More and more alleged drug dealers are being arrested because of text messages indicating drug sales on their cell phones. That was the case several days ago in Murfreesboro when police stopped 40-year old Sandra Grizzle Merritt on South Church Street. She was pulled over because of a crack in her windshield.
When police questioned Merritt she reportedly reveled a bottle of Oxymorphone that was in her possession. The bottle was filled on the day she was pulled over and 10-pills were already missing. The arresting officer asked to view the cellphone belonging to the female and she agreed. Officer Carroll wrote, “During the search, I observed several text messages stating, I’ve got 30’s.” The pills found by police were 30 milligrams in strength.
As a result of the text messages, Merritt was charged with the sale or delivery of a schedule two drug. She was booked under a $7,000 bond.
MPD Arrest Report #13-17855