“Is your drug dealing competition costing you money? We offer a free service to help you eliminate your drug competition!”
Drug dealers of Franklin County, Ky. — this is not a drill. A local sheriff’s office invited dealers to fill out a form inquiring about their competitors. Fashioned like a bizarre homework assignment decorated with a giant marijuana leaf, the flier reads like a friendly fill-in-the-blanks game. Dealers are encouraged to provide their competition’s name, home, phone numbers, vehicle and even hours of operation.
The ad went viral after rapper Ludacris posted it to Instagram.
In response, the Kentucky department shared a screenshot of his Instagram on their Facebook page with the caption, “‘Ludacris’ you say? Arrests have been made as a result of information received . Stay tuned……..”
The idea originally appeared as a newspaper ad by the Macintosh County Georgia Sheriff’s Office. As of Sunday evening, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Facebook post had nearly 3000 shares. While responses on social media have been mostly of disbelief, it’s not to be taken lightly.
A tip via the flier’s phone number resulted two arrests and the recovery of four firearms, cocaine, crack cocaine, and four pounds of marijuana.