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NEWS: How Kids Are Buying Drugs on Social Media | #socialmedia | #children | #parenting | #parenting | #kids

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The tragic overdose of 16-year-old Samuel Berman Chapman — son of TV host and therapist Laura Berman — made headlines. The news contained two components that parents should know about. […]

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#sextrafficking | Lawyer Who Lured School Girls With Money, Drugs And Tiffany Bags Charged With Sex Trafficking | #tinder | #pof | #match | romancescams | #scams

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KEY POINTS The investigation began in May 2019 The police affidavit pointed out that the lawyer was fully aware that the victims were minors A Virginia lawyer who allegedly became ‘sugar daddy’ […]

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#sextrafficking | Convict gets 55 years in prison for luring women into sex trade with drugs | #tinder | #pof | #match | romancescams | #scams

_________________________ A county judge this week handed down a prison sentence for the second of two men convicted on charges related to human trafficking and prostitution throughout southeastern Pennsylvania. Barry […] View full post on National Cyber Security

#deepweb | Man arrested for buying drugs using app, dark web – mumbai news

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans The city’s airport customs officers on Sunday arrested a 28-year-old man from Chembur who had placed an order for drugs through a mobile messaging app and paid for them through the dark web using cryptocurrency. Officers seized the drugs from a courier parcel and booked the man […] View full post on AmIHackerProof.com

#deepweb | The world’s new marketplace for illegal drugs

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Police believe he began his operations in Australia via the import of liquid MDMA, due to the perceived large amount of money to be made.

Using the postal system, Chris mailed MDMA – in liquid, tablet and powdered form – cocaine and ketamine in huge quantities to buyers all over Australia and the world.

Ice seized by Australian Border Force officials earlier this year.Credit:Australian Border Force

But it all came crashing down last year on a trip to Sydney, when police saw the man acting strangely on the street. Officers’ suspicions were confirmed when they found $770 and 66 grams of cocaine and a small amount of ketamine for sale in his pockets – and kilograms of it inside his apartment.

Chris is far from alone – research done by the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission last year shows that Australia has the second-highest number of dark web dealers per capita, after the Netherlands.

Cody Ward, 25, is before the courts.

Cody Ward, 25, is before the courts.Credit:Facebook

Product ratings, promotional deals such as buy-one-get-one-free and even points of different such as “fair trade” cocaine – allegedly bought directly from farmers, not the murderous drug cartels that dominate the trade – are as commonplace on the dark web as they are in the legitimate retail world, Associate Professor James Martin, a criminologist and dark web expert from the Swinburne University of Technology, said.

“There’s the opportunity to provide feedback, in exactly the same way you would rank Uber drivers,” he said, adding dark web dealers were “extremely protective” of their reputations and rankings.

“It’s one of the real strengths of the system, because it enables trust in the purchase of illegal products.”

Free samples of cocaine, MDMA and prescription medication were part of alleged dark web dealer Cody Ward’s business plan until he was arrested in February this year.

Accused of running what was the state’s largest drug dealing business, Mr Ward and his two co-accused, Shanese and Patricia Koullias, are now before the courts.

The allegations relating to Mr Ward and the Koullias sisters are unrelated to Chris’ case.

The buyers

Police have discovered Chris’ buyers included a Sydney dealer with exclusive rights to the city, several men in Newcastle, an ethnic gang in Melbourne and a man in South Australia.

Buying dozens of kilograms at a time, some of Chris’ buyers onsold drugs to local consumers both on the dark web and via street deals.

A number of Australian purchasers also bought drugs via the dark web for personal use, which makes up about 90 per cent of the global drug purchases on the dark web.

“We consider sales of less than $200 for personal use,” Associate Professor Martin said.

Bitcoin is the most popular means by which drugs are bought and sold on the dark web.

Bitcoin is the most popular means by which drugs are bought and sold on the dark web.Credit:Shutterstock

Buying drugs has never been easier, he said.

Would-be purchasers access the dark web via an encrypted subset of the internet, where thousands of drug-supply shops vie for business.

Purchases are made in crypto currencies, Bitcoin being the most popular.

While a number of Bitcoin ATMs have popped up in Sydney in the past two years, Associate Professor Martin said that Bitcoin was easy to acquire online, in the same way that foreign currency can be bought.

