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Man arrested after mistakenly texting drug messages to former sheriff

Man arrested after mistakenly texting drug messages to former sheriff

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McCracken County, KY -

A man was arrested on drug charges in Kentucky after he mistakenly texted drug-related messages to a retired sheriff.

Just a few days into retirement, former McCracken County Sheriff John Hayden received some text messages from an unknown number asking if he wanted to buy drugs.

Hayden then contacted detectives who identified the number as belonging to 37-year-old Jakeob Smejkal of the Metropolis, Illinois.

Under the direction of detectives, Hayden texted Smejkal back and agreed to meet him in the parking lot of a gas station to buy pills.

Two deputies then drove to the gas station where they found and stopped Smejkal.

They seized twenty doses of Adderall from Smejkal, who admitted he was intending to sell the pills.

"The individual agreed to meet and once he pulled up he was approached by our deputies, and basically confronted with the facts that he had been texting a former sheriff and he reported that, and that's why we were there," Carter said. "And the individual became really cooperative and honest."

Smejkal was charged and taken to jail for buying and possession of drug paraphernalia as well as trafficking a controlled substance.
 

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