Cops: Drug Dealer Accidentally Texts Police

An arrest soon follows in New Jersey
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 1, 2013 2:45 PM CDT
File photo of a marijuana plant.   (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, File)

(Newser) – A detective in New Jersey's Andover Township got a strange text on his new cell phone: Hey, it asked, want to buy a quarter-pound of pot? Well, sure, replied the detective, who then set up a rendezvous. The would-be seller smelled a rat upon arrival and fled, but police soon confiscated four bags of marijuana from his vehicle, reports Nicholas Delear (yep, his real last name), 33, now faces a slew of drug charges in what might be the easiest bust of the year. (Read more dumb criminals stories.)

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