A senior professor at a well-known university in the center of Israel was arrested on Sunday on charges of selling drugs to his students, Israel Police said in a statement.
Police officers in the central Israel city of Yavne conducted a covert investigation for several weeks into the conduct of the professor, a laboratory head in his 60s, before raiding his home and detaining the suspect on Sunday.
The professor will be brought before a court in Rishon Lezion on Monday, with police set to request an extension of his remand while they investigate the matter further.
Police said they found a range of substances suspected to be dangerous drugs, in addition to various methods to create them.
Police allege that the man produced drugs in his home and then sold them to his students at the university that employs him.