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Man arrested after mistakenly sending incriminating video to Richmond Police officer

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Posted at 4:48 PM, Dec 13, 2023
and last updated 2023-12-13 17:50:20-05

RICHMOND — A Richmond man was arrested after mistakenly texting an incriminating video to a Richmond police officer on Monday.

According to the Richmond Police Department, Officer Thackrey was off-duty when a man sent her a video of large quantities of marijuana, along with sales prices.

The department said the officer knew the man from a previous police encounter.

“It was very obvious these text messages were not intended for Officer Thackrey, let alone a law enforcement officer,” the department said.

Thackrey was granted a search warrant for the suspect’s house on Dec. 11 and seized the following:

  • Over 14 pounds of marijuana
  • 633 grams of THC wax valued at over $7,000
  • Several bags of marijuana gummies
  • A 9mm handgun
  • $522

Richmond Police officers arrested a man on a preliminary charge of dealing marijuana/hashish/salvia. He was taken to the Wayne County Jail. WRTV will not name him until he is formally charged.

“Police let this be a reminder to always double check who you are sending that text message to before hitting the send button,” the department said.