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Real-life Walter White sentenced to 12 years

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Meth dealer Walter White has been sentenced to 12 years in federal prison. No, that's not an alternate ending for Breaking Bad, that's real news. On Dec. 18, an actual man, really named Walter White -- Walter Jack White, in full -- was sentenced to prison by U.S. District Judge Don Molloy for intent to distribute 32 pounds of methamphetamine.

White was arrested in March after a police raid that netted crystal meth, $15,000 in cash, and two guns. The search was triggered by a January incident in which White's son, Brandon Jay Joseph White, shot him in front of the home over an alleged drug debt.

The 53-year-old Montana man was sentenced to 9 years for the drugs and an additional 3 for the firearms. White apologized to the court, explaining that he was driven by his addiction and that selling drugs was not in his nature. White's supplier, Tomas Alvarado, of Turlock, Calif, was sentenced to 30 years for his role in the drug distribution ring.

Unlike the Breaking Bad character, real-life Walt did not make his own meth -- and it was not blue in color. This may not be an instance of life imitating art, but it is at least an instance in which the two are eerily similar.



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