SMS lands drug dealer behind bars

By Alfa · Nov 29, 2004 ·
  1. Alfa
    SMS lands drug dealer behind bars
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    Wellington - Text messaging may have some advantages, but a New Zealand drug dealer has found that it can be very bad for business when you don't know where the recipient is.

    When Anthony Crown texted a methamphetamine offer he didn't know his client was sitting in a Wellington police station having just been arrested for burglary.

    Police replied to the text and arranged a drop-off point where Crown was arrested.

    A check of his cellphone log showed three other drug offers made by text messaging and even while in a police cell his cellphone was receiving messages from potential buyers.

    Crown was jailed on Friday for two years and three months on various drugs charges. </TD></TR></T></TABLE>

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