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.
The odds that someone could press 7 random numbers and reach the police department are very long (1: 85,900,584). Either the police "spoofed" the text message so that it appeared to come from their phone, or someone in the department provided them with the number to text. The police departments story just doesn't seem possible.
Its not hard to transpose a number that happened to be the same as one of the officers. Most cells of a provider have the same first three anyway.