A 43 year old woman from Texas, who was in possession of approximately 17 grams of methamphetamine, 6.3 grams of Xanax, and 63 Tramadol tablets, is now incarcerated after being caught, arrested, and charged with the manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance.
And it all began with a faulty text message.
Wrongly assuming she was texting one of her buyers, Jana Janean Closs allegedly attempted to arrange a deal to sell methamphetamine, or, as Closs referred to it in her text, “clear,” to this supposed “buyer.” However, the number to which Closs had sent the text message had been disconnected and reassigned to a new individual, who immediately brought the text to the attention of the Brazos County Sheriff’s Office in Bryan, Texas.
Once the phone was in their custody, officers responded to Closs’ text, asking questions such as, “How much you got?” According to the Houston Chronicle and KTBX, the officers eventually arranged to meet Closs at a service station, asking what kind of vehicle she would be in so that they could identify her more easily. The officers then met Closs at the station and arrested her. A complete record of the texts exchanged between the officers and Closs, based on official court documents, is available in the Houston Chronicle.
The article makes no mention of any comments from Closs or her legal counsel, but does confirm that Closs is currently being held in the Brazos County Jail and that her bail is set at twenty thousand dollars.
Massachusetts Criminal Attorney Patrick Donovan is a former prosecutor that has represented many clients charged with drug crimes in Massachusetts. Attorney Donovan is a criminal defense attorney that has appeared in over fifty Massachusetts courthouses.