March 10, 2009

Police: Man gave drug dealer fake cash

Police in Florida said a man accused of drug possession and leaving the scene of a crash allegedly tried to buy drugs with fake money.

Investigators said Eric Bruen, 29, was pulled over Saturday by Stuart Police after they noticed that his car was severely damaged and could not stay inside a lane, reported Tuesday.

Police found four rocks of crack cocaine in is car and thee rocks of the drug in his shirt pocket.

Bruen had allegedly tried to purchase drugs earlier Saturday but the transaction was cut short when the dealer realized that Bruen was offering fake money, police said. The suspect drove off after the dealer accidentally dropped a few rocks of crack cocaine into the car and he struck two parked vehicles and a telephone pole in the process of making his getaway, authorities allege.

Bruen was jailed in lieu of $5,250 bond.