The whole comparison isn’t just because he was been convicted of dealing crystal meth, but also because his name is genuinely Walter White.
The non-TV Walter White was believed to be one of the best meth-cooks in Alabama and was told by US District Judge Donald Molloy back in 2013 that he must spend nine years in prison for possession of meth with the intention of distribution, and a further three-and-a-half years on weapons charges, according to local paper The Billings Gazette.
At least he's done most of that now, eh?
The judge referred to the sheer quantity of meth that White was convicted upon ‘extraordinary’, as he was believed to have been responsible for about 32.5 pounds of the stuff.
Molloy said: "He ended up getting shot by his son.
"Thirty two-and-a-half pounds of methamphetamine coupled with guns and violence is as about as serious as you can get."
In his defence, Molloy said that he got addicted to meth, but when he attempted to get himself out of the business of selling it, he was threatened by his suppliers.
He admitted to getting meth from Tomas Alvarado from California, who is currently still serving a 30-year sentence for his role in the whole thing.
Furthermore, White’s son – who was mentioned by the judge before – was also charged with assault with a weapon.
He was jailed on a $150,000 bond.
White told the officers investigating the case that he shot his dad in the back over a debt of $10,000 that was unpaid.
That’s how the whole thing got underway, actually.
White – the elder – was initially arrested in March when law enforcement officers attended the property after reports of the shooting.
Then, upon searching that residence they found four ounces of meth, which is already a lot.
The drugs they found were worth $10,000, but they also discovered two handguns and more than $15,000 in cash.
Their investigation into that shooting led to a number of arrests after storage number break-ins.
The defendants said that they were just trying to raise some cash to pay back debts owed by White.
Walter White was eventually sentenced to a lengthy prison sentence, which is still better than what ended up happening to his famous namesake at the end of that show.
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