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Rideshare Passengers Are Routinely Carting Drugs, Driver Says

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 Posted 2 years, 3 months ago


JOLIET, Ill. (CBS) — A work horse, or a drug mule?

A Joliet rideshare driver says passengers are routinely carting narcotics into Ubers and Lyfts. CBS 2’s Lauren Victory explains inside the problem and how  each company is trying to combat the bad behavior.


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    148 Rider
     2 years ago

    This is a story often used to be told for taxis how the drivers witness prostitutes and drug dealers all the time.  However, this made sense because there are no paper trail and they can take them freely.  All taxi drivers know this that all shady transportations occur on a taxi.

    Now, for Uber, that isn't the case.  There is indeed a paper trail.  Including timestamp, name, CC, the route taken, etc.  So I am thinking those criminals are NOT taking Uber.   In other words, this driver is blowing smoke.

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    205 Rider Driver
     2 years ago

    News flash: it's not just ubers and lyfts. People drive narcotics around in their own cars too. Better than they take an uber than try to drive themselves.

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     2 years ago

    And...?  This isn't a surprise to anyone. Oldest story in the wild.  From taxi days. Just a stupid article that just covers some basic but will get lots of clicks because the headline sounds cool.

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     2 years ago

    I saw this.  It somehow made the national news. (even though it was chicago local at first)