Real-life 'Breaking Bad' case ends with ailing retiree in handcuffs

ROME — A retiree discovers he is terminally ill and decides to sell drugs to pay for his funeral and so he can leave some money behind for his loved ones.

It's not the plot for a sequel to "Breaking Bad," but the explanation a 61-year-old man from northern Italy told a judge Tuesday after he was found with about a half-ounce of cocaine in his car, wrapped and ready to be sold.

Police said the drugs were found in tubes meant to carry vitamin C tablets.

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A look at 'Breaking Bad' locations through Albuquerque
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - FEBRUARY 26: A view of the abandoned Santa Fe Railroad Repair Facility at 2nd and Santa Fe SW on February 26, 2008 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This site and the surrounding neighborhood has played numerous roles in AMC's 'Breaking Bad'. Interiors of some of the shops with their stained glass-look windows can be seen in several of the Season 5 promotional posters. (Photo by Steve Snowden/Getty Images)
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - FEBRUARY 26: A view of the abandoned Santa Fe Railroad Repair Facility at 2nd and Santa Fe SW on February 26, 2008 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This site and the surrounding neighborhood has played numerous roles in AMC's 'Breaking Bad'. Interiors of some of the shops with their stained glass-look windows can be seen in several of the Season 5 promotional posters. (Photo by Steve Snowden/Getty Images)
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - MAY 23: A view of the location where, Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) bartered meth for gasoline at the Big Chief Truck Stop on May 23, 2008 along US Hwy 550 near Zia Pueblo, New Mexico in 'Breaking Bad', Season 3 episode 'Green Light'. This political statement is on the back SE corner of the building.(Photo by Steve Snowden/Getty Images)
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - SEPTEMBER 03: A view of 'Breaking Bad' inspired Blue Sky donuts in Rebel Donuts on August 31, 2013 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Several years ago a production assistant for AMC's 'Breaking Bad' stopped by Rebel Donuts and asked them to make up several boxes of donuts topped with icing and blue rock candy to resemble Heisenberg's blue meth. The donuts were taken to the shooting location and were an instant hit. They are now a regular item in their shop. (Photo by Steve Snowden/Getty Images)
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - SEPTEMBER 1: A view of a street corner on September 1, 2013 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This location was used by drug dealers in several 'Breaking Bad' episodes. (Photo by Steve Snowden/Getty Images)
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - SEPTEMBER 03: A view of 'Breaking Bad' inspired Blue Sky donuts in Rebel Donuts on August 31, 2013 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Several years ago a production assistant for AMC's 'Breaking Bad' stopped by Rebel Donuts and asked them to make up several boxes of donuts topped with icing and blue rock candy to resemble Heisenberg's blue meth. The donuts were taken to the shooting location and were an instant hit. They are now a regular item in their shop. (Photo by Steve Snowden/Getty Images)
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - SEPTEMBER 03: A view of 'Breaking Bad' inspired Blue Sky donuts in Rebel Donuts on August 31, 2013 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Several years ago a production assistant for AMC's 'Breaking Bad' stopped by Rebel Donuts and asked them to make up several boxes of donuts topped with icing and blue rock candy to resemble Heisenberg's blue meth. The donuts were taken to the shooting location and were an instant hit. They are now a regular item in their shop. (Photo by Steve Snowden/Getty Images)
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - FEBRUARY 26: A view of the abandoned Santa Fe Railroad Repair Facility at 2nd and Santa Fe SW on February 26, 2008 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This site and the surrounding neighborhood has played numerous roles in AMC's 'Breaking Bad'. Interiors of some of the shops with their stained glass-look windows can be seen in several of the Season 5 promotional posters. (Photo by Steve Snowden/Getty Images)
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - SEPTEMBER 02: An exterior view of Rio Rancho High School on September 02, 2013 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Rio Rancho High appeared in the 'Breaking Bad' pilot and periodically through Season 3. (Photo by Steve Snowden/Getty Images)
