Florida Man Arrested on Drug Charge After Pocket-Dialing 911

Authorities heard drug conversation when man pocket-dialed 911

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013  |  Updated 8:43 AM EDT
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A conversation with two passengers landed an Orange City tow truck driver in jail after his cell phone pocket-dialed 911 and dispatchers listened in.
 
Authorities say 19-year-old Matthew Dollarhide was surprised when a Volusia County Sheriff's deputy pulled him over on Tuesday and asked why they were talking about selling drugs.
 
The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports deputies were alerted at 9:42 p.m. Tuesday and sent to a location where dispatchers said the phone signal was coming from. From the conversation, dispatchers learned that they were driving a tow truck and heard the name Harry. Deputies pulled over a Harry's Towing truck moments later.
 
Deputies found a crack pipe on Dollarhide. He was arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. He told police the pipe belonged to his father.

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