Drug buyer nabbed after text messages intercepted

Police spring trap through text message paper trail

July 6, 2012
iPhone SMS

Washington state police didn’t violate any privacy rights when they used a drug dealer’s iPhone to trap a customer of the criminal.

The police arrested Daniel Lee on drug charges and confiscated his iPhone. A suspicious message appeared on the phone from a “Z-Jon”. The police then posed as Lee and responded to the message, asking “Z-Jon” if he “needed more” and set up a plan to meet.

Z-Jon, AKA Jonathan Roden, arrived and so did the police, which led to Roden’s arrest on attempted possession of heroin.

Roden appealed, questioning the privacy of his text messages as evidence. The judge ruled against it, saying that police have the consent to search any digital device they come to process.

Source: Cnet

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