In 2008, Walter White was building his meth empire in the AMC hit series Breaking Bad. That same year, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama‘s most successful meth cook was also making the purest meth east of the Mississippi. His name? Walter White – and by then, he’s been at it for ten years. He’s so good that some say he should be called the “meth chef.”
In this newly released documentary, Giana Toboni and VICE traveled to Alabama to interview the real life Walter White. The meth cook exposed the secret of his legendary operation – he explained how he got started, how he made – and spent – thousands of dollars every day, how he got arrested and why his partners are now serving life sentences behind bars.