Meth Lab Found Inside U.S. Government Building After It Blew Up

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One drug dealer hid his headquarters in the last place you’d expect, when he set up a Breaking Bad-style meth lab in the basement of a government building in Maryland, U.S.

Unfortunately for the wannabe Walter White, his drug hideout was discovered when it caused the building to explode.

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As reported by New York Magazine, the blast took place inside the National Institute of Standards and Technology during a weekend, when the building was not supposed to be in use.

The explosion happened in a small laboratory where the Department of Commerce conducts experiments, and suspicions were raised when pseudoephedrine and drain cleaner, the ingredients for making methamphetamine, were found at the scene.

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Paul Starks from the Montgomery County Police said:

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We are looking at the possibility that this was some sort of chemical reaction due to the manufacturing of drugs.

The blast left a federal security officer with burns to his hands and arms, and he reportedly resigned from his job the next day.

Speaking to Chemical and Engineering news, Lamar S Smith, chairman of the Science, Space and Technology Committee, added:

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The fact that this explosion took place at a taxpayer-funded NIST facility, potentially endangering NIST employees, is of great concern. I am troubled by the allegations that such a dangerous and illicit activity went undetected at a federal research facility.

Police and the U.S Drug Enforcement Administration are investigating the incident, but the Heisenberg impersonator remains at large for now.


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