Errant text message leads to drug bust in West Virginia

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Sept. 20, 2007, 9:48PM

Associated Press

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A man who thought he was asking a friend about a drug deal instead sent a text message to the state police and was arrested, authorities said.

Joshua Wayne Cadle, 19, allegedly sent the message Wednesday to a phone number that used to belong to an unidentified friend. The number is now held by the State Police, Trooper B.H. Moore said Thursday.

"He text messaged that and asked his friend if he wanted to buy some reefer," Moore said.

Another trooper who received the message responded and set up a meeting. Moore arrested Cadle on Wednesday night in the parking lot of a shopping center in South Charleston.

Cadle, of Cross Lanes, was charged with delivery of a controlled substance and possession with intent to deliver. He was being held Thursday in the South Central Regional Jail.

A person who answered the phone at the jail did not know whether Cadle had hired an attorney.

Errant text message leads to drug bust in West Virginia | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle

 
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Does the song "Had a Bad Day" come to mind? I bet that cop was wishing all his bust were that easy!

 

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