Talk about life imitating art. Kinda, sorta.
It seems that Xavier McAfee, the 29-year-old who was taken into custody last Friday for allegedly breaking into Bryan Cranston‘s car and stealing a Breaking Bad script, served time on probation for possession of…wait for it…methamphetamine.
You know, the same stuff Cranston’s character, Walter White, just happens to produce and sell on the hit AMC show.
Courtesy of New Mexico Department of Corrections
According to a criminal complaint filed at the Metropolitan Court in Bernalillo County, New Mexico, McAfee was arrested on July 18, 2006, on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine.
Court records show that Albuquerque police were conducting surveillance for a felony warrant on McAfee when he pulled into a gas station.
“Officer D. Tafoya observed a plastic sunglass case on the driver’s seat under Xavier,” the complaint states. “Inside the plastic case was a small baggie with a clear, grainy substance consistent with the appearance of methamphetamine.”
The criminal complaint also notes that “Xavier was asked who this container belonged to, to which he stated it was his. The substance was field tested at the Northeast Substation which did test positive for methamphetamine.”
McAfee was booked into jail for the outstanding warrant and the possession of a controlled substance, a felony.
After pleading guilty to the possession charge on Dec. 6, 2006, McAfee was ordered to serve a three-year stint on supervised probation. He entered probation on Feb. 2007 and was released on Dec. 2009 with an “unsatisfactory discharge” because of several unidentified issues involving probation violations. He also completed a drug substance abuse program as well.
Meanwhile, the script McAfee is accused of taking out of Cranston’s vehicle last December has yet to be recovered.