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8:21 PM, Oct 15, 2012   |    comments
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ATLANTA -- Following on the heels of a big drug bust in New York City after bold drug dealers advertised on Craigslist, 11Alive News has discovered the same sort of activity in Atlanta.

Putting in the word "Xanax" into the search box of Craigslist brought up three ads posted over the last three days offering Xanax, Adderall, Oxycontin, Percocet and even LSD.

According to the Georgia Drugs and Narcotics Agency, dealers have increasingly tried peddling pills online.  Spokesperson Rick Allen said when agents find such ads they can begin investigations but it usually entails getting other states involved since the contact phone numbers are usually out of state.

"We are aware of these activities. The biggest danger is that people buying illegal and prescription drugs online is there's no way to tell what you're buying, where they came form or if they are counterfeit," said Allen.

Over the last few weeks police in the New York area arrested dozens of people after undercover officers made 63 drug purchases online.  Authorities say drug dealers were openly advertising on Craigslist.

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