Drug Dealer Reports Stole Cocaine and Money Stash
When one is in the business of selling illegal drugs, best to keep under the radar. If something goes wrong, still better to not involve the cops, making them aware of your side job. David Blackmon, 32, of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, didn’t really think this through when he decided to report a stash of cash and cocaine missing.
Blackmon phoned the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office early Sunday morning to report that someone had stolen a baggie of cocaine and his stash of cash from his vehicle. He self-identified as a drug dealer and told the responding officer that an unidentified individual had entered his car while it was parked, stealing $50 and a quarter ounce of the drug from its center console.
The deputy humored Blackmon and examined the parked vehicle, where he noted cocaine still present in the spot the man said it had gone missing. He also discovered a crack rock near the cocaine, as well as the man’s crack pipe on the floorboard of the driver’s side. The stash of money, it appeared, was the only personal belonging that had indeed gone missing.
According to arrest documentation, Blackmon was not amused by the officer’s insistence that he continue to provide a detailed theft report after the thorough investigation. He asked them why he allowed him to keep talking after discovering the drugs.
Deputies then attempted to restrain the man, but he refused to cooperate. So, they were forced to physically turn him and place his hands behind his back. The drug dealer was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting arrest. The Sheriff’s Department posted the hilarious ordeal on its Facebook page eliciting many clever comments regarding America’s free market economy and the effects of drugs on one’s thinking.
Blackmon was subsequently released after posting $4,000 bail. Evidently, he wasn’t that hard up for the missing $50.
Last year, Vice asked attorney Greg Gifford what to do if someone steals drugs. The attorney responded that it depends whether the stash is a dealer’s or a user’s. “A victim could try to argue that, ‘Hey, this guy stole my property and I paid $500 for it, and nobody can prove it was illegal property because it doesn’t exist anymore and hey, maybe it was actually a fake narcotic…'” Glifford says. “But making that case would be extremely difficult. You’d have to have some kind of physical proof, and if all you’ve got is the guy’s admission saying, ‘Yeah, I stole your heroin, your cocaine, your pot,’ most judges, I’d imagine, would just toss [the case]. I’ve yet to see someone try something like that, and I wouldn’t recommend it.” He goes on to add, “If you’re a dealer, you’re screwed, but if you’re a user, everyone wants to work with you, so you should absolutely call the police, especially if you’ve been robbed at gunpoint or knife point,” Gifford says. “You can get justice against the people who robbed you with perhaps some residual issues toward yourself in certain instances. But for the most part, a user will get in virtually no trouble.”
Guess self-proclaimed drug dealer Blackmon didn’t do his research prior to reporting his stash stolen.