"Hey man, sorry I'm late, traffic downtown was awful this morning. I passed a ton of cops, d'y'know what they were up to?"
"Oh, yeah, there was a big drug raid or something. It's all over the news. Apparently they were after a cartel boss of some kind, Jessie Something-or-other, and they went in full SWAT and everything."
Also possible: "Jessie What's-his-name" or just "Jessie Something"