Oops! Wrong number | Crime
Police arrested a Jonesboro man on drug charges after he apparently sent a text to the wrong person.
According to Officer Adam Hampton, he received a text message last Saturday from a phone number he did not recognize. The message said “Watsup dis Craze.”
Officer Hampton did not respond.
The following morning he received the same message again.
According to his initial police report, Officer Hampton replied by asking “What’s up.”
“Craze,” later identified as 32-year-old Derrick Lynn Ferguson, reportedly replied he “had just got out of jail” and that he had “good gurl and green.” According to the report, “good gurl” is slang for cocaine and “green” means marijuana.
Officer Hampton then sent a text to Ferguson arranging a meeting to purchase two grams of cocaine. The two agreed to meet in the parking lot of Hays on Gee Street.
When Ferguson arrived at the store, he was met by Officer Hampton and several other officers.
According to Hampton’s report, officers searched the car and found cocaine, along with a small bag of marijuana and a set of digital scales.
When officers checked Ferguson’s phone, they found Officer Hampton’s number saved under “Adam.” When asked how he got the number, Ferguson reportedly “hung his head down and started shaking it back and forth.”
Ferguson was taken to the Craighead County Detention Center where he was charged with delivery of cocaine, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. A parole hold was also placed on him.