Real Life Breaking Bad Walter White Arrested for Meth

Walter Eddy White Arrested for Meth, Shares Name with Breaking Bad Character
Walter Eddy White (left), Bryan Cranston as Walter White
Tuscaloosa County Sheriffs Office; Frank Ockenfels/AMC

updated 08/16/2012 at 06:00 PM EDT

originally published 08/16/2012 06:00PM

It's straight out of an episode of Breaking Bad – right down to the name.

A man accused of violating his probation in a methamphetamine manufacturing case in Tuscaloosa, Ala., is drawing attention for more than his crime.

Since 2010, Walter Eddy White has been on probation after being arrested in 2008 on charges of trafficking methamphetamine, unlawful manufacturing of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and possession of precursor materials, Al.com reports.

But White shares a name with a more popular methamphetamine cook – Breaking Bad's main character, Walter White.



Bryan Cranston, who plays White on the award-winning AMC series, is nominated for an Emmy Award for best drama actor for his role.

Created by Vince Gilligan, Breaking Bad stars Cranston and Aaron Paul as an odd couple who cook, sell and distribute massive quantities of methamphetamine in New Mexico while narrowly avoiding being discovered by authorities.

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