A former educator broke down and admitted to breaking bad in court Tuesday, his actions almost identical the plot of a certain bingeworthy TV series.
Not unlike “Breaking Bad” central character Walter White, John Gose had a background teaching high school science before attempting to make and sell thousands of dollars of methamphetamine in New Mexico. According to Las Cruces Sun-News, a traffic stop in Las Cruces, N.M., led to the discovery that the 56-year-old was transporting a Styrofoam ice chest bearing rubber tubing and glassware along with the chemical ingredients needed for making a batch of Heisenberg’s finest. Authorities estimated Gose would’ve been able to manufacture at least a pound of meth from the chemicals they found in his vehicle and at his property, an amount worth approximately $44,800. He pleaded guilty to two counts of trafficking the drug by manufacturing, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance.
Before Gose turned to cooking, he was a science teacher for nearly nine years at Irvin High School in El Paso, Texas, in addition to teaching eighth-grade science from August 2013 to February 2016 at Camino Real Middle School in Las Cruces.
Altogether he could spend more than 20 years in prison following a 60-day evaluation conducted by the New Mexico Department of Corrections — still a happier ending than the fate Bryan Cranston’s character met after five seasons.