Cops: Man 'pocket dials' 911, drug talk heard

9:37 PM, May 19, 2011   |    comments
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GAINESVILLE, Ga. -- Authorities say a man "pocket-dialed" 911, and the dispatcher on the other end of the call overheard people discussing a drug transaction.

The Times of Gainesville reports the 911 call was made around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, but no one was on the line when the operator answered.

Hall County sheriff's Col. Jeff Strickland said the dispatcher could overhear several people talking about a drug transaction involving prescription narcotics.

Authorities said a deputy was sent to the source of the call, a Waffle House.

Strickland said the deputy eventually discovered the phone in an employee's pocket. Strickland said the employee then discovered that it had "pocket-dialed" 911.

Authorities said they confronted an 18-year-old Sugar Hill man and found that he had hydrocodone and alprazolam tablets. Sheriff's officials said they charged him with drug possession.

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