You might think that the success of 21 Jump Street would put police off posing as students.
But that’s what members of a Texas narcotics task force reportedly did in a bid to break up a drug ring allegedly run by students.
According to the Houston Chronicle, six students were arrested following an eight-month operation at a high school in the Pearland Independent School District.
Lieutenant Chris Reioux of the Brazoria County Narcotics task force told the Chronicle that the success of 21 Jump Street and its sequel haven’t stopped his team using those undercover tactics.
‘I don’t think anyone suspects that their classmate is an undercover cop,’ he said.
‘With the recent release of the ‘Jump Street’ movies, I think they’re a little more apprehensive, but it’s more of a joking matter – “you’re not ’21 Jump Street’ are you?”‘
Aaron Coleman, 18, Kevin Lambert, 18, Matthew Van Richardson, 18, and Jonathan Gonzales, 17, were arrested on ten charges including delivery of marijuana, delivery of a controlled substance and delivery of a dangerous drug.