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - SEPTEMBER 2: An exterior view of the Loma Colorado Library in Rio Rancho, New Mexico on September 2, 2013. The library was used as Mesa Credit Union in the 'Breaking Bad' pilot and later in a flashback in Season 3 episode, 'Mas'. (Photo by Steve Snowden/Getty Images)
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - SEPTEMBER 2: An exterior view of the Loma Colorado Library in Rio Rancho, New Mexico on September 2, 2013. The library was used as Mesa Credit Union in the Breaking Bad pilot and later in a flashback in Season 3, 'Mas'. (Photo by Steve Snowden/Getty Images)
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - SEPTEMBER 02: A view of the Crossroads Motel on September 02, 2013 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Hank Schrader took Walter White Jr. to the Crossroads Motel (aka The Crystal Palace) for a scared straight experience in Season 1 episode, 'Bags in the River'. Jesse Pinkman was arrested at the Crossroads in Season 2 episode, 'Bit By a Dead Bee' and Wendy appeared here in 'Breaking Bad', Season 3, 'Half Measures'. (Photo by Steve Snowden/Getty Images)
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - SEPTEMBER 02: A view of The Dog House and its signs on September 02, 2013 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Dog House was seen during Seasons 1, 2, and 5 of AMCs 'Breaking Bad'. It seemed to be a favorite location of Jesse Pinkman for his various enterprises during the series. (Photo by Steve Snowden/Getty Images)
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - SEPTEMBER 02: Debbie Ball, owner of The Candy Lady poses at her store in old Town on September 02, 2013 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Ball is merchandising a number of 'Breaking Bad' related products to the many fans of the show visiting Albuquerque, New Mexico. She reports her fastest selling items are $1baggies of Heisenberg 'Meth' rock candy. (Photo by Steve Snowden/Getty Images)
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - SEPTEMBER 02: A view of The Candy Lady in Old Town on September 02, 2013 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Candy Lady is merchandising a number of 'Breaking Bad' related products to the many fans of the show visiting Albuquerque, New Mexico. The fastest selling items are $1baggies of Heisenberg 'Meth' rock candy. (Photo by Steve Snowden/Getty Images)
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - SEPTEMBER 02: A view of the Crossroads Motel on September 02, 2013 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Hank Schrader took Walter White Jr. to the Crossroads Motel (aka The Crystal Palace) for a scared straight experience in Season 1 episode, 'Bags in the River'. Jesse Pinkman was arrested at the Crossroads in Season 2 episode, 'Bit By a Dead Bee' and Wendy appeared here in 'Breaking Bad', Season 3, 'Half Measures'. (Photo by Steve Snowden/Getty Images)
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - SEPTEMBER 02: A view of The Dog House and its signs on September 02, 2013 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Dog House was seen during Seasons 1, 2, and 5 of AMCs 'Breaking Bad'. It seemed to be a favorite location of Jesse Pinkman for his various enterprises during the series. (Photo by Steve Snowden/Getty Images)
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - SEPTEMBER 02: A view of The Grove Cafe and Market on September 02, 2013 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Grove Cafe and Market was a favored public meeting location for Walter White and Lydia Rodarte-Quayle in Season 5 of 'Breaking Bad'. It was also reported to be an off-camera dining favorite of 'Breaking Bad's' Aaron Paul. (Photo by Steve Snowden/Getty Images)
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - SEPTEMBER 02: A view of The Candy Lady in Old Town on September 02, 2013 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Candy Lady is merchandising a number of 'Breaking Bad' related products to the many fans of the show visiting Albuquerque, New Mexico. The fastest selling items are $1baggies of Heisenberg 'Meth' rock candy. (Photo by Steve Snowden/Getty Images)
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - SEPTEMBER 02: A view of the Crossroads Motel on September 02, 2013 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Hank Schrader took Walter White Jr. to the Crossroads Motel (aka The Crystal Palace) for a scared straight experience in Season 1 episode, 'Bags in the River'. Jesse Pinkman was arrested at the Crossroads in Season 2 episode, 'Bit By a Dead Bee' and Wendy appeared here in 'Breaking Bad', Season 3, 'Half Measures'. (Photo by Steve Snowden/Getty Images)