Drugs are then sent to consumers via the postal system, either to their home addresses, an address nearby from which the consumer can retrieve their mail or a rented post box.

With no regulation of the booming industry, Associate Professor Martin said that children were using the system to buy drugs.

“There’s no age restriction on illegal drugs, there have been cases and in fact fatal overdoses, from kids buying drugs online. Those dangers won’t recede.”

The war on drugs

Multiple law enforcement sources have told The Sun-Herald that about one in 10 deliveries is intercepted.

“We’re not sure how much gets through, but I can put it this way – international dealers are not deterred by Border Force. They are happy to take the risk of it not arriving,” Associate Professor Martin said.

The drip-feeding of small amounts of drugs across the country via the post poses a problem for police and Border Force, he said.

“Traditional approaches don’t work online – investigators are looking for big amounts of drugs, because that’s how they used to be shipped. Now, they are coming in in very small amounts which are harder to find.”

In a statement, Australian Border Force said it and other agencies use “data analytics and intelligence in an endeavour to detect, track and intercept the attempted import of illicit goods via the dark net”.

It declined to comment on the number of deliveries getting through.

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Rivers McGraw Act offers options for young adults arrested for DUI and drugs

The arrest of 18 to 21-year-olds for drugs or alcohol may not be the end of the world for those in handcuffs, thanks to a new state law. Now young adults who make those mistakes have options for help through the Rivers McGraw Act.

“I was on my way because Rivers had sent me that message, and I knew something was wrong with my son,” said Lauren McGraw.

Five months after losing her son Rivers McGraw to drug addiction and suicide, Lauren McGraw is elated that Governor Phil Bryant signed House Bill 1089, the Rivers McGraw Act.

It would give two phone calls to anyone under 21 arrested for DUI or drugs.

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Dad accused of picking daughter up from school with drugs, guns

Police said a Beaver County man was on his way to pick up his kids from school when he was arrested with drugs, guns and a large amount of cash.

Officers arrested Darryl Dixon on school property Wednesday afternoon just as students were going home for the day here at Highland Elementary in Harmony Township.

“He had a gun in his pocket and $8,000 in cash on him,” said Harmony Township police Officer Jason Vular.

Police said Dixon on his way to pick up his two Young kids at the stopped first to do a drug deal… people noticed suspicious behavior and called 911.

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Woman arrested on suspicion of identity theft, possession of drugs in Milpitas

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Woman arrested on suspicion of identity theft, possession of drugs in Milpitas

Milpitas police booked a Sunol woman into the county jail last week on suspicion of several offenses including identity theft and possession of drugs, police said.
Leah Costa, 45, was arrested after a police officer allegedly spotted her gray 2004

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Pair arrested with drugs and stolen gold bars

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Sonora Police Department officers arrested a man and woman Sunday who had syringes full of drugs and stolen gold bars. About 10:35 a.m. officers responded to the 300 block of Fairview Lane for a vehicle parked in an unauthorized area. Inside the vehicle were Luke Nunes, 22, of Sonora, and Tiffany Morris, 22, of Columbia. […]

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Charged with selling drugs in a school zone

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A local woman has been charged with several felony charges after police say she sold drugs in a school zone to several confidential informants. Alicia Balcom, 36, of Farmington, was charged with three class A felonies of sale of a controlled substance near a school and a class B felony of possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute. According to a probable cause statement, on Jan. 28 a Missouri State Highway Patrol informant purchased one gram of meth from Balcom for $100 at her home in the 600 block of East Liberty Street, which is within 2,000 feet of St. Paul Lutheran School and St. Joseph’s Catholic School near downtown Farmington. The report said on Feb. 25 a St. Francois County Sheriff’s Department confidential informant purchased another gram of meth from Balcom for $100 at the same address. Then on March 4, a sheriff’s department confidential informant purchased two grams of meth for $200 from Balcom at the same address. Pause Current Time 0:00 / Duration Time 0:00 Loaded: 0%Progress: 0%0:00 Fullscreen 00:00 Unmute The report said on March 31 the Mineral Area Drug Task Force received information that Balcom and other individuals were traveling to Ironton […]

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