28-year-old Dartmouth grad student Randy Lamberghts was arrested for attempting to manufacture meth in his apartment. He was a chemistry major, if you can believe it.

According to his bio on a Dartmouth lab website:

Randy Lambreghts received his B.S. in Chemistry and M.S. in Biochemistry from the University of Ghent, Belgium. His current research involves identifying novel components of the Neurospora circadian clock using classical genetic mapping as well as next-generation sequencing techniques. He enjoys travelling and plans to see all of South America after graduation.

Lamreghts best defense in this case, being a chemistry whiz, is to prove that meth cures cancer, and that instead of making a dangerous addictive drug, he had accidentally stumbled on a modern-day penicillin.

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