3 Charged With Selling Guns, Drugs Illegally On Facebook

Sun-Times Media Wire
December 03, 2019 - 12:22 pm
Interim Supt. Charlie Beck announces charges against three people in the department’s “Operation FaceBOOKED.” | CPD

Interim Supt. Charlie Beck/ Chicago police


CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Three men have been charged with using Facebook to sell illegal drugs and guns.

They were arrested Wednesday as part of Chicago police’s “Operation FaceBOOKED,” which targets the illegal sale of guns and drugs on the social medial platform, according to police.

Seven weapons were seized during the operation, police said in news conference Tuesday.

“Today’s announcement will help educate everyone on how some of these dangerous weapons are being sold, and how social media conglomerates like Facebook are encouraging this type of illegal activity by turning a blind eye in the name of member privacy,” interim police Supt. Charlie Beck said in the news conference.

Jasper Pintor, 22, of Marquette Park, is charged with five felony counts of delivery of a firearm, four counts of selling narcotics, two counts of armed violence, two counts of manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance and a count of gunrunning, police said.

Thomas Lucas, 27, of Logan Square, is charged with two felony counts of manufacture and delivery of heroin, and two counts of possessing narcotics, police said.

Samantha Pierce, 27, of Portage Park, is charged with two felony counts of manufacture and delivery of cocaine, police said.

They are due for bail hearings on Tuesday.

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Thomas Lucas/ Chicago police

Samantha Pierce, illegal guns, drugs, Facebook
Samantha Pierce/ Chicago police

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