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - SEPTEMBER 02: A view of The Dog House and its signs on September 02, 2013 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Dog House was seen during Seasons 1, 2, and 5 of AMCs 'Breaking Bad'. It seemed to be a favorite location of Jesse Pinkman for his various enterprises during the series. (Photo by Steve Snowden/Getty Images)
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - SEPTEMBER 2: A view of Liu's Chinese Fast Food Restaurant on September 02, 2013 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Liu's was seen in 'Breaking Bad', Season 1 episode, 'Cancer Man' when Christian 'Combo' Ortega stood outside the restaurant to call Jesse Pinkman. (Photo by Steve Snowden / Getty Images)
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - SEPTEMBER 02: A view of The Candy Lady's Heisenberg 'Meth' rock candy on September 02, 2013 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Candy Lady is merchandising a number of 'Breaking Bad' related products to the many fans of the show visiting Albuquerque, New Mexico. The fastest selling items are $1baggies of Heisenberg 'Meth' rock candy. (Photo by Steve Snowden/Getty Images)
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - SEPTEMBER 1: The exterior of Java Joe's on September 01, 2013 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Java Joe's was used as Tuco's headquarters in 'Breaking Bad', Season 1 episode, 'Crazy Handful of Nothin'. (Photo by Steve Snowden/Getty Images)
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - SEPTEMBER 01: A view of the Zia Motor Lodge sign on September 01, 2013 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This vintage is seen in Breaking Bad, Season 4, 'Box Cutter'. (Photo by Steve Snowden / Getty Images)
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - SEPTEMBER 02: A view of The Grove Cafe and Market on September 02, 2013 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Grove Cafe and Market was a favored public meeting location for Walter White and Lydia Rodarte-Quayle in Season 5 of 'Breaking Bad'. It was also reported to be an off-camera dining favorite of 'Breaking Bad's' Aaron Paul. (Photo by Steve Snowden/Getty Images)
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - SEPTEMBER 01: A view of Vamanos Pest Control / Experts with Dangerous Chemicals on September 01, 2013 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This became a part of 'Breaking Bad' when it first appeared in Season 5 episode, 'Hazard Pay'. (Photo by Steve Snowden/Getty Images)
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - SEPTEMBER 01: A view of Vamanos Pest Control / Experts with Dangerous Chemicals on September 01, 2013 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This became a part of 'Breaking Bad' when it first appeared in Season 5 episode, 'Hazard Pay'. (Photo by Steve Snowden/Getty Images)
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - SEPTEMBER 01: A exterior view of the Santa Fe Railroad Centralized Work Equipment Shop on September 01, 2013 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This abandoned facility and the surrounding neighborhood appeared in many scenes of AMCs Breaking Bad. Interiors of some of the shops with their stained glass-look windows can be seen in the Season 5 promotional posters. (Photo by Steve Snowden/Getty Images)
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - SEPTEMBER 01: A view of Paul's Monterey Inn on September 01, 2013 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Walter White and Jesse Pinkman met for a beer at Pauls Monterey Inn in 'Breaking Bad', Season 3 episode, 'Half Measures'. (Photo by Steve Snowden/Getty Images)
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - SEPTEMBER 01: A view of Vamanos Pest Control / Experts with Dangerous Chemicals on September 01, 2013 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This became a part of 'Breaking Bad' when it first appeared in Season 5 episode, 'Hazard Pay'. (Photo by Steve Snowden/Getty Images)
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - SEPTEMBER 01: A view of The Octopus Car Wash (A1A Car Wash) on September 01, 2013 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This car wash has been a part of 'Breaking Bad' since Season 1 when Walter White took a part-time job there and later in the series it was used as a cover to launder his drug money. (Photo by Steve Snowden/Getty Images)
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - SEPTEMBER 01: A view of the Washington Middle School Park on September 02, 2013 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Brandon 'Badger' Mayhew sold meth around these pillars before eventually being arrested in 'Breaking Bad', Season 2 episode,'Better Call Saul'. (Photo by Steve Snowden/Getty Images)
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - SEPTEMBER 01: A view of The John B. Robert Dam / Flood Control Facility on September 01, 2013 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This location served as a waiting/pickup point for Jesse Pinkman in 'Breaking Bad', Season 5 episode, 'Confessions'. (Photo by Steve Snowden/Getty Images)
