In the same vein as police departments’ tongue-in-cheek offers on Facebook to test meth for the Ebola or Zika virus, there are considerate offers to weigh illegal drugs.
Mint Hill [NC] Police Department
4 November 2019
The Mint Hill Police Department has been made aware of a new scam that we want the public to be aware of.
Some untrustworthy drug dealers are using their cell phone, instead of a certified scale to display the weight of the merchandise that they are selling. By placing the drugs on their cell phone, they can type in whatever weight they want, claiming it was the weight agreed upon during your transaction.
Please do not become a victim of this scam. Contact us here at the Mint Hill Police Department and schedule to meet with one of our officers. We can assist you by weighing your purchase to ensure that you didn’t get cheated out of what you paid for.
Winfield [MO] Police Department
7 November 2019