Illegal drugs in St. Louis readily available on Craigslist

Illegal drugs in St. Louis readily available on Craigslist

Illegal drugs in St. Louis readily available on Craigslist

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by Russell Kinsaul / News 4

KMOV.com

Posted on October 15, 2012 at 12:20 PM

Updated Monday, Oct 15 at 6:39 PM

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) -- Craigslist is a popular place to buy and sell used iPhones, pick up some slightly used furniture or baby and kid stuff. But Craigslist has also come under criticism in the past for allowing ads for prostitution and for the many job scams disguised as legitimate job postings. 

Now comes word that drug dealers are using Craigslist too. Over the weekend, an undercover drug sting by New York City police resulted in 21 arrests and 63 separate drug purchases. 

Undercover officers were able to buy Adderall, Xanax and Oxycontin. News 4 reporter Russell Kinsaul did a quick search on the St. Louis site for Craigslist and found ads from posters who claim to be selling morphine, Vicodin, methadone and other pain killers, as well as Adderall, Xanax and Oxycontin.

News 4 is talking with local police and the Drug Enforcement Administration about this growing new marketplace for drug dealers and what authorities are doing to stop them.

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