Man’s wrong number text to sell marijuana sent to Fairfax Co. officer

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A mistake worthy of a Cheech and Chong skit has left a man under arrest in Northern Virginia on drug-distribution charges.

A man who dialed the wrong number sent a text message last week to a police officer, offering to sell marijuana, Fairfax County police said.

Narcotics detectives took it from there. The detectives scheduled a meeting and the man was arrested in possession of more than a pound of marijuana, police said.

Officers found another pound of marijuana after obtaining a warrant and searching his home.

Police did not release the man’s name. He’s been charged with possession with intent to distribute.

Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.

Like WTOP on Facebook and follow @WTOP on Twitter to engage in conversation about this article and others.

Get breaking news and daily headlines delivered to your email inbox by signing up here.

© 2020 WTOP. All Rights Reserved. This website is not intended for users located within the European Economic Area.

More from WTOP

Log in to your WTOP account for notifications and alerts customized for you.

Sign up