Couple Trapped in Unlocked Closet For Days While High on Meth

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In a not-so-classic illustration of methamphetamine delusions, a Florida couple allegedly called police to report they were locked inside a Daytona State College janitor’s closet. The duo told 911 operators they had been “trapped” for a period of two days. What these two meth-fueled closet dwellers didn’t know, however, was that the closet door had been unlocked the whole time.

The Disturbing Details

Amber Campbell, 25, and John Arwood, 31, were both arrested for trespassing. They told Daytona Beach police that they had been “chased” into the closet, but responding officers quickly assessed that the closet door didn’t actually lock.

Officers did, however, find plenty of surprises inside the closet where both Campbell and Arwood had been “trapped.”

In addition to human feces, officers found drug paraphernalia that had been used to smoke crack cocaine and crystal meth, but didn’t uncover any drugs.

More Strange Drug-Related Arrests

Of course, Florida has a long history of weird and wacky drug-related arrests. Earlier this month, a man’s drug possession arrest went viral due to his choice of attire. John Balmer, 50, was arrested at a K-Mart in the city of Hudson after inadvertently leaving a bag containing marijuana and meth on the ground. But perhaps the most incriminating evidence was his t-shirt that read “WHO NEEDS DRUGS? No, seriously, I have drugs.” Just one month earlier, 20-year-old Micah David Dailey wore a shirt that said, “Go Directly to Jail” during his arrest for possessing less than 20 grams of marijuana.

The Fallout of Drug Abuse

Last February, Key West native Guy Lanchester was busted for drug possession shortly after a desperate attempt to hide a bag of cocaine in a flower planter. Unfortunately, his attempt was done right in front of the arresting officer. He then later tried to get out of the arrest by claiming he didn’t know that cocaine is illegal in the state of Florida.

In January 2012, a meth addict in Semincole County was arrested after accidentally burning down the world’s fifth-oldest tree by smoking meth inside of it. Sarah Barnes, 26, torched the 3,500-year old Cypress tree and fled the scene immediately afterwards. As if that wasn’t bad enough, she decided to share photos of the charred tree with friends on both her computer and cellphone. Police received several anonymous tips to eventually track Barnes down, who was reportedly mortified that she “burned down a tree older than Jesus.”

Barnes eventually admitted to lighting the fire after she was confronted by local authorities.


Learn more about the dangers of methamphetamine and the signs of meth addiction.


Image Credits: Volusia Cnty Branch Jail/VCSO/io9

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