Arkansas professors plead not guilty to making meth

Arkansas professors plead making meth
Terry Bateman and Bradley Rowland

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (AP) — Two former university professors in Arkansas have pleaded not guilty to charges alleging that they were making methamphetamine in their school’s laboratories.

Bradley Rowland and Terry Bateman were chemistry professors at Henderson State University when they were arrested in November on a raft of meth-related charges.

Professors pleaded not guilty

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that they pleaded not guilty to all of the charges during a hearing Tuesday in Clark County Circuit Court and are free on bond.

Arkansas professors plead making meth

Authorities began investigating in December 2018 after a university lawyer told the sheriff’s office that a faculty member believed two professors were involved in illegal activity.