Police in Ohio were forced to appeal to would-be drug punters over Facebook because their calls to an accused dealer were interrupting an investigation.
As reported by NBC 4, Alliance police department arrested Steve Notman on Tuesday night, but his customer’s incessant calls kept disrupting attempts to search the phone.
Notman, who was allegedly caught peddling methamphetamine, was also criticised on the social media sight for his apparent lack of taste in ringtone selection.
The post read:
PLEASE STOP CALLING Steve Notman’s cell phone. He was arrested tonight by SIU detectives….again…. for ALLEGEDLY (on video) selling crystal meth here in Alliance.
We have his phone and are trying to read all your texts requesting drugs and going through all of his contacts (with his permission) but you keep calling and texting and it’s really annoying.
First of all, he is all out of drugs for tonight. Secondly you don’t need to call – we will come to you soon enough. Oh, and his ringtone is terrible! Thank you so much for your patience.
Bloody good of them to concede he was only allegedly selling narcotics, although the stream of requests probably hasn’t helped his case.
Have these guys never heard of plane mode though?
An NCTJ Journalist with an MA in Sports Journalism, Kieron is an experienced social media journalist who has worked in the industry since 2015. His experience includes work with ITN, the MEN, WISH/WIRE/TOWER FM, and 8:50 Sports Digest… not forgetting his time at ASDA.