PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (CBS Tampa) – A Port St. Lucie man looking to score drugs sent his text message to exactly the wrong person… the head of the sheriff’s department narcotics squad.
The text read: “Wanna smoke so bad u have any green.”
Capt. Brian Bergen with Martin County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations decided to play along, reports WPBF-TV.
After some more texting back and forth, the man, identified as 29-year-old William Lamberson, offered to sell cocaine to the narcotics officer.
He apparently misdialed, thinking Bergen was a pot-smoking friend he met at a 7-Eleven.
They agreed to meet at a pool hall. When Lamberson arrived, he was greeted by Capt. Bergen, who promptly placed him under arrest.
According to Bergen, even as Lamberson was taken into custody he asked where his friend was.
“Not all drug dealers are the smartest people in the world,” reflected Bergen. “So we’ve had some pretty entertaining drug busts where it was too good to be true.”