Now this is a creative way to bust drug dealers, as Florida detectives used dating apps to track them down.
Polk County Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested over 60 drug dealers during a 6-month sting called ““Swipe Left for Meth”.
Their investigation started last July after police heard that people were selling drugs on the dating app Grindr. They found out later that in addition to Grindr, drug deals were also happening on other apps like Scruff and Taimi.
PCSO detectives said that by using undercover profiles they found people selling meth, cocaine, ecstasy, LSD, fentanyl and marijuana.
During a press conference this morning, Sheriff Grady Judd said “the next time someone tells you its low level, nonviolent dope, tell them ‘just gag me with a spoon, stick a fork in my eye.’ When we find drug dealers, we put them in jail.”
WFLA reports that throughout the 6-month investigation, 159 felony and 72 misdemeanor charges were filed on suspects that have 908 previous charges, including 453 prior felonies and 455 prior misdemeanors.
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