Local Chemist Attempts ‘Breaking Bad’ Plot, Gets 8 Months
A Richland chemist who set up a lab in his basement to create an LSD-type drug for street sale ended up killing his friend's wife.
I have no idea what kind of person takes hallucinogens for date night, but the wife had a bad reaction and died!
It is not clear if the home-cooked concoction was illegal at the time (it is now). Prosecutors charged him with a law that applies to all derivatives of illegal drugs.
The judge ended up sentencing him to 8 months for mailing illegal drugs and nothing more severe.
Apparently the chemist wrote his friend he was willing to create large quantities if the friend wanted to become a distributor. It's amazing a harsher sentence was not ordered, however authorities do predict the man will never work as a chemist again.