06/16/2014 03:07 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Robert Short, 64, Ran Meth Lab From Retirement Home: Cops

A 64-year-old man in Fresno, California, has been arrested for allegedly running a meth lab out of a retirement home.

Fresno Police made the discovery Saturday after pulling over Robert Short, who was on parole on charges connected to selling methamphetamine.

When officers checked his car, they say they found four ounces of crystal meth, along with small plastic bags and electronic scales, KMPH-TV reports.

Officers then searched the suspect's home in a retirement village and found more meth, heroin and a small meth lab. All in all, the officers recovered a half pound of crystal meth with an estimated street value of $1,700, according to the Fresno Bee.

Short's neighbors were shocked to find out they may have been living next door to a real-life episode of "Breaking Bad."

"It's shocking, I would never guess that anything like that would go on at a senior citizen village," neighbor Robin Schramek told

Neighbors said that Short moved in about three or four months ago, but didn't get involved in the tight-knit community. reports that there were signs all over his front door demanding privacy and no visitors.

Short was booked into the Fresno County Jail for charges including transportation of narcotics, possession for sale of narcotics and processing methamphetamine near a school campus.



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