When you’re told of the narcotics task force in Texas, you may well think of some hard-ass cops, going around and busting drug dealers off the street. This certain task force, however, decided that for one operation, a more delicate approach was necessary.
It is every boys dream to be an undercover spy and to take down some big criminals, and the film ’21 Jump Street’ is about police officers acting as students in order to infiltrate a drug ring and bring them down. With this film getting over $36,000,000 on its opening weekend at the Box Office, you could say it’s been a pretty popular film. And so you might say, that students would know about this, and the police wouldn’t be stupid enough to actually try it.
However, six pupils from the Pearland Independent School District were arrested as an operation spanning eight months closed. The reason for their arrest was they were running a drug ring.
The Lieutenant of this task force, Chris Reioux, released the following statement:
“The success of 21 Jump Street and its sequel haven’t stopped the team using these tactics. I don’t think anyone suspects that their classmate is an undercover cop.”
He believes that it’s more of a joking matter, and whilst they may be asked, it is all a bit of fun – little did these students know that they really were undercover cops.
4 students were arrested and ten charges were put to them including distribution of marijuana, a controlled substance as well as a dangerous drug.
I don’t know about you, but I can’t imagine those cops have gone through too much training if they’ve managed to look like their fellow students, and I’m not too sure if I’d want to go back to high school again…