Ft. Myers man who won 'Breaking Bad' contest facing felony drug charges
FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Fort Myers man who recently won a Breaking Bad contest is now facing drug charges of his own.
28-year-old Ryan Carroll is charged with possessing synthetic narcotics and controlled substances.
Carroll is a Florida Gulf Coast University grad who won an online contest last September that flew him and a friend to L.A. to watch the Breaking Bad finale with the cast.
The Emmy-winning show follows chemistry teacher Walter White, who starts cooking meth to support his family after he is diagnosed with lung cancer.
Tuesday, deputies surrounded Carroll's home on Meadow Lake Circle in San Carlos Park.
"We just saw lots of cop cars and lots of undercover cops throughout the neighborhood," neighbor Jim Mielke said.
The Lee County Sheriff's Office isn't saying much about the investigation, but neighbors say the street was packed with law enforcement the entire day.
Carroll is being held in the Lee County Jail on a $12,500 bond.