DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. —
A man in Georgia was arrested Friday after calling 911 to report stolen marijuana, according to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office.
Sheriff Nick Welden said deputies and officers with the Mentone Police Department responded to a man requesting assistance after his marijuana was allegedly stolen at the Mentone Market in Mentone, Georgia.
Upon arrival, authorities found 21-year-old Dante Bellamoli in possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia. Bellamoli was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Sherrif Welden posted this on the Sheriff’s Office website in regard to 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. They are ready to take action regardless of the nature of the call and do an outstanding job as the first point of contact for our deputies. They are our eyes and ears, and guide our deputies with real time information so they are able to do their job as safely as possible. 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.