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San Diego County deputies bust Internet sales of illegal drugs
San Diego County deputies bust Internet sales of illegal drugs

Law enforcement agencies here have begun a crackdown on drug dealers' use of the Internet to attract customers. The San Diego County Sheriff's Department last week announced that it had made 19 arrests and seized drugs and $25,000 in U.S. and Mexican currency after a five-month undercover investigation called Operation.com. Deputies found drugs easily available on sites like Facebook and Craigslist, where ads use code names like "roofing tar" for heroin and "Roxy board shorts size 30" for 30 milligrams of Roxicodone. "You would not believe how easy it is," said sheriff's Cmdr. Mike Barletta. "Anyone, any time, can go online and do the...