Want to Purchase Some Cocaine and/or Meth?
Turns out There’s an App for That
By: Cristal M Clark
If you are in the market for some cocaine and meth purchasing, you were, as in past tense, in luck because some bloody idiot made and app for that. We should have all seen this one coming really in all honesty.
Meet Collin Riley Howard, 18 a freshman at the University of California Santa Cruz, the young man who created an iPhone app he named “Banana Plug,” which just so happened to offer cocaine, “molly” and “shrooms.” It appears as if Collin named the app after his school’s mascot and It was discovered by police after finding posters advertising it on campus, umm not the smartest move if you were to ask me. And the app, well turns out, it was available in Apple’s App Store.
So, what’s a cop to do in this type of situation? Download the app and play about of course. Undercover Homeland Security agents used the app to purchase marijuana and cocaine in November 2018. Agents also contacted Howard through Snapchat to set up the purchase of additional controlled substances, including methamphetamine, on a few occasions.
Now before you all run to download it, turns out, that the Fed’s, well they are not too keen on the idea of an app utilized so as to distribute illegal drugs, no, they have charged Collin whose parents must be so very proud, with distribution and possession with intent to distribute cocaine and methamphetamine.
Collin is scheduled to appear in court tomorrow.
Cristal M Clark