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Despite the many gay dating apps through which he could potentially push his product, Mike, the New York drug dealer, said he exclusively uses Grindr. One of those men is Harold Gondrez, 67, a bisexual man from Manhattan who was arrested in July after selling crystal meth to an undercover New York Police Department officer he finnd on Grindr.
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At first Fond asked him if he was a cop, and of course he said no. Then two weeks after the last sale, a whole team of police officers came to my apartment to arrest me.
Ethan said he fears the prevalence of drug promotion on Grindr and other gay dating apps has led to complacency within the LGBTQ community when it comes to illicit drug use — especially meth. No upgrades to silver, gold, platinum or aluminum memberships.
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Free Trials Fully commercial sites, which offer you to test drive their service live, before reaching for your wallet to take out the credit card. But over time, digital platforms geared toward LGBTQ men have also created a more convenient way for gay and bi men — a population that disproportionately uses illicit substances due to social stigma, discrimination and other minority stressors — to find drugs, and for drug dealers to find them.
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There have been several examples in the past few years of men being arrested for selling illicit substances through the app. However, those who use the app say it is still home to a robust market for illicit substances.