“An excellent suggestion, Nova. In the mean time I have a few locations that need reconnaissance.” Mainframe entered the room with long strides, wearing his new armor. He spoke without missing a beat, obviously Aya had been relaying the conversation to him. He held in his hands several tablet like devices. He slid them on the table to each member. They were similar to tablets one could by in the store, except these were far more durable, and the operating system was different than any had seen before.
In the top corner of the screen, “AYA” in bold white font could easily be seen. “The moment I heard about this curious case I dug up an old program and made some quick modifications.”
The screen suddenly displayed dozens of charts, pie graphs, grid maps, and an absurd amount of data.
“The kind of equipment required to produce this meta-drug in vast quantities is rare and expensive. The equipment is not ‘controlled’ but the companies that produce it are limited. More often than not, the units are custom made. It’s fairly easy to hack into their customer database and retrieve a list of people who have made any large purchases of equipment or chemicals in the area. Then systematically eliminate buyers.”
“Hospitals, well established research centers, and other prominente businesses with history of similar purchases are placed lower on the list, while first time buyers are placed higher… I did a thorough background check to search out any dummy corporations. Then I cross referenced the location of the businesses with every drug report, arrest, or related crime from all Law enforcement offices.”
“I then cross referenced the results with power consumptions for any irregularities, and recent meta human activity, crimes or other wise.”
“The result is six promising locations. All are first time buyers, close to peak crime areas, abnormally high power consumption, and have reports of new meta’s operating in the area. It would be logical to search these six.”
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