Two college professors, one nicknamed Heisenberg, have been arrested and accused of producing methamphetamine. Incredible coincidence? According to Walter White: "You are fucking right."
Parallel to the television classic Breaking Bad, Bradley Allen Rowland, 40, and Terry Bateman, 45, were arrested Friday afternoon, according to the Clark County, Arkansas Sheriff's Department. Both are chemistry teachers at Henderson State University in Ark. Philadelphia, Arkansas. They were accused of manufacturing methamphetamine and using drug paraphernalia.
The Meth lab was discovered when a university science lab was closed on October 8 after an overwhelming odor was reported. An environmental service company was called in to do remediation work to ventilate the lab, and the building reopened on October 29.
But laboratory tests to determine the cause of the odor found trace of benzyl chloride, a chemical that may be used to synthesize methamphetamine, among its other uses.
The university placed both men on administrative leave on October 1
Rowland was once called "Henderson's Heisenberg" by the college's newspaper, a nod to Bryan Cranston's character Walter White's nickname at Breaking Bad. Once, he told the newspaper that he liked the television series because it helped students become interested in chemistry.