Real-life ‘21 Jump Street’ cop busts Calif. teens' drug ring3/19/2012
When you hear the phrase "life imitates art," you probably don't think of "21 Jump Street." But maybe you should. The Exeter, Calif., police force embraced the unorthodox tactics of the current No. 1 movie in America (yes, really), foiling an alleged 13-person drug ring from the inside of Exeter Union High School with the help of a cop posing as a student. Twelve students at the school were nabbed this week on charges of buying and selling marijuana, cocaine, prescription drugs and other narcotics, with a thirteenth still on the loose, reported the Visalia Times-Delta. The 22-year-old arresting officer went by the name "Johnny Ramirez" before coming out as John Law and striking up the Hollywood ending for the boys in blue.
Would you feel safer with undercover cops in schools?