(Bartlett, TN) An Arlington woman landed herself behind bars Wednesday after police said she accidentally texted a lieutenant to buy drugs, instead of an intended drug dealer.
The lieutenant with the Bartlett Police Department had met Karly Bradley a few months ago when looking for help locating a suspect.
Capt. Marlon Jones said that lieutenant “gave her his phone number, and said if the guy comes back, give me a call.
Apparently she kept that number. A couple of days ago, she sent him a text message on his city issued cell phone, wanting to buy some Xanax.”
The incident report stated she had sent a mass text message that read: “U got stix?”
That lieutenant’s number was included in the recipients of that message. He arranged to meet her at the Kroger gas station U.S. 70, around the corner from the Bartlett police station.
On Wednesday, police said she drove to the meeting point, where officers arrested her.
“Not only did she want to buy drugs from him, she wanted to sell him a Schedule III drug,” Jones said.
Police found Suboxone on her, which she had communicated she would sell to the supposed dealer. Suboxone is used to treat heroin addiction.
She later told police she needed the Xanax to calm her nerves, because she was taking care of a relative’s infant child.
She also told police she thought that Bartlett police phone number belonged to “an old dope boy named G.”
Bradley is charged with simple possession/casual exchange, possession of a Schedule IIII drug, with intent to distribute the drug.