Police: Man arranged prescription drug deal over text message with officer

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GREENE COUNTY – A Linton man faces drug charges after police say he tried to buy Vicodin in a deal he arranged over a text message with a police officer.

Timothy Wade Robinson was charged with one count of possession of a controlled substance, a class D felony.

According to the Greene County Daily World, Robinson texted a message to the wrong phone number on Feb. 7 asking to buy Vicodin. The person who received the message contacted police, who began texting back and forth with Robinson.

Robinson said he was looking for “vics”—a slang term for Vicodin, according to the police report obtained by the newspaper. Robinson texted that he wanted “eight or so pills” and arranged a meeting. Before the deal went down, he texted that he needed to go to the ATM to get some money.

Officers saw Robinson walk across the street to an ATM and make a transaction. He then walked to their arranged meeting point while sending another text.

Police arrested Robinson after that. A background check showed he was also wanted on a warrant in a civil case.