It’s a case that almost mirrors an episode of “Breaking Bad”.
After a three-month investigation police raided the dental office on Tuesday and arrested Hirsh, 59.
But instead of high school chemistry teacher that doubled as a meth producer, this California man is an unlicensed dentist.
Cops say the “crude dentist office, Thermo Dental, was outfitted with a dentist’s chair, x-ray machine and dental tools along with equipment used to make drugs. According to the Mercury News, Hirsch allegedly ran an unlicensed dental office where he also produced drugs.
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““It is suspected that Mr. Hirsch was providing dental treatment to various patients without a license.” “As a result of this search, narcotics and equipment commonly used to manufacture narcotics were seized,” stated a media release.
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Joseph Hirsch of Redwood City, Calif. is currently behind bars after being arrested and charged with a variety of drug and weapons offenses.
Hirsch is charged with possessing and manufacturing controlled substances, possessing brass knuckles and possessing ammunition as a felon. He’s currently being held on $500,000 bail.
While cops didn’t note what drug was being manufactured, a warrant affidavit mentioned methamphetamine.