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Teacher 'breaks bad' in real life

Teacher Caught Running $1.5M Cocaine Lab Out Of His Home

Teacher Caught Running $1.5M Cocaine Lab Out Of His Home
(VO) - The Guardian, Gawker, The Mirror, The Telegraph
It's a story that's generated it's fair share of Breaking Bad headlines. (Via The Guardian, Gawker, The Mirror, The Telegraph)

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Secondary school teacher Macphallen Kuwale was slapped with three-and-a-half years in prison after detectives say they uncovered a million-dollar cocaine operation inside his home. (Via BBC)

(VO) - The Guardian *scroll
According to The Guardian, police found more than 100 grams of cocaine, hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of cutting agents and a pressing machine in the alleged cocaine lab.

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As one South Wales detective told The Mirror: "He was involved in street level dealing as well as a sophisticated wholesale operation ... It was totally unusual. It is not something that you come across everyday."

When Kuwale was arrested, he told detectives he wasn't a cocaine dealer and said he was holding the drugs for someone else.

(VO) - ITV :02-whenever
But, unsurprisingly, further investigations and a raid of his home later proved he was "heavily involved in the supply of cocaine." (Via ITV)

During a school hearing, Kuwale was banned from teaching for life. He now has 28 days to appeal that decision.

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ohioh111b111y March 22 2014 at 12:33 AM

Teaching the kids by day, poisoning them by night.

Money: a cruel master but a kind servant.

This "teacher" needs taught a better lesson: 25 yrs seems fair to me.

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FIESTA & SIESTA March 22 2014 at 1:51 AM

lol - Holding the drugs for someone else! The kids at school taught him well in the 'lame excuse' department! He has 28 days to appeal the decision of being banned from teaching for the rest of his life? I would suggest the only teaching he ever does again is to his fellow inmates. What a wonderful example this man has set for his students.

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steve March 22 2014 at 12:27 AM

Again the sentencing isn't right, a person caught with a few of oz's of drugs can get that much time.

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mbrheljr March 21 2014 at 11:32 AM

Yeah, 3&1/2 years in prison will really hurt this dirt bag.

He was manufacturing cocaine base, aka rock, aka crack.

When he's released, he can live on his illegal millions of $$$ and will do it again...

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Jack Adler March 21 2014 at 1:43 PM

A man may have a title, but a title does not make aman....

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milton.jordan1 March 22 2014 at 12:23 AM

How you get three years for running a sophisticated wholesale cocaine drug operation? Hmm? Tell me that. That just doesn't add up. He better watch his back if he luckily makes it out of prison. I can bet you my last bottom dollar his folded when they asked him who was his main supplier. Good luck with Big Butt Bubba Baby. Ha Ha.

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crazy ray March 22 2014 at 4:34 AM

Yeah, well, his defense will probably be that he was influenced by the media that glorified teachers manufacturing dope. What other society makes entertainment about that and also glorifies a serial killer? I'm all for off beat and creativity, but even I think that's sick.

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vjreyes7 March 22 2014 at 5:33 AM

In today's world being a supplier/vendor of illicit goods and services should not be a crime that should get extensive prison time when caught..

I say this because in America today has become a plutocratic republic -- where a large minority control all the wealth and power for their own advantage.. which in effect is un American and morally wrong.. Leaving the majority of America in an economy that lacks good paying opportunities, where today America is a serfdom economy -- with few low wage jobs with no benefits or future..

Also vendors/suppliers like gun sellers, that sell to both the individual consumers and large block organizations/govts, thou legal .. are truly morally illegal..; and what do they get? all get accolades and richer by comparison...

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KING JOHN March 21 2014 at 6:59 PM

one of the president's friends

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blkcontessa March 22 2014 at 2:08 AM

He should of hid that money somewhere..when will people learn,

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