Drug dealers, users find new market in social media posts
ATLANTA, Ga. – Social media has changed the way we communicate with friends and family.
It is also changing the way people buy and sell illegal drugs.
WSB’s Tom Reagan learned how important it is to be careful about what you post on social media.
Police tell Regan they often see people post pictures of illegal drugs and guns on Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat.
They say drug dealers think it is safer because the messages disappear on Snapchat, or are not as easily accessible as a text message on a cell phone.
Video of a young woman twerking wearing a pro-cannabis sweatshirt and posing for pictures with of bags full of marijuana and a bong ended up on social media.
We blurred her face to protect her identity, but it is something young adults tell us they see all the time.
“Well, it’s usually on Snapchat, lots of mostly just smoking weed and stuff out of bongs or joints what have you,” social