An engineering professor at a top university has been seized by police for selling crystal meth and pestering women for sex in a Breaking Bad-style scandal.
Disgraced Sergey Macheret – who taught at the Purdue School of Aeronautics and Astronautics in West Lafayette, Indiana, USA – was arrested by police on 1st February.
The move came after multiple complaints to police in neighbouring Lafayette from women who had been approached by the 65-year-old academic.
He was seized during a traffic stop following an investigation that began in December.
Macheret – an expert in plasma science – was released from custody after paying a bail bond of USD 500 (GBP 408).
He is expected to be charged with making an unlawful proposition, dealing methamphetamine, and possession of methamphetamine.
Purdue University – where he has taught aeronautical and astronautical engineering since 2014 – has placed him on leave and banned him from campus.
Purdue is widely ranked as among the best public universities in the USA, with alumni including former astronauts Neil Armstrong and Gene Cernan.