Stoned Drug Traffickers Call 911 on Themselves

They were hauling 20 pounds of pot
By Luke Roney,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 25, 2016 8:19 AM CST

It was an unusual 911 call that tipped off police in Rexburg, Idaho, that Leland Ayala-Doliente and Holland Sward had entered the state with 20 pounds of marijuana—because Ayala-Doliente is the one who placed it. As the East Idaho News reports, court documents show that Ayala-Doliente, 22, and Sward, 23, were hauling pot from Las Vegas to Montana when at some point they broke the cardinal rule of dope dealing: Don't get high off your own supply. They came to believe, incorrectly, that undercover cops were following them. "Hi, uh, we’re the two dumb asses that got caught trying to bring some stuff through your border and all your cops are just driving around us like a bunch of jack wagons, and I'd just like for you guys to end it," Ayala-Doliente tells the dispatcher in audio of the call obtained by the News. The entire exchange sounds very much "like a deleted scene from Pineapple Express," notes the New York Daily News. Other highlights:

  • Asked if they have weapons, Ayala-Doliente says no, "just a bunch of snacks and stuff."
  • They also have "really nice" pitbull. "Oh, cool," says the dispatcher, who plays the call perfectly, at one point asking, "What was your name, man?"
  • Speaking to Sward, Ayala-Doliente says of the dispatcher: "He’s a nice guy. Want me to jump in the air and click my heels twice or what?"
  • Regarding the phantom undercover cops, Ayala-Doliente says, "We tried waving them down and that didn’t work."
Ayala-Doliente and Sward were each charged with felony drug trafficking, given that their haul had a street value of $16,000, reports the Idaho State Journal. Sward received a five-year suspended sentence, five years of probation, and a month in jail. Ayala-Doliente, who tested positive for pot, cocaine, and oxycodone on his November sentencing day, received a year-and-a-half to eight years in prison. (This guy called 911 on himself, too.)

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