"Experienced Drug User" Calls Deputies to Test Meth Purchase, Says Might be Dangerous
Last updated 3/31/2022 at 6:03pm
SPRING HILL – If there is anything good that comes out of doing methamphetamine, it's that sometimes the user just calls the police on themselves. That's what happened in Spring Hill yesterday, after 41-year-old Thomas Eugene Colucci wasn't convinced that the Meth he just purchased was the real thing, so he called the Hernando County Sheriff's Office to come check it out.
According to officials, Deputies responded to 1463 Mariner Blvd around 7:00 p.m. last night to test methamphetamine that Colucci had in his possession. 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.
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, so Deputies proceeded to place Colucci under arrest.
Suddenly, Colucci told the deputies he was having some chest pains, so he was transported to an area hospital where he was medically cleared.
Colucci is charged with Possession of Methamphetamine and Drug Paraphernalia. His bond was set at $7,000.