They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but chances are this isn't something "Breaking Bad" creator Vince Gilligan will be happy about. It seems blue crystal meth is a real thing and becoming more common in the Four Corners region.
Kevin Abar with Homeland Security Investigations says, "It's actually being moved and pushed by various distributors." While the meth on "Breaking Bad" was so popular due to its purity, that's not the case for the real-life version. Whereas it normally starts at about 80-90% pure, according to local news affiliate KOB, by the time it's cut with chemicals to appear blue, the quality has greatly diminished.
"It's a bad meth that's created a lot of individuals getting sick from utilizing it," Abar says. "We're concerned that individuals may find it sexy and want to try it and utilize the drug and it's very addictive."
It's not the first time the show has been tied to drug sales in the real world. Ryan Lee Carroll, who won a contest to watch the show's series finale with the cast, was busted after cops found over $1 million in synthetic marijuana in his house.
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