Easiest drug bust ever.
A Florida man was arrested for drug charges after accidentally texting the police captain of the local drug unit about a deal — a criminal mixup captured in screenshots authorities were all too happy to share online.
William Lamberson, of Port St. Lucie, texted the captain of the Martin County Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit last month, thinking the cop was a drug dealer.
“Hey bro,” Lamberson wrote shortly after midnight Aug. 24, according to pictures on the department’s Facebook page.
“Its will remember we met at 7-11,” he wrote.
The captain was initially confused, but quickly realized he should play along, asking, “How much to looking for…You got any hooks for sum blow”
“I actually do man.,” Lamberson wrote back. “Lol….They’re all bagged up in .5 bags that cool.”
Police are still unsure of how Lamberson got the cop’s number, as the two never met.
“We think it was just a misdial,” public information officer Christine Weiss told the Daily News on Monday.
The captain kept talking to Lamberson long enough to establish he was talking to a dealer in his own county, Weiss said. The two then agreed to meet for a cocaine trade outside a bar.
Lamberson arrived Sept. 1 with 1.2 ounces of blow on him, expecting to sell it for $160, only to see several narcotics detectives waiting to arrest him, Weiss said. He was charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell — his first arrest for drug dealing, Weiss said.
“Hopefully this will end that desire for him,” she said. “Or at least he’ll text a little more carefully.”
Police also posted a picture of Lamberson’s bust online, showing the 7-Eleven-loving drug dealer getting cuffed next to a spilled Big Gulp.