Drug Dealer Arrested For Allegedly Texting Cop In Attemped Meth Sell

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drug dealer sends text to cop in meth sellSANTA MARIA, Calif. — Police say a drug dealer mistakenly sent messages to a California central coast police officer in an attempt to sell methamphetamines.

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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.

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

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A news release says 37-year-old John Martin Silvera, who is Escobedo’s suspected methamphetamine supplier, also arrived and was arrested with about 7 grams of methamphetamine.

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

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