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - SEPTEMBER 01: A view of signage at The Octopus Car Wash (A1A Car Wash) on September 01, 2013 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This car wash has been a part of 'Breaking Bad' since Season 1 when Walter White took a part-time job there and later in the series it was used as a cover to launder his drug money. (Photo by Steve Snowden/Getty Images)
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - SEPTEMBER 01: A view of the Hinkle Family Fun Center on September 01, 2013 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In 'Breaking Bad', Season 3 episode, 'Full Measure', Saul Goodman took Walter White to Hinkle Lazer Tag to see Jesse Pinkman. Then in Season 5 episode, 'Hazard Pay', Hinkle Lazer Tag was revisited and considered as a possible lab site. (Photo by Steve Snowden/Getty Images)
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - SEPTEMBER 1: A view of Gardunos Restaurant on September 01, 2013 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Gardunos Restaurant in Winrock was the location for the restaurant scene in 'Breaking Bad', Season 5 episode, 'Confessions'. Walter White, Skyler White, Hank Schrader, and Marie Schrader sat at what has now come to be known as the 'Breaking Bad' table and is now often requested by fans of the show dining at Gardunos. A guest waits for her meal while sitting at the 'Breaking Bad' table. (Photo by Steve Snowden/Getty Images)
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - SEPTEMBER 1: A view of Gardunos Restaurant on September 01, 2013 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Gardunos Restaurant in Winrock was the location for the restaurant scene in 'Breaking Bad', Season 5 episode, 'Confessions'. Walter White, Skyler White, Hank Schrader, and Marie Schrader sat at what has now come to be known as the 'Breaking Bad' table and is now often requested by fans of the show dining at Gardunos. A guest waits for her meal while sitting at the 'Breaking Bad' table. (Photo by Steve Snowden/Getty Images)
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - SEPTEMBER 01: A view of Denny's Restaurant on September 02, 2013 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This Denny's Restaurant made several appearances in AMCs 'Breaking Bad'. Jesse Pinkman and Walter White had breakfast here after cleaning up the aftermath of Victor's murder in Season 4. Then, Walter White returned to Denny's at the beginning of Season 5 episode, 'Live Free or Die' to celebrate his 52nd birthday and take delivery of an automatic weapon in Denny's restroom. (Photo by Steve Snowden/Getty Images)
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - SEPTEMBER 01: A view of The John B. Robert Dam / Flood Control Facility on September 01, 2013 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This location served as a waiting/pickup point for Jesse Pinkman in 'Breaking Bad', Season 5 episode, 'Confessions'. (Photo by Steve Snowden/Getty Images)
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - SEPTEMBER 01: A view of Denny's Restaurant on September 02, 2013 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This Denny's Restaurant made several appearances in AMCs 'Breaking Bad'. Jesse Pinkman and Walter White had breakfast here after cleaning up the aftermath of Victor's murder in Season 4. Then, Walter White returned to Denny's at the beginning of Season 5 episode, 'Live Free or Die' to celebrate his 52nd birthday and take delivery of an automatic weapon in Denny's restroom. (Photo by Steve Snowden/Getty Images)
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - SEPTEMBER 01: A view of The Octopus Car Wash (A1A Car Wash) on September 01, 2013 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This car wash has been a part of 'Breaking Bad' since Season 1 when Walter White took a part-time job there and later in the series it was used as a cover to launder his drug money. (Photo by Steve Snowden/Getty Images)
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - SEPTEMBER 01: A view of Jesse Pinkman's house on September 01, 2013 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The house was originally used for exterior and interior filming but it was sold and remodeled so the 'Breaking Bad' crew was forced to recreate the interiors on a sound stage at Albuquerque Studios. The house is only used now for exterior shots. (Photo by Steve Snowden/Getty Images)
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - SEPTEMBER 01: A view of the Hinkle Family Fun Center on September 01, 2013 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In 'Breaking Bad', Season 3 episode, 'Full Measure', Saul Goodman took Walter White to Hinkle Lazer Tag to see Jesse Pinkman. Then in Season 5 episode, 'Hazard Pay', Hinkle Lazer Tag was revisited and considered as a possible lab site. (Photo by Steve Snowden/Getty Images)
