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Snapchat Drug Dealers

Snapchat Drug Dealers

Snapchat Drug Dealers Beware

Fortunately, there will be a dramatic decline in Snapchat drug dealers due to increased fentanyl overdose reports. The devastating impact of the fentanyl crisis has caused a severe commotion, especially since teenagers and even young children are accessing laced drugs from social media apps. The problem deals with counterfeit drugs that look like Percocets, OxyContin, and Xanax.

Snapchat has continued to be a popular platform since messages are deleted after the chat or images are opened. Snapchat’s new update keeps messages for twenty-four hours. 

How to Buy Drugs on Snapchat

The process is made as easy as ordering a pizza over the phone. Drug dealers have adopted the same marketing strategies as legitimate businesses and are making a living off selling illegal substances online. The majority of popular drugs purchased are marijuana, Xanax, cocaine, and MDMA or ecstasy. Trending hashtags like #Kush4Sale and the use of specific emojis target customers to a person’s social account.

Dealers on Snapchat can quickly get their product out through word-of-mouth and by posting on an Instagram account that links to their Snapchat. Images of the substances can be advertised on their story or through individual snaps. Other platforms include WhatsApp, Kik, and Tinder. So if you are wondering how to find a drug dealer on Snap, there is a good chance that you just need to search “drugs,” which results in various drug options. 

Snapchat Cracking Down on Drug Dealers

Snapchat has remained the primary platform for selling and buying counterfeit pills. These pills are often laced with fentanyl, a highly dangerous synthetic opioid that causes severe long-term health complications or overdose. Snapchat’s new safety protocols include improved automated systems to detect drug dealers and their products. 

Additionally, more law enforcement staff are being hired to complete criminal investigations and track down the dealers. Drug dealers on Snapchat can be arrested if there is enough evidence to support the crime. Individuals who search drug terms in hopes of purchasing illegal substances through the platform will be directed to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration. New video advertising and campaigns are underway to educate and prevent people from purchasing drugs and risking their lives. 

How to Report Someone Selling Drugs on Snapchat

If you are worried about Snapchat drug dealers who are promoting illegal substances, which may be laced with fentanyl, then you can certainly report their account. If you want to report a person or their story, then follow these steps: 

  • Open the Snapchat app on your phone or tablet. 
  • Find and open the account or story you’d like to report.
  • Tap and hold down the story or account until icons appear on the screen.
  • Tap the flag icon, which will display the report screen.
  • Type the reason in the comment section why you find the account or story inappropriate. 
  • Tap the submit button, which will deliver your report to the service team.

If you wish to report a profile, similar actions are taken, but you would need to tap on the specific profile account. Snapchat drugs are dangerous. Reporting the issue can save lives, and Snapchat banning drug dealers is a step in the right direction. Users of the app can do their part by reporting and bringing awareness to potential threats. 

Help at Our Massachusetts Addiction Treatment Center

At Banyan Treatment Centers Massachusetts, we take care of our patients by providing them with various therapeutic methods and treatment plans. We offer telehealth services for those who are seeking flexibility in the treatment process. From cocaine addiction treatment to prescription pill addiction treatment, our experienced medical team has you covered. We work with our patients to design individualized treatment plans that will best suit their recovery goals. 

Speak to a specialist at Banyan Massachusetts by calling 888-280-4763 right now! Ask about our outpatient program to get started on the path to recovery today!


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Alyssa, Director of Digital Marketing
Alyssa, Director of Digital Marketing
Alyssa is the National Director of Digital Marketing and is responsible for a multitude of integrated campaigns and events in the behavioral health and addictions field. All articles have been written by Alyssa and medically reviewed by our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Darrin Mangiacarne.