'Breaking Bad' Contest Winner Arrested on Drug Charges LA Times
A “super fan” of the AMC drama “Breaking Bad” is seeing his life turn into something like a storyline from the show, after he was arrested on New Year’s Day on drug charges, reports the Los Angeles Times’ Show Tracker.
Ryan Lee Carroll of San Carlos Park, Fla., who is 28, was charged with “possessing a synthetic narcotic with intent to sell, manufacture or deliver and a count of possession of a controlled substance,” the story reports.
“What makes Carroll's arrest notable, however, is that last fall he became briefly famous in his town for winning a contest sponsored by ‘Breaking Bad’ actor Aaron Paul for Paul's wife's anti-bullying nonprofit, the Kind Campaign. Carroll flew to L.A. and watched the final episode at the big Hollywood Forever cemetery screening as Paul's guest,” the story notes.
At the time, Carroll told a newspaper, "If you start watching ['Breaking Bad'], you can't stop. It's highly addicting, just like the meth they make" on the show.