Photo: U.S. District Court Records
Once an idiot, always an idiot.
Just like that airhead who was arrested after posting a bank robbery on Instagram, an accused Oakland drug dealer named Marcos Hatch has been arrested after he was busted by DEA agents talking about and posting about drug deals on his Instagram. Smooth move, Marcos.
It all came about during an investigation of another local man suspected of dealing drugs. An undercover Oakland police officer decided to send Christian Vanleer a request to follow on Instagram, and when Vanleer accepted, the undercover cop started requesting to be friends with the dealer’s other followers – and one of those friends was Hatch’s account. Busted.
On his account, which is currently private although something tells me he won’t be using Instagram for a while, Hatch had share up to 20 pictures advertising Xanax and prescription painkillers. There’s more. Hatch used the hashtag #holla. And other users would ask about his price. Whoops.
According to East Bay Times:
In other pictures, other users would do business with Hatch in the comments section. For instance, one user commented on a picture of marijuana, “How much for (an ounce)?” and Hatch replied, “200,” according to federal agents.
Other photos showed stacks of U.S. currency, including one where authorities say Hatch showed his face. It was hashtagged #Takenpenitentiarychances (sic), an indication that, “(Hatch) obtained the large amount of money shown by selling controlled substances, and he was taking a chance that if he got caught, he would be arrested and go to jail,” a federal agent wrote in the affidavit.
Hatch, you idiot.
Hatch was of course arrested and charged with trafficking alprazolam. Police also found numerous guns, including an AK-47 in his house.
This dude faces up to five years in prison.