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Police arrest man who called to report meth deal gone bad

By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |   Jan. 11, 2016 at 10:12 AM

BUTTE, Mont., Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Police in Montana said a man was arrested after calling authorities to report he had been ripped off while trying to buy methamphetamine.

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Officers in Butte said Dean May Jr., 31, called police Wednesday night to report he had paid a woman $60 for an amount of crystal meth, but the woman took the money without providing the drugs.

Investigators said May was found to be intoxicated and under the influence of meth, a violation of of his probation.

"We go on calls sometimes like that," Butte-Silver Bow Undersheriff George Skuletich told NBC Montana. "When you're high or drunk, you do some silly, stupid things, so this is something I imagine he regretted when he woke up the next morning in jail."

May has previous convictions for burglary and assault on a peace officer, court records show.

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