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$1 Million Worth of Meth and a Walter White Toy Found at Florida Home


Marisa Kabas

By Marisa Kabas
December 18, 2013 at 3:46 pm

Thirty-two pounds of meth isn’t cool. You know what’s cool? Eighty pounds.

On Tuesday we shared a great story of life imitating art: a real-life meth dealer named Walter White was sentenced to 12 years in prison (the shootout with his son in his driveway during an argument about a drug debt was a nice new touch). White was then found to be in possession of 32 pounds of meth, which the judge called “extraordinary.”

Wait until Walt hears this one. Police searched a house in Florida — let’s be real, where else would it be? — and found $1 million worth of meth inside. Federal agents and deputies had received a tip that there was some funny business going on in this upscale home in Florida’s Orange County.

First they pulled over Jose Calvillo, who was seen leaving the home, and found a paltry $120,000 worth of meth in his truck. But later, according to WSB-TV, when they entered the house with a warrant, that’s when they really struck gold: 80 pounds of meth were found stashed under the stairs like a young Harry Potter dreaming of a better life.

The Feds also arrested 44-year-old Jose Martinez-Romero, who is being held without bail along with Calvillo.

If the story ended there, it would be sufficient. As the Jews say on Passover, “dayenu.” But this sundae of a story got a nice little cherry on top: the car parked in the driveway of the home had a tiny stuffed Walter White toy dangling from the bottom of the vehicle.

These guys might be dealing a highly dangerous and illegal drug, but at least they have good taste in television.

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