Two Arrested After Police Receive Accidental Text of a Drug Sale

Two Knox residents were arrested Tuesday on drug charges.

A deputy from the Starke County Sheriff’s Department reportedly received a text message from an unknown person asking about a drug transaction. The text reportedly talked about selling methamphetamine, and police say the message requested to meet the subject at the Knox Post Office. Officers from the Knox City Police Department arrived on scene and waited for the transaction to take place. When it was complete, officers moved in and arrested 53-year-old Tony Clemons and 44-year-old Deborah Clemons of Knox on a preliminary charge of Dealing Methamphetamine.

Multiple bags of methamphetamine were found in their possession.