For those wishing that the series "Breaking Bad" could continue, your wish has been granted, as the absolutely genuine Walter Jack White, 53, of Montana has just been arrested for “possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.”
The Montana judge sentenced White to nine years in federal prison, adding another three-and-a-half years to the sentence for a firearms conviction, so he will be behind bars for a total of 12-and-a-half years. He is also subject to five years of probation, preventing him from owning a gun “or any other dangerous weapon” when he’s released from prison.
The amount of methamphetamine found to be handled by White was just over 32 pounds, it wasn't blue in hue and naturally, Saul was nowhere to be found in the courtroom.
According to Senior US District Judge Don Molloy the amount of the drug handled by White was “extraordinary.”
“Thirty two-and-a-half pounds of methamphetamine coupled with guns and violence is about as serious as you can get,” Molloy said.
In total, according to a federal affidavit, a search of White's home yielded “multiple items of evidence,” including four ounces of meth, with a street value of approximately $10,000, two handguns and more than $15,000 in cash.
Reportedly police found one gun hidden under a mattress and the other in a safe in the property.
According to White, he kept one gun under his pillow “for protection from individuals involved in drug trafficking who may intend to rob or shoot him.”
White also pleaded guilty to possession of the meth and firearms.
White reportedly apologized to the court and said that dealing meth wasn't "in his character" but that he was addicted and had to deal to support his habit. He said that when he tried to get out of dealing, suppliers threatened him.
White also named Tomas Alvarado, or Turlock, Calif. as his supplier. Alvarado was sentenced to 30 years in prison for his role.
White was arrested back in March after federal and state law enforcement officers searched his Lockwood home. The search followed an incident where White was shot in January outside his home by his son, Brandon Jay Joseph White, over a disputed drug debt.
Makes one wonder if White watched the "Breaking Bad" series? Did it give him the idea in the first place, or did he merely find it ironic.