As It Happens | Feb 21, 2013 | 7:03

Maple Meth

Here in Canada, spotting a tree tapped with a hose dripping its succulent sap into a bucket, is definitely not a cause for concern. That wasn't the case down in Anna, Illinois. When neighbours noticed large buckets, hoses, and metal taps on Laura Benson's property, they called the cops. Drug enforcement agents appeared at her house looking for a suspected meth lab. Turns out she was making maple syrup and her neighbours had reported her, thinking she was a meth cook.

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