Everyone knows it can be an extremely regrettable experience to drunk-dial a C-list booty call in the desperate hours of the night, but man, it’s nothing compared to getting all chiefed-out on a new stash of get-loose-spruce and accidentally texting a proposed drug deal to old Johnny Law.
That is exactly what police say a New Jersey man did earlier last week: mistakenly sent a text message to an Andover Police lieutenant informing the officer that he had a significant amount of pot ready to sell.
According to police, 33-year-old Nicholas Delear Jr. set himself up for more heat than could have ever expected after sending a text message to a wrong number, which just so happened to belong to Lieutenant Eric Danielson of the Andover police department. In the message, Delear gave Danielson a detailed head’s up on a quarter-pound of dope that he was ready to unload -- a slipup that ultimately set him up as the target of an old school Jersey shakedown.
Shortly thereafter, officials from the Andover and Sparta police along with the Sussex County Prosecutors Office arranged a bogus drug deal with Delear, which was scheduled to take place in the parking lot of a nearby pizza joint. However, after Delear showed up and met with the undercover officer, he got noticeably suspicious and attempted to make a run for it.
Unfortunately, for Delear, the text messages on his phone matched identically to the communication represented on lieutenant Danielson’s. Yet, even though it appeared that he had been caught green-handed, he still did not consent to a search of his vehicle. Officers did manage to call in a search warrant, however, and serve it within the hour.
The K-9 unit assisted officers in uncovering more than an ounce of marijuana, 11 small bags, a digital scale and a little over $600 in cash. Delear was charged with possession with the intent to distribute marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle and a number of motor vehicle violations.
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