Police say a lost cell phone led to two drug-related arrests Tuesday.
On Tuesday afternoon, police said a citizen found an abandoned cell phone and turned it in to police. "While attempting to identify the owner of the phone, several incoming calls were received and were determined to be from numerous people looking to purchase illegal street level drugs," authorities said.
The case was turned over to the Criminal Investigation Division and detectives "enlisted the services of the department's Special Response Unit and a plan of action was drawn up and executed," according to police.
Police said an undercover officer was able to "negotiate the sale of heroin to two calling customers."
Police said Clinton W. Henderson of 17 Leavitt St. was arrested on Salem Street after "calling from a government assisted phone" and buying heroin from the undercover officer. Henderson was charged with one count of illegal possession of a Class A substance.
Kristy L. Silva of 47 Leavitt St. called later looking to buy heroin and was arrested after buying the drug from the undercover officer with $26 in bills and $4 in pennies, according to authorities. Silva was charged with one count of illegal possession of a Class A substance.
The investigation is ongoing, according to police.