Somebody built a methamphetamine lab inside a federal research facility, and a security guard was injured when it exploded. Chemical & Engineering News reports that the explosion took place July 18th at the National Institute of Standards & Technology, and local police say evidence at the scene is "consistent with the production of" meth. Congress is now investigating how this all happened, because they watched Breaking Bad and are not having it this close to our nation's capital.
The suspected meth lab, which is located in Gaithersburg, Maryland, was built in NIST's special projects building, which was sitting empty after scientists concluded their most recent experiment there. "The fact that this explosion took place at a taxpayer-funded NIST facility, potentially endangering NIST employees, is of great concern," said Rep. Lamar S. Smith (R-TX), according to Chemical & Engineering News, which is where we get all of our news. The guard was treated for his injuries and released, according to the report. He then resigned from his job, because he's getting too old for this shit.
No arrests have been made in the case. The meth maker is probably now setting up shop in the Library of Congress, or the National Archives, or inside the Lincoln Memorial.
He must be stopped.
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