MERIDEN, Conn. (CBS Connecticut) — A recent Pew Research study found 73 percent of cell phone owners send text message and those who do, send an average of more than 40 messages each day. With all those text messages coming and going, it’s not surprising that some reach the wrong recipients.

In Meriden recently, police say officers received a text from an unknown sender, offering black market sale of Percocet tablets, the prescription combination of oxycodone and acetaminophen. He notified the drug unit, continued communication with the texter, and set up a “buy.”

Police say the two people who showed up to sell the drugs grew suspicious, separated and tried to run, but police were able to take both into custody and seized 100 Percocet tablets.

The suspects are identified as 25-year-old Frank Boemmels of Wallingford and 19-year-old Lorraine Apuzzo of Mansfield. Both face charges of criminal attempt to sell narcotics and conspiracy, and Apuzzo also faces charges involving her attempt to escape.

Police say the investigation continues as they look for the source of the drugs and the person for whom the message was actually intended.

Comments (65)
  1. Max17 says:

    What does his T-shirt say, “Mensa”?

    1. Nick says:


      I laughed out loud at that!

      1. Barry's CT. SSN 042-68-4425 FAILED E-VERIFY says:

    2. vicky Bevis says:

      “Mensa Reject” I love how stupid drugs make criminals.

    3. Nik says:

      I think the spanish word Menso is appropriate

    4. DannyBoy says:

      I know this guy he is my neighbour, lol frank you stupid I swear, i always wonder why he had so much stuff to for his age, to bad the girl is his ex lol

  2. Joe E in the IE says:

    The “D’oh!” Heard Around The World.

  3. ManOnPoint says:

    They call it DOPE for a reason, it makes you STUPID!!!! Look at Ozzy Osbourne!!!

    1. Suomynona says:

      Check out certain harm reduction forums. You’ll think you’re reading medical reports because of all the formulas and chemistry. These are the “dumb”people to whom everyone is referring. I am not saying what they did was not stupid, it was. Drug deals are inherently stupid. However, in most cases, it is not the drugs that make most of these people stupid (most ‘dealers’ do not do their own stuff), it’s greed and money.

    2. KARL ANGLIN says:


  4. Spanky says:

    Don’t be so mean to them, maybe as drug users they’ll become President some day, like Barry.

    All they have to do is to hate the USA, make friends with domestic terrorists like William Ayers or racist/anti-Americans like Jeremiah Wright or get real close to corrupt political influence peddlers like Tony Rezko.

    1. Your Mama says:

      You’re ignorant. He is the president, get over. Go somewhere and sit down. Read a book while you’re at it.

      1. your mommas boy toy says:

        Nice. You didn’t refute an single point he made. Maybe you are the one who needs to read a book. Or maybe a newspaper so you have some information for debating. And saying “he is president, get over” is ridiculous. Would you say the same thing if a person who you thought was destroying the country was in office? No. You’d be commenting on his shortcomings all over the internet – assuming of course that you had read a book or newspaper, which you clearly have not done yet.

      2. Japes Macfarland says:

        Lol, “Mama”, except everything he’s said is true. And far more. That’s what’s so pathetic about you knee jerk leftists. You don’t even think! I suppose after 40 + years of most Americans being educated not to think critically in government run schools, I shouldn’t be surprised. It’s still depressing though.

        “You don’t want to teach little Johnnie how to think, because than you won’t be able to govern little Johnnie.” (paraphrase)
        John Dewey – one of the main founders of the ‘public’ State run education system.

      3. dbeall says:

        It’s so interesting how liberals can’t dispute facts and resort to name calling.

      4. facepalm says:

        boy toy, are you serious? you think you’re being proactive? sitting on the internet commenting on his shortcomings? yeah pat yourself on the back! you’re changing the world!

      5. John_B says:

        That was really effective facepalm. But again, you can not refute any of the original assertions made about Mr. Obama. I am not trying to change the world by posting on any blog. Barry and all of the cronies listed above are though and it doesn’t look good for the U.S.A.

      6. TomS says:

        Some of us HAVE read books, and so have discovered what YOUR “president” is: an anti-American white hater. F-ck you and your little dog, too.

      7. your mommas boy toy says:

        facepalm, and what are you doing? The same thing you criticized me for doing, right? And I am not trying to change the world. I’m just trying to inform a person who is commenting that you need to respond the comments with facts which refute the original comment and not nonsensical name calling. But after reading your mama’s comemts and your comments, I see it is pointless to explain things to monkeys like yourself.

  5. Big Jigaboo says:

    Look at Obummer, he used it, probably still does.

    1. josh says:

      Was that the hope and change he was talking about? haha

    2. Your Mama says:

      Bush was an alcoholic….(what did you say?) huh? Yea, shut it up.

