A drugÂ dealer out of North Carolina got a massive dose of bad luck, after accidentally texting aÂ a State Bureau of Investigation special agent about selling crack cocaine.
Thinking he was texting a guy named “Ricky” about aÂ sale, 59-year-oldÂ Billie Joe Scales had unwittingly punched in the wrong number,Â then proceeded to arrange for the pick-up of the crack.
â€œThere’s probably a better chance of winning the lottery I would think honestly,â€ North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Scott Williams told WCNC. â€œ[Scales] just inverted a number wrong or just had a wrong number and he ended up texting a SBI Agent without even knowing it and arranging a crack cocaine deal.”
â€œHe thought he knew who he was texting because he used a name he thought our agent was but he just had the wrong number, simply had the wrong number,â€ the agent stated.Â
Scales revealed in the text that he hadÂ â€œsome real good,â€ and the agent began playing along, soon after realizing the man was arranging a drug deal.
â€œHe said ‘I got this text message what do you think I should do?’ I said ‘Well let’s text him back and see what happens. I’m sure he’ll eventually figure out that you’re not who he’s think he’s texting,â€™â€ Williams said.
But Scales never caught on to the mistake, and the agent continued to play along until the sale was set up.
â€œEvery text we’re like, ‘There’s no way he’s going to do this,'” Williams told reporters. â€œThere is no way he’s going to do this but every text is like ‘OK we’re leaving, I’ll be there in 20 minutes,’ and we’re like ‘OK, we’ll be there too’ and hoping he’d arrive and sure enough he did.”
After arranging for the crack sale, Scales arrived at the agreed upon location with the manÂ he thought was Ricky, who rolled up in a black Charger as promised in the text.
â€œWe move in on him and arrest him and find the crack cocaine under the seat of the passenger vehicle,â€ Williams said.
Following the incident, Scales was arrested and chargedÂ with sale of a controlled substance and possession with intent to sell.
What are the chances?! It has to make you wonder just how bad this guy’s karma was, if he could end up getting busted in such an incredible way.
H/T [Opposing Views]