Undercover probe nets men selling drugs, guns online that were shipped to N.J., authorities say

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Two California men sold drugs and weapons using an encrypted messaging service and shipped the contraband to New Jersey in a scheme that was foiled by undercover U.S. Postal inspectors, authorities said Wednesday. Angelo Chavez, 22, of Stockton, and Phillip Luevano, 21, of Manteca, were arrested Tuesday in California, according to the New Jersey U.S. Attorney’s Office. Both men operated channels on the Telegram app that offered narcotics, including heroin and opioid pills, for sale, using names including “TMO Drug Menu” and “@IllPhil’s Drug Menu,” according to a criminal complaint filed in the…

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