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Texts to wrong number lead to drug arrest

METROPOLIS, IL (KFVS) - A wrong cell phone number got a man in trouble with police for drugs.

Tuesday night a Metropolis resident contacted the Metropolis Police Department saying he was receiving unwanted text messages that appeared to involve a drug transaction.

Officers exchanged about 20 text messages with the person offering to sell his prescription Xanax medication.

Israel Avila, 45, was arrested after officers followed him from his home in the Fairmount Addition of Metropolis to the 700 block of East 7th Street.

Police seized 45 Xanax tablets.

Avila admitted to police that he obtained his prescription earlier that day before trying to sell part of it.

Avila was arrested on a possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver charge.

Avila's son, Israel C. Avila, 20, was cited for driving with a suspended driver's license.

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