DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. – A Georgia man was arrested Friday in DeKalb County after calling authorities to report his marijuana was stolen.
On Friday, Nov. 1, the DeKalb County 911 line received an unusual call from a man at the Mentone Market on Highway 117 in Mentone. The man asked for assistance, saying his marijuana had allegedly been stolen. The call was then transferred to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office to assist the man in the theft. The Mentone Police Department, along with agents with the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics & Interdiction Team responded to the call.
Upon further investigation, authorities found the man who reported his weed stolen in possession of cocaine and other drug paraphernalia. Dante Michael Bellamoli, 21 of Georiga, was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
“While it is very uncommon for someone to call dispatch about their missing marijuana, our dispatchers field all manner of calls, from cows in the roadway to extremely serious incidents and emergencies,” DeKalb Sheriff Nick Welden said. “…It probably wasn’t the best decision for this individual to choose to report stolen marijuana, but we were happy to investigate it for him,” he added.