Saturday, September 22, 2007

Marijuana -- Don't Smoke it and Text

I don’t respond well to mellow, you know what I mean, if I get too mellow, I-I ripen and then rot.
Woody Allen, filmmaker

From the Wall Street Journal evening e-mail:

Wn2 Buy Sme Reefer?

In a cautionary tale regarding text messages that touch on sensitive topics, a 19-year-old West Virginia man was arrested after inadvertently alerting state troopers about a drug deal with an errant text message.

The Associated Press reports that Joshua Wayne Cadle, of Cross Lanes, W. Va., allegedly sent the text to what he thought was his friend's number. Unfortunately for him, the good people at the West Virginia State Police now use those digits. "He text messaged that and asked his friend if he wanted to buy some reefer," said Trooper B.H. Moore. Another trooper responded to the text, setting up a rendezvous and Mr. Cadle was taken into custody on Wednesday night in a shopping center parking lot.

He was charged with delivery of a controlled substance and possession with intent to deliver.

I am curious whether he was selling a large amount or just enough for personal use, in which case the trooper is a jerk, but at least he is not as stupid as the dealer.

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