NYC addict leaves items on subway for possible meth cooking attempt



March 4, 2023 | 7:58 a.m

Ground up allergy medicine was found strewn on a train of 4 last week, which some drivers thought may have been part of an attempt to cook meth. Carolin C

This guy is no Walter White.

A desperate junkie who appeared to be trying to break himself on the 4 train had dashed his high expectations – leaving behind a disgusting selection of over-the-counter allergy medicine for all to see.

“I’ve never seen such a mess!” tweeted straphanger Carolyn Crapo, 58, posting pictures of what appeared to be a botched rolling meth lab at the Woodlawn station in the Bronx last week. “Did Walter White try to synthesize any? [pseudoephedrine] or what?”

“I saw the weeds shoot up,” one die-hard MTA conductor told the Post. “Cooking is the only thing I haven’t seen.”

However, the scene turned out to be more Breaking Sad than Breaking Bad. Based on the pills’ packaging, the cornucopia of smashed Claritin, Zyrtec, and Allegra pills that were left behind lacked the chemical pseudoephedrine, a key ingredient in making meth.

“I’ve never seen such a mess!” tweeted straphanger Carolyn Crapo.Carolyn C

Still, the medical mess was a new low in the eyes of many subway riders, who bemoaned the regular presence of homelessness and drug use on their daily commutes, on top of last year’s 25-year high in subway homicides.

“Everyone on the train shouldn’t have to see this, children and adults alike,” exclaimed speech-language pathologist Grace Bomide, 29, adding that anyone trying to whip up a fresh load of crank on the train is “completely unacceptable.”

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Citing the influx of police patrols onto the platforms, Bomide said that “there have been a lot more police patrols, but there’s a lot more to do.”

Passengers said they were fed up with the constant drug use and homelessness on the train. Helayne Seidman

MTA communications director Tim Minton emphasized that “activities not permitted under the New York City Transit Rules of Conduct include operating a meth production laboratory on the 4 train.”

Camelot Drug Treatment Centers CEO Luke Nasta said the pills could also have been left behind by a desperate addict who was simply looking for a quick fix with whatever substance he could get his hands on.

“If a person is desperate to get high, either because they are a habitual drug user or because they have a mental illness, they will try anything,” Nasta said.

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