A dom drug mert who tried to sell cocaine on Facebook was nabbed in Milnerton over the weekend after he was piemped by a potential client.
But what the mert didn’t know was that his customer was actually a former cop.
The 50-year-old father from Milnerton, who asked not to be named, says he got a skrik on Friday when a man he’s never met sent him a random message on Facebook, telling him he had dagga and cocaine at a good price.
“We are not friends at all, but he just offered me coke and weed,” he says.
“I like to play with these asshole scammers so I went ahead. He added me to WhatsApp and then started chatting to me and sent me a price list.”
In the text messages, the drug dealer tells the dad he sells one gram of cocaine for R1000 and indoor dagga known as “cheese” for R150.
This, he says, includes the delivery costs.
The amused customer says he put the dealer to the test and ordered seven grams of cocaine and told him to meet him at McDonald’s in Milnerton.
“Later in the day, I am bored at work because of load shedding and thought let me see if he actually comes, so I order seven grams of coke and tell him where to meet me,” he explains.
“First he says he is driving a Mercedes-Benz, but then he says a white VW Polo which he was actually driving.”
But as the dealer prepared to do a quick exchange, he had no idea that police and local security companies, who had been contacted by the dad, would pounce on him as he pulled up.
“He put up a helluva fight and seemed to have swallowed the drugs when he realised he was being busted,” he says.
The Metro Police’s K9 Unit discovered more cocaine hidden in the car.
Metro Police spokesperson, Superintendent Ruth Solomons, says K9 Savage detected drugs hidden in a sock inside the backrest of the passenger seat.
“Officers confiscated 50 units of cocaine with an estimated street value of R23 000 and just over R3 000 in cash. The 36-year-old driver was arrested and detained at Bothasig SAPS.”
The clever dad describes the dealer as a “dom d**s” who should research people before trying to sell drugs to them.
“One click on my profile and he would see a picture of me in police uniform as I am a former officer,” he says.