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Florida Man Arrested After Asking Police To Test His Meth For 'Authenticity'—And Yep, That Checks Out
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A Florida man turned himself in to law enforcement for his illegal drug purchase.

Sort of.

Thomas Eugene Colucci called the sheriff’s office regarding two bags of meth he had recently purchased at a local bar.

But as revealed in a Facebook post by the Hernando County Sheriff's office, Colucci called 911 in hopes of finding out whether or not the meth he purchased was "authentic."

The post featured Colucci's booking photo alongside an image declaring "you just can't make this stuff up."

According to the post, Colucci told deputies upon their arrival at his home he thought the meth he purchased was actually bath salts.

He went on to tell them he was able to discern whether or not meth was authentic due to the fact he was an "experienced drug user" and "knew what it should feel like."

Colucci told the deputies he called 911 because he didn't want the man who sold him the meth to continue selling "fake" drugs to others and to "put the person in trouble."

However, Colucci was unable to provide the deputies with a name or any contact information for the individual who sold him the meth.

The deputies obliged Colucci's request, performing a field test on the substances Colucci provided.

The good news for Colucci? Both of the substances tested positive for methamphetamine, confirming the drugs Colucci purchased were authentic.

The bad news? Colucci was arrested immediately afterward.

After arresting Colucci and placing him in the sheriff's department car, Colucci informed the deputies he was experiencing chest pains.

As a result, he was taken to a local hospital where he was cleared by the doctors before finally being taken to the Hernando County Detention Center.

Colucci was held on a seven-thousand-dollar bond, charged with possession of methamphetamine and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Facebook users shared their amusement at this unusual situation.

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@Hernando County Sheriff's Office/Facebook


@Hernando County Sheriff's Office/Facebook


@Hernando County Sheriff's Office/Facebook


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@Hernando County Sheriff's Office/Facebook

Others commended the deputies for how they handled the situation, with a few wondering if this particular crime might have been something of a relief from what they are normally used to.

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@Hernando County Sheriff's Office/Facebook

@Hernando County Sheriff's Office/Facebook

@Hernando County Sheriff's Office/Facebook


@Hernando County Sheriff's Office/Facebook

While others felt the need to address as funny as this particular incident may seem, addiction is a serious disease and expressed hope Colucci would get the help he needs.

@Hernando County Sheriff's Office/Facebook

@Hernando County Sheriff's Office/Facebook

@Hernando County Sheriff's Office/Facebook

@Hernando County Sheriff's Office/Facebook

While it's unclear whether or not this was the first time the Hernando County Sheriff's Office answered a call like this, they made it clear at the end of their Facebook post they were ready and willing to provide this service again.

"If you, or someone you know, have doubts about the authenticity of any illegal narcotics you have on-hand or have obtained from another person, the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to provide this service, FREE of charge."