Crime

Bumbling Buddies Give Meth to Stripper; Stripper Did Not Want Meth

Like mother always said, nothing good ever comes of handing a bag of meth to a stripper at 2 a.m. on a Thursday.

Friends Vernon Henry and Michael Clawson did not heed this advice while at Cheetahs Gentleman's Club in Phoenix last week, according to court documents obtained by New Times.

Henry and Clawson -- who had made it almost six whole weeks without getting arrested together for allegedly having drugs -- were out on the patio with one of the "dancers," when Henry just handed over a bag of meth, the strip club manager told police.

That stripper did not want a bag of meth, and management got the cops involved.

Sure enough, court documents indicate that this incident was caught on tape, and the bag of meth was handed over to police.

So, police asked Henry's pal Clawson if they could search him. He said yes, which was the wrong answer if he wanted to get away with having another bag of meth in his pocket.

Cops found his meth-bag inside a box of small cigars that was in his pocket, according to the court documents.

Both men denied having anything to do with any meth found anywhere, and Clawson actually blamed Henry for the meth found in his pocket.

The men were booked into jail on drug charges.

Court filings show Henry already pleaded guilty to a reduced charge in the case yesterday.

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