Breaking Bad Super Fan Contest Winner Arrested for Running Drug Ring
Is Walter White overtaking Tony Montana as Florida's iconic drug-dealing antihero of choice?
Earlier this month, police in Florida found a stuffed Walter White doll in a car parked outside a meth house, and now a Florida man who won a fan contest to watch the series finale of Breaking Bad with the cast was arrested for running his very own drug ring.
According to the Naples Daily News, 28-year-old Ryan Lee Carroll of Fort Myers won a Twitter contest in September and flew to Los Angeles to watch the finale with the cast. He made a donation to star Aaron Paul's wife's anti-bullying charity and was subsequently chosen as Paul's guest of honor at the finale party.
"It's highly addicting, just like the meth they make," Carroll said of the show.
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Well, according to WTSP, Carroll could apparently identify with White on a deeper level. On Wednesday morning, he was booked into jail on charges of possession of a synthetic narcotic and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription.
All in all, about $1 million in synthetic marijuana was seized from a home Carroll was renting. Benjamin Smith, 33, and James Lee Smith, 35, were also arrested in the sting.
The group blended the synthetic chemicals in a cement mixer, added various flavors, packaged them in colorful wrappers, and shipped them out of state.
Deputies also seized a hazmat suit signed by the cast of Breaking Bad.
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