A Chicago-area man arrested on charges of running a meth lab wore a “Los Pollos Hermanos” T-shirt in his mug shot for the Cook County, Ill., Sheriff’s Office.
Daniel Kowalski, 21, was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine manufacturing materials and possession of materials needed to produce methamphetamine, the sheriff’s office told the Chicago Tribune.
Kowalski was already being electronically monitored by authorities after he was found to be running a meth lab over the summer, the paper reported Wednesday. He was arrested again Monday in an unincorporated area of Cook County near LaGrange after authorities acted on a tip that he might have been trying to cook meth.
While posing for his mug shot, Kowalski was wearing a “Los Pollos Hermanos” (Chicken Brothers) T-shirt. Los Pollos Hermanos was featured in the hit AMC drama “Breaking Bad” as a chain of fast-food joints owned by meth kingpin Gustavo Fring.
Two other men were in the Cook County home where Kowalski was arrested as authorities searched the premises, NBC Chicago reported, but were released without charges. During the search, police found glass beakers, burners, chemicals, and instructional materials for making controlled substances, although the meth lab was not active at the time of the bust. Authorities also found 12 jars of psychedelic mushrooms.
The clandestine lab removal team of the Illinois State Police removed the chemicals and lab equipment, the Chicago Defender reported. Kowalski was scheduled to appear for a bond hearing Wednesday morning.