Chemistry teacher arrested in real life Breaking Bad episode

Posted at 6:16 PM, May 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-08 05:49:16-04

A real life "Breaking Bad" episode unfolded in New Mexico.

High school chemistry teacher John Gose pleaded guilty earlier this week to producing meth.

The 56-year-old taught chemistry, science and vocational training at high schools and middle schools in Las Cruces, New Mexico, and El Paso, Texas.

The case bears a striking resemblance to the storyline of breaking bad's main character: Walter White.
Both are in New Mexico, with a middle aged chemistry teacher making meth.

Gose was arrested last October during a traffic stop in Las Cruces. Police found a white Styrofoam ice chest with all of the tools needed to make meth: glassware, rubber tubing and chemicals.

A later search of property Gose owns turned up enough chemicals to make about a pound of meth, worth more than 40-thousand dollars on the street.

The judge in the case ordered Gose to undergo a 60-day diagnostic evaluation before he's sentenced.