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Drug dealers invade teenagers' favourite website (Dumb Kids Offer weed on face book)

  1. cannabis-sam
    [h2] Drug dealers invade teenagers' favourite website [/h2]

    HUNDREDS of British drug dealers have infiltrated social networking site Facebook in a bid to snare new victims.

    The gangs have set up special groups aimed at encouraging people who join to start smoking mind-bending “skunk” cannabis.

    “I love weed and weed loves me!,” boasts one junkie Ben Norman on a site millons of parents believe to be safe for their youngsters to join.

    “Always on the lookout for good s*** and will travel, add me (to Facebook friends list) and let’s all get high!“

    This message was one of many we discovered on a shadowy group page labelled Smoke Weed Everyday.

    It openly promotes the potentially dangerous drug with pictures of vacant-eyed skunk users out of their heads bragging about how great it made them feel.

    Evil

    But another called Can Anyone Get Me Some Damn Weed goes to more sinister levels—helping junkies contact DEALERS in their area. Our undercover reporter joined one of these evil groups and was immediately hooked up with a pair of online peddlers.

    When she met first supplier Jed Watt, 19—who had brazenly posted his his mobile number on the site—he laughed out loud as he told how he had received “loads” of calls from desperate drug users looking for cannabis.

    Later an ex-soldier called Rik Scott Holt, 31, supplied our girl with some “seriously strong” skunk—despite having recently served time after being found with more than a kilo of the drug.

    Our investigator joined Facebook using false name Carly Hall.* She was soon swapping messages with baby-faced Watt. Despite not even knowing who she was, he boasted in druggie slang: “I’ve got sum sick lemon skunk . . . or thai weed.” The spotty teenager even arranged to meet her outside the home he shares with his parents, near Romford, Essex. Swigging a bottle of beer, he jumped into our reporter’s car where he was captured on a secret camera.

    Watt babbled away non-stop about drugs. He even boasted he had just left a probation hearing—yet was still cultivating his own cannabis.

    The part-time carpenter revealed: “I grow my own. But I’ve had so much trouble with the police. All the police know me. My mum doesn’t like me doing it. She just thinks I smoke it.” He told how he was so busy he was making deliveries through the night.

    Watt directed our girl to a car park near a school where one of his “boys” called Ben and his girlfriend handed her six grams of cannabis for £30.

    “It’s nice, I’ve been smoking it, it gets you stoned,” Watt insisted.

    Then he even tried to get our girl to smoke a joint with him—but she declined. As she left he bragged: “I’ve had loads of people ring me after I put my number on that page—everyone rang me.”

    Next came a rendezvous with Facebook peddler Holt who promised through the site he had “some of the best punk (skunk nickname) I have seen in the UK”.

    Our girl met him at Raynes Park railway station, near Wimbledon, south west London, to buy £40 worth of cannabis. He handed over two different kinds of skunk called “wonder haze“ and “northern lights“.
    I love weed. Add me and let's get high

    The former army mortar operator made it clear that he would be willing to become a regular supplier and bragged that he had been in prison before over drugs. Facebook—which has 150 million users worldwide—insists it shuts down pages that promote or involve illegal activity. Indeed, since we started our investigation several of the groups we posted on have been removed.

    A spokeswoman for the site said: “People who use Facebook to co-ordinate illegal activities are fools.

    “We will work proactively to share information that aids in the prosecution of people orchestrating illegal activities off of Facebook, such as in this case. We work hard to make Facebook a safe and secure environment, and we encourage users to report anything suspicious. We also include a specific tool for reporting drug-related content.”

    The drugs we were sold. Check back here later to view our video evidence when it is available.

    A spokeswoman for Essex Police said: “We are grateful to the News of the World for bringing this to our attention and we will investigate fully.”

    * Carly Hall was an assumed name used by our undercover reporter. There is no suggestion anyone of this name is involved in buying drugs on Facebook.
    ..........

