For as smart as some criminals are, it's a good thing they're also stupid.
To elaborate on my previous post...
The dude could have made a living farming turnip. That was certainly an option for them. (I'm using that in the generic sense. Call it 'working at a coffee shop' if you wish.)
This doesn't excuse his criminal behavior.
But, he lives in a society where criminal behavior gives them a standard of living they're otherwise be unable to enjoy. Again, the criminal activity is criminal, but I can relate.
I didn't grow up with a silver spoon in my mouth. Not even close...
I live in a society where it's easier to get a job than it is to make a living via criminal means. For all the cash they splash, even US drug dealers are mostly making less than minimum wage (unless you're near the top of the food chain).
The Dunkin' Donuts pays $13 to $15 an hour (USD, still not much but I'm gonna avoid politics). That's more than you're gonna make slinging dope, especially when you do the math including your jail time.
I'm kinda rambling at this point, but I'm gonna hope for the best!