Photo Credit: Doña Ana District Attorney's Office
A former Irvin High School chemistry teacher has pleaded guilty in a Las Cruces court on Monday to four counts related to manufacturing and trafficking methamphetimine.
No word on what color the meth was.
56-year-old John W. Gose pleaded guilty to trafficking by manufacturing, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia according to a report by KTSM in New Mexico.
The Doña Ana District Attorney's Office says Gose was a chemistry teacher at Irvin High school for eight years until retiring in 2008.
Las Cruces Police arrested Gose on October 2nd 2016 after they found a white Styrofoam ice chest containing glassware, rubber tubing, and chemicals which could be used to manufacture meth. New Mexico State Police were brought into the investigation who later discovered a cache of supplies and chemicals at Gose's home in New Mexico that they say suggested the former chemistry teacher was manufacturing meth in his home on Highway 28.
Investigators say Gose had enough ingredients to manufacture at least one pound of meth which could fetch up to $44,000 on the street.
Doña Ana District Attorney Mark D'Antonio said in a press release on Tuesday that Gose chose to plead guilty to all charges.
"Thanks to the hard work of the Las Cruces Police Department, the New Mexico State Police and the prosecutors in this office, we are able to close the books on this case of life imitating art while saving the taxpayers of New Mexico the cost of a jury trial.”
Gose will undergo a 60-day diagnostic evaluation at the order of Judge Fernando Macias before he faces sentencing.