In this week’s edition of dumb crook news, a man sealed his fate when he mistakenly called a local police officer and offered to make a drug deal with him.
Marvin Lamar McKiver, 23, was arrested around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday after calling the cell phone of White Lake Police Chief Bruce Smith trying to set up a drug deal, according to reports.
McKiver apparently didn’t realize that the phone number he had reached belonged to a police officer, said Elizabethtown Police Chief Bobby Kinlaw.
Smith told McKiver that he would call him back to set up a time to meet, and then immediately called Elizabethtown Police Department for assistance. An Elizabethtown officer went to meet with McKiver to make the buy, Kinlaw said.
When McKiver walked toward the vehicle to make the sale, he recognized that the buyer was an officer, and ran. Officers quickly caught up with him, seized two grams of marijuana, and took McKiver to Bladen County Jail.
McKiver was charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver and resisting arrest. He was held in the county jail on $2,500 secured bond.
According to reports, McKiver listed his address as both Lewis Village, Apt. 18, Elizabethtown, and 3905 Marcom St., Apt. C, Raleigh.