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Drug Suspect Who Lost Phone Fleeing Officers Posts to Facebook: Don’t Call Me

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Authorities 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 Scranton resident James Lee Hankins fled when 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 Facebook. Detectives say Hankins posted a message telling friends he'd be off Facebook for a while and asking them not to call his phone until he said otherwise.

Online court records don't list an attorney for Hankins. He remained jailed Tuesday on drug dealing, burglary, resisting arrest and evidence tampering charges, unable to post $100,000 bail. [[136182073, C]]

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