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Life Imitates Art, as Real-Life Walter White — Not the ‘Breaking Bad’ Character — Is Wanted on Meth Charges

Aug 17, 2012  •  Post A Comment

In an example of life imitating art, a meth cook named Walter White is wanted by authorities, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Tuscaloosa, Ala., resident Walter Eddy White shares a name with "Breaking Bad’s” main character, Walter White. They also allegedly share a common interest: meth. The real White is 55, close in age to "Breaking Bad’s” White, who is 51 and played by Bryan Cranston.

The real-life White has been on parole since 2010 after being arrested in 2008 on charges related to meth manufacturing, the story notes.

“White was busted this January on the same charges, and after he didn’t show up for his court date in July, catapulted to the top the sheriff’s most wanted list,” the story reports.

The report notes that the Drug Enforcement Agency says the real-life White’s home state of Alabama is home to a much greater level of methamphetamine activity than is seen in New Mexico, where the AMC show is set.

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