Man Tells Cops Drug Dealer Gave Wrong Change
Perp called 911, said he was shorted $40 in crack buy
MAY 4--Upset that his cocaine dealer had given him the wrong change, a South Carolina man called police to complain about the unsatisfactory transaction and, of course, was promptly arrested.
According to cops, Dexter White, 41, called 911 to report that he paid his dealer $60 for crack cocaine, but had received only $20 worth of the drug. White contacted police with his consumer complaint around 4:30 AM Friday (an hour at which Better Business Bureau operators apparently were not standing by).
A North Charleston Police Department report notes that White, in a written statement, identified his supplier as “C,” and said the drug dealer refused his demand for “his $40 in change.” He added that he smoked the entire $20 worth of crack before calling 911.
In the 911 call, which can be found below, White initially (and inexplicably) asked a police dispatcher to send a canine unit to his location. He subsequently explained his predicament, which prompted the operator to ask, “Okay, you said you bought some drugs from them and they didn’t give you your change back?"
Listen to the 911 call here:
For his efforts, White was arrested April 29 on a disorderly conduct charge (for loitering where drugs are used or sold). He was booked into the Charleston County Detention Center, where White has previously found himself on many occasions, according to court records.
White, pictured in the above mug shot, is jailed in lieu of $400 bond. (1 page)