if the possibility of getting killing another human being doesn’t stop you from getting behind the wheel of car, how is a law going to provide a stronger deterrent?

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            • darwin_is_rolling_over says:

              The ways the laws are set up is very well thought and not apparent to most people.

              First of all, the first time you get busted the real part of the enforcement has nothing to do with the fines or suspension. The real enforcement is mandating that you take a class that teaches you the affects of alcohol and the consequences to others. Not that you will actually pay attention or learn that … but legally you have been taught.

              The second part of the enforcement comes the next time you drive drunk. When you get behind the wheel and end up killing someone, it is premeditated murder and you will be tried as such, because the first time you got a DUI, they taught you about the effects and consequences. Therefore if you make a choice to drink then drive, you are guilty of premeditated murder when you kill someone.

              Laws are not always about or intended to be about prevention, they are often about retribution or punishment. Whether or not they should be is a completely different subject.

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            • Cindy says:

              mkaney, I think the DUI laws do work but I also think some people have to get a DUI to change their habits. I’m going to cop to the fact that I got a DUI four years ago. I was driving just fine as confirmed by the arresting officer. I didn’t believe I was DUI when I was stopped and was incredulous when I was told that an off duty officer had called the APD and reported that I might be DUI after he saw me laughing it up too much at the local Carlton! I didn’t feel impaired and had drove with 2 glasses of wine in my system (consumed over a 90 minute time frame after work on an empty stomach) many. many, many times.

              As it turned out I was above the .08 BAC threshold, I was a .10 and I had to go through the1st time offender program. Part of the punishment is ” zero tolerance” for 3 years. That means you can not drive with any alcohol in your system at all during those next 36 months. I went to the classes and while initially, I was angry, I realized what would have happened if I had ever been in an accident regardless of who was at fault. They also drummed into me, ” DON”T GET A SECOND DUI because this trouble is nothing as compared to a second offense”.

              It worked and not only did I switch to Perrier when I went out but after 3 years of obeying the zero tolerance rule, I decided to never have a drink and drive again. It dawned on me that I could have one glass of wine but if I were in an accident, they could still say that I was impaired (even at a .05 BAC) and bring up my previous DUI !

              I’m not pleased to have a DUI on my otherwise perfect record but I’m grateful for the wake up call in a sense and there is now one less person who drives while “legally” impaired.

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            • The Gimlet Eye says:

              Good point.

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            • The Gimlet Eye says:

              The “sobriety checkpoints” have NOTHING to do with drunken driving or public safety.

              They are public conditioning for the POLICE STATE.

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    • MaryMalone says:

      Good point about Sandusky! AND the first time he was arrested he was let out on $100,000 bail, but was not required to post anything…and he lives right next door to an elementary school.

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  8. asthecrowphlies says:

    i wonder if they are in ecstasy now ?

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    • MaryMalone says:

      I dunno, but I bet they meet a lot of potential new clients in the lockup!

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