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Man Accidentally Dials Police to Set Up Drug Buy

The Salt Lake Tribune via YellowBrix

March 25, 2011

SALT LAKE CITY – A wrong-number dial landed one man in jail for drug possession Wednesday afternoon.

The 30-year-old man was looking to purchase Oxycontin when he mistakenly called a police officer’s cellphone, Salt Lake City police said.

The officer made arrangements to meet the man near 2100 South and 700 East. The man had a pound of marijuana, scales and other paraphernalia with him when police arrested him, officials said.

He was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail on suspicion of multiple drug offenses.

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