That's a lesson a teenage boy in Helena, Montana, learned the hard way.
Instead of sending a text message to his dealer, police say he sent one to Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton.
Police said the text read: “Hey Dawg, do you have a $20 I can buy right now?”
Dutton told the Helena Independent Record he thought it was just a joke at first.
“I was looking around to see if there was someone outside my window playing a prank.”
When it seemed clear he'd received an inadvertent text, he decided to play along. He said he told the teen to meet him at a local business.
When police showed up, they found two teens and an older man. Detectives called the teens over and flashed their badges. Police told the Recorder both kids turned white, and one of them fainted.
But in the end, the kids got off with a slap on the wrist. No charges were laid.
“When the detective saw there were parents that wanted to be involved he took the right action and I’m really proud of the deputy,” Dutton said.
“Trying to buy drugs is a crime, but it’s probably worse that they had to face their parents.”LINK HERE..