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Genius posts drug dealing on Facebook Live with a predictable result

October 13, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Genius posts drug dealing on Facebook Live with a predictable result

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A Milwaukee man who authorities said live-streamed his drug dealing by posting on Facebook is now facing the predictable consequences — a myriad of felony charges.

A criminal complaint revealed that 19-year-old  Jeffery S. Kirk spent part of September 10th driving, showing guns, and selling marijuana to viewers watching live on Facebook. Police were tipped off from a 40-minute video recorded on Facebook Live.

During the drug dealing footage, Kirk communicates with others on Facebook, takes orders for weeds by phone, weighs out amounts on a scale and travels to various parts of town to deliver $30 pieces.

A collapsible 9mm rifle is shown between the front seats. At another point, he seems to be furiously texting someone on his phone, then flashes a .40-caliber Glock handgun to the camera, the Journal Sentinal reported.

Jeffery S. Kirk, 19, spent part of Sept. 10 driving around, showing weapons and selling pot to people apparently watching him live on Facebook. (Photo: Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office)

Later, Kirk calls his mom and asks her to bring out his “smoke.” The video shows him at his address, get out, take a floral bag from a woman, get back in his vehicle and then smoke some of his product.

Kirk was arrested last week after he left another residence where he was staying with his girlfriend. Inside, they found firearms, though not the same ones in the video; $1,400 in cash; marijuana; a scale; a bullet-proof vest; the shoes Kirk was wearing in the clip and the flowered tote bag the woman he called “Mom” gave to him on September 10th.

Kirk confessed that he owned the firearms and said the weed was for his personal use. He also acknowledged that he was the person in the Facebook video. He said he had borrowed the Glock from his mother for protection, but gave it back the same day.

He has been charged five counts of possession of a firearm and three counts of marijuana delivery. He remains in custody on $7,500 bail and is scheduled to appear in court on Friday.

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