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Teens finding, obtaining drugs through Instagram (local6)
A popular social media site has become a convenient way for teenagers to procure illicit drugs, according to police, counselors and a teen who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
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"It's just a lot easier. You've got a picture of it right there, you just hit them up," the 17-year-old said.
Instagram, a photo-based social media platform, allows users to maintain a certain degree of anonymity, which appears to attract drug dealers who advertise their goods with full color photos.
Certain hashtags, or search keywords, allow kids to easily find what they are looking for.
"There is some secret language, but for the most part you can hashtag 'marijuana', hashtag 'Xanax', any drug you can think of, you can find that on social media," said Constance Phillips, the admissions manager for Houston's Odyssey House, a Cenikor Foundation drug treatment facility for teenagers.
There are certain steps some teens take to ensure a more anonymous connection.
"The bottom line is this is the way a lot of kids are doing it now," said Cpl. Marco Leal, a deputy constable with Harris County Precinct Six. Leal said he knows that many teens consummate …
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