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Police Mistakenly Sent Text About Upcoming Drug Deal

NPR
Wednesday, October 2, 2013

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This happens again and again, a person planning a drug deal mistakenly sends a text message to police, The latest incident happened in New Jersey. A man sent a text message to the wrong guy and an undercover cop showed up.

Transcript

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.

This happens again and again. A man planning a drug deal mistakenly sends a text message to the police. It's happened so often, it could be some kind of case study for psychologists. The latest alleged seller was Nicholas Delear of New Jersey, who sent his message to the wrong guy and met up later with an undercover cop.

People, there is no point worrying about NSA electronic surveillance when you perform surveillance on yourself.

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