A drug deal went wrong when the recipient is the South Carolina Sheriff’s Deputy officer.
According to the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office, a South Carolina man accidentally texted the product images and his address to the sheriff’s deputy. The investigation started when the deputy received a text from an unknown number with a photo of a packaged marijuana. Besides the marijuana, there was a gun with an ammo cartridge wrapped inside the box.
The deputy started to play along and kept the conversation going to catch the crook red-handed. The sheriff’s office said: “Deputies started a text dialog… concerning prices for the firearm and amount of requested marijuana.”
The suspect did provide a location for the meet-up, assuming that it was a regular customer. Deputies arrived at the residence and found him. Based on police reports, “He was carrying a bag that contained in excess of 90 grams of marijuana and a pistol.”
The 31-year-old man was in for a rude awakening as he realized his texting error. He was confronted by the officials and arrested for the possession of drugs.
The sheriff’s office said: “He was charged with possession with intent to distribute, possession with intent to distribute within proximity of a school/playground, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.”
So, how did this man manage to get the deputy’s cell number? It was by chance as he was texting the wrong number. He was unlucky that it wasn’t just a civilian. Instead, he got the officer on the line.