Teens get busted MMSing pics of marijuana, buy locations
In case all you parents out there were unaware of the downsides of teen cellphone use (dirty pictures, driving distractions, dangerous radiation), your kids have found yet another way to tech-out their illegal activities: selling drugs by MMSing pictures of the merchandise and the locations where they can be purchased. Apparently a group of affluent teens from Shrewsbury, MA, likely bored with spending their parents' money at the mall, were running a marijuana ring wherein photos were sent to other kids who would then forward the pics to their friends in a rather impressive display of viral marketing. Unfortunately for these young entrepreneurs, the parents of one of the children who received a drug-centric MMS were snooping through his/her cellphone and alerted the cops about this kiddie cartel. Police were able to use the photos they gathered to obtain tracking warrants, and after a bit of surveillance, arrested six of the teens involved in the operation. So remember parents, along with giving your kids "hugs not drugs," it's also helpful to invade their privacy as much as you can get away with.