A Michigan State University instructor has been placed on leave after students discovered he was arrested for running a meth lab in Thibodaux, Louisiana back in 2020.

Brendan Doyle Meth Lab Thibodaux Louisiana
wlns.com Via Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office

Michigan State University instructor Placed On Leave

MSU professor Brendan Doyle's kinesiology class was in full swing for the Fall semester until his students discovered something online about his recent past.

What Doyle's students discovered is that back in 2020, Doyle was arrested for his part in running a meth lab while he was an instructor at Nicholl's State in Thibodaux, Louisiana.

Although Michigan State University ran a background before hiring Doyle, it reportedly came back clean with no issues.

Upon applying at MSU, it seems Doyle decided to not list his prior conviction.

From WLNS.com -

"Capt. Brennan Matherne of the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office said the department has records confirming Doyle was charged for his role in the meth lab and was sentenced on Jan. 21 2021 to 180 days, of which he served 90.

Following some erratic behavior by Doyle, including frequent and sudden cancellations of classes, students received an update from the department informing them he was being replaced."


While teaching at Nichol's State, Doyle's official charged with creation or operation of a clandestine laboratory for the unlawful manufacture of a controlled dangerous substance.

MSU student Mackenzie Allbee tells fox17online.com “When I joined the GroupMe for homework help, I saw that there was an article about him. It had the picture of my professor.”

Allbee says that at times, Doyle acted erratically and seemed to be impatient when it came to his students.

Doyle has been placed on leave by Michigan State, although it's not known if it's a paid leave.

Read more at WLNS.com.

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