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This is your cellphone... this is your cellphone on drugs


Alright, kids. Rule #1: Don't do drugs. Rule #2: Cellphones and drugs don't mix, as these two recent events amply illustrate. First we have the case of Oklahoma resident Elizabeth Burchfield, who thought she was text messaging a friend to get some help finishing off a stash of marijuana but, in fact, was texting Broken Arrow Police Officer Philip Short. At first, the officer ignored the messages, but when they kept on coming he arranged for an impromptu traffic stop, found drugs in Burchfield's car and arrested her (still oblivious to who she was actually texting) for drug possesion. In other news, a U.S. District Court Judge has ruled that text messages will be admitted as evidence in the case of Antoine Jones, who's accused of being involved in a Washington D.C. cocaine-distribution ring. In this instance, Jones didn't text message the cops, but the judge determined that the Wiretap Act didn't apply to archived email or text messages, and therefore wouldn't be protected under it. So, remember, save the cellphones for more legitimate purposes, like cheating on tests.

Read - Text Message Mix-Up Ends With An Arrest [Via Boing Boing]
Read - CNET Judge OKs text message use in drug case [Via]

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