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Two Houston Took Part In Real Life 21 Jump Street Undercover To Bust Student Drug Ring

April 7, 2015  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Two Houston Took Part In Real Life 21 Jump Street Undercover To Bust Student Drug Ring

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A pair of Houston-area narcotics cops worked a real life 21 Jump Street undercover operation at a high school, playing similar roles to Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum in the action comedy movie 21 Jump Street.

The operation lasted eight months, these particular officers from the task force worked undercover posing as a pair of students at a local high school to bust a drug ring run by students. The Houston Chronicle reported that the police conducted the undercover operation between August of 2014 and March 2015.

The sting led to the arrest of six students, four of which are adults, and two minors. The students were arrested on ten charges and led to the seizure of cocaine, marijuana, Tramadol and Alprazolam.

Arrests at Pearland HS and Glenda Dawson HS come after months-long investigation involving an officer posing as a student

Arrests at Pearland HS and Glenda Dawson HS come after months-long investigation involving an officer posing as a student

The students attended Pearland High School and Dawson High School. Police charged one student with two counts of delivery of cocaine in a drug-free zone, another for the delivery of Xanax and Tramadol, and two students charged for the delivering marijuana.

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Lieutenant Chris Reioux of the Brazoria County Narcotics Task was asked about the undercover operation. He jokingly said he hated the Jump Street movies and claimed the sting operation has been conducted by the department numerous times in recent years.

Reioux said of the investigation: “Nobody would suspect that their classmate is an undercover cop. “However, with the release of the Jump Street movies, they’re probably a bit more apprehensive, Reioux said.

But the students ended up not believing the person who shows up to school every day and sits next to them next to them in class, is an actual police officer.

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