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article imageAccidental 911 call, talk of drug sale, lands Florida man in jail

By Greta McClain     Feb 1, 2013 in Crime
Orange City - A 19-year-old Florida tow truck driver has been arrested after his cellular phone accidently dialed 911 while he and two other men discussed selling drugs.
Matthew Dollarhide was driving a tow truck Tuesday evening when he and two male passengers began talking about selling drugs. At some point during their conversation, the cellular phone in Dollarhide's pant's pocket accidently dialed 911. Volusia County Sheriff Department dispatchers could hear the men talking about being in a tow truck, selling drugs, and mentioning the name "Harry" several times.
After tracing the phone signal to Graves Avenue and North Volusia Avenue in Orange City, Florida, deputies were dispatched to the area at 9:42 p.m. According to WTSP, when deputies reached the area they found a tow truck with the name "Harry's Towing" written on the side. The vehicle was stopped and the occupants were questioned about the phone call.
The Daytona Beach News Journal states that Sheriff Deputy Cranmer asked the three men why they were talking about selling drugs. None of the three were able to provide an explanation. The individuals were searched and a crack pipe was found in Dollarhide's pocket. He told deputies the pipe belonged to his father, but he had put it in his pocket because he did not want the landlord to find it at their home.
Dollarhide was booked into the Volusia County Corrections facility and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. According to inmate records, he has been released on bond pending a court hearing.
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