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NY pharmacist accused in NJ of assembling drug lab


JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Federal authorities in New Jersey have accused a pharmacist from New York City of assembling equipment for an illegal drug lab.

Authorities say 33-year-old Jordan Gonzalez made a series of purchases through an online auction website of materials associated with the hallucinogen known as MDA. Prosecutors say the purchases included chemicals, flasks and empty gel caps.

Authorities on Thursday were conducting searches in Jersey City, where Gonzalez used to live, and in New York City.

He’s charged with attempting to manufacture MDA and possessing chemicals and materials to manufacture a controlled substance.

A message left for his court-appointed attorney was not returned. No court appearance has been scheduled.