Man picks wrong number for alleged drug sale

MUSKEGO, Wis. (AP) - December 7, 2010

A 19-year-old Muskego man was arrested Sunday after a 10-year-old boy received a wrong-number text message asking, "You want to buy some hash?"

It turns out the boy's grandfather is a Wisconsin state trooper, and the boy was at his grandfather's home when the message arrived.

The boy didn't know what the message meant. But the grandfather did, so he called a colleague who with on-duty troopers sent back messages to arrange a buy.

When no one showed up for the deal, the man left. Troopers arrested him, seizing a bag with 5 grams of hash.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the case has been turned over to prosecutors.

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