Virginia Police Nab Suspected Drug Dealer After MySpace Posts Brag About Marijuana Crop

Trolling the Internet is paying off for Suffolk city police.

A man is facing felony drug distribution charges after an investigation that police say started after his brother used his MySpace Web page to boast of their homegrown marijuana crop.

Police say the brother also bragged of the frequency with which both men use marijuana.

Police say 20-year-old Michael Wayne Pilkerton of Suffolk was charged after police used an informant to make three marijuana purchases from him in recent months.

They said the investigation was launched in March after they learned about the MySpace page.

The page's creator — Jonathan Pilkerton — was not mentioned any further in a search warrant filed in Suffolk Circuit Court detailing the investigation last week.

MySpace is owned by News Corp., which is the parent company of