Whoops! Teen Accidentally Texts Sheriff to Buy Marijuana

Phone number mix-up lands kid in hot water
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 3, 2010 1:15 PM CDT
Be careful...that text message could end up in the wrong hands.   (AP Photo/Nicholas K. Geranios)

(Newser) – A teenager in Montana learned the hard way that he should have saved his drug dealer's number in his cell phone. Instead, he hit a wrong number when sending a text message, and it went to the county sheriff instead. When the sheriff read, "Hey Dawg, do you have a $20 I can buy right now?" he thought it was a prank, then decided to play along and arranged to meet at a local business, the Helena Independent Record reports.

Not surprisingly, one of the teens fainted after the detective at the meeting spot flashed his badge. Two teens were involved, and one father—who, the sheriff says, was not happy—was there too, so the detective decided to let the parents of both teens handle the situation rather than issuing citations. "Trying to buy drugs is a crime, but it’s probably worse that they had to face their parents," he notes.

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