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Bristol police: ‘Babycakes' accidentally texts officer about drugs, lands in jail

A woman has been arrested in Bristol, Virginia, after police say she accidentally texted an officer about a drug deal.

According to the Bristol Virginia Police Department, an officer began receiving text messages on his department-issued cell phone on September 29. The messages came from a number that was unknown to the officer and used the signature “babycakes.”

The messages were sent in an attempt to sell Suboxone sublingual strips. The woman said she would be traveling from Virginia Beach to Kingsport the next day. The conversation continued and “babycakes” agreed to meet the officer in Bristol, Virginia, to complete the deal.

Later that evening, she told the officer she was in a Budget Inn room on Lee Highway near exit 5. She said she was heading to Walmart and agreed to meet the officer there to complete the deal. When she left her room and headed to Walmart, a traffic stop was initiated. “Babycakes” was identified as 46-year-old Chanin Y. Miller of Chesapeake, Virginia.

She admitted she had the text conversation with the officer, thinking the entire time she was talking to her friend “Matt.” A search of her vehicle was performed and she was found to be in possession of 58 Suboxone strips, with a street value of $1,160.

Miller was arrested and charged with possession of a Schedule III controlled substance with the intent to distribute. She was released on a $2,000 bond.


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