Australian Police Use Instagram Hashtags To Track Down Marijuana The 420 Times Staff September 13, 2012 Exclusive Web Content, Politics, The War On DrugsAustralian police are searching Instagram hastags such as #aussiestoners, #weedstagram and #oznugs to track down illegal marijuana grow ops and even those who are in possession of marijuana.A Victoria Police spokesman said this week that “online dopes” would be tracked and prosecuted through photo-sharing websites like Instagram, and would face major penalties if caught.“Anyone who posts images of this nature may find themselves subject to a criminal investigation should there be evidence of possession or cultivation of drugs of dependence or illicit substances,” the spokesman said.If you use a photo-sharing website and are posting illegal pictures – no matter where you live – make sure you turn off the location tracker. It may bring the cops right to your doorstep.Searches of marijuana-related hastags on Instagram alone often turn up hundreds of thousands of photos. That’s a lot of people to target, especially if those people are easy to find. Law enforcement officials love the easy bust.It can be tempting for some to want to share a great nug pic with their friends, but if having that nug is illegal where you are, be careful. Technology can be a two-way street.– Joe Klare– make sure you check out our brand new Forums and our “Stop The Ban in L.A.” Facebook page! One Response billyz September 17, 2012 billyz#1 Log in to ReplyLeave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.