Drug Suspect Issues Facebook Warning Not To Call His Phone

Sep 21, 2016

Police say a drug suspect who dropped his phone during a chase went on Facebook to warn friends not to call the phone.
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Police say a Pennsylvania drug suspect who dropped his cellphone while running away from police took to Facebook to warn his friends not to call that phone number.

Lackawanna County detectives say 25-year-old James Lee Hankins, of Scranton, ran away after police tried to arrest him for an undercover drug deal involving heroin and cocaine on Monday afternoon.

Police say a woman who knew Hankins let them search her apartment and they found him minutes later in her basement on a computer that had a page open to the popular social media site. Detectives say Hankins posted a message telling friends he'd be off Facebook for a while and told them not to call his phone until he says otherwise.

Online court records don't list an attorney for Hankins.