Woman Calls Cop: Hi, Want to Buy My Drugs?

Unsurprisingly, he's interested in meeting up
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 1, 2015 1:41 PM CST
This photo taken Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, and provided by Delaware State Police, shows what they say are 15,000 packets heroin.   (AP Photo/Delaware State Police)

(Newser) – Police say a woman selling drugs made a big mistake that landed her in jail—she mistakenly called an Albuquerque police detective. KOB-TV reports that 30-year-old Renea Lucero was arrested last week when she called the detective at his department-issued cellphone and made the officer an unexpected offer. Court documents say the detective knew Lucero from a prior criminal case. But the report says he didn't think Lucero realized who she had dialed. The officer then set up a drug bust. The detective says Lucero pulled the heroin out of her bra during a sting. Lucero was arrested on trafficking charges. It was not known if she had an attorney. (Also in Albuquerque, a little boy got hold of his mom's loaded handgun and managed to shoot both mom and dad with a single bullet.)

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