Spanish authorities have revealed that they have detained a pharmacist, who is also a retired university professor of chemistry, for cooking crystal meth for a criminal organisation – reminiscent of the hugely popular TV series Breaking Bad.

The Civil Guard said they found former pharmacist's laboratory in the Zamora province in Spain and dismantled is after seizing 12 incriminating items of evidence, including 150 grams of speed, 2 kilograms of marijuana and various chemicals, such as sulfuric acid, benzyl alcohol, ammonia, sodium carbonate, which is used to cook meth.

"That manufactured the drug from scratch, using a chemical process," said the Civil Guard sources to Spanish newspaper El Pais.

The Emmy award winning show, which is widely regarded as one of the greatest television series of all time, is about a high school chemistry teacher Walter White, played by actor Brian Cranston, who becomes a meth-maker to make ends meet.

The TV series takes the viewer on the journey of seeing the relatively passive chemistry teacher White, turn into the drug baron with extensive and violent drug networks as his alter ego Heisenberg.

The Civil Guard said that the unnamed 65 year old former chemistry teacher made the meth from relatively common and readily available products at a home and eventually extended its distribution networks in the provinces of Zamora, Salamanca and Valladolid.