Drug Dealer Reports Stolen Weed to Police, Gets Away Scot-Free

By McCarton Ackerman 09/08/14

Mariah Massad called police to report a robbery, which included 10 grams of pot.

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A Florida drug dealer called local police to report that a bag with her weed had been stolen, but residents of Charlotte County are both outraged and perplexed that she managed to walk away scot-free.

Mariah Massad called 911 to report that a man had dragged her across pavement in a parking lot before stealing her bag and its contents. She said in the call that the bag “had all my money ($840 in cash) and a little bit of weed…we were gonna smoke but not that much.” But deputies later found Facebook chats with 17-year-old Antonio Kleiss which showed that she was going to sell him 10 grams of marijuana.

Kleiss was arrested and charged with felony grand theft of a controlled substance and felony robbery, but Massad was not been charged with a crime. "It sucks for her to get robbed but if you're dealing in an illegal activity, it kind of comes with the territory,” said witness Sasha Johnston. “For her to get off scot-free, I don't think that's right. I think they should both go to jail for the illegal activity.”

Deputies also confirmed that there is extremely limited physical evidence linking Kleiss to the stolen items that Massad reported. “No bag, no drugs, no money. Nothing,” said his grandmother, Mary. “A drug dealer can just call the police and tell them [they] were robbed. He’s made mistakes…but this whole thing is ludicrous.”

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McCarton Ackerman is a freelance writer and editor living in Portland, Oregon. He has been a contributor for The Fix since October 2011, writing on a wide range of topics ranging from medical marijuana in Colorado to the world's sexiest drug smugglers. Follow him on Linkedin and Twitter.