Two horrible dudes out of Dutchess County, New York have been arrested on charges that they sold and distributed a deadly, Fentanyl-laced heroin branded as “Breaking Bad.” The guys–Dennis Sica and John Rohlman—presumably think of themselves as Walt and Jesse and now face a mandatory minimum of 20 years in prison because the heroin they distributed left three dead in a single month. Their terrible stuff sold at $60 to $100 per bundle and had the Breaking Bad logo on it to “establish it” from the others forms of heroin out there.
“Three young people from our community are dead, the tragic victims of heroin peddled by the defendants under the label ‘Breaking Bad,’” U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said in a statement. “Although the heroin and prescription painkiller epidemic may be breaking bad, we must aggressively make good on our collective obligation to stamp out this affliction. No more half-measures.”
The saddest thing about all of this is that these guys took such an amazing show and have now put a stain on it. Why do people have to take art and then try and recreate it with devastating results? Good riddance to these (alleged) bad guys as they hopefully go away for a long time.