11/11/2010

NY man looking for drugs calls 'Crime Stoppers'

The officers didn't arrest the caller but used him as an informant to lead them to another transaction taking place

Associated Press

CLARENCE, N.Y. — A New York man looking to buy drugs misdialed and got the sheriff's "Crime Stoppers" line instead. Erie County Sheriff's Detective Alan Rozansky said he got a call around noon on Monday and answered with his usual "Crime Stoppers." The caller apparently didn't hear that and told Rozansky he was looking "to score" drugs.

Rozansky told WIVB-TV that he was surprised but played along and arranged a meeting with undercover officers. The officers didn't arrest the caller but used him as an informant to lead them to another transaction taking place down the road.

There, police arrested a 35-year-old woman trying to sell her prescription painkillers to a Buffalo man.

The careless caller is off the hook for now.

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