Fla. man calls cops to check if his meth is real. It was

Deputies arrested the man on multiple drug-related charges


By Cliff Pinckard
cleveland.com

SPRING HILL, Fla. — A Florida man who reportedly had purchased some methamphetamine became concerned when he didn’t get the sensation he expected from taking the drug. So he decided to get some experts to test its authenticity.

Deputies from the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office.

The deputies obliged. It ended up with Thomas Colucci, 41, being taken to jail on multiple drug-related charges, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.

The strange turn of events started Thursday when Colucci called 911 and asked the dispatcher to send a deputy to his residence to “test the methamphetamine” he had recently purchased, according to the sheriff’s office.

When deputies arrived, Colucci told them he had purchased meth at a bar, authorities say. He reportedly used some of the drug but became suspicious it might be bath salts, telling deputies he was an experienced drug user and “knew what it should feel like.”

The sheriff’s office says Colucci gave the deputies two small baggies, each containing a white crystal-like substance, and asked that the drug be tested. He told the deputies he wanted to “put the person in trouble” for selling dangerous drugs and that he wanted to prevent others from purchasing the “fake” meth.

One problem: It wasn’t fake, according to the sheriff’s office. A field test on a sample showed the substance in both baggies was meth. Colucci was then arrested on charges of possession of methamphetamine and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.

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“If you, or someone you know, have doubts about the authenticity of any illegal narcotics you have on-hand or have obtained from another person, the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to provide this service, FREE of charge,” the sheriff department says in its news release.

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