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If you've been charged with a drug crime, you know that they can be serious. In many cases, drug offenses can lead to penalties like fines and even time in prison. One interesting story about drug charges cropped up in the news from Jan. 2.

Baton Rouge-based readers likely know about the show "Breaking Bad." It is about a man who becomes involved in the creation of crystal meth; it is highly popularized, and the show's creators ran a contest that allowed one person to win and watch the series finale with the cast. Surprisingly, the man who was the winner was actually accused of running an interstate synthetic marijuana distribution operation.

The accusation may seem convenient, but the Lee County Sheriff's Office in Florida claims that the man ran the operation from his home in Florida along with two other men. The authorities claimed that they seized over $1 million in synthetic marijuana when they raided the man's home.

The deputies claimed that the men had used a cement mixer to create the drugs, then they allegedly sent the drugs through the U.S. Postal Service. To add insult to injury, the police also seized a souvenir Hazmat suit signed by the "Breaking Bad" cast members from the man.

Cases like these seem almost unrealistic because of the irony. If you've been charged with a drug crime you didn't commit or feel you've been framed or unfairly charged, you may want to speak with an attorney. There are steps you can take to protect yourself and your family from unfair trials and media coverage.

Source: My Fox DFW, "'Breaking Bad' winner from Florida arrested on drug charges" No author given, Jan. 02, 2014

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