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Errant text massage leads to heroin bust

  1. Terrapinzflyer
    Errant text massage leads to heroin bust

    Three people in New York state face felony drug charges after a text message was mistakenly sent to a drug task force officer, alerting cops of a heroin deal.

    An incident reports shows the drug enforcement officer received the errant message at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday March 31.

    The Dutchess County Drug Task Force agent played along with the mistake and posed as the customer of the alleged dealer. Several text messages were sent back and forth and a meeting was set up at local Pine Plains business.

    Cops say the drug agent met two suspects at 9 p.m. to complete the transaction. After the alleged dealers handed the officer 20 bags of heroin, police surrounded the scene and took two suspects into custody.

    Cops were later led to a Church Street apartment where 40 more bags of heroin were seized and a third suspect was arrested.

    Arrested near the Pine Plains business were Crystal Mazzella, 23, and Bronx, N.Y. resident, Quamian R. Hardy, 20.

    Pougkeepsie resident, Leo R. Thompson, 37, was arrested at the Church Street apartment building.

    Each suspect has been charged with felony criminal possession of a controlled substance.

    According to Task force Sgt. Brett Orlich, cops were happy to get the errant text message.

    april 05, 2010


  1. Birkill
    Bet he felt like a right silly sausage after that but how on earth did he manage to send a text to 999 or 991 (potatoe-potato)lol, nah but seriously did he send it to a cops mobile or sumin how the fuck do you do it, suggestions anyone?
  2. chillinwill
    I would assume that instead of sending the text to the dealer's phone number, he made a mistake and entered in the wrong number who just happened to be a law enforcement officer.

    Red Rock has done something similar to this back in the day (IE sending a text messsage to the wrong number when he thought he had entered in the right number). Luckily, nothing ever came out of it, but I bet the other person who received the text was like WTF is this all about.
  3. divinemomentsoftruth
    The dealers had to have sent it to one of the officers personal phones, or possibly a number used for stings, although Dimitri thinks those probably aren't used over again.

    Dimitri remembers texting an incorrect number asking to buy marijuana and receiving a response back saying they were able to sell some. He didn't pursue this upon reviewing the number and sending the inquiry to the correct mobile subscriber, then at last receiving his bounty. Dimitri wonders what might have happened if he pursued his errant message....

    Also Dimitri has been arrested for trafficking marijuana, evidence used against him included a recorded phone call from a confidential informant's (a classmate of a close friend whom Dimitri was partially aquainted) phone, and multiple texts indicating he had marijuana or "trees" or whatever for sale. SWIYs gotta remember that what they say and send over the phone isn't always private.

    And don't think for one second law enforcement can't call swiys mobile phone company and get their call records including the city/state the call originated from through a relations group.
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