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Oregon case compared to popular television show

While drug crimes are sometimes glamorized by movies and television, drug charges come with serious consequences in Oregon. One recent case is drawing attention for its similarities to the well-known T.V. series "Breaking Bad," in which a high school chemistry teacher starts producing methamphetamine after being diagnosed with terminal cancer.

In the Oregon case, a 38-year-old college chemistry professor has been accused of producing methamphetamine within the state. According to police, a drug runner tipped police off about the man's role in producing methamphetamine. Following the tip, police arrested the man at his home. They say that at the time of his arrest the man had 16 grams of methamphetamine and $1,500 in cash on him.

Police also searched the man's house. In this search, police claim that they found packaging supplies, a scale and 14 grams of methamphetamine. Additionally, police say they found notes which included chemical formulas about how to re-crystalize the drug.

Following the search and his arrest, the man has been charged with a variety of drug charges. Because his home is so close to a park and a school, these charges include manufacturing methamphetamine near a school, possessing meth, delivering meth and manufacturing methamphetamine. The man has pleaded not guilty to these charges.

Drug charges, like these, come with serious consequences if the proper criminal defense is not presented. A conviction on drug charges can result in large fines, long prison sentences, probation, a permanent criminal record and more. However, with the right defense, people may be able to reduce or eliminate charges and potential punishments.

Source: The Washington Post, "Portland's real-life 'Breaking Bad': Former chemistry teacher charged with manufacturing methamphetamine," Lindsay Bever, Oct. 17, 2014

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