Ryan Lee Carroll, the contest winner for “Breaking Bad” was recently arrested on multiple drug charges.
Carroll, 28, was placed into police custody after a bust on a San Carlos Park neighborhood home in the Fort Myers, Florida area. Carroll won the “Breaking Bad” contest in September, allowing him to meet the cast of the popular AMC show before its series finale.
He was arrested on several felony charges including alleged possession of synthetic narcotics and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. He was also charged with a misdemeanor: allegedly keeping a vehicle or shop for dangerous drugs.
“Breaking Bad” is about a science teacher who started dealing in meth. His lawyer, Saul Goodman, uses various techniques that may be a bit questionable to assist his clients in getting out of legal trouble.
Upon learning he was the winner, Carroll told a local TV station that Breaking Bad was a good show, and highly addicting because people would actually relate to the key character.
Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad’s Jesse Pinkman) had put the contest together to benefit “The Kind Campaign”, which is a non-profit agency for anti-bullying causes. Any person who gave to the charity was entered into a raffle for the grand prize – a trip to watch the show’s finale and to attend a party with Bryan Cranston, Paul and the other cast members of “Breaking Bad”.
Neighbors, after the home was served with the warrant, told news stations the scene was similar to a Hollywood production with dozens of police officers and cars swarming the neighborhood.
Two men were also arrested and charged with similar crimes as Carroll during the bust.
Carroll, as of Jan. 2, was still in the Lee County jailhouse. He’s being held on more than $12,000 bond.