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Read the texts: Messages to very wrong number help police lure alleged meth seller to her arrest


A Texas woman apparently thought she was sending text messages to someone she knew when she allegedly offered to sell methamphetamine, under the street name “clear.”

But the phone number had recently been assigned to someone else, and that person went to the Brazos County Sheriff’s Office in Bryan with the texts. Officers there responded with their own messages, asking, “how much you got” and obtaining a description of the suspect’s vehicle as they arranged to meet for a buy at a service station, the Houston Chronicle and KTBX report.

The newspaper provides a slide show of the text messages, based on court documents, that led to the arrest of Jana Janean Closs, 43. She is charged with manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance and is being held in the Brazos County Jail in lieu of $20,000 bail.

Court documents say she had about 17 grams of meth, 6.3 grams of Xanax and 63 tramadol tablets with her at the time of her arrest.

The article doesn’t include any comment from Closs or her legal counsel.

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