SALEM, N.J. (WPIX)—A New Jersey man looking to buy marijuana is under arrest after accidentally text messaging a cop. Police Chief John Pelura III said Friday that an off-duty corporal received the text message on his personal cell phone this week.
Pelura said the suspect had misdialed a number, getting the cell phone of Cpl. Christopher Pew instead of his dealer.
"Basically in the text, he described what vehicle he was driving and where they would meet," Pelura said.
Pew says he didn't know who sent him the text, or whether or not it was serious. So, he agreed to meet the texter at a local shopping center in a sting operation.
That later led to the arrest of 22-year-old John Milligan and 20-year-old Kelly Reilly of Pennsville. The pair has been charged with loitering to commit a controlled dangerous substance offense. They were both arrested and released on a summons complaint.