Victoria police buy ecstasy in undercover high school drug sting Operation Jump Street
Oct 12 2012
A 20-year-old man suspected of selling ecstasy at a local high school was nabbed Thursday in an effort Victoria police are calling Operation Jump Street.
The name for the police scheme refers to the 21 Jump Street television show and movie, which featured undercover police operating at schools.
In this case, officers from the Victoria police strike force and street crime units came up with a plan after being told about a drug dealer suspected of targeting high-school students throughout the capital region. An undercover officer posing as a student bought drugs from a man operating on the grounds of a school.
More than 40 ecstasy pills were purchased.
The school is not being identified at the request of Greater Victoria school district officials.
"Our officers take information like this very seriously," Det. Shawn Robson said in a statement. "Dealers that prey on kids are every parent's nightmare and we needed to act quickly."
Police said that a conviction for trafficking drugs on or near school grounds comes with a minimum two-year sentence.