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Breaking bad: Israeli university prof suspected of making drugs, selling to students

Police arrest suspect, raid his home and find drug-related items; man, in his 60s, faces remand hearing on Monday

Michael Horovitz is a breaking news editor at The Times of Israel

Drug-related items seized at the home of a university professor suspected of dealing drugs to students, July 10, 2022. (Israel Police)
Drug-related items seized at the home of a university professor suspected of dealing drugs to students, July 10, 2022. (Israel Police)

A senior professor at a well-known university in the center of Israel was arrested on Sunday on charges of selling drugs to his students, Israel Police said in a statement.

Police officers in the central Israel city of Yavne conducted a covert investigation for several weeks into the conduct of the professor, a laboratory head in his 60s, before raiding his home and detaining the suspect on Sunday.

The professor will be brought before a court in Rishon Lezion on Monday, with police set to request an extension of his remand while they investigate the matter further.

Police said they found a range of substances suspected to be dangerous drugs, in addition to various methods to create them.

Police allege that the man produced drugs in his home and then sold them to his students at the university that employs him.

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