By The Associated Press
JACKSON, Miss. — Hinds County Sheriff’s Office deputies say a woman who was apparently in possession of the wrong phone number repeatedly called and texted a sheriff’s office investigator, offering to sell him painkillers.
Deputies said the woman was ignored as a prankster after her first Tuesday night telephone call. But she eventually was arrested after investigators arranged a meeting. She allegedly tried to sell 30 hydrocodone pills.
The woman was booked with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.
Sixty-one-year-old Judy Weible was being held Thursday at the Hinds County Detention Center where she was awaiting the setting of an initial court appearance. The sheriff’s office has no information available whether she had an attorney who could comment on the case.
“We all thought it was a big joke, but then she got frustrated with him not responding to her calls and she started to send text messages,” an investigator, whose name was withheld for security reasons and who was involved in Weible’s arrest, told the Clarion-Ledger.
“I cannot recall a situation where someone has called a narcotics officer and offered to sell them narcotics,” sheriff’s spokesman Jeff Scott said, adding that usually the narcotics agents are the ones who initiate contact.
“If it wasn’t so sad it would be hilarious,” Scott said.