Authorities: Man errantly texted prosecutor about drug swap

By on March 22, 2017


Stefanson hasn't provide details in advance of the bill's presentation, but says the aim is to have checks and balances for when marijuana becomes legal. (Photo: Katheirne Hitt/ Flickr)
Stefanson hasn’t provide details in advance of the bill’s presentation, but says the aim is to have checks and balances for when marijuana becomes legal. (Photo: Katheirne Hitt/ Flickr)

EDWARDSVILLE, Pa. — Authorities say a man mistakenly sent a text message to a Pennsylvania prosecutor indicating that he wanted to trade marijuana for heroin.

Luzerne County prosecutors say Assistant District Attorney Jill Matthews received a text Nov. 2 using drug lingo that they called an “obvious text for a drug deal.” They say she later received a photo of a plastic bag containing a green substance on a scale.

Authorities said 29-year-old John Raimondo, of Plymouth, was arrested at the supposed drug swap outside a shopping centre in Edwardsville, about 100 miles northwest of Philadelphia.

He’s now being sought after failing to appear for a hearing.

Court documents don’t list a defence attorney. A listed number for Raimondo couldn’t be found Tuesday.