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Suspect drug dealer's errant text message to cops leads to bust

An errant text message is costing three New York drug-dealing suspects dearly.

Police say the suspects made a mistake when trying to text a potential buyer, and instead reached a Dutchess County task force agent.

The three are due in town court in Pine Plains on Wednesday to face felony charges of criminal possession of a controlled substance.

The three were arrested after arranging a meeting with the agent, who pretended to be the buyer. Police say they recovered 60 bags of heroin.

Said task force Sgt. Brett Orlich: “Their bad luck is our good luck.”

-- Poughkeepsie Journal

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 5, 2010; 8:02 AM ET
Categories:  Around the Nation , Narcotics , Offbeat  
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