In this era of smartphones amazing things can happen, but so can things not so savory. Believe it or not smartphones and their apps are actually often able to be used to help when it comes to drug transactions.
Think about it, we all have smartphones in our pockets, they are our best friends. Over the last few years, multiple apps have been developed that can be used to trade money back and forth. Not only are there various apps that you do this, but you can even send money over Facebook Messenger.
We have come a long way from handwritten checks and wire transfers. In some ways, this is a brilliant part of the technology industry. Most of us carry debit or credit cards instead of cash, so being able to pay others with just the phone we keep in our hands 24/7 makes life much more convenient. You can even pay some stores with your phone.
It should not come as a surprise to know that you can also use these types of apps to pay your drug dealer as well.
Yes, like all things that are beautiful and innovative, these apps can be abused. Lucky for the police and unlucky for the criminal, this registered app transaction was used to help catch him in the act. Crime doesn’t pay, not really, not even if you have it done over an app and straight to your bank account.
Cash App is a smartphone app that can be used to transfer money between users. It’s considered a mobile payment service and is used by more than 7 million people. This is a large number of people who could potentially be using the app to establish their drug deals, though that is not the fault of the developer.
For those who don’t know much about smartphones, you can use apps like this to pay money to someone else with the swipe of a finger, and it deposits directly into their account.
A traffic stop by Marietta police ended up with the police officers finding a bag of cocaine in a woman’s car. This is obviously incriminating evidence. They questioned the woman about where she had gotten the drugs, and it wasn’t long before she folded to the police and told them.
She had bought the cocaine from a drug dealer that was staying in a motel room not far away and then provided the proof.
You see, abusing a smartphone app to buy or sell drugs isn’t great, but it does leave a trail that cash doesn’t. She was able to provide the police with proof of a transaction taking place in which she purchased drugs. There was proof that $45 had been exchanged and this woman was claiming that it was for drugs. This was enough for the police and drug law.
They were able to track 24-year-old Treavon Malik Perry to his motel room and catch him in possession of quite a few items. They found that Perry had more than 110 grams of marijuana, nearly 35 grams of Ecstasy, THC oil.
Along with these items they found two baggies of suspected cocaine and bags of suspected methamphetamine, MDMA and heroin. They also found cash and a stolen handgun, and he was promptly arrested.