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.