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Man wearing ‘Breaking Bad’ T-shirt arrested on 2nd meth charge

LA GRANGE HIGHLANDS — A 21-year-old man is again facing charges after a methamphetamine lab was found in his home for the second time in less than a year, police said.

About 6:45 p.m. Monday, police acting on a tip performed a check at Daniel Kowalski’s coach home in the 1000 block of 61st Street in unincorporated La Grange Highlands, according to a statement from the Cook County Sheriff’s office.

Officers found glass beakers, burners, chemicals and instructional materials for making controlled substances, though the lab was not active, the statement said. Twelve jars of psychedelic mushrooms were also recovered.

Kowalski has been charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine manufacturing materials and possession of methamphetamine precursors, all felonies; and a misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia, the statement said.

Two other men who were in the home during Monday’s search were released without charges, the statement said.

Kowalski was also arrested in July 2013 after police found a suspected meth lab in his home and he remains on electronic monitoring, the statement said.

An Illinois State Police Clandestine Lab removal team removed the chemicals and lab equipment from the home.

Kowalski is scheduled to appear in bond court Wednesday.

Kowalski’s shirt features the logo of Los Pollos Hermanos, which is a restaurant featured in the AMC show “Breaking Bad.”

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