      1. your mommas boy toy says:

        Booze is and was legal; cocaine and dope are not and were not legal. So Obama was a habitual law breaker. And you appear to be arguing that the fact that Bush was an alcoholic at some point in his life justifies Obama doing cocaine and other drugs? Nice logic.

      2. Japes Macfarland says:

        Bush was also a pretty pathetic leader. But compared to the Leftist in chief he’s like Jesus. Except you wouldn’t know what I’m talking about because you’re likely fed your info. by other secular leftists (i.e. 90+% of the entire culture and media) and you don’t even know why or what I’m really talking about.

    3. ALCinVA says:

      It’s interesting how brainwashed conservatives can take any news story and make it into an Obama post. Get a life.

      1. Pink Monkey says:

        Yes Conservatives are smart thinking people, while liberals are amazed at shiny objects.

  6. Joe says:

    How much were the pills going for?

  7. poorhardworker says:

    This has to make the top of the list in the Darwin Awards!!!

  8. JM in San Diego CA says:

    They didn’t become criminals because they’re smart.

    They became criminals because they AREN’T.

  9. Fake Name says:

    I’m guessing one of them has done some snitching in the past and forgot to delete the number.

  10. cp says:

    PERCOCET!!! Not “Percoset”— don’t you guys have an editor on your payroll???

    1. Man Among Sheeple says:

      Thank you! Now I don’t have to point it out.

    2. Reality says:

      Ha!They don’t even know about things like spell check,but they sure can point and click a mouse.

  11. artemis133 says:

    Umm…hello…EDITORS…it’s spelled “Percocet”, not Percoset. For Pete’s sake…

  12. Your Mama says:

    You guys leave the damn editors alone. Damn grammar checkers get on my nerves. I bet you idiots know how it’s spelled.

    1. your mommas boy toy says:

      waaaa waaaaaa. Reading your comments is like looking into the mind of a screaming 2 year old.

    2. Reality says:

      Just a “stupid” white boy here,in 16 years of education,I NEVER scored lower than 95%,before the digital age.It’s good to be king!

  13. BcdErick says:

    I thought the girl’s pic looked kind of pretty. Whatever the case, it sure is going be hard sitting in jail and realizing that you’re dumb as a post. I don’t even know what percocet is. It’s my first time to hear of it.

    1. Vicky Bevis says:

      Old narcotic drug; been around for ages. Percoset is Oxycodone with acetaminophen. Percodan is oxycodone with aspirin.

      What frosts my butt is how so many, including “journalists,” refer to ALL controlled substances as “narcotics.” Narcotics are a definable class of drugs with only certain ones in that class, Percoset being just one of them. Heroin, morphine, & codeine are just as few.

      The addition of aspirin or acetaminophren “potentiates” the drug giving it a better chance of increasing its’ efficacy.

      R.N., B.S.N.,M.S.N..

  14. Barry Jorge says:

    Don’t do drugs, kids. not because of the law ( most laws are stupid), but because they will make a 20 year-old look 40.

    1. krp says:

      If you do enough, you will think that 80 year olds are 20

  15. Factual Findings says:

    left v right flame war over some meth head pill salesmen going to jail, ahaha… silly country.

    1. Reality says:

      Smal srteps,Ellie,small steps.

  16. fritz von says:

    ….But they look so smart.

  17. kcsparky says:

    Ya just gotta love the incredible stupidity of dopers!!! If this weren’t so pathetic, it would be hysterical. Two more losers “temporarily” off of the streets. Unfortunately they’ll be back because ya juat can’t fix stupid.

  18. Carlos says:

    I’ll bet that’s the last time he uses SIRI.

  19. PQQ-247 says:

    Ok, this really doesn’t pass the goofy test. He entered an incorrect address and it just happens to be a valid address and it just happens to be a police officer? Sounds like a long shot to me. If he was spamming everyone he knew and a lot of people he didn’t know, it’s possible the police managed to get on his “mailing list”. More likely an informant passed on the information and the police concocted this story to protect the informant.

  20. joe says:

    If Drugs were legal no one would have to sneak around and get the stuff they want. How can the Goverment dictate what you think you need for your Body. What crime was committed? Selling your possession to someone who wants it is nobody’s Business but the Buyer and Seller. How come you can sell your Sperm or your Blood but not your Lung or Kidney? The last 3 Presidents admitted using Drugs. Enpty the Jails and let Freedom ring.

    1. SpiffyMe says:

      After you empty the jails and let freedom ring then watch the chaos of a wild and sick society. You want that?

    2. SpiffyMe says:

      Go to and tell me you’d like to live in a community of zombies and heath-hazardous meth labs scattered all around, children living in squalor and explosive environments, people unable to work but preying on the rest of us to get the means to access their deadly habits, hospitals overrun with addicts and suffering children who are also victims of a degenerate society.

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