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A New Mexico teenager faced drug and gun charges on Wednesday amid accusations that he had used a popular social media platform to peddle fentanyl, assault weapons and other firearms.
Bernalillo County District Attorney Raul Torrez announced the 17-year-old's arrest at a news conference, where authorities played a loop of Snapchat videos and photos they said originated from the boy's phone. The images showed plastic bags filled with small blue pills, pistols and rifles propped across a person's lap.
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In one clip, someone shoots a firearm down on an empty dirt road at night. In another, there is text paired with a photo of a gun saying "650 today."
An FBI search warrant showed the teen was arrested at a house in southwest Albuquerque early Tuesday morning — about a month after the FBI was tipped that the boy was posting multiple assault weapons and large amounts of fentanyl for sale. An elderly man also was arrested at the home and charged with resisting officers.
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FBI and state police agents' list of items seized included 60 tablets they suspected to be the powerful opioid fentanyl and a loaded AR-15 pistol with a...
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