Looking to buy some marijuana, the teen texted a number that he thought belonged to a dealer. Instead the text message went to the local sheriff, who after realizing that the text message was serious, decided to play along.
The text read: “Hey Dawg, do you have a $20 I can buy right now?”
Hoping to identify the teen and help them with their drug problem, Sheriff Leo Dutton agreed to meet him at a local area business. He then contacted the Missouri River Drug Task Force who set up a sting operation to catch the teen.
When the detective arrived at the meeting spot, he saw two teenage boys and an adult male. To make sure he had the right person, he called the number back three times.
Needless to say, the deal didn’t go too well for the teens. One was arrested and one was sent home with his father, who surely administered his own brand of justice.