New texting system to 'snitch' on drug dealers

May 5, 2009 2:57:51 PM PDT
Suffolk County Police are keeping up with the times, relying on teenagers and technology to catch drug dealers. Police are offering high school students cash rewards to turn in drug dealers.

But instead of phoning in the tips, students can now send anonymous text messages.

All tips are confidential.

Teens can earn up to $500 if the information leads to an arrest.

But some parents, students and administrators are uneasy with the plan fearing some youngsters will face retribution.


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