Methamphetamine Case is Real-Life “Breaking Bad”

Real Walter White Sentenced for Methamphetamine and Firearms

methamphetamineThe hit TV show “Breaking Bad” ended recently, and exposed die-hard fans to a dramatized, glamorized world of making and dealing methamphetamine and guns.

Now, a real-world Walter White, who happens to be a drug dealer, has been caught dealing what is, according to the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) an “extraordinary” quantity of methamphetamine.

Unlike his television counterpart, this Walter White did not manufacture his own methamphetamine. White said that he had a business partner, Tomas Alvarado of Turlock, California, who made and shipped the methamphetamines. Alvarado has previous drug convictions and was sentenced in federal court on Monday, December 16th, to 30 years in federal prison.

Further unlike the “Breaking Bad” character, Mr. White made it to his 53rd birthday. He and his co-defendants were accused of supplying several districts around Montana’s Bakken oil fields with methamphetamines last year, and were finally sentenced on federal drug charges.

However, the real Mr. White does share some similarities to the “Breaking Bad” character besides his name and occupation. The methamphetamine drug investigation began after White was shot by his son, Brandon, during a heated argument about their methamphetamine distribution. White said in court that drug dealing was not “in his character,” but once he started, he found it impossible to stop.

Although the DEA only found four ounces of methamphetamine, along with two handguns and $15,000 in cash, in the White household, he was accused of being responsible for 32 pounds of methamphetamine during the course of the investigation.

White pleaded guilty to possession of firearms and methamphetamine in court, and was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison – nine of which were for distribution of methamphetamines, and three and a half of which were for the gun possession charges.

According to reports in the Billings Gazette, Judge Don Molloy said: “He ended up getting shot by his son. Thirty two-and-a-half pounds of methamphetamine coupled with guns and violence is about as serious as you can get.”

White was one of many defendants in the methamphetamine drug trial.

The Strom Law Firm Can Help with Meth Lab Drug Crimes Charges

Federal and State drug charges in South Carolina carry some of the stiffest penalties in the nation. When faced with a drug charge, including charges for operating a meth lab, you need a lawyer who knows how the system works and will fight to protect your rights.

The drug possession and drug trafficking lawyers at the Strom Law Firm, LLC,  include a former United States Attorney and Richland County Assistant Solicitor, a former Public Defender, and a former Assistant Attorney General and Richland County Assistant Solicitor. Mr. Strom has been given an AV-Rating, the highest ranking possible, from the respected legal guide Martindale-Hubble.

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Drug cases, including methamphetamine, marijuana, cocaine, or prescription drugs, need to be examined from every angle, and in many cases are subject to mandatory minimum sentences. Aggressive representation can protect your future. Drug crime charges and drug busts in South Carolina are very serious. If you have been charged with possession, trafficking, or manufacturing drugsthe attorneys at the Strom Law Firm can help. We offer free, confidential consultations to discuss the facts of your case, so contact us today by calling (803)252-4800.

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