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Teen Accidentally Texts Cop Offering to Sell Meth, Now Faces Charges

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Teen Accidentally Texts Cop Offering to Sell Meth, Now Faces Charges

Johnson County, IN — An Indiana woman was taken into custody after she unintentionally sent a text message to an officer at the New Whiteland Police Department, trying to sell him meth.

The police department reached out to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, which launched an undercover drug investigation. Detectives followed up with the woman, identified as 19-year-old Shelby R. Eicks, via text message and proceeded to arrange a drug deal, according to court records.

Detectives met with Eicks on two occasions to buy meth and pain killers.

The first drug buy occurred on Sept. 10 at a fast food restaurant in New Whiteland. There, an undercover detective met with Eicks and purchased a half-ounce of meth for $575, court documents state. The two met a second time at a fast food restaurant in Franklin on Sept. 15, where Eicks is accused of agreeing to sell the detective 17 pain killers for $135.

After the second illicit transaction, Eicks was arrested and charged with dealing methamphetamine and dealing a controlled substance. If convicted, she can do up to 30 years in prison.

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