Teen Accidentally Texts Sheriff To Buy Pot

Sheriff Says He Initially Thought Request Was Joke

The Pittsburgh Channel

HELENA, Mont. — General rule of thumb: when looking to buy marijuana, don’t text the sheriff.

Authorities say a Helena teen sent out a text message last week in search of pot, but instead of contacting the drug dealer, he hit a wrong number and inadvertently sent the message to Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton.

The text read, “Hey Dawg, do you have a $20 I can buy right now?”

Dutton told the Helena Independent Record he initially thought it was a joke, but he quickly realized it was a real request for drugs. He responded to the text, and a detective pretending to be the dealer organized a meeting with the boy last Wednesday.

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