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South Carolina drug dealer arrested after accidentally texting cop

March 4, 2018  |  Posted by: Michael Falzarano
South Carolina drug dealer arrested after accidentally texting cop Photo: Handout/TheState.com

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South Carolina Police say a drug dealer wanting to sell marijuana got himself and two of his friends arrested after he accidentally texted a cop instead of a customer.

The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office said the officer received a text message on around 2 p.m. on March 1st from the suspected drug dealer offering to sell marijuana.

Officials said in a statement that the police officer responded with the description of the car he would be in and organized the drug transaction in less than three hours.

According to The State, deputies stopped the car with the suspect who was traveling with three other individuals to the drug deal and discovered several bags of marijuana, a box of ziplock bags along with measuring scales.

Three of the four people in the car including the driver were arrested on marijuana charges.

Authorities arrested  21-year-old Quinton Marquise Jackson, for possession with intent to distribute while another passenger in the vehicle, identified as Michael Shannon was charged with possession of marijuana.

Sheriff’s officials said that deputies issued the driver of the car, 30-year-old Carlos Tarell Wilson, a citation for possession of marijuana and was subsequently released while a fourth passenger in the vehicle was not charged.

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