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John Gose

John Gose

John Gose was a science teacher at schools in the Las Cruces Public Schools, school district in Las Cruces, New Mexico. He plead guilty to manufacturing and possessing methamphetamine and is often compared to the fictional television character Walter White (Breaking Bad) who was also a middle aged New Mexico science teacher who sold meth. [1]

Personal Life

John Gose lived in San Miguel, New Mexico a town in the same county as Las Cruces. John grew up in Las Cruces and attended Las Cruces High School. He attended college at New Mexico State University. [1]

Career

According to prosecutors, John Gose taught science for eight-and-a-half years at Irvin High School in El Paso, Texas. He resigned from the El Paso Independent School District in December 2008, and the following month, he took a job as a vocational teacher at Onate High School in Las Cruces, prosecutors said. He resigned from the Las Cruces Public Schools after one semester, but returned to the district to teach eighth-grade science at Camino Real where he taught from August 2013 to February 2016. [1]

Meth Manufacturing

John Gose's mugshot

John Gose's mugshot

Photo of Walter White (Breaking Bad) the fictional television character who was also a middle aged New Mexico science teacher who sold meth

Photo of Walter White (Breaking Bad) the fictional television character who was also a middle aged New Mexico science teacher who sold meth

John Gose plead guilty to two counts of trafficking methamphetamine by manufacturing and one count each of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. He entered the pleas before state District Judge Fernando R. Macias in 3rd Judicial District Court in Las Cruces.

Gose was arrested Oct. 2, 2016, during a traffic stop in Las Cruces.

During the stop, police officers discovered a white, Styrofoam ice chest that contained glassware, rubber tubing and chemicals, which a lab later confirmed can be used to manufacture methamphetamine. [1]

Investigators subsequently searched Gose’s property on N.M.

28 and found additional chemicals and supplies that suggested he was manufacturing methamphetamine.

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Authorities determined that Gose was in possession of the ingredients necessary to yield at least one pound of methamphetamine, which has an estimated street value of $44,800.

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Comparison to Walter White (Breaking Bad)

John Gose's case somewhat mirrors the plot of the popular TV series "Breaking Bad." In the AMC show, Albuquerque, New Mexico high school chemistry teacher Walter White, played by Bryan Cranston, is diagnosed with cancer and begins manufacturing and selling methamphetamine as a way to make money for his family. Walter White has become an icon of pop culture and the show has brought attention and tourism dollars to New Mexico.

References

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Citation Linklcsun-news.comLas Cruces Sun-Newsarticle about John's arrest
May 3, 2017, 5:43 AM
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Citation Linkfacebook.comJohn Gose on Facebook
May 3, 2017, 5:43 AM
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Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comJohn Gose's mugshot
May 3, 2017, 6:09 AM
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Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comPhoto of Walter White (Breaking Bad) the fictional television character who was also a middle aged New Mexico science teacher who sold meth
May 3, 2017, 6:13 AM