I'm no legal scholar, but even I was aware that law enforcement takes a pretty dim view of folks who use the internet as a way of advertising illegal drug sales.

And now, a Dekalb man knows that, too.

Dekalb Police happened to catch the posting by a 30 year old man that offered up illegal narcotics for sale, so they did what police do. They met up with him, and when they found out his offer of illegal drugs was for real, they arrested him.

The chances of an up-close-and-personal encounter with the cops is pretty much guaranteed when you have bag of cannabis containing several smaller bags of cannabis, ecstasy pills, and a loaded handgun in the vehicle. That you advertised.

You'd think that someone who has plenty of experience in the legal system would know better, but no. His charges include Armed Habitual Criminal, Armed Violence, Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Unlawful Possession of Cannabis with the Intent to Deliver, and Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance with the Intent to Deliver.

I know the old adage of "Crime doesn't pay," but it does occasionally provoke a laugh.

Thankfully, for those of us that love "dumb criminal" stories, there seems to be an endless supply of dumb criminals.

Readers Digest:

  • When police in Vancouver, Canada, asked to search Jason Pauchay’s apartment for drugs, he was not a suspect—in fact, they were looking for someone else. That all changed when they got a look at how his name was listed on his cell phone: “Jason Pauchay Drug Dealer.”
  • Recently, a woman in Fresno, California, was stopped at a DUI checkpoint for being soused. Ever helpful, she offered up this info: “My husband’s right behind me, and he’s even drunker than I am.”
  • A German bank robber sent mocking emails to local police, ridiculing their efforts to arrest him. First he let them know they had his age, build, and accent wrong. Then he corrected their announcement that he’d escaped on foot; no, he had a getaway car! The cops got the last word in, though, when they arrested the guy a few hours later. They used his email to trace him.