Ryan Bensen, 40, and Erica Manley, 37, were jailed Thursday night after they allegedly left crystal meth as a tip while dining out.
According to Seaside Police, Bensen and Manley were having dinner and drinks at the Twisted Fish Steakhouse Thursday night when stupidity became the guest of honor.
When it came time to settle the bill, the couple used a gift card to pay the balance due. Instead of offering the waitress a cash tip, the couple handed her an envelope that had a question mark scribbled on the front. Inside the envelope, the waitress found an undisclosed amount of crystal meth.
The waitress then calmly walked away from the table and contacted police.
Investigators say Bensen and Manley were still at the restaurant when officers arrived at the scene. Upon search of Manley’s purse, officers recovered another half-kilo of meth.
Police later searched the couple’s car and the motel room and recovered a large cache of crystal meth. Officers also found materials inside the motel room used for manufacturing methamphetamine.
Bensen was booked into jail and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine. Manley was booked into jail and charged with possessing, delivering and manufacturing meth.