Purdue University professor caught dealing meth

According to authorities, a 65-year-old engineering professor at Purdue University’s School of Aeronautics and Astronautics has been arrested for allegedly dealing methamphetamines and offering women money in exchange for sexual favors.

Officials announced that Sergey Macheret had been arrested on Wednesday and was charged with distributing and possessing methamphetamine, as well as making an unlawful proposition.

Lafayette Police Department investigators opened an investigation in December after receiving multiple reports regarding a “suspicious man approaching women” in the area, according to Fort Wayne CBS affiliate WANE-TV.

There have been multiple reports of similar incidents occurring over the last two months, according to the police. On Wednesday, he was arrested.

A Purdue University statement stated that the suspect has been placed on leave and that the college is cooperating with the ongoing invetigation.

“The School of Aeronautics and Astronautics is working to ensure that undergraduate and graduate student needs are met regarding lectures and labs,” according to the statement. “Purdue police will assist the Lafayette Police Department with the investigation as needed and cannot offer comment.”