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Genius alleged meth dealer texted police about upcoming drug deal

AP/Nam Y. Huh, File

A Louisiana man was arrested this week after he accidentally sent a text message to a sheriff's deputy about an alleged upcoming drug deal, according to law enforcement.

Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office arrested Dwayne Paul Herbert, 39, on drug and weapons charges, the office said Monday. Hebert, who reportedly thought he was sending a text message to a crystal methamphetamine buyer, sent the text message to a sheriff's deputy to finalize the meeting location.

The deputy wrote back "OK" before calling in the Narcotics Division for back up. After Hebert arrived at the meeting location with the drugs and two firearms, police said, he was placed under arrest and booked in the local jail. He is charged with possession of a firearm in the presence of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, and two counts of resisting an officer.

This isn't Hebert's first run-in with the law. He was arrested in November on charges of operating a meth lab out of a boat. He was released on a $90,000 bond for those charges.

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