Georgia man arrested after calling police to report stolen marijuana
A Georgia man was arrested in DeKalb County, Alabama for calling to report his marijuana had been stolen on Friday.
A press release says 21-year-old Dante Michael Bellamoli called 911 dispatchers from the Mentone Market on Highway 117 to report that someone had stolen his marijuana and he needed help from officers.
The Mentone Police Department and the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office Narcotics and Interdiction Team responded to the call.
After an investigation, they found Bellamoli in possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia.
He was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Weldon released this statement following the arrest:
"While it is very uncommon for someone to call dispatch about their missing marijuana, our dispatchers field all manner of calls, from cows in the roadway to extremely serious incidents and emergencies. It probably wasn't the best decision for this individual to choose to report stolen marijuana, but we were happy to investigate it for him."