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Breaking Bad prize winner arrested on drugs charges

Mugshot of Ryan Lee Carroll
Image caption Ryan Lee Carroll said the show was 'highly addicting, just like the meth they make'

A Florida man who won a contest to watch the final episode of the drama Breaking Bad has been charged with drug possession.

Ryan Lee Carroll was arrested for possessing a synthetic narcotic and a controlled substance without a prescription.

Police refused to say whether the drug was methamphetamine - manufactured by the protagonist of the show.

Another man, James Lee Allen, was also arrested on the same charges.

Mr Carroll also faces a misdemeanour charge of keeping a shop or vehicle for dangerous drugs.

'Highly addicting'

In September last year, he was the envy of many when he won a contest to watch the series finale with the cast at a private party in Los Angeles.

The competition was sponsored by Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul who played methamphetamine (meth) producer and user Jesse Pinkman.

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

The critically acclaimed drama followed the life of Walter White (Bryan Cranston), a high school chemistry teacher who is diagnosed with terminal cancer.

Image caption Bryan Cranston's portrayal of Walter White earned him three Emmy awards

In order to secure his family's future before he dies, he turns to a life of crime, making and selling meth, with Pinkman his partner in crime.

The series ran for five seasons from 2008 - 2013 and garnered a host of awards including outstanding series at the Emmys.

Bryan Cranston enjoyed three consecutive wins as Best Actor for his portrayal of Walter White.

Image caption Breaking Bad picked up picked up best drama series award at the Emmys

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