Sep 3, 2010 1:41 PM by Melissa Canone

Teens Mistakenly Text Sheriff to Buy Pot

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - General rule of thumb: when looking to buy
marijuana, don't text the sheriff.
Authorities say a Helena teen hit a wrong number and
inadvertently sent a message to Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo
Dutton, saying "Hey Dawg, do you have a $20 I can buy right now?"
A detective pretending to be the dealer organized a meeting at a
time when the boy knew he and another teen would be at a particular
The detective spotted two teenage boys and one of the boy's
fathers - who was unaware of what was going on - at the store. He
called the phone number three times to make sure he had the right
person. Dutton said when the detective showed the teens his badge,
one of the boys fainted.
No citations were issued after the parents of the boys, who were
15 and 16, got involved.


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