Back in September, 28-year old Ft. Myers, Florida, resident Ryan Carroll was one of the luckiest men in America, as he won an online contest to watch the series finale of Breaking Bad with the cast. Carroll actually sat and watched the final moments of Walter White and Jesse Pinkman unfold with the badass actors who actually play those characters, while you and I were watching in our homes with stupid people who don’t do anything special.
But you know how some people try to argue that a TV show like Breaking Bad glorifies crime and makes people idolize and emulate the villains in their real lives? Well, they just got some ammo, because Carroll has been arrested and is accused of being the leader of a massive drug ring.
Deputies found over $1 million in street value of synthetic marijuana at 28-year-old Ryan Lee Carroll’s home and two other homes on New Year’s Eve.
Carroll, who is being seen as the ring leader of the operation, was interviewed in September after he won a nationwide contest to meet the cast of the hit television show ‘Breaking Bad.’
Investigators say the drugs were mixed, packaged, and shipped out of three homes in Florida.
They say one house was used for packaging and distribution, while the other locations were used for storing the synthetic marijuana in dozens of plastic containers.
The synthetic marijuana was shipped nationally as far as Mexico, according to investigators.
“This is every bit a profit driven major league income producing operation,” Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott. “That’s what this is about.” (Via NBC 2)
Between this guy and the Lake Nona guy who was busted with a million dollars worth of meth and a Walter White doll in his truck, I’m starting to think that TV shows should run even more specific disclaimers before they air in certain Florida markets. Maybe something like “HEY YOU, YEAH YOU ON THE FUTON, DON’T SELL DRUGS!” It’s worth a shot.