SAVANNA — Talk about a wrong number.
Savanna Police Chief David Spears started getting odd text messages shortly after he bought a new cell phone for the police department. An affidavit says the police chief contacted a drug task force after he received a text message Nov. 15 asking if he knew anyone “who wanted some tabs.”
Authorities believe the phone number had previously been assigned to someone illegally selling prescription drugs.
A local newspaper reports that Spears texted the person back and set up a meeting at a hardware store in McAlester to buy Lortabs — a prescription painkiller.
Police arrested four people in the parking lot and seized Xanax, Lortabs and marijuana.
All four are due in court Nov. 29 to face formal charges.