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Drug Dealer Calls Cops To Report A Theft

Busted after saying drug customer robbed him

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Pot Dealer Robbed

SEPTEMBER 25--When working in the field of illegal drug sales, it is never a good idea to contact police to complain that a customer robbed you.

Cops say that Eric Thomas, 33, “called police in reference to a theft” Friday in Largo, a city in the Tampa Bay, Florida area.

Upon being contacted by officers, Thomas “stated he was selling marijuana, and someone stole $10 from him while attempting to sell it.” While reporting the theft, Thomas had 11 baggies of pot in his hands, according to an arrest affidavit.

In the Free State of Florida, it remains illegal to possess marijuana with the intent to sell it.

Thomas “made spontaneous statements about getting robbed while attempting to sell the marijuana,” reported Officer Ricardo Morales, who noted that Thomas was holding more than 40 grams of pot when collared.

During a post-arrest search of Thomas, cops reportedly found two baggies containing cocaine in his wallet.

Pictured above, Thomas was charged with a pair of drug felonies and booked into the county jail, where he remains locked up in lieu of $7000 bond.

In the past year, Thomas has been convicted of marijuana, cocaine, and battery counts. In a pending case, Thomas has been accused of possessing seven Ziploc baggies of marijuana. The pot was discovered when Thomas emptied his pockets into a clear plastic tray at a court security checkpoint.

Thomas--who reportedly admitted the pot was meant for sale--was at the Pinellas County Justice Center last month “to see the clerk of courts,” cops noted. (2 pages)