"Speed Dial": Meth dealer, supplier arrested, sent us drug texts, say Calif. cops

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(CBS/AP) SANTA MARIA, Calif. - Don't the drug dealers get it by now?

Police say a central California officer was on the receiving end of mistakenly sent texts from a dealer trying to sell methamphetamine.


The Santa Maria officer notified Santa Barbara County sheriff's detectives about the errant text messages early Tuesday. The officer and detectives then set up a meeting with the alleged drug dealer.

Sheriff's spokesman Drew Sugars says they arrested 39-year-old Reymundo Carlos Escobedo and seized about 2 grams of methamphetamine.

A news release says luring Escobedo then led to the arrest of his alleged supplier, 37-year-old John Martin Silvera, who also arrived at the meeting site, with about 7 grams of methamphetamine.

Escobedo and Silvera were both being held on drug charges, including criminal conspiracy. Bail is set at $30,000 each.