He is a real-life Heisenberg but unlike the fate of the iconic character in ‘Breaking Bad’, this ‘Water White’ got caught by the police.
John Gose, a 56-year-old high school chemistry teacher was nabbed in October 2016 during a traffic stop in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
When the police searched his car, they found material needed to make methamphetamine, popularly called meth, a very strong CNS recreational drug illegal in several countries.
The cops then searched his house and discovered ingredients enough to make at least 0.5 kg of meth worth $40,000 (INR 25.72 lakh).
Gose has now pleaded guilty to four counts related to manufacturing and trafficking methamphetamine.
The teacher claimed that he experimented but did not have the skills needed to make a batch and had no intention of selling his own meth.
The police says that Gose taught chemistry at Irvin High School in El Paso, Texas, for eight-and-a-half years before joining Oñate High School in Las Cruces, New Mexico, in 2009 for one semester. Between 2013 and 2016, he taught eighth graders at Camino Real Middle School.
The teacher will be sentenced soon but a judge has ordered a 60-day diagnostic evaluation for him before that happens. Gose faces 20 years and six months in prison.