A high school chemistry teacher, turning to the life of crime and starting to cook illegal substances like methamphetamine, sounds familiar? Of course, it does, you would cry out pointing out that this the plot for the ever popular TV show, “Breaking Bad”. But the thing is, we are not talking about the fictional character of “Walter WHite/Heisenberg”, in fact, we are not talking about Breaking Bad at all. Instead, we are just talking about John W. Gose, a 56-year-old chemistry teacher from New Mexico who was caught for, guess what, cooking meth.
John was apprehended during a routine traffic stop when glassware, equipment and chemicals required to cook methamphetamine was found in his car. Later John’s apartment was searched to reveal chemicals and other ingredients to manufacture the illegal substance. John faced up to 20 and half years in prison but has been handed a 9-year jail sentence of which 5 years are suspended. This is an interesting case of the reel life replicating itself in real life. Whether John was influenced by Heisenberg is not known.