Man arrested after meth offer texted to officer
LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) -- 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.