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A Japanese Professor Is Facing 10 Years Jail For Allegedly Having Students Produce MDMA

It's Breaking Bad turned real.

A professor in Japan is facing the prospect of ten years in jail, after it was alleged that he solicited his students to cook drugs on his behalf.

The allegations suggest the Matsuyama University professor, 61, used his students as producers of the illegal substances in 2013, where they made two types of drugs: MDMA and cannabis-style "designer drug" named 5F-QUPIC.

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The Matsuyama University professor told investigators he was aiming to further his students pharmaceutical education, according to local media reports. Without a licence, such activity is illegal.

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The alleged drugs have never been found, presumed to have been discarded.

He faces up to a decade in prison if convicted of the charges.