Local Facebook Page Allows Alleged Drug Dealers to Advertise Meth, Crack, Pills, Etc.
REGIONAL – What do DVD’s Subs, and Ice Cream all have in common? Well, for some people they aren’t snacks you enjoy while watching a movie; they’re actually code words for prescription drugs and illegal narcotics, like Suboxone, methamphetamine, and Dilaudid. And to get your hands on these drugs, it no longer requires users to meet in dark alleys or make transactions through car windows – you can now conduct your window shopping on a local Facebook page, and coordinate the sale through private messaging.
Spun Ducky Woo Woo Crew is a public Facebook Page where over 1,600 members share images of their alleged drug products, experiences, or anything “drug” related, and law enforcement say there isn’t much they can do about it.
Most of the postings are people offering drugs and even showing pictures of their products. One commenter writes, “Anyone looking to lean a lean back. Great sh*t, awesome deal. Sealed bottle.” Another commenter writes, “I need DVDs in Hernando, I’m mobile htu.” And one man even shows a picture of everything you need to produce methamphetamine, and writes in his post, “Cleaning out my bathroom… Anyone need any of this?”
A former drug user, who wished not to be identified, helped define most of the code words used on the site and says, “The page makes me sick, honestly, because its public and knowing a teenager can come across and see these things can open their curiosity.” The same woman says she’s reported the page to Facebook in the past but they’ve done nothing about it.
An anonymous law enforcement officer we spoke to said, “We know it exists but since it’s on social media, we can’t prove if it’s real or not.”
The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office says they cannot comment specific investigations but that they are aware of the Facebook page.
The only administrator listed on the page is a self-proclaimed white supremacist who goes by the name Rickys Lurkin. We tried to reach out to him for comment but we have not received a response at this time.
Facebook’s policy says, “We remove content, disable accounts, and work with law enforcement when we believe there is a genuine risk of physical harm or direct threats to public safety.” They go on to say they “may take action” when someone violates community standards, and “Governments also sometimes ask us to remove content that violates local laws, but does not violate our Community Standards. If after careful legal review, we find that the content is illegal under local law, then we may make it unavailable only in the relevant country or territory.”
It is not known how many times Spun Ducky Woo Woo Crew has been reported but so far it appears they have not violated Facebook’s standards.