When driving, one should always keep one’s eyes on the road. That’s doubly true if you happen to be a drug dealer hauling $16,000 worth of methamphetamines, a lesson one man in Winnipeg, Canada, learned the hard way.
On Tuesday, November 13, Winnipeg police officers pulled over a 38-year-old man they caught taking a selfie while driving. Once he was on the side of the road, they spied what they suspected was a bag of drugs inside the vehicle.
— Andrew Dee (@andrewdee03) December 9, 2016
Officers quickly arrested the driver and found out just how right they were.
The car contained:
- 16.5 grams of methamphetamine (estimated street value of $16,000)
- 23.3 ounces of cocaine (estimated street value of $46,000)
- 3 grams of heroin (estimated street value of $1,500)
- 13.9 ounces of a cutting agent
- 229 Xanax pills (estimated street value of $900)
- $2,285 in Canadian currency
- 2 mobile phones
- Digital scale
Only one of many FOOLS😀
— Penny (@ethlynharry) December 10, 2016
Twitter was less than impressed by this master criminal:
Selfiecide… 😬… 😂
— Frank Docherty (@4rankDocherty) November 14, 2018
If your dipping into that cocktail of drugs, chances of making sound judgment is pretty slim.
— Michael Hill (@nycoccet) November 14, 2018
— Tricky Miki (@trickymiki) November 14, 2018
Was a selfie worth being arrested?
Not too bright or maybe just too high
— Kathie MacCallum (@katmaccallum) November 13, 2018
— Joel McAuley (@joelanthony_204) November 14, 2018
No one said criminals were smart.
— Sheryl (@smacky12) November 13, 2018
This man will surely be remembered in the drug trafficking hall of shame.
The man (whose selfie turned out great, by the way), has been arrested and charged with multiple counts of drug trafficking. Privacy laws prevent reporters from finding out whether he was also issued a ticket for distracted driving, but that will likely be the least of his worries.
Does the list of charges include taking a selfie?
— Paula Havixbeck (@HavixbeckPaula) November 14, 2018