In a real-life version of Breaking Bad, a former science teacher, John Gose, who lives in the United States state of New Mexico has now, according to prosecutors, pleaded guilty to manufacturing the illegal drug methamphetamine, much like the popular American TV show.
During a routine traffic stop, the 56 year old man was arrested after equipment to make meth was found in his vehicle.
Because of his actions, Gose faces up to 20 years in prison.
While searching his apartment, there was enough ingredients to make a street value of $40,000 worth of meth, equal to approximately 1lb.
Even police were intrigued by this case and its similarities to the popular television show, saying, “we are able to close the books on this case of life imitating art.”
Gose worked for eight years for an El Paso high school before he moved to teaching science for an eight-grade class in Lace Cruces Public School.
John Gose, 56, was arrested after lab equipment used to make meth was found in his vehicle during a traffic stop. His plea has drawn comparisons to the TV show Breaking Bad, which tells the fictional story of a science teacher who produces meth after falling ill. Gose faces up to 20 years in prison, the Las Cruces Sun-News reports.
A search of his apartment uncovered enough ingredients to produce about 1lb (0.5kg) of the stimulant, which has a street value of over $40,000 (£31,000). “Thanks to the hard work of the Las Cruces Police Department, the New Mexico State Police and the prosecutors in this office, we are able to close the books on this case of life imitating art,” District Attorney Mark D’Antonio said in a statement.
Gose had worked for over eight years at a high school in El Paso, Texas, and more recently had taught eighth-grade science for Las Cruces Public Schools. In Breaking Bad, the fictional character Walter White teaches high school chemistry in Albuquerque, New Mexico’s largest city.