‘Drugs are no good’: Gainesville officer responds to wrong-number text with advice

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GAINESVILLE, FL (WFLA) – Gainesville Police have a message for people looking to buy drugs: Check the number you’re texting.

On Saturday night, the police department shared two photos on its Facebook page showing a wrong-number text an officer received.

“Hey do you have bud I might need some,” the person wrote.

In response, the officer texted a picture of his badge with the message, “I think you have the wrong number.”

The officer also added, “Drugs are no good for you.”

The person texted back with a shocked face, saying “Oh my god. I’m so sorry.”

PSA: If you’re looking to score drugs….please double check the number before you text. Also, drugs are bad, mmmkay?

Posted by Gainesville Police Department on Saturday, January 20, 2018

The photos were shared to the Gainesville Police Department Facebook page just before 8 p.m. Saturday as a “PSA.” At the end of the post they add, “Also, drugs are bad, mmmkay?”

The post has been shared more than 1,000 times since then, and has nearly 5,000 likes.

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