"Hey Dawg, do you have a $20 I can buy right now?" was the text message a Montana teen thought he was sending to his weed dealer. But he got the number wrong and sent it to the local sheriff.
Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton got the text and initially thought it was a joke. "I was looking around to see if there was someone outside my window playing a prank," he told the Helena Independent Record. He soon realized it was a real text from someone looking for weed, so he replied, "How much we talking?" They arranged a meeting at a local business, and Dutton got the drug task force involved.
Inside the business the detective spotted two male juveniles with an adult male. To ensure it was the right person, the detective called the number three times, Dutton said.
The detective called the teens over and showed them his badge. Dutton said the young boys turned white and their knees began to wobble. The group went outside to discuss the issue further and one of the teens passed out.
The adult male with the group turned out to be the father of one of the teens. He was a big, military-looking guy and he wasn't happy.
Damn. Talk about bad luck. You're out with your buddy and your Dad, you try to sneakily score some weed and the cops bust your ass. This poor kid is going to be grounded for a long time.