A Griffith University PhD student with a degree in biochemistry has become a real life case of Breaking Bad, using his degree to allegedly manufacture illicit drugs.
In his day job, Jason Mackenzie teaches medical students at Griffith but the 42 year old yesterday faced Southport Court accused of being an integral part of an interstate Albanian drug syndicate.
Mr Mackensie’s lawyer Bill Potts said the charges were “only allegations” and did not involve his role at the university.
Mr Mackenzie was bailed to reappear July 2.
His co-accused, Sasha Petrovic, 49, was remanded in custody while Nicole Earthrowel, 37, was granted bail.