By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
LAKE CHARLES, La. - Police in Louisiana are crediting "sheer luck and stupidity" for the arrests of two people on drug charges after officers made a
routine phone call.
It all started last week when two police officers pulled over a car for a traffic violation. The driver could not produce identification or a valid
driver's licence, so the officers suspected the car was stolen.
They called the registered owner and left a message.
When the owner called back, officers say, she apparently thought the message was from a drug dealer.
She was busted for allegedly trying to buy crack coc aine.
"Officers put in a lot of energy to close a case, so we never mind getting one on sheer luck and stupidity," said Lake Charles police Sgt. Mark
He said that after officers Hope Kingery and George Miller left the message with the owner, they determined that the vehicle wasn't stolen and
allowed the driver to leave.
About an hour later, Miller got a call on his cellphone from the apparent owner of the car "who stated that she would like to buy $150 in crack,"
Miller agreed to a meeting, which led to the arrest of Jill Foreman, 33, and fiance Larry Rieck, 49, both of Sulphur.
Foreman was freed on bail after being booked with conspiracy to distribute a controlled dangerous substance, the sheriff's office said. No phone
number was listed for her in Sulphur and the sheriff's office had no lawyer listed Tuesday for either Rieck or Foreman.
Rieck remained in custody Tuesday on the same charge, the sheriff's office said.
What is more foolish?
Trying to board an airplane with books and material about bombs or trying to buy crack from a cop?
[edit on 1-4-2008 by gauncents]