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POSTED January 2, 2014 9:52 p.m.

 

'BREAKING BAD' WINNER ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES: FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida man who won a raffle to watch the series finale of AMC's "Breaking Bad" with the cast has been charged with running a drug distribution operation.

The Lee County Sheriff's Office reports that Ryan Lee Carroll sold synthetic marijuana and shipped it across the U.S. from his Fort Myers home with two other men. He was arrested on New Year's Eve.

Authorities seized more than $1 million in synthetic marijuana during the bust.

According to deputies, the suspects used a cement mixer to create the drugs. The drugs were shipped through the U.S. Postal Service.

Investigators also seized a souvenir Hazmat suit signed by "Breaking Bad" cast members. The TV show follows a former high school teacher who produces and sells meth with a previous student.

 

OBAMA GIFT MISTAKENLY FINDS ITS WAY TO N. ILL. HOME: WADSWORTH, Ill. (AP) — A book of personal White House family photos was mistakenly sent to a suburban Chicago woman, who says she's making sure the Christmas gift finds its way to the rightful recipient.

Alane Church tells NBC's "Today" show she was surprised to find the "beautiful, personal" book shoved in the bottom of a damaged box of packages her family opened at their Wadsworth home on New Year's Day.

WLS-TV reports the book included a hand-written gift tag from "Barack, Michelle + the girls."

Church won't show anyone what's in the book. But she says the pictures of first daughters Sasha and Malia Obama offer a glimpse of "very special, private moments of their year of 2013 together."

The White House confirmed the errant delivery but offered no details.

 

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