Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Teens get busted MMSing pics of marijuana, buy locations


Engadget

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.

5 Comments:

Blogger Busty Wilde said...

I read about this too...it all sounds pretty dumb if you ask me. Why wouldn't you delete that shit from your phone? The articles I read weren't as slanted as this one, but I love how the whole atitude towards the teens is "oh, it's not that bad, they were just rich kids who had nothing else to do" as opposed to the whole "let's throw these kids in jail, they're ruining society and aiding terrorists." Very interesting if you ask me. My favorite sentence in the article (besides the last one) has to be this one: "Apparently a group of affluent teens...likely bored with spending their parents' money at the mall, were running a marijuana ring...."

Sigh, if only life were so easy.

12/31/2005 12:44:00 AM  
Blogger Kayaboy said...

Yeah, that was one of the reasons I picked this article over others. The author just really amused me





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