Arkansas man accidentally pays water bill with meth
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An Arkansas man has been arrested after he allegedly paid his water bill with cash and 7.1 grams of methamphetamine.

James Hoey, 66, allegedly stuffed the drugs into an after-hours drop box with his own bill.

Police subsequently searched Hoey's Paragould home where they found another 45 grams of meth and 3 ounces of weed along with pipes and scales, according to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

When confronted, Hoey allegedly said “it must have been a mistake on his part."

According to police, Hoey was then asked if he was a dealer and said “No, not really,” because he “only sold to three or four people."