Surnamed Wang, the 28-year-old was based in Jining City, and wanted to make quick money through drug trafficking.
But unlike Walter White in Breaking Bad, Wang had no background in chemistry, so he found information online about how to extract ice from cold medicine.
He practiced about 10 times in his workshop, refined a total of 16 grams of methamphetamine, and started selling it.
To improve the purity, Wang even taught himself organic chemistry, and worked out how to do back extraction.
He was fined 50,000 yuan (about $8,150) and sentenced to eight years in prison.