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
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.