Most of you probably already know that if you send a text it’s the property of the recipient, but did you know an incriminating text message could make your “A”zz property of the county jail?
31 year old Taurus McKee Baker of Conyers, Georgia found out the hard way when he sent a text to a friend offering to sell him “sum bars.”
According to an incident report retrieved by TheRockdaleCitizen, Baker’s friend was arrested after he allegedly fled from police during a traffic stop. During his arrest, the friend reportedly had to be tased and his cell phone fell from his pocket.
Here’s where it gets weird… the phone was reportedly retrieved by an officer, who coincidentally looked at the screen the same time this message was scrolling from left to right: “Dis taurus I got sum bars.”
The officer understood “bars” to mean Alprazolam or Xanax, which are referred to as that based on the shape of the pills.
Officers responded to the text and during the communication learned that “Taurus” had been “popd” (arrested) two weeks prior on Irwin Bridge Road. Officers determined that “Taurus” was actually Taurus McKee Baker, who had been arrested at the Mobile gas station on Irwin Bridge Road on a charge of sale of marijuana, according to the incident report.
“During the course of the text messaging, Baker agreed to sell us 10 bars of Alprazolam for $40,” according to the officer’s report. “Baker advised he was on Lakeview Drive and agreed to meet us on College Avenue.”
Officers in uniform drove in an unmarked vehicle to Park Circle near the intersection of College Avenue. A detective in an unmarked vehicle was also in the area. When the suspect walked into the area he was arrested without incident, according to the report.
A search of the suspect revealed a cell phone and 10 pills, identified as Alprazolam, wrapped in cigarette plastic.
Baker was charged with possession of a Schedule IV drug with intent to distribute, sale of a Schedule IV controlled substance and use of communication facilities to commit a felony.
And to think… it all started when his “friend” was stopped for a traffic violation!
The moral of this story? Y’all criminals better get smarter with your communication tactics.
Have you ever sent a text that could be used against you in a court of law?
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