Sacto 9-1-1
March 16, 2012
Text message proposing drug deal lands seller in jail

Law enforcement's job was made easy when a Galt police officer received an unexpected text message from an unsuspecting source.

About 10 a.m. today, an officer was alerted by the sound of his cell phone. Thinking it might be a call from dispatch or a fellow officer, he stopped what he was doing and grabbed the phone.

It turned out that he had received a text message from a person who wanted to sell some drugs and mistakenly contacted the officer instead of the potential buyer, according to a Galt Police Department news release.

The Galt officer replied, "Sure, I would love to buy some drugs today." He arranged a time and location for a meeting, then called officers with the Amador County Sheriff's Department.

When they stopped laughing, undercover Amador County deputies moved into place to pose as "buyers."

About 1:45 p.m., the seller arrived in the parking lot of an auto parts store on Depot Road in Jackson. After getting into the undercover car to make the deal, and with drugs in hand, the woman spotted several pieces of police equipment in the vehicle and suddenly realized that she was in trouble, officials said.

Heather Dawn Busbee, 22, of Jackson was arrested and booked into Amador County Jail on suspicion of drug-related offenses.

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