Man looking for drugs calls Crime Stoppers

Nov. 10, 2010 at 4:05 PM
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BUFFALO, N.Y., Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Police in New York state said a wrong number call to the Crime Stoppers hotline by a man seeking drugs led to the arrest of a supplier.

Senior Detective Alan Rozansky of the Erie County Sheriff's Office said he always answers the phone with, "Crime Stoppers," but the man who called at noon Monday apparently didn't hear the identification and said he was looking to buy drugs, WVIB-TV, Buffalo, N.Y., reported Wednesday.

The sheriff's office said undercover officers met with the suspect and he offered them information in exchange for not being arrested. Investigators said the information led to the arrest of Tracy Tarsey, 35, while she was allegedly attempting to sell prescription medication Suboxone, which had been prescribed to her.

Tarsey was arrested on a charge of felony possession of a controlled substance and one of her alleged customers, Hank Salisbury, 27, was arrested on a misdemeanor charge.

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