EVERETT — A Seattle woman reportedly told detectives she was planning to rob an “idiot,” not engage in a drug deal, when she showed up for a parking lot meeting Wednesday with a man she’d traded messages with on social media.
Big problem: The stranger was a police officer.
The woman, 21, reportedly had agreed to sell a quarter-ounce of heroin to a man who contacted her using Facebook messenger.
“She provided a price for an agreed upon amount and provided (a) location for the meet,” according to court papers.
Officers showed up as planned in a parking lot outside a business along Evergreen Way. The woman was arrested when she arrived.
Her car was searched after obtaining a judge’s permission. Inside, officers found about 40 grams of suspected methamphetamine, 18 grams of heroin, a scale and an apparent drug-sale ledger.
She also had heroin apparently packaged for purchase, plus a loaded .38-caliber revolver in her purse, police said.
The woman was arrested for investigation of drug offenses. Her troubles got worse after she spoke with detectives.
She claimed she didn’t plan on selling the drugs, but instead had been planning to rob the man who had contacted her about buying dope, court papers said.
“She said the guy was an ‘idiot’ and was going to rob him so she could ‘flee to Florida,’ ” police wrote.
Instead, the woman was booked into the Snohomish County Jail for investigation of attempted first-degree robbery, in addition to trafficking in heroin and meth.
Scott North: 425-339-3431; firstname.lastname@example.org. Twitter: @snorthnews.