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December 17, 2006
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Fla. police use MySpace to set up drug sting

By Kristen Kridel
Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Law enforcement agencies, which have been mining the Internet in search of child predators and terrorists, are expanding their efforts to include crimes such as drug dealing.

In what is believed to be the first case of its kind in this area, Punta Gorda authorities used a sting operation Tuesday to arrest a teen-ager who had boasted on the MySpace Web site of smoking marijuana. Police contacted him through the Web and set up a deal in which he allegedly agreed to sell 2 ounces of marijuana to undercover officers.

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