The Pioneer Press reported on an arrest made on three criminals who were dealing in drugs that ended up with aggravated robbery and kidnapping charges. Hereâ€™s how it went down.
Three West St. Paul men â€“ Kenneth Charles Scott age 41, Sean Robert Norton age 28 and Jeffery Dwayne Williams age 48 paid $2,100 for three pounds of marijuana but instead got gerbil food. When they found out it wasnâ€™t marijuana they assaulted one of the dealers by hitting him over the head with a baseball bat, hitting him with their fists, and threatening to kill him. Then these three guys got the bright idea to hold the dealer for ransom because the dealerâ€™s friends took off with their money. These three guys wanted their money back. They told the dealer to call someone to get them their money and thatâ€™s when they held the man until the transaction was completed.
The dealer called his stepfather to wire him $3,000 and to make the check out the Sean Norton one of the stupid criminals. The stepfather called police and helped set up a sting. When Sean Norton showed up to collect the money, the police arrested him.
If convicted each man faces up to forty years in prison for their stupidity!