Breaking Bad in New Jersey: & # 39; Research Assistant & # 39; arrested in prestigious medical center in New York after police found $ 1 million improvised meth lab in suburban home
- Brian Chedahackembruch arrested in his bedroom in West Orange, New Jersey
- The police seized $ 1 million meth, cannabis, $ 3,840 cash plus tools and four BB guns
- Chedahackembruch claimed to be a research assistant at the NYU medical center
- The university said he was previously enrolled in an online course without access to the laboratory
A & # 39; research assistant & # 39; was arrested in a prestigious medical center in New York after the police seized $ 1 million in meth during a raid on a suburban home.
Brian Chedahackembruch was arrested in his bedroom in West Orange, New Jersey, where officers found an improvised methamphetamine lab.
The 23-year-old was reportedly found with 4,450 grams of liquid and crystal form meth, 74 grams of cannabis, $ 3,840 in cash, as well as other drugs and equipment used to cook meth, police said.
Equipment found on site including butane flares, digital scales, plastic hoppers, four BB guns, a video surveillance system and bank deposit vouchers.
HAZMAT teams from the New Jersey state police were called on site because of the toxicity of the drugs, officers said.
Brian Chedahackembruch (pictured with a NYU lab coat) was arrested in his bedroom after police raided a New Jersey home and $ 1 million in meth
Police invaded the suburban home in West Orange, New Jersey and reportedly found 4,450 grams of liquid and crystal form meth in a home-made lab
Bank details found by authorities showed deposits of hundreds of thousands of dollars in alleged drug sales.
Sheriff Armando Fontoura of the Essex County said officers had conducted a two-month investigation into the home-made drug facility.
He said: & # 39; Our officers entered the premises and found the target of our investigation, Brian Chedahackembruch, 23, in his bedroom. & # 39;
The alleged partner of Chedahackembruch during the operation, Eduardo Martinez, is still being hunted by the police.
The 39-year-old also lived in the drug facility and is facing similar charges.
On the social media profile of Chedahackembruch, he claims to be an online engineering student at New York University and a research assistant at the NYU Langone medical center.
A photo he posted on Facebook shows Chedahackembruch wearing a white NYU lab coat in a shop cupboard.
Brian Chedahackembruch (left and right) described himself online as a technical student at New York University and a research assistant at the NYU Langone medical center
In addition to the image he wrote: & # 39; Cancer research has brought much purpose and value into my life. Thank you to everyone who contributed and was part of the journey that led me here. & # 39;
Last August he also posted a letter of acceptance from the NYU Tandon School of Engineering in which he was listed for a Masters in Bioinformatics.
But NYU told it NBC 4 New York that although Chedahackembruch has previously taken an online graduate course, he has not graduated and is currently not enrolled.
The institute added that Chedahackembruch had not been on the site for months and had never had access to chemicals or laboratories.
He also claims on his Facebook profile that he studied biology and bioinformatics at Arcadia University in Pennsylvania and posted photos from his graduation in May 2018.
Chedahackembruch also states that he is from Montevideo, Uruguay, and that he worked in a call center in West Caldwell until last September.
The suspect is accused of possession, possession with the intention of spreading, maintenance of a facility for the production of drugs, maintenance of a reinforced drug building, weapons loads and other violations.
Jesse Pinkman, played by Aaron Paul, and Bryan Cranston as a former science teacher turned meth-chef Walter White in the popular TV series Breaking Bad
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