Man arrested after meth offer texted to officer

Man arrested after meth offer texted to officer

Man arrested after meth offer texted to officer

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by Associated Press

KMOV.com

Posted on September 7, 2012 at 8:13 PM

LEWISTON, Idaho -- An Idaho man apparently trying to get the most bang for his drug-purchasing buck accidentally texted a narcotics detective while he searched for people to join him in a methamphetamine buy.

Police in Lewiston arrested 37-year-old Aaron D. Templeton Wednesday on suspicion of conspiracy to deliver methamphetamine.

Court records say a police detective received a text Wednesday morning asking if he knew anyone looking for drugs. After determining it wasn't his co-workers playing a joke, the detective arranged to meet the man to deliver $150 that would be pooled with money from other buyers to enable a bulk purchase of meth.

Templeton was arrested when he arrived at the designated meeting place. Police recovered his cellphone, which they say included the text messages regarding the deal.

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