Cops beg the public to stop calling arrested drug dealer's phone

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People Keep Asking This Man for Drugs, and It's Driving the Cops Nuts

Please stop blowing up Steve's phone.

The Alliance, Ohio police department posted a plea to the meth users of its city on Tuesday, asking that they please stop calling an alleged drug dealer's phone. Apparently, the nonstop calls were interrupting a very important investigation.

PLEASE STOP CALLING Steve Notman's cell phone," the post reads.

According to the cops, Notman was arrested for allegedly selling crystal meth on video. The police acquired his phone and were going through his texts and contacts (with Notman's permission) in order to gather intel.

"But you keep calling and texting and it's really annoying," the out-of-touch police department complained.

"First of all, he is all out of drugs for tonight," the cops explained on Facebook. "Secondly you don't need to call – we will come to you soon enough," the cops threatened.

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Now, apparently, Notman's ringtone was super annoying, and was bothering the cops, but they easily could have taken the phone offline so this wouldn't happen.

Obviously, the cops could just be joking around, and given the response on Facebook, some of the community seemed to enjoy the post.

"Best post ever by you guys! Laughing so hard," said one commenter.

Another commenter took the post to heart, and was offended that the cops were potentially joking about the community's drug problems.

"These drugs are stealing our loved ones and while even APD is obviously finding light in it," posted one commenter.

Mashable has reached out to Alliance Police Department to see if they were being funny, or if the phone was actually a distraction, however, nobody was immediately available for comment. We'll update the post when we hear back.

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