“Breaking Bad” Fan Arrested On Drug Charges
“Breaking Bad” was one of the most popular shows on television when it ended last year, drawing in millions of viewers for the series finale, and fans jumped at the chance to watch the last episode in a California cemetery with some of the cast members. The contest–which was sponsored by actor Aaron Paul–was won by 28-year old Ryan Lee Carroll, who was arrested on Wednesday on several drug charges.
Carroll was arrested with three other men in Florida after police found over $1 million worth of synthetic marijuana in his home, along with thousands of dollars in cash and several weapons. He was charged with felony possession of a synthetic narcotic and possession of a controlled substance along with a misdemeanor charge of keeping a shop or vehicle for dangerous drugs.
Carroll didn’t become a fan of the show until late in the game, but he said it instantly became a favorite.
“If you start watching it, you can’t stop,” he said. “It’s highly addicting, just like the meth they make (on the show).”
Aaron Paul announced the contest on Twitter, and Carroll decided to participate–by donating to Paul’s wife’s charity fund The Kind Campaign–in order to enter the raffle for a chance to watch the finale in L.A. last September. He was contacted by Paul himself when he was chosen as the winner, and flew out to California with a friend to watch the last episode at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.
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