Dimwitted Drug Dealer Accidentally Rats Out Customers By Directing Them To A Cop's Phone

Cops laid in wait for a pair of would-be weed buyers after their dealer posted the wrong number on Snapchat.

By Noah Hurowitz

Dial D for dummy.

A hapless drug dealer suspect in Kentucky served two of his customers to police when he mixed up digits of his new phone number in a Snapchat post, unwittingly directing his clientele to a cop's cell phone.

The officer with the Morganfield Police Department on Sunday started receiving a flurry of texts from people looking to buy weed from a guy named “Dunk,” police told the Gleaner, a local newspaper. Seizing the opportunity, the officer played along, posing as Dunk to lure a customer in. 

The unlucky pair who walked into the waiting arms of the law were 51-year-old Roy Eugene Hancock, pictured above, and a minor, according to the Associated Press.  When the pair arrived at around 10 p.m. at a local elementary school Sunday where they had agreed to meet, an officer called the number that had been texting with “Dunk.” When the minor's phone chirped, cops slapped on the bracelets, the Gleaner reported.

A search of Hancock’s van also turned up a firearm and about a gram and a half of crystal meth, along with a pipe used to smoke meth.

Police have not apprehended the shadowy character Dunk, but officials said they know who he is, and that they’re coming for him. 

[Photo: Union County Sheriff's Office]

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