The two men had been working out of a Comfort Inn in Capitol Heights, Md. On Nov. 4, 2009, agents, “overheard Cross calling Toure in a panic,” Garland wrote and “There followed a conversation that could well have been written for The Wire.”
Cross told Toure he got a tip from the front desk that the hotel manager had given an officer a printout of his stays at the hotel. Cross said he needed to send someone back “because I still got things in there, you feel me, it’s going to be hard to find but I got things in there. . .[Y] know what I’m sayin?”
“Yeahhh, you got to be careful, dawg,” Toure replied.
Agents searched the room and found drugs — where else? — hidden behind the face plate of an electrical outlet and other places.
The next day, Cross told Toure: “I sent a couple of my home boys . . . to the room to get all my stuff,” and they found a copy of a “search and seizure warrant.” Cross said he wanted to meet Toure “face to face cause right now this like . . . in the movie, you know what I’m talking about?”
The court upheld Cross’ conviction.