THE WORD | College student faces charges for developing app to sell cocaine and meth

18 Year old Colin Howard developed an app called “Banana Plug” — an apparent reference to The University of California  Santa Cruz’s banana slug mascot — which was advertised on Apple’s App Store and sold cocaine, “molly” and “shrooms,” the U.S. attorney’s office for the Northern District of California said in a statement Tuesday.

Howard also hung posters around campus promoting “Banana Plug,” prosecutors said.

Using “Banana Plug” and Snapchat, university police and an undercover Homeland Security agent contacted Howard and arranged to buy marijuana and cocaine. Howard later sold the undercover agent methamphetamine. He was indicted by a federal grand jury in San Jose.

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