A Minneapolis woman was arrested after mistakenly text-messaging a cop that she had marijuana to sell, according to a criminal complaint filed Monday in Hennepin County District Court.
On Thursday, an investigator with the Minneapolis Police Department had received a random text message that said, "Got your greens, let me know what you need." Knowing that "greens" is a common slang term for marijuana, the investigator texted back that he wanted to buy $100 worth.
The next day, the investigator met Najileh Cekoc Sengbloh, 24, at the Wedge co-op in south Minneapolis, according to the criminal complaint charging her with selling drugs. After the investigator got into her green Mercedes, Sengbloh removed a plastic bag holding about 6 grams of marijuana from the glove compartment and exchanged it for the money. She was then arrested.
After a search, more than $5,000 was found in her wallet and backpack. Around 2 grams of marijuana was found in the backpack.
Sengbloh later told police that she had placed an ad on Craigslist offering to sell marijuana and had tried to contact one of the numbers she had received from the ad. She also admitted to selling marijuana to the investigator.
Sgt. Steve McCarty, a spokesman for the Minneapolis police, said he had never heard of a mistaken text to an officer leading to an arrest.
"What are the chances of that happening?" he asked.
Sengbloh was released from custody Monday.