Police and the media are required to use the word “alleged” before someone is convicted of a crime, but this meth dealer‘s clients have largely done him in via mass text. Of course, this evidence isn’t admissible in court because this dealer’s being tried for a distinct incident, but these texts are telling.
The defendant in question, Steve Notman, remains in custody after his recent arrest. He appears to be a repeat offender, and — even worse — his phone is driving police crazy in Alliance, Ohio. Notman’s alleged clients keep texting him to ask why their supply has dried up. The situation has grown so dire that police posted a screenshot (which you can find below) of these texts to Facebook with a plea to please stop texting this guy:
PLEASE STOP CALLING Steve Notman’s cell phone. He was arrested tonight by SIU detectives … again … for ALLEGEDLY (on video) selling crystal meth here in Alliance. 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. 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. Oh, and his ringtone is terrible! Thank you so much for your patience.