Scranton, PA – Cops caught a lucky break this week in the war on drugs. Today’s “dumbest criminal” accidentally butt-dialed 911 in the middle of a drug deal.
Scranton native Justin Kryzanowski is in quite a rut with the law. The 24-year-old was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a prohibited offensive weapon after police arrested him at his residence, reports the Times-Tribune. Authorities say they found syringes loaded with Suboxone, various prescription medications, drug paraphernalia and brass knuckles in Kryzanowski’s residence. How they found him makes the story worth the telling.
Apparently, he accidentally butt-dialed 911 in the middle of a drug deal. The Lackawanna County Communications Center called Scranton police to tell them that they were in the process of recording an entire conversation between Kryzanowski and a man named “Rick,” during which the former was attempting to purchase illegal drugs, according to Newser. Police were able to trace Kryzanowski’s position through his open line and find him in his apartment where they made the arrest.
Police found Kryzanowski worse for wear, speaking slowly and slurred, with pill bottles and a bottle cap with water in it in plain sight. The claimed his cell phone as well, finding that the number matched that which dialed out to 911.
Kryzanowski admitted to the drug deal, which took place in a car on the 100 block of West Market Street. He said that his friend Rick furnished him with the Suboxone, a medication that is used for the treatment of opioid dependence, which he immediately took.
What say you? Drug buyer butt-dials 911 during deal – dumbest criminal of the week? Sound off!