Allegedly trying to mimic art, two chemistry professors at Henderson State University have been trying produce methamphetamine. On October 8, the Reynold’s Science Center had to be closed because of an odor that turned out to be benzyl chloride. No one is saying whether the incident was the clue, but benzyl chloride can be used to make meth. The Science Center reopened on October 29. That’s some serious clean-up.
Benzyl chloride is pricey — is it possible that Henderson State was subsidizing the two alleged entrepreneurs? One of the alleged entrepreneurs made bail. Their arraignment is pending. Both have been on leave since October 11.