A drug deal in Idaho went horribly wrong for one criminal after police said the man accidentally butt-dialed 911. Reportedly, Lawan Sanders was having a conversation with two other men about selling drugs at the time of the mistake. According to an October 18 report from The Associated Press, 911 dispatchers stayed on the line and listened to three men talk about breaking up a large amount of drugs and selling the contraband individually in smaller packages.
Upon hearing their planned drug deal, dispatchers decided to take action and were able to trace the 911 call. Police were sent out to the location and when officers arrived, they saw three men standing by a car.
The Post Register reports that one of the men questioned officers as to why they were there and Sanders told them he had just stepped out of the gas station. The officer proceed to pat the men down and found a bag of marijuana in Sanders’ pocket.
The men then tried to concoct a story as to how they knew each other, but their stories didn’t match. A search on the vehicle was performed and officers reportedly found a prescription pill bottle in the vehicle containing marijuana. Officers obtained a search warrant, and in Sanders’ nearby hotel room they discovered about 2.6 ounces of cocaine, more than half a pound of marijuana and eight grams of methamphetamine, the report states.
Sanders’ girlfriend, Charity Fournier, was also at the scene and both were booked into the Bonneville County Jail and charged with possession with intent to manufacture or deliver a controlled substance, trafficking in cocaine or a mixture in excess of 28 grams but fewer than 200 grams and possession of a controlled substance.
The other two men were not charged with a crime. Fournier and Sanders were released after posting a $50,000 bond.