^
Keep New Times Free
4

$1 Million Worth of Meth and a Stuffed Walter White Doll Found in Florida Home

Life in Florida imitates art -- especially the kind of art that deals with drug dealing. Last week we noted a Miami cocaine shipping case that eerily mirrored the second season of The Wire. This week we bring you something of a real-life Breaking Bad. Well, at least it involves tons of meth and Walter White.

Yesterday, federal agents busted a meth den hidden inside an upscale home in the ritzy Lake Nona neighborhood in Orange County. After setting up surveillance, they pulled over Jose Calvillo shortly after he left the home and found $120,000 worth of meth in his truck.

Then they got a warrant, returned to the home, arrested Jose Martinez-Romero, and found another 80 pounds of meth hidden in a closet underneath some stairs.

That stash had an additional street value of $1 million. According to WFTV, all the meth found totaled 140,000 quarter-gram doses. That there's a lot of missing teeth and weird facial rotting ready to happen.

I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Miami and help keep the future of New Times free.

But that wasn't the oddest discovery. On the dashboard of a car parked in the driveway lay a stuffed doll of the Walter White character from meth-dealer drama Breaking Bad.

We'd say it's a gutsy move driving around with Walter White in your car when you're involved in actual meth trafficking. But then again, down here in Miami, coke dealers wearing Scarface shirts certainly isn't unheard of.

Follow Miami New Times on Facebook and Twitter @MiamiNewTimes.

Keep Miami New Times Free... Since we started Miami New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Miami, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Miami with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Miami.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Miami.