Two ‘wannabe’ college chemistry professors arrested, charged with making meth on campus


Kate Feldman, New York Daily News

Walter White wants his storyline back.

Two college chemistry professors were arrested Friday for making meth, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Department.

Terry David Bateman, 45, and Bradley Allen Rowland, 40, both professors at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, were charged with manufacturing meth and use of drug paraphernalia after a month-long investigation.

Bateman, the director of undergraduate research, and Rowland were placed on administrative leave on Oct. 11 after someone reported a “chemical odor” in the Reynolds Science Center on campus, according to KATV.

University spokeswoman Tina Hall told the station that benzyl chloride, which can be used to synthesize amphetamines, was found in the labs, although police did not specify whether the meth was made on campus.

The building was reopened on Oct. 29 after air quality testing met EPA standards for occupancy.

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