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Murder Mayhem and Meth: The Real Breaking Bad In Texas | E2

February 16, 2021

As we work on future episodes about notorious prison breaks in Texas and violent crazy cults, I want to share an episode from our sister podcast Justice Facts.

My cohost is Bill Johnston who is featured in Season 1 of my True Crime Reporter™ podcast called Free to Kill. 

Johnston then a federal prosecutor launched the manhunt for serial killer Kenneth McDuff.

A television show based on the podcast is currently in development.

If you have not listened to the 17-episode series, I strongly recommend that you subscribe to Season 1 - Episode 1 to hear about the worst serial killer in Texas history.

He is worse than Ted Bundy!

Johnston and I reconnected as a result of that series and started the Justice Facts podcast together.

The true crime cases from our careers are stranger than fiction.

In this episode from our Justice Facts Podcast, we start with the notorious meth cook that Texas Narcotics Agents called “Mr. Z”.

Talk among informants was that “Mr. Z” was the man. The big shot. The kingpin of methamphetamine operations in North and East Texas.

Mr. Z. provided the formula, know-how, and muscle for meth labs across a wide swath of the state in the early 1980s.

He was a true-life version of Walt in Breaking Bad. But possessed by extreme paranoia that stockpiled an arsenal of stolen military weapons.

It’s a case of Murder, Mayhem, and Methamphetamines.

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