Calling Wrong Number Lands Woman In Jail

Monday, March 12th 2007, 11:13 am
By: News On 6

COLBERT, Okla. (AP) -- A woman looking for a cocaine dealer called a number on her son's cell phone only to discover later that she had phoned a police officer, authorities said.

Ramona Williams, 42, was arrested on a drug complaint, Durant police Lt. Mike Woodruff said. Prosecutors were preparing charges Monday of possession of drugs with intent to distribute, he said.

Woodruff's number was on her son's cell phone because he had been arrested previously on drug charges.

"She was looking through her son's cell phone directory and found my number," Woodruff said. "Her son had told her that if she ever needed help with anything to give me a call. I think she misunderstood.

"She thought she was talking to a drug dealer."

Woodruff said he played along and set up a meeting between her and an undercover officer.

Williams and Tony Whitt, 36, who also allegedly participated in the meeting, were arrested Saturday night.