You'd be surprised what you unearth when you go hunting for a meth lab

Police in Michigan who were searching for a hidden meth factory ended up finding nearly $3 million worth of merchandise and $75,000 in cash housed in a 7,600-square-foot warehouse in Hazel Park, Mich. near 8 mile road (of course).

According to the Detroit Free-Press, the investigation began when police caught a group of women stealing pricey items from area Walgreens and CVS locations. Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard said the women were given shoplifting lists and instructed to steal products ranging from over-the-counter drugs to Victoria's Secret lingerie. 

The women would reportedly wear special clothes that allowed them to steal up to $15,000 worth of merchandise daily. After transporting it to the warehouse, they would receive $2,500 cash in compensation. Authorities say the stolen goods would then be sold on websites like eBay and

Delwar Miah, 23; Shah Abullais Khalish, 28; Shantell Danne Collins, 24; April Lynn Cooper, 29 and 47-year-old Sandra Gale Cooper were arrested and charged with receiving and concealing stolen properties and organized retail crime. 

[via Detroit Free-Press]