Walter Eddy White (left), Bryan Cranston as Walter White
Tuscaloosa County Sheriffs Office; Frank Ockenfels/AMC
08/16/2012 AT 06:00 PM EDT
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.