A 911 "but dial" call resulted in an Oregon man being arrested on drug charges, ABC News reports March 2. Raleigh Reynolds, 25, was arrested Monday on felony and drug charges after he accidentally dialed the Molalla Police Department. According to the conversation the police dispatcher heard on the other end of the line, she thought a drug deal was underway and sent out law enforcement.
The police dispatcher was able to track down the caller's location by the phone's GPS signal to an alley near a local bar. It was actually located 100 yards from the police department.
When police searched the caller's vehicle, they found methamphetamine and a small portion of marijuana. The woman who had Reynolds' phone in his purse, was his girlfriend.
“In the 13 years I’ve been doing this, I have never had anyone butt dial a drug deal,” Molalla Sgt. Chris Long said. “We have had a lot of people butt dial, which is serious because it can tie up the 9-1-1 system.”
Reynolds was arrested on drug charges after the 911 "butt dial" and released on bail. He's currently awaiting a court appearance. His girlfriend was also cited for possessing less than an ounce of marijuana.