A Pennsylvania man who left two kilos of pot in an Uber driver’s car was arrested by police when he tried to retrieve the weed. Malik Mollett, 21, was arrested by undercover state troopers on January 9, in accordance to media stories.
Mollett had hailed a Uber close to Pittsburgh late final month, however on the finish of his experience forgot a bag with two sealed one-pound packages of hashish. When he realized that he left his weed in the automotive, he contacted Uber in an try to recuperate the bag.
Uber Driver Snitches on Rider
Uber contacted the unidentified driver to cross on the details about the lacking bag that had been left in the automotive. The e-mail from Uber included a phone quantity for the bag’s proprietor. After discovering the bag, the driving force found the 2 packages of marijuana inside after which referred to as the police.
Last week, an undercover Pennsylvania state trooper posing as the driving force referred to as Mollett on the telephone quantity offered to report that the bag had been discovered. Mollett gave the police officer his identify and an outline of the misplaced bag. The undercover officer despatched a photograph of the bag by way of textual content message and Mollett confirmed that the bag was his. Mollett and the police officer then made plans to meet at a McDonald’s restaurant in the borough of Irwin, Pennsylvania in order that the bag might be returned.
At the assembly, Mollett, who appeared relieved and pleased to get well the bag, once more confirmed that it was his. Trooper Steve Limani stated that Mollett even joked with the undercover police officer.
“I think he even made a reference to ‘how much of this did you guys smoke?’ And the undercover officer that we had dropping it off said they did not consume any of his marijuana,” Limani stated.
The first trooper then exited the quick meals restaurant and a second undercover officer then got here in and arrested Mollett.
Police say that the 2 kilos of pot recovered is top quality and price hundreds of dollars on the road. Mollett is being held on the Westmoreland County Prison in lieu of a $150,000 bond. He has been charged with drug possession and legal use of a communication facility.