Instagram Hashtags Help Aussie Police Crack Down on Marijuana

Police are cracking down on illegal grow-ops and marijuana possession in Australia right now, thanks in part to the help of snap-happy potheads who flag their Instagram photos with tags like #aussiestoners #weedstagram and #oznugs.

A Victoria Police spokesman warned this week that “online dopes” would be tracked and prosecuted through photo-sharing websites, and would face hefty penalties if caught.

“Anyone who posts images of this nature may find themselves subject to a criminal investigation should there be evidence of possession or cultivation of drugs of dependence or illicit substances,” the spokesman told the Herald Sun, a Melbourne-based tabloid.

– Read the entire article at CBC News.

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3 Comments

  1. CMag on

    WOW, unbelievable, talk about a complete utter waste of our tax dollars. Maybe these lazy asshole cops should get off their asses, get off of instagram & social networking sites & fight some real crime. I for one can tell you that they arent catching at murderers or rapists strolling facebook. Is this seriously what they get paid for?

  2. CMag on

    WOW, unbelievable, talk about a complete utter waste of our tax dollars. Maybe these lazy asshole cops should get off their asses, get off of instagram & social networking sites & fight some real crime. I for one can tell you that they arent catching at murderers or rapists strolling facebook. Is this seriously what they get paid for?

  3. Dave on

    This is a good example of how cannabis prohibition is more harmful than actual cannabis! Cannabis prohibition will ruin your life whereas actual cannabis is a healthier choice and will help improve your life situation; unless the bullies get you first!