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 “Breaking Bad.”
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 reports, 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. John W.Gose flew too close to the Walter White sun this past year when cops pulled him over and found an ice cooler full of meth cooking odds-and-ends that would make Jessie and Badger feel like firing up the old camper and heading back out to the desert. Gose, no longer the danger, was taken to jail on four counts of probably-trying-to-make-the-blue-stuff.
Once authorities found the AMC-drama starter kit in Gose’s car, their first stop (after laundry mats, we assume) was to check out what was going on at his house. It was then, cops found about a pound of ice an estimated street value of $44,800. Gose now faces up to 20 years and six months behind bars.
This isn’t the first time a real-life Walter White has been busted. Back on 2012 cops busted a High School teacher in Texas selling meth in the school’s parking lot, and in 2013, a meth kingpin actually named Walter White was busted for possession of meth and firearms.
Gose, after spending eight and a half years teaching science at Irvin High School, Gose resigned and became a vocational teacher at Oñate High School one month later. His tenure with Oñate, however, was short-lived. Gose left after one semester and went on to teach eighth-grade science at Camino Real Middle School for nearly three years.
Gose will undergo a 60-day diagnostic evaluation with the New Mexico Department of Corrections before receiving his sentence.