Monday, October 25, 2010

Buyer beware (and just shut up)

If you buy, say, a counterfeit pair of designer shoes from a shop and they fall apart right away, you might want to contact the authorities. When this happens to you, however...
A southwestern Pennsylvania man called 911 to complain about some terrible marijuana he had just purchased, which turned out to be something other than pot.

Police say the man told officers he bought the substance earlier that day and that "it was nasty" when he smoked it.
First of all, it's not a good idea to call the police and tell them that you attempted to purchase an illegal substance, even if the end result was "nasty" and not what you thought you were buying in the first place. Secondly, you might get an unwelcome lesson in the way local laws work when you find out that you can be charged with "possessing a counterfeit controlled substance," even when you're the "victim."

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