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Misdialed Text Offers Cop Drugs: Police

Police said the misdial sent a text to a cop in Meriden.

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    Police said Lorraine Apuzzo and Frank Boemmels misdialed and sent a text offering drugs to a cop.

    A 19-year-old Storrs woman and a 25-year-old Wallingford man were arrested misdialing and texting an officer, offering drugs, according to Meriden police.

    The text Lorraine Apuzzo sent around 3 p.m. on Friday looking to sell 200 Percocet pills went straight to a Meriden police officer, police said.

    Officers are not yet sure who the intended recipient was, but the officer who received texted Apuzzo back, setting up an undercover operation and handed the investigation over to the Crime Suppression Unit.

    Detectives set up a meeting at Westfield mall on Lewis Avenue, where they met up with Apuzzo and Frank Boemmels, 25, of Wallingford, police said.

    Apuzzo and Boemmels became suspicious and decided not to make the transaction, so they separated, police said.

    Appuzo got back into her vehicle alone. When detectives tried to stop her, she began to drive away, police said. At one point, she drove backward and detectives broke her windows to get her out of the car.

    Police said they later found Boemmels in the mall and placed him under arrest.

    Police said the seized 100 Percocets.

    Boemmels was charged with criminal attempt to commit sale of narcotics, conspiracy to commit sale of narcotics and criminal attempt to commit sale of narcotics in a school zone. His bond was set at $150,000 and he is due in court on Feb. 2.

    Apuzzo was charged with conspiracy to commit sale of narcotics, conspiracy to commit sale of narcotics in a school zone, interfering with an officer, reckless endangerment in the first degree. reckless driving and engaging in pursuit.

    She was released on a $50,000 bond and is also due in court on Feb. 2.