Iowa City man Daniel P. Noehl Sr., 57 was arrested Sunday after he called police to report he had not been paid in an illegal drug deal, the Press-Citizen reported.
Noehl allegedly gave a friend three prescription pill bottles — about 230 pills total with the agreement that he was to be paid $1.25 per pill.
Noehl told police he didn’t know selling prescription medication was illegal, or else he would have sold them
“a long time ago when I was on drugs,”
according to criminal complaints. The would-be drug dealer then admitted to police that he had smoked crack cocaine as recently as Wednesday and asked police if they wanted to see his crack pipe. Police say the man turned over a metal pipe with burnt residue on it.
Here’s a tip: when doing a drug deal, it’s probably best to keep the cops out of it.