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Wayward text message leads to drug arrest

November 17, 2011

A text message sent to a Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) Trooper by mistake, lead to a Kearney man being charged with marijuana possession.
Monday, Nov. 7, a Trooper with the Nebraska State Patrol Troop D Headquarters-North Platte began receiving text messages from an unknown number. The message indicated the person texting, wanted to buy drugs. The Trooper continued contact with the individual through text and established a meeting point at a location in Broken Bow.
The Trooper dressed in plain clothes showed up at the designated site and arrested Aaron Sartin, 23, of Kearney. Sartin was charged with Driving under the Influence-Drugs (DUID), Possession of Marijuana less than an Ounce and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Additional charges are pending.
The Nebraska State Patrol was assisted in the investigation by the Broken Bow Police Department.

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