Florida Man Contacts Police For Quality Control Check On His Meth
A Florida man was simply trying to look out for his fellow consumers when he called 911 to ask for a quality control check on the meth he had just purchased, saying he wanted to protect others from buying the “fake” product.
Police were more than happy to help, they even went to the man’s home to test the meth, which turned out to be legit, so they arrested him.
The call came into the Hernando County Sheriff’s office around 7 p.m. on Thursday, the department said in a statement.
“Upon arrival, deputies met with Thomas Eugene Colucci,” police said. “Colucci told deputies he had recently purchased methamphetamine from a male he met in a local bar, and after having used a bit of it, believed it was actually bath salts. Colucci went on to tell deputies he was an experienced drug user, having used methamphetamine in the past, and ‘knew what it should feel like.’ “
Colucci brought out two small baggies containing a white crystalline substance and handed them to the officers explaining that the substance had not given him the sensation he’d been expecting. Concerned that other people might buy the “fake” methamphetamine from the same person, he wanted to protect fellow meth-users. Colucci wanted the meth tested and its seller held accountable for any irregularities.
“Colucci wanted deputies to ‘put the person in trouble’ for selling dangerous drugs; however, he was unable to provide a name or any contact info for this individual,” police said. “As requested, a deputy performed a field test on a sample of the white crystal-like substance from each of the baggies. The substance from both baggies tested positive for methamphetamine.”
Colucci, 41, was charged with possession of methamphetamine and two counts of possessing drug paraphernalia. As he was being placed into the back of a patrol car, Colucci complained of chest pains, so he was taken to a local hospital and then to the Hernando County Detention Center.
Police happily advertised their slate of illicit-drug services to the wider community.
“If you, or someone you know, have doubts about the authenticity of any illegal narcotics you have on-hand or have obtained from another person, the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to provide this service, FREE of charge,” the department announced.