    By Rachel Gallagher, Tom Latchem & Guy Basnett, 08/02/2009
    http://www.newsoftheworld.co.uk/new...rking-site-Facebook-to-snare-new-victims.html

Comments

  1. cra$h
    Re: Drug dealers invade teenagers' favourite website (Dumb Kids Offer weed on face bo

    swim learned the hard way how dumb this can be. He wasn't giving out numbers, but simply asked if someone needs a hookup, and cops were knocking on the door (for arson but they knew all about swim). Stupid kids, and stupid journalist. this article is written horrible, and is intended for shock.
  2. cannabis-sam
    Re: Drug dealers invade teenagers' favourite website (Dumb Kids Offer weed on face bo

    Noticed how stoners are reffered to as 'junkies'.
  3. doggy_hat
    Re: Drug dealers invade teenagers' favourite website (Dumb Kids Offer weed on face bo

    I thought this was a spoof article, but I check out the link, and although full of garbage, that site looks legit. Is this article actually serious?
  4. cannabis-sam
    Re: Drug dealers invade teenagers' favourite website (Dumb Kids Offer weed on face bo

    yeah it's serious, this is the news of the world a trashy right wing newspaper that panders to the stupid morons who believe this crap. It's actually britains number one selling newspaper according to wikipedia.
  5. Jasim
    Re: Drug dealers invade teenagers' favourite website (Dumb Kids Offer weed on face bo

    Wow. Wonder if they were that stupid before or after becoming pot heads?
  6. Sven99
    Re: Drug dealers invade teenagers' favourite website (Dumb Kids Offer weed on face bo

    Amazingly bad journalism at its amazingly worst. News of the World are ever so reliable.

    Worse than the Junkies is the silly quip about parents thinking facebook is safe for their youngsters. Facebook's minimum age is 18. (Yes of course people lie about their age, but thats not the point).
  7. nate81
    Re: Drug dealers invade teenagers' favourite website (Dumb Kids Offer weed on face bo

    My favorite part is the one-liner, "Evil".

    Help! Evil Drug-Dealers-on-Evil-Facebook are making my baby do drugs! My sweet, innocent, talented, perfect, adorable, angel never wanted to do drugs until they made him/her!!!
  8. doggy_hat
    Re: Drug dealers invade teenagers' favourite website (Dumb Kids Offer weed on face bo

    That's awful, and I thought popular American news was bad. This is like a 21st century edition of reefer madness.
  9. sunshineinabag16
    Re: Drug dealers invade teenagers' favourite website (Dumb Kids Offer weed on face bo


    I am a strong believer that pot does not make people less intelligent, I think some smokers just blame their habit on their ignorance.
  10. Rightnow289
    Re: Drug dealers invade teenagers' favourite website (Dumb Kids Offer weed on face bo

    No it just makes them lethargic which in turn makes you less worried about things
  11. Jasim
    Re: Drug dealers invade teenagers' favourite website (Dumb Kids Offer weed on face bo

    ^^ I was joking, but seriously you have to be pretty dumb to advertise that you're selling an illegal product on a website like facebook. But I personally know several potheads that have doctorates and are pretty damn intelligent.
  12. wbfanatic234
    Re: Drug dealers invade teenagers' favourite website (Dumb Kids Offer weed on face bo

    Firstly thats fucked that they could take secret videos of the people and then post their pictures without their consent. Second, the people that were advertising on fb deserve to be busted. What a bunch of fucking idiots. There are obviously just doing it for attention or some shit because no one with somewhat of a brain would be shooting their mouth off being busted by the cops or growing weed unless they want to be busted again.
  13. Waffa
    Re: Drug dealers invade teenagers' favourite website (Dumb Kids Offer weed on face bo

    well, this article is just pure... may i say "evil" lol :D

    But yeah, this kids are good poster people for government propaganda "see, they smoke pot and they are so so damn dumb" - i would not be surprised, if next we see this kids on TV commercials telling how weed destroyed their life and how brilliant they was before & in same time he/she fries a egg...
  14. Alfa
    Re: Drug dealers invade teenagers' favourite website (Dumb Kids Offer weed on face bo

    True, but what does a rule mean when its not checked & proactively enforced?
  15. Sven99
    Re: Drug dealers invade teenagers' favourite website (Dumb Kids Offer weed on face bo

    In fairness - thats my mistake. I think facebook's minimum age has now changed to 13.
  16. mattbenner
    Re: Drug dealers invade teenagers' favourite website (Dumb Kids Offer weed on face bo


    SWIM did notice, and SWIM doesnt like it.
    :mad:
    SWIM's wondering, no wonder people think so bad of weed users & other drug user's!!! The media is calling marijuana connesseur's "*junkies*"{:s}
    Thats just......... ((besides being complete Bull-Shit)) wrong.

    Media coverage like this (The biased anti-drug kind :mad:) always seem's to make SWIM sooo angry! Sorry if SWIM seemed to rant, but what better place/time to do it......
    lol
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