Man arrested after calling police to help him locate missing drug money

Demarco Alonzo Thomas 
By: Aarav Sen 

(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested after calling police to help him locate his misplaced drug money, according to police reports.

Demarco Alonzo Thomas, who was an alleged drug courier, told police that he misplaced $20,000 in drug money and wanted the authorities to help him locate the money or write him a note of excuse for a Tucson, Arizona, cartel in order not to get killed for failure to deliver the money.

Thomas, 30, was traveling through Tucson International Airport from North Carolina, when he reported misplacing the money, according to a search warrant requested by the Tucson Airport Authority Police Department.

Fearing for his life, he called police to ask if an officer could write him a note to the local cartel explaining that he lost $20,000 in drug money. He thought he could fix things if he could show one of the cartel members a fake receipt indicating that the local police had seized the money.

When police searched his belongings, they found $17,000 in cash in a pair of pants and another $3,000 in his wallet.

Police officers arrested him on suspicion of money laundering and organized crime.