Pair charged for delivering controlled substances Man, woman text friend they are breaking into his house, not knowing police hold the phone

LDR staff report

A man and woman allegedly texted their acquaintance that they were breaking into his house when he failed to meet them for an alleged drug deal on Wednesday — not knowing that the police were holding the man’s phone at the time.

Two Lebanon residents face drug charges after a Lebanon Police Department investigation of the allegedly “best” meth being placed in a mailbox at the 1200 block of Tyler Drive on Wednesday.

According to an LPD probable cause statement, an officer was advised that someone placed drugs inside a mailbox. Upon arrival, the officer noticed a man take an item from the mailbox. Police later found a syringe that tested positive for methamphetamine inside the package..

The man who retrieved the box, a 36-year-old Lebanon resident, said Kristen Danielle Davis placed the package in the mailbox and showed officers a text message from Davis stating she was going to drop the drugs off, according to the statement.

The man said Davis was going to be arriving at his house and wanted to borrow his car in order to allegedly pick up a “large amount of ‘dope’ in Springfield in exchange for ‘a gram,’” the statement says.

The man allowed officers to continue searching his cell phone, and they found communication pertaining to drug exchanges between the man and Davis. One of the messages was about trading a “gram” for using the man’s vehicle for a few hours. While officers were searching the cell phone, a message came in from someone named “Reggie” saying, “I’m breaking in,” and another arrived from Davis saying, “I’m about to pick a window.”

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