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - SEPTEMBER 1: A view of Gardunos Restaurant on September 01, 2013 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Gardunos Restaurant in Winrock was the location for the restaurant scene in 'Breaking Bad', Season 5 episode, 'Confessions'. Walter White, Skyler White, Hank Schrader, and Marie Schrader sat at what has now come to be known as the 'Breaking Bad' table and is now often requested by fans of the show dining at Gardunos. A guest waits for her meal while sitting at the 'Breaking Bad' table. (Photo by Steve Snowden/Getty Images)
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - SEPTEMBER 01: A view of The Octopus Car Wash (A1A Car Wash) on September 01, 2013 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This car wash has been a part of 'Breaking Bad' since Season 1 when Walter White took a part-time job there and later in the series it was used as a cover to launder his drug money. (Photo by Steve Snowden/Getty Images)
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - SEPTEMBER 01: A view of the home used for the White residence in television series 'Breaking Bad' seen on September 01, 2013 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. 'Breaking Bad' fans from all over the world have traveled to Albuquerque to view Walter and Skylar White's fictional home. The owners of the home have reported counting over 400 visitors a day pacing the street outside of their home. (Photo by Steve Snowden/Getty Images)
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - SEPTEMBER 01: This metal and glass structure seen on September 01, 2013 in Albuquerque, New Mexico appeared as Beneke Fabricators in 'Breaking Bad'. Skyler White returned to work there as a book keeper for Ted Beneke in 'Breaking Bad', Season 2 episode, 'Negro y Azul'. (Photo by Steve Snowden/Getty Images)
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - SEPTEMBER 01: A view of The John B. Robert Dam / Flood Control Facility on September 01, 2013 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This location served as a waiting/pickup point for Jesse Pinkman in 'Breaking Bad', Season 5 episode, 'Confessions'. (Photo by Steve Snowden/Getty Images)
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - SEPTEMBER 01: A view of Denny's Restaurant on September 02, 2013 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This Denny's Restaurant made several appearances in AMCs 'Breaking Bad'. Jesse Pinkman and Walter White had breakfast here after cleaning up the aftermath of Victor's murder in Season 4. Then, Walter White returned to Denny's at the beginning of Season 5 episode, 'Live Free or Die' to celebrate his 52nd birthday and take delivery of an automatic weapon in Denny's restroom. (Photo by Steve Snowden/Getty Images)
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - SEPTEMBER 01: A view of the Lovelace/Gibson Hospital area on September 01, 2013 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Aaron Paul was filmed here in 'Breaking Bad', Season 3 episode, 'I See You' and Season 4, 'End Times'. (Photo by Steve Snowden/Getty Images)
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - SEPTEMBER 01: A view of the home used for the White residence in television series 'Breaking Bad' seen on September 01, 2013 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. 'Breaking Bad' fans from all over the world have traveled to Albuquerque to view Walter and Skylar White's fictional home. The owners of the home have reported counting over 400 visitors a day pacing the street outside of their home. (Photo by Steve Snowden/Getty Images)
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - SEPTEMBER 01: A view of the Washington Middle School Park on September 02, 2013 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Brandon 'Badger' Mayhew sold meth around these pillars before eventually being arrested in 'Breaking Bad', Season 2 episode,'Better Call Saul'. (Photo by Steve Snowden/Getty Images)
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - SEPTEMBER 01: A view of Loyola's restaurant on September 01, 2013 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Jesse Pinkman and Mike Ehrmantraut met for a meal at Loyolas in 'Breaking Bad', Season 4 episode, 'Cornered'. Mike paid a return visit to Loyolas during Season 5 episode, 'Madrigal'. (Photo by Steve Snowden/Getty Images)
