Former Gannett News Service technology editor Leonard Fischer and an associate were arrested Monday after police found a suspected meth lab in their apartment. Cops made the discovery after being called to the unit to check out a report of a dispute — a Walter White and Jesse Pinkman type of fight, perhaps? Officers then “noticed items that were consistent with” the manufacture of methamphetamine.
Gannett spokesperson Katie Connell tells me: “While we don’t comment on personnel matters, I can confirm that Leonard Fischer is no longer a Gannett employee.” (His LinkedIn account still has him working for Gannett News Service.)
* Two men charged with attempting to produce meth (wjla.com)
* Discovery of meth lab leads to partial high-rise evacuation (washingtonpost.com)
* Ex-Gannett reporter busted for running meth lab (kennethinthe212.com)
* Earlier: Walter White is wanted for making meth — in real life (jimromenesko.com)