In 2012, during the height of “Breaking Bad” and its television fame, a high school chemistry teacher in Texas was accused of cooking and selling meth, his story mirroring the plotline of the AMC series.
Now, the real life spillover from the recently-concluded fictional series has continued, as a man named Walter White has been sentenced to 12 years in prison on methamphetamine possession and firearm-related charges.
Unlike his fictional counterpart’s New Mexico home base, the real life White operated his drug-trafficking business from Lockwood, Mont. White was recently sentenced to nine years for a meth possession charge by Senior U.S. District Judge Don Molloy after he was found with 32 pounds of methamphetamine in his home.
Molloy explained just how deep into trouble White’s addiction and business endeavors took him.
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“He ended up getting shot by his son,” Moloy said to the Billings Gazette. “Thirty two and a half pounds of methamphetamine coupled with guns and violence is about as serious as you can get.”
In a charge relating to the shooting with his son, White was sentenced to an additional three and a half years in prison on a firearms conviction.
According to SF Gate, Walter’s son Brandon White was also arrested for his involvement in the incident, which he claimed stemmed from “an argument over a $10,000 debt.”
White allegedly was involved in a larger distribution ring of which many members were convicted as a result of a larger investigation. White admitted that his source of methamphetamine was one of the dealers convicted in the case, Tomas Alvarado of Turlock, Calif. Alvarado was sentenced to 30 years in prison for his involvement.