Myspace drug ring community busted after a mother alerts policeBy AP
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Phoenix-area mother helps bust Ecstasy ring
PHOENIX — Police are crediting a Phoenix-area mother’s tip for the dismantling of an drug ring that even had a price list posted on MySpace. The woman’s call to the Maricopa County Methamphetamine Task Force last week helped authorities find the dealers’ MySpace page. By Tuesday, police say 10 Ecstasy dealers in Phoenix and nearby cities were under arrest. Authorities say they had a combined clientele of nearly 500 high school and college students.
Phoenix police Sgt. Don Sherrard says that if not for the mother’s call, authorities would not have learned about the ring.
Undercover detectives were able to buy the drug from dealers in parks, restaurants and other public places. Police say that if a dealer ran out, he simply referred the agents to other suppliers.
Information from: The Arizona Republic, www.azcentral.com
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