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UC Santa Cruz Student Indicted for Allegedly Creating App to Sell Drugs

UC Santa Cruz Student Indicted for Allegedly Creating App to Sell Drugs

“meth, cocaine and other illegal drugs”

Does he at least deserve credit for entrepreneurship? He obviously saw an under served market, right?

ABC 6 reports:

College student indicted for allegedly developing app to sell drugs

A University of California, Santa Cruz student was indicted on federal charges Tuesday, accused of developing an app to sell meth, cocaine and other illegal drugs.

Collin Howard, 18, was indicted by a federal grand jury in San Jose, California, on drug distribution and possession charges for allegedly creating the Banana Plug app, authorities said.

Howard allegedly hung up posters on the University of California Santa Cruz to promote the app, which was available on the Apple app store, according to the U.S. attorney’s office for the Northern District of California said in a statement Tuesday.

Banana Plug, an apparent reference to UC Santa Cruz’s banana slug mascot, allegedly provided students with cocaine, “molly” and “shrooms,” the office said in a statement Tuesday. The app also invited customers to make special requests.

The app was still available for download on Apple’s app store as of early Wednesday.

Howard was arrested in a sting operation last Friday, when he allegedly sold drugs to an undercover Homeland Security who contacted him through the app.


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Morning Sunshine | February 21, 2019 at 7:59 pm

supply and demand. Capitalism works every time