Snapchat leads to Tennessee drug arrest and evidence seizure

A Snapchat of a 21-year-old woman allegedly selling marijuana has led to an arrest and evidence seizure.
21-year-old Victoria M. Sexton of Winfield, Tennessee
21-year-old Victoria M. Sexton of Winfield, Tennessee(Scott County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Apr. 21, 2021 at 11:04 AM EDT
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SCOTT COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) -Officials said Snapchat has led to a Tennessee drug arrest and evidence seizure on April 14.

According to the Scott County Sheriff’s Office, 21-year-old Victoria M. Sexton of Winfield, Tenn. was arrested on Wednesday, April 14 for allegedly selling large amounts of marijuana with the help of the social media application, Snapchat.

Scott County deputy Aaron Johnson began a narcotics investigation after receiving information about Sexton’s Snapchat post allegedly advertising her services for the sale of marijuana.

Deputies converged at Sexton’s residence in Winfield to further investigate. Scott County deputies recovered 93 grams of what is believed to be marijuana from her bedroom.

Officials said a further search revealed the recovery of two sets of scales and THC cartridges for a vape pen. Deputies also seized $399 in cash in what is believed to be proceeds from Sexton’s alleged distribution of marijuana.

Sexton released a statement revealing she sells an average of an ounce a week. Sexton was charged with possession of schedule 6 narcotics for resale and possession of drug paraphernalia.

She posted a $2,000 bond and was released with a court date of May 12.

“I appreciate the hard work of our deputies and the follow-up to further investigate. There is a high probability that these illegal narcotics are making their way into the hands of some of Scott County’s young people. That, we will not tolerate. We must warn all young people, you could be next! This alleged action of Sexton is unacceptable. We fight different avenues of drug distribution, and now we have to police these types of things from social media away from our children. Parents heed the warning. Help us and report it to us,” said Scott County Sheriff Ronnie Phillips.

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