A Pennsylvania man found himself in trouble after he "butt-dialed" 911 during an alleged drug deal. The 911 operator recorded the entire transaction.
According to Time Newsfeed, the 24-year-old man unknowingly dialed 911 while he was talking to another person. The in-person conversation revolved around narcotics and gave indicators to emergency operators the discussion was about a drug deal.
The Lackawanna County Communications Center called Scranton Police to report the suspect conversation going on, reported the Scranton Times-Tribune.
Police traced the cellphone number and paid a visit to the household where the owner lived. At the apartment police wrote in the complaint they found "syringes loaded with Suboxone, various prescription medications, drug paraphernalia and brass knuckles," reported Scranton Times-Tribune. At the residence, authorities also found pill bottles, and a cellphone that matched the number that dialed 911.
Suboxone is a drug used to treat opiate addiction.
Justin Kryzanowski, of Scranton, has been charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and prohibited offensive weapons. The New York Daily News reports Kryzanowski is in Lackawanna County Prison on $5,000 bond; a hearing has been set for Aug. 15.
"Butt-dials" to 911 are a common occurrence, and perhaps increasingly are leading to arrests of crimes in process. In April 2012, an accidental call to 911 led to the arrest of a man purportedly stealing a car in Seattle. In Feb. 2012, two drug-related arrests were made in Florida after a "butt-dial" recorded a whole conversation.