SHAWANO, Wis. - An accused drug dealer fell right into the laps of authorities in Shawano County, thanks to his inaccurate fingers.
Police say a 17-year-old Gresham boy was at a residence in Shawano Saturday night and wanted to sell some drugs. The teen was given a phone number and attempted to text the potential buyer, offering 42 pills of Tylenol with codeine in exchange for $120 and cigarettes.
What the teen didn't know was that he had inadvertently texted the wrong number, leaving the message on the phone of Stockbridge-Munsee Police Chief Jim Hoffman. Hoffman contacted Shawano County sheriff's deputies who worked with local police to set up a fake drug purchase and the teen was arrested.
The Shawano Leader says the teen was hoping to use the pill money to buy marijuana. He is now charged with drug possession with intent to deliver.
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