Suspected Character Actor Busted Cooking Meth in Mauldin

The meth cooker’s name is Yancey Bowen Lacroix, which is a step above being named Colonial Stonewall Shrimpngrits I guess. But other than riverboat gambler or hoodoo rootworker I’m not sure how many career paths are open to a Yancey Bowen Lacriox. It’s like naming your daughter Amber which pretty much forces her to dance topless at some point.

I guess his parents didn’t want to be obvious and name him something like “Gabby Hayes” or “Rip Torn” which would have limited him in his choice in life. Anyway, as you might expect the Lacroix family name has taken another hit recently, thanks to the Mauldin Lacroixs:

MAULDIN, S.C. — Mauldin police said officers shut down a methamphetamine lab on Thursday.

Police said the lab was found during an investigation at 109 Gail Drive.

Firefighters and narcotics agents were called in to process the materials found at the working lab, police said.

Yancey Bowen Lacroix, 31, was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, illegal disposal of hazardous waste and distribution of methamphetamine. Police said he will likely face other charges later.

Mauldin is lousy with meth labs these days. I should have moved to Traveler’s Rest. Here’s a tip for parents out there – if you pick a name for your kid that sounds like he’s a character in a Southern Gothic horror movie he’s going to end up in the papers.


5 Responses to “Suspected Character Actor Busted Cooking Meth in Mauldin”

  1. Ajax the Great on February 20th, 2011 2:35 pm

    Tweakers = dead weight

  2. Loup Garou on February 23rd, 2011 1:26 pm

    with sooo many people making Meth out there and betting none of them being chemical engeneers… I bet there is some baaaad stuff out there.

  3. Ajax the Great on February 23rd, 2011 5:38 pm

    Especially with the new “shake and bake” method designed to get around the restrictions on Sudafed. And lots of toxic waste from these little mobile meth labs. You may find by the side of a road what appears to be an ordinary soda bottle, but DO NOT open it or handle it as it may explode on contact with air–that’s the sort of waste the tweakers leave behind.

  4. OUT4BLOOD on February 24th, 2011 1:10 pm

    Who exactly are you to judge a person on nothing more than their name. Just because someone has an unusual first name, you (Joe Friday) seem to dub them as a criminal or a drug addict as you have done before as if these people have no other choice in their live because of a name given to them by their parents. I enjoy your site and your spin on crime related news items, but you are not always right in the way you report some things.

  5. Rob Taylor on February 24th, 2011 4:05 pm

    You understand that making fun of people’s name is a joke. But you don’t think the selfishness of parents naming their kids all sorts of crap has an effect on the children?

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