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'Breaking Bad' Memorabilia To Be Auctioned Off For New Mexico Goodwill

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In this publicity image released by AMC, Anna Gunn, left, and Bryan Cranston are shown in a scene from "Breaking Bad." Gunn was nominated for an Emmy Award for best supporting actress in a drama series on, Thursday July 18, 2013. The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' Emmy ceremony will be hosted by Neil Patrick Harris. It will air Sept. 22 on CBS. (AP Photo/AMC, Lewis Jacobs) | AP

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Memorabilia from the AMC hit television series "Breaking Bad" is scheduled to be auctioned to benefit Albuquerque-area Goodwill stores after the nonprofit helped with production.

Goodwill Industries of New Mexico is holding the event Saturday and will sell props such as mock Drug Enforcement Administration hats and certificates used by the characters from the show, the Albuquerque Journal reported ( ). http://bit.ly/1d9MeAC

The production company donated the memorabilia to Goodwill Industries of New Mexico after the organization allowed "Breaking Bad" to use Goodwill items for some of its scenes, said Shauna O'Cleireachain, the group's chief administration officer.

The series, filmed largely in Albuquerque, ends Sept. 29.

The local Goodwill's staff is still going through the trailer full of items, and O'Cleireachain didn't want to give too much away about what was in the collection from the show.

"We're excited, because a lot of the props and such are easily recognizable from the show," she said.

In February, the Albuquerque-based Joy Junction, New Mexico's largest emergency shelter, received a donation of clothing from the show to sell at its thrift shop. The sale attracted hundreds of people.

"Breaking Bad" follows former high school teacher Walter White, played by Bryan Cranston, producing and selling methamphetamine with a former student, Jesse Pinkman, played by Aaron Paul.

The show, with its dark themes and addictive story-line, often features different parts of Albuquerque, from a regular carwash to well-known local restaurants.

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