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - SEPTEMBER 01: A view of Taco Sal on September 01, 2013 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Taco Sal made at least three appearances in AMCs 'Breaking Bad'. Viewers first saw the restaurant as Marie Schrader and Skyler White passed out missing flyers in Season 2 episode, 'Grilled'. Walter White and Jesse Pinkman met at Taco Sal again in Season 2, episode 'Over'. 'Breaking Bad', Season 3 episode, 'Abiquiu' saw Jesse Pinkman having dinner at Taco Sal with his new girlfriend and her young son Brock. (Photo by Steve Snowden/Getty Images)
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - SEPTEMBER 1: A view of Gardunos Restaurant on September 01, 2013 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Gardunos Restaurant in Winrock was the location for the restaurant scene in 'Breaking Bad', Season 5 episode, 'Confessions'. Walter White, Skyler White, Hank Schrader, and Marie Schrader sat at what has now come to be known as the 'Breaking Bad' table and is now often requested by fans of the show dining at Gardunos. A guest waits for her meal while sitting at the 'Breaking Bad' table. (Photo by Steve Snowden/Getty Images)
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - SEPTEMBER 1: A view of Burt's Tiki Lounge on September 01, 2013 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Jesse Pinkman & Brandon 'Badger' Mayhew shared a joint in this corner of the alley behind Burt's Tiki Lounge in 'Breaking Bad', Season 1 episode, 'Gray Matter'. (Photo by Steve Snowden/Getty Images)
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - SEPTEMBER 1: A view of Burt's Tiki Lounge on September 01, 2013 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. 'Breaking Bad's' Christian 'Combo' Ortega sold meth to customers in front of Burt's Tiki Lounge. (Photo by Steve Snowden/Getty Images)
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - SEPTEMBER 1: A view of Gardunos Restaurant on September 01, 2013 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Gardunos Restaurant in Winrock, Albuquerque, New Mexico was the location for the tense restaurant scene in 'Breaking Bad', Season 5 episode, 'Confessions'. Walter White, Skyler White, Hank Schrader, and Marie Schrader sat at what has now come to be known as the 'Breaking Bad' table and is now often requested by fans of the show dining at Gardunos. While the table side guacamole was refused by the actors in the scene, server Dominic Lawrence is later seen here preparing the menu item for guests dining at the 'Breaking Bad' table.(Photo by Steve Snowden/Getty Images)
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - AUGUST 31: A view of Twisters on August 31, 2013 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Twisters served as Gustavo Fring's Los Pollos Hermanos restaurant in 'Breaking Bad', Seasons 2 through 4. A colorful Los Pollos Hermanos chicken logo remains on the wall just inside the Twisters entrance as a reminder of its role in the award winning AMC series. (Photo by Steve Snowden/Getty Images)
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - SEPTEMBER 1: A view of a vacant lot on September 01, 2013 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This weathered wall at the vacant lot in northeast Albuquerque was first seen in AMCs 'Breaking Bad' Season 1 episode, 'Bags in the River' when DEA agents Hank Schrader and Steven Gomez made a routine drug bust. (Photo by Steve Snowden/Getty Images)
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - AUGUST 31: A view of the Crossroads Motel on August 31, 2013 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Hank Schrader took Walter White Jr. to the Crossroads Motel (aka The Crystal Palace) for a scared straight' experience in Season 1 episode, 'Bags in the River'. Jesse Pinkman was arrested at the Crossroads in Season 2 episode, 'Bit By a Dead Bee' and Wendy appeared here in 'Breaking Bad', Season 3, 'Half Measures'. (Photo by Steve Snowden/Getty Images)
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - AUGUST 31: A view of Twisters on August 31, 2013 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Twisters served as Gustavo Fring's Los Pollos Hermanos restaurant in 'Breaking Bad', Seasons 2 through 4. A colorful Los Pollos Hermanos chicken logo remains on the wall just inside the Twisters entrance as a reminder of its role in the award winning AMC series. (Photo by Steve Snowden/Getty Images)
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The retiree, who was arrested near the city of Bergamo, was also carrying around $1,000 in cash, according to investigators.

"It didn't surprise us that much," an officer involved in the case told NBC News, speaking on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to speak to the media. "The other day we arrested a 71-year-old man with a kilogram (2.2 pounds) of cocaine, and we have even seen mothers hiding drugs in their babies' strollers."

The man was released on bail pending a future court hearing. His name wasn't released by authorities.

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