Arrested Over Facebook: 19 Posts That Got Suspects Snagged (PHOTOS)

Forget wiretaps and paper trails: more and more frequently, mischief and malfeasance on Facebook in photos, posts, pages, and chats is helping police track down police suspected of criminal activity.

A look at 19 instances where people’s activity on Facebook got them arrested. Were their arrests warranted or out of line?

According to CBS News, a 19-year-old Florida mother faced legal trouble after she posted a Facebook photo of her infant appearing to smoke out of a bong. The Florida Department of Children and Families launched an investigation and planned to drug test both the mother and child, despite the mother’s protests that the photo was taken as a joke. The photo was sent to a local news station, which contacted the mother for a statement.

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