‘Breaking Bad’ was an iconic TV series and despite its somewhat sympathetic depiction of methamphetamine producers, it has a serious flaw: meth can never be good. In these images you will discover a small piece of what forms the disturbing and deplorable picture of meth addicts and usage. The situation in Laurel County, Kentucky, shows that reality is far worse than a show with a Guinness world record can claim to have highlighted.
1. A bust: An undercover agent searching an abandoned trailer for meth-related items
2. Teresa Hall (R) after she is found at a trailer with meth-related items
3. Woods full of meth-making substances
4. Destroyed: A meth-lab fire destroyed this house
5. Shopping for poison: This Walmart in London, Kentucky is the one-stop destination for all meth shopping
6. Looking for the suspicious: Undercover agent on the lookout for potential suspects
7. An arrest made
8. A meth-impacted family united
9. Collecting stuff dropped by a meth cook
10. Meth-lab sealed for decontamination
11. More meth-producing stuff
12. A neighbour talks to police after they arrest meth-cooks
13. The crystal death
Credit: All images taken by Stacy Krantiz for Mother Jones. You may read the complete article here.