A prematurely sent text landed a woman in jail and a deputy out of her speed dial.
Jessie Mulligan allegedly had a supply of fentanyl, a morphine-like drug, to sell to a friend.
She texted the number she thought was her potential buyer, but it turned out to be Nevada County Lt. Stephen trip, a local deputy.
The surprised officer took the text seriously and rounded up a sting to catch Mulligan trying to sell drugs illegally.
"When we get calls from criminals saying, 'Hey, do you want to buy something' and it happens to be stolen or of a criminal nature, sure, absolutely, it makes out job easier,” Tripp said in a report to CBC on Wednesday.
Police met up with Mulligan at an undisclosed location where they say she promised to bring the drugs and promptly arrested her.
She now faces three felony charges related to selling illegal substances to police.
This is not the only time someone has tried to sell drugs to authorities.
On Friday, The West Virginia Gazette reported that two men allegedly called the police station directly and offered to them pills.
Two undercover officers reportedly bought hydrocodone pills from the men and then got a warrant to search the where they believed the drugs were.
Police found pills in the men’s’ home as well as cash. The alleged dealers were arrested on the spot.
They are being held on charges related to delivery of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and conspiracy to commit a felony” according to the report.