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Florida ‘Breaking Bad’ contest winner nabbed for synthetic marijuana

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The fan of a show about meth production had more knowledge on the subject than most people.

Ryan Carroll of San Carlos Park, Florida got to travel with a friend to Los Angeles to see the series finale of “Breaking Bad” back in September 2013.

Now he is facing serious drug charges for allegedly having and possibly selling synthetic marijuana.

Florida’s WBBH reported on Thursday that Carroll and two others were arrested on New Year’s Eve after deputies found about $1 million worth of synthetic marijuana in multiple houses.

The 28-year-old Carroll, Benjamin Smith and James Allen were arrested and charged with possession of synthetic narcotics as well as keeping a shop or vehicle for dangerous drugs.

The narcotics offense is a felony and could land the men in prison for up to five years if convicted.

Caroll and other are suspected of sending the drugs to different states and possibly as far as Mexico

Authorities allegedly carried multiple parcels of drugs out of the residences that looked like they were packed to ship elsewhere.

Dozens of cops allegedly came into the homes according to neighbors in the area, CNN reported.

“Breaking Bad” centers around a science teacher-turned meth producer and dealer who employs a former student to cook the drug with him.

Synthetic marijuana, also known as spice, includes dangerous chemical compounds that are different from natural cannabis that create a high for users.

Spice has been sold in places across the country, but the DEA found that the chemicals used are illegal and make the product prohibited.

The men are currently in custody in Florida as of Thursday according to reports.



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