A Florida man thought it was a good idea to call 911 and have the Sheriff's office test the drugs that he recently purchased.

Florida Man Who Called 911 To Get His Meth Tested By Sheriff, Reaches Deal That Could Dismiss Drug Charges

The Florida man that thought it was a good idea to call 911 and have the Sheriff’s office test the drugs that he recently purchased, reached a deal earlier this week.

The deal requires Thomas Colucci, 41, to perform 25 hours of community service and pay $700 in court costs and fees. He will also be required to submit to a drug screening each month.

If Colucci completes this “contract” of pre-trial supervision, the charges against home could be dismissed.

On March 10, 2022, at approximately 7 p.m., Hernando County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to 1463 Mariner Boulevard in Spring Hill after a resident in the home called 9-1-1 to request that a deputy be dispatched to “test the methamphetamine” he had recently purchased.

A Florida man thought it was a good idea to call 911 and have the Sheriff's office test the drugs that he recently purchased.

Upon arrival, deputies met with Thomas Eugene Colucci.  Colucci told deputies he had recently purchased methamphetamine from a male he met in a local bar, and after having used a bit of it, believed it was actually bath salts. 

Colucci went on to tell deputies he was an experienced drug user, having used methamphetamine in the past, and “knew what it should feel like.”  Colucci produced two small baggies, each containing a white crystal-like substance, and handed them over to the deputy.

Evidently, the substance Colucci had recently purchased did not provide the expected sensation, hence the call to 911.

Colucci told deputies he wanted his methamphetamine tested, as he did not want other people to purchase “fake” methamphetamine from the individual who sold it to him.  Colucci wanted deputies to “put the person in trouble” for selling dangerous drugs; however, he was unable to provide a name or any contact info for this individual.

As requested, a deputy performed a field test on a sample of the white crystal-like substance from each of the baggies.  The substance from both baggies tested positive for methamphetamine.

Deputies placed Colucci under arrest and in the back of a patrol vehicle. 

After being placed under arrest, Colucci told the deputies he was having some chest pains.  Colucci was then transported to a local hospital where he was medically cleared by a physician.

Thomas Eugene Colucci was booked into the Hernando County Detention Center and was charged as follows:

  • Possession of Methamphetamine
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (2 counts)
  • Bond – $7,000.

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