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'Breaking Bad' contest winner arrested on drug charges

Lee County Sheriff's Office

Ryan Lee Caroll

A Florida man who won a contest earlier this year to watch the "Breaking Bad" finale with the cast was arrested on drug charges early Wednesday.

Ryan Lee Carroll, 28, was booked into the Lee County Jail around 1:30 a.m. on charges of possession of a synthetic narcotic, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and keeping a shop or vehicle for dangerous drugs, jail records showed.

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He was being held on $12,500 bond and it was unknown whether he has an attorney.


Authorities arrested Carroll after an investigation at his San Carlos Park home, WPTV reported. Another man, 35-year-old James Lee Allen, was also arrested on the same charges.

Carroll was the big winner back in September of a contest sponsored by "Breaking Bad" star Aaron Paul to win a trip to Los Angeles to watch the series finale with the cast at a private party.

At the time of the contest, Carroll, a graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University, said the show was "highly addicting, just like the meth they make."

It's unknown what kind of drugs Carroll and Allen are accused of possessing.

-- NBCMiami.com

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