"Breaking Bad" In Real Life: Japanese Prof To Face Charges For Getting Students To Make Drugs

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Is art a reflection of reality? Well, this Japanese university prof who decided to put the "Breaking Bad" TV series into life. According to the NDTV news outlet report, the "professor could face up to 10 years in jail time after allegedly getting his students to produce ecstasy." The Typical Student team learned the details.  

 

Prof Gets Students To Produce MDMA

 

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Unnamed pharmacology professor, 61, from Matsuyama University in western Japan reportedly got his students to make MDMA (also known as ecstasy) in 2013 and another "designer drug" 5F-QUPIC in 2018. As told by the NDTV news, the prof told investigators that this way he wanted to further the "education" of his pharmaceutical sciences students.

 

Allegedly, the produced drug has not been recovered by the authorities and has "probably been discarded." The professor could face up to 10 years in prison if charged and convicted.  It is unknown whether there's any other resemblance between the cases of the Matsuyama University professor and that of Walter White ("Breaking Bad" TV series protagonist). According to Japanese law, a researcher needs to have a "license issued by regional authorities to manufacture narcotics for academic purposes."

 

FYI on MDMA and 5F-QUPIC

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MDMA is a synthetic drug acting as a stimulant and hallucinogen. Ecstasy gives its users "a heightened sense of energy, empathy, and pleasure." It's also known as the main ingredient in the party drug ecstasy. 

5F-QUPIC, also known as 5F-PB-22, is a cannabis-like drug banned in Japan in 2014. As reported by NDTV, it was suspected of causing traffic accidents, 

 

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