Deal For Man Who Asked Cops To Test His Meth
Police: Floridian, 41, was worried dealer actually sold him bath salts
JUNE 16–The Florida Man who gave police two baggies of methamphetamine and asked them to test the stash for him will have to perform community service and refrain from using alcohol and drugs as part of a deal with prosecutors, according to court records.
Thomas Colucci, 41, this month entered into a pre-trial intervention contract that defers his prosecution for possession of meth and drug paraphernalia. The contract requires Colucci to perform 25 hours of community service and pay around $700 in court costs and fees.
Additionally, Colucci is prohibited from visiting bars and consuming or possessing illegal drugs. He will also be drug tested monthly and must submit to “urinalysis, breathalyzer or blood test” as requested by probation officials, according to the contract filed in court this week.
If Colucci successfully completes his pre-trial supervision, the case against him could be dismissed. However, if he were to violate terms of the contract, Colucci would be tried on felony and misdemeanor counts.
Colucci, seen above, was arrested in March after calling police to say that he “wanted law enforcement to test” meth he had purchased from a drug dealer named “Jay Jay” whom he met at a bar near his Tampa-area residence.
When cops arrived at Colucci’s home, he handed over two baggies containing a crystalline substance. After using some of the drug, Colucci explained, he became concerned that “Jay Jay” sold him bath salts, the synthetic stimulant, not meth.
Colucci, cops reported, said he was a drug addict who “had consumed meth in the past and knows what meth should feel like.” Noting that the substance he ingested did not leave a “burning sensation,” Colucci added that “he believed that the meth was actually bath salts from a Google search that he conducted,” according to a police report.
Colucci said he called 911 because he did not want other users to purchase “fake” meth from “Jay Jay.” Colucci, who did not know his dealer’s real name, told police that he “wanted Jay Jay in trouble because he believed that the drugs that Jay Jay was selling were dangerous.”
A field test of the substance handed over by Colucci “positively identified the presence of methamphetamine,” investigators noted.