December 20, 2008
Dealer allegedly delivers crack to cop
A crack dealer making a delivery learned the hard way that his new customers were police officers in Galveston, Texas, investigators said.
An officer decided to make a call early Thursday after he got a tip from an informant, complete with telephone number, about a dealer willing to make home deliveries, the Houston Chronicle reported.When the officer called, the man at the other end of the line not only agreed to bring the drugs to a prearranged location but helpfully described his appearance when asked. John Patrick Lacour Jr. was arrested when he arrived with the crack.
Lacour was being held in lieu of $250,000 bail Friday.
It was great thinking on the policeman's part -- and not on the criminal's part, said Lt. D.J. Alvarez.