Errant text to police leads to drug arrests

Saturday, April 10, 2010

PINE PLAINS, N.Y. -- An errant text message is costing three New York drug-dealing suspects dearly. Police said the suspects made a mistake when trying to text a potential buyer and instead reached a task force agent in Dutchess County, about 50 miles north of New York City. The three were arrested after arranging a meeting with the agent, who pretended to be the buyer. Police said they recovered 60 bags of heroin. "Their bad luck is our good luck," task force Sgt. Brett Orlich said. The three face felony charges of criminal possession of a controlled substance.

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