In a story that seems straight out of the classic crime drama “Breaking Bad,” two chemistry professors from Arkansas have been arrested on charges of making methamphetamine and using drug paraphernalia.

Terry David Bateman, 45, and Bradley Allen Rowland, 46 — both serve as associate chemistry professors at Henderson State University — were taken into custody Friday by authorities. The investigation into the two is ongoing and they are expected to appear in Clark County District Court once a charging decision has been determined

Bateman and Rowland’s arrest follows a strange event at Henderson State University which has not been conclusively linked to their charges. On Oct. 8, the science center at the school was closed due to reports of a chemical odor. It was reopened after extensive work was done to ventilate the building, including the use of air filters and removing windows.

Tina Hall, the school’s associate VP of marketing and communication, did not confirm whether or not this incident was the result of the Bateman and Rowland cooking meth on university property.

Both men were put on administrative leave on Oct. 11, three days after the center was closed.

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From left, “Breaking Bad” characters Walter White (Bryan Cranston), Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) and Mike (Jonathan Banks). AMC