Magic Meth Kingdom: DEA Seizes $2M Worth of Drugs in Disney Figurines

By Christopher Coble, Esq. on April 18, 2018 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

The happiest place on earth might be in Anaheim, California, or Orlando, Florida, or wherever you might happen across hundreds of knockoff wax Disney figures, each stuffed with about a pound of crystallized ice methamphetamine.

"This is a family-based theme, a Disney theme," DEA Atlanta Special Agent in Charge Robert Murphy told Atlanta's Fox 5, "but there's nothing good about what this would do to any family if this hit the street." We couldn't have put it better ourselves.

Phony Figurines

The shipment was allegedly on its way from Mexico, intercepted by DEA agents in Atlanta. (Another shipment of ceramic figurines was also seized, but they lacked the crystal meth and authorities believe it was a decoy.) The hundreds of figurines of Donald Duck, Pluto, the cast of Winnie the Pooh, and other Disney characters each contained around a pound of crystal meth each. The total haul was estimated at 500 pounds of meth, worth about $2 million on the street.

Drug Trafficking Devices

While law enforcement didn't release any further details on the Disney meth bust, it did get us thinking about some of our favorite creative drug traffickers:

And none of these smugglers had to go and ruin our favorite cartoon characters in the drug-dealing process.

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