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Police: Suspect Pocket Dials 911 During Drug Deal

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File photo of a police car's lights.  (Credit: Thinkstock)

File photo of a police car’s lights. (Credit: Thinkstock)

MOLALLA, Ore. (CBS Seattle/AP) — If you are going to commit a crime, make sure your phone is locked.

Police in the Oregon town of Molalla say a dispatcher received a cellphone call and overheard a drug deal taking place.

A phone in the woman’s pocket inadvertently dialed 911 early Tuesday and dispatchers heard a conversation with a man about drugs.

KGW reports police tracked the GPS signal to a car in an alley about a block away. An officer who arrived at the scene could be heard over the phone by dispatchers.

“This, I will say, is a first, and got a chuckle around the department,” officer Aaron Christopherson told KGW. “They don’t make it that easy for us, usually.”

The officer found methamphetamine and arrested a 25-year-old man on multiple drug charges. The 25-year-old woman was cited for possessing marijuana – and hung up her phone.

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