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An 18-year-old drug dealing master criminal is languishing in Utah County Jail after reporting the theft of his stash to police, the Deseret Morning News reports.

He rang the cops to complain that someone had broken into his Orem home and made off with the "quarter-pound of marijuana he had been trying to sell". The burglar "had broken a window and apparently cut himself while crawling into the home" and a "trail of blood indicated that the thief's efforts were concentrated on the 18-year-old's bedroom, where the drugs had been kept".

The Utah Scarface then explained to officers that he had received a call earlier in the day from a 23-year-old Provo man who wanted to score some weed. The deal never took place because the dealer was on his way to work, but he thought the prospective customer might be a good suspect.

He was right. The cops soon tracked the Provo man to his mother's house where they found six ounces of marijuana and "a pair of blood-soaked pants" - a result of a large cut on his arm. He was quickly booked into Utah County Jail on "multiple burglary, theft and possession of marijuana in a drug-free zone with the intent to distribute" raps.

Police then asked the owner of the drugs to pop down to the Orem Public Safety Building to identify his property. He duly did, and was cuffed for his trouble. He faces a charge of "possession of marijuana in a drug-free zone with intent to distribute".

Orem cop Doug Edwards admitted: "Even the dumb criminals are generally smarter than this." ®

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