However, he said the app creates a unique problem for those trying stop using drugs. One of those men is Harold Gondrez, 67, a bisexual man from Manhattan who was arrested in July after selling crystal meth to an undercover New York Police Department officer he met on Grindr. Like all websites and apps, the gay dating platform is protected by Section of the Communications Decency Act of There have been several examples in the past few years of men being arrested for selling illicit substances through the app.
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Important Notice: All persons whose images are displayed on Asians Under U. Then two weeks after the last sale, a whole team of police officers came to my apartment to arrest me. However, those who use the app say it is still home to a robust market for illicit substances.
But over time, digital platforms geared toward LGBTQ men have also created a more convenient way for gay and bi men — a population that disproportionately uses illicit substances due to social stigma, discrimination and other minority stressors — to find drugs, and for drug dealers to find them. Com e autonomous, work from remote private premises, are neither employees, nor independent contractors of Asians Despite the many gay dating apps through which he could potentially push his product, Mike, the New York drug dealer, said he exclusively uses Grindr.
Grindr users discreetly pwrty crystal meth by putting a diamond emoji in their profile, and snowflake emojis are used to get the attention of those looking to purchase cocaine. At first I asked him if he was a cop, and of course he said no. Department of Health and Human Services, 1.
Ethan said he fears the prevalence of drug promotion on Grindr and other gay dating apps has led to complacency within the LGBTQ community when it comes to illicit drug use — especially meth. Enter this site ONLY fukc you are over the age of According to data from the U.