Oops! Florida Man Mistakenly Texts Cop to Buy Drugs

William Lamberson of Stuart, Florida has learned a very hard lesson: text with caution. He has plenty of time to think about his error as he sits in a county jail cell after mistakenly texting a cop and arranging a drug deal.
Nina Fenton
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We’re pretty sure making sure you’re contacting the correct person is Texting 101, especially if you’re texting said person to make a drug deal. Apparently William Lamberson of Stuart, Florida didn’t get that memo, though, as he mistakenly began texting the Captain of the Martin County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit looking to score some weed.

Lamberson did indeed score, but it was a lot more than weed and a positive 5 panel urine drug test, thanks to his texting faux pas. He also ended up in a pair of cuffs and a ride in the backseat of a county police car.

Lamberson’s journey to a county jail cell began at the end of August as he began sending text messages to a number he had in his cell phone, which he believed belonged to a man he met at a local 7/11. Nary a red flag went up, though, when the person he was texting asked “Who is this?” nor did he waste any time getting to the point of his text. Lamberson wanted “green” and he wanted it badly.

The Captain receiving the text even went as far as telling him he was still unsure of whom he was getting texts from and requesting a picture. Still oblivious to his mistake, Lamberson continued to text the number, prompting the officer to flip the script by asking him for cocaine. Shockingly, this weed-seeking naif was suddenly more than happy to offer up a few 8 balls of coke!

Lamberson made sure to stop at 7/11 for a Big Gulp prior to making the deal. If only he would have looked around for the person he believed he was texting with before leaving. He didn’t, though, and his beloved Big Gulp bit the dust as he was greeted by some friendly narcotics detectives of the Martin County Sheriff’s Office. They promptly arrested and charged him with possession of controlled substances with intent to sell.

Not one to miss an opportunity to poke fun at the expense of those they arrest under comical circumstances, the sheriff’s office entertained their many Facebook followers with screenshots of the conversation between the two. The statement they released was also pretty giggle worthy:

When texting goes wrong.

Man looking to buy and sell drugs mistakenly texts the wrong number, reaches MCSO’s narcotics captain.

When 29 year old William Lamberson of Port St. Lucie wanted a “hook up,” he began texting friends, or so he thought.

It turns out, Lamberson’s misdial connected him to someone who knows all too much about illegal drugs. Unbeknownst to Lamberson, he was mistakenly trying to score with the Captain of the Martin County Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit.

Although a friendly face to face didn’t happen overnight, Lamberson continued his electronic dialogue, and eventually, a controlled cocaine transaction was underway.

On September 1st, Lamberson thought he was meeting his “hook up,” so he could sell some cocaine, instead, he was greeted by MCSO’s narcotics detectives. He was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance with the intent to sell.

It’s probably a good time to let Mr. Lamberson know, he had the wrong number.”

Well played Martin County Sheriff’s Office, well played!

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Nina works hard to be a voice to the voiceless whose stories about drug testing, DNA testing and paternity deserve to be told. It is her goal to always come from a place free of judgment and full of compassion.

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Nina works hard to be a voice to the voiceless whose stories about drug testing, DNA testing and paternity deserve to be told. It is her goal to always come from a place free of judgment and full of compassion.

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