Police warn of 'untrustworthy drug dealers,' offer to weigh drugs to ensure correct amount

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A police department in North Carolina shared a tongue-in-cheek scam alert on their Facebook page that warns residents of "untrustworthy drug dealers."

The Mint Hill Police Department posted a photo of a bag of marijuana placed on top of an iPhone displaying the calculator app. The app shows the number 3.5, a ruse meant to indicate the weight of the marijuana.

“Some untrustworthy drug dealers are using their cell phone, instead of a certified scale to display the weight of the merchandise that they are selling,” the department said. 

The photo shows the numbers “3.5” typed into the calculator, indicating the weight of the substance “agreed upon during your transaction.”

Police said they'll assist anyone who wants to have their purchase weighed. 

"By placing the drugs on their cell phone, they can type in whatever weight they want, claiming it was the weight agreed upon during your transaction.

Please do not become a victim of this scam. Contact us here at the Mint Hill Police Department and schedule to meet with one of our officers. We can assist you by weighing your purchase to ensure that you didn’t get cheated out of what you paid for."