Drug Dealer Texts Info About Moving Drugs, Thinks She's Texting Her Friend - Big Mistake

A Placer County, California Sheriff's officer got an alert on his phone that he received a text message. he glanced at it, and it completely stopped him in his tracks. He thought for a moment that it was a joke and the message left the law enforcement officer confused.

“This was completely 180 degrees around and you kind of had to scratch your head and wonder if it was for real," explains Placer County Sheriff’s Sgt. Ryan West, according to Fox31 News. "The detective kept communications going with this person, not knowing who it was. The suspect thought she had the right number."

The officer arranged to meet with the mystery texter, later identified as 41-year-old Rachelle Renfroe. She had some prescription narcotics and was looking to make a quick buck. She had no idea that the person she was offering to sell the drugs to was a law enforcement agent.

Renfroe and her husband, 45-year-old Andre Renfroe, arrived at the meeting as planned, and they had the narcotics in their possession. They were shocked when they found themselves standing before the Property Crimes Unit and Special Operations Unit.

The couple was arrested and charged with possession of narcotic substances. Rachelle's bail was set at $20,000 and Andre's was set at $95,000.

The Placer County Sheriff's Office posted an account of the event on their Facebook page. Commenters were shocked by the stupid mistake the suspects made, and how they did themselves in.

Similar incidents have actually happened before. One confused drug dealer wanted to trade his large bag of marijuana to another drug dealer for a bit of heroin. Instead of texting his drug dealer friend, he got the number wrong and texted an assistant district attorney. Like the officer, the assistant DA also played along and set up a meeting to nab the suspect.

If all thieves were this careless, the streets could be cleaned up in no time.

Source: IJR
Photo: Placer County Sheriff's Deaprtment

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