Police to public: Please stop texting, calling drug suspect's phone

Photo of the texts received on Steve Notman's phone. (Alliance Police Department)

ALLIANCE, Ohio — After police arrested drug dealing suspect Steve Notman, they needed to search his cellphone for information about any drug dealing and clients — they just didn’t realize he had so many contacts.

The police department in Alliance, Ohio, took to Facebook to ask the public to stop texting and calling Notman's phone because the incessant messages were making it difficult to look through the suspect's cellphone. Notman was arrested on Wednesday after being caught selling crystal meth on video, police said.

“We have his phone and are trying to read all your texts requesting drugs and going through all of his contacts (with his permission), but you keep calling and texting and it’s really annoying,” the post wrote. “First of all, he is all out of drugs for tonight. Secondly you don’t need to call — we will come to you soon enough.”

Police also mentioned that Notman’s ringtone was “terrible.” He was arrested and charged with drug trafficking, endangering children, resisting arrest, obstructing official business and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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