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Wilkes-Barre Township Police Dept. Facebook post goes viral

The Wilkes-Barre Township Police Department tried a new tactic.

The department posted on Facebook on Thursday: "Anyone in Wilkes-Barre know where we could buy any drugs? (Asking for a friend) Hit us up at (570) 760-0215 #NotACop"

The post has since gone viral, with over 21,000 shares, 9,000 likes and 3,000 comments.

On Friday the department commented on the post saying that they were not hacked.

All kidding aside... No this page was not hacked. Yes this page is real. And anyone who would seriously like to submit a tip about drug dealing occurring within Wilkes-Barre Township in any of the areas around the Wyoming Valley Mall, Target, K-Mart, Big Lots, or Walmart please feel free to call or text your tip to us. Your identity will remain confidential. We appreciate your support, unfortunately the police can not be everywhere at once; It's tips like this from YOU that helps lead to arrests and makes the community a safer place for all of us.

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