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Correction: Meth Candy story
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In a story Aug. 20 about an Albuquerque candy store owner selling "meth candy," The Associated Press misspelled the owner's last name. The owner of The Candy Lady shop is Debbie Ball, not Debbie Hall.
A corrected version of the story is below:
NM shop sells 'meth candy' to honor 'Breaking Bad'
Albuquerque candy store selling blue 'meth candy' in honor of TV show 'Breaking Bad'
By RUSSELL CONTRERAS
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The owner of an Albuquerque candy store is selling a product she's calling "meth candy" as she tries to play off the popularity of the hit TV-show "Breaking Bad."
Debbie Ball, owner of The Candy Lady, said Monday that the blue-tinted snack is merely sugar rock candy, though it bears a close resemblance to the blue crystal that is central to the plot of the Albuquerque-based TV drama.
In fact, it bears such a close resemblance because Ball said she supplied the "meth candy" for the show as props for the drug during previous seasons.
"We supplied the show when it first started," said Ball, who buys the raw candy from a wholesale dealer before retooling it. "It's just rock candy with blue dye and it looks like the real thing."
Hall didn't get the idea of selling the blue stuff until she saw actor Bryan Cranston, who plays Walter White, a chemistry teacher turned meth dealer on the AMC series, during an appearance on David Letterman last month. He pulled out a small bag of the blue candy on the show.
"Breaking Bad" follows Walter White producing and selling methamphetamine with a former student, Jesse Pinkman, played by Aaron Paul. The series is shot in Albuquerque.