Police say drug dealer tried to pass oregano off as weed in Worcester
WORCESTER — A drug deal went sour Wednesday after the buyer discovered the leafy green substance in the bag he bought was oregano, not the marijuana he thought he was buying.
A 19-year-old ended up with a slash on his finger and small cuts on his arm after confronting the alleged drug dealer for selling him fake pot on Parkton Street Wednesday afternoon.
The teen told police that he tried to buy marijuana off 32-year-old Matthew McCourt but ended up in an altercation with him after he discovered McCourt had sold him oregano. McCourt allegedly slashed at him with a box cutter.
McCourt, of 19 Forbes St., Apt. 3, was arrested on Thursday and charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.
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Police say drug dealer tried to pass oregano off as weed in Worcester WORCESTER — A drug deal went sour Wednesday after the buyer discovered the leafy green substance in the bag he bought was
Oregano fake weed
Apparently, celebrities get scammed just like the rest of us.
And unfortunately for R&B star Summer Walker, a recent run-in with a supposed Miami weed dealer left the singer with a plastic bag full of Italian herbs instead of dank bud.
In an Instagram post uploaded late last week, the 23-year-old Atlanta singer showed her followers a sandwich bag full of dark green oregano that she said she had purchased for $75. Walker has since deleted the video, but thanks to the wonders of social media, the bud blunder was rehashed for the entire internet to see.
Walker didn’t call out the dealer by name or describe the transaction in depth, but she made sure to warn other local potheads about the spiced up shakedown.
“Watch out Miami,” Walker can be heard narrating over the video. “They out here selling people oregano seasoning, $75 for some grass.”
Medical marijuana is legal in Florida, but for out-of-towners like Walker, dispensaries are entirely inaccessible.
Once Walker posted the video of her oregano ordeal, the Twitter critics came out in full force, cracking as many jokes as possible about the reggie rip-off.
Make pasta not post. Nobody should know that you played ya self. pic.twitter.com/S1A4yjiX9d
So if you’re headed to Miami this winter and you’re looking to score some weed, make sure you properly vet any new dealers, and smell the product before handing over cash. Otherwise, you might be left like Summer — with pasta seasoning instead of pot.
The “Playing Games” singer posted a video of a baggie full of oregano on Instagram and said she was sold the fake weed for $75.