Man Pocket Dials 911—While Chatting About Drug Deal

Georgia man accidentally incriminates himself after an unfortunate call
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 20, 2011 9:22 AM CDT
Be careful where you put your phone.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – It has happened to the best of us ... but probably not like this. A Georgia man is in hot water after he "pocket-dialed" 911 and was overheard talking about a drug deal. The 911 dispatcher said no one was actually on the call made around 1:30am, but a conversation about a drug deal involving prescription narcotics was audible. The call originated from the Gainesville Waffle House restaurant; a deputy eventually discovered the phone in an employee's pocket.

Authorities say they confronted the 18-year-old Sugar Hill man and found that he had hydrocodone and alprazolam tablets and charged him with drug possession. (And in other unfortunate 911-call news...)

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