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- Text Messages Inadmissible Hearsay, Penn. Appeals Court Rules: FindLaw's Decided notes that while text message evidence can be valuable, a Pennsylvania appellate court has ruled them to be inadmissible hearsay. A defendant was convicted of possession with intent to distribute marijuana. At trial, prosecutors introduced drug-related text messages sent from her phone. The goal was to show that she intended to sell the drugs. That conviction was overturned after the court concluded the text messages had been improperly admitted.