Roy Hancock, 51, and an unnamed juvenile were arrested in a sting operation after their alleged drug dealer accidentally swapped his phone number with a police officer in Morganfield, Ky., on Sunday.
(Union County Jail)
A Kentucky man and a juvenile were busted this week as a drug dealer inadvertently placed a police officer’s phone number on his Snapchat ad instead of his own.
Roy Hancock, 51, and an unnamed minor want to buy marijuana from a person called “Dunk,” but a few switched-up figures led them to a message and call Morganfield police Sgt. Eric McAllister, the Gleaner reported.
McAllister used the drug dealer’s “incompetence” at midnight an undercover sting at a local elementary school, where she nabbed Hancock and the youth, police said.
Union County drug dealer makes use of Snapchat, mixes his own song with cop’s https://t.co/tqdz9iIcvu pic.twitter.com/E0usb9ZvIL
— The Gleaner (@TheGleanerNews) 13 June 2018
The customers are allowed to reach “Dunk” after officers called the number that is used to make contact with McCallister and the juvenile, the phone rang.
Hancock was also in possession of a firearm, 1.7 grams of crystal meth and a glass pipe, police said.
The 51-year-old was arrested on various charges, including unlawful possession of a weapon on school property, possession of a controlled substance first offense, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Officers do not have to specify costs for the minor child, the Gleaner reported.
While the police has not yet released Dunk identity, they said they were aware of and were working for the “man of affairs.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.