Florida man demanded police test his meth after complaining that he was sold bath salt – only to officers when they found it was authentic
- Thomas Colucci called 911 and told the deputy that he was a veteran drug user.
- He had bought methamphetamine from a man at a bar in Spring Hill, but had some doubts about its authenticity, he told officials.
- Colucci then gave his address to the deputy, and asked him to come and test it.
- On arrival he handed over two white bags to the police, who tested positive for meth
- Police then arrested a Florida man for possession of meth and ingredients
Thomas Eugene Colucci called officers on Friday and told them he was a seasoned drug user, before handing over his address and asking them to test the meth he had just bought.
A Florida man, who called the police and gave them his address, with a request to test the methamphetamine he had just bought, has been arrested for possessing meth.
The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office received a call at about 7 p.m. Friday from Thomas Eugene Colucci on Mariner Boulevard in Spring Hill, who told the deputy that he had recently purchased methamphetamine from a man he met at a bar.
Colucci told officers over the phone that he was a veteran drug user, saying he knew how he must feel — after trying a few and thinking it was actually bath salts — handing them his address and asking them to before asking to come.
When the officers arrived, Colucci made two small bags, each containing a white crystal-like substance, and handed them over to the deputy.
The deputy tested it and found that it was actually meth.
Police then arrested him on two counts of drug possession as well as drug possession with a $7,000 bond.
Sheriff’s Office ‘If you, or someone you know, have doubts about the authenticity of any illegal narcotics you possess or have obtained from another person, the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to provide this service free of charge, ‘ the sheriff’s office said on Friday.
Prior to his arrest, Colucci told officers that he wanted his methamphetamine to be tested, as he did not want others to buy ‘fake’ meth from the same drug dealer.
The sheriff’s office said, ‘Apparently, the substance Colucci had recently purchased did not provide the expected sensation, so 9-1-1 was called.’
Colucci wanted the deputies to ‘get the person in trouble’ to sell dangerous drugs, but he was unable to provide a name or any contact information for the person who sold them.
After the arrest, Colucci told the deputy that he was experiencing chest pain, officials said.
The deputy then took him to a local hospital, where a doctor cleared him medically.
After a short detour, police then headed to the Hernando County Detention Center, and charged the Florida man.
A street scene shows Mariner Boulevard, Spring Hill, where Colucci was arrested after asking police to test his drugs, claiming he was sold bath salts
Users who commented under the Hernando County Sheriff’s online post shared similar experiences.
A man said, ‘I worked in a hospital laboratory, a man came and asked us to test the material purchased in the baggie he was carrying.
‘I referred him to the forensic lab of PD. It happens.’
Another commenter said: ‘I was a 911 dispatcher for 5.5 years, and people called to report that their drugs were used by a friend, their drugs were counterfeit, their drugs were stolen, His prostitute did not provide the right “services” or tried to overcharge Adi.
‘People under the influence don’t make the smartest choices.’