Breaking Bad Fan Contest Winner Arrested In Massive Drug Bust

In what can only be described as an extremely ironic bit of news, a man who was the grand prize winner in a Breaking Bad ultimate fan contest was arrested on Wednesday in a massive drug bust. Ryan Lee Carroll was taken into custody after police found him in possession of 79,000 packets of synthetic pot worth an alleged $1.25 million.

Breaking Bad drug arrest - Ryan Lee Carroll mug shot: Source: Lee County Sheriff's Office
Breaking Bad drug arrest – Ryan Lee Carroll mug shot: Source: Lee County Sheriff’s Office

Ryan Carroll, 28, was the big winner in an official ultimate fan prize contest for the Breaking Bad series finale. As part of his winnings, Ryan got to fly out to Los Angeles and hang out with the cast at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Turns out the dude wasn’t just a fan of the drug-themed series, he is just a big fan of drugs in general.

We probably should have guessed that, considering said after winning the contest that Breaking Bad was “highly addicting, just like the meth they make.” Kind of sounded like maybe he was talking from personal experience. After his arrest, Ryan was charged with one misdemeanor and two felony charges for possessing a synthetic narcotic, and keeping a vehicle for the purpose of selling drugs, according to

The Breaking Bad contest winner will now get to experience his own dramatic saga as he enjoys a trip through the court system, and eventually, some likely hefty jail time.

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