Not a good move: Mistakenly texting a cop to buy drugs

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A Florida man mistakenly texted a cop when he was trying to reach a drug dealer. It didn’t end well.

William Lamberson, 29, was looking to buy and sell drugs when he texted a number he thought belonged to a “hook up” he met at a 7-Eleven. But the Port St. Lucie man misdialed and in a cruel twist of fate, actually texted the captain of Martin County Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit. Whoops

At first the captain was trying to push away Lamberson, answering his first mention of drugs with “I don’t know you.” But then, he played along, according to texts posted on the department’s Facebook page.

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‘Deep Web’ director Alex Winter: Silk Road case wasn’t really about drugs

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Ross Ulbricht, the man convicted as being the mastermind behind the black market website Silk Road, was sentenced to life in prison on Friday.

Deep Web, a documentary about Ulbricht and the Silk Road trial, as well as deeper issues such as privacy, digital rights and the role of the government, debuts on Epix on Sunday night.

For Deep Web director Alex Winter, the timing of the release was strictly coincidental. “We had no way of knowing the sentencing [of Ulbricht] would be pushed back by two weeks,” he tells me. As a result of the timing, Winter had to rush to get information to editing crews to add in a final line about Ulbricht’s sentence at the end of the film in time for the Epix premiere. Read more…

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