The Real Life 'Breaking Bad' Drug Bust


| LAST UPDATE 12/05/2021

By Scarlett Adler

Breaking Bad left us craving more after its series finale back in 2013. And guess what folks, while we may not have that much-desired sequel just yet, we've got something you'll definitely appreciate.

And you guessed right, it does involve drug-cooking scientists...

On the afternoon of November 15th, Bradley Allen Rowland, 40, and Terry Bateman, 45, two university science professors, were busted for making methamphetamine on campus.

The pair, who 'were the subject of an investigation...with Henderson State University Chief of Police,' were picked up by a narcotics task force, as reported by the Clark County Sheriff's press release.

KLAS 8 via Clark County Sheriff's Office

It has yet to be confirmed where the scientists cooked the drugs, but there's been lots of speculation, and with good reason.

On October 8th, a university science lab was shut for 3 weeks, after an 'undetermined chemical odor' plagued the area. It was later revealed that the odor was none other than, meth ingredient: benzyl chloride.


Tina V. Hall, a university associate, has since declared the administrative leave of the criminal scientists.

'The safety of our students, faculty, and staff is a top priority, and we continue to cooperate with authorities,' Hall announced.

As for the Breaking Bad wannabes? They're set to appear in Clark County District Court once a formal charging decision is made by the prosecutor, the sheriff’s department explained.