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Can the police obtain a subpoena or warrant based on these text messages? Drug Crimes, Substance Abuse

Discussion in 'Criminal Charges' started by patrick720, Feb 13, 2019.

  1. patrick720

    patrick720 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    I received a random text from an unknown phone number that I have never seen before trying to sell me drugs. This is the conversation that I actually had from that random phone number:

    Him: Hey

    Me: Yes, who is this?

    Him: Can i sell you 5 OxyContin for $50?

    Me: No and opiates kill people and ruin lives. Drug dealers like you ruin people’s lives.

    Him: I’m not a drug dealer, i just happen to have these on me and I wanted to see if you want them

    Me: Yeah right! I’m reporting you to the Police Department.

    Him: Please don’t report me to the Police. If you don’t want them then fine.

    Also, does this conversation make it likely that the Local Police would look into this? In your opinion, what are the odds that they would investigate this?
     
  2. zddoodah

    zddoodah Well-Known Member

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    Not sure I see a point to your questions. Whatever anyone here says is meaningless. If you want to know if your local police will investigate, call and ask.
     
  3. patrick720

    patrick720 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    My question is, is this text exchange probable cause to get a warrant for his phone/text records?
     
  4. zddoodah

    zddoodah Well-Known Member

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    It's certainly legally sufficient to obtain the ID of the person who owns that phone number.
     
  5. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    Do you know that 10 year olds can "spoof" telephone numbers and send "doctored" text messages to make the receiver believe IMPOTENT peepulls done send them such messages?

    Them smart 10 year olds and even dumber 30 year olds can make peepulls beleive the messages are coming from Barack Obama, Donald Trump, Snoop Doggie, Cardi B, Hillary Clinton, Queen Elizabeth, etc!
     
  6. patrick720

    patrick720 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    What's your point?
     
  7. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    Yeah, that's it.
    You get it.
    Good on you, great gobs of good on you, mate.
     
  8. mightymoose

    mightymoose Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like a homework question.
     
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  9. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    Possibly, or even if the incident occurred as recited above, all the more reason to BLOCK anyone NOT in your contacts list.

    That is what I do for calls and texts, which means I only receive texts from trusted, known to me, associates, colleagues, relatives, and close friends.

    Only YOU can prevent others from ensnaring you in schemes, scams, frauds, fakes, games, cons, and a myriad of other unsavory things.
     
  10. adjusterjack

    adjusterjack Super Moderator

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    You mean the text I got from Queen Elizabeth asking me to perform at Albert Hall was a fake. Oh my. :D
     
  11. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    Unfortunately, there is no royal command performance.

    I hope you didn't get one from that Nigerian prince trying to get rid of that $50,000,000 for almost 40 years. :D
     
  12. adjusterjack

    adjusterjack Super Moderator

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    Missed out on that one but lately I've been getting spam about the Keto diet.
     
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    army judge Super Moderator

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    Brother, there are ways to stop unwanted intrusions. :)
     
  14. Highwayman

    Highwayman Well-Known Member

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    That decision is made by a judge. Not us.
     
  15. Michael Wechsler

    Michael Wechsler Administrator Staff Member

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    If you're trying to be noble and believe that reporting the text message to the police will assist in the capture of drug dealers, I commend you. Contact the police and they will likely tell you their thoughts about what they can and will do. As mentioned above, given how easy it is to spoof telephone numbers, the difficulties of spanning jurisdictions and the question of whether the crime is worth the cost of the police inquiry and investigation, this may be a rabbit hole which police believe may be low priority. I don't know but you can ask them.
     

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