Police officers in Lake Charles, Louisiana suspected that a car they had pulled over was stolen, so they called the registered owner and left a message. But when the owner called back, she apparently thought the message was from a drug dealer, and tried to buy crack cocaine, and was arrested.
"Officers put in a lot of energy to close a case, so we never mind getting one on sheer luck and stupidity," police Sgt. Mark Kraus said of last week's arrest.
He said officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation and the driver could not produce identification or a valid driver's license. Miller called the car's registered owner and left a message, but in the meantime they determined that the vehicle wasn't stolen and allowed the driver to leave, Kraus said.
About an hour later, Miller got a call on his cellphone from the apparent owner of the car "who stated that she would like to buy $150 in crack," Kraus said. Miller agreed to a meeting, which led to the arrest of Jill Foreman and fiance Larry Rieck. Foreman was freed on bail after being booked with conspiracy to distribute a controlled dangerous substance. Rieck remained in custody Tuesday on the same charge. (info from The Associated Press)