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Genius accidentally texts prosecutor in Pa. about drug swap

March 23, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Genius accidentally texts prosecutor in Pa. about drug swap

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Authorities in Edwardsville, Pennsylvania announced that a man inadvertently wrote and sent a text message to a prosecutor saying that he wanted to do a drug swap, exchanging marijuana for heroin.

Prosecutors in Luzerne County revealed that Assistant District Attorney Jill Matthews got a text on November 2nd using drug jargon that they referred to as an “obvious text for a drug deal.” They also indicated that she was later sent a picture of a plastic bag on a scale with a green substance inside, The Citizens’ Voice reported.

Investigators said that 29-year-old John Raimondo, of Plymouth, was taken into custody at the site of the intended drug deal outside of a shopping center in Edwardsville, which is located approximately 100 miles northwest of Philadelphia.

“(Mathews) received an obvious text for a drug deal and she immediately contacted Kingston police and set up the deal,” said Sam Sanguedolce, the Luzerne County First Assistant District Attorney. “The person thought it was an actual client, but it turns out it’s not only an assistant district attorney but one in the drug unit.”

Police are now on the hunt for Raimondo after he failed to appear in court for a hearing.

Court records do not list an attorney for the defendant.

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